Professional Art Instruction

I has been teaching art in all mediums since the early 2000's, I am a graduate of Cornish Collage of the Arts in Seattle, where I received my Bachelor in Fine Arts. I have worked as an Animator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Web Designer for local and international companies since graduating High School. I was also Head Boxing Coach and owned Team Eastside MMA in Redmond for 10 years until its closing in 2014. I bring all that experience with me when teaching young and old in multiple disciplines in art. Many of my students have gone on to Cornish Collage of the Arts, University of Washington, Western & Eastern Washington Universities and Digi-Pen to pursue an art career with a few receiving scholarships. 

Looking for help with your portfolio? We can work together to build an amazing first impression with a top notch portfolio. 

Private Instructor

20+ Years of experience in Oils, Pastels, Acrylics and Watercolor. I can also help you create a top notch portfolio. Please contact me for availability.

$25 Hourly / Group rates available 


Acrylics 101 at Cloud 9 Art School in Bothell, WA - Ongoing

8 Weeks - $350 /  4 Weeks -  $175 Email to Register chelito@gmail.com

Prerequisite: None - Supply List will be emailed once registered 

From the very beginner to the dabbler, Acrylics 101 will explore the basics of this versatile medium by learning about color, composition, washes, and much more. Che will demonstrate before every class the technique of the day, followed by a small critique and discussions about your work at the end of class. He will sit with you and give you individual instruction and will cover issues of color, design principles, paint consistency, and application. Last but not least, we are here to have fun, so lets get started.

2017 Fall Schedule - Acrylics 101 ( 6:30 - 9:30pm ) 

FALL  8 Weeks ( $350 ) Sept. 28th , Oct 5th, 12th, 19th (No Class 26th) 2nd, 9th, 17th ( No Class 23rd Thanksgiving ) and 26th

Acrylics 101 - 4 Week ( $175 )  -  December 7th - 28th ( 6:30-9:30pm )


Kirkland Arts Center - Watercolor - Ongoing

Watercolor 101 / Saturday Mornings 9:30am-12:30 and Monday Evenings 6:30-9:30pm 

Watercolor 102 - Wednesday Evenings 7-10pm

Students will learn about composition, value, color mixing, and a variety of watercolor techniques, including applying washes, wet into wet, and dry brush. This class will increase your understanding of how color and value contrast work to bring your ideas to life. Learn to create beautiful images with individual help from the instructor. 

Please visit KAC to check class schedule and rates.


Beginning Acrylics at Pratt Center of the Arts in Seattle - Ongoing

Check Pratt for schedule and pricing.

Explore the basics of this versatile medium by learning about washes, thick impasto, glazes, and more. Demonstrations, discussions, and individual instruction will cover issues of color, design principles, paint consistency, and application. You will be introduced to compatible, non-acrylic materials to add to your paintings. Experimentation and the development of personal artistic process and direction will be encouraged.

 Prerequisite: None

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