Studio 4 Art is a family owned and operated business since 2000. We are advocates for children and their creative needs. We believe that teaching the creative process fosters growth for creative thinking and problem solving through unique and high quality art instruction. Studio 4 Art is proud to offer affordable Art education in our studios or we will help you develop an Art program designed to fit your needs. Our instructors are highly qualified staff that are fortunate to share what they love....ART!
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Kebby McInroy, Founder
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, after school art teacher, art camp director. 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.
Susan Hadenfeldt, Substitute art teacher, toddler and preschool art teacher, and sewing teacher. Susan is my mom!! My number one person I can go to for those last minute, WE NEED YOU!
Mirjana Hastie , teaches in the studio, after school enrichment art, sewing classes, and camp. One of Mirjana's favorite things about her job with us is having the opportunity to encourage a love of creating in children and sharing her enthusiasm for artistic expression with families. She has an extensive portfolio ranging from fashion design, jewelry design, sculpture, sewing, drawing, painting and photography. She holds a BA in fine art from College of Marin and the Academy of Art University. While her emphasis was on figure drawing and painting, she studied illustration as well. She likes to turn her illustrations into whimsical stuffed toys that you may find lurking in the studio!
Emily Jeffries, studio teacher and after school art teacher. Emily holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Sonoma State University, with an emphasis in art studio and philosophy. She has enjoyed taking classes in drawing, ceramics, painting, and, most extensively, black-and- white and digital photography. One of her most unforgettable artistic experiences was taking plein air drawing and photography classes for a summer in Rome, Italy—and being fully immersed in magnificent Italian art! Her favorite parts about working are getting to know the children and families that come into the studio, and helping children one-on-one turn their creative ideas into reality.
Kyla Neugebauer, Studio toddler and preschool art teacher, after school art teacher.
Katrina Redahan, After school art teacher, after school sewing teacher. Katrina holds an MFA from CCA (formerly CCAC) in photography, studied graphic design including mixed media installation, has studied childhood development at College of Marin, has an MA in humanities, has studied Japanese at Soko Gakuen in SF, and has taught high school students at Galileo in SF. Katrina is also a Novato Native!
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!