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The Artist that started it all


Founder and Art Director, Roseli Peña is recognized for her extensive training and knowledge in a vast array of techniques and specialties. Roseli began formal training at a young age and continued on to pursue her artistic passion earning multiple degrees including Fine Arts, Art History, and Interior Design. Her personal and professional devotion to the world of art ignited her desire to build a foundation where artist of all kind in our community can expand their creativity.


 "Art is the song of my heart."

By Roseli Pena

The Art Instructors

Mrs. Silvia Teixeira

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Long Island, New York, Silvia develop a unique love for art that would never leave her side. In her community at an early age, Silvia was an active member of Latin Satin, a non profit organization that visited children's hospitals and entertained  kids with latin culture dances. In school she was involved in the Spanish, Art and Drama Club.


After graduating high school as the Senior Artist of the Year, Silvia moved to Miami, Florida  to study Fine Arts. In 2008 Silvia Teixeira received her bachelor's degree in visual arts and entertainment from Ai Miami International University of Art and Design. Her studies concentrated in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Her love for different cultures took Silvia to China, among other countries, where she experienced raw and pure traditions.


In Miami, Silvia is an active contemporary artist who has worked in murals and sand castle competitions to promote the arts and assisted artist Spencer Tunick in a special photography art instillation for the Sagamore Hotel. Silvia enjoys being a mentor to children and adults and is currently an Art Instructor at Priscilla & Tiffany's Art Corp."Art has given me the chance to speak my emotions soundless. My work speaks of me, every experience, life changes, success and failures. What the world around us makes of ourselves and not what we make of it


Mr. Michael Ferret

Michael Ferret's journey is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of art. Graduating with a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida, his early beginnings in Newark, New Jersey, hinted at a passion for creativity that would define his life's work. During his time at the university, Michael honed his skills and knowledge, laying the foundation for his future endeavors. 


His travels to Europe following graduation provided him with a deeper understanding of art history and a profound appreciation for impressionism, which would later influence his own artistic style. When Michael moved to Miami, FL, he was immersed in the rich tapestry of art and culture that the city has to offer, and he discovered a passion for teaching.


His ability to connect with students and ignite their own artistic sparks is a testament to his talent and dedication. Michael's love and skill for various mediums, including charcoal, acrylics, oils, and others, encompass a wide range of artistic expression. His mastery of these mediums allows him to create artworks that are not only visually stunning but also emotionally resonant, capturing the essence of his subjects with remarkable depth and detail.


Today, Michael's impact is felt far beyond the confines of his classroom. Through his guidance and mentorship, he helps young artists unlock their potential, encouraging them to explore their creativity and embrace their unique voices.

Ms. Cristina Mondragon

Born and raised in Miami, Cristina Mondragon cannot recall a time she was not creating art. Ms. Cristina stated, “I’m just a kid that never grew up. I am a self-taught artist but my family is crafty and very supportive, that I am grateful for.” The oldest of eight she has been producing art her whole life, always working hard whether it be in the class or at home. It wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she finally made the choice to study Visual Arts at Miami International University of Art & Design.


She wasted no time in enrolling and began pursuing her bachelor’s degree. Once in college she discovered a love for other mediums such as pastels, oils, acrylics and ceramics. She enters every new lesson with the dedication to perfect the techniques of each medium. Her work has developed from black and white drawings of animals and still lives to new experimentation of traditional techniques. She is continuously exploring and evolving her personal style.


Her style is versatile ranging from realism and mural making to cartoon illustrations and body painting. Cristina is always on the go with her art making whether it is in the studio, freelance work or performing at live painting at events in Miami. She is enthusiastic to apply all that she has learned throughout her years of art education at Priscilla & Tiffany’s. She feels as though she finally has found the perfect space where she can cultivate the artistic abilities of young artist as well as her own. She hopes to keep working with kids, building and growing as an artist.

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Ms. Ana Vasquez Velazco

Ana Vasquez's journey is one of remarkable talent and dedication to the arts. Born in Cuba, she embarked on her artistic journey at the prestigious San Alejandro School of Arts. There, she honed her skills and passion, ultimately receiving her degree in Fine Arts. Ana's commitment to excellence was recognized when she was awarded the "Diploma de Oro" and honored as the Top Student in her graduating class.


Her dedication to her craft was further evident as she not only excelled academically but also shared her knowledge by teaching art classes to students during the summer. Upon moving to Miami, she continued to pursue her love for art and teaching, inspiring a new generation of artists. Her talent knows no bounds, as she is proficient in various mediums, including charcoal, acrylics, oils, and digital art.


Ana's work is distinguished by its unique style, showcasing her creativity and skill in captivating ways. Ana's fascination with abstract impressionism also adds a layer of complexity and depth to her work. Her journey is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance in the pursuit of artistic excellence. Her impact as an artist and educator continues to inspire those around her, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of art.

Ms. Barbara Pecorelli

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Barbara discovered her great passion for art at age of 3 years old when she first saw her mother sitting in the kitchen table painting sunflowers on old T-shirts. After that day, she experienced the great value of art and which caused her to pursue a path in the art field. She grew up going for extracurricular art classes until she graduated from high school.


From there, she decided to go to school in Caracas for Business and Administrations for Graphic Design Industries, after 4 years of study, the country Venezuela began having many riots and strikes making it impossible for her to continue her studies. This situation influenced the decision to leave the country and travel to Italy where she had the opportunity to study painting.


After a year she moved to Miami, FL where she finally pursued her true passion to become an artist. Barbara got her BFA in AI Miami International University of Art and Design where she discovered her great talent for sculpting, illustrating while perfecting her skills in painting, digital art and design, photography and drawing. Barbara hopes to continue her studies for a Master in Fine Arts in the near future where her final goal is to teach at a university level.

Ms. Lorena Barreneche

Lorena’s artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Subjects like GMOs (genetically modified organisms), animal rights, media corruption, beauty products toxicity and plastic surgery are very common. Although the subjects are very strong there is always sweetness, humor and hope. There is a feeling of “sweet and sour”. Unusual color combinations or juxtaposed objects also create this contradicting feeling.


While she uses a variety of materials and processes in each project her concept is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Inspiration comes from videos, news, stand-up comedy, and current feelings. In digital art and paintings the backgrounds are very plain and a lot of attention is created to the main focus.


She loves simplicity. Hyperbole's, symbolism, sweetness and humor are usually present.  Lorena is an artist that wants to create awareness, impact communities and make people see life different. A life with a lot of possibilities thanks to creativity.

Mr. Jomar Higuerey

Born in the city of Miami Beach in 1967 and  educated and raised in Venezuela, Jomar's passion for the arts began at an early age. During his childhood his first drawings reveal the artist born within him, demonstrating his versatility  in many different artistic mediums.


To further develop his talent and creativity, Jomar Higuerey attended art school in 1988 where he excelled as a graphic designer and received significant influences on his work. In 1999 his interest in photography led him to pursue further studies.


In 2006 he began to share his knowledge in a prestigious art academy demonstrating his role as guardian. In 2009 he traveled to Europe where he studied and explored new techniques in the College of Fine Arts in Rome. On his journey, he discovered the art of collage and the world of puppetry. Currently located in Miami, Jomar is in his full artistic maturity, painting and developing new art projects.

Mr. John F. Kelly

John Kelly was born in Philadelphia where he has been drawing and painting ever since a young age. Ironically, John failed art from 3rd to 6th grade, but that did not discourage him. He continued his studies at Miami Dade College and Florida International University where he was able to further develop his bohemian and impressionist style. John has a great appreciation of what is simple yet beautiful in life and nature, with much love and dedication to art.


He was able to further express his skills by becoming a tattoo artist. John has worked on several murals in Key West where he also painted a large taxidermy. He has also been involved in a variety of Art shows such as “Off Beat” and in a painting-life theater where he performed an impromptu. John Kelly has been an art instructor at Priscilla & Tiffany’s Art Corp. for nine years where he has taught a variety of techniques and styles.


He has inspired many of his students with his work, leaving an imprint on them that they will hold forever. Director, Roseli Peña, believes that John Kelly has a very extraordinary talent in teaching Art; his personality, experience, and talent is reflected in his teachings and work, making him a special contribution to the academy.

Front Desk Manager & Assistant to the Director


Ms. Gabriella Samper

Gabriella Samper is the Front Desk Manager and Assistant to the Director at our esteemed art academy. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Florida International University, she embodies a deep-rooted commitment to the students and the vibrant world of art. Gabriella's role extends beyond administration; it is a seamless fusion of organizational and artistic work.


Her days are a canvas of tasks, where she orchestrates operations with precision, ensuring that every student's journey through our academy is not just seamless but also profoundly inspiring. Her keen eye for detail and her ability to manage multiple responsibilities effortlessly make her an extraordinary asset.


Gabriella's passion for the arts is not just evident in her work but also in her unwavering dedication to the students' artistic growth. Her warm demeanor and unwavering commitment create a welcoming environment that nurtures creativity and encourages artistic exploration. In every stroke of her work, Gabriella embodies the essence of our academy's mission - to inspire, to create, and to transform. Her journey with us is not just a testament to her skills but also a celebration of her deep-seated passion for the arts.

Front Desk Associate & Social Media Coordinator

Ms. Alina Pino

Alina Pino is the Front Desk Associate and Social Media Coordinator at our art academy; she is a beacon of creativity and inspiration. Currently pursuing her degree in Interior Design, Alina's passion for the arts permeates every aspect of her work. Her role extends far beyond her title.


While she excels as our Social Media Coordinator, her dedication to our students and the artistic environment goes much deeper.


As our Social Media Coordinator, Alina curates a digital space that not only showcases the talent within our academy but also serves as a platform for artistic expression and exploration. Her creative vision is evident in every post and video, each one a testament to her dedication to promoting the arts.


Alina is also a vital part of our front desk team, where she ensures that every student feels welcomed and valued. Her passion for creating a positive atmosphere doesn't stop there. Alina also assists the director in setting up still lifes and creating a studio environment that nurtures creativity and artistic growth. Her attention to detail and her commitment to excellence are evident in every task she undertakes. Her passion for the arts and her commitment to excellence inspires to reach greater heights of creativity and innovation.

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