Joe Garreffa has been teaching theatre, movement, and literacy for the last 16 years in NYC Public Schools, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and throughout Detroit where he grew up. Joe is a product of after school arts programming and has brought his passion for educating, creating, and collaborating with other artists to Nyack where he lives with his husband and son. Joe acted professionally and regionally in musical theatre for several years before shifting his work to arts education. Joe holds a BFA and certificate in Creative Arts Therapies from the New School University which shapes his inclusive approach to teaching art and creating. Currently, Joe is working to bring purposeful and mindful art making workshops to the Nyack Public Schools Saturday Academy with his company, Creative Arts Workshop.



171Main St. Nyack, NY 10960

The Creative Arts Workshop is located in the heart of downtown Nyack, NY. 

The workshop has three studios, "Tony's Studio", "Theatre and movement Studios", and "Mixed Arts Studio". 

CAW offers in house programs designed for ages 4-adult. CAW also hosts arts workshops for visiting youth and adult groups at the workshop and off campus too. 

CAW also is a wonderful location to host an arts-based birthday party or special event. We take care of most of the planning so that you can enjoy your event!

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