FOURSOME LAUNCHING RUMSON ART SCHOOL

canvas-1Beth Sillen, Eileen Burgess, Meg Sellig and Maricarmen Buckley hope Canvas Studio Art will fill a void that the public schools cannot. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

They ran a marathon together. They paint together. And now, they’re going into business together.

Four local women plan to open an after-school art instruction program in Rumson next month, hoping it will supplement the instruction available in the public schools.

Though they have high praise for the work of the public school programs, they know about the limits of what the schools can offer not only because they have 11 children between them, but because teachers in the public system have expressed frustration over it. And at least two of those teachers have signed on to provide instruction.

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