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Classes

Drawing and watercolor classes are available at Diane’s studio. Students choose favorite subjects to draw or paint, with personal help to guide them as they learn how to turn their own ideas into exciting new images. Conceptual fine art classes develop active learners with better observation and analysis skills. Frequent demonstrations show broadly useful solutions for common problems. Relaxed classes are held in a beautiful setting nestled in the hills overlooking Uvas Lake, just 5 miles from Morgan Hill.


Seating is limited to a maximum of 7 students per class (age 5-18) at the Home Studio. All supplies for drawing and watercolor are included as well as a snack each day.


Tuition & Payment

Tuition is $50 per 3-hour class, $250 per art camp. For availability or any other questions, call Diane at (408) 778-6640 or email her at wallaceonuvas@gmail.com. Classes fill fast so please register early! Tuition is due at time of registration. See schedules below. Please make checks payable to Diane Wallace and mail to:

   

    Diane Wallace

    PO Box 1077

    Morgan Hill, CA 95038


Diane now accepts PayPal - please contact her directly for details.

Click on any of the following to learn more:


  1. Student Testimonials

  2. See the Studio

  3. See the Student Gallery

  4. Art Class Perspective

  5. Goal of Education

2017 Art Camp Schedule (ages 5-18):

All camps are held at the Home Studio. They are 5 consecutive day (Monday-Friday) camps, each day from 9am-12pm and cost $250. Art Camps for 2017 start on Monday, June 12 and are held each week* through and including the week of August 14.


*The week of July 3 is a 4 day week. Tuesday, July 4 is a holiday and no classes will be held. Tuition for this week is $200.


2017 Individual Art Class Schedule (ages 5 and up):

All classes listed below are held at the Home Studio. They cost $50 per 3 hour class.

  1. Monday - Friday, 2-5pm

  2. Saturdays, 9am-12pm and also 2pm-5pm


Single dates are OK where available. Students may request alternate class hours.


How to Register:

  1. 1.Email Diane at wallaceonuvas@gmail.com or call Diane at (408) 778-6640 to confirm availability of space for your desired class. Class sizes are small and fill quickly.

  2. 2.Once you have confirmed availability, Diane will send you a registration form via email; please complete the registration form and return the completed form along with a check for your tuition. Please mail to:

    Diane Wallace
    PO Box 1077
    Morgan Hill, CA 95038-1077

  3. 3.Enjoy the classes!


It's best for beginners to come early in summer, so they can have more time to practice their new art skills, and enjoy making their own paintings during the summer vacation. If you are signing up for more than one art camp, you may send the tuition for the first class at this time, and I will hold subsequent dates for you. Tuition is due 30 days before the scheduled class dates, unless other arrangements are requested.


Have you looked at the Student Gallery on this website? The older students are not well represented here, but the younger kids age 5 – 8 have submitted impressive artwork.  Students choose their own subjects, which I use to teach them everything they want (and need) to know. They learn A LOT in a single art camp, but grow faster with more classes. Their observation skills improve, also ability to identify and focus on key issues, plan a sequence of steps to tackle difficult tasks, learn to benefit from failure, and persevere to completion – issues basic to all aspects of life.


Students have received top awards in State-wide art contests (Sacramento State Fair, State Parks poster competitions, Santa Clara County Fair, School art contests) and graduates of my programs have received scholarships to the best art schools in the US (Pasadena Art Center - see Karl Frey, Eric Merrell).