"Modest Fly is not just about mastery, it's about mastering the love of art."
"Modest Fly is not just about mastery, it's about mastering the love of art." 

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Weaving Workshop with Kellee Creative

Kellee Vopelak of Kellee Creative is a Chicago-born Los Angeles transplant who has been a maker from a very young age. Since her first weaving class Kellee's been hooked! She enjoys experimenting with different yarns and fibers and strives to make each piece special.  In her home studio in Silver Lake, Kellee creates one-of-a-kind woven wall hangings and enjoys experimenting with different textures and colors. She has a passion for learning and teaching others and strives to improve every single day!


Advanced Calligraphy Workshop 

Our Advanced Modern Calligraphy workshop is taught by Angela Kazanchyan, founder of Truly Madly Ink. Workshop fee of $125 applies and all materials are included! You need to have taken our Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop to be able to take this Advanced Workshop with Angela.

About Angela Calligraphy

Angela Kazanchyan is a Los Angeles based calligrapher specializing in custom wedding products and personal stationery. She has worked with numerous brides and grooms to create custom calligraphy designs for their invitation suites and wedding day festivities. Additionally, Angela also specializes in Armenian calligraphy and has been commissioned to craft various projects for community events.  

Angela has been intrigued with the art of lettering from a very young age.  She followed her passion and strengthened her skills through several calligraphy workshops and long hours of practice. Her modern lettering style combined with meticulous attention to detail adds a unique and personal touch to all her projects.  

With an M.S. in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne, Angela has also been an elementary school teacher for 10 years. When she is not lettering, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books, and loves discovering new interests that inspire her. http://www.trulymadlyink.com

Mosaic for Beginners

About Barbara

My love of Art has always been constant, but the methods of its expression have changed from decade to decade.
As a child in West Africa, I was able to see and admire a lot of Tribal art. Primitive Art is still some of my favorite, and it has continued to influence my art style.


I became a quilter, taking classes at the Adult Schools around LA. , and then started doing stained glass and mosaics. During this period (the 90s) I was the Art teacher for many years at the private school that my sons attended. I had a blast, introducing young people to different Art forms: wood burning, papier mache, mosaic, ceramics, hand quilting and crotchet, etc.
Since then, my radar has shifted a bit; I learned about fused glass, and fell in love with it. So my Art forms in the present are mostly fused glass and mosaics, which go together very well.
What inspires me? Above all, color! I love color, texture, and movement of forms. Primitive art remains a favorite,  and I love viewing Art and talking to artists.
A few years back, I taught a class in fused glass to children at a local private school, and it made me remember how much fun it was to teach. Since then, I have given private lessons to friends (children, teens and adults) in mosaics and fused glass.
I have also taken classes from well-known mosaic artists like Laurel Skye, and Mireille Swinnen. From them I learned different styles of mosaics, using different materials.

Portrait Drawing for Beginners

About Uolanta

Gayane Minasyan (Uolanta) was born in USSR and moved to the USA when she was 10 years old. Growing up, Gayane never faced a question of who she would like to become as an adult. Being in a family of fourth generation doctors, her parents saw her future as a doctor, who would eventually take over a family practice. Gayane’s family constantly traveled. She says, in her own words, “I don’t remember a time, in my childhood, when my suitcase wasn’t packed with my toys and clothes.”

Seeking a better future for their children, her parents moved to Hollywood, California in 1996.


As an artist, Gayane is always looking for new inspirations. She expresses, "My inspiration comes while working.” Gayane’s goal is to show conventional life, through the eye of the artist, whether it is a portrait, place, or objects. Her current work of mixed media shows colors and textures that change mundane life to the values and hues of an artist.

Gayane’s technique consists of mixing two or more mediums, such as watercolor and pastel, or

acrylic and pastel, to achieve desired texture and patterns in order to bring values to the surface. She is currently working with different surfaces to enhance her work.

Currently, Gayane is a graduate of the Art Academy University of San Francisco and is living and working in Los Angeles, California.

Check out Uolanta's website at: www.uolanta.com

Read Gayane's Artist Statement
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Human Head & Bust Sculpting           for Beginners

About Rochelle Neimerow

Rochelle Neimerow teaches sculpting to adults and children for all levels of proficiency. She teaches great sculpting classes which involve basic anatomy and three dimensional sculpting using Paper Clay, a no energy clay, non-toxic with easy clean up and paintable with any medium. Without the necessity of firing or foundering, students are able to take home a finished or progress sculpture every class session. Rochelle enjoys teaching people an art skill that resides latent inside them.

"I make my classes fun, I pace for the level of skill and experience in each class. I love seeing each piece come to life in the hands of each student and their excitement over having created a finished work." -Rochelle Neimerow

Learn More About Rochelle
View Rochelle's resume and learn more about her experience and skill.
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About Karen Lee

I've always loved the look of watercolor  -  how  the  colors  flow  beautifully  into   one  another,  such  a  soft  yet  strong impact  that  no  other  art  medium  can  achieve.  I  bought  myself  a  set  of  watercolor  paints  one  day  with  no  idea  on   what I'd paint or even HOW to paint in watercolor, but I quickly learned that  there  was  so  much  that  you  can  do  with this  beautiful  medium.  I  discovered  that  I  loved  to  paint  portraits,  especially  pet  portraits.  I  love   using  color  and watercolor  really  combines,  flows,  and  mixes  into  the  most  

beautiful  color  combinations.  I  also  love  to  paint  fashion  paintings,  thanks  in   part  to  my  education  at  the  Fashion Institute  of  Design  and  Merchandising.  

You  can  check  out  some  of  my  work  at  my  Etsy  shop  at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LimbTrim.    

I  look  forward  to sharing  my  passion  of  painting  and  watercolor  with  you!    

Paint Your Own Watercolor Portrait with Karen Lee

About Colleen Rice Nelson

Colleen  Rice  Nelson  (The  Ultimate  Answer)  is  a  web  developer  and  online   marketing  expert  that  loves  to  expand  the  online  web  presence  of  small  businesses  with  creative,   effective  and  targeted  website  development,  social  media  marketing,  organic  SEO  and  good  ol'  smarts.   Colleen  has  been  teaching  business  owners  about  creating  an  online  web  presence  for  over  ten   years,  and  helping  clients  create  a  marketing  strategy  that  works  with  their  target  audience.  Her   energy  is  inspiring  and  contagious!  Catch  her  online  http://www.TUAWebdesign.com


"Thank  you  so  much  for  the  great  social  media  workshop  you  gave  this  week  for  PACE.  I  learned  so  much.  I   ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣  

␣Grace  Lee,  Social  Graces  and  International  Business  ettiquette  from  www.GraceLeeInternational.com   ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣  

     -­‐Linda  Marten  M.S.W.,  Parent  Coach  http://lindaspeaks.wordpress.com 


Social Media Planning Workshop for Small Business with Colleen

MODEST HOST's Vintage Tea & Paint Party

Sewing Class with Rebekka Lien

Fashion Sketching with Rebekka Lien

Create the Life You Desire Workshop with Rebekka Lien

About Rebekka Lien

Rebekka Lien is a Serial Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Realtor and Business Artisan who started her business with nothing after quitting her full time job. She was born in Germany, lived in Taiwan and have traveled to Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America teaching others to live their dreams. Her goal is to help and empower others by telling her story. Her story consists of overcoming the spirit of poverty, finding worth and identity and immersing who she is in the dream and vision of her life. Her desire is to provide tools to break lies that paralyze people and catapult people into their FULL POTENTIAL & BEING.

Fashion Drawing with Sheri Garwood

Drawing the Human Figure with Sheri Garwood

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A Little Bit About Sheri Garwood:

"I stayed in the lines of my coloring books till I was ten years old. My life as a visual artist began at that time when I broke my arm. The cast kept me from swimming and riding my bicycle that Summer, so I began drawing. Despite the fact that I had to use my left hand, drawing gave me extreme pleasure and I felt a sense of accomplishment in my ability to do well with it.


Years later, my passion for drawing (and clothing!) grew into an eighteen-year career in fashion design, followed by a new-found love of teaching art, which I continue today and will always continue. As a fan of music and dance, I am currently working on a series of paintings that bring together many of my passions for song, movement, color, theatre, and story.

I choose watercolor to express myself because I love the way it runs wild all over the page! It is a medium I can work very quickly with to capture the essence of the moment, while allowing me bold or soft color saturation, and that special translucent quality of transparent color on white paper.
I love drawing and believe it is an important foundation for good painting, as well as an added asset, allowing calligraphic detail, which works well for the whimsical lively stories I love to tell through the paintbrush.
A Southern California native, I teach watercolor, drawing, and ceramics at McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga, and am active in local art associations.
My art education has been self-directed. I have taken college classes, and workshops from artists whose works and thought processes I admired. I also study books and videos from masters, old and new.
I continue living and painting primarily in Southern California, recently spending time in the Hudson River Valley as Artist-in-Residence of the Art Students' League of New York, enjoying the light and music of the East Coast woods."
- Sheri Garwood

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ART Marketing Secrets Seminar

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go to her blog: http://paintingseason.wordpress.com/

or her website: http://www.athenamantle.com/

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