The Snyder Academy has an Art Studio that is made available to artists and students in and around Elizabeth.
Rafael Rodriguez – Artist in Residence
“You would never think that this is the 6th landscape painted by Thomas McClay one of my beginning students. It is a wonderful exercise of a forest beginning to experience the onset of fall. When you contemplate the painting you’re able to feel the atmosphere and the time of day. Look closely and you may feel that you’re in an environment in the late afternoon. In teaching Thomas, I explained to him the importance of atmosphere. I also talked to him about Turners work where he focused on the weather to express the feeling and meaning of his work. Thomas is showing much promise and we at RVAS [Rafael’s Visual Arts Studio] expect even greater things from his creativity.” – Rafael Rodriguez via Facebook.com