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 Ashley & Hannah met in graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University. After becoming fast friends through their love of art education, they realized they made a great team professionally. They presented together at the New York City Art Teachers Association Conference, worked together to run Art In The Park, a summer art program at Riverside Park, and collaborated constantly in their planning at their separate schools in which they began their careers as art educators.  Through their experiences, Ashley and Hannah saw first hand how the arts can positively impact the culture of an entire community. They started dreaming of starting their own business as a way to bring art education to their community in their own way. Art Strong was founded based on a shared love of the arts, process based art making, and getting messy! Through our many classes, camps, and events held at Plaxall Gallery and around LIC, Ashley and Hannah are ecstatic to be opening up their very own studio in the neighborhood in June 2021. We can’t wait to create art with you there!