Janet Fundakowski received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from William Paterson College of New Jersey. After teaching for several years, she began her art training at the University of Minnesota before studying with Annette LeSueur. In 2018 she completed her four years of full-time study at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art. Janet feels that an instructor is a role model mentor who provides a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment for each individual learner. She is happy for the opportunity to teach in the children’s program, as it is a unique place to foster academic excellence, self esteem, self discipline and life long learning.