390 El Camino Real, Suire U

Belmont, CA 94002

Tel: 650-453-3120

TAX ID: 46-3598606

Meet Our Team

Jerica Crisostomo

Mixed Media, Preschooler, Music, and Arts & Crafts classes and camps

Jerica has over 10 years of experience in art and working with children, along with volunteering in church during summer camps and Sunday school. She enjoys working with kids of all ages and helping them improve their motor skills, imaginations, and technique with various art mediums, such as acrylic paints, watercolor paints, pencils, crayons, pastels, ceramics, polymer clay, cartooning, and storybook illustration. 


Jerica appreciates the various types of art media and generally does mixed-media painting and crafting. She learned basic color theory and crafting from her secondary education, from various art courses in college, and from courses in Fashion Design and Merchandising. 

Shirley Lim

Watercolor Classes

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Shirley started studying watercolor painting when she was a teenager. She enjoys all kinds of painting subjects, particularly those that can bring out the challenge and excitement of using watercolor.


Shirley received a Diploma in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnics in 1984. She came to the United States to continue her study in graphic design and received a Bachelor of Art Degree from the California College of Arts & Crafts. She has worked for design companies in New York, Toronto, and San Francisco. After over 15 years in the commercial industry, she resigned from her designer position and devoted herself to her family and to watercolor. In 1997, Shirley began participating in juried art shows while living in Ontario, Canada. She has exhibited her artworks at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford and the Latchem Gallery in Stouffville. Most recently, Shirley presented solo exhibitions at Brisbane City Hall, San Mateo City Hall, and the San Mateo Main Library. She participates regularly at various group shows, with particular interest in the SCVWS Member Annual Exhibition.

Madeleine Meredith

Mixed Media & Preschooler Classes

Madeleine was raised in Denver, Colorado, but moved to Mountain View, California after graduating college in 2016. She discovered her passion for art at an early age, partially because of her family history. Her grandmother was an art professor at Mass Arts, and her aunts are both independent artists. As a result, she went on to get a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Denver. Her favorite medium is currently acrylic painting, but she has extensive experience with drawing, watercolor, ink, and is always looking for ways to expand her skillset. She is currently working in marketing to pay the bills while she applies to graduate programs to become an art therapist. In her free time, she likes to write poetry, try to cook without burning her food, and nap.

Julie Novakofski

Mixed Media, Sculpture, Drawing, Acrylic, & Watercolor 


Originally from Wisconsin, Julie spent the majority of her childhood drawing, writing, crafting, and pursuing a variety of creative endeavors within a peaceful, rural environment. In college, she continued to study art, attending both the University of Wisconsin Marathon County as well as the University of Wisconsin Madison, from which she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As well as being recognized with several scholarships for her art, poetry, and academic achievement, she also received travel grants to study art in New York City, Vienna, and Prague. 


Since her student days, Julie has continued to refine her skills and ideas while exhibiting her work in both solo and group art shows in the Midwest and California. In addition to her numerous years of experience with drawing and painting, Julie has more than 12 years experience working sculpturally with mixed media and non-traditional materials such as fabric, clothing, toys, etc., as well as nearly 5 years experience working as a Floral Designer. For her, visual art is important not only as a means of self expression, but also as a way to interact positively with people while building up their confidence and encouraging them to explore their ideas. Seeing the joy and knowledge that art can bring to the lives of others is truly her favorite part of both teaching and being an artist, and she loves to view and uplift the work of her students. When she is not making art or teaching, Julie enjoys cooking, traveling, films, board games, floral arranging, and spending time with family and friends.

Tony Pepito

Adult Art classes

Tony is an internationally awarded watercolor and oil painter. Tony obtained his architectural degree in the Philippines and has over 30 years of experience as a painter and graphic designer. Tony was a technical illustrator for Columbia Graphics in Maryland and a designer and illustrator for United Laboratories. His paintings have been shown in museums, by NASA, and by private collectors. We are very honored to have him as one of our instructors.


Tony specializes in watercolor, oil painting, ink pen, pencils and other media in a variety of subjects including portraiture, architecture, landscape, animals, and cartooning.

Laura Prilutsky

Mixed Media, Comics, Preschoolers

Laura is a student with degrees in Studio Art, Art History, Economics, & Business while pursuing a Bachelors in Animation followed by a Masters in Art History. With a deep love for learning about all aspects of the arts, she has an innate desire to share this passion with children and anyone willing to learn to help inspire their own creativity as well as teaching them applicable real life skills such as problem solving. 


Currently, Laura is on the professional ComedySportz improv team and does a variety of freelance paintings and sketches, when she's not working with children or the elderly, all while attending West Valley College. 


Laura's favorite quote: "Everybody says they're trying to get their piece of the pie. They don't realize that the world is a kitchen - You can make your own pie." -Terry Crews

Sajana Sagar

Art Advocacy, Corporate and School Outreach

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time….”– Thomas Merton

Everyone has a unique story to tell. Mine began in India and my journey brought me here to the Peninsula where I now call home. A part of my journey, my experience, can always be found in my paintings. Realistic painting is where I started, but I followed my heart and began developing abstract art. Painting is a deeply personal experience, sometimes therapeutic, and abstract painting has allowed me to express myself freely. I am drawn to bold, vibrant reds, oranges and blues to better capture a certain thought or emotion. I often use textures in the same way. I am excited to be a part of the Lascaux team and to bring the benefits of art to schools, corporations, and organizations.

Miho Takenouchi

Mixed-Media, Arts & Crafts, Art for Preschoolers, Adults, & Seniors

Miho holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Fine Arts from Kyushu Sangyo University in Fukuoka, Japan. She is passionate about the psychological and physical benefits of all forms of art, including painting & drawing, sculpting, crafts, collages, ink art, woodcut printmaking, copper engraving, silkscreening, ikebana, etc. Miho is a mother of three young men, an experienced sushi chef, and enjoys working with children. She is adored by her preschooler art students whom she exposes to various art mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, pencils, pastels, traditional Asian-style  watercolor, etc. Miho is also an art historian, licensed caregiver, and certified in Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR, and AED. 

Angie Tinson

Ceramics and Pottery

Angie is a Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist who has loved working with clay since she was a child. She revisited her love for pottery while in Occupational Therapy School and is now furthering her studies with the medium, learning about the science and techniques of clay construction, firing, and glazing. Angie also continues to manage her own childrens’ school clay program, which she has done for the past five years. She loves working with kids as well as adults, and especially bringing the magic of clay to beginners.