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our unique dedication

to the arts

Our philosophy

Our four principles

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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 and artwork of the highest quality

• Ensure that art plays a crucial role in the creative, emotional, and intellectual development of children

• Engage students in art early in childhood, resulting in a lifelong appreciation and involvement in the arts

• Embrace cultural diversity and all types of loving families and children from all walks of life

• Take part in sustainable practices and 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:


Ashley Kim - Intern

Attends Pratt Institute

Moon Choi - Instructor

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

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Esther Cho - Intern

Attends Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Sophie Cheon - Instructor

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Linda L. Lark - Coordinator & Editor

Artipre's Program Coordinator & Editor

Jane 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 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 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)


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

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Olivia Miller - Intern

Attends Savannah College of Art and Design

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Art School Serving the area of

Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, Ocean City, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, College Park, Salisbury, Upper Marlboro, Laurel, Cumberland, Bel Air, Westminster, Hyattsville, National Harbor, Easton, Greenbelt, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, La Plata, Mount Airy, Cambridge, Lanham , North East and Ellicott, MD

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