Born into a family of artists (fine artists, musicians, performers). Have been raised with and inspired by the arts my whole life, and love to share my passion with others!
Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design on a full tuition merit scholarship.
15+ years as professional visual artist. Exhibit internationally, artwork is part of public / private collections. Recipient of multiple art grants and fellowships, including FL State Individual Artist Fellowship, 2008.
15+ years as professional union actress (SAG-AFTRA since 2003). Performed as Principal Actress in 18 union TV commercials, 5 theater plays, and 4 films.
15+ years as an art professor. Teach foundation drawing, photography, portrait study, pastels, mixed media. Also teach drama, theater, and improv classes. Experience includes: adjunct drawing teacher at Miami Dade College since 2002, invited photography professor at Penland School of Crafts in NC, director of photography department at a charter art school, invited lecturer at University of Miami's art and art history department and at FIU's honors program.
I love sharing what I know and inspiring others to see the world a little different. I believe art is connected to the soul and we are all naturally creative beings who need to nourish that part of ourselves.
I look forward to sharing my talents with you!
The entire experience was transformational! Under Maritza Molina's expert teaching ability, I progressed from complete novice to accomplished artist. Her method of instruction and demo followed by student's practice and constructive critique was instrumental in my foundational drawing progress. Not only is Maritza an extremely gifted artist, she has the added talent of being able to patiently share, coach and encourage all her students at their various levels. It was truly a pleasure being one of her students. I credit her with awakening in me a talent I did not think possible!
Back in 2013 I took two art classes from Maritza Molina. Basic and advanced drawing. Ms Molina is a talented artist and excellent teacher. She has great credentials being a graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. From her I learned good drawing techniques which I apply to my daily work as an artist. I learned about the concepts of form, contour drawing, spatial relationship, positive and negative space, value, shading, etc. Also the more advanced subjects of foreshortening, perspective, still life and portraits. The material presented in class was reinforced by sensible homework. Ms Molina was always prepared, well organized and on time. She’s a cheerful person and very enthusiastic about art. She was a force in motivating her students. I benefited from taking her class and the knowledge I gained is extensive. She’s one of the best teachers I ever had,
Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design on a full tuition merit scholarship. Major: Photography. Minor: Drawing, Fine Arts.
Have been a SAG-Union actress since 2003. Have had principal roles in over 15 National TV commercials, theater, and film.