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: To give children a voice through art. No other curriculum allows a child to explore, from beginning to end, discovering from a point of unknown to a point of completion, with the results of self confidence and awareness.
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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, ASE 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.
Though primarily a self taught artist, Casia has an AA in fine art. She has strongly developed her style in oil painting and mixed media watercolor painting, but is always fascinated with learning new mediums and incorporating them into her experimental tool belt of creative expression. Her most recent interests include, illustration, resin work, & pottery. Casia really cares about creating a safe, fun, and inspiring environment for her students to express themselves in. She is most interested in art as a tool to empower people into confident, expressive individuals that learn to problem solve and think critically when faced with the unknown.
Chloe is a 25 year old art enthusiast! Growing up as a shy and timid child she found art to be a wonderful outlet. It allowed her to express herself and find her confidence. From writing and illustrating a children's book at age 7 to recently completing her degree in Fine Art with a focus in Ceramic Art from San Francisco State University, creative expression has been a constant throughout her life. As a ceramicist her inspiration is largely drawn from her love of nature and childhood memories of growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Her teaching style emphasizes imagination and creativity while developing skills and techniques. Her focus is to encourage children to use art as a form of communication and self expression.
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!
Katrina Redahan, lead instructor for paint and craft night
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!
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.