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Our Team



Geoff Byrne earned his BFA at Alfred University in New York and MFA in photography from Washington University in St. Louis.  Living along the east coast from Rhode Island to Washington DC and now in Savannah, Geoff incorporates diverse teaching experiences.  His lifelong career as an art educator developed his understanding of how to bring out the best in each student's work. 



Parker Fariello is from New Jersey and is a current sophomore at SCAD. He is studying to get his BFA in painting, and later plans to get his MFA to teach higher education. Parker has been creating art for as long as he can remember and now mainly paints and draws with pen. He also loves exploring new materials!  Outside of creating art Parker spends time with friends, loves nature, reading and listening to music. Throughout his life Parker attended art classes and camps that shaped him in to the artist he is today which inspires him to do the same for others.

I loved having opportunities to work with Parker in the Summer Seminars where I could see his great work with color and figure painting-Paige



Armando Nieto is an artist from Caracas, Venezuela, and stands as an accomplished artist. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Armando's artistic journey began in his childhood when he crafted small clay sculptures, he continued to engage with art, mastering the use of diverse materials such as watercolors, art markers, acrylics, charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, and digital illustration. Throughout his college experience, Armando showcased remarkable talent and a solid grasp of various illustration techniques.  He draws from the realms of fantasy and science fiction literature, art movements, and his cultural traditions.  Armando holds a strong desire to share his artistic wisdom with aspiring artists. He eagerly looks forward to guiding his future students to develop their artistic skills, particularly for those aiming to have a career as a professional artist.



Paige earned her MAAE at George Washington Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC.  She is now in the MFA painting program at SCAD with thesis painting series about Savannah Squares & teaching art too!  Paige shares her love of storytelling and nature in her work. Paige loves to point out the possibilities of materials with students in guiding each artist to create with skill, self-expression and connection. 



Caroline Schwalbe is currently studying biology and chemistry at Georgia College but has always had a love for art and working with children. Throughout her high school career, she’s taken three art courses: Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, and Pottery & Sculpture. Caroline spends most of her time watching kids, teaching art, or working with animals. On her free time, Caroline enjoys being with her family and friends in the sun! She loves the outdoors and the peace & creativity it brings. Caroline always loves spending her time working with kids to help them learn and grow with their art skills.

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