Take Part In Art

Take Part In Art

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2 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

TakePartinART, (www.takepartinart.weebly.com)

Lisa Lynne Cangemi, like every human being, was born an ARTIST with the ability to EXPRESS. Cangemi, born in 1963, is a native to Long Island.
At the age of 3, went for art education at the 5 Towns Music & Art Foundation in Cedarhurst. The Cangemi family members were creative people, with art knowledge & a flare for color. Cangemi’s sensative nature kept her on the ART road, to draw, paint, and to play with color and express.

Cangemi excelled with ARTS, and continued her studies at The School of Viual Arts in Manhattan in 1981. She double-majored in Graphic Design & Illustration, studied pyschology, cartooning & anima on & film.
Cangemi began her Graphic Design company in 1985, C&C Graphic Design, worked
out of Richmond Hill, Queens, and Lynbrook.
Cangemi has won over 4 dozen National Graphic Design awards, and over a dozen professional Photography Awards in the Art Direction field.

Cangemi continued her studies to earn her MFA in Art & Art Therapy between 2007-2009.

Cangemi’s love for ‘POSITIVELY EXPRESSING’ through VISUAL ART has kept her involved in painting and creating. She began exhibiting with art leagues in 1991.
She is the President of TriCounty Artists of Long Island, and an ac ve member of Long Beach
Art League, and TriCounty Artists of Long Island. Cangemi has won over 3 dozen fine-art awards.

Cangemi later went back to NYU and SVA to complete her MFA in Graphic Design, Art Therapy. Cangemi became an adjunct college professor in 2002. She has taught at various colleges in New York State and Long Island. Cangemi is ADOBE Certified, and has taught numerous Graphic Design courses, B&W Photography, Art History, Color Theory. She was honored in 2006 and 2007, with an Alpha Beta Kappa Award for being one of the top 10 teachers Nationally, teaching the subject of graphic design and art, what her profession is.

She has also been recognized in 2016 and 2017 for Women in the Arts Nassau County Award, and is and has been listed in America's Who's Who categories thru various companies for over 30 years.

Cangemi currently, and for the past 10 years has conducted art therapy classes with children and seniors. She continues to exhibit, teach, and work with seniors with art. She has also established various creative businesses in the arts, including Take Part in Art,

Hooked on the Heels, Total Chaos T Shirts, and Expressive Messages.

Her fine art website is www.canofgems.weebly.com

PO BOX 275 Mineola, NY 11501

Direct Cell Number: 516-633-6036

Email: [email protected]

I have a PASSION for VISUAL EXPRESSION, and to see others learn to express IDEAS and FEELINGS, and developing learned techiques. To see young people learn they have the ability to 'DO ART WORK' without feeling they can't. I use my knowledge and understanding of human psychology to gentle and patiently get to see what each student is about and treat them as individuals. From that, I see what their needs and wants are, as to what they want to learn, and see them learn they have grat abilities to create beautiful and meaningful pieces of art work. I also believe in letting them learn to build their knowledge, as well as CONFIDENCE, and never to 'compare themselves' to others, but to see themselves (and understand themselves) as INDIVIDUALS.

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Mineola, NY 11501
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8 Reviews


  • Donna Voss-Costa

  • Betty Iaconetti

    Lisa Cangemi is my art teacher. I really enjoy her classes and she knows that I enjoy painting. She is such a pleasure to see every week at my class and she so helpful and give great advice on how to make my work the best it can be...

  • Barbara Brown-Lax

    It has given me a broader knowledge of art and the concept of different ways to achieve your goal in the world of painting.

  • Arlene Tarentino

    Patient, very explanatory step by step, and she completely explained everything and made perfect sense!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Finding out if they've had any experience using mediums, if so , what mediums, what subject matters are the used to, and what subject matters do they like. I need to always find out experiences they have begun with (if any) which helps me zero in on filling in their collective knowledge bucket, and making sure they begin with knowing basics about color, tools, techniques, blending of paints, letting them do trial texting of brushes, paints, mediums to get them comfortable. Very important to have students be comfortable with themselves, and to build their confidence level

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

ALL of my college and Masters studies are all ART related, and Graphic design/ illutsration, film/ cartooning... all visiual arts. Then using the visual arts and relating them to one another, bringing the use of different visual arts together, for example, graphic design using photograhpy, and illustration. Using a collection of art types and film making and cartooning. I have worked with man y professional teams thru my college years into my professinoal art career.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Illustration Classes Photography Classes