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about us

Cloud 9 Art School offers workshops, ongoing classes, and travel adventures to inspire joy and creativity.

We are dedicated to creating a community of inspiration and discovery. Cloud 9 is a place where children, teens and adults learn, create, and have fun in a relaxed, professional studio environment.

Our instructors are established professionals who are passionate about their own work as artists and bring that enthusiasm to their classes at Cloud 9.

Come learn, explore, have fun and be inspired!

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Classes & Workshops

 

Preschool classes

We are happy to offer classes for two year olds and up in our preschool classes. These classes are designed for parents and preschoolers to attend together. We offer these classes several days per week.


Youth Art Classes 

Designed to give children and teens  the skills, encouragement and environment they need to explore and develop their natural creativity with an emphasis on developing fine arts skills and having fun.


Youth Art Camps 

Art camps are different from ongoing youth art classes in that the camps are for a limited time, usually scheduled to coincide with the school winter breaks, spring breaks and summer breaks. Some camps are taught by Cloud 9 instructors and other camps are taught by visiting instructors.
 

Homeschool

We are happy to offer options to homeschool families and organizations to have art classes during times that suit your homeschool schedules. Just contact us at cloud9artschool@icloud.com to discuss options. 
 

Private Lessons

Some instructors are available for private lessons offered in our classrooms specifically designed for one-on-one lessons and for small groups (such as families). Contact individual instructors to discuss availability and pricing.
 

When I returned home yesterday, I told my husband that your class was the best one I have ever taken. I am very excited. It actually gave me goosebumps!
— Susan Cook
 
I’m so glad I took your drawing class. Looking back at my past work, the current work I’m creating is more accurate and my visual ability has improved. I’ve been drawing more and now tackling painting again. Thank you!
— Donella Robbins

Art classes for adults

We offer art classes for adults in drawing, watercolors, acrylics, and sketch booking. Students sign up month to month. Classes run September through June although students can start up at any time. We know life gets busy. You are free to stop taking classes and start up again as your schedule allows.


Art Workshops for adults

Art workshops are different from ongoing classes in that the workshops are for a limited time. Some workshops are just for a day, and some meet weekly for a few months. Some workshops are taught by Cloud 9 instructors and other workshops are taught by visiting instructors.

 

Travel Adventures

Cloud 9 has partnered with World Tours Studio to offer tours, big and small, around the world. World Tours Studio was founded by a group of passionate travelers inspired to create peak experiences for others. World Tours Studio offers the experience of a team of professionals who have organized hundreds of travel programs for adventurous individuals, U.S. universities, international companies and groups of friends.  Whether you want to sign up for one of Cloud 9's scheduled tours or want us to create a trip tailored to your specific interests, Cloud 9 and World Tours Studio will be there for you every step of the way. Let us show you the world.

 

 


 

Both my wife and I have been taking sketching and painting classes from Charlene. I have to say that the quality of art education that I am receiving from Charlene is staggering. I have spent 3 years of my life learning art for an MFA degree at Academy of Art University San Francisco, and I must say that the education I am receiving at Cloud 9 is way superior to those years of my art education from a university. I highly recommend Charlene and her art school, Cloud 9, to anyone who wishes to get a strong foundation to their artistic skills and push themselves further to rediscover the joy of creativity and eliminate all fears while following their passion.
— Mukul Soman
 

Cloud 9 recently has been awarded three national awards from a top parenting resource, Winnie, which features the best parent-approved places to play, eat and shop across the country. 

For 2018 we received the… 

🎓 Live and Learn Award for Best Educational Experience,

🎪 Are We There Yet? Award for Best Family Destination 

🎉 It's My Party Award for Best Birthday Party Venue. 

Parents are always looking for easy ways to do more as a family together, especially at places that welcome children, but these local spots aren't always easy to find. It’s so important to Cloud 9 to create a family-focused art school for our community.

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Cloud 9 instructors

We are a team of professional artists dedicated to making Cloud 9 a place where people come to create, discover, and be joyful.

Instructors offer classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults in visual arts, writing, crafts, travel, and self actualization. We are guided by values of integrity, acceptance, encouragement, creativity, and joy while addressing technical aspects of living an authentic, creative life.

For information about each of our instructors and links to their websites, please visit our Instructors page.