Providing children and youth with skills in visual art that will empower them for a lifetime


Offering Students an opportunity to participate in a very "special" art program. Please call for information.

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2014-2015 Stardust Art Classes

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Visit Cheryl's Art at Cheryl Ehlers Fine Art

2017-2018 Art Instruction

Working with 1st to 6th grade students in North County, San Diego, CA  to create fresh, vibrant art that captures the essence of subjects, developing their visual perception of landscapes, still life's, animals, and abstracts in acrylic and watercolors.

Art Projects

From  a simple portrait to  larger public projects, I would love to work with the students and provide them the opportunity to experience, create and learn the aspects of visual art. If you have any questions, please contact me. Or Call (760) 519-1551

About Cheryl Ehlers, Founder, Art Director and Artist

Ehlers is a dedicated example of giving back. After attending countless schools while growing up in Germany, Italy and France, her high school art teacher became a fundamental figure in Ehlers’ life. This once-in-a-lifetime teacher worked closely with her protégée throughout high school and helped her secure a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Technology, where Ehlers earned her Bachelor of Fine Art.

Decades later, in honor of the mentor who left an indelible impression, she tirelessly champions artists and art students in our local communities and enriches lives in the process. Ehlers formed Stardust Arts, a program through which she shares with North County youth the gifts she received from her teacher long ago.

Stardust Arts received its first grant in 2009 from the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation. Since that time, Ehlers has shared the gift of creativity with youth of Oceanside, Encinitas and Carlsbad. As of June 2014, Ehlers has successfully taught more than 61,200 students. And is recognized by the California State Assembly, the San Diego Board of Supervisors and the City of Carlsbad, Business Award for Art School and Instruction.

Ehlers believes that art can have a tremendous impact on lives and advises students “Do not be afraid to explore yourself or be concerned what others think.” She stresses the importance of creating confidence first and talent second, in order that students feel empowered to succeed.

Ehlers is an award winning and published artist,  who likes  to bring art together with people and bring awareness of its value into everyone’s lives; thus drives to support the community events that bring art awareness to the forefront.” In addition to coordinating the 10Hr Art Gallery in Carlsbad, she also co-sponsors art activities at Carlsbad’s annual Art in the Village event and is an Arts Program Assistant for the City of Encinitas, CA, Civic Art Program.

“One of the engines that drive’s her is the freedom to express  and communicate.  Believing art at its best is creative, expressionist and emotional”.   Ehlers describes her bold, colorful artwork as “art in emotion” and strongly believes that “art without emotion is not art.” She feels that creativity and imagination reside within everyone and should be applied to passions that make them happy. Ehlers asserts, “If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”

Her inexhaustible drive to succeed is a trait shared with her extremely accomplished family elders. In making time to create her own artwork, the self-professed scheduling fanatic says, “ and reserves Sundays for  painting. Presently completing art for the United Nations 2013, International Independence Day, the mural will be displayed in New York, Paris and be published in the Art Miles Mural Project, Mile of Murals for Women, 2013.

View our Wonderful Student Gallery Highlights

PLEASE  Consider Donating To This Wonderful Program, and Keep it Growing For the Children.

Thank you.

 Community Youth Exhibitions & Art Events

I am happy to participate in your public events incorporating youth art or participate in your city events involving youth art and

bringing to you fun, laughter and color.


I approach my instruction with a unique perspective that takes into account creativity, emotion and color.

My style and technique are broad and flexible, developed over years of learning and observational experience.

Visit my art at Cheryl Ehlers Fine Art.

California State Recognition

Recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Stardust is proud to have been partnered with:

Kenneth A Picerne Foundation

City of Carlsbad

City of Oceanside

City of Del Mar

City of Encinitas

The Dr. Wilderness Show, a 501 (c) 3 organization, 93-1217634..Visit the Dr. Wilderness Show.

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