Art On The Lane

Art On The Lane

5.0 (3)

About this pro

I am a professional artist with 15 years experience in teaching children and adults.  After graduating from the College of Art in Oakland, I went on to earn teaching credentials at UC Santa Cruz and St Mary’s in Moraga.  I have developed a method that will help aspiring artists draw accurately, choose & mix colors, and use various techniques to apply and blend paint.  Come join in the fun and discover your creative potential!

I am passionate about the need for art as an antidote to our stressful modern lives.  I get a great deal of satisfaction from sharing my passion with my students, and watching their skills evolve.

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Danville, CA 94526
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3 Reviews


  • Dene Johnson

    Hands on experience with an accomplished teacher who excels in color matching, perspective, and balance. I have learned a lot from Barbara Davies!

  • Debra Curtice

    The best thing about art on the lane is Barbra. She’s patient, knowledgeable and kind. I have learned so much from her and appreciate her willingness to help and inspire when I want to give up!

  • Heidi P

    Barbara's precision. Her excellent work & her ability to show students just how to paint as perfect as she does. She's the best!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A new student will choose an image to paint, either landscape, simple seascape, flower, etc., and I will help them draw the image on canvas.  Next, the student will paint along with me, as I demonstrate color mixing and techniques for applying the paint and blending colors.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Adult Education Certificate; UC Santa Cruz

College of Art, Oakland CA, BA Art

Teacjing Credential, K-12, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Art, Saint Mary’s College

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Classes are $120.00 per month

two hours per week

one Saturday per month class offered for make-up

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching in the San Ramon Valley district in 1997, and then rented studio space and began teaching classes.

What types of students have you worked with?

beginner to advanced

adilts and children in separate classes

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone with patience and exoerience