Vanessa Emanuele received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. She started as a substitute teacher working at Creative Images. She has a passion to share her knowledge and nurture creativity with all students. She focuses on individual creativity as well as encouraging each of her students to see and explore innovative ideas. This is why she opened her own art studio, Peridot Art Studio. Peridot Art Studio focuses on developing the artistic skills of students in a creative and relaxed environment. Peridot is a place for young students that want to further develop their interest in painting with lessons that can guide them through project. Emphasis is placed on learning to see in new ways, gain knowledge through the use of materials and develop fundamentals in the arts.