Samantha Zahabian: Art

Samantha Zahabian received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is a New York based Fine Artist and Graphic Designer, born and raised on Long Island. She has 7+ years of teaching experience to a wide age range, including toddlers to college level students.

As Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.”  While we all understand the pure joy of creating something, there is also much more to this process than meets the eye. The benefits of art education, specifically visual art education, have been noted in many articles and studies.  When your toddler goes from scribbling aimlessly to focusing on their paper with concentrated marks, they’ve made the connection between their hands and mind. This is the first step in their fine motor skill development. When your five year old mixes paint to create secondary colors, they are participating in an art science. Mistakes may be made and messes will undoubtedly be created, but along the way, your child will learn to think outside the box and follow their intuition. Their confidence will be increased with each piece of artwork created. This will expand their decision making skills, and learn how to express themselves, both visually and verbally. Whether your child is 3 or 10 years old, I will work with each student based on their artistic abilities, and take it to the next level. In this class students will explore a variety of materials, such as clay, water color, acrylic paint, collage, and mixed media.