The Art Center holds ongoing painting classes for children, teens and adults. Our students learn painting techniques using oil or acrylic paints on canvas. Each student is taught individually and at their own level; beginners are welcome. Classes are limited between ten and twelve students, and a teacher's assistant is on-hand for most of our classes for children. Adult students enrolled at the Art Center are also offered day-long workshops (both still-life setups and plein air) and the option to travel and paint with us on our exclusive 'art excursions' to Europe.

The Art Center opened its doors eight years ago to offer art supplies and classes to artists in the area. April Joy, an instructor at the Art Center, has been teaching painting to asipiring artists for over twenty years. April is both an accomplished teacher and a fine artist - her work has been featured in galleries in Laguna Beach, Carmel and Hawaii. Heather Sutton, April's twin sister, has been teaching for many years in the Monterrey/Carmel area and we are pleased to have her offering classes with us at the Art Center.

If you're interested in enrolling yourself or your child in any of our classes, please refer to the schedule below and choose a time that works best for you. Many of our classes have waiting lists, but we recently opened additional classes due to high demand. If you're interested in enrolling, call us before everything fills up again! You can reach us at -(714) 593-6936.



Class Schedule
10:00am - 12:30pm (adults)
3:30pm - 6:00pm (children)
6:30pm - 9:00pm (adults)
3:30pm - 6:00pm (children)
6:30pm - 9:00pm (teens)
10:00am - 12:30pm (adults)
3:30pm - 6:00pm (children)
3:30pm - 6:00pm (children) -new!
6:30pm - 9:00pm (adults) -new!
3:30pm - 6:00pm (children) -new!
9:30am - 12:00pm (children)
1:00pm - 3:30pm (adults)


A student working on his first still-life painting


A student painting plein-air in Paris, France


Painting our villa in Tuscany, Italy


Painting on our little street in Holland


Plein-air workshop on the California Coast


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