SUSAN FU  Susan Fu, a Taiwan Normal University graduate in Fine Art(台湾师范大学), has a teaching credential covering early childhood to high school and also participated in Taiwan’s nine-year curriculum reform. A resident of the United States for the past 15 years, she has been teaching and developing curriculum for more than 10 years. She has a rich background in American Art education and a profound understanding of Eastern and Western Art education. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin and has led the team of art teachers in both the USA and Beijing, China.

SUSAN FU
Susan Fu, a Taiwan Normal University graduate in Fine Art(台湾师范大学), has a teaching credential covering early childhood to high school and also participated in Taiwan’s nine-year curriculum reform. A resident of the United States for the past 15 years, she has been teaching and developing curriculum for more than 10 years.
She has a rich background in American Art education and a profound understanding of Eastern and Western Art education. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin and has led the team of art teachers in both the USA and Beijing, China.

QI SHANG  Qi Shang’s professional experience has covered many areas such as Fashion Illustration, Watercolors, Drawing, Textile Design and Photoshop. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in  Graphic Arts and Design from the University of Central Oklahoma and also previous was an Art Instructor at the Beijing Normal University where he taught classes in Fashion Illustration and Watercolor. Additionally, Qi Shang is extremely skilled in traditional Chinese art.

QI SHANG
Qi Shang’s professional experience has covered many areas such as Fashion Illustration, Watercolors, Drawing, Textile Design and Photoshop. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in  Graphic Arts and Design from the University of Central Oklahoma and also previous was an Art Instructor at the Beijing Normal University where he taught classes in Fashion Illustration and Watercolor. Additionally, Qi Shang is extremely skilled in traditional Chinese art.

PABLO BERMEN  Pablo has extensive experience in illustrating subjects using various media. He worked in the commercial printing industry for 30 years drawing all manners of animal life and mascots for elementary schools and colleges. He also designed art for the food industry, working with computer programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Pablo graduated from Citrus College with a major in Fine Art. He also attended Mt. San Antonio College for digital art. He specializes in realistic and impressionistic art. While he does enjoy the art of the masters, he especially enjoys the work of Drew Struzan who designed many of the most renowned Hollywood movie posters including works from the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars series. Pablo considers it a privilege to be able to teach others and share what he has learned about art. He has been retired for about 8 years but has continued to paint and study art.

PABLO BERMEN
Pablo has extensive experience in illustrating subjects using various media. He worked in the commercial printing industry for 30 years drawing all manners of animal life and mascots for elementary schools and colleges. He also designed art for the food industry, working with computer programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop.
Pablo graduated from Citrus College with a major in Fine Art. He also attended Mt. San Antonio College for digital art. He specializes in realistic and impressionistic art. While he does enjoy the art of the masters, he especially enjoys the work of Drew Struzan who designed many of the most renowned Hollywood movie posters including works from the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars series. Pablo considers it a privilege to be able to teach others and share what he has learned about art. He has been retired for about 8 years but has continued to paint and study art.

ISAURA SOLIS  Isaura Solis graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2010 with a BA in K-12 Art Education and Spanish. Born in Los Angeles, Isaura moved to South Dakota when she was eight years old. She recently moved back to California and has five years of teaching experience. She personally loves to learn and teach new things, enjoys working with students, and especially cherishes the opportunity to collaborate with peers in order to elevate the teaching experience.

ISAURA SOLIS
Isaura Solis graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2010 with a BA in K-12 Art Education and Spanish. Born in Los Angeles, Isaura moved to South Dakota when she was eight years old. She recently moved back to California and has five years of teaching experience. She personally loves to learn and teach new things, enjoys working with students, and especially cherishes the opportunity to collaborate with peers in order to elevate the teaching experience.

TAYLOR TOUREK  Taylor Tourek is a Los Angeles based painter and multimedia artist. She currently works as a freelance illustrator, specializing in highly technical black and white pen and ink drawings. Her personal work is focused heavily on abstract painting however she experiments in other media such as sound and animation. She received her BFA in Fine Art from ArtCenter College of Design in 2018 and is currently working towards pursuing an MFA in 2020.

TAYLOR TOUREK
Taylor Tourek is a Los Angeles based painter and multimedia artist. She currently works as a freelance illustrator, specializing in highly technical black and white pen and ink drawings. Her personal work is focused heavily on abstract painting however she experiments in other media such as sound and animation. She received her BFA in Fine Art from ArtCenter College of Design in 2018 and is currently working towards pursuing an MFA in 2020.

JUAN SAM  Juan Sam is a contemporary representational artist and a resident at the Life Arts Center in the heart of Downtown Riverside. He received his training at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys, CA with a concentration in Fine Art, and also attended Riverside Community College where he studied Graphic Design, Illustration, and Figurative Painting. He has over ten years of experience working within the sign industry as a Graphic Designer and has generated designs for exterior and interior sign applications for both small businesses and corporations. Juan enjoys teaching art and strives to teach students a solid art foundation that can help them achieve opportunities in a professional field and create artwork which the artist can find meaningful.

JUAN SAM
Juan Sam is a contemporary representational artist and a resident at the Life Arts Center in the heart of Downtown Riverside. He received his training at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys, CA with a concentration in Fine Art, and also attended Riverside Community College where he studied Graphic Design, Illustration, and Figurative Painting. He has over ten years of experience working within the sign industry as a Graphic Designer and has generated designs for exterior and interior sign applications for both small businesses and corporations. Juan enjoys teaching art and strives to teach students a solid art foundation that can help them achieve opportunities in a professional field and create artwork which the artist can find meaningful.

SOFIA CHOU  Sofia Chou has many years of Art Education business administration. She has detailed knowledge of Blue Ribbon Art Academy various programs and offerings. Sofia is a vital part of our school and she manages all aspects with care and professionalism.

SOFIA CHOU
Sofia Chou has many years of Art Education business administration. She has detailed knowledge of Blue Ribbon Art Academy various programs and offerings. Sofia is a vital part of our school and she manages all aspects with care and professionalism.

GRACE KIM  Grace graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Art. Teaching children has been one of her major passions from a very early age. Many of her family members have degrees in Art and her father is a professor at an art university currently where he has taught for over 30 years. As she grew up, her father was a tremendously positive influence. She witnessed him truly enjoying his job and saw how he was able to empower students to improve themselves and become better artists. She is now devoted to doing the same.

GRACE KIM
Grace graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Art. Teaching children has been one of her major passions from a very early age. Many of her family members have degrees in Art and her father is a professor at an art university currently where he has taught for over 30 years. As she grew up, her father was a tremendously positive influence. She witnessed him truly enjoying his job and saw how he was able to empower students to improve themselves and become better artists. She is now devoted to doing the same.

JAMIE LIU  Jamie Liu graduated from the University of California, Riverside. She has several years of working experience assisting in art classes. She has aided various art teachers to help manage students in the classroom. She meticulously manages students’ artworks, from taking pictures to carefully organizing and filing projects.

JAMIE LIU
Jamie Liu graduated from the University of California, Riverside. She has several years of working experience assisting in art classes. She has aided various art teachers to help manage students in the classroom. She meticulously manages students’ artworks, from taking pictures to carefully organizing and filing projects.