One River School Staff + Instructors
Director of Education
My love for art began as a child, and before turning this love for art into a career, I practiced creating all throughout primary, and secondary school. As both an artist and art educator, I am excited to be able to work with students of all ages and share my knowledge and experiences.
Favorite Artist: Doug and Mike Starn & Parmigianino
Sight to See: Puerta del Sol, Madrid
Listening to Now: Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, Wale
With a background in music and a passion for community outreach, hailing from Upstate NY, I was drawn to One River’s unique, fun, innovative approach to art making & the energy of the staff. Though I’m not a visual artist, I hope to inspire the next generation of artists through several years of arts administration experience at various cultural and performing arts organizations.
Sight to See: Ottawa, ON, CA & Niagara Falls (NY & Canadian side)
Listening to Now: Gavin DeGraw, Parachute, Jimmy Eat World, Paper Route
Kids Art Instructor
Favorite Artists: Eva Hesse, Bruce Conner, Sheila Hicks, Salvador Dali, Man Ray
Digital Art + Animation Instructor
As a filmmaker and a digital artist my international background has been instrumental in developing a vigorous and entertaining filmmaking style that exhibits my keen appreciation for political, cultural and social diversity.
Favorite Artists: Federico Fellini, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Dupieux
Working on Now: My feature film about two friends that hike the length of Manhattan on a summer night – shot on location in the streets of New York, guerrilla-style.
Adult Art Instructor
Adult Art + Teen Art Instructor
I enjoy painting but always love to explore new mediums and push my work in new directions. Teaching has been my way of giving back my knowledge and experience. What I enjoy most about One River School is that it allows students to explore their creativity while being amongst others who share the same passion and interests.
Favorite Artist: John Singer Sargent & Édouard Manet
Sight to See: Florence Italy & Museo del Prado, Spain
Working on Now: Series of paintings & pastels
Adult Photo + Teen Photography Instructor
Gregory Gentert is a photographer and artist from New Jersey whose work explores themes of time, performance, and body. He mostly photographs dogs, his family, and assorted bric a brac. Much of his work is inspired by music, novels, and his experiences growing up in New Jersey. Teaching has been an ongoing source of inspiration for Gregory and he often draws from his own work to create exciting new activities for students.
Favorite Artist: Torbjorn Rodland
Sight to See: Big Sur
Teen Art + Kids Art Instructor
My greatest joy comes from helping kids and young adults express themselves through art of any kind. It has been my mission to make art education accessible and fun.
Favorite Artists: Mel Kadel, Maurice Sendak, Henri Matisse
Listening to Now: Young the Giant, My Morning Jacket, Billy Joel
Working on Now: Watercolor & ink illustrations
Teen Digital + Teen Photo Instrcutor
As a photographer and an art educator I hope to encourage students to view everyday life as an ongoing artistic process and to question and discover the endless possibilities of art. A major theme in my teaching strategy is life experiences. Being a part of The One River School is incredibly inspirational. I think each individual can bring something new and profound to the art world.
Favorite Artist: Sally Mann
Sight to See: The Great Pyramids of Giza
Listening to Now: Phoenix, Amy Winehouse, Disclosure
Kids Art Instructor
Growing up with a father who is a graphic designer and a mother who loved to make crafts, I have always had a special place for Art in my life. Although I work as an Art teacher in a middle school, teaching at One River School gives me the opportunity to further share my passion in an environment that is truly dedicated to promoting art making as a valuable life experience. My main goal in teaching is to help my students tap into their creativity and find a meaningful place for art in their lives.
Favorite Artists: Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse
Listening to Now: Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men