Jeff de Castro

Extended Day & Junior Level Art;

Jeff de Castro holds a BA from Amherst College, an MFA in Sculpture/Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and completed the New York State Certification program at Elmira College in K – 12 Art Education. He has been listed as one of 250 community artists in the United States Initiative called Artists and Communities co-sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Artist Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. He has been an artist-in-residence with numerous institutions including Sculpture Space (2003), Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts (2000), and The Inkshop Printmaking Center (2005). His public art projects have featured educational workshops as a major component in the process of creation and have included young artists of all ages. Very Special Arts / Massachusetts has sponsored his projects with deaf children, inner-city youth, youth-at-risk, and incarcerated teens. He lives in Trumansburg with his wife, Sandra Steingraber and two children, Faith and Elijah, who both attended EAC.