A little about us


Founder and Instructor, Deepa Menon

Canvas and Cafe is the brainchild of Founder and Instructor, Deepa Menon. Deepa is a multi-faceted professional artist trained and experienced in numerous art fields.

She has a degree in Graphic design from Toronto and trained in Figurative Painting at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She has years of experience in Drawing and Painting and has participated in numerous painting exhibitions. She has an in-depth knowledge of painting and a great understanding of Art. Deepa and her team will take you on a beautiful journey of not only colors but vivid paintings building on the techniques of basic realism.  Deepa brings the technique of realism and various aspects of art into each paint event/night. As a result the paintings done in the paint night are beautiful and realistic!

Deepa conducts Canvas and Cafe sessions with an emphasis on unlocking the student's creativity in a fun and relaxed environment. Her artistic background helps her lead students through the discovery and expression of their own creativity in various forms, uniquely tailored to the interests, experience and skill-level of the individual. 

Deepa has extensive experience in drawing and painting figures, portraits, still life objects and landscapes. She teaches drawing and painting in all mediums, dry and wet, and other essential artistic mediums based on the interest of the individual. Students are introduced to the magnificent world of perspective drawing, colors, color charts, color palettes, the art of mixing/matching colors and the application of the same in drawing and painting.

Our Office —
702 Bahama Lane, Foster City, San Mateo,  California
Phone - 650-773-3587
Email: Canvasandcafe@gmail.com