Over 10 years of dedicated teachers

Passionate Professionals

The #1 qualification for teachers is to have a passion for teaching art! All of us have been through rigorous and extensive US art school training.

Experienced Artists

Our teachers have a broad range of expertise, including pictorial art, spatial art, photography and digital art. Many teachers many of whom are even represented by top galleries.

Responsible Care

All our teachers are strongly experienced working with children, some even at a college level. We take our care seriously and treat all our students responsibly, as our own.

Limitless Opportunities

CalColor is expanding rapidly across the Bay Area. New hires have limitless opportunities.

Experienced Artists

Our teachers have a broad range of expertise, including pictorial art, spatial art, photography and digital art. Many teachers many of whom are even represented by top galleries.

Responsible Care

All our teachers are strongly experienced working with children, some even at a college level. We take our care seriously and treat all our students responsibly, as our own.

Our Teachers

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Lori completed her BFA at Lyme Academy, which preserves a foundation course in classical and representational art. She loves sharing the skill of art as much as she loves her own private painting practice. Lori is kind tested, and mother approved. When she’s not doing art, she’s listening to audio books, drinking good coffee, and going outdoors.

Ms. Lori

Cupertino Site Manager

  • BFA, Oil Painting at Lyme Academy college of Fine Art
  • Master Classes with Graydon parrish, Sean Cheetham
  • 10 Years Art Teaching Experience

I like creating art that’s simple yet beautiful to look at, something that evokes feeling and emotion. As a teacher I want to create a safe and comfortable learning environment for my students, and hopefully inspire them to create. I want to be able to influence them not only to be a great artist but great people as well.

Ms. Gigi

Cupertino Site Manager

  • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  
  • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching Experience
  • 5 Years Art Teaching experience

Patrick is a Bay Area painter and illustrator. He received his BA in Studio Art / Art History from San Francisco State University. Patrick has a great passion in art education. He is eager to inspire the next generation of artists and creative problem-solvers to imagine a more colorful world.

Mr. Patrick

Belmont Site Manager

  • BA Studio Art / Art History – San Francisco State University
  • 3 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Alvin is an artist and educator. He works extensively with multiple mixed media like watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Alvin enjoys sharing his passion with his students and helps them discover their own art styles. Many of his students won awards at local and national art competitions.

Mr. Alvin

Director of Teen Program

  • MFA Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA Graphic Design, Donghua University
  • 7 Years Art Teaching Experience

I believe art has lifelong benefits for ALL the human beings, regardless their age, career or characteristic. My teaching method is a multi-tasking blending of tailoring class plans to meet students of different backgrounds and needs, cultivating their curiosity of the world around them, and encouraging them to comb and transfer their observations, emotional feelings, and psychological status into powerful artistic expressions.

Ms. Rain

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MA in Fine Art, Tsinghua University
  • MS in Arts Admin, Boston University
  • 5+ years of art teaching experience
  • 10 art educational books published

The most essential things for me to teach are to activate sensibilities, cultivate aesthetic judgment and reinforce the desire to express. I implement students' thoughts and ideas into tangible works, by visualizing intuitions, transforming subject matters, and smoothing out students’ technical obstacles. The principles of visual formalities are one of the major topics of my teaching. Building on that, they can be more engaged in analytical thinking from observation.

Mr. Chao

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Painting, SUNY Buffalo State College
  • BA Fashion Design, Beijing University of Technology
  • 10 years of art teaching experience

I believe art is everything around us from the buildings we step into, to the music we listen to and the food we taste. Teaching art is my passion, I love inspiring young minds to become creators and thinkers of their own. Being able to make a difference in the next generation and the world around us brings me so much joy. I believe artists of all ages, has a voice and the power to create.

Ms. Kristi

San Jose Site Manager

  • BFA in fine arts from Chapman University
  • Minor in Graphic Design and Integrated Education Studies
  • 10+ years in teaching art

Teaching and preparing the next generation of artists starts with nurturing their passion and guiding their eyes and minds to see beyond the art. I aim to prepare these artists to be able to bring forth their creativity to create their own masterpieces and most importantly, enjoying the process of creating art!

Mr. Joseph

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • BFA in Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 2 years of Art Teaching Experience
  • 4 years of Industry Experience in Animation, Game and Production Design

I think kids are the most creative individuals and as a teacher, I hope to encourage kids to tell their own personal story through art. Everyone is unique in their own way and art can help bring us together by sharing our culture, history, experiences, and identities.

Ms. Diane

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Animation/Illustration from San Jose State University
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience
  • Website

As a teacher, Sean not only encourages and guides students to solve the problems they encounter, but also teaches students the ideas and skills of problem-solving, and to be able to visualize them. He believes keeping a sketchbook on hand is the key to cultivating and driving students’ interests and building good habits. His destiny is to continue making progress with his students to achieve their goals.

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in 2D Animation, Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 10 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Instagram
  • Self-Intro Video

I’m an interdisciplinary artist and designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to work creatively. As a teacher, I want to create a fun, exciting, safe place for my students to make art. I believe the role of a teacher is to encourage students to achieve their goals.I care about each of my students and their experiences in art learning. Passion is key to what they do and their success in learning.

Ms. Yana

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA Design, University of Southern California
  • BFA Fine Arts(Painting), San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

She finds joy in living her life creatively and teaching self expression through art.

Ms. Krista

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Painting and Drawing, Hartford Art School
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Publications/Featured in Multiple Art Magazines

Connie is a local Bay Area artist who specializes in digital art and printmaking. She finds a great amount of joy in art and storytelling, and strives to spark that same joy in others through her work and through her teaching.

Ms. Connie

Newark Site Manager

I truly believe the beauty of art is that it is for anybody. Through teaching, I learned that art transcends the boundaries imposed by things like race and age, and it allows people the opportunity to express themselves freely. I’ve witnessed art being used as a catalyst to heal broken hearts, soothe the busy mind, and even build new relationships. Art has shown me so much I otherwise may have never discovered.

Ms. Elina

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA Art Practice / Art History, University of California, Berkeley
  • UC Berkeley Certificates of Excellence in Ceramics
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Jasmine is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher. Utilizing multiple mediums, she conveys artistic inspiration derived from emotion and nature. Jasmine has a deep passion for art education and giving students a safe space to create art. She believes that practicing art contributes to personal growth in well-being and artistic pursuit.

Ms. Jasmine

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Studio Practice, Preparation for Teaching, San Jose State University
  • Illustrator, Concept Artist, and Graphic Designer
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

As an art teacher, I aim to create an enjoyable and nurturing environment that sparks creativity and fosters lifelong learning. My goal is to inspire students to explore their unique artistic voice while equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in the art world and beyond. I believe that art presents opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and imagination.

Ms. Via

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • BFA in Textile Design, Donghua University
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

I always believe art is a way to express emotions, tell stories, and bring people together. It is a way to bridge the gap between cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, I want to help my students build strong foundation skills and create art in a fun, safe, and interactive learning environment. I can’t wait to inspire students to explore their curiosity and creativity in art!

Ms. YiHsin

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Visual Effects, Academy of Art University
  • BBA in Accounting, SooChow University
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

The most important goal in my teaching method is to both influence observation and inspiration. We strive to help grow the spark of imagination, and give our students the best tools to express their wonderful ideas. I take great joy in guiding my students, and watching them grow during our time together. A great artist can come from anywhere, and with the right tools, can blossom from anyone.

Ms. Kaitlynn

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Animation, University of Silicon Valley
  • 2 Years Art Teaching Experience

Hoai-My is a Bay Area artist specializing in painting and drawing with some experience in printmaking. In addition to working in multiple galleries, she has experience as a curator and art preparator. Her work explores partially instinctual and partially planned mark making based on nostalgia, remembrance, and process. She wants to help her students foster their creativity and expression while stabilizing a strong foundation in the arts with fine motor skills.

Ms. Hoai-My

Fremont Site Manager

  • BFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University
  • 5 Years Curatorial and Art Preparator Experience
  • 5 Years Art Teaching Experience.

I believe creativity should not be limited by the medium used, thus I've been experimenting with various art forms - from traditional drawing and painting to digital animation and film production - that can best express my imagination. Children have amazing imaginations, they are inspiring and valuable.I want to create a safe space for the students to be able to express themselves freely while learning the techniques that will help them grow as artists.

Ms. Anny

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • B.A. Art Practice / Film and Media Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience.

Ashley enjoys the process of experimentation in much of her work, creating both representative and illustrative art using various media. She also creates art with a social conscience to spark a dialogue with her audience. Her work has been featured in many art galleries and events in the Pacific Northwest. Ashley wants to help students find joy in the art-making process while developing their individual artistic voices.

Ms. Ashley

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • HBA in Fine Art (Printmaking), Oregon State University
  • Member of Oregon State Honor College and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • 2 Year Art Teaching Experience

Art is one of the most important ways people tell us how they view the world. You is an artist and educator that believes every single piece of art from kids has its own story and meaning. She thinks art education should be child-centered instead of only imposing adult-centered concepts. As an art educator, she encourages kids’ abilities to value themselves and others, and to approach the world with a desire to understand.

Ms. You

Associate Manager of San Jose Studio

  • BA in General Art, Minor Education, University of Houston
  • Certification: All Level ART PK-12
  • 5 Years Children Art Teaching Experience

Heather is an award winning illustrator whose artworks have been published in nationwide media. Her style is recognized by contagious emotion expression and creative interdisciplinary design thinking. As an considerate art teacher, Heather looks at each student's unique concerns and encourages them to draw imaginatively based on horizon and observation.

Ms. Heather

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BA in Economics/minor in Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Active illustrator for news media and business
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Catherine

Instructor of Digital Art

  • BA in Illustration, California College of the Arts
  • 1 year Art Teaching Experience

Vivian is an illustration and concept artist. She enjoys explores different techniques of digital painting and concept designs. Her mission is to understand each child’s interest, helping them to growth and develop the skills into professional level. Moreover, she would like to share her passions for arts with her students and guide them a way to enjoy arts together.

Ms. Vivian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual development, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Game Design Art, University of Silicon Valley
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Children have an incredible inherent ability for creating art. I strive to get to know my students and ensure that they have the encouragement to explore their ideas, and the freedom to develop their unique thoughts. I enjoy a classroom full of laughter, support, openness, and conversation where students learn skills and learn to be independent.

Ms. Michelle

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MFA in Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Journalism, Chinese Culture University
  • 2 years Art Teaching Experience

Sirena is a digital artist specializing in illustration and animation. She had experience in production art in various films. She also has extensive experience in game art production. Sirena has a great passion in teaching!

Ms. Sirena

Instructor of Digital Art

  • B.A. Digital Art & Animation, Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Production Art in Various Films
  • Experience in Game Art Production
  • 5 years Art Teaching experience.

Verona is a Bay Area based artist, illustrator and designer. She has 3 years experience working as designer and illustrator in children toy, publishing and entertainment industry. Her art works have been shown in various exhibitions throughout United States. Her dream is to pass her passion and bring joy of creating art to her students.

Ms. Verona

Director of Digital Art Program

  • MFA in Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Multimedia Digital Arts
  • 6 years experience in children toy, publishing and entertainment Industry
  • 8 years art teaching experience.
  • http://www.veronachen.com

Rachel is an artist and fine art photographer who specializes in historical and contemporary experimental photographic processes. She also works extensively with a lot of mixed media like watercolor, oil and acrylic painting and drawing.

Ms. Rachel

Curriculum Fellow

  • MFA in Photography, Academy of Art University
  • Painting/Drawing, Rhode Island School of Design
  • JD, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • BA, University of California Berkeley
  • 8 Years teaching experience

Lan is an award winning artist whose artworks have been exhibited, published, and collected internationally. Lan has a great passion in Art Education. She founded CalColor Academy (former: Lan Art School) in Summer of 2009. Many of her students won awards at national art competitions. Lan is also a loving Mom of two children.

Ms. Lan

School Director

  • MFA Pictorial Art, San Jose State
  • BFA Pictorial Art, Tsinghua University
  • 15 Years Art Education Experience

As a teacher, I want to inspire and encourage young artists who want to fulfill their creative creative pathways. It’s important to nurture a desire to make art while also focusing on fundamental skills. If I can pass down the knowledge, I have gained through my own study and inspirations it would be a meaningful things to me.

Ms. Candice

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Game Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in Interior Design, Chung Yuan Christian University
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Alice is a studio artist currently based in the Bay Area. She enjoys working with clay and utilizing digital techniques to create porcelain dolls. She also practices illustration and paints with watercolor and ink. Alice has a passion for introducing young artists to the colorful world of art and fostering creativity.

MS. Alice

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • Active Bay Area Artist
  • BFA in Drawing, Painting and Ceramics, University of North Texas
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Mandy is a dedicated art teacher with a boundless passion for nurturing creativity. Guiding the aspiring next generation through various mediums and techniques, she ignites imaginations and cultivates artistic growth.

MS. Mandy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MA in Web Design & New Media, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Printmaking, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Jacqueline is a Bay Area illustrator and animator who received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts, and MFA in Animation from Pratt Institute. She has a deep passion for art education. Jacqueline strives to inspire students to harness and explore their creativity to bring their ideas to life.

Ms.Jacqueline

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation, Pratt Institute
  • BFA in Illustration, University of the Arts
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

I believe art takes on many forms and meanings. My experience with art ranges from sketchbook illustrations to corporate design. Art is an outlet for me to learn more about myself and express my creative agency. One of my goals as an art teacher is to inspire others to do the same by helping students find their place in art, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or for building a career.

Ms.Melissa

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in UI/UX and Graphic Design
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

I believe teaching art to children teaches exploration of their minds and hearts. It’s important to me that my classroom is a space where we practice kindness and encouragement to one-another. Through proper techniques, my goals are for them to find their voice and to be proud of what they create.

Ms.Lauren

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA: Digital Art & Animation, University of Silicon Valley
  • Minor in Humanities
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

To dive into the ocean of art is to set oneself free. There is unlimited creativity in each one of us, and as an art teacher, it brings me joy to help my students uncover that creativity. My students are a huge source of inspiration and I believe there is so much that we can learn from each other. Rebecca is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited her work across various cities and countries.

Ms. Rebecca

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Fine Arts, Tufts University
  • BA in Studio Arts, American University of Beirut
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Website

Nancy is a graphic and experiential designer with a passion for art education. She sees “Life as Art” and finds joy in inspiring others to connect with their inner artistic voices. She fosters a warm and inviting environment for self-expression and creative solutions. Nancy also has experience in establishing a children’s art museum and art education programs.

Ms.Nancy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MS in Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Fine Arts & Studio Arts, University of British Columbia
  • Certificate in Interior Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • 15+ years of Industry Experience in Graphic Design & Experiential Design
  • 10+ years of Art Education Experience
  • Self-Intro Video

I believe that teaching is a dynamic process of mutual growth. My goal as a teacher is to support each student, whether they are pursuing art as a hobby or a profession. I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and inclusive learning environment where students can unlock their creative potential.

Mr.Zixian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • Bachelor in Game Art, Laguna College of Art and Design
  • MA in Visual Development, Academy of Arts University
  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • 2 years of Industry Experience in Game Design
  • Website

My core belief is that art serves as a profound means of expressing emotions, narrating stories, and uniting people across diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, my goal is to help students construct a solid foundation of skills while engaging in art within a lively, secure, and interactive learning environment. I am eager to inspire students to embark on a journey of curiosity and creativity in the realm of art.

Ms. Danielle

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Fashion Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
  • Master of Science, San Jose State University
  • Website

As a teacher, I want to create a safe, inviting space for students to explore the process of art making. I hope to help students develop an understanding of the creative process and passion for art that they will carry with them beyond the art classroom.

Ms.Cynthia

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in editorial illustration and graphic design

My passion is both art focused and student centered. I want my students to be able to use the information and problem solving skills learned from my class, to help them in other classes and in everyday life. I hope to share my experience and knowledge and grow together with my fellow artists, teachers and students alike.

Ms. Abby

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Illustration, California College of Art and Design
  • 10+ years of Freelance Illustration Experience
  • 10+ years of Art Teaching Experience

I am an artist, teacher, and designer based in the Bay Area. I have a strong passion for all things art, community, and education! As a teacher, I would love for my students to strive to use their art to connect with themselves and their artistic expression. I also strive to create a safe, warm environment to cultivate creativity among my students.

Ms. Wednesday

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • B.A. in Design Studies for Graphic Design at SJSU
  • 1 year of art teaching experience
  • Website

Niko is an animator and digital artist deeply passionate about art education. She finds inspiration through surrealism, not only creating fantastical worlds but also igniting creativity in her students. With warm encouragement and a lively atmosphere, Niko cultivates a space for self-exploration, bridging connections between realism and fantasy, and incorporating elements of art education into her engaging process.

Ms. Niko

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Motion Arts, Pratt Institute, New York
  • BA in Studio Arts & Digital Arts, University of Maryland.
  • Animation film nominated and awarded by the Best DDA Animation Film 2023 in New York.
  • 3+ years of experience in Digital arts & Motion design.
  • Previous COO of Education Technology company.

Mr. Tian is an award-winning animation artist whose short film has been screened internationally. He founded an art education and design studio after graduating from the AAU. He spends many years teaching in universities and participating in commercial projects, such as visual development for animation films and exhibits for artists. Tian is passionate about art education and sharing his art experience with the students.

Mr. Tian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • MA in Animation Production, Arts University Bournemouth
  • BA in Animation Art, Beijing Film Academy
  • 5+ year of teaching experience at Beijing Film Academy
  • Founder of Art Education and Design company
  • Visual Development Artist, Exhibition Curator, Lectorate

Through my educational journey in art and design, I came to recognize the profound significance of these disciplines in the realm of education. Art serves as a conduit for nurturing the creativity of children, while design fosters their capacity for rational thought. My educational objective is to guide my students in developing both their logical and emotional faculties, facilitating the exploration of life's purpose and the cultivation of their own philosophies through the study of art.

Ms.Bella

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Graphic Design, Academy of Art University
  • Collaborated with Apple as a visual designer on an educational app project
  • Volunteered to design educational artwork aimed at assisting teenagers with mental health
  • 1 year of art teaching experience

Amy is a Bay Area based illustrator with a passion for teaching art. Inspired by her professors, she decided to pursue a career in teaching to pass on her skills and ignite a love for art in the younger generation. Her main goal is to bring joy and a sense of fulfillment through the creation of art to her students. Additionally, she aims to help students develop their fine motor skills, enhancing their understanding of visual perception, and provide them with a positive outlet for self-expression.

Ms.Amy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Illustration, California State University Long Beach
  • 4 years of teaching experience

As an art teacher, my ultimate goal is to empower students to see art as a source of happiness and fulfillment. Through this journey, I aspire to witness the transformation of my students into confident, expressive, and joyful artists who carry the love for art with them throughout their lives.

Ms.Amber

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Visual Effect, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Landscape and Urban Design, Chaoyang University of Technology
  • Experience in Animation Production

Chloe is a digital and also traditional artist passionate about crafting compelling artworks and fostering a collaborative learning space. With a dedication to guiding and teaching others, she is committed to nurturing growth and learning together.

MS.Chloe

Instructor of Digital Art

  • BFA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • Experience in Animation production and Game pre-production

Lori completed her BFA at Lyme Academy, which preserves a foundation course in classical and representational art. She loves sharing the skill of art as much as she loves her own private painting practice. Lori is kind tested, and mother approved. When she’s not doing art, she’s listening to audio books, drinking good coffee, and going outdoors.

Ms. Lori

Cupertino Site Manager

  • BFA, Oil Painting at Lyme Academy college of Fine Art
  • Master Classes with Graydon parrish, Sean Cheetham
  • 10 Years Art Teaching Experience

I like creating art that’s simple yet beautiful to look at, something that evokes feeling and emotion. As a teacher I want to create a safe and comfortable learning environment for my students, and hopefully inspire them to create. I want to be able to influence them not only to be a great artist but great people as well.

Ms. Gigi

Cupertino Site Manager

  • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  
  • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching Experience
  • 5 Years Art Teaching experience

Alvin is an artist and educator. He works extensively with multiple mixed media like watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Alvin enjoys sharing his passion with his students and helps them discover their own art styles. Many of his students won awards at local and national art competitions.

Mr. Alvin

Director of Teen Program

  • MFA Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA Graphic Design, Donghua University
  • 7 Years Art Teaching Experience

I believe art has lifelong benefits for ALL the human beings, regardless their age, career or characteristic. My teaching method is a multi-tasking blending of tailoring class plans to meet students of different backgrounds and needs, cultivating their curiosity of the world around them, and encouraging them to comb and transfer their observations, emotional feelings, and psychological status into powerful artistic expressions.

Ms. Rain

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MA in Fine Art, Tsinghua University
  • MS in Arts Admin, Boston University
  • 5+ years of art teaching experience
  • 10 art educational books published

The most essential things for me to teach are to activate sensibilities, cultivate aesthetic judgment and reinforce the desire to express. I implement students' thoughts and ideas into tangible works, by visualizing intuitions, transforming subject matters, and smoothing out students’ technical obstacles. The principles of visual formalities are one of the major topics of my teaching. Building on that, they can be more engaged in analytical thinking from observation.

Mr. Chao

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Painting, SUNY Buffalo State College
  • BA Fashion Design, Beijing University of Technology
  • 10 years of art teaching experience

Teaching and preparing the next generation of artists starts with nurturing their passion and guiding their eyes and minds to see beyond the art. I aim to prepare these artists to be able to bring forth their creativity to create their own masterpieces and most importantly, enjoying the process of creating art!

Mr. Joseph

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • BFA in Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 2 years of Art Teaching Experience
  • 4 years of Industry Experience in Animation, Game and Production Design

I think kids are the most creative individuals and as a teacher, I hope to encourage kids to tell their own personal story through art. Everyone is unique in their own way and art can help bring us together by sharing our culture, history, experiences, and identities.

Ms. Diane

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Animation/Illustration from San Jose State University
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience
  • Website

As a teacher, Sean not only encourages and guides students to solve the problems they encounter, but also teaches students the ideas and skills of problem-solving, and to be able to visualize them. He believes keeping a sketchbook on hand is the key to cultivating and driving students’ interests and building good habits. His destiny is to continue making progress with his students to achieve their goals.

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in 2D Animation, Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 10 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Instagram
  • Self-Intro Video

Jasmine is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher. Utilizing multiple mediums, she conveys artistic inspiration derived from emotion and nature. Jasmine has a deep passion for art education and giving students a safe space to create art. She believes that practicing art contributes to personal growth in well-being and artistic pursuit.

Ms. Jasmine

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Studio Practice, Preparation for Teaching, San Jose State University
  • Illustrator, Concept Artist, and Graphic Designer
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

As an art teacher, I aim to create an enjoyable and nurturing environment that sparks creativity and fosters lifelong learning. My goal is to inspire students to explore their unique artistic voice while equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in the art world and beyond. I believe that art presents opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and imagination.

Ms. Via

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • BFA in Textile Design, Donghua University
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Vivian is an illustration and concept artist. She enjoys explores different techniques of digital painting and concept designs. Her mission is to understand each child’s interest, helping them to growth and develop the skills into professional level. Moreover, she would like to share her passions for arts with her students and guide them a way to enjoy arts together.

Ms. Vivian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual development, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Game Design Art, University of Silicon Valley
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Sirena is a digital artist specializing in illustration and animation. She had experience in production art in various films. She also has extensive experience in game art production. Sirena has a great passion in teaching!

Ms. Sirena

Instructor of Digital Art

  • B.A. Digital Art & Animation, Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Production Art in Various Films
  • Experience in Game Art Production
  • 5 years Art Teaching experience.

Alice is a studio artist currently based in the Bay Area. She enjoys working with clay and utilizing digital techniques to create porcelain dolls. She also practices illustration and paints with watercolor and ink. Alice has a passion for introducing young artists to the colorful world of art and fostering creativity.

MS. Alice

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • Active Bay Area Artist
  • BFA in Drawing, Painting and Ceramics, University of North Texas
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Mandy is a dedicated art teacher with a boundless passion for nurturing creativity. Guiding the aspiring next generation through various mediums and techniques, she ignites imaginations and cultivates artistic growth.

MS. Mandy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MA in Web Design & New Media, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Printmaking, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

Jacqueline is a Bay Area illustrator and animator who received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts, and MFA in Animation from Pratt Institute. She has a deep passion for art education. Jacqueline strives to inspire students to harness and explore their creativity to bring their ideas to life.

Ms.Jacqueline

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation, Pratt Institute
  • BFA in Illustration, University of the Arts
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

I believe art takes on many forms and meanings. My experience with art ranges from sketchbook illustrations to corporate design. Art is an outlet for me to learn more about myself and express my creative agency. One of my goals as an art teacher is to inspire others to do the same by helping students find their place in art, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or for building a career.

Ms.Melissa

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in UI/UX and Graphic Design
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

My core belief is that art serves as a profound means of expressing emotions, narrating stories, and uniting people across diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, my goal is to help students construct a solid foundation of skills while engaging in art within a lively, secure, and interactive learning environment. I am eager to inspire students to embark on a journey of curiosity and creativity in the realm of art.

Ms. Danielle

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Fashion Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
  • Master of Science, San Jose State University
  • Website

As a teacher, I want to create a safe, inviting space for students to explore the process of art making. I hope to help students develop an understanding of the creative process and passion for art that they will carry with them beyond the art classroom.

Ms.Cynthia

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in editorial illustration and graphic design

My passion is both art focused and student centered. I want my students to be able to use the information and problem solving skills learned from my class, to help them in other classes and in everyday life. I hope to share my experience and knowledge and grow together with my fellow artists, teachers and students alike.

Ms. Abby

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Illustration, California College of Art and Design
  • 10+ years of Freelance Illustration Experience
  • 10+ years of Art Teaching Experience

Mr. Tian is an award-winning animation artist whose short film has been screened internationally. He founded an art education and design studio after graduating from the AAU. He spends many years teaching in universities and participating in commercial projects, such as visual development for animation films and exhibits for artists. Tian is passionate about art education and sharing his art experience with the students.

Mr. Tian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • MA in Animation Production, Arts University Bournemouth
  • BA in Animation Art, Beijing Film Academy
  • 5+ year of teaching experience at Beijing Film Academy
  • Founder of Art Education and Design company
  • Visual Development Artist, Exhibition Curator, Lectorate

As an art teacher, my ultimate goal is to empower students to see art as a source of happiness and fulfillment. Through this journey, I aspire to witness the transformation of my students into confident, expressive, and joyful artists who carry the love for art with them throughout their lives.

Ms.Amber

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Visual Effect, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Landscape and Urban Design, Chaoyang University of Technology
  • Experience in Animation Production

Alvin is an artist and educator. He works extensively with multiple mixed media like watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Alvin enjoys sharing his passion with his students and helps them discover their own art styles. Many of his students won awards at local and national art competitions.

Mr. Alvin

Director of Teen Program

  • MFA Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA Graphic Design, Donghua University
  • 7 Years Art Teaching Experience

The most essential things for me to teach are to activate sensibilities, cultivate aesthetic judgment and reinforce the desire to express. I implement students' thoughts and ideas into tangible works, by visualizing intuitions, transforming subject matters, and smoothing out students’ technical obstacles. The principles of visual formalities are one of the major topics of my teaching. Building on that, they can be more engaged in analytical thinking from observation.

Mr. Chao

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Painting, SUNY Buffalo State College
  • BA Fashion Design, Beijing University of Technology
  • 10 years of art teaching experience

Teaching and preparing the next generation of artists starts with nurturing their passion and guiding their eyes and minds to see beyond the art. I aim to prepare these artists to be able to bring forth their creativity to create their own masterpieces and most importantly, enjoying the process of creating art!

Mr. Joseph

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • BFA in Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 2 years of Art Teaching Experience
  • 4 years of Industry Experience in Animation, Game and Production Design

As a teacher, Sean not only encourages and guides students to solve the problems they encounter, but also teaches students the ideas and skills of problem-solving, and to be able to visualize them. He believes keeping a sketchbook on hand is the key to cultivating and driving students’ interests and building good habits. His destiny is to continue making progress with his students to achieve their goals.

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in 2D Animation, Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 10 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Instagram
  • Self-Intro Video

I always believe art is a way to express emotions, tell stories, and bring people together. It is a way to bridge the gap between cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, I want to help my students build strong foundation skills and create art in a fun, safe, and interactive learning environment. I can’t wait to inspire students to explore their curiosity and creativity in art!

Ms. YiHsin

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Visual Effects, Academy of Art University
  • BBA in Accounting, SooChow University
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

The most important goal in my teaching method is to both influence observation and inspiration. We strive to help grow the spark of imagination, and give our students the best tools to express their wonderful ideas. I take great joy in guiding my students, and watching them grow during our time together. A great artist can come from anywhere, and with the right tools, can blossom from anyone.

Ms. Kaitlynn

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Animation, University of Silicon Valley
  • 2 Years Art Teaching Experience

Hoai-My is a Bay Area artist specializing in painting and drawing with some experience in printmaking. In addition to working in multiple galleries, she has experience as a curator and art preparator. Her work explores partially instinctual and partially planned mark making based on nostalgia, remembrance, and process. She wants to help her students foster their creativity and expression while stabilizing a strong foundation in the arts with fine motor skills.

Ms. Hoai-My

Fremont Site Manager

  • BFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University
  • 5 Years Curatorial and Art Preparator Experience
  • 5 Years Art Teaching Experience.

I believe creativity should not be limited by the medium used, thus I've been experimenting with various art forms - from traditional drawing and painting to digital animation and film production - that can best express my imagination. Children have amazing imaginations, they are inspiring and valuable.I want to create a safe space for the students to be able to express themselves freely while learning the techniques that will help them grow as artists.

Ms. Anny

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • B.A. Art Practice / Film and Media Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience.

Children have an incredible inherent ability for creating art. I strive to get to know my students and ensure that they have the encouragement to explore their ideas, and the freedom to develop their unique thoughts. I enjoy a classroom full of laughter, support, openness, and conversation where students learn skills and learn to be independent.

Ms. Michelle

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MFA in Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Journalism, Chinese Culture University
  • 2 years Art Teaching Experience

Sirena is a digital artist specializing in illustration and animation. She had experience in production art in various films. She also has extensive experience in game art production. Sirena has a great passion in teaching!

Ms. Sirena

Instructor of Digital Art

  • B.A. Digital Art & Animation, Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Production Art in Various Films
  • Experience in Game Art Production
  • 5 years Art Teaching experience.

Mr. Tian is an award-winning animation artist whose short film has been screened internationally. He founded an art education and design studio after graduating from the AAU. He spends many years teaching in universities and participating in commercial projects, such as visual development for animation films and exhibits for artists. Tian is passionate about art education and sharing his art experience with the students.

Mr. Tian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • MA in Animation Production, Arts University Bournemouth
  • BA in Animation Art, Beijing Film Academy
  • 5+ year of teaching experience at Beijing Film Academy
  • Founder of Art Education and Design company
  • Visual Development Artist, Exhibition Curator, Lectorate

She finds joy in living her life creatively and teaching self expression through art.

Ms. Krista

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Painting and Drawing, Hartford Art School
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Publications/Featured in Multiple Art Magazines

Connie is a local Bay Area artist who specializes in digital art and printmaking. She finds a great amount of joy in art and storytelling, and strives to spark that same joy in others through her work and through her teaching.

Ms. Connie

Newark Site Manager

I truly believe the beauty of art is that it is for anybody. Through teaching, I learned that art transcends the boundaries imposed by things like race and age, and it allows people the opportunity to express themselves freely. I’ve witnessed art being used as a catalyst to heal broken hearts, soothe the busy mind, and even build new relationships. Art has shown me so much I otherwise may have never discovered.

Ms. Elina

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA Art Practice / Art History, University of California, Berkeley
  • UC Berkeley Certificates of Excellence in Ceramics
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Sirena is a digital artist specializing in illustration and animation. She had experience in production art in various films. She also has extensive experience in game art production. Sirena has a great passion in teaching!

Ms. Sirena

Instructor of Digital Art

  • B.A. Digital Art & Animation, Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Production Art in Various Films
  • Experience in Game Art Production
  • 5 years Art Teaching experience.

The most essential things for me to teach are to activate sensibilities, cultivate aesthetic judgment and reinforce the desire to express. I implement students' thoughts and ideas into tangible works, by visualizing intuitions, transforming subject matters, and smoothing out students’ technical obstacles. The principles of visual formalities are one of the major topics of my teaching. Building on that, they can be more engaged in analytical thinking from observation.

Mr. Chao

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Painting, SUNY Buffalo State College
  • BA Fashion Design, Beijing University of Technology
  • 10 years of art teaching experience

As a teacher, Sean not only encourages and guides students to solve the problems they encounter, but also teaches students the ideas and skills of problem-solving, and to be able to visualize them. He believes keeping a sketchbook on hand is the key to cultivating and driving students’ interests and building good habits. His destiny is to continue making progress with his students to achieve their goals.

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in 2D Animation, Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 10 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Instagram
  • Self-Intro Video

I’m an interdisciplinary artist and designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to work creatively. As a teacher, I want to create a fun, exciting, safe place for my students to make art. I believe the role of a teacher is to encourage students to achieve their goals.I care about each of my students and their experiences in art learning. Passion is key to what they do and their success in learning.

Ms. Yana

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA Design, University of Southern California
  • BFA Fine Arts(Painting), San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

She finds joy in living her life creatively and teaching self expression through art.

Ms. Krista

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Painting and Drawing, Hartford Art School
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Publications/Featured in Multiple Art Magazines

Vivian is an illustration and concept artist. She enjoys explores different techniques of digital painting and concept designs. Her mission is to understand each child’s interest, helping them to growth and develop the skills into professional level. Moreover, she would like to share her passions for arts with her students and guide them a way to enjoy arts together.

Ms. Vivian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual development, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Game Design Art, University of Silicon Valley
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

Jacqueline is a Bay Area illustrator and animator who received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts, and MFA in Animation from Pratt Institute. She has a deep passion for art education. Jacqueline strives to inspire students to harness and explore their creativity to bring their ideas to life.

Ms.Jacqueline

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation, Pratt Institute
  • BFA in Illustration, University of the Arts
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience

I believe art takes on many forms and meanings. My experience with art ranges from sketchbook illustrations to corporate design. Art is an outlet for me to learn more about myself and express my creative agency. One of my goals as an art teacher is to inspire others to do the same by helping students find their place in art, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or for building a career.

Ms.Melissa

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in UI/UX and Graphic Design
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

To dive into the ocean of art is to set oneself free. There is unlimited creativity in each one of us, and as an art teacher, it brings me joy to help my students uncover that creativity. My students are a huge source of inspiration and I believe there is so much that we can learn from each other. Rebecca is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited her work across various cities and countries.

Ms. Rebecca

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Fine Arts, Tufts University
  • BA in Studio Arts, American University of Beirut
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Website

Nancy is a graphic and experiential designer with a passion for art education. She sees “Life as Art” and finds joy in inspiring others to connect with their inner artistic voices. She fosters a warm and inviting environment for self-expression and creative solutions. Nancy also has experience in establishing a children’s art museum and art education programs.

Ms.Nancy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MS in Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Fine Arts & Studio Arts, University of British Columbia
  • Certificate in Interior Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • 15+ years of Industry Experience in Graphic Design & Experiential Design
  • 10+ years of Art Education Experience
  • Self-Intro Video

I believe that teaching is a dynamic process of mutual growth. My goal as a teacher is to support each student, whether they are pursuing art as a hobby or a profession. I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and inclusive learning environment where students can unlock their creative potential.

Mr.Zixian

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • Bachelor in Game Art, Laguna College of Art and Design
  • MA in Visual Development, Academy of Arts University
  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • 2 years of Industry Experience in Game Design
  • Website

My core belief is that art serves as a profound means of expressing emotions, narrating stories, and uniting people across diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, my goal is to help students construct a solid foundation of skills while engaging in art within a lively, secure, and interactive learning environment. I am eager to inspire students to embark on a journey of curiosity and creativity in the realm of art.

Ms. Danielle

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Fashion Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
  • Master of Science, San Jose State University
  • Website

Through my educational journey in art and design, I came to recognize the profound significance of these disciplines in the realm of education. Art serves as a conduit for nurturing the creativity of children, while design fosters their capacity for rational thought. My educational objective is to guide my students in developing both their logical and emotional faculties, facilitating the exploration of life's purpose and the cultivation of their own philosophies through the study of art.

Ms.Bella

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Graphic Design, Academy of Art University
  • Collaborated with Apple as a visual designer on an educational app project
  • Volunteered to design educational artwork aimed at assisting teenagers with mental health
  • 1 year of art teaching experience

Amy is a Bay Area based illustrator with a passion for teaching art. Inspired by her professors, she decided to pursue a career in teaching to pass on her skills and ignite a love for art in the younger generation. Her main goal is to bring joy and a sense of fulfillment through the creation of art to her students. Additionally, she aims to help students develop their fine motor skills, enhancing their understanding of visual perception, and provide them with a positive outlet for self-expression.

Ms.Amy

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BFA in Illustration, California State University Long Beach
  • 4 years of teaching experience

The most essential things for me to teach are to activate sensibilities, cultivate aesthetic judgment and reinforce the desire to express. I implement students' thoughts and ideas into tangible works, by visualizing intuitions, transforming subject matters, and smoothing out students’ technical obstacles. The principles of visual formalities are one of the major topics of my teaching. Building on that, they can be more engaged in analytical thinking from observation.

Mr. Chao

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Painting, SUNY Buffalo State College
  • BA Fashion Design, Beijing University of Technology
  • 10 years of art teaching experience

I believe art is everything around us from the buildings we step into, to the music we listen to and the food we taste. Teaching art is my passion, I love inspiring young minds to become creators and thinkers of their own. Being able to make a difference in the next generation and the world around us brings me so much joy. I believe artists of all ages, has a voice and the power to create.

Ms. Kristi

San Jose Site Manager

  • BFA in fine arts from Chapman University
  • Minor in Graphic Design and Integrated Education Studies
  • 10+ years in teaching art

Teaching and preparing the next generation of artists starts with nurturing their passion and guiding their eyes and minds to see beyond the art. I aim to prepare these artists to be able to bring forth their creativity to create their own masterpieces and most importantly, enjoying the process of creating art!

Mr. Joseph

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MA in Concept Art, Academy of Arts University
  • BFA in Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 2 years of Art Teaching Experience
  • 4 years of Industry Experience in Animation, Game and Production Design

Ashley enjoys the process of experimentation in much of her work, creating both representative and illustrative art using various media. She also creates art with a social conscience to spark a dialogue with her audience. Her work has been featured in many art galleries and events in the Pacific Northwest. Ashley wants to help students find joy in the art-making process while developing their individual artistic voices.

Ms. Ashley

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • HBA in Fine Art (Printmaking), Oregon State University
  • Member of Oregon State Honor College and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • 2 Year Art Teaching Experience

Art is one of the most important ways people tell us how they view the world. You is an artist and educator that believes every single piece of art from kids has its own story and meaning. She thinks art education should be child-centered instead of only imposing adult-centered concepts. As an art educator, she encourages kids’ abilities to value themselves and others, and to approach the world with a desire to understand.

Ms. You

Associate Manager of San Jose Studio

  • BA in General Art, Minor Education, University of Houston
  • Certification: All Level ART PK-12
  • 5 Years Children Art Teaching Experience

Heather is an award winning illustrator whose artworks have been published in nationwide media. Her style is recognized by contagious emotion expression and creative interdisciplinary design thinking. As an considerate art teacher, Heather looks at each student's unique concerns and encourages them to draw imaginatively based on horizon and observation.

Ms. Heather

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BA in Economics/minor in Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Active illustrator for news media and business
  • 1 Year Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Catherine

Instructor of Digital Art

  • BA in Illustration, California College of the Arts
  • 1 year Art Teaching Experience

Alice is a studio artist currently based in the Bay Area. She enjoys working with clay and utilizing digital techniques to create porcelain dolls. She also practices illustration and paints with watercolor and ink. Alice has a passion for introducing young artists to the colorful world of art and fostering creativity.

MS. Alice

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • Active Bay Area Artist
  • BFA in Drawing, Painting and Ceramics, University of North Texas
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

I believe art takes on many forms and meanings. My experience with art ranges from sketchbook illustrations to corporate design. Art is an outlet for me to learn more about myself and express my creative agency. One of my goals as an art teacher is to inspire others to do the same by helping students find their place in art, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or for building a career.

Ms.Melissa

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Experience in UI/UX and Graphic Design
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

I believe teaching art to children teaches exploration of their minds and hearts. It’s important to me that my classroom is a space where we practice kindness and encouragement to one-another. Through proper techniques, my goals are for them to find their voice and to be proud of what they create.

Ms.Lauren

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA: Digital Art & Animation, University of Silicon Valley
  • Minor in Humanities
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

My core belief is that art serves as a profound means of expressing emotions, narrating stories, and uniting people across diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds. As a teacher, my goal is to help students construct a solid foundation of skills while engaging in art within a lively, secure, and interactive learning environment. I am eager to inspire students to embark on a journey of curiosity and creativity in the realm of art.

Ms. Danielle

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in Fashion Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
  • Master of Science, San Jose State University
  • Website

I am an artist, teacher, and designer based in the Bay Area. I have a strong passion for all things art, community, and education! As a teacher, I would love for my students to strive to use their art to connect with themselves and their artistic expression. I also strive to create a safe, warm environment to cultivate creativity among my students.

Ms. Wednesday

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • B.A. in Design Studies for Graphic Design at SJSU
  • 1 year of art teaching experience
  • Website

Niko is an animator and digital artist deeply passionate about art education. She finds inspiration through surrealism, not only creating fantastical worlds but also igniting creativity in her students. With warm encouragement and a lively atmosphere, Niko cultivates a space for self-exploration, bridging connections between realism and fantasy, and incorporating elements of art education into her engaging process.

Ms. Niko

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Animation and Motion Arts, Pratt Institute, New York
  • BA in Studio Arts & Digital Arts, University of Maryland.
  • Animation film nominated and awarded by the Best DDA Animation Film 2023 in New York.
  • 3+ years of experience in Digital arts & Motion design.
  • Previous COO of Education Technology company.

Patrick is a Bay Area painter and illustrator. He received his BA in Studio Art / Art History from San Francisco State University. Patrick has a great passion in art education. He is eager to inspire the next generation of artists and creative problem-solvers to imagine a more colorful world.

Mr. Patrick

Belmont Site Manager

  • BA Studio Art / Art History – San Francisco State University
  • 3 Years of Art Teaching Experience

As a teacher, Sean not only encourages and guides students to solve the problems they encounter, but also teaches students the ideas and skills of problem-solving, and to be able to visualize them. He believes keeping a sketchbook on hand is the key to cultivating and driving students’ interests and building good habits. His destiny is to continue making progress with his students to achieve their goals.

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in 2D Animation, Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 10 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Instagram
  • Self-Intro Video

Children have an incredible inherent ability for creating art. I strive to get to know my students and ensure that they have the encouragement to explore their ideas, and the freedom to develop their unique thoughts. I enjoy a classroom full of laughter, support, openness, and conversation where students learn skills and learn to be independent.

Ms. Michelle

Instructor of Digital Art

  • MFA in Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BA in Journalism, Chinese Culture University
  • 2 years Art Teaching Experience

As a teacher, I want to inspire and encourage young artists who want to fulfill their creative creative pathways. It’s important to nurture a desire to make art while also focusing on fundamental skills. If I can pass down the knowledge, I have gained through my own study and inspirations it would be a meaningful things to me.

Ms. Candice

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Game Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in Interior Design, Chung Yuan Christian University
  • 1 Year of Art Teaching Experience

To dive into the ocean of art is to set oneself free. There is unlimited creativity in each one of us, and as an art teacher, it brings me joy to help my students uncover that creativity. My students are a huge source of inspiration and I believe there is so much that we can learn from each other. Rebecca is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited her work across various cities and countries.

Ms. Rebecca

Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA in Fine Arts, Tufts University
  • BA in Studio Arts, American University of Beirut
  • 2 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Website

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