Since 1993, Rainbow Art Studio has provided high quality art education and hands-on workshops to thousands of students in the Bay Area. We understand that each student is unique, so we customize our art program to meet their needs and goals. Our individualized care and instruction encourage students of all ages to develop their artistic skills, creativity, and confidence, thereby enriching their lives for many years to come.
Our teaching philosophy is to listen to our aspiring artists and help guide them to their final masterpieces. Our teachers and assistants are always on hand, and our students support and inspire each other. Here at Rainbow Art Studio, you are not merely joining an art studio -- you are joining a vibrant, supportive community!
About the Instructor
Kyung Ahn grew up with a passion for art and knew at a young age that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. She received her B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute and her M.F.A. from Sookmyung Women's University. She taught as a high school art teacher as well as a junior college professor for several years before opening up Rainbow Art Studio in Cupertino, California in 1993. She has over 25 years of experience teaching art and is constantly amazed by her students' works.
Meiru started learning art since she was a child and she is experienced with various materials, such as charcoal, graphite, pastel, pen & ink, brush & ink, watercolor, acrylic, gouache and oils. Meiru also has great interest in printmaking, wheel-throwing and book art. She graduated with Master of Fine Arts from San Jose State University in 2013 with an emphasis in Pictorial Art. Meiru is an Art Instructor and also an exhibiting artist in the Bay Area. “The most wonderful thing about teaching is that once in a while, we have a chance to help others make an important mark in their lives. When I was a student, I was greatly influenced by my art mentor. Given a teaching opportunity, I feel more than honored to contribute to our art community”.
Michelle grew up a Northern California local, and was exposed from an early age to the art and culture of the Bay Area. As one of Ms. Ahn’s first students, she was impacted by the Rainbow patriarch’s passion for her students, human kindness, classical music, and the power of art bringing together a community.
While at Calpoly State, San Luis Obispo (Graphic Design, with a concentration in Art & Design), she learned to surf, expanded her travels, and came back to the Bay -- completing her Bachelor of Arts and supplementing her studies in child development and elementary education. While moving through the corporate world after graduation, Michelle found her true calling lay with education and teaching – receiving as much happiness from her students as she hoped she was able to provide them.
Michelle’s art is a reflection of the simple things in life – colors and textures in cooking, canine love, event planning, volunteering, travel to different parts of the world, outdoor excursions, reading the newspaper, being with loved ones and watching sports (go 49ers and Giants!). Her goal is to merge everyday life experiences with her art background, and bring a fresh perspective to broaden her students’ minds and creative spirit.
Kathleen grew up on Barbados in the West Indies and was encouraged to make art at an early age. She studied different textiles techniques at secondary school including batik, dying and stencilling, and silk painting. She also received accreditation for her creative skills in a variety of media, including painting and photography, upon completion of the CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations).
Kathleen moved to California in 2007 to continue her education in art, and received two BFA degrees in Pictorial Art and Photography. She began working for non-profit organizations, such as MACLA & EdventureMore, educating and inspiring creativity in youth of varying ages in after school programmes and summer camps. Kathleen started teaching at Rainbow Art studio in 2012 and it was this experience that showed her fulfilment when students achieved their creative and academic endeavours.
As well as teaching at Rainbow Art Studio, Kathleen is advancing her training in teaching higher education as one of the current graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts programme at San Jose State University. Here, she taught a beginning darkroom class that explored traditional Gelatin Silver printing methods, and she is currently teaching an intermediate level class that explores alternative 19th photographic processes.
Kathleen also maintains her studio practice and has exhibited in galleries in and out of state. She scheduled to graduate with her MFA in May of 2015, and hopes to continue to inspire creativity in her students.
Jane is a nature lover, an interdisciplinary designer, a spatial thinking artist, a loving art instructor, happy violinist, and an emotional vocalist.
Born in Sunnyvale, California, Jane moved to Seoul, Korea at the age of three with her parents. After high school, Jane returned to Sunnyvale by herself to go to college. In an introductory 2D design course, she discovered a new creative art, thanks to insight and guidance from her instructor. From that moment, she started to dream about being a designer, or an artist, or both. At that stage of her life, Ms. Ahn and Rainbow Art Studio staff supported and motivated her to navigate potential talents. She combined all her talents and interests (art, design, music, and computer) by studying Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts in the Visual Art department at the University of California, San Diego. While there, she got interested in interactive installation arts and also found delight in building prototypes and producing 3D objects.
After her graduation, she realized that she wants to study industrial design and marketing in depth to gain practical skills to become a designer rather than a fine artist. She pursued her Design MFA degree at the California College of the Arts to discipline herself to have design perspective and skill for materializing abstract and vague ideas.
In 2012, Jane came back to Rainbow Art Studio where she had her first jump for her dream to inspire and encourage the future artists and designers. Besides teaching at Rainbow Art Studio, she is a co-founder of a start-up company and is a freelance designer.