Team

Alyce Marie

Owner, Art Director

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.

Annette Mauricio

Instructor

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

Instructor

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.

Maggie High

Instructor

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.

Shannon Kim

Instructor, Assistant Art Director

Shannon is a native SoCal artist, trained at the University of California, Berkeley and Fullerton College. In 2015, she began producing a podcast of artist interviews called The Creative Public, aspiring to present digestible portions of complicated art talk to the vast public. She has shown her work at the Worth Ryder Gallery in Berkeley, Artist’s Television Access in San Francisco, Seilers’ Studio in Ohio, and multiple venues in Downtown Fullerton, including a mural at Dong Shin Church. Her preferred medium is oil paint, but is slowly shifting towards watercolor paints for plein-air art making. Shannon loves working with children because of their unadulterated imagination and whimsy. She teaches art, not to create future artists, but to ignite the creative potential in each individual student.

Paloma Perez

Instructor

Paloma Perez is an illustrator from Los Angeles, California. Growing up, she spent much of her time at the beach with her family. When she wasn’t at the beach, she was spending time with her cousins, selling small drawings from a make-shift booth in front of her grandparent’s house in Venice, California. In her adult life, she would be doing much of the same thing, selling her work at art events put on by a local art collective that she helped create.

Paloma graduated from Otis College of Art & Design where she received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an emphasis on illustration. She discovered how much she enjoyed teaching while working as an art tutor and after-school teacher in West LA. Paloma is now an instructor at Alyce’s Art Studio. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, ink, and acrylic. She has recently embraced digital mediums like Adobe Illustrator.

Angie Samblotte

Instructor

Angie Samblotte is an Illustrator from Long Beach, CA. From an early age she knew she was born to be an artist. Drawing has always been a way for her to tap into the flow of creativity and allows her imagination to explore herself experiencing the world around her in a whimsical and surreal way. She graduated CSULB in 2015 with a BFA in illustration and exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, collaborated with music artists, and continues to create personal work. She enjoys surfing, skating, traveling and is of course always experimenting and creating something new. Angie is passionate about passing on all her artistic knowledge to students in hopes that they can explore their own voice and self expression through the power of creativity.

Maribel Novarro

Instructor

Maribel Navarro is a self-taught artist with an Art History degree in Medieval Art.

She draws inspiration from influences such as history, philosophy, nature, and her Mexican heritage.  Teaching and inspiring others has always been one of her aspirations as she believes anyone can learn and appreciate the discipline of Art in its many forms.

Malvina Milliron

Instructor

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 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.

Diana Harder

Administrator

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.