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 innovativeness in an environment that is encouraging as well as instructive regarding the fundamental principles of art.
Originally founded as YY Arts Center, ArtHaus 5 has transformed into so much more! Mrs. Yuan, artist and founder, developed the center as a way to give back to the community and share her love of art with others. Overtime, she realized that she wanted the center to reach so many more people than she could personally teach. When the Yuan family partnered with Scott Spurgiesz, founder and developer of Music Pillars, the process of rebranding and expanding the studio began. Scott has a proven track record in building businesses related to the arts and has a unique ability to implement innovative ways to educate students.
Cheryl is an, artist, designer, photographer. She has a AA degree in Graphic Design and an AA degree in Web Design. In the Fall she will be enrolling in classes at Cal State University San Marcos to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. In addition to her schooling, Cheryl has created art in the community for over 30 years. She has painted murals and signs for schools and businesses. In her off time she draws graphite portraits and builds websites.
Cheryl worked as a graphic design/art teacher short term for a private preparatory school in Del Mar, CA. "It was such a wonderful experience being with the children everyday. I knew that I would have to seek a long term career engaging with students".
Cheryl was a business owner for seven years, executive sales in various corporate settings and was licensed in Real Estate for five years.
Cheryl is our current school director as well as one of our teachers, She will be teaching illustration, digital art and 3-D modeling with clay. We will announce the start of those classes in the near future.
Feel free to contact Cheryl with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since we at ArtHaus 5 are all one big family, we have lovingly named one of our classes, “Art with Grandma”, after our educator Michele Beus. Michele has over 25 years of experience as an educator in and out of the public school district. She is an accomplished local artist with formal training in primary education as well as a certification from Monart School of the Arts. The Monart curriculum is a realistic drawing curriculum that has enough structure for achieving highly skilled success and enough freedom for individual creativity. It is a progressive art curriculum that has information and drawing projects for 4 year olds through adult beginners. The Monart Method involves training students to perceive an “alphabet” of sorts focused on five basic elements of shape families that combine to form all objects. By learning to view the world through these five elements and how to transcribe the information to paper, everyone, so-called “drawers” and “non-drawers” can learn to become artists in their own right and develop their own unique style of realistic interpretation.
We are proud to have several different classes with “Grandma” using this revolutionary learning curriculum for young artists.
Ed is a Visual Development & Graphic Novel Artist who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. He has many years of experience teaching children of all ages at ECole D’Art Academy, as well as through his personal church ministry. He is enthusiastic and hands on with his students and enjoys the overall process from creative concept and idea generation to the actual artistic piece. He helps children with writing and design in his Comics class as well as the re-designing of different diverse characters in his Inventive Character class.
Ed is currently working on his own Graphic Novel which he can share with his students. He is excited to meet your amazing artist in his class!
Fang is a woman of many talents! She possesses a degree in Fashion Design as well as a BS in Engineering and Computer Science. She has worked teaching art to children and adults alike.
Fang has a unique ability to incorporate fun ways to instruct her students in the fundamentals of design and continually encourages the exploration of color usage, form, texture and pattern through her various teaching methods. Her work as a technical designer and experience designing, as well as working with designers, in the fashion industry has greatly enhanced her eye for all things creative and has given her a strong aesthetic perception in figure drawing.
She is incredibly proficient in her ability to use various computer applications in creating her designs, including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
In addition to this incredible skill set, Fang is multilingual and speaks 3 different languages! Her love of computer design, mixed with sketch, pattern making, drawing and Chinese painting make her an incredible asset to our team.
Currently Fang instructs our drawing class but we are excited to take advantage of her other talents in computer technology and fashion design in the near future!
The artist, John Yato, was born within sight of Mount Fuji, Japan, on May 13, 1950. At the age of nine he moved to the United States with his family. He worked as a designer and illustrator for sixteen years. Stylistically, John is a very versatile artist, perhaps best known for the realistic style of his California landmark paintings. "I utilize a variety of styles to capture everchanging scenes of life" says John. His subject matter is also varied, ranging from scenes of his home city to architecture, wildlife, landscapes, figures and seascapes. On his travels to Japan, Hawaii, Europe and Mexico, he returns with many sketches, photographs and videotapes recording his observations. His aim is to create works that will stand the test of time and raise watercolors to the status historically enjoyed by oil paintings. John's works are included in the collections of: Gregory Peck, Betty White, Simon and Simon TV show, Major Dad TV show, President L. Johnson, Vice Admiral Robert K. Kihune, the Major of Yokohama, Japan, the mayor of Mexico City and PM TV host Pat Brown. His works are also hung in many of the well known U.S. Navy ships such as The Battleship USS Missouri, Carrier USS Constellation, Carrier USS Kitty Hawk, Carrier USS Independence and many others. John has had many one man shows, taught and has done numerous demonstrations throughout Southern California, USA.
We are so pleased and lucky to have Mr. Yato as on of our educators teaching multiple WaterColor classes at ArtHaus 5.