My goal at the La Jolla Art Studio is to provide a foundation in the fundamentals of art (familiarity with basic techniques, media, styles, and subject matter), while fostering a sense of creativity and personal expression in students. For children’s classes subjects such as still lifes, portraiture, figure sketching, and perspective studies work best in group projects. More often, students pursue individual projects which they can choose, or which I may suggest. Decision making is an intrinsic part of the creative process, and I always provide my budding artists with several options to choose from at each step along the way. Through this method of exercising individual choice while respecting procedural guidelines, a student will develop a unique and personal sense of artistic expression. To afford ample time for individuated attention, classes are limited to seven students. Private lessons for adults or teens are designed to fulfill each student’s individual goals. Quality paints & supplies are included in tuition. My luminous ocean-view studio is located in the heart of Bird Rock.
Sophie Plassard, Founder and Instructor