Holiday Spotlight on Fine Arts School In The Pines, Local Art School Taught By World-Class Artists at 492 Main Street


We're pleased to include Fine Arts School In The Pines in our Holiday Spotlight Series.

We're spotlighting many of the unique businesses that make up Downtown Placerville so that you can learn of the opportunities you have to shop locally and support local businesses, their families, and ultimately our community.

We connected with them to learn more about Fine Arts School In The Pines at 492 Main Street.

What is Fine Arts School In The Pines and how would you describe your business to a friend?

A non-profit art school taught by world class artists, for both their weekly classes and workshops.  Amazingly affordable and friendly.

What do you love most about it?

The stellar result achieved by students of all levels, from beginning to advanced, child or adult.

What is something you wish people knew about your business?

That our non-profit status allows a world class art education for the general population and that we teach art as an understandable technology and not a mysterious complicated subject. Our students are amazed by their results.

What is a common question you get or what is your most popular product or service?

Our bi-monthly tuition is our greatest service to the community.

Vanda Lavar, our Master Artist, provides expert instruction in water color, oil acrylic, pastel, conte and drawing classes, reflective of the great art movements.

Her works are sold internationally and some imagery is even found in Target Stores.

What is the biggest compliment your business has received?

Compliments on our paint parties, held at the school or privately.  

We specialize in a step-by-step method so that your party painting is beautiful and something which you would want to hang. 

Why did you choose to be on Main Street in Placerville?  

Because we are centrally located and convenient for everyone.

Do you have any upcoming events or specials or new products/services people should know about?  

Our Botanical workshops, Impressionistic workshops in both oil and acrylic featuring Monet’s palette, vibrant and loose water color workshops, and en-caustic workshops.

We cross educate with several other studios in Northern California. We have two children's programs on Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30.

Our upcoming music school Grand Opening! See our website for more info.

Lastly, we host nationwide art contest with cash prizes and our Christmas contest is still open until November 30th. Here is a link to the prospectus.

Are you involved with any local non-profits or community groups you would like to give a shout out to?

Local churches and Juvenile Hall. We also support the fund raising through our local high schools and senior center.



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