ABOUT PAINT PAPER PASTE

FOR THE YOUNG AT ART

What started as a family dream has now become a real business!  Opening up just in time for Summer 2021, Paint Paper Paste Art Studio is a brand new family-owned business for the young at art.  

We believe in the power of creativity, the therapeutic nature of visual art, and the importance of self-expression.  We welcome ALL to join us and create together - we offer classes for preschoolers, children, teens, and even adults, as well as summer camps and events.  

Whether you want to master more advanced techniques and skills or simply want an evening of creative expression, we have something to offer you!  

MAUREEN CESARI

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OWNER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

I love art!  I love to make art, and I love to teach art!  I have a passion for building creativity in children.  I believe a passionate child is a happy child and passionate children grow into young adults with confidence and purpose.  

I am a licensed K-12 Art Educator with over 20 years of experience teaching art to children.  I graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Graphic Design, and worked as a graphic designer for several years before taking some time off to start my family.  When my children were young, I began teaching art at St. Francis Preschool where I discovered that my real passion was not just creating art, but giving the gift of creativity and curiosity to young artists.  In 2008, I started teaching after school art classes for students at Magellan Charter School in Raleigh, and worked for 5 years as an elementary school art teacher for The Franciscan School.  Opening my very own children's art studio has been a dream of mine for so long, and I can't wait to share this experience with you all! 

 

NICOLE CESARI LUMLEY

PROGRAM DIRECTOR & EVENTS COORDINATOR

As a former science teacher and daughter of an art teacher, I'm a true believer in the power of hands-on, creative exploration and play.  There are few things more magical than the type of learning that happens when children are able to experiment and play in a nurturing, creative environment. 

 

I'm a licensed and National Board Certified science teacher with five years of teaching experience in Wake County Public Schools and almost 15 years of teaching experience as a dance teacher and summer camp instructor.  I graduated from Elon University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow with a degree in Middle Grades Education.  My goal and passion as an educator is to help students develop into independent, curious, and inquisitive learners.  I believe in a whole-child approach to teaching and education, and that learning should be fun, authentic, and engaging!  I can't WAIT to join forces with my mom to bring S.T.E.A.M. opportunities to the children and families at Paint Paper Paste!