Arts Programs

Explore the World of Creativity and Craftsmanship

Welcome to Northern Academy's After-School Artistic Programs, where creativity knows no bounds! Our award-winning instructors are ready to guide students on an enriching journey through the fascinating realms of art and craftsmanship. Discover your innate talents and unlock the power of creativity with our two exceptional programs: Drawing Foundations and Handcraft.

Drawing Foundations and Handcraft.

Drawing Foundations

Unleash your inner artist in our Drawing Foundations program! From mastering geometric forms to capturing intricate still life and even creating lifelike human sculptures, this rare after-school course lays a robust foundation of traditional fine arts skills that can enrich your life in countless ways. Our experienced instructors will lead you through various techniques and concepts, providing personalized attention and nurturing your artistic growth. By joining this program, you can expect the following benefits:

Enhanced Creative Expression: Develop a unique artistic voice and express your thoughts and emotions through captivating drawings.

Improved Observation Skills: Sharpen your ability to observe details in your surroundings and translate them into stunning art pieces.

Boosted Confidence: Gain confidence in your artistic abilities and showcase your creations with pride.

Stress Relief: Embrace the therapeutic benefits of drawing as you unwind and relax through the creative process


Join Northern's Handcraft program and embark on an exciting journey of creativity and craftsmanship! From origami wonders to personalized T-shirts, from mesmerizing pop-up cards to enchanting light boxes, our engaging hands-on projects will ignite your imagination and let your creativity soar. Through this program, you will experience the joy of bringing your unique creations to life. Join us today and enjoy the following benefits:

Enhanced Focus and Patience: Develop concentration and patience while working on intricate handcraft projects.

Foster Problem-Solving Skills: Overcome challenges and find innovative solutions as you craft your masterpieces.

Practical and Decorative Creations: Create functional and visually appealing products to decorate your living space or share with loved ones.

Sense of Accomplishment: Experience the fulfillment of turning raw materials into beautiful works of art.

Unleash your creativity, build lasting skills, and make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime in our After-School Artistic Programs.

Meet Our Inspiring Artistic Programs Instructors

Passionate, experienced, and award-winning, our dedicated teachers are committed to nurturing creativity and guiding young minds. With personalized guidance and innovative teaching methods, they create a supportive environment for students to explore their artistic potential and flourish.

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey under the guidance of these vibrant personalities who will ignite your world of creativity! ūü鮂ú®


B.F.A. Nanjing Normal University

M.F.A. The Savannah College of Art and Design


Teaching Drawing and Arts & Crafts classes at NAA. Having studied traditional handicraft techniques and comprehensive materials, decorative arts. As a stage director from 2006 to 2015, and is also engaged in the production of costumes and stage props, has experienced jewelry making class when doing Master Degree learning, a wide range of knowledge with different materials on hand crafting, very happy to teach students to experience the manual process of combining traditional crafting techniques with Fine Art.



Chair and Fine Art Instructor

Xiaoping Chen has been an Assistant Professor at Feitian College since 2011. She became a Fine art Department Chair at Northern Academy of the Art Since 2016. She has deep experience in teaching drawing, Oil Painting, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, and specialized training in AP Studio Art. 

She learned traditional Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting at the Fujian Institute of Youth Painters and Calligraphers. She received first prize in both categories, of painting and calligraphy Competition, and third prize in the junior division of the Dragon Cup Chinese national calligraphy competition, in 1988.

Ms. Chen studied watercolor and ceramics at the Northern Mariana College on Saipan USA , and her works featured in several private exhibits. In 1998,1999, she won the Outstanding Visual Artist Governor award on Saipan USA. 

In 2009, 2011 won the gold award in NTDTV’s International Figure oil Painting Competition. Several of her paintings have been selected to be part of the international art exhibition, The art of Zhen Shan Ren. 

Ms Chen attained the equivalent of a B.F.A. and M.F.A degree in Fine art painting.