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.
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.
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.
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.
Ariella is an American-born Armenian artist with a diverse background of combined self-taught and formal training. She studied Graphic Design at ArtCenter College of Design, and worked independently to refine her fine art and illustration skills throughout her education. She has adopted a multidisciplinary approach creating artwork ranging across album covers, murals, posters, logos, and publications, and has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the US. Outside of her teaching practice, Ariella actively works as a visual artist and graphic designer, collaborates with galleries, and continues to express her creativity through multiple outlets including painting, drawing, lettering, and photography.
Ariella aims to combine realism and atmosphere in her work, with a focus on figurative and dark art. She is most inspired by nature, anatomy, and human experiences. While she uses a variety of media, she has found the greatest satisfaction in working with oil paint, charcoal, and ink, inspired by their possibilities and limitations alike. She discovered her passion for teaching while working as an instructor at a nonprofit art studio in Southern California. She believes art is largely a process of learning how to see and interpret the things around us, and aspires to ignite and hone this sensitivity to the human experience through creating art with her students of all levels and backgrounds.
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.