Who We Are

First opened in 2012, in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, and then opened its doors at the new location in San Anselmo in 2018  to fill the ever growing lack of art opportunities for our young children.  

The Little Tree staff, are highly skilled professionals, with insight in Early Childhood Development and Art Education which together provide the best structure for providing young artists the  appropriate support to create and learn in a safe place.  We come each day with enthusiasm to share our educational skills with the families of Little Tree.  Being sure to take the time to listen to the individual child, giving our full attention through the learning process.  We believe in demonstrating through our teaching process, how to respect, use manners and show kindness through modeling it with our students.  


Nichole Farnum-Founder and Director

Nichole Farnum, the Founder and Director of Little Tree  Art Studio in 2011, who has also worked in Early Childhood Education for fifteen years in Minnesota, Park Slope Brooklyn,  and San Francisco at many well-known and respectable schools.   Nichole Farnum, has a BA  in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Art Education from Minnesota State University and her Masters in Special Education from Fordham University in NYC.