our classical art teacher team!
At Bucks County Classical Art Center we have a small but dedicated staff. One thing that separates us from bigger schools is that we are all working, practicing our art and teaching all the time. We know what it is like to be a student and we made an environment that is easy to learn in. I loved great studio environments as a student and that led me to want to make a great environment here where I live in Bucks County, PA. We make great art and learn but further, people make friends, build connections and make memories here!
John Murdoch: Instructor and director
John Murdoch is director of Bucks County Classical Arts Center and a master artist and teacher.
John has studied and has been making classical art for decades. He produces portraiture, figurative and still life paintings with an otherworldly edge, often using hand-ground paints and gold leaf on wood panel or canvas.
One of John’s gifts is making this difficult to master material accessible for a modern audience.
John studied art at the School of Representational Art and the American Academy of Art.
"For me the greatest moment in teaching is when I see someone do or understand something that they could not before. It is life changing!"
Lisa Kennedy: Instructor
Lisa is a Yardley, PA based artist who reinterprets the traditions of the Bucks County Impressionists through her classically trained eye.
Over the past 5 years Lisa has given private art lessons to all ages. She is excited to announce she has now joined the BCCAC center’s staff, teaching drawing and painting.
Lisa studied photography and painting at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City. As an adult, she has trained under John Murdoch at the Bucks County Classical Arts
Lisa has exhibited her works in many shows including Ellarslie Mansion NJ, Salmagundi Club NYC, and Philadelphia Sketch Club.
She continues to express herself through painting and drawing. Her portraits, often of young women and children, capture the fleeting beauty and emotions of her subjects at a particular point in time.
“I enjoy the endless possibilities of a blank piece of paper”.