When was the last time you lost yourself in an activity? Is there an inhibited creative spirit in you, longing to express itself? Would you like to connect with a thoughtful group of people and see what happens to your creative juices?
Activities that "make time stand still" are beneficial to our health and well-being. Full access and exploration of innate creativity is our birthright. We need support from each other in our creative endeavors, and with conscientious leadership and clear guidelines we can get and provide just that. Courses are designed for and welcome all levels of artists, teachers, novices, art lovers and experimenters.
ACE (Adult Community Education, Sunnyvale) Workshops sign-up HERE
"I am a person who has always felt inadequate with regard to the visual arts: unskilled, and lacking in artistic vision. In taking Zoya's collage workshop, I discovered that the process is intuitive, and allows me to forget my self-imposed limits, to be playful and uninhibited in exploring what images connect with me in a compositional theme. The result was a joy and a surprise."
— Susannah McNamara, Attorney, Prunedale, CA
“The Collage workshop given by Zoya Scholis and Matt Johns in October of 2005 was wonderful. We used loosely guided imagery coupled with appreciation and humor. My collage, a triptych, reminds me of my personal vision toward health that the workshop inspired.”
— Amanda Chaffin, Public School Teacher, Salinas, CA
"Zoya's effort, knowledge & dedication made the time spent there a very rewarding experience for me."
— Dave Richardson, San Jose, CA - Sketching & Acrylics Classes
"Zoya is an excellent art teacher who makes it fun (and comfortable) for us to stretch our creative boundaries."
— Betsy Wood, Cupertino, CA
"I have taken Zoya's workshops for a few years. I keep coming back because I find them fun, well organized, informative and I meet lots of interesting and like-minded people who enjoy art."
— Sue Kozina, Sunnyvale, CA
“Her methods and madness were like no other.”
— Tony Schaurer, Carmel Valley, CA
"Zoya is a warm and encouraging instructor. As a newbie to painting I felt encouraged and empowered to explore my creativity in her class."
— Ellen Railton, Sunnyvlae, CA
"I have taken several workshops from Zoya. Her classes are never boring. She brings different materials, fun ideas & does demonstration that are informative and exciting to watch."
— Jessica Jones, Los Altos, CA
"I appreciated Zoya the minute she walked into our class. SHE was a TEACHER - organized, friendly, cheerful. She encouraged us to experiment - and I had the most fun painting that I'd ever had!"
Lynn D. Cupertino, CA
"I've taken several of Zoya's workshops. She instills confidence and has helped me to loosen up and enjoy painting."
— Catherine Beam, Cupertino, CA
"I enjoyed Zoya's class so much! She provided the most delightful classroom atmosphere."
— Grace Yang
"The Collage workshop given by Zoya Scholis and Matt Johns in October of 2005 was wonderful. We used loosely guided imagery coupled with appreciation and humor. My collage, a triptych, reminds me of my personal vision toward health that the workshop inspired."
— Amanda Chaffin, Salinas, CA
"Zoya is a great leader. Her pacing was relaxed yet we did so much. It was a very nurturing experience for me. I couldn’t believe how good mine turned out."
— Sarah Stanley, Seaside, CA
About the Facilitator
Zoya Scholis, zoya@ArtForPersonalGrowth.com.