Ron Jesiolowski

Although Ron has been drawing and painting since he was about 3 years old (now 63), he began his career studying painting and drawing at Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He continued honing his skills and style over the years while accomplishing an extremely successful career in corporate design, leading large design departments for both industrial and consumer product corporations such as Westinghouse, DelMonte, GlaxoSmithKline among others and eventually completed a degree in art from Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an MBA in International Design from Westminster College in London, England. His art direction and design has graced the packaging and branding initiatives of many popular and diverse global consumer products including: Aquafresh, TUMS, Nicorette,  Milkbone, 9 Lives, Kibbles and Bits, Meow Mix, Starkist, among many others.

His fine art work has gained critical acclaim and has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Pittsburgh region including the Scaiffe Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Carnegie Museum. He is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and is currently Professor of Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at Waynesburg University.

Ron has a reputation of nurturing creativity and skill through personal coaching to one's own skill level, strengths and personalities from the beginner to the professional. His philosophy is that there is no "Right Way" of drawing or painting and that each person expresses themselves in their own unique personal style. "My job is to simply provide a few technical tools, and nurture creative expression along the way." End result is an enjoyable, fun class with work that is personally expressive and surprisingly rewarding.


When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 Sponsors an event.
$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.

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