How we do it

Artistic Fox Art & Design Academy is a creative art school in Colorado for adults and children. We have art classes and courses in painting, drawing, sculpting, design, and crafts. Together with professional artists, we have developed unique creative author's drawing and painting classes for adults and children. Under the guidance of our experienced artist-educators, you will get real creative drawing skills in different techniques, create your own works of art, and have a great rest!  Our students are honorable mentions, high merit and prize winners of Regional, National, and International art competitions, exhibitions, and art projects. We have created a great atmosphere of real artist’s workshops, where during unhurried and professional conversations about art you will learn to see as an artist, think as an artist and draw like a real artist!


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Our Teachers

Kadriya Shakirova-Walden

Kadriya Shakirova-Walden

Kadriya is an exceptional two- and three-dimensional illustrator residing in Denver, Colorado. Her art has been featured in books, advertisements, commercial buildings, schools and some of the finest private residences throughout Colorado. She is known for unique, hand-painted interior and exterior renderings, from antique to contemporary styles. After five years of art school and six years of university study in the Russian Federation, she received her master’s degree in architecture. Kadriya emigrated to the United States in 2009 and made Denver her home. In addition to her contract illustration work, she teaches techniques in fine art to students of all ages. "I am very enthusiastic about trying to convey my love of art , all my knowledge, and experience to my students. I am specially created an Artistic Fox studio, to give its students the opportunity to convey art to a wide range of possible: from painting and academic drawing, to sculpture, architecture and design."

Nikolay Rizhankov

Nikolay Rizhankov was born in 1960 in Moscow, Russia. He studied fine art and Russian Classical Painting at the National University of Art in Moscow and graduated with a Masters in Fine Art in 1989. In November 2013, Nikolay Rizhankov relocated from Armenia to Denver, Colorado. He is currently working on landscape, portrait and still life paintings and restoration of an old painting. In his first year of living in America, Nikolay was awarded 1st Place in Professional Oil Painting (Floral Category) in the 52nd Annual Fall Art Festival of the Glenwood Springs Artist's Guild. Nikolay was also honored with a Wildlife Appreciation award and another for his miniatures. In the 2015, the Annual Lone Tree Art Expo presented him with the Commissioner’s Choice award. Classical painting style and traditional techniques rule in Nikolay's works. The artist never uses affordable and popular cotton canvas and acrylic primer, but only high quality linen canvas, masterfully stretching them and applying a special primer, in the tradition of the old masters. Not only do the paintings performed on linen canvas stay true to the test of time, but they also have a smoother and more robust surface. This approach gives Nikolay’s paintings lively energy, warmth and mystery.

Anastasia Rezvova

Anastasia Rezvova

I am Anastasia Rezvova. I am an engineer, an artist, and a mommy of two princesses. I finished Kovrov's art school in a class of a Distinguished Artist - Victor Bichkov. He inspired me and founded a strong art principles base. Then I finished The Moscow University of Civil Engineering Master Degree and designed for seven years structures for public and industrial buildings and skyscrapers, including famous ones: the "Federation tower" in Moscow and "The Lachta Center" in Saint-Petersburg. I love buildings so much and everything that is related to them. After we moved to America my heart send me to return to my art education. I studied at the Art school of Veronica Kalacheva in all Watercolors courses from beginner to professional, finished the course "Online practicums of worldwide level painters," a course "Acrylic painting as a therapy" at Karina Kino's Art School. I love all types of art experiments. And I feel I have to inspire other people to make art, not be afraid to make art, teach them basic art design principles, give them main instruments and ways to create new things, and open the door to the world of designing living spaces.

Kate Ruzhytska

Kate Ruzhytska

Kate is native Ukrainian photographer who came to the US in search of bigger dreams. She’s doing photography since 2014 and has overcome lots of challenges in her professional career. After finishing Kyiv School of Photography, she’s been doing commercial and personal photo shoots back in her country and now is ready for a fresh start here in Denver, CO! Kate always finds the right approach to every client, from the youngest age to oldest. Degree in journalism and communications also gave her an impulse to development in photography and retouching. Kate is looking forward to bring joy and positive emotions for you and your families!

Karinna Navarro

Karinna is a young visual artist who captivates her audience by creating surreal works of art using different mediums including; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil/Charcoal, Markers as well as incorporating Glow-in-the-Dark, Gold Leaf and more. She has always had a creative imagination. By experimenting and learning different art styles she gained knowledge leading to her symbolic and compelling art style we see today. She has participated in art shows and has won several awards. One piece in particular really touched her audience and it won the Principal's Award. She went on to be awarded the People’s Choice Award at a public showing at a hospital and the piece is now circulating through hospitals around Colorado. She went to the University of Colorado Denver majoring in Fine Arts with 3D Graphics and Animation. She went on to start her own business KarinnaVictoria doing Commision Painting/Illustrations, Logo Design/Branding, and Photography. Art is a form of expression and creativity. It can capture the beauty of life in a still moment as well as convey deep emotions and stories. Karinna is passionate about teaching the basics of the art language to students so they might tell their unique stories to the world.

Our Awards

We strive to improve our teaching skills and are responsible for the results of our work. High artistic skill and pedagogical experience, help to use an individual approach to achieve high results of our students of different ages. Our school was awarded the International Art Achievement Award in 2019 by Vesuvian Academy of Arts and Culture (Italy) and National Art Achievement Award in 2020-2023 by Celebrating Art company (USA).

Artistic Fox Art School students are the honorable mention, high merit and prize-winners of Regional, National, and International art competitions, exhibitions, and projects:

  • IKEA National Soft Toy Design Competition (USA, 2018, 2019)
  • TOYOTA National Dream Car Art Competition (USA, 2020,2023)
  • National Art Competition Celebrating Art (USA, 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023)
  • Colorado Youth Art Competition of the Optometry Association of Colorado (Colorado, USA, 2020 and 2021)
  • “I Love Colorado” Regional Art Competition (Colorado, USA, 2020, 2023)
  • Wildlife Forever International Art Competition – "Fish Art Contest" (USA, 2020,2021, 2022,2023)
  • International Art Competition of the Vesuvian Academy of Arts and Culture "The World Around Us" (Naples, Italy, 2019)
  • International Art Competition "Festival of Owls" (USA, 2020)
  • Wildlife Forever International Art Competition "Songbirds" (USA, 2022,2023)
  • "My World" Regional Art Competition, SSR Magazine (Colorado, USA, 2022)

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