Studio 4 Art is a family owned and operated business since 2000. We are advocates for children and their creative needs, building leaders one art project at a time. We believe that our philosophy and the teaching of creative processes fosters growth for critical thinking and problem solving. Our instructors are highly qualified teachers that have all been trained in Studio 4 Arts teaching practices and philosophy and are professional artists themselves.

Mission: Our mission is to advocate for children and their creative needs through a rich educational art experience, providing inspiration, technical fine art techniques, and incorporating freedom of authentic self-expression through encouraging instruction creating leaders one art project at a time.


Kebby McInroy, Founder

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Kebby McInroy has a passion for teaching, engaging the mind, and for the creative process in art education. She has been teaching art to children and adults for over 17 years and her approach is to continue developing the curiosity, expressiveness, exploration, and creativity that children naturally display and that societal ways and tests seem to hinder. Kebby’s extensive background includes work as a draftsman, clothing designer, oil painter, early childhood educator, educational coordinator, entrepreneur, and a mom to 3 children. Kebby holds a BA in painting from Sonoma State with an emphasis on child psychology and early childhood education. Although her education lends itself to a traditional art teacher in a school setting, her goal was to break the mold that was being set in place for children in art education. After opening her brick-and-mortar shop in Novato in 2008, the idea Kebby had is seen, and witnessed by many, as an invigorating and stimulating learning environment. She has become an inspirational mentor encouraging children to learn, take risks, and experiment, which is the essence and process of creativity. Children become the leader of their learning through Studio 4 Art's art program and after school enrichment programs.

Jenson Neugebauer, manager, studio teacher, ASE teacher, art camp director.

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Jenson has been teaching art for over a decade and still loves finding new ways to explore with all mediums. He graduated from UCSC with an art degree focusing in printmaking and photography - although if you asked what his favorite medium is he would say, "All of them!" His teaching style develops technique through exploration and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, creative development, and finding your own voice through art.

Art Teachers

Jennifer Schmidt

Studio teacher and after school art teacher. Jennifer has a background in fine art and traditionally rendered illustration, as well as commercial sculpture. She has also recently illustrated a children's book.  She studied at PAFA in Philadelphia and The Art Institute.  She was fortunate to have been raised by two professional illustrators!

Nikki Sullivan

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graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Human Development  with an emphasis in Child Development.  I have worked with children from infants to teenagers in a variety of settings and l love all age groups!  I love to watch children explore their environments and I am always amazed at the creative and inspiring way they view the world.  I grew up in Novato and started my career at the Novato Youth Center.  Being back in Novato teaching art feels like a homecoming.  At home I am busy raising 2 very active and wonderful teenagers, spending time with my husband of 20 years and our 4 pets.

Each year, Studio 4 Art donates to our local schools and programs.” Here are a few that we have supported:

Art From the Heart
Art Break Day
Can Do!
Cascade Canyon School
Coleman Elementary School
Edna Maguire School
Good Shepard Lutheran School
Hamilton School
Kids on the Hill
Loma Verde School
Lu Sutton Elementary
Marin Christian Academy
Mill Valley Nursery School
Montessori de Terra Linda
Noah’s Ark Preschool
Novato Human Needs Center
Novato Mothers Club
Marin School of the Arts
North Bay Children’s Center
Novato Charter School
Olive Elementary
Our Lady of Loretto
Pleasant Valley Elementary
PTA Reflection Program (judges)
Rancho Elementary
River Charter - Creator Faire
San Ramon Elementary
School Fuel
Sinaloa Middle School
Soup-The Bowl that Keeps Feeding
Southern Marin Mothers Club
St. Francis Preschool
St. Vincents School for Boys
Strawberry Elementary School
Tam Valley Elementary