Sun & Moon Studio

Sun & Moon Studio

5.0 (2)
1 employee
33 years in business

About this pro

I’m an award-winning painter who loves to share the idea that every mark a person makes is important. I’ve been working with children and adults for over 20 years helping them integrate creativity and art into their own lives.

In class we focus on gesture, emotion, mark making, and balance. Drawing and painting realistically is encouraged but it’s not necessary. No prior experience or supplies are needed, however students are encouraged to practice drawing on their own during their free time. We work with a variety of mediums starting with pencil and moving to charcoal, pastel, acrylic, collage, and watercolor. Focus is on fundamentals and learning from historic great teachers such as Kimon Nicolaides author of The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study and others.

If you are looking for an instructor that can help you:

  • feel comfortable learning the tools of drawing and painting

  • increase your creative confidence

  • encouraging your personal expression

  • follow a focused step-by-step curriculum

  • and have fun,

then I am the instructor for you!

Helping people feel more confident and finding pleasure in expressing their creative side.

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Raleigh, NC 27609
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2 Reviews


  • Rianna Rose

    Cynthia is an incredible teacher, she's understanding & patient. She has an empathic nature, so she's able to understand each student's learning style and structure her lessons to make sure everyone is getting the most out of their time with her. Spending time in Sun and Moon studios is a delightful escape from the real world - the space allows for creativity and there really are no mistakes in any of Cynthia's classes. She knows how to bring the best out of people.

  • Karin McLamb

    Cyn is not only a great, creative artist but also relates well to people (of all ages). She is eager to share her artistic passion and help others learn new, unrealized skills. Most of all, she is a pleasure to work with!

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

Since my class size is small I work with each student to develop their own interests. If they are open, I like to focus on creativity, myth-busting, and practice. We start with simple exercises and move into a variety of mediums as students get more comfortable. We will work with pencil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, water color, and acrylics. We may work with clay, paper, and photography.

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

I have owned Sun & Moon Studio, a place where kids can explore their unique creativity, since 1990. I have formal training in photography, illustration, and graphic design. My work has been featured on products, in film productions, and I have collectors worldwide.

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

$25 an hour with 10% off for pre-paid accounts. For 2 children, the fee is $20 an hour. For 3 children, the fee is $15 an hour.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 6-13

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

If you are looking for an art instructor that has experience working with children, has a warm smile and heart, and encourages children to express themselves, I may be a good match for your family. Here are a few other things to know about why I am a good art teacher:

  • I take the time it takes to help students feel comfortable learning the tools of drawing and painting

  • Through small exercises, I am able to increase a child's creative confidence

  • I believe we are all unique and encourage personal expression

  • I developed a specific, tested, focused step-by-step curriculum just for children

  • Art can be messy, frustrating, AND fun!

I hope we can work together <3


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It is important to understand your goals and set realistic expectations. Teachers who work with children specifically bring more than art technique, they bring compassion and a sense of possibilities. The children who work with me know that every mark they make is essential, that trees can be purple, and no mistakes happen.

Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Adobe Illustrator Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Painting Classes Adobe Creative Suite Classes Marketing Classes