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We teach art fundamentals in a modern way

700 S Winchester Blvd #15, San Jose CA 95128

Creative thinking, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, form analysis, figure drawing, portraits, landscapes, composition, art history, manga, art school portfolio prep.

Draw exactly what you want, the way you want it

Learn to fluently draw any subject from real life or your imagination using any art medium available to you. Learn to take your work from sketch to the final product through a sequence of creative choices. That creative thinking can be applied in other areas of your life.

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Create your own original art

Apply art fundamentals you learn with us to your own original ideas without copying the work made by someone else. It will help you to develop a better connection with yourself, know what you want, and how to reach your goals.

Students stay with us for years

We are proud of amazing young artists, designers, and creative thinkers, raised in our studios. Check out the portfolio of Maria Teplova, our dedicated student from age 7 to 18, accepted into the top art colleges of the US.

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San Francisco, San Rafael, San Jose, Mountain View, and online!

Registration opens on February 1st.

San Jose teachers:
Sarah Raymond
Sarah Raymond
Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim
Svetlana Teplova
Svetlana Teplova
Vasu Ramamurthi
Vasu Ramamurthi
Sara Szumilas
Sara Szumilas
Vika Haimov
Vika Haimov
Anna Butyrskaya
Anna Butyrskaya
Maria Zhalnina
Maria Zhalnina

San Jose Studio Schedule - Spring 2024:

Day & Time
Class Name
Register
Class Teacher
Room
Saturday 102:30 - 2:30 PM
July 8-12, 2024. Mon-Fri, 4-8 PM
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 - 6:30 PM

TBD

1
Tuesday 6:20 - 8:20 PM
Sunday 4:00 - 6:30 PM

TBD

1
July 22-26, 2024. Mon-Fri, 4-8 PM
Monday 4:00 - 6:00 PM
1
Monday 4:20 - 8:20 PM
1
Monday 6:20 - 8:20 PM
2
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:20 PM
1
Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Sarah Raymond

2
Tuesday 4:30 - 6:30 PM
1
Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM
1
Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 PM
1
Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 PM
2
Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM

Academic Drawing/Figure Drawing

1
Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 PM
1
Thursday 4:15 - 6:15 PM
2
Thursday 6:20 - 8:20 PM
1
Thursday 6:40 - 8:40 PM
2
Friday 4:00 - 6:00 PM
1
Saturday 9:00 - 9:50 PM
Friday 6:20 - 8:20 PM
2
Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 PM
Friday 6:20 - 8:20 PM
1
Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
1
Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
1
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sarah Raymond

2
Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1
Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1
Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
1
Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
1
Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1
Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 PM
1

Classes we offer:

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ages 4-12

Kids

Our classes for kids combine fine art and creative exploration. The curriculum is designed to broaden horizons and nurture essential artistic skills. Early instruction provides a solid foundation for self-expression. From mastering silhouettes with Greek vase designs to finding compositional inspiration in abstract art, our students immerse themselves in exciting challenges that ignite their creativity. 

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ages 13-18

Teens

Art classes designed exclusively for teens.

Master the art of drawing and painting and create remarkable pieces that will make your portfolio stand out.

Our programs include: art fundamentals, Manga, design, illustration, portrait and human figure drawing, painting, and sculpture.

We honor each student’s artistic identity and offer individual support throughout their creative journey. 

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18 +

Adults

We have created art program that is both highly effective and accessible for busy professionals. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to enhance your skills, our courses will teach you how to paint captivating portraits and create compositions. Dive into our workshops dedicated to oil, acrylics, pastels, and watercolor, where you’ll master these artistic mediums and take your skills to to the next level!

Address: 

700 S Winchester Blvd #15, San Jose CA 95128

Testimonials:

I am so happy I found this studio recently! I visited it few times and I already have a huge progress in my painting! I want to give a special thank you to Teacher Anna! Her professionalism, extensive knowledge, and genuine kindness make each class a joy. She patiently guides, creating a comfortable space that boosts confidence. Grateful for the artistic journey she has enriched for me. Highly recommend!

Инна Чебаненко

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My husband and I took the Adult Art class with Sara S. for 12 weeks during Fall 2022. We thoroughly enjoyed our class with her. She would start the class with a small lecture and demo and then release us to try on our own. Then she would walk around to assist and provide tips for us to improve. This is where she really exceled! She was great at analyzing our paintings and trouble areas and getting us on the right path quickly. For my first art class ever in my life, I have gained a greater appreciation for artists now. Sara is also very calming and chill in her mannerism, and she would hum a gentle tune as she helps us.
We learned many different types and techniques. We learned about the skeletal structure and the body shapes and perspectives. We learned vanishing points, scale, shading, and proportions. We also got to draw a live model. It was a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend!

sabtn1

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This was one of my best Birthday Present! Loved and Enjoyed each and every moment of the class. Sara was amazing, meticulous and very patient as a teacher. I took it for the Spring of 2023 and learned a lot. I would recommend anyone to take these classes if you want to learn some new skills!

Saumya Trivedi

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I could not be happier with this school, my daughter, she is 15 years old, tried two different schools before Art School of SF Bay, she loves drawing but on the previous schools I didn’t see any progress or motivation at all, since she started here she has improved big deal and she loves her teacher too, I highly recommend this school.

sandra jaimes

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Great place, easy parking and my daughter loves her Manga classes there every Saturday for the past 18+ months.

Carlos Raul Jimenez

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Instructors are very helpful, insightful, considerate, and responsive. Highly recommend the classes here!

Yichen

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My 12 years old daughter is a student at the Art School of SF Bay. She has been going there for about 6 months now. Her teacher, Maria, is an incredible artist and an awesome teacher.

Azhar A

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My two daughters have been taking art lessons from Maria for almost five years.  Art School of SF Bay organizes their curriculum in a way that the students have opportunities to use a variety of media and materials, and to learn about different artists and styles from all over the world.  Of course, they learn about art history as well.  During the class, each student will work on a subject matter of their choice, but under a pre-designated theme.  So you will not see all the kids are drawing the same apple, but rather each kid has their own still life set.  This requires a lot more attention and guidance from the teachers, but really frees up the kids' mind when they create their own art.  Art School of SF Bay is truly a hidden gem and we are delighted to learn that Maria is now teaching at their San Jose site (near Santana Row), which is much closer to us.  If you are looking for some high quality art classes for young kids, I strongly recommend Art School of SF Bay.

Jia Dailey

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I have been going to the Adults Oil and Acrylic painting class for about a year. Teacher Maria is very knowledgeable about various art styles and techniques and has teached us the Old Masters, Impressionism, Hyperrealism and other styles of painting. I definitely see an improvement in my painting and look forward to class each week.

Sajani Sheth

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I joined Art School at SF bay for the Adult drawing class...
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed every day of the course. Was also able to learn quite a few complex concepts and was pleasantly surprised to see the art work I made at the end of the class...I could make good progress with my skill set and am more confident about it than before. Highly recommend!

Gouri K

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My 8-yr old daughter has been taking classes here for the last two months and its incredible. She enjoys the mix of media and her drawing, painting and understanding of art has increased tremendously. Vika uses real art vocabulary and the lessons and creations are wonderful. I highly recommend this small, but brilliant local art school.

Meghan Lee

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I've been a student at this art school for about 4 years now, and the teachers are really awesome, easy-going, helpful, and amazing artists. Instead of just sitting around doing step-by-step circle cartoons, these teachers actually see hope in young children to make awe-inspiring pieces. I found this school really enjoyable as well as helpful, and it was a ton of fun. I learned a lot about different art styles, and all the rules and pointers of classical art, and it is now a new hobby and passion of mine.

Maria Teplova

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My 9 yo daughter absolutely loves art classes at Art School of SF Bay, San Jose. She is always very excited about her weekly art classes.

Michael Pomerantsev

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Very convenient location of this cozy studio. My son loves the class. Teacher has given various assignments so that he practices different art techniques. Wish, I had my son start with the classes, few years earlier.

Bhavana Thakur

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Great art classes!  My daughter loves the Manga classes and has been a student for several years.  Great instruction and nice intimate setting for learning.

Robin Hanahan

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Fantastic! My son is very picky about learning environments and instructors, and this is his favorite class each week. Personable staff, great instruction. - Highly recommend.

London Delicath

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My  6 y.o. daughter takes art classes with miss Maria every Sunday and we couldn't be happier with her progress! We also appreciate their make up policy.

Igor #


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