Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stardust Arts Does Doheny Beach Surf Festival June 28/29

The Stardust Arts offers up zaney fun and craziness to a colorful day at the Doheny Surf Festival June 28 & 29, as a fundraising event for the State Parks. The two day event is an expanded version of the summer surf event that has been held for the last 6 years.

Join us for a celebration of the Southern California surfing life style at our Doheny Surf Festival. This is a FREE event (other than parking admission to the park) and includes awesome bands, the Surfers Vendor Village, The Kona Brewing Party Place, waterman demonstrations on the beach and in the waves (tandem surfing, stand up paddleboarding, outriggers) , the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association’s 60′s Surf Contest, Gourmet Food Trucks and Surf Legends, vendors, youth activities with The Stardust Arts, and environmental education. Its FAMILY FUN for all ages. Nearly, 20,000 attendees are expected. Stop by and see us!

Visit the website at: 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Stardust Arts Receives 2014 Best of Carlsbad Award

Carlsbad Award Program Honors the Achievement of The Stardust Arts

CARLSBAD May 3, 2014 -- The Stardust Arts has been selected for the 2014 Best of Carlsbad Award in the Art Instruction and Schools category by the Carlsbad Award Program.

Each year, the Carlsbad Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Carlsbad area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Carlsbad Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Carlsbad Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Carlsbad Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Carlsbad area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. 
The program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community.  Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

MAY with the Stardust Arts - Garrison Elementary

May brings two weeks of talking to the animals and simply having fun learning to use acrylic paints and color application.

Classes at Garrison have been delightful for the students and the experience of learning new techniques leaves on to ponder,  what can I do next?

There are on ly two classes left for May each Wednesday and we will see you in class this Wednesday.

For registration go to and sign up.

See you in class - 12:30pm - 2pm.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The origin of The Stardust Arts, what my students and parent ask.

Take a minute to read the story and share with me my love of art and the gifts life brings.

Cheryl Ehlers

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Thursday - Opening Reception, City Hall Encinitas, CA

This is art..... Don't miss this wonderful opening reception!, Thursday, March 14th, 5-7pm at City Hall in Encinitas,  505 S. Vulcan Avenue.  760-519-1551, Cheryl Ehlers - The Stardust Arts Youth Program students.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stardust Students Awarded by Artsonia for Art

Artsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view.  Artsonia is the world's largest kids art museum online and appreciates the creativity and enrichment it gives to children.

Stardust Arts Awards from Artsonia Kids Musuem of Art
from Cheryl Ehlers, The Stardust Arts
Congratulations Art Students,

The students who have earned an "ART AWARD" from Artsonia, Kids Can Create Gallery, and in the Stardust Arts Hall of Fame.

You are receiving a special Art Certificate from Artsonia and The Stardust Arts, Hall of Fame, for your published art  and accomplishments recognized "this" year, 2012.

Students from the following classes:

Encinitas Boys and Girls Club:  Angel, Mailyn.

South Oceanside: Amelia, Liam, Jake, Charlie, Grace, Bella, Joey, Cyrus,  Alexski, Ava, Lia and Maggie.

I am very proud of you all.


Cheryl Ehlers, Art Director | Instructor
The Stardust Arts

Monday, August 13, 2012

We Beat the Heat at Art In The Village of Carlsbad

Who Says Kids Only Have Fun!

August 12, 2012, Carlsbad, CA, the 14th Annual Art in the Village brought all ages out to play and view the wonderful art in the village.

The high temperatures of the day hit 85 degrees and literally went unnoticed by the hundreds of youth and families that filled the Stardust Arts Activity booth on Sunday.

They came out to create art, use their imaginations, and look at what was offered by others.  

They found Stardust and by the end of the day the attendance had hit over 533 children and parents creating fun projects. It was not unusual to find the parents participating in the activities, creating a zany hat, swirling butterflies or a snowflake that did simply did not melt in the heat.  Laughter, smiles, imagination and the colorful art booth contributed the booths continued maximum capacities throughout the entire day.  Minute by minute another wonderful creation flew out the booth, to enjoy the remaining day with their families.

Parents expressed their appreciation for the activities provided at the event for their children and stated how much fun it was to simply watch their children get into a project.  Each found themselves drawn in and creating too! Who said kids are the only ones to have fun?

Many parents shared their opinions about the value of art in their child’s life, as story after story was shared with Stardust director, Cheryl Ehlers and her wonderful volunteer artists manning the booth. Thanks, Julie Bubar, Rita-Howeiler-Cecil, Daughter Emma and Julie Snowdy for your tireless assistance!

Stardust delivered, while many vendors commented on low attendance and sales were, due to heat, the parents of Sandra Klemins a 8 year old, stated “it is really more about the economy and its effect on our families today, we have to keep us all together and while loving to share in all the experiences the City has to offer, we can’t afford much, so these types of events are fun for us as a family.”

“Stardust Arts is about keeping art alive in all of us”, stated Art Director Cheryl Ehlers, and it is the sincerest form of appreciation when parents get involved with their children while watching them evolve with confidence and pride in being able to do something amazing in art.

All in all, beating the heat was a breeze with minds set on creativity and imagination and a sense of accomplishment, nothing but joy filled the air as spinning treasures flitted their way to places unknown.

The Stardust Art booth was sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, Homelife Village Realtors, and Friends of Stardust.  They are always looks forward to new adventures and returning, once again, to bring the highly successful youth activities into the village event.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 28th at the 10Hr Art Gallery shared with over 200 young and old, professional and curious people who stepped into our world of Art Awareness and Education. How very exciting it was to see such a mix of individuals who were facinated to... connect with the orginal artists and learn about their process of creativity. the gallery was filled with very unsusual and unique art and the artists connected with the beauty that displayed on the walls. It was unsual in that 95% of the art was all creativy processing. Far and few between will you see any traditional pieces, so it is a really fun and energetic display.

Young Grace, age 10, student of The Stardust Arts, diplayed her art and got to meet Mr. Phillip. (as she called him), Development Director of TERI Inc. to share stories and enlightment at both levels of merging the processing of art and how it effects everyone.

The art and love of it, was felt by all that attended. Thank you for all your support in spreading the message of "the value of art to all ages".

Saturday is our last day as we are closing, so if you have not had the opportunity to stop in , please do so. Were are located right next to the Pita Pit in facing the parking lot next to Lindas Gifts.

Have a great day!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hope for the Future Artists Unite at the 10Hr Art Gallery June 26th Carlsbad CA | PRLog

Hope for the Future Artists Unite at the 10Hr Art Gallery June 26th Carlsbad CA | PRLog

Join us and share in the education and awareness of the Art and take part in our art reception on June 28th at Thursdays on the Coast in Carlsbad, CA, 5:30-8:30pm

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Stardust Arts Exhibits “24hrs” at the San Dieguito Art Guild, Off Track Gallery | PRLog

The Stardust Arts Exhibits “24hrs” at the San Dieguito Art Guild | PRLog
Join Us in the month of June where we bring our art to you.  The guild is hosting an artists reception on June 9th and we get to be a part of it.  So come vist our art.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stardust Brings 288 Artworks Into Encinitas May 5th

Stardust  Storms the 1st Annual Art Festival in Encinitas with Youth Art

[Encinitas, CA]  May 5th the City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts celebrated the critical role the arts play in our schools and community, and launched the First Annual Encinitas Arts Festival filled with dance, theatre and music performances, hands-on art workshops, student visual art exhibits and an outdoor drum circle.
In support of youth art,

The Stardust Arts was proud to be involved in the visual art program, sponsored in part by the City of Encintas and the Mizel Family Foundations Community Grant.
32 panels, with over 288 pieces of Stardust student’s art was professionally displayed alongside participating schools, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary, La Costa Heights, Encinitas Country Day Care and Park Dale Lane Elementary.  The colorfully, creative and imaginative art was viewed by hundreds of very proud family, parents and students who were in awe of the talent on display in age groups 6 – 12. 

The Stardust Arts is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, for contributions of a visual art program for youth in local communities  and is co-partnered with Dr Wilderness Show, a 501 3(c) non-profit.  To reach The Stardust Arts, contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551 or visit the website:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Visit the New Stardust Student Art

Critters are Cute!

Artwork by student at South Oceanside Elementary, Garrison Elementary and the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

Stardust students will no be entering the State Nationals for "Kids Can Create" at Artsonia with the opportunity to be in the semi finalists as the California State representatives. Way to go.... keep painting!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Join me in supporting youth art at the 14th annual Art in the Village

View the video (click on the image) and become a supporter for the event:
The Stardust Arts in Youth Art Activities at Art in the Village of Carlsbad, CA. "You can paint yourself a beautiful picture"
And give what you can with FundRazr, it is appreciated (click on link)
Give what you can to meet the goal for fundrasing,

14th Annual Art in the Village of Carlsbad, CA - Aug. 12, 2012

Art in the Village of Carlsbad, CA,
"Youth art activity booth" with The Stardust Arts. View the video and be part of something special!
Give back to the community, Seeking sponsors.

Event is sponsored by The Carlsbad Village Association.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

An Undersea Adventure in a Lifetime of Discovery, Atlantis.

Atlantis was a collaborative project by The Stardust Arts students, taught by artist Cheryl Ehlers, at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Griset Branch, Encinitas, CA., by sttudents, Nikki Costido, Ruby Fenney, Heather Gibson, Isabelle Kenny, Sarah Gallardo and Sean.

This was the first time the BGC has been invited by the 101 Artists Colony to participate in the 13th annual Arts Alive Banner Project; it took 9 hours of painting for these first time students who are presently participating in the “Angels” program sponsored in part by a grant from the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Program, 2011.

Students were simply thrilled to see the finished project! Their video can be seen of its creation on YouTube, “thestardustarts1” channel. at

The Stardust Arts, is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and is joint ventured with the non-profit organization, Dr. Wilderness Show out of Orange County who teaches “magic for the planet”. Look for us in the Carlsbad, Art in the Village in August 12, 2012 for a creative art activity center.

The banner, Atlantis, #7 is for sale, and will hang on Hwy 101 until mid May. when an open auction, May 20, 2012 at the Cardiff Town Center will host the 101 banners. Proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs, courtesy of Cheryl Ehlers.

Stardust would like to thank the host, Danny Salzhandler and the 101 Artists Colony for giving these children an opportunity to part of the art community. “ It was an experience they will never forget, and a lifetime memory,” stated artist, Cheryl Ehlers.

For information on The Stardust Arts, visit or contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Artsonia Awards 9 Achivements Awards to Students

Stardust students from South Oceanside Elementary and the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Griset Branch in Encinitas have been awarded "achievement awards" for their art accomplishments.

Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child has an online art gallery and preserves their masterpieces for all time!

Congratulations to, Liam, Drew, Lillian, Joey, Samuel,Kyle, Grace, Nikki and Ruby for recognition of your awesome art.

Keep up the great work!
Your Art Instructor,

Cheryl Ehlers

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Art Teacher Cheryl Ehlers by Grace K.

It's a "wonderful life"

How many times has a teacher reached out to their students, asking for no recognition but with the hope of having provided some special spark that would fill their life’s with lasting memories. To be honored by such a thoughtful, intelligent and talented young art student who took the time to care enough to show her pride is a wonder. Grace K. is an art student in The Stardust Arts, a program that develops creativity and imagination in art, and here is her story.

Grace K. writes; My Art Teacher, Cheryl Ehlers .

“I am writing about Cheryl Ehlers because I admire her and I think she deserves it. She is a very good teacher and artist. She is light hearted, funny, and makes learning about art fun.

Mrs. Cheryl Ehlers started painting when she was thirteen; So far she has been painting for forty-five years. What inspired her was “little things that people haven’t done.

Mrs. Ehlers also participates in contests with her art. Since 2007 she has entered in 78 contests. The contestants show their art to the judges who decide whose art is the best. She has her own personal website., it has Mrs. Cheryl’s art, biography, and art gallery of her work and a display of Stardust Arts student paintings. Stardust Arts is an art program for elementary school kids that she started in 2009. It took three months to organize it and start it.

She had several art teachers but one was wonderful. That teacher supported her greatly and was the one who pushed her on. Mrs. Cheryl made the program, because of her. Her favorite artists are Pablo Picasso. Her favorite painting is called Pepper. She painted Pepper herself. Pepper was an old parrot she had. Mrs. Cheryl Ehlers recommends being an artist’s because it shows who you really are.

Mrs. Ehlers Quotes: " You should paint what you feel. I never take lightly the gifts of talents I have been graced with in this lifetime and enjoy sharing my visions that are reflections in, my mind". You can see Grace's work on the website at

The program explores spacial organization, creativity and builds confidence which enables children to seek higher goals in life and be successful in whatever they apply themselves too. It proves that having art in the schools creates a well rounded education.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Effort Support Underserved Students with Art

At a December 11th holdiay bazaar hosted by the San Dieguito Art Guild, The Stardust Arts brought out the talents of many and the creativity of all young art students.

Participating in their first holiday bazaar to raise fund for underserved , students created a rainbow of items for the holiday. Ornaments, beautiful holiday cards, painted birdhouses and boxes amazed onlookers to know that they were created by 2nd – third grades from South Oceanside Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Griset Branch in Encinitas.

Stardust student Kyle Cotton and his parents of Oceanside, show their support for the students and arrived just in time to see Kyle’s beautiful beach box, and cards purchased by Ethel Merrit, a previous developer of grant programs for the arts..”This is wonderful to see my sons; first sale”, stated Johnna and Kurt Cotton, the proud parents , as they watched their son beam with pride as he reached out to Ethel with a “thank you for supporting The Stardust Arts”, to their delight.

The event was successful in bringing in four new students into the next upcoming 2012 art session with instructor Cheryl Ehlers. The numbers might not sound like much to many, but to the 16 students that spent three weeks creating all the wonderful holiday creations, that was a complete success. They reached their goal of personally participating in something that gave them the joy and confidence to share their art and give back.

The professional printed Holiday Cards can still be purchased and viewed at and will remain available online until January 2012. Every dollar reaches toward the higher goal for more student sponsorships by Stardust Arts.

The Stardust Arts is presently being sponsored at the Boyd and Girls Clubs in San Diegutio by the City of Encnitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant.

We are joint ventured with a non-profit, Dr. Wilderness Show and we are seeking sponsors and funding to continue our work for 2012 to reach out to the underserved and provide them an opportunity to experience the development and creativity in art. The program is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and will work with any underserved groups to bring art into their lives and make a difference. We appreciate your help.

For additional information on The Stardust Arts, visit the website at or contct Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551.