"Our daughter Amelia took private art lessons with Knox Farrand for four years (age 10-14 yrs.) and we cannot recommend him enough. Not only is Knox an incredibly talented artist, but he is a wonderful teacher. He was able to teach Amelia the basic skills she needed while making it a fun and self-esteem building task. His easy going, cheerful and patient personality helps him to connect with his students and guide their learning through encouragement and positivity, while always giving them a chance to express their individuality through their art. Moreover, Knox was instrumental in getting Amelia into Orange County School of Arts." -Charlie and Melisa Huyck
"Our daughter took private lessons and small group lessons from Knox for many years. In high school her work was selected to be in a district wide contest. She also had one piece in a gallery exhibition at Michael Stearns Gallery in San Pedro. She was the only teen artist in that exhibit. None of that would have been possible without the guidance and instruction given by Knox. I think one of his best gifts is that he lets his students provide the direction for his instruction. He really listens to his students interests, and he helps them to develop the skills they need to achieve their goals.
Although my daughter is now a chemistry student in college, and doesn't have much time for art these days, she is always working on a "project" during her free time. Thanks to Knox's years of guidance, she is becoming a lifelong artist.
Thank you Knox." -Alexandra Cooper