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The Studio Fine Art Classes was Cindy's goal to bring back the basics of creating fine art.  Cindy graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA and as a credentialed teacher and later taught in private elementary schools studios for many years in Southern California.



Program Administrator

Lindsey has been working at The Studio since September of 2019.  She received her BFA in Art History at Arizona State University and works at The Studio supporting the instructors. 



Program Administrator

Jenny has worked at The Studio since October 2019 and is currently working towards her BAS in Game Design & Interactive Media. She specializes in character design, animal anatomy and has been animating for over 6 years. Jenny has been Art Director for several indie title projects and helped guide game teams towards many different art styles.



Program Director

Justin has been teaching art for over a decade, working at The Studio over seven years. He received his BFA as well ad educational training at Winthrop University. He works professionally as an artist selling and displaying art across the country.



Program Director

Frankie has been an instructor at the Studio since March 2017. With a degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, he also has experience in education since 2013. An award winning artist, Frankie specializes in still life and landscape painting in the Classical Realist tradition. He is a professional fine artist whose paintings are in collections throughout the United States. 




Chi graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in the Fine Arts. Chi's favorite thing to paint are animals and has an excellent eye for detail. Chi works in oil paints, colored pencil and watercolor.



Instructor/Program Administrator

Monica has been working at The Studio since July of 2019 and has grown to love many mediums while teaching. Monica specializes in watercolor, however, oil paint, chalk pastel and pencil are close seconds. Monica's passion is to teach students the emotions and complexities each medium has to offer, and see them grow stronger as artists.