What people are saying about us...

Dec 18, 2015 by Rose

Great art teacher

My daughter has been taking Avianne’s art classes for two years now and she loves ever single classes and she learned so much over the year. My daughter took different art classes in the past and she didn’t learned as much and effectively as right now. I highly recommend her art classes for any ages with any skill levels.


May 31, 2015 by Vickie Aboumrad

Fresh, Creative Mind!

I have had the privilege of working with Avianne for over a year now. She has been wonderfully enthusiastic and has helped me rediscover my love of art. She is a master as what she does – she’s encouraged me to take my creativity to a whole new level. Avianne truly enjoys sharing her lifetime of knowledge and is an advocate for her student’s successes.


May 31, 2015 by Kathleen Stear

Great Class

My daughter is having a great time learning and creating in a supportive environment. She is shy around new people and rather quiet, but has been made to feel very welcome and comfortable in Avianne’s class. A great experience.


May 29, 2015 by Priya Jayaraman

Awesome, highly recommended

I started with art as an adult, well into my 30s. Having stated with Avianne, it’s like discovering a treasure I did not know I had! Engela is helping my refine my skills with patience and humor. Highly recommend to people of all ages especially if you think you cannot draw or paint. Yes you can!


May 29, 2015 by Olivia Johnson

Excellent Art Classes for Everyone

I would enthusiastically recommend these art classes to anyone of any age or skill level. This teacher is great and the classes are unlike any other classes I have ever participated in before. You will learn so much about yourself, not just about making art!


Feb 14, 2014 by Maria Carrasco

Adult Art Classes

I am very fortunate to be taking art instruction from Avianne! I came to her late in 2012 as a very rusty artist. My desire was to be taught and learn everything to know about art, art history and how to improve as an artist. Avianne is an amazing teacher and skilled artist with such a love for her craft. I have learned and improved so much in my drawing and painting that I’m actually having people ask to purchase my art. Anyone looking for real art instruction should take her classes.


Feb 11, 2014 by Xu Ying

Excellent Art Classes

My daughter loves the art classes. I find the Art Academy and teacher very professional. The children learn so much. It is not like the crafts they usually learn in art classes. They learn real fine art. I am very surprised at my daughters improvement. She can draw human anatomy very well. The kids draw better than many works I have seen from adults even. You will be glad to send your child here or to go yourself. You will learn so much and become a real artist.


Feb 7, 2014 by Rita Koselka

Inspiring Teacher

Avianne first started teaching my young children and not only did they love her, but they learned so much that was serious and gave them a deeper, richer love of art. They learned about colors, mixing and shading, perspective and anatomy and had fun doing it. I was inspired by it so much that I started taking adult classes and Avianne not only knew what she was talking about but was inspiring and encouraging to a novice adult like myself. It has been a joy for all of us to work with her.


Nov 6, 2013

by Elyse Maltz

Adult Art Classes

I am truly blessed to be able to study with Avianne. She is so talented.I feel that with just one semester so far my skills have improved.I was really afraid to start painting and now I feel like it’s second nature to me. To be able to study with someone like Engela, someone of her caliber of artist in the San Francisco Bay Area is amazing. I cannot wait to improve more.

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