We Bring the Party to You!
Find us at your favorite local hangout, our studio, or we can bring the party to your home or office.
Special occasions, girl’s night in or out, or just because you need some downtime, we have the supplies and expertise to make your night memorable.
Several public events are held each month or Our Van Goghs to you.
Perfect for team building or creative coworker socials.
Meet Our Team
OwnerRita is an artist and educator with a background in fine arts and design. After graduating from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale with an AA in Advertising Design, she moved to Upstate New York where she raised two daughters and a son. A true artist at heart, she can’t recall a moment where she didn’t have a pencil or crayon in her hand. The passion for creating has led her across an impressive art career, and she has worked in illustration, jewelry design, graphic design, hand-painted decor, and more. She has also worked as a freelance designer, and her textile work has been featured at leading retail brands and across the international market.
She is most inspired by the natural world around her, and she often takes photographs that inspire her original designs for Swig of Color. As the company’s lead instructor and design coordinator, Rita enjoys helping students find the confidence and freedom to harness their inner abilities. From helping someone feel proud of their art to seeing her senior students smile, each moment at Swig of Color is a personal dream come true.
OwnerSusan is a self-taught mixed media artist, bringing a wealth of experience in educational programming, marketing and administration to her role at Swig of Color. After graduating from St. Petersburg College with an AA in Human Services, Susan continued her studies at USF and later Indian River State College, where she studied property and casualty insurance. While homeschooling two daughters, Susan helped form a family insurance business. She spent the next ten years honing her skills in entrepreneurship, sales, accounting and marketing.
Susan’s diverse business experience is balanced with an abiding appreciation for the arts. Before co-founding Swig of Color, she served as Education Director at Fort Pierce’s non-profit arts organization, Art Mundo. She has experience managing her own art gallery and her work has been featured at notable galleries across the Treasure Coast. She enjoys visiting galleries and art exhibitions, where she is most inspired by unconventional mediums and techniques. For Susan, Swig of Color is much more than an art education business. She is passionate about creating spaces where guests can relax, socialize and create to discover a greater quality of life.
Swig of Color was recognized at the 33rd Annual St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Business & Industry Awards.