Creative Sonoma

Sandra Novia

Teacher/Instructor: Teaching Artist for Youth; Visual Arts
Sandra Novia


Sandra Novia is an artist and art instructor, living in Sonoma County for 23 years. In addition to teaching, she is a commercial and fine artist.

Sandra works as a graphic designer, color consultant, and is currently providing team building and group art workshops throughout Sonoma County. Her educational programs also include teaching in local public schools and art centers, Sonoma County Public Libraries, Sonoma State University Excel programs, as well as providing private classes for home schooled students and private students. She passionately has dedicated over 20 years to ensuring that art education is firmly planted in the educational programs of our school systems and her community.

An East coast native, she received her formal education in Boston, the south of France, and San Francisco focusing on design, drawing, and sculpture. She founded two galleries for emerging artists and owned a sign design business for 20 years. Her love of art has encouraged her to travel to different parts of the world, experiencing some of history’s most amazing art and enthusiastically shares those experiences with her students. She has participated in the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts integrative art program provided by the JFK Center for the Performing Arts and is currently a teaching artist in the Creative Sonoma Arts and Trauma Program for one year.