My name is Krista Simcoe, and I am the owner and instructor at Riverside Art Studio. I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a Masters in Art Education from Kean University. I am a certified art teacher in the state of New Jersey and was a public school art teacher for 15 years.


Riverside Art Studio is the result of a longtime dream of mine to have a studio where kids, families and community can come together and have a true artistic experience. A place where kids are allowed to create without restrictions. I wanted to provide a space for kids to enjoy the process of art-making and experiment with art materials and processes, igniting the creative spark and placing kids on the road to becoming makers and creators.