"Art is not just about pretty pictures" -Hongyun, Founder
It means, we're not just a regular art school. Our goal is to create creative, outgoing individuals that are able to work well with others, come up with and share great ideas, and most importantly be fearless in executing their ideas. We believe in "doing" more than we believing in talking. We believe in rolling up our sleeves, working hard, and working together to create wonderful creative projects that just aren't possible working alone at a canvas. Everything we do embodies these principles.
We offer traditional forms of art like drawing and painting and strive to provide an environment where students work as teams on projects and can learn to work out creative differences, lead teams on experimental projects, and ultimately learn to express their creativity fearlessly. These skills are fundamental to success in almost every endeavor a student may take on and our curriculum and projects are designed to challenge students to always push for improvement in these and other areas.
Take a look at our videos to learn more about us:
This video was displayed at our mural painting event sponsored by Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek in Januray 2012 (it's about 20 minutes long but gives you an good idea of what we do):Hongyun Art Movie Club was an experiment where we had our students write and film a short movie: