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About us

Formerly Antelope Valley School of Fine Art, opened in 1989 by artist and owner Kris Sosa. Antoinette was hired by Kris as an assistant. By 2005 Antoinette taught separately and in 2017 rebranded ADSFA to Artuity Creative Studio, with Kris teaching students occasionally.

Antoinette De Paiva

Owner and Instructor


Originally from San Diego, CA and currently lives in west Palmdale with husband, horses and Standard Poodles. Antoinette is involved in the performing arts community as a regular cast member with Antelope Valley Ballet. Within the visual arts, Antoinette promotes, designs and attends events, exhibits her work and encourages students to do the same everywhere possible. She regularly volunteers art lessons at local schools.

Currently, Antoinette is finishing a 4 year MFA program with Azusa Pacific University. 

The Masters of Fine Arts degree is a professorial degree comparable to PhD in other fields.

For many years Antoinette worked for and than alongside Kris Sosa and Antelope Valley School of Fine Art. 

Antoinette is interested in animal welfare, equestrian activities, dance and classical music. 

Qualifications:

26 years teaching experience

BA Visual Arts: CSUN

BA Teaching: Chapman University

MFA program at Asuza Pacific University

( Graduation July 2018 )

CBEST

CSET Art 1,2

 

Cynthia Small

Cindy is a long-term Antelope Valley resident who began to pursue her interest in art as a child. She has painted murals for public and private viewing, and has pursued other avenues of art as well, regularly accepting commissions. She has voluntarily and professionally taught art in elementary schools with her children and after school enrichment classes. She has 20+ years' experience painting sets for local theater production. She began teaching with Kris Sosa and Antoinette DePaiva in 2004. An avid and seasoned horsewoman, Cindy trains and shows horses including the trick riding style known as Roman Riding.


Degrees

AA in Visual Art, Antelope Valley College

AA in Graphic Art, Independence University