Dilcia Recinos grew up in the historic city of Paterson, New Jersey. Her love for
art developed in elementary school with a preliminary interest in fashion design
which continued on into high school with charcoal art. In 2006, she was given the
opportunity to showcase her art in the Paterson Museum.
Dilcia pursued her love for art at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She was
exposed to different art mediums, such as ceramics, mixed media, and silk
screening. During her academic career at Farleigh Dickinson University, she was
given the privilege to design the Fairleigh Dickenson Psychology Club’s logo with
the use of graphic arts. In 2011, she graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts,
Concentration in Painting and Drawing. A year later, she had an art exhibit at the
University College Art Gallery which showcased her flamboyant watercolor
paintings and sculptures. Dilcia also earned an M.A.T in Elementary Education.
She has taught art at the YMCA in Passaic and Bergen County as well as to the
students in the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson. Throughout her teaching career,
she has provided a safe and productive learning environment and strives to
continue doing so to this day.
Dilcia is a freelance artist and is currently a first grade classroom teacher. She
enjoys integrating art history and Howard Gardner’s theory on Multiple
Intelligences during her lessons. With her caring and loving yet firm demeanor,
she motivates all students to take pride in their work and encourages them to use
“You never know just what you can do, until you try!” – Joseph Delaney
“Every child is an ARTIST”- Picasso