Currently an art teacher, artist, and father, Thomas Cleveland fell in love with drawing and painting through trips to our amazing local art museums. He earned his bachelor’s degree in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Tom has taught ages and skill levels of all kinds. His focus is on distilling drawing and painting into simple, fun steps that anyone could learn. Once a foundation is in place, paintings take on a life of their own. It is a joy to see each individual’s world open up on a canvas at VisArts.