My 15-year-old son has been attending the Fine Art Studio in Tustin, owned by Russ Varon, for the past school year, September 2010 to May 2011. He enjoys it very much and finds his art teacher to be supportive, helpful, kind and talented. My son has produced some excellent artwork under Russ?s tutelage. I think the fine arts studio in Irvine is one of the best in Orange County and recommend it to everyone. The study environment is comfortable and pleasant. The instructor, Russ Varon, is wonderful and creates a happy friendly atmosphere that is a pleasure to learn in. He is a dedicated instructor who truly wants to create the best learning experience possible for his students.