Michael Grassia joins the Fusion Academy as the art teacher. With over 20 years as a professional artist with just about the same amount of years as an educator, Michael enjoys sharing his love for art with the world. He has worked in a variety of creative fields including illustration, animation, graphic design, game design, app development, video editing, and puppetry. In 2005 Michael received a master’s degree in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle.
When not teaching Michael continues to work in the creative fields primarily illustration and app development. His passion is cartooning and has been a regular in the independent comic scene since the late 1990’s. Michael is an all-ages artist making sure all the comics he creates or works on are kid-friendly and family-friendly.
Outside his art and teaching jobs Michael loves all things science fiction and fantasy especially Lord of the Rings. Michael also loves to collect comic and animation memorabilia focusing on Hanna Barbera characters. He is a big Disney fan and loves to vacation in Disney World with his wife which try to go annually. When not in his studio, Michael can normally be found in his kitchen experimenting with recipes or binge watching Netflix with his wife and cat.