MEET THE TEAM
Jose Luis Andrade
Director and Instructor
Jose is an artist native to California who understands how important art is for education and the local community. He is a practicing artist with a four year teaching experience for both children and adults in Cupertino and Oakland. His artworks have exhibited locally and internationally, which included the notorious opportunity to be part of the Northern Mexico Biennial.
His artistic background began at his young age of eight years when living abroad in Mexico. He was part of the Cultural House of Mexicali for his youth career, where he learned from international renowned artist Carlos Coronado. Later he was accepted to join the Bachelors of Fine Arts program at CSU at East Bay, where he completed the program in 2009 with an emphasis en traditional mediums.
Jose's expert knowledge include old traditional mediums like frescos, encaustic and oil to the more contemporary concepts of mixing mediums and street art. Currently he is a gallery artist of San Francisco, runs a co-op gallery in San Jose and the Art Hub in Saratoga.
Brian Sal Corral
Sal is the current Education Director and former instructor at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto. He has many years teaching both children and adults, and his professional art career is also extensive in many disciplines.
With paintings in collections around the world and a growing list of international exhibitions the work of Brian Sal Corral is both in high demand and ever-growing. Starting as a stylized portrait painter almost 20 years ago, Sal's work has grown into his mature style by expanding the intrinsic unseen qualities of life that drew him to portraiture. Those unseen qualities are now the center of his paintings, and the people that inspire the flowing energy of life seen in his work are the bridge for the viewer to enter their world.