Denise Manara 


Is our Head Art Instructor and Owner.

She graduated from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New

York, applying her talents to sharing art with anyone who asks.


She races cars, trains world class athletes, scuba dives, goes skydiving, mountain climbing, runs with bulls, fights with pirates. She has been doing all of these wondrous things for years through the magic of a paint brush!

And she believes through art, anyone can do it!.


She brings her expertise, experience and love for the arts to Calliope Street with classes that are fun, relaxed and accessible without any previous training.  

She has designed and painted the labels for our exclusive Winey Wench line of wines. Some of her original works as well as signed prints and bottles

are displayed in the boutique.