Summer Art Studio is ideal for the creation of an art portfolio as students prepare for college applications. All abilities are welcome whether for fun or for reaching academic goals.
Young students will practice drawing and oil painting each studio work-week. These are opportunities to concentrate in the studio with quality guidance to gain skills, experience and finished work. Gabriel Coke has helped hundreds of children reach their goals of preparing for college by becoming skilled and confident young artists. Students 12 and up are welcome.
My daughter has been coming to Gabriel’s studio since middle school, from 6th to 11th grade. She has learned so much technique and skills, from charcoal to oil painting. Gabriel is a very talented artist and a great teacher, very patient with students with positive and encouraging teaching skill. My daughter not only improved her art, but began to truly enjoy the art. She decided to pursue art as her career. She is now at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. We greatly appreciate Gabriel’s teaching over the years.
Gabriel was my daughter’s art teacher for over six years. We discovered Gabriel when we met an artist painting at Hakone Gardens years ago. My daughter, who was 12 at the time and a budding artist, was in awe of the artist’s work. She spoke with us and told us that she had been a student of Gabriel’s and recommended him as an outstanding teacher. We signed my daughter up for lessons right away and she continued learning under Gabriel until she graduated from high school. Under Gabriel’s wing, she honed her drawing and painting skills. He helped her with her portfolio and she was accepted into many top art schools around the United States. Gabriel is a kind and patient teacher, and his approach to teaching generates a warm and welcoming environment. He works with each student, brings out their talents, and by example, instills in them the passion to be a lifelong learner. In addition to this, he gives his students opportunities to participate in art competitions, exhibits, and to work with professional artists from around the world. These additional opportunities show his commitment and dedication to his students and his studio. I continue to recommend Gabriel to anyone I know that is interested in art. Because of his professionalism, his passion, and his dedication to the arts, students and our art community will continue to thrive and be strong. Sincerely,
Los Altos, CA