Stephanie Shevitz is the founder of Red Panda Art Studio. Stephanie is a former Teach for America corps member and DC public school teacher, with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. She has over 8 years of experience working with children, and has taught art to kids ages three to ten in a variety of settings.

Becoming a parent increased Stephanie's understanding of the need for high-quality young children's programming. She was inspired to develop classes and camps where children can channel their inner artists to explore and create freely, work with others, and learn about art and artists. Stephanie believes in life-long learning and is constantly seeking out new methods and experiences to integrate into her classes. 

Stephanie lives in Friendship Heights with her children, Leila and Jonah, her husband Michael, and her crazy dog Khloe.


Sandra Rodrich is an instructor at Red Panda Art Studio. Sandra was born and raised in Lima-Peru. She studied interior design in Barcelona, where she learned about color theory and color mixing. She landed in the US dragged by love, where she and her husband are raising their daughter. Sandra is endlessly inspired by her artistic daughter to create new art opportunities - and brings that inspiration to the kids she teaches. 

Sandra lives in Silver Spring with her daughter, Ellah and her husband, Sam.