Upcoming! Classes Available Through the Conejo Park and Recreation District- Paint Night

Join us at Studio 316 where you’ll be guided to complete your own acrylic work of art. Explore creativity with friends. Your artistic interpretation means that no two paintings will be the same. No experience necessary! All supplies included. Event begins promptly at 5:00pm. Location: Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Unit #6. (805) 480 2631


Course Number: 0802.1192
Duration: 1 day
Notes: Location: Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Unit #6 (Instructor: Bob Noonan)
For Ages: 21.0 yrs – 99.0 yrs

Location: See Description for Location
Class Dates: 02/09/2019-02/09/2019
Day(s): Sa
Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Fee: $40.00

Lab Fee: $0.00

Ventura County Fair 2018 Winners

Special congratulations to my students that participated in the Ventura County Fair Amateur Arts competitions. Couldn’t be more proud! Great job!


Lien Corbin- 1st in pastel. 1st, multi-media, VCF Special Award


Nominated for Best in Show for the second year in a row. Way to go Lien!

Kelly Cox, 1st in acrylic, Honorable Mention, graphite

Karen Thorgusen, 1st, pastel, Honorable Mention, watercolor, Honorable Mention, acrylic
Julia Fogg- (3) 2nd’s, watercolor
Katie Carr-1st, (2) 2nd’s, 3rd, and (2) Honorable Mentions in watercolor, (4) Honorable Mentions in Oil
Marsha Birnbaum-3rd, charcoal
Debbie Wootten-1st & 2nd, oil
Chatira Pawgi-(2) 1st’s & a 2nd in gouche/watercolor, Honorable Mention in charcoal, (2) Honorable Mentions in watercolor.
Susi Solovy- 1st in watercolor & (2) Honorable Mentions
Julie Braden- 1st & Honorable Mention in watercolor
Joe Addotta-1st, (Fair Theme Special Award), (2)2nd’s, 3rd, watercolor
Carole Caccavo-1st & Honorable Mention, watercolor
Laurie Elkin-3rd, watercolor



Angelia Powers- 1st place, Best of Class & 1st place Best in Division


Justine Chau- (7) 1st places
Colette Lemieux-1st in water soluble graphite pencil, 1st in watercolor
Tiffany Kim-1st in multimedia, 2nd in watercolor, 1st in acrylic
Zoe Noonan-1st place, watercolor pencil

Photos coming soon!

Ventura County Fair Guidelines and Submission Forms 2018


Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Bring entries to the Home Arts Building

There is no fee to enter in this department

You can enter Online – June 1 – July 16, 2018 at


Entering online speeds up the entry process – when you arrive with your items on July 20-22, 2018 –proceed directly to the Amateur arts check-in area. Please tell the clerks you have entered online so we can get your paperwork and pre-printed entry tags. Online entries close at 7:00 PM on July 16th.

If you miss the online entry deadline you can STILL enter on Entry Days. Bring your items on July 20, 21 or 22, 2018.

Monday, August 13, 2018 – 12:00 PM-7:00 PM

Claim checks must be presented. No entry pick-up prior to August 13, 2018. Items unclaimed on August 13, 2018 become the property of the Ventura County Fair and will be discarded. . Voucherswill be issued for Premium winnings of less than $20 and are redeemed on Monday, August 13, 2018 between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Fair Administration Office Ticket Window. Vouchers expire on October 31, 2018 and will not be redeemed after this date.




Congressional Art Competition Winner Announced, Annie Sun

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that Annie Sun, a senior at Newbury Park High School, has won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District.

“The level of artistic talent from the Ventura County high school students participating in this year’s competition is truly inspiring,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “This is a great reminder that the arts and creativity play a critical role in young people’s lives and their educational success. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and thank you to the families, teachers, and community members who support these talented students.”

“I’m so honored to receive this recognition,” said Sun. “I’m passionate about art because it inspires me to challenge myself and shows me that creativity is limitless.”

Sun will be flown to Washington, D.C. where her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year. In addition, four honorable mentions were announced:

  • Josh Welcher, a junior at Newbury Park High School
  • Trinity Alvarado, a sophomore at Adolfo Camarillo High School
  • Katelyn Mehner, a senior at Newbury Park High School
  • Kaylie Pendleton, a junior at El Camino High School

The artwork of the honorable mentions will be displayed in Brownley’s Thousand Oaks office.

Started in 1982, the nationwide Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and is an opportunity to recognize and encourage student artistic talent across the country. The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 in California’s 26th Congressional District. The winner was selected by a panel of local judges.

Photos of the students and their art are available here.


In Memory of Shirley Williams

Received some sad news today with the passing of a long time student and friend, Shirley Williams. Shirley had been with Studio 316 for close to ten years until health issues prohibited her from coming,  producing several beautiful watercolor paintings during that time. She was such a sweet, modest, talented lady, really pleasant to be around. She will be greatly missed by us all. It’s been a privilege to be her art teacher and friend. Below is one of her last paintings she’d completed back in 2016, seemed  appropriate.


Shirley Williams, Watercolor, 2016



Now Offering Classes for Kids, Ages 6 & 7!

Studio 316 is now teaching one hour classes for kids ages 6 and 7. 

Classes stress the basics of drawing, tone and color.

Mediums include pencil, charcoal, watercolor pencil & pastel to name a few. 

Call 805 480-2631 today for a Free One Hour Introductory Class!



Ventura County Fair 2016 Winners Announced


I am so happy to announce the winners from Studio 316 that participated in the Ventura County Fair, 2016.

Katie Carr

Marsha Birnbaum

Watercolor, 2016 Second Place









Watercolor, pastel, 2016 Third Place












Colette Lemieux

Susi Solovy

Debbie Wootten

Julie Braden

Lien Corbin

Juliana Chew

Justine Chow

Keira Thorgusen

Gail Orens


Carolyn Orens

Watercolor, 2016 First Place

Watercolor, 2016


Portraiture I

Learn to draw facial features using charcoal and/or graphite pencils. Drawing experience preferred. Call (805) 480-2631 for supply list. Location: Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Unit 6, Newbury Park.

Course Number: 0803.3161
Duration: 4 wks
Notes: (Instructor: Bob Noonan)
For Ages: 18.0 yrs – 99.0 yrs

Location: See Description for Location
Class Dates: 06/23/2016-07/14/2016
Day(s): Th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm



Watercolor Basics Part I, 9/12/16 through 9/26/16

Offered through the Conejo Valley

Park and Recreation Department/Watercolor Basics I

In-depth instruction covers washes, fundamentals, tricks and techniques to get a successful painting, plus color wheel basics. Call (805) 480-2631 for supply list. Location: Studio 316, 2697 Lavery Court, Unit #6. 

Duration: 4 wks
Notes: (Instructor: Bob Noonan)
For Ages: 18.0 yrs – 99.0 yrs

Location: See Description for Location
Class Dates: 9/12/16 through 9/26/16
Day(s): M
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Fee: $80.00

Lab Fee: $0.00

Art supplies through the studio will be sold at a 30% discount for all enrolled students.

Supply Suggestions;
**Please not that prices may vary.


 #14 Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $13.00

 #8  Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $9.70

 #4   Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $6.30                           

 #000   Round Grumbacher Watercolor Brush, $8.50 

 Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper, 13x 17 block, $33.00

Pelikan Paint set, 12 colors, $39.00 
109.50(-30% discount, 32.85) 76.75 + tax 5.75 = $82.50
Pelikan Paint set, 24 colors, $73.50
144.00(-30% discount, 43.20) 100.80 + tax 7.56=$108.36