Tobi Kibel Piatek

Visual Arts Instructor

As an artist, educator, photographer, and designer, Tobi takes special pleasure in combining her skills, expertise, and passion for design – with her love of teaching – to create unique learning experiences designed to build confidence and enhance creative thinking for students who range in age from 5 to 105 years old.

With a degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Tobi’s resume includes teaching creative writing and creative thinking skills to gifted students; writing, editing, and producing The Thinking Teacher, a newsletter to encourage educators to teach as if every child is gifted; developing and teaching courses online and in person; and designing learning tools and materials for students of all ages.

Tobi has been an artist in the schools, an art teacher, a graphic designer, and a digital photographer. She also designed and sold handmade jewelry at the Saturday Market for ten seasons.

Tobi currently uses her time to draw, design, and paint the flowers she sees in her world and in her imagination. As the pandemic has progressed, she finds that teaching Zoom classes for adults and children is a great way to create community as well as encourage the creation of beautiful art.

Some of Tobi’s work: