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Faculty

TOM DE VITA was born in Queens, New York. He is an academically trained artist. He received his Bachelor Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, from St. John's University, in New York, and his Master of Fine Arts from Miami International University of Art & Design, in Miami, FL.

He exhibits locally and nationally, and is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Allied Artist Fellowship, exhibited a solo exhibition at The Lee Wagener Art Gallery at The Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport in 2013, and is The Artist in Residence for the City of Pembroke Pines, for 2014-2015. He is a professor of art at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Barry University, and Broward College, teaching painting, drawing, and design.

LYNDA DE VITA was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1989, Lynda moved to New York City and attended Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Illustration. After graduating in 1994, she moved to South Beach, Florida and worked as freelance Illustrator and Designer.

In 2007, Lynda received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Marywood University, PA. Currently she is a full-time instructor of Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration, at Ai\Miami International University of Art & Design.

Lynda creates Fashion Illustrations, Fashion Designs, Illustrations for children's books and magazines, Murals and Fine Art. She is a member of Fashion Group International and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She has illustrations published in magazines and greeting cards. 

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GUEST FACULTY

JON HUNT works in both traditional and digital media for book jackets, storyboards & concept art, collectible card games, role playing manuals, music videos, and magazines.

He is a freelance illustrator for Frombie, designing collectible toys, comics, pins, poster and more. In addition to his freelance work, Jon has developed his own line of creepy character pins called EEPz. 

Jon teaches Watercolor Techniques and Fantasy & Science Fiction Art.