Susan Hodara has been writing memoir for over 15 years and teaching it since 2003. Her work has been published in many literary journals and anthologies and as a freelance journalist and editor her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times and Communication Arts. With a BA from Harvard University and a MA from Columbia University, she is Consulting Editor for Davler Media, the publisher of parenting newspapers.
Ms. Kaufman has created murals and award winning exhibitions for children's museums, historical societies, businesses and private homes. Most recently she completed a 15 ft mural commissioned for the lobby of the Scarsdale Jewish Community Center. For the past 20 years, Ms. Kaufman has taught drawing and painting to students ranging in age from 7- 70 years. Currently, she is the Coordinator of Art School Programs at the JCC of Mid-Westchester where she teaches Life Drawing and is the curator of their gallery.
Marygrace Killip received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1991. She began her career in the fashion industry, designing handbags for major department stores and also worked as a freelance artist.Marygrace began teaching art in after-school enrichment programs. Her classes are well received and have developed a following of students interested in art.