Kim JimenezKim Jimenez has taught Kindergarten for the last 6 years at LaMesa Elementary, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.  She attended the University of Maryland – Europe and graduated from Fresno State University.  Kim has traveled extensively throughout the United States and lived for 12 years in Europe.

Cindy CardinaleCindy Cardinale possesses a degree in Art Education (K-12) from Ohio State University and obtained her California Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.  Cindy has taught Art and Math for 26 years in public schools – 5 years with Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and 21 years in California.  She  has traveled extensively throughout the United States and lived for 12 years in Europe. Cindy retired in May, 2013 from public school teaching to return to her first love – Art.  She has always dreamed of starting her own Art school and doing it with her daughter, Kim is more than she ever hoped for.

On our training and lessons from Mona Brookes

Kim and Cindy have been trained and certified by Mona Brookes, founder of Monart Schools and author of several books including Drawing With Children and Drawing With Teens and Adults.

We use many of Mona’s art lessons and design our own lessons using her format.

The Drawing Through the Alphabet series for young children has an academic component which includes practice of writing the letter and word of the object to be drawn in the lesson.  The Drawing Through Geography series includes information about a country’s culture.

The lessons are primarily drawing lessons and media may include pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, pastels, markers, and occasionally, water color.


Student drawing of beetles


  • Drawing for adults
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


  • Basic Drawing for ages 5 – 8
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Intermediate Drawing for ages 8 +
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  • Basic Drawing for ages 5 – 8
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  •  Basic Drawing for ages 7- 12
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 1st and 3rd

  •  Intermediate Drawing for ages 8 +
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.





Basic Drawing: (1 hour – weekly)


Intermediate Drawing: (90 min. – weekly)


Saturdays and Evenings: (2 hours)



*We are located in Monterey at 21 San Bernabe Drive.

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I’ve never been a confident artist and this class has helped me produce some really beautiful pictures!
Kacy D.