About Us - What Parents Say
My sons ages 8 and 6 attended Spring Camp and both had an amazing time there. It's a very special studio, run by a warm and caring owner. Yael and her team really sparked their creativity, and allowed my sons the space and time to create and explore. They came home each day with sculptures made from wood or clay or mixed materials, telling stories of all that they learned and cool art materials they got to try.
Glue guns! Water color pencils! Clay! Highly recommend.
— Dro R.
About Us - Meet the Artist Teachers
Founder & Art Teacher,
Yael Lichaa was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since the age of six, Yael has shown a special talent in art, particularly in painting and sculpting. To follow in her father's footsteps, she decided to study medicine and got her BA in Biology from Temple University in Philadelphia.
After an internal battle between medicine and art, Yael chose to pursue an art career at the Pennsylvania University of Fine Art, PAFA, in Philadelphia, where she majored in painting and sculpture. At the age of 25, Yael moved to New York and worked at the prestigious antique furniture restoration shop in Manhattan.
Moving to Los Angeles a few years later, and teaching private art classes to children ages 5-12, teenagers, and adults, Yael got her Master's Degree in Elementary Education in 2008. During the years 2008 and 2011, Yael developed and taught various art courses, such as Beginner and Advanced Ceramics, Figure Sculpting, Basic Drawing, and Sketch Drawing, Oil Painting, Mixed Medium, Bookmaking, Abstract Art, Oil Gilding, Painting on Wood, Dry Pigments and Shellac, Egg Tempera, Milk Painting and more.
In 2011 Yael was hired by STAR Education, as a woodworking teacher, teaching in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles elementary schools. In the summer of 2018, Yael ran her unique art camp, where children experimented with many forms of fine art, visited LA art museums, and created their masterpieces.
On December 9th, 2018 Yael opened her art studio, Robertson Art Zone (RAZ), where she teaches art to children and adults and hosts birthday parties and art events.