Meet the Instructor

For most of her 27 years in public education, Marianne Massucci managed an art department for grades 7-12. She taught general art, as well as studios in design, drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and fabrics.

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A proponent of after-school programs, Marianne routinely sponsored Art Club, Art Enrichment and the National Art Honor Society.

Her students have entered the Pittsburgh Arts Region Scholastic Art and Writing Competition annually, to date, winning National Gold and Silver Medals, National Portfolio of Distinction, American Vision Awards, Regional Gold Key Portfolios, Best of Category, and lots of Gold Keys. As a public school educator her special-needs students received top awards in ARC-Allegheny’s annual competitions.

She is a proponent of after-school programs. She routinely sponsored Art Club, Art Enrichment and National Art Honor Society.

CompassionMarianne is a practicing artist who has exhibited paintings in juried shows nationally. Her acrylic series explores cultural ideals. The painting (left) called “Compassion” tells the story of the Good Samaritan. She is a professional graphic designer and scenic artist, acting as art director for over 90 local school and community theater productions.

She developed the early-advantage program ©Art Challenge for Middle School in 2006. Since opening CCS, Marianne’s continued focus has been best practices and long-term guidance for students building competitive portfolios to top-rated universities. Dedicated students and families at CCS who have made the long-term commitment to the hard work and skill building necessary, have been pleased to gain admittance to their choice of university with significant scholarship offers.

She received her teaching degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and did graduate work at Pennsylvania State University. She also holds degrees from Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. Act 34 and 151 clearances.

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Cherry Court Studios is for kids who love to draw. Some Cherry Court students may become great artists, or enjoy long productive careers in the visual arts. But for those who don’t choose art-related fields, creative skills are assets that last a lifetime.






What Our Alumni Say

"Best student art program around. Thank you, Marianne, for all you have done to encourage and teach my daughter. I sincerely believe that she would not have been able to accomplish as much as she has been able to accomplish to date, without you."

Amy K.

"Through college and in my personal life I’ve used so much of what Miss M taught me from designing CD labels for my music to creating original artwork for my personal website. Art will always be an important part of everything I do."

Sean N.

"Thank you for everything! You are a great teacher and I have learned so much from you over the years. You have certainly inspired me to pursue a degree/career in art! Thanks for helping me to discover my passion."

Catie D.

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