FALL 2019

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This class is designed for students who like to experiment with various fine art disciplines as well as for those who already took art classes and are looking for a class with more academic value. Drawing, painting, and sculpture are being taught through fun and engaging projects, emphasizing art technique and exploring a variety of art materials.

Instructor: Fumiko A.

Studio Art: ages 12-18:  Mondays, 4:00pm-5:30pm

September: 9, 16, 23, 30

October: 7, 14, 21, 28

November: 4, 18, 25

December: 2, 9, 16



This class is designed for the more advanced student who would benefit from a longer class to create more elaborate projects with advanced materials. *Meets concurrently with Studio Art

Advanced Studio Art:  ages 12-18:  Mondays, 4:00pm-6:00pm

September: 9, 16, 23, 30

October: 7, 14, 21, 28

November: 4, 18, 25

December: 2, 9, 16



An introduction to art; incorporating drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Mommies (Dads or Grands) & their little ones will enjoy and cherish this time together.

A chaperone is required for students in this class.

Instructor: Alyssa Moon

Pint-sized Picasso’s: Pre K –K: Thursdays: 10:00am-11:00am

September: 5, 12, 19, 26

October: 3, 10, 17, 24

November: 10/31, 7, 14, 21

December: 5, 12, 19



Art Adventures is a great introduction to art. Students are introduced to the Elements of Art while exploring how Mater Artists throughout history used these elements. Students will tap into their creativity while using a variety of art materials and acquiring skills that will last a lifetime. Drawing, painting, collage and printmaking will be explored.

Sibling Friendly Art Adventures: K-6th: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm

Art Adventures I: K-3rd: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm

Art Adventures II: 4th-8th: Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

September: 3, 10, 17, 24

October: 1, 8, 15, 22,

November: 10/29, 5, 12, 19

December: 11/26, 3, 10, 17



Our clay classes for kids focus on creativity and exploring the endless possibilities of clay. Students are guided step-by-step through all their projects, but there is always room for their own creative vision. Students will have a chance to learn the basic methods of handbuilding: coiling, pinching, building with slabs, and sculpting. This class includes clay, glazing, and firing.

Instructor: Madison Ewing

Sibling Friendly Clay: K-6th grade: Alternating Wednesdays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Creative Clay I: K-3rd grade: Alternating Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Creative Clay II: 4th-8th grade: Alternating Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm

September:  9/4 & 9/18

October: 10/2 & 10/16

November: 10/30 & 11/13

December: 11/27 & 12/11

NIHON NO BUNKA (Japanese Art & Culture):


Students will learn about the cultural history and language of Japan, while experiencing the visual art of block printings, sculpture, origami, ceramics, Sumi-E ink painting and anime.

Instructor: Fumiko Amano

Nihon no Bunka/ Japanese Art & Culture: 5th-10th grade: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30

September: 11, 18, 25, 10/2

October: 9, 16, 23, 30

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18



This class is designed with teens and tweens in mind. Students will be learning about painting techniques in acrylic, tempera and watercolor. We will explore realism, abstract, expressionism, and surrealism. Students will be working from their own inspiration and from observation, and how to tell a story through painting.

Instructor: Fumiko Amano

Fundamentals of Painting: 8th-12th grade: Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm

September: 11, 18, 25, 10/2

October: 9, 16, 23, 30

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18



Students will learn fundamental drawing techniques to create representational & imaginative drawings of various subject matter. Techniques such as line, shading, and blending; and principles such as composition are taught. Students will learn to draw perspective and from observation. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, colored pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are guided, projects will be varied to keep things interesting and fun.

Instructor: Alyssa Moon

Sibling Drawing: K-6th grade: Thursdays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Fundamentals of Drawing I: 1st-3rd grade: Thursdays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Fundamentals of Drawing II: 4th-8th grade: Thursdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

September: 5, 12, 19, 26

October: 3, 10, 17, 24

November: 10/31, 7, 14, 21

December: 5, 12, 19



This class is a fun and totally hands-on foundation course on throwing on the wheel.  Students will be guided in a step-by-step process and will learn how to center, pull a pot, and trim.  Students will learn to throw various shapes, leading to successful bowls, mugs, cups, vases etc.  to enjoy. Clay and all firing and glaze materials included

Instructor: Alyssa Moon

Teen Clay: 8th-12th grade: Wednesdays 10:00am–11:30am

September: 4, 11, 18, 25

October: 2, 9, 16, 23

November: 10/30, 6, 13, 20

December: 11/27, 4, 11, 18

Teen Clay: 8th-12th grade: Fridays, 4:00pm-5:30pm

September: 6, 13, 20, 27

October: 4, 11, 18, 25

November: 1, 8, 15, 22

December: 6, 13, 20



Creative Explorations blends art and imagination into unique art-based experiences and experiments using various media to expose students to a wide variety of artist’s techniques, tools, and art forms. By working with both 2D and 3D materials, students will learn to think creatively about art and the amazing role it plays in our wonderful world!

Instructor: Alyssa Moon & Madison Ewing

Creative Explorations: 6th-12th grade: Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

September: 7, 14, 21, 28

October: 5, 12, 19, 26

November: 2, 9, 16, 23

December: 7, 14, 21


Sibling friendly classes are the same as our after-school classes, but offered during the school day allowing families to have all of their children in one class for their convenience. These classes are ideal for families who home-school. Class participants only please.

Pintsized Picassos: Pre K –K: Tuesdays: 10:00am-11:00am

Sibling Friendly Art Adventures: K-6th: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm

Sibling Friendly Clay: K-6th grade: Alternating Wednesdays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Sibling Drawing: K-6th grade: Thursdays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

The Chartreuse Muse Art School is a certified vendor for Connecting Waters, Great Valley Academy, Hart Ransom, Hickman and Keyes to Learning Charter Schools.

*If you don’t see your school listed ask how we can become a vendor!

**Please note that all our kids classes are “drop off” classes, unless otherwise stated. After teaching for many years, our owners believe that children are less inhibited in their creative exploration when they are not being watched by their parents or other family members. 

Our art instructors are carefully chosen and are fingerprinted and background checked before working with students.

Thank you for understanding. We look forward to working with your budding artists!





Please join us for an Artist Reception on Thursday August 15,  5-8pm

Theme :
Print Exchanges typically have a theme. This helps to coordinate the artwork and provides artists a perspective world within which to create their prints. The theme of this print exchange is titled “Tiny Anomalies”. The definition of anomalies is as follows, “…something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.” Some synonyms (words that are similar to the definition) are oddity, peculiarity, abnormality, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, deviation, aberration, quirk, freak, exception, departure, divergence, variation. This print exchange’s theme was inspired by the work that is traditionally made by each artist. Each of these participating artists traditionally create abstract work that show various expressions, deep rooted feelings,
shapes that motivate questioning, and expressive lines that push the viewer’s eye around the page. Each of these artists in themselves are anomalies. This show provides the viewer a small window within which to peer into the artists various realms of artistic expression. We hope you enjoy what we offer.

Who We Are :
We are all experienced artists. Most of us are graduates from CSU Stanislaus who have
received their BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) and BA (Bachelor of Art). All of us are passionate about creating work that bridges connections between the viewer and our artwork. All of us can be found on Instagram. If you’d like to check out our progression in this world that we share give us a follow!

Instagram Handles :
@kolaya_wilson @victoria_hardy_ @maritzadiaz77 @madisonewingstudio @alyssahaleymoon
@love.light.loft @moonspittles @zobodoodles @mythandarrowpress @juli_jules25

A Summer Print Exchange

Please join us for an Artist Reception on Thursday August 15,  5-8pm


The Chartreuse Muse opened its doors as a contemporary gallery in Modesto in 2002. In September of 2007, The Muse moved to its new location at 918 10th Street, right across from the Gallo Center and into the heart of downtown Modesto. The Muse offers works in a wide range of media from talented local and regional artists. Whether your interest is painting, ceramics, glass work, photography, metalwork, or handcrafted jewelry, you’ll find unique artwork with a modern sensibility at The Muse.


The Chartreuse Muse is also an Art School. Muse teachers as well as visiting guest artists offer a curriculum to suit all interests, for students from preschool through adult age. All skill levels are welcome. Click on “Art School” above for information about current course offerings.


In 2017 The Muse added the Clay Studio, a fully equipped studio dedicated solely to the clay arts, including potters wheels, slab roller, wet cabinet, kiln and more. Offering  classes and studio use for artists and hobbyists this new creative space is designed to inspire.


Classes & worksshops for Adults





When: Friday September 20: 10am-4pm & Saturday September 21:  12n-2pm
Cost:  $125

Create a one of a kind mosaic art piece with a mixture of found objects and handcrafted clay tiles.
Perfect for beginners or those just wanting to explore a fun, new creative medium! 
This two-day workshop will be taught by artist Karen Kingsbury.

Please note there is a $25 material fee due to the instructor the day of workshop.
***Please select either Underwater Theme or Garden Theme from the options at checkout.


• Feel free to bring your lunch, or there are many lunch spots within walking distance. • Friday Students will meet 10am-4pm • Saturday we will only meet 12 noon to 2pm to grout our pieces. •




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Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12n-4pm

Third Thursday Artwalk 10am-9pm

Clay Studio:

Open Studio:  Saturday 12n-4pm

Classes: See current schedule