"The Art Studio NY
is one of New York's
true delights, a welcoming
environment, and an amazing
place to learn & let your
creative spirit soar."
Educational Director/Kids & Adult Art Teacher
Sophia Spector is an artist, educator, and wholehearted believer that everyone has something to gain from the arts. Sophia treasures the expressive, unpredictable, and cathartic moments that unfold through art-making. Her passion is sharing and fostering these moments with her students of all ages. Whether her students seek technical skills, an outlet for creative self expression, or simply want to explore a new hobby, Sophia is delighted to support their endeavors.Through her extremely warm, empathetic, and engaging personality, Sophia’s art students feel encouraged and inspired to create meaningful works of art. Total beginners in Sophia’s art classes consistently share that their fear of making art quickly disappears due to Sophia’s calming, upbeat, and non-judgmental teaching style.
Sophia’s own art is inspired by the shared experiences of her friends and loved ones. She enjoys capturing moments in time and also relishes the joy of moving paint around the canvas to imitate light, life, and emotion.
Sophia has been drawing and painting from a young age. She graduated with honors, with a BA in Fine Arts, from Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania. With a concentration in drawing and painting, she also enjoyed opportunities to study ceramics, metal sculpting, printmaking, and art history.
Sophia’s love for art education was sparked by her role as Studio Assistant for Gettysburg College’s Drawing Department. As a recipient of the acclaimed art fellowship at the Corcoran Museum of Art and Design, in Washington, D.C, Sophia continued to hone her skills as an Art Educator. Sophia continued on to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the College of New Rochelle, in New York.Sophia has since taught art to students of all ages, preschool through senior citizens, and enjoyed the honor of DREAM Charter School’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Sophia works with a wide variety of schools and program centers throughout the New York Metropolitan Area to bring The Art Studio NY’s award-winning art program to locations citywide for kids, adults, and senior citizens alike.