Distance Learning


Pre-recorded Videos for 10.00 each. Click on the link below then add to your shopping cart. In the Notes section type in which video you would like to receive. You will be sent the video purchased within 24 hours.
Pre-Recorded Videos

Pre-recorded Videos currently available:
1. Practice measurement/what to expect while following a Video - free for absolute beginning students age 7-11
2. Shoes - Oil Pastel Age 7-9
3. Melting Clock, Salvador Dali - Colored Pencil Age 7-9
4. Sketchbook time: Design Letters with your Name. Age 9-11
5. Hummingbird Sketch - Graphite Pencil Age 12-Teen and Adult
6. Cockatiel Bird - Colored Pencil Age 12 - Teen and Adult
7. Tiger Drawing Face and Measurement part 1 - Graphite pencil 12-Teen and Adult
8. Tiger Drawing Face and Fur part 2 - Graphite pencil 12-Teen and Adult
9. Ice Cream, Wayne Thiebaud 9-10
10. Calla Lilies, colored pencil 7-9
11. Outer Space, Watercolor. Age 7-9
12. Drawing From Observation, Age 7-9
13. Paul Klee, Art and Music, Age 7-11
14. Gumball Machine Age 11-13, Graphite pencil and colored pencil
15. Betta Fish Age 9-11 colored pencil
16. Drawing the portrait Age 7-9 colored pencil
17. Build a Garden age 9-11
18. Owl Colored Pencil 9-11
19. Rose Drawing Part 1 12-Teen
20. Rose Drawing Part 2 12-Teen
20. Artist Chuck Close, Portrait With Colorful Squares Age 9-11 Colored Pencil
21. Leonardo Da Vinci, Invent an Instrument. Ages 7-10 Colored Pencil
22. Gumball Machine Age 9-11 Colored Pencil

40 minute live art classes on zoom.us.

If you are new to the classes click the class below that you want to join, pay through PayPal and you will receive a code a password for the week.

There are no refunds. Credit will be given towards future classes.

New Schedule for week 7/7 - 7/9. live on zoom.us

Classes for beginner - intermediate age 5 - Teen. Advanced students can take older age group classes. Advanced Teen is listed next to class.

Tuesday - 7/7/2020

Thursday - 7/9/2020

Supplies for sketching:

Suggested Drawing paper:

Supplies in Pastel:

Supplies in watercolor:

Supplies in painting:

Virtual Art Show 2020

The Picasso series: From the young students of julieart, creatively expressing shapes, color, and design. Picasso was inspired to create freely like a child, with organic impulses to express and feel what came naturally. In these pieces students were asked to have fun with their portrait. observing from a mirror image to interpret their own style.

All self portraits were made by looking in a mirror. This is one of the hardest practices to create from. Each student sat at their bench looking into a little round mirror and structured the portraits step by step through observation. Students also completed the colored pencil portraits and asked to choose complementary colors in layering skin tone, hair, and clothing. In this art practice students learn how to mix color and discover all the warm and cool tones and shadows that make us look human.

View artwork from virtual lessons:

View artwork from 2019-2020, age 6 - Adult in-studio lessons:



Like learning ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ on the piano it is possible to eventually learn Mozart over time with basic practiced steps. In the practice of drawing and painting, beginning students learn through practice pictures, still life, artist inspired projects, and sketchbook inventions. Students are placed in the skill level appropriate to age while instructor accommodates the beginner - intermediate levels.

Instructors guide students with examples, demonstrations, and questions. With time students become comfortable correcting their own mistakes, refining the practice of drawing. Once students learn and sketch with more ease they take on more complex visual images, still life subjects, and projects. Through the classical practice in line, shape, volume, value, and form, It is also the studio’s philosophy through experience that this practice is enhanced by play, creativity, and invention. To use the imagination is to stimulate the creative vision of the individual and where JULIEART instructors witness the passion in their students.

The curriculum for attaining skill while experiencing drawing and painting through the artist eyes is influenced by the classical measuring system recreated into a formula students can easily learn from. The Sumi technique influences students in the expressive brush stroke practice giving students more tools in using their brush intuitively. The Joy and study of color theory of warm and cool hues is based on the Impressionists, embedded in a way each age group can comprehend and use in designing their own work. Modern Art lends to learning design, theory of play, pattern, and exploration opening students to new ideas and approaches of working in their art making process.

Students will practice and participate in:

  • Classical sketching techniques through measurement of shape and proportion.
  • Color theory.
  • Use of colored pencil, chalk pastel, oil pastel, charcoal, graphite pencil, watercolor, and acrylic.
  • Understanding color interaction and use of the paint brush through the inspiration of SUMI-E brush stroke in preparation for painting and expression.
  • Knowledge of multiple fine art projects include printmaking, palette knife painting, ink, pastel, exploration in sketchbook, and surreal design.
  • Work with a curriculum of practice exercises for each age group, drawing from life, photographs, and artists inspired projects from art history.
  • Art vocabulary as demonstrations are presented.
  • Composition: exploring fundamentals and theories.
  • All students will have a chance to show their work in the annual May art show. 2020 Virtual May Art Show.


Beginning Clothed Figure Drawing for Teens

Figure drawing 2 hour sessions are held once a month. Students take this course also take 3 lessons a month in drawing and painting from the masters, and learn to compose paintings from their own images. This is a study of the portrait/clothed figure and how to approach drawing from life, while building the study of oil painting with a limited color pallet, and gradually building up to the full color pallet. Creative design is encouraged and assigned in various projects.

Contact studio for the figure drawing class schedule

Adult Drawing and Painting.

Adult drawing starts with classical measurement methods. The absolute beginner can learn these tools and build on this knowledge in understanding how to set up a drawing. Once students build on this practice of line, shape, volume, value, and form students are guided into painting, taking the practice into a more advanced structure as well as color theory gradually painting with limited color pallet into the full color pallet. Classes may include the approach to expressive painting styles and look at various artists and styles as inspiration.

Contact studio for seasonal adult class schedule

Class Times

For the regular weekly lessons

5:30pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30 - 7:00pm

3:30- 5:00pm
5:30 - 7:00pm

10:00 - 11:30am
11:30 - 1:00pm
2:00 - 3:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Monthly Tuition

Get $10 off your next month tuition payment when someone you refer enrolls.

$166 (Includes $10 Supply Fee)

Tuition is to be paid monthly in advance, and is due on the 25th of each month. If the parent lets the teacher know they will miss the lesson an hour before the lesson, they are excused from paying for the lesson and the amount will roll over into the next month's tuition.
Get $10 off your next month tuition payment when someone you refer enrolls.

Summer Workshops

Virtual Summer Workshop Classes on zoom - 70.00 for 4 projects during weeklong workshop or four 40 minute project demonstrations. 5th session on Friday to be apart of the end of the week ART SHOW and see all students work and showcase their own.
Virtual Summer Workshop Schedule

Each student’s tuition for this weeklong workshop is $230.00 per workshop. Two workshops (for all day camp only) is $410.00. This includes materials. The workshops run three hours long with a break of 15 minutes. Students need to bring their own snack and drink for the break.

Brayden Age 9

Riven Age 10

Learn About Us

Julie Kothman

Julie Kothman

Julie Kothman received a BA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a focus on drawing and painting. Her work has been shown in University galleries and prominently featured in their annual spring show in 2008. In 2012, she received an honorable mention award from the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto for her charcoal work. In 2016 -17 participated at the SWAIA Native American Market in Santa Fe New Mexico for drawing and painting of her native family Yurok/Paiute ancestry featuring watercolor paintings of (Paya Osa) water jug baskets.

While working at an art studio on the peninsula, Julie had the opportunity to teach figure drawing to children and teens of all ages. Through teaching she discovered she has a great passion and skill for guiding students-in both a classroom and private lesson setting-to fully realize their artistic potential. With an instruction style that is both engaging and laid back, she is able to genuinely connect with her young students and bring about great results in their artistic progress. Her years of experience have allowed her to develop a novel and creative curriculum that she is excited to share with students at JulieArt Lessons.

Elaine Jek

Elaine Jek

Elaine Jek attained a BA with an emphasis on Studio Arts from Loyola Marymount University in California. She went on to create a body of work in watercolor botanical illustration, oil painting, silverwork and lapidary.

In 2012, she had a solo show of her oil paintings on the neutrino at the NuFact 2012 Conference: International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super Beams and Beta Beams at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Elaine’s botanical illustrations from 2013 to 2016 are collected in the Alcatraz Florilegium, created to document plants growing on the infamous island. In 2017, the Botanical Artist journal published her article, Musings While Painting a Deadly Nightshade, based on her watercolor painting of the Solanum marginatum.

Volunteering at her daughter's school, she found that she greatly enjoys sharing her love of Art. Elaine believes that Art not only helps the mind observe, question and interpret the world, Art also nourishes the spirit.

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