Learn with Nicole Monahan

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


Registration for art camps opens Feb. 1st
Camps are outdoors and nature/art driven. Camps fill fast, but we do have a wait list that we pull from if a spot opens up.
Not taking on new students at this time. Contact Nicole to be on the wait list.

Welcome to my relaxing and inspiring studio among the ferns and frogs near Seattle, Washington! 

Walk the forest path, visit the goats, chickens, bunnies, reptiles and create art!

Join Nicole Monahan at Molbaks and learn how to sketch flowers and plants with ease.  We will explore Molbak's and learn fun tips to capture the light, color, perspective & whimsy of your garden. Good for beginners and intermediates.
August 17th 10am-12pm 
COVID-19 has made our global adventures take a pause, but we are busy planning for fun in the states! Sign up for our newsletter so you can get the inside scoop of our retreat plans for yoga and art as things open up!
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buddy life draw class
buddy life draw class

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summer art camp
summer art camp

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funny bunny

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"So theraputic, I really need this every week

to recharge"



Available for private lessons & parties

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"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."


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


"Thank you so much! Soren is not very confident or keen on drawing, but you made it super fun!!! Thank you so much for “feeling out your class” and adapting it to their temperament! It was super fun for Soren and now he’s excited to draw more! Thanks again!"


Acrylic Painting

Available for private lessons & parties

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


"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"


Want a more immersive art experience infused with the culture of another country? Try one of my global retreats! Past retreats have included Costa Rica, Morocco, and Sardinia Italy.
**The 2020 retreat to Zambia Africa has been postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to offer this in the future.  
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 Instructor, Nicole Monahan is an award winning professional artist and teacher who has run her own Architecture company and Seattle art gallery. She has been teaching art for over 15 years in museums, schools, and various venues around the world.


Nicole has Illustrated12 children's books and regularly works with businesses, governmental 

agencies and private entities for Illustrations and public art. Currently she is writing and illustrating a collection of non-fiction books for children.


Join her to advance your skills with traditional and contemporary art techniques. Learn secrets to help you grow as an artist, have fun, and relax creating your art! Nicole supports each student through their individual learning process and encourages creativity and personal expression every step of the way.


Take classes at the studio in the middle of a relaxing and magical forest or join Nicole in a  workshop or on an amazing global art retreat! Inquire for pricing and availability of school and museum visits, events and conference workshops.

"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!"

Nicole Stremlow Monahan is dedicated to create quality Illustration for you. Monahan Studio also offers Art Classes for kids, teens, and adults in Woodinville Washington and around the world. Shop for your favorite Monahan illustrations on leggings! Check out Nicole Stremlow Monahan's Destination Art Retreats!  Do you know About me site. please Contact me.