We teach foundational art - in a modern way. Our classes are fun and effective, our methods creative* and our students’ results are spectacular!
*Our students learn to draw fluently anything they want from imagination or nature (be that humans, animals or aliens, vehicles or landscapes), using any approachable art media. We train them to be in control of all stages of creative process, from scratch to final touches, and to apply this knowledge in other (non-artistic) aspects of their lives.
We do not teach our students to copy artworks made by someone else, artworks where all decisions are made for them. We help them develop a better connection with themselves, know what they want, and how to reach their goals.
Students stay with us for many years. We are proud of amazing young artists, designers, and creative thinkers, raised in our studios. Check out the portflio of the recent high school graduate Maria Teplova, our dedicated student since the age of 7, now accepted into the top art colleges of the US.
We are dedicated to providing our students with the most comrehensive, well-rounded, high-quality art learning.
It all started with Covid restrictions, and grew into the online art school!
Starting March 2020, Art School of SF Bay has switched all classes to the online format. We worked hard to adjust our art program to the new way of learning, and with great success. The instructional methods used in our studios proved to work in the online environment and even benefit from it.
Our live online art classes are being taught via Zoom. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with an internet connection and zoom.us, a working camera, and a microphone. Teacher starts a class with the lecture and demonstration (some lectures can be pre-recorded). Students start working and show their works to the teacher upon request (every 7-10 minutes). Teacher checks and corrects the digital image of a student's work, explaining what works in a particular case and what does not, and why.
Art School of SF Bay is an official Ocean Groove Vendor # IEM17357:
Each lesson with children is an exciting adventure. Their vision of reality is different, based on their personality, background and age! They are always open to experimentation and play, and almost never afraid of a failure.
We offer art classes for kids of all ages and levels. Please find the right fit below and join us for a demo class!
We help teenagers master drawing and painting at a professional level, create amazing portfolio pieces and make friends among other art fans of their age. Our school offers a variety of ongoing classes and limited time workshops for teens with various interests: from manga and comic art to realistic paitnting and drawing, using all approachable at media.
Wether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced art hobbist, at our school you will find a course that will move your skills to the next level. We have general courses that cover all key elements of fine arts, courses that help you master a particular art medium, and short workshops dedicated to artistic methods and techniques.
Teens are allowed to join adult classes, too.
SPRING & SUMMER BREAK
Online PST, in San Francisco, Mountain View, and San Jose
Manga, Advanced Manga, Drawing and Painting Fundamentals, Intro to Art Professions (Architecture, Fashion Design, Web Design, Game Design), Visual Development, Comic Art, Digital Painting, World of Illustration, Junior Fan Art, Character Design, Modern Portrait, Sculpt and Draw Animals, Unusual Art Materials, Arts and Crafts of Spring, Sketching 101!