Art Classes / Drawing and Painting Classes for

Kids, Teens & Adults at Monahan Studio 

Near Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue & Bothell

Monahan Studio offers Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults. Group, Private or semi-private lessons available for people of all levels, and abilities. Focus is on drawing and painting classes through building on traditional and contemporary art skills. Unleash your creative side, relax, and have fun in these supportive art classes.  Materials included for all drawing and painting classes for kids, teens and adults in Woodinville and around the world. 

Private lesson and semi private lessons Call for more info
Kids, Teens, and Adult Painting and Drawing Art Classes 

 

Click on Art Class for more info & to register:

Kids-Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm    

Teens-Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

Adults-Wednesday 10:30am-12pm

 

Session 1: 

January 8th-February 5th

 

Session 2:  

March 5th-April 2nd

 

Session 3:

April 23rd - May 21st

Session 4:

September 24th-Oct. 22nd

Session 5:

November 19th-December 17th

Private lessons - year-round

Yoga & Art Retreats 

Summer Art Camps 

Registration opens in Feb. 

* All materials included in every class

Adult Painting & Drawing Lessons
Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm
Teen Art Lessons
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
Kids Art Lessons
Thursdays 5-6pm
Zambia Art/Yoga Retreat & Safari
Learn to draw and paint African wildlife and landscapes in Africa! Go on safari's, practice Yoga, and be inspired do amazing art
Summer Art Camp
Summer Camp schedule & registration: Feb. 2020
Private Drawing and Painting Lesson
Please call to inquire about availability. Private lessons can be weekly or a one time lesson. Lessons can be one student or up to 10. We can even do painting parties.
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Curriculum: Group Art classes have a drawing/sketching based curriculum with various drawing and painting mediums to keep lessons fun. Drawing is an important foundation to be successful in any art medium. Various drawing and painting mediums will be used including charcoal, graphite, watercolor, pastel, ink, acrylic, and printmaking. Kids art classes will also have sculpture. Students explore sketching & drawing techniques that support successful composition, proportions, likeness to subject, creating depth, lighting, perspective, brainstorming ideas, and creativity to make it unique. In my art retreats, travel sketching is typically taught with bonus lessons specific to the trip and where in the world it is located.

 

 Nicole's Philosophy:

I believe in patiently supporting each student to grow and develop their artistic voice through traditional and contemporary techniques. I teach these techniques through hands on demonstration, observation of real life, showing examples of completed art, and offering images. I encourage creative thought and critical thinking. I believe it is important to work right next to students to help each student individually see how and why certain techniques are important in completing a great piece of art. In doing this, it is my hope that each student will then have the confidence, desire, and ability be able to use these techniques to produce a piece of art that is unique anytime, not just in class. I have found students advance in skill and are much more proud of their work when taught in this manner.

~Nicole Stremlow Monahan, Instructor

"I've had 3 lessons and hope to continue indefinitely. Nicole is a wonderful teacher: soothing and kind and direct. Her style matches mine completely. I look forward to our lessons every week. Thank you, Nicole"

~Molly

"I had a very nice learning experience with Nicole for the last few months. She is very talented and versatile artist. I learned a lot of new techniques, media and styles of drawing from her. She makes learning very enjoyable and relaxing at her studio which is located in the most beautiful surroundings."

~Jennifer

"So theraputic, I really need this every week to recharge"

~Julie

"I enjoyed my time with you(Nicole)....your gentle and unassuming spirit was fabulous and I thank you for it!" 

~Joan

"Angela loved the art work the boys created!  And I love your "so good with kids" teaching style."

"It is the only time during the week I can really let my mind go, relax, and not feel judged"

~Samantha

Nicole Stremlow Monahan was a presenter for the 

2018 NAEA Conference.

(National Arts Education 

Association) 

Certification in MEDIC First AidBasicPlus CPR, AED, and First Aid, 2018

Member of National Art Education Association

Looking to offer art workshops at your school, homeschool group, retirement home, plant nursery, or other venue? Inquire with me!

***All materials are always included for every class and workshop! You even receive a sketchbook to keep!***

 

If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, please contact Nicole to talk about setting up a special class for you and your friends.

 

What adults are saying:

"Nicole was a blessing. I looked all over for a class to fit my grandkids schedule and couldn't find one....Nicole was one of the artists to reply. She gave them a safe and exceptional environment in which to learn. She worked with me on hours, scheduling, and price. I highly recommend Nicole Monahan!"
 
"I took a friend and we had such a great time. Will go back :)"
 
"... we just went last night. What an amazing experience! Their studio is in a breathtaking location with a view of the forest and a stream. The instruction was good, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. It was fun chatting with the other pairs while expressing ourselves creatively. Highly recommend!"
 
"This is the east-side's best kept secret!"
 
​What kids are saying:
​"you tot me a lot, you are a osum tetcher!"
 
"I love everything you show us"
 
"Thank you for teaching me landscape art. I really like how you spend so much time just to make art special"
 
"You are the best art teacher ever!"
To register for a class, or for any additional questions, please contact Nicole Stremlow Monahan at (206)510-3421

 

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