The Vivid Canvas is so thrilled to serve you and your students with the best personalized art classes in Simi Valley! We specialize in 2D fine art mediums, so if art is your thing, then this is the place for you!
We look forward to seeing you here!
Let's face it, Covid-19 has been our reality for a couple of years now. At The Vivid Canvas, health and safety is just as important as the quality art lessons we provide. You can rest assured that we have been consistently doing all that we can to ensure a clean environment safe for all of our students.
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
Teaching art is our passion. We want every student to feel accomplished and creatively expressive. Students will be taught to see shapes, lines, colors, and spaces that they didn't recognize before. The teachers break down each piece of art into a step-by-step method, providing guidance to the student through each phase of the creative process.
We take pride in our teachers and their artistic abilities. All of the teachers are artists and have had or are currently continuing their art education. Carly, Andrew, Mary, Dana, Jensen and Amanda all bring their own creativity, passion, and talent to each student. From landscapes to animals to still-lives, traditional to contemporary, we make sure all of our students learn about, experience, and create many different styles of art.
Our students work in a program based on their age and skill level. While most students start in the Drawing/Pastel Basics Program, older and more advanced students are placed in a program after we meet and discuss their needs and wants.
Drawing/Pastel Basics Program
Learn the basics of drawing and establish the fine motor skills of hand-eye coordination. This program is designed for young artists who are just starting out, or for young artists who need help refining their drawing abilities. (Ages 6 and up)
Our drawing program easily adapts to whatever level of skill the student currently has, beginner to experienced. In this program, we have the flexibility of using various mediums (graphite, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, etc.), but all pieces begin with a strong drawing. (Ages 10 and up)
Learn the basics of watercolors. Watercolor pieces all start with a strong drawing; so either the Drawing/Pastel Basics Program or the Drawing Program should be completed before starting this program, unless discussed when enrolling.
Once drawing skills are established, and the student is ready for a new challenge, the Acrylics Program is the way to go. Starting off with a drawing is optional with acrylics, making the ability to draw imperative before beginning this program. In this program, we can start off as simple or complex as the student's needs are.
Before painting with oils, the student must have strong painting abilities with the acrylic medium. In the Oils Program, we teach the student various techniques of how to use and apply oil paint, as it is quite different than acrylics in the sense of application.