Archive for: January, 2016

Fine Arts School in the Pines Student Insight of the Day-True Artistic Growth

by Margaret Ames


When asked if she could describe the art school in one sentence, Kiki Demetris, 7, she was more than thrilled to share! Kiki is a true example of how our individual art instruction manifests artistic growth at impressive paces.  Instructors focus on each person’s strengths and desire to create art.  When uniqueness is reflected and…

Game Of Thrones Fans Check Out this Sculpture at Fine Arts School in the Pines!

by Margaret Ames

Thea Cinnamon sculpted Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the series Game Of Thrones. The finished sculpture will be auctioned off to raise money for The Fine Arts School In The Pines. Due to the nature of clay, there is a slow drying process. It will take a few months to be bone dry before…

Art Breaks The Barrier of Disability at MORE’s Annual Event, ART & WINE WITH SOMETHING MORE

by Margaret Ames

Kasey Dean, with his disability, impressed many art observers at the MORE’s annual event, ART & WINE WITH SOMETHING MORE this past Saturday night. His banner seemed to have a gravitating effect on people as they flocked with questions and words of admiration.  When asked about it, he humbly responded,  “I just paint things from…

Local Artists are Representing Their California Home in Paintings at Fine Arts School in the Pines

by Margaret Ames


Luke Rogers depicts a nostalgic scene in the history of Sacramento in his oil painting titled “Old Fashioned Sac”. His reference photo freezes time as Chris Banks chose a scene she photographed recently of her farm. Her subject can be a scene of yesterday or tomorrow. A child feeding a cow may not be something…

Get your medium of Choice Ready! Live model is posing at Fine Arts School in the Pines.

by Margaret Ames

We are proud to announce that we are having another live model open studio session! Model is sitting in a single pose for five consecutive days starting Tuesday, January 26th through Saturday, January 30th. The time slot chosen for the pose will be from noon till 5:00 PM. Students are welcome to benefit from the…

No Distance Is Too Far for Karen Kowalski to paint with Fine Arts School in the Pines

by Margaret Ames


Karen Kowalski enrolled at The Fine Art School In The Pines last October. She purchased a home in Utah and left us Thanksgiving. Since she has family still in our vicinity, Karen continues to visit our school to resume her education. No distance too far for Karen. Karen’s art education with Fine Arts School in…