Founder & Head 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. After Kyung opened her studio in 1993, she wanted to continue her education by majoring in Painting and received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute. She also received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Sookmyung Women's University prior to opening the studio.
She taught in high school, as well as junior college for several years before opening Rainbow Art Studio in Cupertino, California in 1993. She has over 30 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 a 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. Meiru says, “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.”
Claire grew up in the Bay Area and began learning art from a young age. She joined Rainbow Art Studio's College Portfolio program and developed her portfolio throughout high school. As a teenager, creating art was her outlet and way of expressing herself. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she was excited to return as a Teaching Assistant in 2017. She enjoys being back as a Rainbow alumna and wants to give back to the community by sharing her knowledge and experience to young artists. She hopes to continue growing as both an artist and teacher.
Kristen cultivated a passion for arts and crafts from a very young age, and she graduated with a
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from San Jose State University. Some of her favorite materials to
work with include oil paint, charcoal, and especially clay and ceramics. Her extensive study of
art history has also contributed to her passion for making and teaching art. Teaching art to both
young people and adults has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience. She strives to teach
and inspire others to make a difference in their own lives and the world by making artwork that
is meaningful and thoughtful. When not teaching children at Rainbow Art Studio she volunteers
her time teaching ceramics at San Jose State University.
Amy is a Rainbow Art Studio Alum who grew up in the Bay Area. As a student of Ms Ahn’s since elementary school, her interest in art and design was enriched under the nurturing environment of the studio. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Industrial Design and studying in Europe, she went on to work in the Bay Area corporate world and in Paris. Amy is excited to be back and have the opportunity to contribute to the student’s early art education. With her background in industrial design and fashion textiles, she’s ready to spark the student’s creativity with what she’s gained while working, traveling and living abroad.