About Us

Expand your passion for art when you learn about Artipre Art Institute of Maryland. As a student in our programs, you will follow our key principles while you further our skills.

Discover our unique dedication to the arts.

Our four principles of art education are creativity, intelligence, self-awareness, and communication.

Geometric Painting

Mountainside painting

Paint and paint brushes.

Our Philosophy
Artipre is specially designed to provide a rich art education for young children, teens, and adults. Artipre’s philosophy aligns with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), which states:

“Art is one of the most revealing of human activities, as well as one of the richest sources for understanding cultures since the earliest things we know of ourselves, are recorded in visual forms and images.”

Artipre believes effective and comprehensive art education helps children grow into creative and innovative thinkers. It encourages the attainment of knowledge, understanding, and skills that contribute to a person’s long-term intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Art in education should never be an extra-curricular activity because art develops the innate creativity we all possess and enriches our lives beyond measure.

Our Mission

At Artipre, we aim to:

  • Give All Children Access to the Creative Process & Artwork of the Highest Quality
  • Ensure That Art Plays a Crucial Role in the Creative, Emotional, & Intellectual Development of Children
  • Engage Students in Art Early in Childhood, Resulting in a Lifelong Appreciation & Involvement in the Arts
  • Embrace Cultural Diversity & All Types of Loving Families & Children from All Walks of Life
  • Take Part in Sustainable Practices & Educate All Generations in Thinking Green
  • The curriculum at Artipre consists of multi-layered, high-quality art programs that provide a rich education for students of all intellectual and skill levels. Our multisensory curriculum helps our students express their thoughts and feelings freely and translates their complex ideas into beautiful artistic forms through our well-coordinated studio classes.

    Meet Our Staff

    All art teachers at Artipre were trained at top art schools in the country. They have the knowledge and skills required to nourish your child’s artistic talents and prepare them for college. Artipre's staff is made up of the following teachers:

    Jane ImJane Im - Founder and Director

    Founder and director of Artipre Art Institute of Maryland
    MFA, School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
    BFA, School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

    Amare Selfu WorkuAmare Selfu Worku - Senior Instructor, Adjunct Professor in MICA

    MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
    BFA, School of Fine Arts & Design Addis Ababa University

    Barbara Epstein GruberBarbara Epstein Gruber - Senior Instructor, Associate Professor in MICA

    MFA, Brooklyn College
    Studied in the Graduate Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

    Shannon YoungShannon Young - Instructor, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

    BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

    Esther ChoEsther Cho - Intern

    Attends Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

    Linda L LarkLinda L. Lark - Coordinator and Editor

    Artipre's Program Coordinator & Editor

    Sophie CheonSophie Cheon - Instructor

    BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

    Moon ChoiMoon Choi - Instructor

    MAT, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Class 2017
    BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

    Olivia MillerOlivia Miller - Intern

    Attends Savannah College of Art and Design

    Ashley KimAshley Kim - Intern

    Attends Pratt Institute

    Contact us to register for one of our upcoming class sessions. Our classes are available for all ages and skill levels.