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Hillar Kaplan-New
Collage Instructor & Children's Art Instructor

BFA, Penn State University 

Hillar Kaplan-New is professional artist, educator and consultant. She has taught art for over 25 years.

Hillar received her BFA from Pennsylvania State University with a minor in art history. She opened her first art gallery in 1987 and has been running a successful art consultancy for over 29 years.  

Hillar was initially inspired to pursue art by the rolling hills of her native state, Pennsylvania. In 1980 she relocated to Southern California where she continued to be inspired by nature. She continues to explore this theme through mixed media and photography.