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Cara Franke, Owner and Teacher

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 18+ years in both public and private schools, I realize the importance for everyone to experience 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.  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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Sayra Boerner, Teacher

I received my BA in Theatre from Whitman College, and I have been teaching and working with children in some form for the better part of the past decade, most recently as an instructor at Outside the Box in Woodland Hills. Inspired by what I learned teaching at OTB, I started my own co-op program, Seedlings, which focuses on the child's social-emotional growth, encourages creativity through process art projects, and incorporates plenty of free play, where the real learning happens.


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Sarah Kaplan, Teacher

I have worn many different hats over the past six years: art teacher, preschool teacher, music/drama teacher, camp counselor, and even cake decorator! My former experience includes working for a non-profit organization as an Art Educator, teaching in elementary schools and throughout the community, and additionally as an Art Specialist at the Center of Ocean Learning, a private preschool in Malibu. I am passionate about helping children discover themselves through multiple art forms, imaginative play, and most importantly, learning to enjoy the process of creating. I am currently in school to receive my B.A. in Psychology, in hopes of becoming a marriage and family therapist, with an emphasis in early childhood development. In my spare time, you’ll most likely find me holding a yoga pose, writing a new song, or splattering some paint onto a fresh canvas.