About McArt...

McArt Studio is a family owned chain of art schools located in Southern California. Dedicated to providing high quality art programs that enrich our community.

At McArt Studio we believe that art has the power to transform the lives of anyone who shows an interest, no matter your age or ability. It is our privilege as educators to nurture it and show you the possibilities. McArt Studio's curriculum is specially designed and structured to develop you or your child’s artistic skills set. Artists are taught how to develop their ideas and in doing so make their imaginations become a reality!We offer everything from weekly tuition to one off paint parties tailored to suit specific events. 

All of our inspiring art programs, workshops and specialized classes are designed and delivered by qualified professionals; their experience of working with children and dedication to creative learning makes McArt Studio a truly inspiring place to be.


Amy Lyons

Founder and Head Teacher:

Head teacher Amy Lyons has a passion for teaching and creating her own original works of art. Many of her pieces have been displayed and sold in galleries throughout England and America. She holds degrees in both Fine Arts and Teaching. Combining her two passions she delivers a high quality unique curriculum at McArt Studio designed to suit all ages and abilities. 

For more info on our studios:     https://www.instagram.com/mcartstudio/

Cristina Valdez

Cristina is a local artist who studied art at the University of California, Santa Cruz as well as Mira Costa College. She is a working artist that enjoys painting the figure against surreal landscapes. She specializes in acrylic and oil. She has a passion for empowering others through art education and has a background in teaching students with special needs.      

Thomas Moua

Thomas Moua is an artist local to San Diego. He studied art at San Diego State University. He is a working artist who has exhibited in various solo and group shows. His personal work has an emphasis on illustration and portraiture. Thomas is a lead teacher for our classes skilled in all fine art mediums. 

For more info:     https://www.instagram.com/thomasmoua/

Daniel Morawski

Daniel is a local artist. He studied art at both Mesa and Mira Costa College. He is a working artist who has exhibited in various solo and group shows. His personal work has a strong emphasis on semiotics. Daniels work is greatly influenced by friends and family. You can catch Daniel teaching any of our McArt Studio classes. 

For more info:    https://www.instagram.com/sketch2mylou/

Anastasiya Brailko

Passionate artist and former McArt Studio student. Anastasiya is highly skilled in all art mediums and enjoys sharing her love of art by teaching others. Her most recent works showcase her skills in alcohol mediums and digital art. Her work has been displayed and placed first in local contests and galleries. 

Julianna Shadle

Julianna is a highly skilled Temecula based freelance visual artist, photographer, and makeup artist. She specializes in oil studio practice. She shares her passion for creativity by teaching art therapy sessions to orphans, foster children and emancipated foster youth within our community. 

For more info:     https://www.instagram.com/juliannashadleart/