Meet Our Teachers


"Hi everyone! My name is Carly, proud owner and teacher of The Vivid Canvas Art Studio. Before becoming owner of our awesome, little studio, I had been a teacher here for three years and really grew close to the friendly, artistic community we have established. While teaching here, I have been also attending Moorpark College for Fine Arts. I love the challenge in art of creating the illusion of three-dimensional subjects/objects through the use of two-dimensional materials. In particular, I really enjoy working with graphite, and acrylic and oil paint the most. When I'm not teaching or working on my own personal art pieces, I'm usually keeping my crazy dog, Cooper, busy!

It fills my heart with such happiness to teach and share the fascinating experience of art with others, of all ages. Art is necessary in all of our lives', and I am so thrilled that I can provide a comfortable space for anyone, of any age, to create art."



"Hello friends! My name is Andrew and I'm excited to meet and work with you! I've worked here for more than three years now, all while being a student at CSU Channel Islands, studying art and pursuing an MFA in Studio Art; My eventual goal is becoming a college art professor. I've been mostly self-taught, developing my own drawing and painting skills for more than 20 years of my life, and focusing on illustration and painting of the human figure; I especially love teaching figure drawing and anatomy to my students. As a student myself, I've learned so much and grown in my knowledge and ability to draw and paint. Every new thing I learn, I immediately apply to the lessons I teach, adapting to get better results out of the students. Looking forward to working with you!"



"Hello! My name is Helle; I have been an artist/illustrator for over 30 years, having earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I currently illustrate children's books and paint portraits on commission. Over the years, I have painted murals for hospitals, businesses and residential. I have also worked as a background artist in the animation industry and have had my work displayed in galleries. I specialize in portraits of children and animals, working in oils; however, I also work with other mediums like acrylics, watercolor, graphite, etc.

I enjoy teaching children the joy of art. 'Children learn. develop critical skills, and have fun when provided the opportunity for creative artistic expression. Painting, coloring, writing, making music, and making crafts are all creative activities. Creative expression helps children articulate their feelings and thoughts.' "



"Welcome to The Vivid Canvas! My name is Cassidy, and I have been working as an art teacher here, formerly known as Young At Art for two years while attending Moorpark College to finish an AS in Graphic Design. I am enthused to help and be a part of the new Vivid Canvas art studio. I have always had a passion for a wide realm of the arts since I was very young, whether it be acting, singing, dancing, photography and film!"



"Hello everyone! My name is Dana and I am so delighted to work here as an art instructor. As a child, art was my favorite hobby. I spent my summers drawing and painting. While attending Santa Susana High School, I majored in the Academy of Accelerated Academics and minored in the Academy of Performing Arts with dance. My first official art class was Drawing and Composition I at Moorpark College, and I immediately wanted to pursue a future career in art. I completed my AA Degree in Studio Arts. I have realized that art is not only a creative outlet for personal expression, it is a way to give back and inspire our community. I feel so lucky to be a part of this art studio!"