Art Classes

At The Arterie, we teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting, foster an appreciation of art and artists, and allow for creative expression. We believe every artist should be allowed the opportunity to express themselves through visual art. Our students are encouraged to develop their work through the use of a variety of mediums and techniques. We teach students how to see the world around them and apply their learning to their work. Our classes are grouped by age rather than skill level so that each person may reach his or her full potential in a positive learning environment. We keep our classes small to give more individual support. What we don't do is have students create cookie-cutter art nor copy paintings from books. 


Schedule of Classes

Toddler Art

Stories and art making with your littles. Ages walking to 4 years

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Saturdays 10:30a-11:15a (9/8-10/6)


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4-6 years Art Class

  • Tuesdays 3:15p-4:00p

  • Fridays 2:30p-3:15p

  • Saturdays 1:15p-2:00p

7-10 years Art Class

  • Wednesdays 3:30p-4:30p

  • Thursdays 3:30p-4:30p

  • Fridays 3:30p-4:30p

  • Saturdays 12:00p-1:00p

11-13 years Art Class

  • Wednesdays 3:30p-4:30p

  • Thursdays 5:00p-6:00p

TEENS Art Class

  • Thursdays 4:30p-6:00p


Open Studio

Where art and tinkering meet. Ages 3+ and drop off 7+. 

  • Wednesdays 1:00p-3:00p (Pre-registration required)

  • Thursdays 1:00p-3:00p (Pre-registration required)


For more info and to register for art classes, please call (805) 379-1426 or email info@theARTERIE.org


Studio Class Policies

You may join a class at any time, space permitting.  Unless otherwise noted, enrollment is month-to-month, with your class meeting once per week within that month.  Tuition is based on an average of (4) classes per month. We won't charge more for months with five weeks nor less for months with three weeks. Classes are year-round and on-going with the exception of weekday morning classes during the times when camps are running. All children's classes (with the exception of Toddler Art) are drop-off classes. Tuition is due at time of enrollment and on the 1st of each month thereafter.  Tuition may be paid by cash, personal check, or credit card.  Please make checks payable to: The Arterie.  A $20 fee will be charged for all returned checks.  A credit card must be on file, unless paying by check.  If paying by check, tuition is due on the first of each month or a $5/day fee will be added until payment is received.  Students wishing to withdraw must email the studio at least 7 days before the first of the month to avoid incurring new tuition charges.  Refunds are not possible after the first of the month if a student withdraws within that month.  If you miss a class and give prior notice, you may come in for a make-up class at another time, space permitting, within 90 days.  There will be no refunds for missed classes and there is no pro-rating of classes. Make-up classes are offered to currently enrolled students and do not replace monthly tuition.


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Studio Holidays and Closures

With the exception of private parties, events, or special art camps, there are no classes on Sundays and Mondays. 

The studio is closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day

  • Memorial Day

  • The week of July 4th

  • Labor Day Weekend

  • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

  • Annual End of Summer Closure August 2018

There are no makeups if your class falls on any of the above listed days.