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Helena Ng

BWP Principal, BFA, RGD
(Chief Instructor)

Born in Macau. Since early childhood, Helena has been very passionate in art. Since youth time, she had demonstrated her art talent through various outstanding award winning achievements in both Hong Kong and Macao regions. The art learning experiences from a few different renowned Macau artists greatly inspired her and further strengthened her interest in the creative path. In 1994, she graduated in California College of Arts, CCA in San Francisco, United States with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design. After emigrating to Toronto, Canada, Helena continued her career path as senior graphic designer and art director. In 2003, she established her own businesses, Helena Ng Design. As Creative Director of her own business in Toronto and Registered Graphic Designer of Ontario, she focuses in corporate branding, design and illustration. She is also Principal and Chief Instructor of Beware Wet Paint Art School which she established in the same year, with the goal to keep inspiring the creative and artistic growth of youth.

As a Registered Graphic Designer of Ontario, her professional experiences range from corporate branding & identity programs to print collateral, packaging, illustration and web media design. Throughout the years, Helena has joined many local and international exhibitions/contests and has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the SOcial Good Design Contest Winner 2013 & 2014, Gold Awards of logo design contests for Monetary Authority of Macau, Macau Cultural Centre, Macau Marine World, Biennial Design Contests in China, Bronze Award for America NeedHam Paper Stationery Design, Judges' Highest Score Finalists in Toronto City Flag Design, participated in Square One Shopping Centre Marketing Campaigns as art director and designer which won the gold and silver marketing awards as the best shopping centre in Canada, Merit Award in HiiiBrand International Illustration Award....etc.
( Click work thumbnails below or visit www.helenangdesign.com for more samples.)

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Our Creative Team


Christopher Leong (Chief Instructor)

Previous student of Beware Wet Paint Art School (from 2003-2007).
Graduated in Ryerson University, Toronto with major in Interior Design (Bachelor of Interior Design).
Currently working as interior designer.

Chris is a calm, patient and very reliable teacher that guides the students to go through
each different challenging tasks in their learning process.

He is a talented artist with good techniques in various art media and inspiritional in guiding design concepts.
His great vision in both arts and design will certainly inspire your kids.

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Elaine Gao

Teacher of Beware Wet Paint Art School.
Graduated in Illustration and Graphic Design in Ontario College of Art University.
Currently working as art director and design consultant for advertising firm.

Elaine is a very nice and friendly teacher that always makes the students enjoy their class time and feel easy
to solve problems in different art and design challenges.

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Jasmine Leung

Previous Regular and Portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Graduated in Graphic Design in Ontario College of Art University.
Currently working as a graphic designer in an interactive design firm.

She was a very outstanding and award-winning student back in the years of training in Beware Wet Paint.
She has good techniques in various art media especially painting. She always demonstrated an innovative mind in design and illustration. She has a diligent attitude with high expectation for herself to achieve the best result in her art creation. Now learning design and teaching art on the side, her persistent, restless attitude and innovative mind has been a great guidance for students to do better and go through their difficulties in art.

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Julie Ng

Previous Regular and Portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Studied interior design and graduated with Visual Arts in Sheridan College

Julie is good at painting, watercolour and pen drawing. She likes to seek for new ideas and her thoughtfulness has made both her personal
art pieces and interior deco projects full of insights and unique in the appearance. On top of that, Julie's cheerful and friendly characters
has made her a very approachable teacher for both kids and coworker.

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Bernice Wong

Previous regular student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Previously studied in OCAD University's Digital Futures program, current Game Design major at Sheridan College

Bernice is very reliable and caring teacher for her students. She will look into details of the quality and progress of students' projects and make sure they follow well. She always explains with great patients to guide the students in improving their skill and efficiency.

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Michelle Lai

Previous regular and portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
High school graudated in Unionville Art Program and got accepted into Waterloo Architecture.
With her great passion in animals, she is now current seniour level student of the Veterinary Major in McGill

Michelle is one of the most talented students in Beware Wet Paint and won so many local, national and international awards including Gold Winner of the International Yourth Painting Contest of North America Region and got awarded in Brazil. She shows very good skill and creativity since young. With her love in both art/design and animals, she chose to pursue her major further in Vet. But it does stop her in seeking her interests of art. She still enjoys being around the art learning environment by coming regularly to teach in BWP as part-time basis. Also in summer camps. as She is a cheerful and popular teacher in BWP because she is always motivating and encouraging in guiding students and sharing what she knows.

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Rachel Shen

Previous regular and award-winning portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Currently study in Animation major in Sheridan College

Rachel was a BWP student since very young. She a very skilful stiudents while showing very good insight in all her art. She won lots of local, national and international contests in painting and animation. She was also national winner in the Canada Day Painting Competition. She is very good at all kinds of painting and shading especially expertise in drawing human. She captures livelly figure form with styles and strength, and very stylish animation form. She can definitely acts as a good model in showing students how to achieve art in a high standard.

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Dara Tam

Illustration major in Sheriden College
Currently an illustrator and designer for a corporate firm

Dara is passionate in arts and design. She is enthusiastic in sharing her art and design experiences with students.
In art teaching, she is a very patient, gentle and pleasant instructor for the kids. Her precise and eager-to-learn attitudes has always made her a very good model in art learning for the students.

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Catherine Cheung

Previous regular and award-winning student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Currently studying master degree with specializing in Science Illustration in Netherland

Catherine is one of the very dedicated and very artistic/talented students in Beware Wet Paint. She always seeked for the best concept and result no matter it was a painting, shading or design project. She has so much details in her art pieces. With her great interest in art, it is inspiring that she got the opportunities to study the specialized techniques in Oversea. And Beware Wet Paint is happy that she still wants to keep coming to teach our fellow students as part-time teacher when she has holidays and during our yearly summer camps.

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Jazlynn Chan

Previous regular and portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Currently in 3rd year of Graphic Design major in York University

Jazlynn is good at design and art composition. Her happy attitude makes her well-accepted to students of all ages. She is good at inspiring young kids to keep trying their best.

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FIona Tung

Previous regular and award-winning portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Currently studying Science major in University of Toronto

Fiona was one of the most outstanding students in the past of Beware Wet Paint. She was good at thinking of good composition and can always execute her art pieces nicely as she planned. She was the national winner of Celebrating Canada 150 National Painting Competition. She is enthusiatic in learning art as interests. Up to now, she still takes figure drawing practices whenever she has time during her school year. As teacher in Beware Wet Paint, she is always passionate in sharing her knowledges in art skill and creativity to students.

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Lian Sin

Previous regular and portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School
Currently in 3rd year of Graphic Design / Illustration major in York University

Lian is good at illustration which always shows style and details. She is patient and easy-going in demonstrating, thus giving a very easy-to-understand picture for the students to follow through the process. Her teaching always bring students to good progress.

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Rowey Ching

Previous Portfolio student of Beware Wet Paint Art School.
Graphic Design major in York University & Sheriden College Joint Program

Though she is a design-major student, her great passion in drawing and animation have kept her constantly pursuing higher level in art creation.
Rowey is an innovative artist with unique style in her illustrations and character drawings. Good techniques in pen drawing and pencil shading.
Her knowledges in different art media provides our students with all kinds of help.

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