Maria Del Carmen Calvo Classes will be taught by Ms. Calvo in her studio, Calvo Studio, in Capistrano Beach, California and are based on Cezanne's Composition.  Ms. Calvo will use her experience to help students unlock their creativity so that their paintings have strength in composition and color harmony.

(photo by Gene Sasse)


Classes by Maria del carmen Calvo Classes will emphasize Cezanne’s theory about creating the arrangement of volumes in space both in depth and surface patterns. This involves interlocking both positive and negative space with the unity and diversity necessary to create a dialogue between color shapes and values in order to achieve a simple but dynamic painting.

Student Shows

Student Art Show Ms. Calvo organizes a showing of the paintings of her students. Friends and family of the students are invited. The photograph seen left shows several paintings by her first year students.

Classes Taught by Maria del Carmen Calvo

Weekly Classes:
  • Tuesday & Thursday Morning:  10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday Evening:                 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday all day Plein Air Class   (when in season)
Those interested in taking classes may obtain information by contacting Ms. Calvo at (949) 240-1287 or by email to  Classes are up to 6 people.  For more individualized attention, private lessons are available.