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"As Knowledge is to man's mind, and as exercise is to man's body, so is art necessary for a healthy spirit."
- Ceres


Odyssey School of Fine Arts

Odyssey School of Fine Arts (OSFA) is a non-profit art school committed to exposing people of all ages to the spirit of the creative process through art classes and public art projects. In a hands on learning environment, programs are designed to create an exceptional experience for all participants. Public art projects provide opportunities for students and community to collaborate with artists and professionals on technique and design.



All art classes are held at The Studio, Greenfield’s Performing & Visual Arts Center located at 165 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center.

The Studio, previously host to The Festival of Baroque Music, is an open-plan venue nestled in the rolling hills of Greenfield Center, just 5 miles north of Saratoga Springs. Now approaching its fourth decade of service in Greenfield, The Studio is collaborating with Odyssey to offer educational art programs, after school classes, concerts and art exhibits.

Ceres Zabel

Ceres ZabelAs a teacher, Ceres has as much fun as the students. A lifelong learner herself, she naturally models intellectual curiosity and rigor, collaborative inquiry, and sensitivity to the aesthetic dimensions of learning.

Ceres Zabel is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University (BS) and Plattsburgh State University (MSED). In addition she studied fine arts in Kentucky with Michael Scope, who teaches concepts derived from the great masters. Ceres has served as Artist in Residence at School Kalon Technon in Rhodes, Greece. An accomplished painter and self taught mosaic artist, her work is in private and public collections in both Europe and the United States. She founded Odyssey School of Fine Arts in 1994.

To view work done by Ceres, check out her website.

Sharon Lombardi
Sharon Lombardi

Sharon Lombardi has a BS degree in Art Education and a minor in dance from Southern Connecticut State University. Co-founder of Odyssey, School of Fine Arts, Sharon is an artist, teacher and accomplished goldsmith who, lucky for us, thoroughly enjoys sharing her extensive experience in art with people of all ages. She has a specialty in drawing and 3-dimensional design from the Parsons School of Design along with experience in both printmaking and mural painting with children. Sharon has studied under world-renown jewelers at the Brookfield Craft Center (Connecticut). She is established as a jewelry maker in Saratoga Springs, NY.


Dr. Roger B. Wyatt

Dr. Roger B. Wyatt Dr. Roger B. Wyatt has been a filmmaker, writer, and media consultant for over thirty years. His projects include producing the video documentation of the restoration of the Statue of Liberty for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, and producing Internet video conferences connecting the Globenet conference in Warsaw, Poland with multiple sites in the United States. He has covered press conferences of the Beatles, Bill Gates, The Rolling Stones, Steve Jobs, and more. Interviews include George Lucas, Walter Mondale, and Robert Segal of All Things Considered. Clients include Apple Computer, IBM, United States Information Service, NASA, eSocrates, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, JVC, World Book, Cambridge Books, and others. All his degrees were earned at Columbia University. They include a B.A. in history, M.F.A. in film production, and Ed.D in communication. He served as Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Management of Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. His book, Photo Provocations, with co-author Brian O'Connor was published by Scarecrow Press in 2004. In 2005 and 2006, he was awarded a residency at the Experimental Television Center. He has been a contributor to VideoMaker and Smart TV magazines on streaming media and other new technology topics. Additionally Dr. Wyatt produces experimental digital cinema works. Dr. Wyatt received the first ever Creative Achievement Award of the International Visual Literacy Association for his digital cinema production, The Songs of Steel. Wyatt is co-founder of Tech Head Stories, (, an electronic journal on the World Wide Web concerned with issues of narratives and technology. Along with his wife Hilary, he has been developing on the Internet actively since 1994. He can be reached at (518) 584-8907 or at

Morgan Lansing

Morgan Lansing Morgan Lansing is a graduate of Skidmore College where she focused on figurative painting and ceramics. Morgan also spent a summer in Florence, Italy studying art conservation and photography with local artists. Since graduating, Morgan has worked primarily on commissioned murals for schools, daycares, and private homes, specializing in children's themes. Some of her work can be seen at the Saratoga Springs YMCA in the family playspace, and at the Saratoga Independent School. Morgan has also collaborated with children from the Saratoga Mentoring Program in painting a horse for the Saratoga Children's Museum and has a great interest in continuing to create public art within the community. She has worked on Odyssey projects in the past such as the library mosaic and the Greenfield Town Park and hopes to be involved in many future projects as well. Morgan's future plans are to begin graduate studies to obtain a Master's degree in elementary art education.


Laura Rasmussen

Laura Rasmussen is a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego. Laura holds a Master’s of Art in Teaching, in Art Education, and a Bachelors of Fine Art’s in Graphic Design. She worked with Odyssey as assistant project coordinator on the St. Clements mosaic, and Hudson River Crossings mosaics. Laura has created and helps to maintain the Odyssey website.
John Evans

John EvansJohn Evans, MS LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, author, graduate instructor in counseling, and artist. He has worked on Odyssey projects in the past, including a historical mural in downtown Saratoga and mosaic design layouts such as the architectural steps at the Saratoga Public Library. He enjoys drawing and paint media, and has recently authored and illustrated a children’s book that will go to publication some time in 2006. In addition to enjoying graphic arts, he is the author of Marathon Dad, Setting a Pace That Works for Working Fathers, published in 1998 by Avon Books (Harper Collins), a book loaded with advice for working dads about knowing themselves, feeling confident as parents, and modeling what men should be for their youngsters. John works with individuals, families, and groups and organizations, and enjoys public speaking. He has toured the U.S. with regular television and radio appearances, including CNN and NPR. He lives with in western Massachusetts.

Contact Information

Sharon Lombardi, Director

The Studio 
165 Wilton Rd
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

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Marcia Whitney Elena Evans
Susan Strauss Roger B Wyatt
Sherri Turkheimer Laura Rasmussen
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