All Art Studio

★★★★☆
Studio open from 10am to 8pm - 6 days a week M-Sat.
  • 1199 Laurel St

    San Carlos, CA 94070

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  • 650-654-6181

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I would like to share my opinion based on our experience with allARTstudio and Alla. Simply put it - is GREAT!
Alla is a wonderful teacher, very patient and attentive to each student. My child has learned so much and I can see a great improvement in her artistic skills. She has learned how to draw proportion and started to paint in tree dimensional manner. Classes are reasonably small 6-8 students in the group and reasonably priced. I noticed that each of the students doing their own artwork with each student individually chosen art media - acrylic, watercolor or pastel. It's not a cookie cutter method in this studio, but very much individual and tailored to each students ability. I was observing her teaching and was amazed at Alla??s unique intuitive ability in dealing with different personalities of each student. It??s not a job for her, it??s her passion, and that??s why it??s so much fun and learning going on in this studio. The atmosphere in the studio made me wants to be a kid again and do art. It??s simply amazing!
I would defiantly recommend this studio!

5
★★★★★

I would like to share my opinion based on our experience with allARTstudio and Alla. Simply put it - is GREAT!
Alla is a wonderful teacher, very patient and attentive to each student. My child has learned so much and I can see a great improvement in her artistic skills. She has learned how to draw proportion and started to paint in tree dimensional manner. Classes are reasonably small 6-8 students in the group and reasonably priced. I noticed that each of the students doing their own artwork with each student individually chosen art media - acrylic, watercolor or pastel. It's not a cookie cutter method in this studio, but very much individual and tailored to each students ability. I was observing her teaching and was amazed at Alla??s unique intuitive ability in dealing with different personalities of each student. It??s not a job for her, it??s her passion, and that??s why it??s so much fun and learning going on in this studio. The atmosphere in the studio made me wants to be a kid again and do art. It??s simply amazing!
I would defiantly recommend this studio!

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I signed my two daughters (5yr. & 7yr. old) for the art class with Alla at allARTstudio about 8 months ago. I referred many of my friends and would defiantly recommend this place to anyone who wants to give their children art lessons. No wonder that this studio been voted Best of the Best by bay area parents second year on the road. My family is very proud to be part of this studio.

This is a great small and artistic place I have ever seen outside the Europe. It's very yummy and has a warm welcoming atmosphere. People are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable for what special things they have, such as great crepes, piroshky, deferent variety of coffee and tea.
Next door to that little cozy place is an art studio - allARTstudio; where I signed my two daughters (5yr. & 7yr. old) for the art class with Alla. It's been almost 8 months and I can't be happier with the great instructions that she provides. It's age appropriate and fun. She explains and braking down into simple shapes anything that the kids choosing to draw, so it's easy for even the little 4 year old to understand. My girls can't wait for the day when they will be in the art studio. If it would be up to them, they will go to Alla every day. We also just finished a summer art camp with Alla, and kids loved it. They went twice a week to different field trips, created great artworks - Stanford Hover tower and flowers in the garden with watercolor. The days that they were spending in the studio, they accomplished so many different art works and crafts that I was amazed. I would defiantly recommend this studio to any parent who would like to give their child a chance at art with a great and experienced teacher.

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★★★★★

I signed my two daughters (5yr. & 7yr. old) for the art class with Alla at allARTstudio about 8 months ago. I referred many of my friends and would defiantly recommend this place to anyone who wants to give their children art lessons. No wonder that this studio been voted Best of the Best by bay area parents second year on the road. My family is very proud to be part of this studio.

This is a great small and artistic place I have ever seen outside the Europe. It's very yummy and has a warm welcoming atmosphere. People are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable for what special things they have, such as great crepes, piroshky, deferent variety of coffee and tea.
Next door to that little cozy place is an art studio - allARTstudio; where I signed my two daughters (5yr. & 7yr. old) for the art class with Alla. It's been almost 8 months and I can't be happier with the great instructions that she provides. It's age appropriate and fun. She explains and braking down into simple shapes anything that the kids choosing to draw, so it's easy for even the little 4 year old to understand. My girls can't wait for the day when they will be in the art studio. If it would be up to them, they will go to Alla every day. We also just finished a summer art camp with Alla, and kids loved it. They went twice a week to different field trips, created great artworks - Stanford Hover tower and flowers in the garden with watercolor. The days that they were spending in the studio, they accomplished so many different art works and crafts that I was amazed. I would defiantly recommend this studio to any parent who would like to give their child a chance at art with a great and experienced teacher.

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First of all, thanks to all the people who have written reviews about this art studio!
They are so different that I had to go and check it out for myself. What I found is a GREAT STUDIO and GREAT PEOPLE!
I was looking for a good art classes for my daughter few months ago and some of these reviews have been very accurate and some not, as I found out, and now my daughter is in this wonderful studio and loves it a lot. The owner and art instructor is very good, attentive and helpful, and she takes special interest in bringing good art education in all the kids.

5
★★★★★

First of all, thanks to all the people who have written reviews about this art studio!
They are so different that I had to go and check it out for myself. What I found is a GREAT STUDIO and GREAT PEOPLE!
I was looking for a good art classes for my daughter few months ago and some of these reviews have been very accurate and some not, as I found out, and now my daughter is in this wonderful studio and loves it a lot. The owner and art instructor is very good, attentive and helpful, and she takes special interest in bringing good art education in all the kids.

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Likes: Lots of parking, evening and daytime classes, coffee shop

Dislikes: Artificial art instructions, overcrowded classes, expansive

Conclusion: will try to find a better art school

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Likes: Lots of parking, evening and daytime classes, coffee shop

Dislikes: Artificial art instructions, overcrowded classes, expansive

Conclusion: will try to find a better art school

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We were searching for awhile for a great art studio for our 4-year-old son who loves to draw. After a thorough search, we chose allARTstudio and have never regretted it. As soon as you enter the studio, you realize art and creativity lives there. I was impressed watching young students passionately working and the results were amazing. Instructor asked my son what his preferences were and then proposed a plan to keep him interested (experimenting with mixing colors, drawing superheroes and rainbow) while simultaneously teaching him drawing and painting techniques from essential to complex. I was excited to learn that everything may be deconstructed into the simple shapes and from that an artwork may be created. Staying concentrated for an hour is a challenge for a 4-year-old, so my son was enjoying little brakes to play with toys or have a bite of a cookie offered at the studio. I was really impressed when he was explaining to me after the third lesson that he used different colors to reflect the shade and the media that was used is called oil pastel.Accompanying my son to various activities, I know how important it's for a parent to have a waiting place during a lesson. That issue addressed with a great creativity in allArtstudio. In tastefully decorated little cafe connected to the studio, you may get all kinds of coffee (some of which is an art in itself) and little bites that range from veggie bruschetta to the greatest crepes I've ever tried.I think that allArtstudio is one of the best art schools in the Bay Area and I'd definitely recommend it!

5
★★★★★

We were searching for awhile for a great art studio for our 4-year-old son who loves to draw. After a thorough search, we chose allARTstudio and have never regretted it. As soon as you enter the studio, you realize art and creativity lives there. I was impressed watching young students passionately working and the results were amazing. Instructor asked my son what his preferences were and then proposed a plan to keep him interested (experimenting with mixing colors, drawing superheroes and rainbow) while simultaneously teaching him drawing and painting techniques from essential to complex. I was excited to learn that everything may be deconstructed into the simple shapes and from that an artwork may be created. Staying concentrated for an hour is a challenge for a 4-year-old, so my son was enjoying little brakes to play with toys or have a bite of a cookie offered at the studio. I was really impressed when he was explaining to me after the third lesson that he used different colors to reflect the shade and the media that was used is called oil pastel.Accompanying my son to various activities, I know how important it's for a parent to have a waiting place during a lesson. That issue addressed with a great creativity in allArtstudio. In tastefully decorated little cafe connected to the studio, you may get all kinds of coffee (some of which is an art in itself) and little bites that range from veggie bruschetta to the greatest crepes I've ever tried.I think that allArtstudio is one of the best art schools in the Bay Area and I'd definitely recommend it!

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All ART studio is the best!!! For those who are just learning or those who are advanced, there are lessons for all. It is great because all children and adults can participate, not just the gifted and talented. It is great because of the emphasis on the role of the arts in one's life.
It is great because all ART studio provided opportunities for my child to work with professional artist, learning new arts skills and refining others. It is very obvious that Alla Tripolsky cares about each individual person in her class. This is not a job to her but her passion.

My daughter has been taking lessons for about 10-11 months. Her light shines bright when she is engaged in the art. I don't know if I would have recognized her artistry and unique way of learning if I had not been involved with all ART studio. I watch with interest as my child learns to find herself and builds her own confident identity. Painting and drawing courses look extremely interesting. I can see that in time and with practice my daughter could achieve a very nice and well-painted piece of art. At the studio she can try many different art mediums such as watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils and charcoal. Because Alla provides all art materials at no additional cost, it all included in the tuition, which is very reasonable. I was so surprised about how much she's learned in 11 months.

All ART studio is the BEST in my opinion and by the VOTE of many parents as BEST of the BEST by Bay Area Parent magazine in 2008 - GOLD MEDAL!

Thank you Alla for all that you do for my child. I have great respect and admiration for you and the sanctity of the studio!!!

Victoria I.

Now daughter also wanted to write a few words.

My name is Anastasia and I'm a middle school student. As long as I can remember (which is about 2 or 3 years back), I loved to draw. I drew only animals and a few people, but with just one year of taking art classes with Alla it seems I love to draw more and more. And for all I know, I'm getting better at it too. I started taking only one drawing class once a week but now I am taking painting too. I love it. It is quite amazing to learn all the different techniques Alla showing me that enables me to make a painting using so many colors. Now I can see more colors when I paint still life thanks to Alla's instructions and demonstrations. As for drawing with pencil, I still enjoy it and will probably never quit (as much as I complain).
Every time I come back to all ART studio I feel at very much at home. The friendly atmosphere and Alla's patience helped me produce artworks that I never dreamed to accomplish. Every time you start an artwork you set a goal for yourself and will the help of your peers as well as Alla herself, you finish it. Not only I achieving my goal but also improving my skills. Being here improved me as a person. I learn to get things done on time, learn how to learn, and feeling like you feel complete. Even with minor set backs you feel yourself growing from one picture to the next. Alla always helping me to relax and calm myself. It's OK if you are not perfect just as long as you learn to express yourself and learn important skills. Thank you Alla so much!!!

5
★★★★★

All ART studio is the best!!! For those who are just learning or those who are advanced, there are lessons for all. It is great because all children and adults can participate, not just the gifted and talented. It is great because of the emphasis on the role of the arts in one's life.
It is great because all ART studio provided opportunities for my child to work with professional artist, learning new arts skills and refining others. It is very obvious that Alla Tripolsky cares about each individual person in her class. This is not a job to her but her passion.

My daughter has been taking lessons for about 10-11 months. Her light shines bright when she is engaged in the art. I don't know if I would have recognized her artistry and unique way of learning if I had not been involved with all ART studio. I watch with interest as my child learns to find herself and builds her own confident identity. Painting and drawing courses look extremely interesting. I can see that in time and with practice my daughter could achieve a very nice and well-painted piece of art. At the studio she can try many different art mediums such as watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils and charcoal. Because Alla provides all art materials at no additional cost, it all included in the tuition, which is very reasonable. I was so surprised about how much she's learned in 11 months.

All ART studio is the BEST in my opinion and by the VOTE of many parents as BEST of the BEST by Bay Area Parent magazine in 2008 - GOLD MEDAL!

Thank you Alla for all that you do for my child. I have great respect and admiration for you and the sanctity of the studio!!!

Victoria I.

Now daughter also wanted to write a few words.

My name is Anastasia and I'm a middle school student. As long as I can remember (which is about 2 or 3 years back), I loved to draw. I drew only animals and a few people, but with just one year of taking art classes with Alla it seems I love to draw more and more. And for all I know, I'm getting better at it too. I started taking only one drawing class once a week but now I am taking painting too. I love it. It is quite amazing to learn all the different techniques Alla showing me that enables me to make a painting using so many colors. Now I can see more colors when I paint still life thanks to Alla's instructions and demonstrations. As for drawing with pencil, I still enjoy it and will probably never quit (as much as I complain).
Every time I come back to all ART studio I feel at very much at home. The friendly atmosphere and Alla's patience helped me produce artworks that I never dreamed to accomplish. Every time you start an artwork you set a goal for yourself and will the help of your peers as well as Alla herself, you finish it. Not only I achieving my goal but also improving my skills. Being here improved me as a person. I learn to get things done on time, learn how to learn, and feeling like you feel complete. Even with minor set backs you feel yourself growing from one picture to the next. Alla always helping me to relax and calm myself. It's OK if you are not perfect just as long as you learn to express yourself and learn important skills. Thank you Alla so much!!!

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I took my 1st grader to allARTstudio.net to practice drawing. My child LOVES to draw. So I thought, what a perfect activity to do after school.

As I watch the teacher in the classroom that first time. A couple of things stood out:

1. The teacher would complete parts of the drawings for the student when the student didn't draw them correctly
2. It seemed like the kids would spend drawing with a pencil only a small portion of the class, but would spend the majority of the time coloring their drawing with paints
3. The teacher would scream at the kids when they would do something incorrectly

From the very first day, my child came back with really mature drawings. As much as every mother wants to believe their child is a genious, I knew there is no way mine would make such drawings JUST by following art instruction. And, indeed, I was reminded by my kid that the teacher did complete parts of the drawings.

I want to clarify that I do not need picture-perfect drawings to be sent home, that are partially completely by my child and partially completed by the teacher. I want MY CHILD'S personal drawings that come as a result of good art instruction. Even if the artwork is less than perfect. I need a teacher to teach my children drawing skills - not complete their drawings herself.

When I took art classes in college, we started with the basics - learning how to draw with dry media. We didn't start using paints until the next semester. Before learning how to paint, you first need to learn how to draw - this should be true for adults AND kids.

Now that my child has been drawing in the studio for a while, I don't see any drawing being done at home. Not something you would expect when signing your child up for art classes.

The payment process also very odd. The school does not send bills and does not remind you to pay monthly fees. When I was signing a contact, I was given 2 minutes because the teacher was rushing home after the class and I did not have enough time to read the terms and conditions. Turned out, that the contract stated that the payment is due on the 1st of each month and there a $25 late fee. For many months, I was not reminded to pay my bill and thus charged a late fee each time.

I am sorry but I work full time and have 2 children - I don't have time to think about my bills. I receive bill reminders from every other kid-related activity and I pay them on time. I rely on bills because I am very busy.

Overall, I would not recommend this art studio.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my 1st grader to allARTstudio.net to practice drawing. My child LOVES to draw. So I thought, what a perfect activity to do after school.

As I watch the teacher in the classroom that first time. A couple of things stood out:

1. The teacher would complete parts of the drawings for the student when the student didn't draw them correctly
2. It seemed like the kids would spend drawing with a pencil only a small portion of the class, but would spend the majority of the time coloring their drawing with paints
3. The teacher would scream at the kids when they would do something incorrectly

From the very first day, my child came back with really mature drawings. As much as every mother wants to believe their child is a genious, I knew there is no way mine would make such drawings JUST by following art instruction. And, indeed, I was reminded by my kid that the teacher did complete parts of the drawings.

I want to clarify that I do not need picture-perfect drawings to be sent home, that are partially completely by my child and partially completed by the teacher. I want MY CHILD'S personal drawings that come as a result of good art instruction. Even if the artwork is less than perfect. I need a teacher to teach my children drawing skills - not complete their drawings herself.

When I took art classes in college, we started with the basics - learning how to draw with dry media. We didn't start using paints until the next semester. Before learning how to paint, you first need to learn how to draw - this should be true for adults AND kids.

Now that my child has been drawing in the studio for a while, I don't see any drawing being done at home. Not something you would expect when signing your child up for art classes.

The payment process also very odd. The school does not send bills and does not remind you to pay monthly fees. When I was signing a contact, I was given 2 minutes because the teacher was rushing home after the class and I did not have enough time to read the terms and conditions. Turned out, that the contract stated that the payment is due on the 1st of each month and there a $25 late fee. For many months, I was not reminded to pay my bill and thus charged a late fee each time.

I am sorry but I work full time and have 2 children - I don't have time to think about my bills. I receive bill reminders from every other kid-related activity and I pay them on time. I rely on bills because I am very busy.

Overall, I would not recommend this art studio.

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Turn OFF the TV - Turn ON the Creativity!!!

allARTstudio is an oasis of time and quality, where students learn essential skills, develop personal expression and enhance creativity with artistic confidence. The relaxed atmosphere lets them flourish.

We combine classical studies in all aspects of the fine arts with contemporary educational techniques in a successful series of programs.allARTstudio is voted the Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent Magazine for two year on a row.

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1. Art classes for children, teens & adults: Age groups: 4.5 - 6 yr. old 7 - 9yr. old 10 - 16 yr. old 17 - Adults 2. Summer Camp!!! 3. Birthday Parties - for birthday ba

 

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