The Maurice River School


Meet The Instructors

The instructors for the Maurice River School Master Class sessions are all highly regarded professionals who will offer participants group and one-on-one instruction during the week-long course.

Nancy Witt Mulick

Workshop Director/ The Barn Studio Director of Special Programs

Divides her time between New Jersey and Columbus, Ohio. Former Chair of the Wellington School Art Department. She taught hand paper making at Rhode Island School of Design and is a practicing artist working in handmade paper and mixed media. She teaches everything from Drawing to 3-D Design.

Matthew Daniels

Assistant Director of the Maurice River School Workshop. Matthew Daniels teaches art at the Millville Senior High School. Matt holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He spent time working with the renowned Philadelphia Mural Arts Project. Matthew took classes at the Barn as a child and was inspired by Pat and her innate connection with her students through fine arts. He an instructor for the Friday night teenage class. 

Anthony Ciambella

Anthony Ciambella has taught at PAFA for 25 years. He works as a painter, sculptor, photographer and mixed media digital artist. Intrigued by ancient civilizations, ethnology, and rituals, he draws on a wide range of artistic traditions. His awards include several PAFA Fellowship prizes, the Samuel Fleisher Memorial Challenge Award and the 2010 Academy Faculty Development Award. He coordinates PAFA's Anatomy Drawing Program with Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel University. He has exhibited his work on a grand scale and is in many private collections.

Larry Francis

Is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and currently teaches painting at PAFA. His work is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery of Philadelphia. He is the recipient of numerous prizes for painting and his work is in numerous collections including the Noyes museum Collection. His primary painting medium is gouache.

Jill A. Rupinski

Is an Assistant Professor at the Academy, teaching drawing, painting and color. She has a Certificate from the Academy and a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1977. B.F.A. Philadelphia College of Art 1981. Spanish Exchange Program for one month travel in Spain from the Creative Artists Network Philadelphia 1989. Landscapes Oils and Pastels Philadelphia Art Alliance 1996. Lecture: Color-Earth and Prismatic Reading Public Museum 1998. Collections: Colgate University Hamilton NY; Villanova University.

Pat Witt

Pat Witt is the founding painter of the Maurice River School, her vibrant paintings of the marsh lands are legendary in the area. Her work captures the light and color phenomena of the South Jersey atmosphere. She works in a prismatic palette made up of the primary colors and has exhibited throughout the United States and in Paris. She has been the subject of several documentary films on NJNetwork and PBS/NJ.

Patrick Connors

Patrick Connors is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded an Oxford Fellowship in Painting and Anatomy. He currently teaches at the PAFA, New York Academy of Art graduate school and Grand Central Academy of Art. He has lectured at Yale University and is the recipient of numerous awards for painting. He has successfully completed many private and public commissions. 

Bill Ternay

Has had a long and varied career as an illustrator, painter, and teacher in the Greater Delaware Valley. He has taught at University of the Arts, The Mainline Center for the Arts, and was chairman of the Illustration Department at Moore College of Art and Design. Bill is past president of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and has been a guest instructor at The Barn Studio of Art for many years.

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