Drawing and Painting

Faith Gruver
Painting of Maya Angelou, words from her poetry in the background.
Faith Gruver, Maya Angelou

Faith has been with the Creative Workshop since 2016. After earning a BFA in Illustration and minor in Museum Studies from RIT in 2018, she found teaching at the Creative Workshop fully utilized her love of art and museum spaces. While teaching with the workshop Faith also began working for a small publishing company illustrating book covers and interiors. Frequent portrait commissions keep her skillset sharp as she captures the likeness of humans and beloved pets.

Teaching remains a favorite way for her to make art accessible to all. Faith stays connected to her community through experiences such as a volunteer solo art show at 540WMain Community Learning Center, participating on artist panels at Rochester Artist Collaborative, and MAG’s educational partnership with the Rochester City School District. As a reformed perfectionist, her teaching style gently guides students through painting, while reminding them to enjoy the process.