Shannon Merenstein is the owner, creative director, and lead educator of Hatch Art Studio in Pittsburgh. She is endlessly inspired by the creativity, joy, and imagination of children. Shannon returned to Pittsburgh after graduating from Pratt Institute, where she studied painting and art education. For the past eight years, she has been an art educator and instructional coach at the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh, all the while dreaming up and testing out new and creative art projects for children. Part art-making studio, part community-gathering space, Hatch aspires to be a special place in Pittsburgh for people of all ages to explore, create, and imagine.