Little Neck Towers Office Building 

3500 Virginia Beach Boulevard

Art Studio: Suite 217 (Second Floor)

Fine Art Gallery: Suite 101 (First Floor)

Virginia Beach VA, 23452

boulevardart@gmail.com

757-675-3580

©2023 by Art Studio on the Boulevard

INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

RICHARD ARMITAGE 

Oil, Acrylic Painting & Illustration Instructor

CANDACE CAREY

Illustration and Painting Instructor

SOVAY MCGALLIARD

Pottery Wheel Instructor

AUGUST SCHILZ

Hot August Art

Airbrush Instructor

CARLY DILDAY

Acrylic Painting Instructor

MATTHEW DIPAOLO

Pottery Wheel Instructor

DEBBIE BARRIGAR

Sewing & Jewelry Making Instructor

MEGHAN BARRETT

Illustration Intern

MUSIC INSTRUCTORS

EDUCATION

Our instructors have art related degrees and expertise in various teaching methods.

IMAGINATION

By having a wide variety of instructors we can offer the imagination and creativity to assist in our art mentoring.

COMMUNICATION

We like to keep personal and private communication with all of our students. Our instructors listen to your needs and customize courses accordingly. 

KIM BARRIGAR

Studio Owner & Head Art Instructor

WENDY MCCRARY

Studio Manager Watercolor Instructor

EDWARD PARKER

Percussion Instructor

Edward's passion for music started in the 7th grade where he learned to play the snare drum. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and was the school's marching band percussion section leader from 2000-2003. After graduation Edward attended Norfolk State University where he marched for the Spartan Legion Marching Band. He was a member of the snare line percussion section, Million Dollar Funk Squad, in 2003. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps where he was deployed to Iraq and Okinawa. After serving 9 years in the military Edward decided to pursue music full time. He is currently attending Norfolk State University to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and is currently the percussion instructor at Woodrow Wilson High School. 

XANDER SCHEETZ

Violin and Cello Instructor

Xander Scheetz began his music experience at the age of four, studying Suzuki cello with Alice Vierra until age 18. He owes this early musical initiative to his mother, who enrolled him and his siblings in musical studies, including church choir and piano lessons growing up. He was involved in the Boy Scouts, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle. Alexander began teaching in high school, taking his cello to Shenandoah University, where he studied music education, composition and music production while continuing his cello studies with Clyde Shaw, and played in the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under Jan Wagner, going on two international tours with the orchestra to Spain and Argentina. He also studied in the College of Arts and Sciences, exploring media and film studies. Graduated in May 2017, he has just finished his third summer season working as a Ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also enjoys film, reading, and bicycling.