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. Connie

Newark Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media

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. Matthew

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

Ms. Chun

San Jose Studio Manager
Instructor of Multiple Media

  • BA Graphic Design, Shanghai Institute of Technology
  • Illustration and Design, HAW University, Hamburg
  • 4 Years Art Teaching Experience

Ms. Karlie

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • BA – Advertising Design, Minor In Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • Experience in Fashion & Graphic Design 
  • 2 years of teaching experience

    Ms. Jayann

    Instructor of Multiple Media
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • BA History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • BA Fine Art, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • 2 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. 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. Lori

    Cupertino Studio Manager
    Instructor of Multiple Media

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

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

    • https://www.msloriart.com/

    Ms. GiGi

    Instructor of Multiple Media
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  

    • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching 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. 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
    • 5 Years Art Teaching Experience

    Ms. Verona

    Director of Digital Art Program
    Instructor of Digital Art

    • 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

    Ms. Michelle

    Instructor of Digital Art
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • MFA in Illustration, Academy of Art University

    • BA in Journalism, Chinese Culture University

    • 2 years Art Teaching Experience

    Mr. Anthony

    Instructor of Digital Art
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • BFA – Game Art, Laguna College of Art and Design
    • 2 years of Game Development/Freelance Art experience
    • 2 years of teaching experience.

    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

    • 5 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.

    • Portfolio website

    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

    • 5 Years 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

    Mr. Alvin

    Director of Teen Program
    Instructor of Multiple Media

    • MFA Illustration, Academy of Art University

    • BA Graphic Design, Donghua University

    • 7 Yeas Art Teaching Experience

    Ms. Rain

    Instructor of Multiple Media
    Active Bay Area Artist

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

    Mr. Chao 

    Instructor of Multiple Media
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • 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

    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. 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 

    Ms. Lan

    School Director
    Active Bay Area Artist and Educator

    • MFA Pictorial Art, San Jose State

    • BFA Pictorial Art, Tsinghua University

    • 15 Years Art Education Experience