Denise Manara 

 

Is our Head Art Instructor and Owner.

She graduated from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New

York.

A mural artist for over 30 years, her work can be seen at our store but also in many homes and businesses in Florida.

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 our Calliope Street Logo and some of her original works as well as signed prints are displayed  and available for purchase in our boutique.

                          

Marina Fantinel

 Self-defined a "Mutt", originally from Argentina, Marina comes from a home where French, Italian and Spaniard traditions co-existed bringing along the love for art, music, food and of course, wine.  With a degree in Music Therapy from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires where she was assistant professor in the Social Psychology Department until she emigrated to The United States, she combines her passion for Jazz, the visual arts, and her quirky accent to make classes fun, entertaining and a complete learning experience.

When she is not painting goofy creatures, she plays music, freelance writes in Spanish, spend time with her pets and eats lots of pasta.