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Art (Origami + Drawing)


Art (Origami + Drawing)

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Tiana Zhou

Program Description: YAPA Kids Art is a fun and relaxing class allowing students to create exciting arts and crafts projects. This class provides a source of entertainment everyone can enjoy in the comfort of their homes, while developing important life skills such as patience, concentration, and hand-eye coordination. We cover both traditional and digital art, as well as other hands on activities such as origami. All skill levels are welcome, and no prior knowledge is needed. From drawing to origami, local high schoolers will guide you through each step in creating beautiful masterpieces.

Class Times(s):
Option A: Saturdays, null
Option B: Sundays, null

Program Teachers: Tiana Zhou, Lourdes Diaz, Stuti Shah, Chanelle Mao, Soha Mursalien, Sanjana Kale, Harshini Nujella, Chandika Ramesh, Katherine De Paz, Divija Keswani, Puja Shah, Karin Liu, Mia Patil, Erin Yang, Tanvi Waghela, Sophia Wu, Shamita Goyal, Anika Pineda, Jeanette Ahn, Jewel Lin, Olivia Guo, Anika Bhandari, Eshika Jaini, Samiya Akram, Stephanie Zhao, Matsuka Gaja, Lourdes Diaz, Ashley Perez , Michelle Hom, Kaavya Kugaprakash, Grace Jeong, Anna Wang, Ke an Lin (Ann), Tejas Polu, Nora Zhen, Jessica Martino, Harini Dev, Katy Touretsky, Caitlin Goh, Duaa Jamaluddin, Jessica Nguyen, Dionesa Krueziu, Kirsten Trinh

Teacher Bios

Tiana Zhou

Hello! My name is Tiana Zhou, and I am the class lead for YAPA Kids Art. I am a rising junior at Mission San Jose High School. I have taken drawing class for 9 years, and art has been a part of my life for a long time. I graduated from Hwu’s Art Studio last year, and have experience in a variety of traditional drawing mediums, such as oil pastel, pastel, color pencil, marker, watercolor, and more. I have also begun drawing digitally. I look forward to helping students develop artistic abilities while exploring their imaginations!

Lourdes Diaz

Hi! I'm Lourdes, a junior at Monta Vista High School. I have always loved art as I find it very fun and relaxing. I love drawing and painting, both traditionally and digitally. I continue to grow as an artist while exploring even more about art! Looking forward to teaching you all!

Stuti Shah

Heyy! My name is Stuti and I am a junior at Mission San Jose HIgh School. When I was younger, I wanted to be an artist and ever since I have loved doing all different types of art. I mainly like charcoal, ink, and arylic mediums and I love origami as well. I can't wait to help you guys learn and become great artists!

Chanelle Mao

Hello! My name is Chanelle Mao and I am currently a junior at Los Gatos High School. Art is one of my many hobbies, and I am excited to spread my passion through teaching at YAPA Kids Art. I have taken art for 6+ years at Yun Hua Fang Art Studio, and enjoy pencil and color pencil sketches the most. I also do digital art, which is self-taught. All in all, I look forward to teaching young students the ways of drawing!

Soha Mursalien

Hi! My name is Soha Mursalien, a rising junior at BSGE. I have loved art since I was a child and have taken many art classes since elementary school. I look forward to teaching what I have learned and guiding you on your artistic journey!

Sanjana Kale

Hey everyone! I'm Sanjana Kale and I have always enjoyed doing art from a young age. I would love to pass on whatever I know and help you become a better artist!

Harshini Nujella

Hello Hello! My name is Harshini Nujella, and I’m currently a sophomore at Cupertino High School. I have practiced art for the past 10 years, and been taking personal classes for 8 years. When it comes to my experiences, I have worked with multiple mediums like watercolor, paper mache, graphite, pencil, oil pastels, and acrylic. I am excited to help students’ improve their artistic skills as well as create innovative pieces. I am here to share my passion with young artists, and I can’t wait to see where their imagination takes them!

Chandika Ramesh

Hi all! I'm Chandika Ramesh, a rising junior at Mission San Jose High School. I have loved art since I was young especially anime style and webtoons. I am really excited to learn as well as teach art to students. I look forward to having fun in this class!

Katherine De Paz

Hi!! My name is Katherine De Paz and i'm a senior at Cypress Park High school. I'm very passionate about art and teaching so i'm very excited to start my journey at YAPA Kids!

Divija Keswani

Hello! My name is Divija Keswani and I am a rising Junior at Mission San Jose High School. I have always loved art since a young age and would love to spread my knowledge to you! I took art classes for about 4 years when I was younger, and love to paint and draw in my free time !

Puja Shah

Hi! I'm Puja Shah and I'm currently a sophmore at Mission San Jose High. Ever since I was little, I have had a deep passion for art, and over the years I have tried out various types of art. I look forward to passing on what I have learned over the years to you!

Karin Liu

Hi everyone! My name is Karin and I am currently a sophomore at Leland High School. Art has played a huge role in my life ever since I was 5. I have applied art to many different aspects of my life, such as holding the position of Director of Art at GENup. I hope to share my passion and skills with students aspiring to learn!

Mia Patil

Hi! My name is Mia, and I am a rising junior at Saint Francis. I am a self-taught artist, and have been drawing ever since I was little. I also do digital art, and I am very excited to share my knowledge and passion with you to inspire fellow artists!

Erin Yang

Hi! my name's Erin Yang and I'm a rising junior at Mission San Jose High School. I've done and enjoyed art and especially origami since elementary school and am really excited to be teaching! I have not had much formal instruction but my main medium is watercolor, and I've done that quite a lot. I love drawing/painting nature, especially plants and animals as well as characters from the occasional Ghibli film!

Tanvi Waghela

Hi! My name is Tanvi Waghela and I’m a rising junior at Fremont High School. I took many art courses since I was in middle school and I’ve always been passionate about art. I also sometimes participate in art contests in school. During my free time, I like to sketch and paint with watercolors. I can’t wait to share my skills with all of you!

Sophia Wu

Hi, my name is Sophia Wu, and I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. I have taken art at school since my freshman year and have experience using various mediums, such as acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Art is a powerful form of self-expression as well as a leisure activity. The beauty of art is that it enables one to have complete freedom over their own creativity and expression of themselves, and I can't wait to work with you all!

Shamita Goyal

Hello! My name is Shamita Goyal and I am going to be a junior in Cupertino High School. I have a huge passion for art since I have been drawing since I was young and plan to pursue my artistic journey all the way throughout high school. I have worked with numerous mediums that include: charcoal, watercolor, graphite, color pencils, acrylic, oil paints, oil pastels, gouache, markers, pens, etc. I want to share my experiences and tricks with students to help improve and gain their skills as well as their knowledge. I can’t wait to assist you with the master pieces you create!

Anika Pineda

Hello! My name is Anika, and I go to Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School in Ontario, Canada. I teach art class because I love art and I want to share my passion with others. I also found a way to make money using my hobby: I started a small business on Etsy where I sell anime glass paintings! Art plays a big role in my life, and I’m very excited to keep teaching and inspiring others who love art!

Jeanette Ahn

Wassup ! Im Jeanette Ahn and I play a lot of video games like osu, league, valorant etc. I also draw and paint digitally and physically! If u wanna talk ask for my insta or my disc!

Jewel Lin

Hi ! My name is Jewel Lin and I am a Junior at Cupertino High School. I have had an interest towards art since a very young age. I have expirence with traditional and digital art.

Olivia Guo

Hi! My name is Olivia and I'm a rising senior at The Harker School. Art is the one thing I use to destress and I really enjoy using it as a break from school and golf. I'm a self-taught artist, but I have learned a lot from online sources and I hope I can be of help

Anika Bhandari

Hi! My name is Anika Bhandari, and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School! I have been doing art for 11 years now and would love to help kids develop their love for art as well.

Eshika Jaini

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Samiya Akram

Hi! My name is Samiya Akram and I will be a sophmore this August at Westwood High School. Ever since I was little, I have always loved drawing and making things. I hope that joining this class will help expand my experience and yours. I am excited to work with y'all!

Stephanie Zhao

Hi! My name is Stephanie Zhao and I am a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. I like to use acrylic paint, and I like sketching. I occasionally dabble in digital art. I hope I can help you make some masterpieces. :)

Matsuka Gaja

Hello! My name is Matsuka Gaja and I am going into my junior year at Wilcox High School. I enjoyed creating art ever since I was little, especially making origamis. I am really excited to work with you guys! Thanks!

Lourdes Diaz

Hey, I'm Lourdes! I'm going to be a rising sophomore in high school this year. I have always loved art, and it's a great way to express who I am. My experience with art is predominantly in painting and drawing. Despite that, I have explored other art mediums. I'll try my best to be of help and create both a fun and comfortable learning environment! :)

Ashley Perez

Coming Soon...

Michelle Hom

Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Michelle Hom and I am a rising sophmore. I love to draw in my spare time and my favorite mediums are just paper and pencil! I also love to create little orgami pieces, like a cute little rose. Hope to see you in class!

Kaavya Kugaprakash

Hey everyone! My name is Kaavya Kugaprakash and I am a rising sophomore at Evergreen Valley High School. I have two years experience in art. I love to draw and shade in my free time. Art is my favorite hobby because I can really express myself through it. I look forward to working with you in the future!

Grace Jeong

Hello! I’m Grace Jeong, a junior at Northridge High School. I have taken art classes in middle school and I also participate in many art competitions online. I love to draw; in particular, I find that adding small relevant drawings to my school notes helps me study. I have used pencil, colored pencil, poster color, watercolor, acrylic paint, and pastels. I’m excited to share my skills with all of you!

Anna Wang

Hi everyone! My name is Anna Wang and I'm a senior at The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. Art has been a big part of my life since I was in kindergarten and I have had experience working with a variety of mediums, such as oil painting, charcoal, and watercolor. Recently my artistic endeavors have been focused in graphic design, working on my school newspaper, yearbook, and designing pet accessories. I'm super excited to share my experience and love for art with my students!

Ke an Lin (Ann)

Hello everyone, I'm Ann. I am a Senior in Pioneer High School. I was born and raised in Taiwan until I moved to America 2 years ago.I studied a year of advertisement design in Taiwan, but decided to move here in the middle of learing. I took art class in my high school, then got the opportunity to study in free animation program outside of campus last year. I do digital arts, drawing, painting, sketching, also interested in designing cards and stuffs. I hope kids can get creative and have fun learning with me!

Tejas Polu

Coming Soon...

Nora Zhen

Hi! My name is Nora, and I am a sophomore, currently attending St. Therese of Lisieux CHS. I have taught Art at multuple programs and summer camps, and am very passionate and dedicated to teaching Art. I look forward to working with the YAPA Kids Community!

Jessica Martino

Hi! I'm Jessica and I'm a sophomore at West Babylon High School and I really enjoy making art and taking art classes. This year I'm taking Drawing and Painting II and Ceramics I. I really love my art teachers and I hope I can make an impact like they did for me!

Harini Dev

Hiii! I'm Harini, a sophomore at International Academy East. I use art in a way to express myself. I love how it's not limitimg and that literally anyone can have an eye for art. I'm really looking forward to teach at YAPA kids!

Katy Touretsky

Hey there! My name is Katy and I am a sophomore in High School. I have been doing many different form of art since I was a young child, I love to have a lot of fun and be creative with my ideas and designs!

Caitlin Goh

Hello! My name is Caitlin Goh and I am currently a junior at Glenelg Country School. I have always been drawing and painting ever since I was younger, and I would love to teach others about what I know! I have joined an art class every year during highschool and love it so much!

Duaa Jamaluddin

Hello Everyone! My name is Duaa Jamaluddin. I am a sophmore junior at Palmetto Scholars Academy. I have taken art class for 9 years, and I always turn to art when I am stressed or just need some time to myself. During those 9 years I worked with oil pastel, pastel, color pencil, marker, watercolor, and more. One of my goals is to start drawing digitally. I look forward to helping students find a task or activity they can do when they need to get away from the world for a couple of hours!

Jessica Nguyen

Hello! My name is Jessica and I'm a sophmore in high school. Since I was young, I've explored many art forms. It's helped me relax and I want others to experience the same passion.

Dionesa Krueziu

Hello! My name is Dionesa Krueziu and i am currently a junior at Tottenville High School in New York. Art has been a huge part of my life and i would love to share that passion with others!

Kirsten Trinh

Hi, my name is Kirsten Trinh and I plan on pursuing a career in the animation industry! I am currently the artistic director of MSJHS's Exit Zine, and I am going to be taking AP studio art for the upcoming year! I am well versed in traditonal and digital mediums of art, and I even practice animation. I'm happy I get to share my passion for art with the YAPA Kids Program, thank you!

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