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Maxine Nodel

Maxine Nodel is an award-winning professional visual artist and award-winning arts educator with over 35 years of experience educating thousands of children, teens, and adults in the arts.

Maxine is the retired NYC Bronx Principal of a unique, art high school she created in 2003 with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The school received the 2009 Lincoln Center Institute 1st-Place Award for Most Imaginative Curriculum in NYC. In 2006, Maxine was nominated to be a Columbia Teachers College Cahn Fellow Distinguished Principal after being identified as one of the top 2% of effective Principals in NYC. – In 1995, she received Teacher of the Year Award in NYC for her creative approach to incorporating the arts across all content areas. – Maxine first began teaching art at Cooper Union where she taught Illustration and painting to NYC public school students on Saturdays.

Maxine Received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College where she studied writing privately with Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg.

Maxine is also a poet and published author and has written and sold educational lyrics for the Children’s Television Workshop. – Currently, Maxine teaches drawing, design, and painting classes at the National Art League in Douglaston, NY and is an artist member of the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, the Queen City 15 Gallery in Poughkeepsie, and the Edward Hopper House Art Center where she was Artist of the Month and invited to give a public art talk about her unique design-based drawing in 2018. – Most recently, Maxine’s landscape art received an extensive review by Italian art critic, Ippolita Sicoli on the Italian Arts Journal,

As Maxine currently exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally, she continues to enjoy sharing her instructional expertise by coaching and supporting dedicated arts educators of all levels.


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