Year Around Lessons


New Classes at Art and More!

Teen & Adult Art Indulgence

You've heard of paint night? This is your day time equivalent. And you've heard of the de-stressing results of adult coloring? But we can be so much more creative PLUS benefit the brain with doing new things. So come join us for the perks of participating in a stress free directed art project.  Sign up for the project that appeals to you such as painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking or pastels. Themes will be posted before registration. You will leave with a completed project for yourself or to gift. 

All art materials are provided plus healthy herb tea or hot chocolate to complete your self indulgence :)

$40  1- 3 pm Thursdays

Groups starting the middle of August.

Reservations Required so call to get on the interest list now.


Creative Afternoon

Kids Art 

Do you need a place to encourage you, where you are allowed to get messy, or just to find time for your own artistic explorations? Then come join us in our art studio and see what you can create with our large selection of materials. Choose from chalk and oil pastels, poster paints, paper collage materials, weaving, beads, pom poms and pipe cleaners, recycled materials, and natural materials. 

Each session begins with an inspirational look at books and artworks for 20 minutes. Then you have 60 minutes to create an artwork of your choice or following the instructor. Finish with 10 minutes to clean up and put away your materials. Minimum of 4 students.

Grades 2-12

$15 for 90 minute session 

     Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm

Groups starting the middle of August.

Reservations Required so call to get on the interest list now.


Parent/Young Child Group

Art Exploration 

This is an opportunity for young ones to explore art materials with the help of a teenage sibling, parent or grandparent.  

Parents learn how to use motivational books and materials and encourage creativity. The stages of development that children will pass through as they mature will be discussed throughout 4 sessions.

Grades TK-1

$15 per one-hour session 

Thursdays, 11 am to Noon

Groups starting the middle of August.

Reservations Required so call to get on the interest list now.



This group class for charter school and other interested students features instruction about art principles, famous artists, and fun with cultures and history. 

$15 per one-hour session or $40 for a package of 4 sessIons. 

Grades 2-5 10:30-11:30 AM

Grades 6-8 12:30-1:30 pm

Grades 9-12 2:30-3:30 pm

Groups starting the middle of August.

Reservations Required so call to get on the interest list now.


Private Sewing

Learn the basics of sewing and advance to using a pattern. Materials provided for first lesson and then you will choose and purchase your own materials.

$35 per 75 minute session. 

Reservations Required 

More in-depth

An art experience here or there can be great fun.  But real progress with art principles requires a time commitment just like music lessons. This is your opportunity to have lessons with a specialized art educator. You choose your area of interest to study.

All abilities, children and adults welcome

Private and group lessons available by appointment and during off-track times, Christmas holidays and Easter break. Prices listed below.

See sample projects


For growth in art, it is best to work in one medium (paint, pencil, pastels, printmaking, clay and so forth) over multiple lessons to gain skill in the use of those materials.  It is recommended to choose one area for a series of at least 4 lessons.

Some suggested areas of study:


Intro to Tempera Paints--brush techniques, opaque and translucent (wash), color mixing

Intro to Drawing--learn about line, drawing cartoon faces with expression, looking at simple shapes, and drawing what you see

Intro to Printmaking--simple shapes make wonderful designs that even the youngest can do

Chalk and Oil Pastels--create vibrant pictures quickly, very satisfying for the young up to the oldest artist

Collage--good for learning design principles and observation skills, and also fun for even the youngest

Air Dry Clay--bas-relief faces; pinch pots; simple creatures; bas-relief scenes; three-dimensional form     NOTE: Lessons in clay require an additional materials fee

Modern Art Designs--great for young children and up to adult ages who have a fear of representational art (those who say they can't draw a straight line or are afraid that what they draw does not look like what they think it should)

Tin Foil and Recycled Materials in 3-D--great for trying out three dimensional work without the added expense of clay. Learn to use an armature and engineering principles that provide stability.


Intermediate levels progress to work in areas of composition design including planning foreground and background, thinking about size relationships, color choices with a purpose, visual rhythm, center of interest and so forth.

Intermediate to advanced levels are available in all of the media above.  Plus the following are suitable:

Fun with Design--learn what makes parts of a picture or design "pop" and catch the eye.

Exploring Optical Illusions--great fun and students learn about light, sight and the visual world

Drawing in Detail--improve your drawing skills by learning to look very carefully and adding details to your pictures

Drawing in 3-Dimensions--learn about the illusions to create a 3-D world on a 2-D paper

Drawing the body in motion--one of the most difficult things for students to do, but I have a secret that really helps them loosen up

Portraiture--work in varied media for different ways to portray the face and body from simple abstract to more realistic

Painting Landscapes--learn different brush techniques and how to plan the different parts of your composition for interesting effects

Painting Still Lifes--learn to look carefully and paint what you see while using your "artistic license" for a creative composition

Fabric arts--learning to weave or sew.

Communication--learn to plan a composition like a poster that really appeals to the viewer and says what you want them to understand--GREAT FOR STUDENTS RUNNING FOR SCHOOL OFFICE

Art Appreciation--learn from great artists to inspire you in your own works!

Have other ideas?  Just ask about the possibilities...

Lesson Schedule & Pricing 

Schedule lessons at your choice, one time, once a month, twice a month or once a week

During the holidays, lessons can be scheduled for consecutive days and for longer hours.

Call to arrange a time that fits your schedule.

Private Lesson Prices  

AGES 7 and UP: Affordability lesson--Come for 30 minutes to learn skills and start a project that you will finish on your own time at home for $20 including materials. Add a sibling for just $5 more.


 AGES 7 and UP: Come enjoy your personalized private lesson for just $35 with an entire hour to be taught, coached, and supported. Add a sibling for just $5 more.

Special Classes

YOUNG CHILD and PARENT, ages 4-6: Enjoy your own 45 minute session together where parents learn about encouraging creativity and you both experiment with varied art materials for $25. Add a sibling for just $5 more.

TODDLER and PARENT, ages 2-4: Get your hands into fun materials with your own half hour art explorations for $20.

SEWING, ages 8 and up: Work on a project at each 75 minute session for $35. Additional $7 if I provide the materials.


Discount for second sibling of similar age and interest sharing one lesson, and for couples sharing one lesson

Grades 2 and UP: GROUPS of 4 and more students are just $10 per person per hour. Gather some friends and come save!




Please call weekdays between 9 am and 5:30 pm

Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm


Located in northeast Modesto, horseback riding and/or art lessons are available at your convenience, mornings, afternoon, or Saturdays.  Call Cheryl at 551-2308 to schedule.

 Art Media

Tempera Paint, 










and other creative ideas

Learn to create pictures (compositions) with WOW! factor through the use of emphasis, contrast, variety, color balance, rhythm and more.

Professionals can learn to create effective business fliers, use color well in office space and advertising materials, and so forth.