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Cara

Do you feel passionate about making stuff? Me, too! It's the endless possibilities that lay ahead when sitting in front of paint or a new pen. I am The Arterie's lead teacher and studio owner and I get excited when students share a similar love of art. When I opened the studio, I knew I'd wanted a relaxed and supportive, judgment-free space, where we might strive for perfection but know that we’ll never get there ;-)  Having taught for over 17 years in both public and private schools, I realize the importance for everyone to experience artistic freedom and creative expression. I am formally trained in watercolor painting, hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Art Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed my graduate work in Art Education and Fine Arts at CSUN.  My knowledge and experience in art coupled with diverse interests and a continued curiosity allow students opportunities to grow as artists. When I’m not in the studio, I can be found outside, reading a good book, painting, or hanging with my husband and our super cute kiddo.

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Mieriam

Two of my greatest passions are teaching and art. I started doing art at a young age and refined my skills through private lessons and later receiving my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from California State University Channel Islands. I’ve been teaching and working with children for more than ten years.

One of my fascinations in art is how it reveals the true uniqueness of every individual. 

My goal as a teacher at The Arterie is to help artists turn their creativity into something tangible by practicing their skills and encouraging their ideas.