Art Center at Ambler, 45 Forest Avenue, Ambler PA 19002

Art Center of Ambler



Our faculty includes some of the finest artists in the country. Several are signature members of accredited Arts organizations, their work has been accepted to many respected juried exhibitions, has won numerous awards, is represented in many collections, and has been published in books.

Other instructors have had many years’ experience teaching in public and private schools, as well as other arts organizations. Current instructors in alphabetical order:

Pauline Braun

Pauline Braun

Pauline earned an AFA from Montgomery County Community College. Her work has been exhibited locally and she has won awards. Pauline taught painting at Manayunk Art Center from 2006-2010.

Pauline Braun's Website

Ann Brennan

Nancy Saladik

Nancy Saladik is an artist/educator who lives and maintains a painting studio in Montgomery County, PA. She enjoys working in oil paint, watercolor and pastel. Nancy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kutztown University, majoring in Communication Design. She continued her studies at Arcadia University receiving a master’s degree in Art Education. Her career includes several years as a graphic designer, arts educator and mentor for at-risk youth. She is most happy when sharing her passion for art with those who recognize art as an outlet for creative expression. Nancy is also an active en plein-air painter visiting many sites across PA and NJ to paint in natural environments. Her work has won numerous awards and is also included in many private collections. 

Nancy Saladik’s Website

Gabrielle Sivitz

Gabrielle Sivitz

Originally trained in scientific illustration, Gabrielle Sivitz has traveled extensively throughout North America observing, photographing, and sketching nature, particularly birds.
Gabrielle studied painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well as taking classes and workshops with artists such as Terry Cooke Hall, Whitney M. Hall, and John and Suzie Seerey-Lester. As the recipient of a 2017 professional development grant through the Idaho Commission on the Arts with the National Endowment for the Arts, Gabrielle attended a Master Class in Avian Drawing with Patricia Traub at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Gabrielle Sivitz's Website

Jill Tarabar

Jill Tarabar

A self-taught stained glass artist and native of Bucks County, Jill Tarabar’s fascination with the art of stained glass creation began in the early 1980’s. She continued honing her skills as she participated in regional juried art fairs and developed wholesale connections along the east coast.
Jill often pushes the boundaries & ignores the “rules,” mixing a variety of clear texture glass with clear bevels and found objects, she’s inspired by nature, spirituality and Judaica. Much of her work consists of functional gift items such as jewelry boxes, menorahs & mezuzahs. Also an avid knitter, she discovered the art of knitting with wire and is exploring the medium as a way to combine knitting with stained glass.
A juried and board member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and award winning artist, Jill presented a one woman display of stained glass Chanukah Menorahs at Visit Bucks County during the 2019 holiday season.

Jill Tarabar's Website

Janice Trusky

Janice Trusky

Janice Trusky, MFA, focuses on Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Art History. She studied Renaissance Art History and Plein Air Landscape Painting in Italy. She has worked with children in South Dakota on the Rosebud Reservation for the Sicangu Sioux Tribe.  And has taught at the International Studies University in Shanghai, China through JNC and Seminole State College, FL. Currently she teaches at Penn State University, Montgomery County Community College and has taught at Temple University, Gwynedd Mercy University. 

She has solo exhibitions and participates in group and invitational shows both in New York and the surrounding areas in and around Philadelphia. Along with exhibiting, Janice also juries and curates exhibitions and offers individual and group critiques for advanced students and working artists.

Janice Trusky's Website

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#FGS Abstracted Watercolor Landscapes Online Workshop with Gabrielle Sivitz

Abstracted Watercolor Landscapes Online Workshop

Saturday, September 12
10:00 am-12:30 pm
Presented on Zoom
$30 member | $45 nonmember

Interactions between water, paper, and pigment can create watercolor landscapes full of atmosphere. Instructor Gabrielle Sivitz takes you step-by-step through the process of “planned spontaneity,” using methods she developed in her daily painting practice. During the workshop you will create a number of small paintings, learning and experimenting with the techniques which can, if desired, then be applied to full-sized works. Designed for students with some watercolor experience.

More Workshops Are Coming. Stay Tuned!