Meet Yvonne Fasciale! To register interest in her art classes, click here.
For as long as I can remember, I have drawn and painted. But it was only until I stumbled upon the world of collage that I found my calling as an artist! Beginning with stacks of art supply catalogs, I started to use different images and techniques to create collages about inspiration and creativity. Slowly my artistic style was born. I didn’t want to make art to match the couch, or produce cookie-cutter portraits. I began creating pieces with meaning and purpose that I felt connected to personally.
I began to research my family heritage and found myself creating a watercolor map of Italy, exploring all the wonderful things about that country, and in the process, the concept of a “Heritage Map” was born. I then began representing other places around the world and from there I began exploring all aspects of my artistic voice. Pencil and Graphite Portraits, Pen/Ink home renderings and my other representations of the world around me.
Along with my portraits, and pen/ink work, my collages infuses watercolor, text, newspaper, printing, stamping, painting, drawing, photography and various manipulations.
I also found a way to combine my great passion for music with collage, in a series of musical genres. Music is the language of all people, and it connects us all as human beings when we share the beauty of images, color, song, and melody.
I have also been very blessed as I have found a way to choose a career that I love and feel passionate about. I’ve been teaching Art for the past 21 years, from elementary to high school while incorporating art history into all my lessons, and during the summers teach cartooning and illustration at Brookdale Community College. Piloting an AP Art History class at high school was especially successful and very gratifying.
I have been a long time resident of Metuchen, and have been involved in JuneBug and many other various artistic functions and events throughout the town.