In 2002, The Art Farm NYC was founded on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Valentina is a founder and has been the Executive Director for the past 16 years. She continuously creates and innovates new programs year-round. Valentina has a degree in Music Education and has either created or had a strong hand in all of The Art Farm NYC’s original curriculum created by The Art Farm’s amazing team who have degrees in Early Childhood, Animal Sciences, and experiences that range from The Bronx Zoo to the NYC Board of Education. Valentina resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

“It has been such a joy to create The Art Farm NYC and to grow along with the families that have participated in our programs over the past sixteen years. I look forward to meeting you and your children and making wonderful memories.”
– Valentina Hantke