Monahan Studio Art School
on hold due
**I am hopeful camps & summer workshops will be able to go on as scheduled. I will send out confirmation closer to the camp date.
"I enjoyed my time with you Nicole....your gentle and unassuming spirit was fabulous and I thank you for it!"
"So theraputic, I really need this every week to recharge"
"Angela loved the art work the boys created! And I love your "so good with kids" teaching style."
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 filed workshop or on an amazing global art retreat! Inquire for pricing and availability of school and museum visits, events and conference workshops.
"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"
"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!"
"It is the only time during the week I can really let my mind go, relax, and not feel judged"
"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."
Wednesday Classes Sept.-May
2020 Art Camps, Masterclass Series
& Global Retreats
zambia art safariJoin Dr. Patti Shelton and Nicole Monahan on an amazing African Art and Yoga Safari! October/November 2020
Botanical SketchingLearn to sketch your garden botanicals and more! All skill levels. One class will be at Molbaks in june for adults and another will be at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in July for teens
sail and sketchLearn how to sail in a mini hands on lesson then learn to watercolor your boat. Details coming soon.
Reptile & AmphinbiansTour the Reptile Zoo with Nicole. Learn how to sketch reptiles and amphibians. Possible touch & feeding experience.
Animal Encounter & Sketch DaySpend the day at the Zoo with Nicole learning to sketch on the go. Go behind the scenes to talk with zookeepers, touch and feed a Rhino or Giraffe. Walk with a horticulturist to learn about the plants so you can better sketch them.
***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.