Our variety of art classes in drawing and painting in Thousand Oaks encourage the unique creativity of each student and don't involve watching videos, or reading books beforehand. The difference at Art is Our Passion is that our instructors have a college degree in art or design. Start at any time with a particular program that best matches a student's experience and individual interest in art. Each student's progress is charted by completion of a defined list of projects in all of our art classes for kids and adults. We ask only for a month-to-month commitment. All studio & online classes maintain a maximum of four students per instructor.

We want you to see our studio, meet us, and see what our students are working on! Please call 818-991-5514 with any questions and to schedule your free intro class.

• Ages 6 to seniors, never more than four students per teacher
• All students have a choice in what they select to draw along with the instructors, always a separate drawing for student and teacher
• No membership fees, only a month to month commitment
• We love beginners!, different art programs for kids, teens, adults 

• Our instructors hold a college degree in an art or design discipline, and are working professionals in an art related field.

• Many former students accepted and have graduated as college art and design majors, as well as architects, engineering disciplines and working their field locally.

• Now in our 16th year of operation in the Conejo Valley

We teach interested students from age 5 on up. Our skilled instructors encourage learning and mastering basic drawing skills to create artwork you can be proud of from day one.

​ ​​​​​​Ballot RESULTS of the 27th Student Art Show & Contest

DECEMBER 18, 2019:


1.) Age 5-6 Pastels  
1. Julianna Bille 6 pastels
2. Eva Rifenbark (tie) 6 pastels
2. Ryan Chen (tie) 6 pastels
3. Soren Dickman( tie) 5 pastels
3. Ilakkiyaa Gandi (tie) 6 pastels
3. Sophia Hlinka (tie) 6 pastels

2.) Age 7 Pastels 
1. Jeremy Semenic 7 pastels
2. Sarah Chen 7 pastels
3. Hudson Murphy (tie) 7 pastels
3. Kshetra Pamidi (tie) 7 pastels

3.) Age 8 Pastels 
1. Micaela Kashyap (tie) 8 pastels
1. Neal Tran (tie) 8 pastels
2. Theo Dickman (tie) 8 pastels
2. Isabela Trejo (tie) 8 pastels

4.) Age 7-8 Mixed Media
1. Valeria Melgar 8 mixed media
2. Delphine Rausch (tie) 9 mixed media
2. Hailey Huang (tie) 7 mixed media

5.) Age 9 Pastels 
1. Elizabeth Wu 9 pastels
2. Alyssa Colacioppo (tie) 9 pastels
2. Christine Dao (tie) 9 pastels
3. Ayli Moghaddam (tie) 9 pastels
3. San San Pang Ting (tie) 9 pastels

6.) Age 9-10 Oil Pastels 
1. Isabella Wang 9 oil pastels
2. Emma Kashyap 11 oil pastels

7.) Age 10-11 Pastels 
1. Tyson Kato 10 pastels
2. Angeli Chen (tie) 10 pastels
2. Jaylin Wang (tie) 11 pastels
3. Rita Chen 10 pastels

8.) Age 10-11 Scratch-Board 
1. Aritro Bhowmick 10 scratchbrd
2. Allison Dunn 11 scratchbrd

9.) Age 11 Pastels
1. Kenzie Langford 11 pastels
2. Bhavya Shanmugam 11 pastels
3. Talon Clinger 11 pastels

10.) Age 10-11 Mixed Media 
1.Olivia Sofranko 10 mixed media
2. Benjamin Earley (tie) 11 mixed media
2. Hannah Huang tie 10 mixed media

11.) Age 10-11 Pencil
1. Michelle Wu 11 pencil
2. Eliza Williams 10 pencil
3. Anna LaGuardia 11 pencil

12.) Age 10-11 Charcoal
1. Julia Feinfield 11 charcoal
2. Cathleen Chen 11 charcoal
3. Sarah O’Callaghan (tie) 11 charcoal
3. Ry Kawashima (tie) 11 charcoal
3. Hollis Rausch (tie) 11 charcoal
3. Dylan Foster (tie) 11 charcoal
3 .Emily Mercado (tie) 10 charcoal

13.) Age 9-12 Watercolor
1.Mateo Miller (tie) 12 watercolor
1. Isabella Bille (tie) 9 watercolor
2. Matteo Chiappetta 11 watercolor
3. Amy Chen 11 watercolor




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14.) Age 12 Mixed Media
1. Stella Lin 12 mixed media
2. Mathew Horowitz 12 mixed media
3. Avi Gulrajani (tie) 12 mixed media
3. Kaila Wheeler (tie) 12 mixed media

15.) Age 12-14 Charcoal
1. Channyn Yeh 14 charcoal
2. Nahlini Hauser 12 charcoal
3. Raedyn Sorensen (tie) 12 charcoal
3. Reid Donohue (tie) 12 charcoal

16.) Age 12-13 Pastels
1. Ellise Lee 13 pastels
2. Gianna Colacioppo 12 pastels
3. Mia Rodriguez (tie) 13 pastels
3. Mark Shramek (tie) 12 pastels

17.) Age 14 Pastels
1. Jake McIntire 14 pastels
2. Jenna Stubblefield 14 pastels

18.) Age 14-16 Mixed Media
1. Tea Sklar (tie) 14 mixed media
1. Kari Sorensen (tie) 14 mixed media
2. Jacklyn Zhao (tie) 14 mixed media
2. Chloe Michaels (tie) 16 mixed media

19.) Age 15-Adult Open
1. Lori Schur A oil painting
2. Daniel Subotnik 16 digital

20.) Adult Mixed Media
1. Mary Kashyap (tie) A mixed media
1. Lori Riddle (tie) A mixed media
2. Kevin Zucker (tie) A mixed media
2. Brian Bille (tie) A mixed media

21.) Adult Charcoal
1. Patricia Hollmann A charcoal
2. Sharon Adams A charcoal (tie)
2. Michael Rice A charcoal (tie)

22.) Adult Pastels
1. Angelica Zhang A pastels
2. Bob Sheller (tie) A pastels
2. Carol Lancaster (tie) A pastels
3. Chris Adams (tie) A pastels 
3. Paul Alcala (tie) A pastels 

Best in Show

Best in Show Age 12 & under:
Stella Lin 12 mixed media

Best in Show Age 13 & over:
1. Mary Kashyap (tie) A mixed media
1. Lori Riddle (tie) A mixed media​

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Due to COVID-19, we currently offer both online and in-studio classes. Online classes via Zoom are Monday thru Friday, mornings & afternoons. Our In-Studio classes are mornings & afternoons Monday thru Thursday and 9-1pm Saturdays. Call or email for more info and availability 818.991.5514 or tom@artisourpassion.com