Let the Muse bring out the artist in you.

The Chartreuse Muse was created by two women with a passion for creativity and art making. At the Chartreuse Muse we believe it is important to focus on the academic side of art making in order to provide students with a solid foundation from which they can grow. Our highly qualified teachers create lessons that focus on teaching technique, art history, and the elements of art.

We offer classes for children and adults with a range of skills from beginner to advanced. Please see our selection of classes below and visit our registration page to sign up!

Children's Classes

2nd Saturday Workshops

Ages 7-12yrs. 3pm-5pm  

These are themed workshops for students to explore a  variety of art mediums including paint, ink, and clay; while  creating a fun seasonal project.

September: Fall Landscape Painting on Canvas 

October: Hangable Clay Mask  

November: Printmaking Cards and Wrapping Paper 

December: Holiday Gifts for Mom and Dad 

Pintsize Picassos

Thursdays 11am-12pm 

(3-6 years accompanied by an adult)

Pintsize Picasso is an introduction to art and self expression through drawing, painting, and clay. Moms, dads, or grands and their little ones will enjoy and cherish this time together.


Creative Clay

Creative Clay focuses on technical study and creative exploration of clay. Students are guided step-by step through all the projects, but there is always room for creative vision. Students will learn the basic methods of hand-building with clay: coil, pinch, slab, and sculpting.

Sibling Clay: K-6th grade Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 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.

Creative Clay I: K-3rd grade Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 

Creative Clay II: 4th-8th grade Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 

Art Adventures

In Art Adventures, students will create two dimensional artwork
through drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking. Students will use watercolor,
pastels, ink, and more to produce frameable treasures. Young artists will tap into their creativity and acquire skills that last a lifetime.

Sibling Art Adventures: K-6th grade/Thursdays 1:30-2:30 (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.)

Art Adventures I: K-3rd grade Thursdays 3:15-4:00

Art Adventures II: 4th-6th grade Thursdays 4:30-5:30  

Cultural Creations

5th-8th grade Wednesdays 4:00-5:00

Cultural Creations takes students around the world by exploring arts and crafts from different cultures. Russian Nesting Dolls, African Calabash Vessels, Grecian Vases, and Mexican Calavera are just a few examples of the projects to be made.


6th-12th grades Tuesdays 3:00-4:00

This class is taught on a level for tweens and teens. Students will learn successful painting composition through the use of acrylic, tempera, and watercolor paints. Students explore realism, abstract art, expressionism, and surrealism, through working from observation and their own inspiration.

Studio Art

7th-9th grades Tuesdays 4:30-6:00

Studio Art is designed for students who wish to explore a variety of art mediums, disciplines, and styles on a higher level with more academic value. These engaging projects include drawing, painting, sculpture, and more; emphasizing on technique and art material exploration.

Advanced Studio Art

9th-12th grades Tuesdays 4:30-6:30

Advance Studio Art is designed for students who have taken Studio Art. These students will benefit from the more advanced instruction and longer class time to create more elaborate projects. This is an excellent class for building a portfolio for art school, an art or design career, or college.

Teen Pottery

8th-12th grade Fridays 3:00-5:00

Teen Pottery is a fun and fully hands-on clay foundation course for throwing on the wheel. Students will be guided in a step-by-step process learning how to center, pull, and trim a pot. Students will learn to throw various forms, leading to successful bowls, cups, vases, and more.

Adult Classes

Beginning Wheel Throwing

(16 years and up!) 

Mondays 6-8pm

Thursdays 6-8pm

Saturdays 10am-12n

You’ve seen it in the movies, now learn how to do it yourself! In this introductory class, learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more. Wedging, centering, pulling, lifting and trimming are demonstrated, and basic surface decoration techniques are also explored.
This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel, though those with some experience are welcome in this class as well to learn new and slightly advanced techniques to continue to grow their skill!
Complimentary use of open studio and bisque firings included.

Please Note: To comply with CDC recommendations and the Stanislaus County mandate all class participants including the teacher will be required to wear a mask during class. We appreciate your help in meeting current requirements.