Contact Us
North Passaic Daily Voice serves Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Wanaque & West Milford
Return to your home site

Menu

North Passaic Daily Voice serves Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Wanaque & West Milford

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: FINED: River Vale Hustler Used Investments For Strip Club, Limos, More
business

Couple Brings Passion To New Pompton Lakes Art Studio

Young artists dip into paper mache at Artastic! Art Academy in Pompton Lakes. Photo Credit: Mike Accardi
Annabel and Mike Accardi own Artastic! Art Academy on Pompton Lakes. Photo Credit: Mike Accardi
Adults work during a paint and sip class at Artastic! Art Academy in Pompton Lakes. Photo Credit: Mike Accardi

POMPTON LAKES, N.J. — A Vernon couple is on a mission to give artists of all ages an opportunity to explore their creativeness at their new Pompton Lakes studio.

Michael and Annabel Accardi opened Artastic! Art Academy last December on Wanaque Avenue.

All they want is to share their passion.

“We enjoy teaching art to people, especially kids who are inspired to become better artists and adults who want to be better,” Michael Accardi told Daily Voice. “But also people who have never tried art before.”

The Accardis will help art students compile a portfolio but can also help a retired senior fill up an otherwise empty day.

The academy boasts a ceramics studio with open hours, painting parties for children and adults, handbuilding clay sessions and more.

The couple just launched a 12-week summer camp for children in grades Kindergarten through 8. Each week has a different concentration. One week it might be stop-motion animation and another it might be robot-building.

“We do everything that has to do with art,” Accardi said.

CLICK HERE for more.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

North Passaic Daily Voice!

Serves Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Wanaque & West Milford

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.