About Us

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Art Out of Anything is an arts program designed to engage families in the process of creating art by using non-traditional and found materials. Each class focuses on a specific element of art or art technique. The experience is enhanced by adding a live music component to encourage mindfulness, focus and  music’s cognitive and sensory benefits.

Classes are designed for children and their adult companions to provide each with a time and place where a caring adult can be present and participate in a creative activity with their kiddo. As parents, caregivers and extended family, the best gift we can give our children is our time. At Art out of Anything, we believe being present in the moment and working together to create a work of art provides each of our students with not just an arts education but also an introduction to activities and techniques they can continue to explore and enjoy.

Follow us for more info and venue/start dates for classes in the New York area.

If you know of any great spots that are interested in hosting classes or events, or would like more information please contact us at ollielulu@gmail.com.

Art is everywhere!

Patty Eljaiek and Vince Scuderi

Resources –

PBS Parents – Importance of Music

PBS Parents – The Importance of Art

Patty Eljaiek is an artist, teaching artist, mom, abuela and arts activist. As chair of planning and programming for Westbury Arts, she has helped to establish a diverse portfolio of programs and events that incorporate visual arts, dance, music, poetry, and spoken word.  Whether teaching in a traditional classroom setting, a Gymboree play space or a professional development workshop, Patty has always encouraged her students to make connections by exploring concepts and participating in animated, entertaining conversations.  Her motto is – “Work with what you have”.

Learn more at pattyeljaiek.com

Vince Scuderi is a professional musician with over 30 years of performing experience. He has organized spellbinding music industry seminars and delivered entertaining guest speaking engagements. After an extended run as Director of Music Services and Copyright at the music publishing division of  The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, he is now the leader of his very own, Out of the Box Big Band. This eclectic big band can be seen playing in and around the NYC area. Vince believes in the power of music to enlighten, empower and heal. He will be bringing his own special brand of live music performance to engage and inspire our families.

Learn more at outoftheboxbigband.com