Teacher: Belén Urquiza
Belen Urquiza has been an art instructor at Creative Identity since 2007. Born in Cordoba, Argentina, she studied filmmaking at the Universidad de Cordoba. During high school she focused her studies on art history and drawing. Furthering her artistic education, she spent a year refining her drawing techniques in the atelier of the acclaimed artist Carolina Nazar. Urquiza is a versatile artist, who prefers to work with graphite and collages.
Teacher: Olivia Vought
Olivia has grown up around art and music since she was very young, taking performance classes in elementary school and art classes at “For Your Imagination” in Newport Beach. She studied drawing and painting and was apart of the marching band anat Woodbridge High School for all four years. After high school, she focused on illustration at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. When she decided to switch majors to art therapy, she chose Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Missing the California weather, family, and friends, she moved back to the west coast to try and find a similar area of interest first at Irvine Valley College, then later at Cal State Fullerton. CUrrently, she is working on her bachelor’s of Sciences degree in Human Services at CSUF. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans on working toward a teaching credential from CSUF, as well.
Teacher: Joelle Haight
Joelle recently relocated from Colorado to California with a B.A. with a focus on Computer Arts and Illustration. She is currently teaching digital painting at Creative Identity, as well as working as a freelance artist creating illustrations and designs for books and animation, her mediums ranging from computer graphics to watercolor painting.