Lauren Belcastro

Lauren is a contemporary Long Island Artist specializing in painting and drawing. She graduated from Stony Brook University with her Fine Arts Degree and a minor in Art History in 2014. Lauren has attended a painting marathon at the New York Studio School in New York City in June 2015 and also studied at the Mt. Gretna School of Art, an intensive program in Pennsylvania, where she painted in the landscape for six weeks in the summer of 2014. Through her work, Lauren expresses the connection and unity she feels with animals and in nature. With this expression, she encourages a dialog between humanity and their environment

Sam Hansen

Sam began as a portfolio student with us in her last year of high school. She volunteered at the studio during that time and we had the pleasure of getting to know her. Sam currently studied fine art at FIT in NYC and is an assistant art teacher during the summers. 

Meet our Teachers:

Robyn Russillo

Robyn is a trained scientific illustrator who teaches Adult Illustration classes here at the studio. 

Lauren Heller

Lauren s a NYS Certified Art Teacher with a Master's degree in Art Education. Lauren specializes in ceramics and polymer clay. She teaches children's classes here at the studio

Meet Michelle and Stelios
Michelle and stelios had the wonderful opportunity to purchase Studio E Art Classes LLC in 2012 after Michelle had taught for the previous owner for several years. Michelle has a Master's Degree in Art Education and is a Professionally Licensed Art Teacher in NY State. She oversees all children's programs that run in the studio to ensure that students receive the highest quality and standard of education. 


Stelios has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from SUNY Stony Brook and has completed an artist residency at Chataqua Institute. 


Stelios and Michelle met in 2005 while studying illustration together with the late illustrator, Jeffrey K. Fisher. Michelle and Stelios began exhibiting their artwork together in 2008 and have had several dual exhibitions. For a full list of exhibits and credentials please click here.

Baby Beep

Meet our newest teacher in training, baby Beep! Baby beep is Stelios and Michelle's new addition and can be found exclusively at Studio E!

Hanorah Gholam

Hanorah began her journey with us as a dedicated intern. She recently graduated with a degree in art education and now assists us during classes at the studio.

Kat Kaiser

Kat began teaching at the studio in 2014. She is a fine art graduate and is now continuing her education by attending a Master's degree program in Art Education. Kat teaches children's classes at the studio.