Full-time art and photography instructor since 1978, Stanley Lapa was the first to bring studio arts classes to Iona in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. He holds an MA degree in ceramic sculpture and an MFA in photography. Currently, he teaches drawing and painting courses and on-line hybrid courses in digital photography.
His own special interests include photography, and painting in pastel and watercolor. He exhibits locally in the New York/Westchester areas and recently had his painting, entitled “Autumn Leaves” (pastel on prepared canvas) accepted into the Pastel Society of the America’s 2007 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, For Pastels Only, where it garnered the award from the American Artist Professional League for traditional realism.