FAQs

How often do the 2-hour classes meet?
We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.


Do I need to bring any materials with me to the art lessons?

No, all materials necessary for the lessons are provided.


How many students might be in Kim and Cindy’s art classes?

We have a capacity of 8 students per session so you will have lots of individual instruction.


What is Monart?

Monart is the art school founded by Mona Brookes, author of Drawing With Children and Drawing for Older Children and Teens, A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too.  Her school is in Berkeley, CA.  Kim and Cindy have been trained by Mona in her art teaching methods and they are using many of her lessons as well as developing their own lessons.  More information about Monart can be found on-line at www.monart.com.


Can you tell me more about Kim and Cindy’s backgrounds?

Kim has been a Kindergarten teacher with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for the past seven years.  She has always had a strong interest in art, having grown up in Europe visiting many of the world’s great museums. Her love of teaching blends perfectly into establishing a school of art with her mother, Cindy.

Cindy has been a public school teacher of art and mathematics for the past 26 years.  Newly retired, she has decided to focus on her love of teaching art by establishing Kim and Cindy’s Monterey Art Studio with her daughter, Kim.  Cindy has taught art to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and has worked with adults in Europe through the US Army Education Center when her husband was stationed at various military bases in the UK and Germany.

 

Where can I buy art supplies to use at home?
You can find art supplies locally at Aaron Brothers, Beverly’s, or Michael’s.  On-line, we buy our materials and supplies at http://www.dickblick.com/ .

 

At what age can my child start taking drawing lessons?
We have had students as young as 4 years old in our one-hour classes.  We start them in the Drawing Through the Alphabet series which includes practice writing the letter and word for the subject being drawn as well as a story about the subject.

 

What media is used in the classes?
We have worked with pen and ink, marker, colored pencil,  pastels, watercolor, and pencil.

 

Do you have adult classes?
Yes, our adults have been meeting twice a month for two-hour sessions.

 

Do we pay by the month or by the lesson?
Monthly is preferred, but at this time, we are accepting payment by the lesson when a student is not able to come to our lessons regularly.

 

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Testimonials

I am always amazed at the work the kids bring home from their lesson.  They love working with Kim and Cindy. 
Mari F.