Art Instructors

Charis Qian

University of Toronto - Honours B.A - Visual Studies Specialist with a minor in Media Studies

Yorkville University - Master of Arts Student in Counselling Psychology

Charis became very interested in drawing ever since she was four years old. Her strong academic background in art has provided her with a strong foundation in various art mediums and techniques. In 2005, she graduated as the top 1 scholar in the Gaokao examination from the Shunde District and was accepted by the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With her strong passion for art, she continued her art education, majored in the visual art program in Bayside Secondary School and graduated with a specialist degree in Visual Studies with a minor in Media Studies from the University of Toronto.

Since 2011, she has been working as a fine arts teacher for one of Toronto’s most well-known and formal fine art learning centers. She also organized and supervised all of their camp programs. These experiences have given her a wide range of skills in teaching and working with children.

Meanwhile, she has tutored middle school and high school graduate candidates to prepare their art portfolios for post-secondary education. Her students successfully received offers from the Parsons NY Strategic Design and Management program, the Fashion Institute of Technology NY Advertising and Marketing Communications program, the University of the Arts London UK Fashion Design, the University of Waterloo Architecture program, the Carleton University Architecture and Industrial Design program, Western University Fine Arts program, Ryerson University Architecture, Fashion Design, and Media Production programs, Earl Haig Secondary School, Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School, Unionville High School and Westmount Secondary School Visual Arts program.

Phillip Shi

Harbin Engineering University - B.A - Dual Major in Animation Design

Brock University - M.Ed - Master Degree of Education

I am from Shandong. When I was three, my grandpa realized I had the potential in art. Since then, drawing became my afterschool life. Thanks to my art teachers, my drawing skills improved efficiently over the years. I graduated from Harbin Engineering University with dual major in Animation Design in 2009.The four years university experience elicited my attention to study a lot and research on the Chinese education system. I had a strong feeling of being a teacher in future. I came to Canada in 2009, and finished my Master Degree of Education in Brock University. In two years of study, I found my ultimate goal of being an art teacher, because I am professional in both art and teaching. After graduated from Brock, Charis and I worked together as partners in a well-known art school in Toronto for 5 years. I believe that education is not a one-way process from teacher to students, it is both teacher and learner are interacted on each other.

Chara Ho

Ryerson University - B.A. with Distinction - RTA Media Production - 4.0 GPA

Chara is a multimedia storyteller who studies Media Production (BA) at Ryerson University. She is a classically trained musician with an ARCT Performance Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Having completed over 13 years of drawing classes, Chara uses her passion for art as a freelance photographer and graphic designer.

During school, Chara is actively involved in radio, film and television productions as well as a magazine publication.

She also tutors English and works as a summer student at Universal Music Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys creative writing and painting.

To view her portfolio or get in touch, visit her website:

Samantha Yeung

University of Toronto – HBSc – Psychology and Biomedical Communications

School of Fashion & Jewelry / George Brown College – Jewelry Arts Student

Sam's artistic potential was discovered when she was just a three-year-old baby. Her grandma recognized her creativity when she made small shapes of paper with a pair of scissors. After that, she actively encouraged her parents and her to focus on both Arts and Science. Since then, She learned digital art on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Now, she can teach sketching, acrylic, and watercolour painting.

She believes that science has a close relationship with visual arts. To combine Her interests, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in Psychology and Biomedical Communications. Some of her courses included child, health, and abnormal psychology! Her studies have taught her the importance of expressing yourself through your artwork. If you feel stressed, turn your emotions into a painting! Creating artwork is a great way to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, managing stress, and building communication skills. She believes making art can lead to good mental health. You will also create a beautiful portfolio in the process!

You can contact me or view my portfolio here:

Justin Ho

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Bachelor of Industrial Design Student

Justin describes himself as a lifelong learner and a student of the world. He has experience in a wide variety of fields in the fine arts. Fields such as 2D and 3D design elements and have experience with working in digital and physical formats. Previously he worked in the digital field as a Graphic Designer and also as a Sign Maker working with his hands.

Justin currently works mainly with rapid sketching and 3D printing/modelling, but he also tries to do some video production and more abstract art projects in his free time.

He is often inspired by people who are able to express themselves freely. He believes learning takes place when one approaches a problem through careful analysis and iterative experimentation.

William Lee

Flinders University - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media)

William has been fascinated with art since he was five. Throughout his studies in Hong Kong, he has tried various forms of media, watercolour, acrylic, wooding burning, paper cutting.

William started to be interested in the game industry workflow since university. He is professional in using Cad modelling (3DS Max, Fusion 360), animating the 3D models, baking textures (Photoshop) and Script programming. He is also interested in the film industry and has experience working as a cinematographer in visualizing storyboards, scriptwriting and lighting.

William has been focused on digital media and 3D printing after graduation. To view his portfolio or latest works, visit his website:


Kaitlyn Lam

OCAD University — B.A (Expected 2024) — Experimental Animation

Kaitlyn's love for art begun at a young age, where she would spend hours after school drawing and creating her own characters. Currently, she studies Experimental Animation at OCAD University with hopes of bringing newfound life to her drawings through her animations.

Working in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police, she has also created various published illustrations promoting mental health awareness, as well as creating the cover illustration for a non-profit, anti-human trafficking comic.

Kaitlyn believes in the value of art for all children. Whether it be recreationally or for a potential future, the ability to express ones self beyond words goes further than anyone could ever imagine.

Tuition update : Feb 2022