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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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. Ariana

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • MFA in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • MFA in Painting, China Academy of Art
  • BFA in Painting, China Academy of Art
  • 6 Years of Art Teaching Experience
  • Self-Intro Video

Mr. Sean

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • 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

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/

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. Yige

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • MFA in illustration, Academy of Art University
  • MFA in Fine Art, China Academy of Art
  • BFA in Architecture Design, Kingston University
  • Self-Intro Video

    Ms. Yishu

    Mountain View 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. Jess

    Instructor of Multiple Media
    Active Bay Area Artist

    • B.A. in Communication Studies, Northwestern University
    • Segal Design Certificate
    • 3 Years of Art Teaching Experience
    • Self-Intro Video

      Ms. Jessie

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • MA in Art Education, Academy of Art University
      • 6 Years Art Teaching Experience
      • Self-Intro Video

      Ms. Susan

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • BA Art and Design, Shangrao University
      • Ceramics Training, Mission College
      • 3 Years Art Teaching Experience

      Ms. Krista

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

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

      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. Patrick

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

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

      Ms. Sofia

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • BFA in Fine Art, Loyola Marymount University
      • MFA in Visual Development, Academy of Art University
      • 3 Years of Art Teaching Experience

      Ms. Laura

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • BFA in Pictorial Arts, Oil Painting, San Jose State University 2022

      • 3 Years Art Teaching Experience

      Ms. GiGi

      Cupertino Studio Co-Manager
      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  

      • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching Experience

      • 3 Years Art Teaching experience

      • Instagram: @artby_gertu

      Ms. Lori

      Cupertino Studio Co-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. Emily

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • BA in Biology, San Francisco State University
      • Experience in Children’s book, scientific illustration and infographic for biology
      • 1 year teaching experience

      Ms. Amanda

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

      • Bachelors in Animation, California State University Los Angeles
      • 2 years of Art Teaching Experience

      Ms. Marie

      Instructor of Multiple Media
      Active Bay Area Artist

        Ms. Hoai-My

        Fremont Studio Manager
        Instructor of Multiple Media

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

        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

        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. 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. Ashley

        Instructor of Multiple Media
        Active Bay Area Artist

        • 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

        Mr. Joseph

        Instructor of Digital Art
        Active Bay Area Artist

        • 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

        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

        Ms. Ying

        Instructor of Digital Art
        Active Bay Area Artist

        • MFA in Animation & Visual Effects, Academy of Art University
        • BFA 2D Animation, Tsinghua University
        • 2 years Industry Experience 
        • 1 year Art Teaching Experience

        Mr. Bill

        Instructor of Digital Art
        Active Bay Area Artist

        • Laguna College of Art and Design
        • Collab with USC for various Master’s Students game projects
        • Illustrator and Concept Artist for Games and Books
        • 2 years of art teaching experience
        • https://www.artstation.com/gillen29

        Ms. Catherine

        Instructor of Digital Art
        Active Bay Area Artist

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

        Ms. Vivian

        Instructor of Multiple Media
        Active Bay Area Artist

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

          Mr. Andrew

          Instructor of Multiple Media
          Active Bay Area Artist

          • BFA in Illustration Entertainment Arts, ArtCenter College of Design
          • 2 Years Art Teaching Experience
          • Self-Intro Video

            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