Art Classes at Ma Ly Atelier*

In addition to his in-studio classes, Ma Ly offers live painting sessions through the free program Zoom for teens and adults interested in developing their artistic skills. Space is limited so register early. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. More info here.

*Atelier (French: [atəlje]): a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer.

Classes are currently held on:
. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm

Following the guidelines of Centers for Disease Control(CDC), thoughtful precautions are put in place to help ensure the safety of all students. Masks are required and social distancing practiced. Thank you for understanding.

Contact instructor Ma Ly at to secure your seat.

Founded in 2015, Ma Ly Atelier was located in the M Street Arts Complex downtown Fresno, CA before moving in to Vernissage in July 2018. Artist and instructor Ma Ly has been teaching drawing and painting to children and adults since 2011.

Take a look at our students in action on facebook.

CLASSES for ADULTS (all levels):

You have always wanted to learn to draw and paint but you don’t know how to get started or you simply need a refresher? Ma Ly will guide you through the process of creating your own work of art. Typically, students come with a picture they want to copy in the medium of their choice (acrylic, soft pastel, oil, watercolor) and they are shown the whole process from the drawing to the finished painting. Ma teaches an easy approach (composition, proportions, color mixing) without being too technical. Different styles of paintings are discussed to help you develop your abilities, gain confidence and grow.

All levels welcome, no experience necessary. You will be working at your own pace in a small group of 4-6 students, beginners and advanced, which can only inspire you. There is no pressure and no judgement as it is a pass time for everyone and not a competition.

CLASS FEE*: $112 for 4 consecutive weeks, 2 hours per week. Fee is subject to change without notice.

SUPPLIES: if you have none, a supply list will be provided. Cost: $25-$40 depending on the medium you choose)


The class must be paid in full when you sign up and one week in advance to secure your seat for the following 4 week session, otherwise it will be given to other students. Fees are subject to change without notice. To secure your seat ahead of time, you can pay by: check, Paypal, Venmo, or ApplePay.

1/ By student:

• Cancellation less than 1 week prior to the class will be charged. If student makes arrangements at least one week ahead of time to skip a class during the 4 week session, the fee will be credited towards the next available class.

If no show, or if student arrives late or leaves early, or cancels during the 4 week session, no credit or refund is available.

2/ By gallery:

the fee will be credited towards the next available class.

* Fee is subject to change without notice.

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