Alyce Marie is the founding art director and owner of Alyce's Art Studio. For the past 10 years, Alyce has been an art instructor, professional artist, and has enjoyed developing themed birthday parties for children. She graduated from San Jose State University where she obtained her BA in Pictorial Arts and developed an understanding and love of Art Education.
She opened Alyce's Art Studio in May 2011 with the desire to create an art community, to celebrate the artistic voice of her young students, and to inspire her students to think outside the box. Alyce's Art Studio teaches traditional art techniques, reflects new and creative ideas, and caters to the individuality of each of her students.
Maggie High grew up in Oakland, California and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz where she gained most of her inspiration from the gorgeous redwood forests surrounding the campus and the wildlife which resided there. Immediately after graduation, she illustrated a children's book for a small independent author. Illustration is her passion and she hopes to create more books one day. Maggie became an art instructor at Alyce's Art Studio in 2016. Teaching art brings joy to her life as she has always had a love for working with kids and creating art of all kinds. Her medium of choice is colored pencils and pen but she also enjoys watercolors, acrylics, and pastels.
Annette Mauricio is a South Florida-born, Colombian/Cuban artist. She graduated in Fine Arts at Florida Int’l University. She worked as an art instructor for five years at an art studio in Florida, and has worked with Art Nexus, Art Review, The Frost Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Basel in Miami, Florida. She has also exhibited artwork in her hometown, The Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida.
She spends her free time executing drawings inspired by microscopic organisms and also creating portraits of individuals who have made/are making a positive difference. Colored pencils are her current medium of choice; Circles, her new obsession. Annette has been an art instructor at Alyce's Art Studio since 2013.
Isabel Silva is an animation and illustration artist with a BA from California State University Fullerton. Growing up she watched Saturday morning cartoons every week and developed an interested in bringing characters to life through her art. She worked as an art instructor at a studio in uptown Whittier for three years before joining the Alyce Art Studio team in 2016. Isabel enjoys working with acrylic and watercolor as well as digital mediums like Photoshop.
Malvina Milliron was born in a small rural town in Lithuania. However, she grew up fully embracing the Sothern California communities of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
She discovered her passion for painting at an early age while working in her dad’s classic car garage. She then went on to graduate from Otis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Digital Media.
In 2017, she maintained her own studio in the Santa Monica Art Studios located within the Santa Monica Airport. There, she participated in various gallery events, exhibits and shows.
Most recently Malvina has been teaching both adults and children in a variety of mediums at an art school in Santa Monica. She finds her true joy lies in oil painting, but no other medium slows her down! She looks forward to watching the development of her students’ art projects unfold and is excited to continue sharing her fine art knowledge with others.
Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied design. From there, she moved to France, where she completed her undergraduate studies in illustration, she then obtained her MFA in Illustration in San Francisco.Ana’s work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States, France, Mexico, and Italy. In San Francisco, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum.
Her illustrations can be found in picture books published in France and Italy. In the US you can find The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra (written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin) and Our Celebración! (written by Susan Middleton Elya, Lee and Low Books). She is currently working in a picture book that she both writes and illustrates.Her biggest inspirations are her childhood memories, the vibrant colors of Mexico, and music. Her work focuses on transforming the every day into fantastical situations, and often include images from nature and whimsical creatures.
Andy Kay grew up all over the world thanks to her father being in the military. In 2012, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, focusing heavily on illustration, graphic design, and portraiture. Since graduating, she has worked as a graphic designer, art instructor, and sole proprietor. She has exhibited her artwork in Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Richmond.
During her spare time, Andy Kay loves to paint, spend time with her animals, watch nature documentaries, and hike. She strives to create artwork that makes people smile and gives them a greater appreciation for nature's oddities. Although she's always exploring new mediums, her main go-tos are watercolor and acrylic paint. Andy Kay previously worked at Alyce's Art Studio from 2014 to 2016 and is now so happy to be a part of the team again!
Diana Harder worked for the City of South Pasadena as a Public Works Administrative Assistant for 32 years before retiring and moving full time onto her boat in Long Beach. In 2012 she joined Alyce's Art Studio and brings to the team valuable experience and a buoyant spirit.