As a child, Sasha identified as an artist, mostly because her elementary school art teacher told her she was...and this connection with creating (as contrived as it began) led her down a path of exploring materials and methods in an effort to develop her skills, observe the world around her and innovate! Sasha got her Bachelor's degree in Sculpture and French at Washington University in St. Louis, then a Master's degree in Art Education at the School of Visual Arts, then taught in every setting you can imagine the tri-state area of NYC has to offer! Finally, she created Scribble. She lives on a farm with her husband and newest Scribbler, little Harrison.
David is a globe-trotting serial entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for the arts. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his business ventures have spanned hospitality, education, consumer products, and technology. He is a classically-trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist, and formerly led an innovative free academy for homeless youth and young adults in Hollywood that used the visual and performing arts to help an at-risk population develop the critical life skills necessary to transition into self-sufficient lives. The creativity, joy and camaraderie found in the Scribble community is a source of continuous inspiration to him.
Julianne grew up in Vermont but looking for a change of pace, moved to New York City to attend Manhattan College where she received a BA in Communications and double minored in Art History and Digital Design. Since graduating, she worked with children and three years ago joined the Scribble Team. Over time she worked her way from an Assistant Teacher to Program Director. Her passion for Scribble is fueled by her belief in the philosophy that the environment of the art studio creates a community inside and outside of it's walls. She believes that as teachers, the art studio is our greatest tool to create thoughtful, curious and creative members of society who will ultimately better our future.
Lizzie joined the Scribble team in 2015 after nearly 15 years of working in museums both great and small. Originally trained as an archaeologist, she holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and a Master’s degree in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University. Her adventures have taken her from the jungles of Belize, to the remote corners of Hawaii and the bustling streets of Vietnam. She lives in Riverdale with her chihuahua, Ivan, husband, John, and two avid scribblers, Audrey & Clark.
Sioux is a classically trained actress with a BA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech. She has performed and taught theatre in New York City and regional theatres throughout the country. Sioux came to Scribble via two paths: a lifelong love of art and art-making, and her kids! She is one of the original "Scribble parents" and is thrilled to be able to share the Scribble process and philosophy with so many other children. One of the best parts of her job teaching our MiniScribblers is that she gets to witness the FIRST TIME for so many things: exploration leading to discoveries! She sees it as a privilege. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
ASHLEY SEIL SMITH
Ashley joined the Scribble team in 2016 and works as a freelance illustrator, painter, and printmaker in addition to teaching adult classes with Scribble. She grew up on a small ranch in Texas before earning a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology and then a Master's degree in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Since then she's had the privilege of working with Google, Amazon, Saks 5th Ave, NYU, Forbes, GQ, and a number of other large and small clients on illustration and design projects. Ashley has studied and drawn around the world, but most enjoys working in her studio in the lower Hudson valley with her two dogs by her side. She lives in Manhattan with her menagerie of pets and husband, Nate.
Natasha Hesketh graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Psychology. Since then, she has been seeking ways to intertwine both passions and explore how the brain works through creating art. Teaching art is endlessly rewarding and inspiring for Natasha. Her favorite parts include: having engaging discussions with curious kids, advocating for small artists making creative decisions and solving difficult problems, and the bit where they've learned to clean up for themselves so she doesn't have to. The Scribble community continues to provide Natasha with a wealth of empowering role models, talented artists to admire, and good friends.
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Hana received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art. After graduating, she worked as a mold maker and sculptor for a Brooklyn based artist. She has taught sculpture classes for adults and worked for several daycares in New York and Tokyo. She currently resides in Inwood sculpting and painting in her free time.