About Us


The Studio

Located at 1210 J St. Modesto, cA

Come and join us in a beautiful Working (open-air) Studio. Experience art as you relieve stress and create something uniquely your own. Choose from acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, charcoal and pastels offered on a variety of surfaces.  Classes offered and individual support on your project.

Take time out for you and reconnect creatively.  Children's Working Studio is onsite and available to children ages 3 and up. 

Private parties, Birthday parties, and  Team builds available upon request.


About Barbara

Barbara opened The Dragonfly Art For life  in November 2018, and has been  an advocate for art in the community for a number of years.  Providing an open-air concept, and welcoming artists with all levels of experience, Barbara has created an oasis that promotes self care, and healing through the creative process. 


Working Studio Memberships Available!

Working studio (open-air) memberships are available for adults and children. You receive one surface, (canvas or specialty paper) and are able to use the studio, media, and tools as much as you like!  Seniors are eligible for a 10% discount. $50 monthly for adults and $30 for children 7 and under.

Services We Offer

Classes Available!


Classes throughout the month. Sign-up on our website or in person! $25 and up for  Classes in acrylic, watercolor, cartooning, charcoal, lettering, and more.  Surfaces include canvas, watercolor paper, pastel paper, glass, wood, mixed media and more! 

Children's classes also available for children 3+

Make Studio


Tucked in the back of the Dragonfly Art For Life, Make Studio is filled to the brim with craft supplies, and special classes and events for the craftier individuals.  Open studio for this space is 

Fridays 6-9pm

Saturdays 4-9pm

Kids Classes/Events


Our studio is family friendly, and we welcome you to bring your kids to paint with you!  We have a designated children's area where they can play, paint, or watch a show while you're working on your project.  Children's classes also available for ages 3+  

Friday Night Folk Flight


Every Friday evening, hear different shades of folk music from around the world at the Dragonfly Art For Life. Complimentary wine pour included with admission.

Free Friday Yoga!


Did you know we have FREE lunchtime Yoga every Friday at noon? Join us for a great start to your weekend!

Paint Night


Join any of our paint classes - we offer day and evening classes.  Evening classes are sip and paint style, and makes a great date night, or girl night out.