The Linden Tree was founded by Linden in 1999 with the belief that,"the innate creativity that we have as children isn't ever really lost. It just needs to be fed so it can blossom." Her site is at www.linden-studio.com
the death of her father in late Winter 2005, Linden turned the school
over to Michael Vitale, who had been teaching several classes
over the years. He has taught at such places as
the Settlement School in Philadelphia and privately and has given art
workshops at Mary Farmar School and Robert Semple in Benicia. He has
also worked with students through Civic Arts in Walnut Creek..
Mike attended the University of the Arts and the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts, the oldest art school in the nation. His
teachers included the artist who designed the back of the Lincoln head
penny which you probably have in your pocket or purse right now. He
also studied under the sculptor who made many of the presidential
portraits now in the US Capitol. He continues to work actively as an
artist and has had solo shows on both coasts.
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Last updated June 30, 2010