April ZayArt Form(s):
My workshops and classes are tailored to each individual’s ability, regardless of their age. The projects that I present usually involve a concept or material, and the students can choose how to complete the project in their own style. I find that students sometimes surpass my expectations, and create work that is often far more creative than I could have imagined when planning the curriculum.
April Zay is a teaching artist and founder of Hummingbird Arts. Her passion for art began at three years old, and by third grade she knew she was going to pursue a career as an artist: specifically, as a painter.
April graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC with a BFA in Illustration. She went on to design packaging for high-end companies including Lenox and Waterford Crystal and has collaborated on packaging for companies like Macy’s and Kate Spade.
April founded Hummingbird Arts in 2006, teaching private art lessons to students of all ages. She went on to run classes and workshops for Grounds for Sculpture, Art Council of Princeton, Bright Horizons Child Development Center, North Brunswick Public Library, Inclusive Montessori, Bucks County Classical Arts Center, and many other locations. In 2016, she relocated from her home to a newer, larger studio in Hamilton.
Today, April continues to work as a teaching artist while also crafting jewelry and creating custom oil paintings. She lives in Hamilton with her husband and two young sons.