About Renaissance in Millburn, NJ
Renaissance Art School was opened in 1989 by Patricia Navarino. While Patricia was an art teacher in the Millburn Public School System, she found that her students needed more time and one on one assistance to cultivate their craft. She developed a free form curriculum where the younger students would be in control of their creations, while the older students could concentrate on the ever important portfolio development. This educator's goals included the transference of her love of art, combined with an individualized program of curriculum and instruction.
Patricia's little studio in Millburn has grown over the years. Renaissance Art School has developed programs in educational and visual arts enhancement. A graphic arts program was developed and recently a 3D art program has been added to the wide array of disciplines that are offered. We now have five certified art teachers on staff who have been hand picked for their individualized excellence and their expertise in the field of visual arts. All of the teachers work with each student to develop an individual curriculum which suits the students needs and will enhance their experience.
Renaissance Art School has helped students develop a different understanding of life, through art, and has assisted students in receiving Scholarships to world renowned colleges and universities, such as Cornell University, Parsons The New School For Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Moore College of Art, Savannah College of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and Pratt Institute just to name a few.
Renaissance Art School will continue to put the student first. Our chief goal is to broaden the horizons and open up the minds of young people through visual arts and education.
Meet Our Team
Rebecca attended Tufts University and the Art Institute of Boston. She is the daughter of Patricia Navarino and has been involved in various forms of art throughout her life. Rebecca has been employed at Renaissance Art School in many different capacities, which include teaching, consulting, advertising and scheduling. Her experience enabled her in 2008, to become the business administrator for Renaissance Art School.
Chris graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a BA in Graphic Design, He is an Art Therapy instructor at T.L.C. in Ramsey, New Jersey and a graphic/web designer at Mastermind Multimedia. Chris is a freelance artist and designer. He is a professional educator for the Newark Public School System. Chris has been a teacher at Renaissance Art School since 2002.
Adam is the award winning illustrator of sixteen books for children and numerous periodicals, as well as senior lecturer at the University of the Arts and Passaic County Community College. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and he is career artist and educator. Adam teaches traditional drawing skills and a broad range of painting media. His work, resume and contact information can be viewed at: AdamGustavson.blogspot.com Adam has been a teacher at Renaissance Art School since 2003.
Tim has a BA in Fine Art/Art Education from Kean University. He attended Pratt Institute as an Illustration major. Tim has been an Art Educator at Westfield High School since 2005. He teaches Portfolio Development as well as a wide array of visual arts. Tim has been a teacher at Renaissance Art School since 2005.
Kim graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology earning a BFA in Graphic Design. After working as a Graphic Designer at an advertising and branding firm, she went back to school to complete her Master's Degree in Art Education at Montclair State University. She has been an Art Educator since 2009 with experience in teaching all grades from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. She specializes in portfolio development. Kim has been a teacher at Renaissance In Learning since 2009.