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Art Instructors

Our art instructors are highly qualified, experienced, motivated, and
exceptionally talented teachers who earn their living as professional artists.
They all are experienced in working with young children. They teach their
students on an individual basis, allow them to work at their own pace,
motivating, encouraging, and challenging them according to the student’s
own strengths and skill level.


Meet Our Art Instructors . . . .


Jeannie S. Wong : Holds a B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design
and was also trained at CalArts in Valencia, CA.  She is currently pursuing a
career in illustration and fine art, as well as managing freelance projects in
graphic design.  She enjoys being in the presence of art lovers, regular-sized
or pint-sized.  

Elaine Kim :  Graduated from the Art Center College of Design with B.F.A.
with an emphasis in Illustration.  She used to work for Comedy Central
Animation as Technical Director.  She is currently freelancing 3D animation
and illustrations.  She enjoys to paint full size figure paintings.

Ako Castuera :  Graduated from L.A. County High School for the Arts and
received her B.F.A. from California College of Arts and Cracfts. For the last
six years she has taught art classes at schools and studios to students of all
ages. She also works as a freelance illustrator and character designer, and is
an exhibiting artist.

Lureline Kohler :  Twenty five years of experience in the animation field.
Worked on sixteen full length animated feature films for Walt Disney Studios,
Hanna Barbera, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks. She taught Quick Fashion
Sketch at Otis Parsons and Assistant Animation at Dreamworks Studios.
She is currently teaching classes in illustration and painting at Art Center
College of Design.

Stephanie Amend :   Graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design
with a BFA in photography. She taught 7th and 8th grade drawing for two
years. She currently is a freelance photographer and works at an art gallery.
She loves Chinese painting, Yoga, and Tai Chi.

Liz Dylewski :   Holds a  BA in graphic design from Roger Williams
University, and a BFA in illustration from Otis College of Art and Design. She
currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has years
of experience instructing children and adults. She loves to see them learn and
grow.
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