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. Yige

Instructor of Multiple Media
Active Bay Area Artist

  • Undergrads in architecture design Kingston University
  • Graduate school in illustration Academy of Art University
  • 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. 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 art teaching experience
    • Self-Intro Video

    Ms. Vivian

    Instructor of Multiple Media

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

          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. 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

          Ms. Connie

          Newark Studio Manager
          Instructor of Multiple Media

          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

          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. Krista

          Instructor of Multiple Media
          Active Bay Area Artist

          • BFA in Painting and Drawing, Hartford Art School

          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

          Instructor of Multiple Media
          Active Bay Area Artist

          • BFA – Studio Art, Fresno State University  

          • 5 Years Youth Teaching/Coaching 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. 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

          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. Emily

          Instructor of Multi Media

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

          Mr. Matthew

          Instructor of Multiple Media
          Active Bay Area Artist

          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