“Chava is a wonderful teacher of art to whom we were glad to have entrusted our children.”         Steven Spielberg &  Kate Capshaw “Chava is a wonderful teacher of art to whom we were glad to have entrusted our children.”         Steven Spielberg &  Kate Capshaw “Chava is a wonderful teacher of art to whom we were glad to have entrusted our children.”         Steven Spielberg &  Kate Capshaw “Chava is a wonderful teacher of art to whom we were glad to have entrusted our children.”         Steven Spielberg &  Kate Capshaw “Chava is a wonderful teacher of art to whom we were glad to have entrusted our children.”         Steven Spielberg &  Kate Capshaw

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What better way to enjoy fine art classes in Santa Monica than in your own location with Private fine art classes? Design your own art class in Santa Monica and surrounding areas for adults or children. I offer oil painting classes, acrylic painting classes, as well as watercolors and drawing lessons. One-on-one and small groups, all levels welcome. Personalized, supportive art coaching designed for your artistic goals!

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Make Prints of Small Paintings

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Horses in Art

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Sketching with Paint

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