The MUSE is going virtual!!!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering online art classes for the remainder of our SPRING 2020 session! Currently enrolled students should be emails with updates regarding our online art class transitions.  IF  you have not heard from us or have more questions, give us a call at 209-522-0935


Teacher: Ellen Roehne

Art Adventures is our new virtual art class with versions for beginning students up to advanced. In this course, students will receive an art packet with all the supplies they will need to create 8 original art pieces. We will explore master artists, learning about their subjects, styles and techniques while using a variety of materials. Students will also learn about the Elements of Art (line, shape/form, value, color, texture and space) and how they can use these to create both representational and imaginative works of art.

Join us for a virtual Adventure in Art!

Beginners Art Adventures

Intermediate Art Adventures

Advanced Art Adventures


Our SUMMER 2020 offerings will be posted soon!

We will have options for both in-person and virtual  settings!

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!






Paintings by Susan Stephenson with special works by David Glaister








Please join us for an Artist Reception on Saturday February 1st,  6-8pm

Coming Soon….


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 & workshops for Adults


click here for CLAY & POTTERY classes

Firs Friday Date Nights

Every First Friday 6pm- 7:30 $40 per couple Pre-registration encouraged.

Sign Up Here


Beginning Painting for Adults

This class will cover the basics, like color mixing and how to apply paint with various techniques. Additional topics include perspective, proportion and color theory. Students will choose the subject matter for their paintings with guided instruction. Various creative styles of painting will be explored for further inspiration.

WEDNESDAYS – 6:00pm- 8:00pm

March 25- April 29

Instructor: Fumiko Amano

$150 Click HERE to sign up




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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