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Mission

We want to provide equal access to visual arts education for people of all ages and means. In most schools, visual arts programs are meager or simply do not exist.  Private art classes and higher education programs are not affordable for most people. Art Prof provides a unique opportunity for a global community to access a free visual arts education.

Partners / Directors

Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Clara Lieu

Art Prof & Partner

Thomas Lerra, Partner at Art Prof

Thomas Lerra

Partner, Executive Producer,
Director of Strategy & Planning

Alex Hart, Director of Integrated Production

Alex Hart

Director of Integrated Production

Help us keep Art Prof free for all!

Currently, Clara Lieu, Thomas Lerra, and Alex Hart work on a volunteer basis. The creation of this site was funded by our Kickstarter. However, our Kickstarter funds are almost gone, and we really need long term funding for Art Prof to continue. Funding would allow us to compensate our primary staff for the first time, and pay for critical staff like our web developer, sound designers, administrators, and editors.  For you, funding means Art Prof can continue to exist!

Please consider a monthly donation!

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Teaching Assistants

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Deepti Menon

Filmmaker & Animator

Casey Roonan, Comics Artist & Cartoonist

Casey Roonan

Illustrator & Comics Artist

Annie Irwin, Painter, Weaver, Textiles Artist

Annie Irwin

Painter, Weaver, Textiles Artist

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe

Illustrator & Children’s Book Artist

Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Lauryn Welch

Painter & Performance Artist

Yves-Olivier Mandereau

Ceramic Artist

Staff / Contributors

Janice Chun, Animator

Janice Chun

Designer & Editor

Janice Chun is an animator, cartoonist, and filmmaker with a strong passion to make others laugh. Her love for nature and outer space inspires many of her films and artwork.
Monika Hedman, Assistant Editor/Sound Designer

Monika Hedman

Assistant Editor/Sound Designer

Monika is an art school student who is interested in animation, illustration, and mixed media with unconventional materials.
Jieru Lin

Jieru Lin

International Consultant

Jieru is a designer and illustrator who is interested in interactive designs, exploring non-traditional mediums, and creating new experiences for audiences.
Olivia Hunter, Art Prof Designer & Production Assistant

Olivia Hunter

Designer & Project Assistant

Olivia is a graphic design student who has an interest in advertising and editorial work. She also enjoys painting and photography.
Annelise Yee, Jewelry Student

Annelise Yee

Guest Teaching Assistant

Annelise is a Jewelry and Metalsmithing student who enjoys exploring less conventional forms of jewelry.
Julie Sharpe, high school student

Julie Sharpe

Research Assistant

Julie is a high school student who is interested in illustration, animation, and textiles.
Emerging Artist Natalie Linn

Natalie Linn

Guest Columnist

Natalie is a colored pencil artist with a love for comics and cats. She aspires to become a graphic novelist.

2017 Interns

Clarisse Angkasa, Illustration Student

Clarisse Angkasa

Clarisse is an Illustration student with a love for stories, especially in animation.
Jeff Katz, Illustration Student

Jeff Katz

Jeff is an Illustration and Literary Arts student interested in comics, bookbinding, world building, and digital literature.
Paridhi Mundra, Illustration Student

Paridhi Mundra

Paridhi is an Illustration student and storyteller who is interested in exploring the intersection of design, writing, and social justice.

Amy Hollshwandner

Amy is an Illustration student who comes from a math/tech background. She loves to create and make, but someday hopes to find her way into art direction.
Stephanie Gibadlo, Illustration student

Stephanie Gibadlo

Stephanie is an Illustration student who loves to create  fun, artistic narratives that will bring happiness to people.
Jessica Dough, Art Prof Intern

Jessica Dough

Jessica is a Film/Animation/Video student who is interested in exploring how costuming can aid storytelling.
Piper Matthew, Architecture Student

Piper Matthew

Piper is an Architecture student who is passionate about regenerative design.

2016 Interns

Makoto Kumaska, Art Prof Intern

Makoto Kumasaka

Makoto is a furniture design student who enjoys working in video and making sculptural objects.
Vuthy Lay, Architecture Student

Vuthy Lay

Vuthy is an architecture student who has interests in community and urban design.
Anna Campbell, Art Prof Intern

Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell is an Illustration student who enjoys drawing with ink and exploring human interactions.
Jordan McCracken-Foster, Illustrator

Jordan McCracken-Foster

Jordan is an Illustration student who has interest in animation and book publishing..
Tatiana Florival, Painter

Tatiana Florival

Tatiana is a Painting student who is interested in investigating ideas of home and homelessness through painting and new media.
Annelise Yee, Jewelry Student

Annelise Yee

Annelise is a Jewelry and Metalsmithing student who enjoys exploring less conventional forms of jewelry.
Enrico Giori, Art Prof Intern

Enrico Giori

Enrico is an art student who is greatly interested in working with experimental media and processes.
Julia Orenstein

Julia Orenstein

Julia Orenstein is an astronomy student who enjoys making art and music in her free time.

Special Thanks

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