About Us

About Kris

 Kris Norman founded Mesa Art Studio in Mesa Arizona in 2001, and opened her new studio in Murray, UT. in 2012.

Teaching and Art are Kris' passion! Kris has taught art in various forms and mediums for nearly 30 years. She has a teaching background and has worked and taught in the public school systems in AZ and UT as well as charter and private schools, in both art and education. 

Kris wanted to give her art students an opportunity to learn realistic drawing skills without restricting creativity. Kris has attended numerous seminars and art courses over the years, developing her own style and method. Kris has the ability to touch all, even those with learning and physical difficulties. She enjoys being part of the 'aha' moment when a student catches on to the magic secrets of drawing and painting! 

Kris loves working in graphite pencil, chalk pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint.  Portraits are one of her favorite subjects to study. 

First-Rate Course Offerings

Mesa Art Studio offers classes for ages 4-Adult.  All classes meet weekly and are paid for monthly.   With 30 years experience Kris Norman is the instructor, Realistic drawing skills in a wide variety of mediums is the main curriculum taught along with focus on artists and their techniques to help develop personal style.   

Please check out the class page to find the best fit for you!

Our Mission

 Mesa Art Studio is an art school in Murray, Utah where classes are taught to students ages 5-adult.  Our mission is to give each artist the opportunity to develop their creativity and artistic style.  As an instructor, Kris Norman views her job to be encouraging and to guide you to personal success, no matter what your age!  Mesa Art Studio lays a solid foundation of basic drawing skills that give every artist a springboard from which to express their individual creativity. 

Artists start with learning to see and draw contour edges in the use of art markers and pastels, then progress in realistic drawing skills in a variety of mixed media. 

Skills are developed in shading with graphite and colored pencils, pastels and charcoal.  Then students leap confidently into watercolor and acrylic painting.  ​​

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Mesa Art Studio

917 East Vine Street, Murray, UT 84121, US

(801) 707-7927


Monday - Wednesday 10:00 am - 7 pm

Thursday/Friday  Office hours are 

Noon - 5:00 pm 

Please call for appointment

Saturday - Sunday: Closed