who we are

ArtHaus 5 is made up of moms, dads, business professionals and artists alike. We take pride in fostering a culture of learning and innovative imagination in an environment that is encouraging as well as instructive regarding the fundamental principles of art.  


molly warren

Arthaus 5 Administrator


Originally founded as YY Arts Center, ArtHaus 5 has transformed into so much more!  Molly Warren, daughter of the artist and founder Ms. Helen Yuan, developed the center together as a way to give back to the community and share Ms. Yuan’s love of art with others. Ms. Yuan decided it was time to retire in 2017. Her daughter Molly continued the studio with the help of a new director and the instructors to develop the programs to continue to meet the needs of the community and beyond.

Molly has her degree in marketing and business development and a background in e-commerce. In addition, she is the CEO for Shenmo Education and within the organization, teaches Abacus, a form of math education.


cheryl grosso

Director of Arthaus 5 Art Studio


Cheryl is an artist, designer, photographer. She has a three degrees in Digital Design and Art. She has created art in the community for over 30 years including painted murals and signs for schools and different businesses. In her off time she draws and builds websites.

Cheryl was a business owner for seven years and in executive sales in various corporate settings and was licensed in Real Estate for five years. She is our current school director as well as one of our teachers. She teaches illustration, digital art and 3-D modeling with clay.

Feel free to contact Cheryl with questions: cheryl@arthaus5.com



michelle viado

Michelle is a recent graduate from the University of California, San Diego and studied an interdisciplinary major that intersects Visual Arts and Computer Science.

She has had a special place in her heart for storytelling and creating characters for as long as she can remember. While also experienced in graphic design, animation, and coding art, she is primarily passionate about creating compelling stories that can inspire and nurture the minds of children and video game character design. She specializes in book illustration-style pieces and plans on writing and illustrating children’s books in the future.

Michelle is continuing to learn new forms of art and is truly excited to work with children! She hopes to teach and be taught many things at ArtHaus 5.


mike howland


Mike has been drawing since he figured out what side of the pencil made the marks and has been making comics ever since. He got his BFA degree with a Concentration in Graphic Design from Colorado State University. While there he expanded his skills to include painting, printmaking, papermaking, sculpting and the use of programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Mike has worked on everything from T-shirts and album covers to wedding invitations and sneakers and he’s got a special place in his heart for comics. He teaches a variety of art classes across a number of mediums and loves to see what his students create!


sandra roberts


Sandra Roberts received her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, New York City. She continued her formal training in Paris and the south of France studying drawing and landscape painting.

Today, Sandra lives in San Diego, California with her husband and four children.  She loves teaching the creative process to both children and adults. Her classes at ArtHaus 5 include Creative Art I, Creative Art 1.5, and Beginning Clay.

Sandra continues to work in her own fine art practice.  Her work has appeared in exhibitions on the East and West coast and awards include; two Boston Globe Gold Key Awards, Boston, MA; two Marblehead Arts Festival Awards, Marblehead, MA; The Edward Carey Award for "Outstanding Artist of the Year" Award, Marblehead, MA; Juror's Award from Southwest Artscapes Show, Phoenix, AZ; and The Founder's Award from Art Prospect, La Jolla, CA.


sharayah lupton


From a young age, Sharayah has found joy in both art and working with children. She has spent more than 20 years in the care of children and offered tutoring along the way. She has taken several classes in sketching, graphic design and cooking. She now teaches Creative Art I throughout the year, as well as Cooking classes during our summer camp.


josh tremain


Josh Tremain has been drawing since before he could talk and hasn't stopped since. Originally from Oceanside, he has been doing murals and street art all over California since he was 15. He has worked with everyone from impoverished schools, to the City of San Bernardino, to NBC News.

Aside from murals, Josh specializes in comic art, digital art and editing. He loves working with kids and helping them express themselves through art, and most importantly, have fun and improve. He is excited to continue to grow as an artist and teacher alongside the students he's teaching.