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Susan Manders

Oil Painting Classes Teacher Los Angeles

Susan Manders Artist/Teacher

Over the past three decades, I have become a well-established, collected American contemporary artist. I owe it all to studying, my mentors and my native Los Angeles.

My narrative, expressionistic style embraces all that is LA: the music, art, ethnic mix and Hispanic history. While this shapes who I am as an Artist, as a teacher I help other artists, at any all level, discover their personal style and potential, whether it is through oil painting, acrylic painting, or drawing.

I opened my studio and art school, The Art Experience, in Studio City in 1978 and it has been a special place for me and thousands of my students ever since. It is a magical place for sharing my knowledge and passion for painting that presents itself when the brush meets the canvas.

Join me and develop the artist within yourself. Find and develop your unique style. I am confident I can help you become the artist you desire. The Art Experience specializes in year-round, ongoing instruction to:

  • Kids, teens and adults.
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced students and professionals welcome.
  • Ongoing group classes available mornings and afternoons.
  • Private classes by appointment.
  • Develop your portfolio for submission to art schools and commercial employment.

My paintings and limited edition prints are represented in fine art collections internationally – North America, Asia, New Zealand, Europe, and South America – as well as being archived by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. I have several degrees from Universities in Southern California, Mexico and was invited to, and attended, the Royal College of the Arts in London.

I am the second woman ever selected as a United States Olympic Artist. My painting “All Eyes On Me” was made into official Olympic Posters and Limited Edition Prints for the Athens Summer Olympics and sold worldwide to benefit the US Olympic team, making me a member of exclusive club of internationally acclaimed Olympic artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Max and David Hockney.


“One of her truest pleasures is found in her passion for teaching painting.”

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