IMG_2206Christi Schaeffer Belle is a Santa Ynez Valley local and has been painting since she was able to hold a paintbrush. She believes that creating is what we were all made to do. Passionate about art, she hopes to inspire others through the creative process. Fun, energetic and encouraging as an instructor she loves to see students light up when they step back and look at what they’ve created. Christi will help you feel comfortable with a paintbrush and proud of what you’ve accomplished! See the video below to hear Christi share about how Gypsy Studios got started!



Chelsea Ward  is a traveling artist and a one-of-a-kind maker. She has been sketching ever since she could hold a pencil but only grew to love watercolors a few years ago while studying abroad in Italy. She was born and raised in Southern California. She studied at the College of Fine Arts at the University Texas at Austin. There she dabbled in everything from dark room photography to bronze casting. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis on bookmaking and printmaking.