Artis Anima (latin)
Artis (art, skill method, technique)
Anima (L: breath, vital force, soul, spirit)

Located in Palo Alto, California, Artis Anima Studio of Fine Arts is an environment for the student seeking art enrichment. We have beginner students that are exploring their artistic ability, and experienced art students who are refining their skills. We specialize in oil painting, drawing, Illustration & Cartooning.

We offer year-round art classes and specialty workshops for ages 6 years to adult.


Founder and Director

Alan Chan received his BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2005. Trained in traditional painting techniques, Chan learned the "Alla Prima" (impressionistic) style of painting from the Academy of Art University, a technique that emphasizes working with wet-on-wet techniques and finishing the painting in only a few sittings. His love of the Old Master techniques led to independent research and experimentation, learning impasto and glazing techniques. Chan's greatest artistic inspiration is Rembrandt.    Alan's website