Teresa Liou/ Art Instructor
Teresa received her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington where she studied art with an emphasis in 2D art/design, wheel throwing, book making and wearable art. She is creative with strong sense of colors and textures in the field of art and design and specializes in mediums like watercolor, acrylic paint, chalk and ceramics. Her interest is in illustration and print making that lean towards abstract, whimsical and composite mixed media art style. She loves mapping out emotion and expressing her vision by creating art.
Kayla Golub/Art Instructor
Kayla is a multi-media artist that works, primarily, with acrylic, pen, and ink, to create abstract drawings and paintings. Her appreciation for art and culture are driven by experiences growing up overseas and traveling around the world, at a young. In college, she studied anthropology, history, and teacher education before discovering her intentions as an artist. Kayla graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in drawing and printmaking.
George Ngo Tang /Art Instructor
Raised in San Jose, California, George worked with a variety of mixed media from metal, ceramics, graphite, and various type of paints. His interest is in calligraphy, abstract and modern art style components. George received his B.A of Visual Art Design from the Evergreen State College where he studied design with an emphasis in sculpting, 2-design, branding, and community work. Having the ability to guide the students to express themselves through aspects of design and art knowing that the students are utilizing their creativity and willingness to discover new ways of creating art.
Liam Savage/ Art Instructor
Liam Savage has a Bachelor in Fine Arts and went to school for game design. He is a long time illustrator, with a background in traditional illustration, traditional painting, and digital art. His work’s themes often include Superheroes, Dinosaurs, and Pokémon. His art’s style leans towards realism along with slight stylization reflective of western comic book art. Peers have described him as kind, easy to work with, and possessing a good sense of humor!
Noël Lefebvre /Art Instructor
Noël is an art educator and a newcomer to Seattle from Providence, RI. She was born in Long Branch, NJ. Noël began her work in art education as a teacher of painting and sculpture for New York University’s summer teen programs where she enjoyed supporting talented young artists develop their portfolios for college. Noel went on to study and work at the Rhode Island School of Design in various capacities as an instructor of record, museum educator, and post graduate fellow. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from New York University and an MA in Art and Design Education with a concentration in Museum Education from the Rhode Island School of Design. Noel enjoys exploring the natural world and the human condition through artistic media, especially through painting, sculpture, and textile arts.
Jessica Leighton/ Administrator & Art Instructor
Jessica was born in Washington State and earned her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington Bothell. She has a strong background in pottery, pen and ink drawing, and portraiture.
She connects with abstract and realistic styles that show strong expressionist themes. She especially enjoys drawing people and animals!
Tao Tao/ Manager & Art Instructor
A major in Fine Arts from the acclaimed China Art University, she taught art in middle schools, universities as well as her family-owned private fine art school that housed 300-500 students. Later she became an interior designer in several architectural firms for over a decade, with offices in England, Singapore, Germany and Australia. Tao started AL Studio in 2011, which now has locations in Kirkland and Bellevue. Tao is a big fan of “Go Veg, be Green, for World Peace.” She lives with her family in Kirkland.