Staff & Faculty

Who We Are

Our team is a group of young, active Bay Area artists who are passionate for Art and Art Education!

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Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Art Learning Fun For Kids

Passion

Passion! Passion! Passion!
Passion for teaching children art is the #1 qualification when we recruit team members.

Professional

All of our teachers hold Master of Fine Art (MFA) or Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees. All of us have been through rigorous and professional US art school training.

Active Artist

All of CalColor teachers are active Bay Area artists. We have passion for art. Several teachers are represented by Top US galleries.

Versatile

Our team members have a broad range of expertise, including pictorial art (drawing/ painting/ printmaking); spatial art (clay sculpture); photography; and digital art.

Experience

All our teachers are strongly experienced in working with children. Some also teach at college level. CalColor conducts extensive trainings for all teachers.

Responsible

We are serious and responsible for every student. We treat all students as our own children.

Our Teachers

Artist Teaching Art

Ms. Lori

Cupertino Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA, Oil Painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art

  • Master Classes with: Graydon Parrish, Sean Cheetham
  • 8 Years Art Teaching Experience

  • Lori website

Ms. GiGi

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  

  • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching Experience

Mr. Kai

Lead Instructor of Atelier Class
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Arts

  • Featured Artist in the Plein Air, Southwest Art and PoetsArtist Magazine
  • 5 Years Art Teaching Experience

  • https://www.kailunqu.com

Ms. Peiju

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • MA Illustration, Academy of Art University
  • BFA Fine Art, Nation Taichung University of Education School
  • Children’s book illustrator
  • 4 Years Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Verona

Director of Digital Art and PD Program
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • 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
  • [email protected]

Mr. William

Instructor of Multiple Media
Art Educator

  • EdM in Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • BFA in Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

  • 3 Years Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Elina

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

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

Mr. Patrick

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

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

Ms. Yishu

Fremont Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA Printmaking, Academy of Art University

  • MA Painting, Xi’An Academy of Fine Art

  • BA Painting, Xi’An Academy of Fine Art

  • 10 Years Art Teaching Experience.

Ms. Hoai-My

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University

  • 5 Years Curatorial and Art Preparator Experience

  • 2 Years Art Teaching Experience.

Ms. Karen

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design
  • 4 Years Teaching Experience
  • www.karen-ye.com

Mr. Barry

Instructor of Multiple Media
Professor, Academy of Art University

  • Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking,  California College of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas

  • 20 Years Art Teaching Experience

  • http://barryebner.com/

Ms. Sirena

Instructor of Digital Art
Active Bay Area Artist

  • B.A. Digital Art & Animation, Cogswell Polytechnical College

  • Production Art in Various Films

  • Experience in Game Art Production

  • 3 years Art Teaching experience.

Ms. Tes

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA – Animation / Illustration, San Jose State University

  • 3 years Art Teaching Experience

Mr. Justin

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA in Traditional Arts, Cal State East Bay

  • 5 years Art teaching experience.

Mr. Alvin

Newark Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA Illustration, Academy of Art University

  • BA Graphic Design, Donghua University

  • 7 Yeas Art Teaching Experience

Ms. You

Associate Manager of San Jose Studio
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA in General Art, Minor Education, University of Houston

  • Certification: All Level ART PK-12

  • 5 Years Children Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Jenna

Mountain View Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • MFA Painting / Studio Art, Art Center College of Design

  • Honorary Exchange Painting, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts

  • BFA Painting, University of Montana

  • https://www.jennabao.com/

Ms. Allison

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA – Printmaking, Arizona State University

  • Studied Modern & Contemporary Art in Paris & Beijing

  • 5 Years Youth Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Gio

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BFA in Pictorial Art, San Jose State University
  • Work published by Sundance Kid Press
  • 3 Years Art Teaching Experience

Mr. Gabriel

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • A.S. in Film Production, City College of San Francisco
  • Advanced Studies in Character Animation. Animation Mentor.
  • 15 years Art teaching experience. 

Ms. Megan

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • MFA in Game Development, Academy of Art University
  • BFA in Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Harvard Business School, Credential of Readiness
  • Art Director/Producer of Survive The Night Tabletop RPG
  • 5 years art teaching experience

Ms. Rachel

Curriculum Fellow
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • 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 

Ms. Lan

School Director
Lead Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist and Educator

  • MFA Pictorial Art, San Jose State

  • BFA Pictorial Art, Tsinghua University

  • 15 Years Art Education Experience