Our instructors have experience in various areas of illustration including; figure drawing, anatomy, comic book art, sketching, portraits, illustration, manga, anime, cartooning, and more.
We provide painting classes in acrylic and watercolor painting as well!
Owner & Instructor at Garden State Art Studio
A life long artist & has been teaching Studio Art for over 20 years.
He is also a professional tattoo artist and commission muralist.
Have a project in mind?
Contact Steve for commission work.
“I love teaching and working with each artist in the studio.”
Moria Peterson Egan
You can most likely find me at the front desk when you come into the studio.
“I love being apart of this legacy with Steve, watching this studio grow has been beyond rewarding.”
Garden State Art Studio Founding Artist
I have been teaching classes since 1997.
I am a certified airbrush teacher. My airbrush students work at a state of the art downdraft ventilation desk. We use iwata airbrushes, Createx paints and color correct lighting.
"Outside of teaching my interest include photography and the guitar. I also do commissioned art work."
Laura has been teaching at Garden State Art Studio for 5 years. She is currently attending Maryland Institute College of Art for her BFA in General Fine arts. She has experience with oil and acrylic painting, pen and ink, charcoal, various printmaking techniques, clay hand building, and other mixed medias.
Her large scale work has been described as loud and energetic when it comes to color and imagery.
“I love teaching and seeing my students grow, it's so exciting to see their skills and ideas develop! I think it is important to encourage students to do what they truly love and not shy away from their out-of-the-box ideas.”
"I'm a sophomore in high school, and I've been coming here since I was 8 years old.
Fine Art has always been apart of my life and I love sharing what I've learned with others."
Mario has a Bachelors of Arts in History from Monmouth University.
"If I'm not drawing at the art studio I'm reading books about history."