CLAP Team

CLAP Studio is a fun new art school in the heart of Toronto, that offers unique art programs designed for kids and adults of ALL ages and abilities, to learn, explore -AND discover their inner Picasso!

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Co-Founder/Studio Manager

Laura Sheu

Position: Studio Manager/Co-Owner

Education: Bachelor of Arts – International Studies with Minor in Spanish

Creative Experience: Been practising various mediums of arts since age 5, such as painting, sculpturing, ceramics, traditional Chinese painting, singing, piano, musical theatre, and dance. Awarded the Yong Zhang Art and Calligraphy Gold award and the Gold Lotus Art and Calligraphy Gold award in China at age 13.

Certifications: First Aid CPR, Certificate in Style and Management from Parsons Paris
Favourite Art Form: Ceramics

Favourite Expression: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

Bucket List: Learn to ride and own a motorcycle

Hobbies: Eating, travelling, bugging my little sister

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, ½ French

Proudest Moment: CLAP’s opening

Childhood Dream: to be happy

Never seen without: Dark chocolates

Milad

Position:
Arts & Crafts Instructor

Education:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Media, Specializing in Animation & Digital Painting (OCAD University), Associate Degree in Visual Arts, Specializing in Drawing & Painting (Tehran University)

Creative Experience:
Making a 3D hologram of myself

Certifications:
BFA in Integrated Media & Associate Degree in Visual Arts

Favourite Art Form:
Animation

Favourite Expression:
“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” – Rumi

Bucket List:
Travel the World, go to a NBA Finals game & Ski in the Alps!

Hobbies:
Screenwriting, Billiards, Swimming & Basketball

Languages:
English & Farsi

Proudest Moment:
Screening my short animation film at the Royal Cinema (Toronto), organized by the Toronto Animated Image Society.

Childhood Dream:
Become an artist

Never Seen Without:
A coffee

Assistant Studio Manager

Natsuyo

Position:
Arts & Crafts Instructor

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Textile Design Course in Japan. Early childhood Education Diploma Course at GBC

Creative Experience:
Enjoy Sunday sketching on my iPad. I have worked on art projects with kids aged from 2 to 18 years old using a variety of art styles such as visual arts, sculptures, photography and music.

Certifications:
Ontario Registered Early Childhood Educator, Standard First Aid and CPL Level-C

Favourite Art Form:
Drawing with pen and ink, painting with watercolour

Favourite Expression:
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he/she is. - Jackson Pollock

Bucket List:
Rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, traveling across Canada from East to West

Hobbies:
Rock climbing, picture book collecting

Languages:
Japanese, English

Proudest Moment:
Joined Peace Corps and lived in Samoa for 2 years.

Childhood Dream:
Living abroad and Yes! I'm living in my dream.

Never Seen without: Something navy coloured

Kosar

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Annisa

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Reena

Position:
Arts & Crafts Instructor

Education:
Advertising and Marketing – Sheridan College School of Business

Creative Experience:
Freelance Graphic Designer. One-on-One Arts & Crafts Teacher. Published children’s book author. Visual Artist – 4 Solo Art Exhibits, 3 Group Shows. Exhibited in the largest Kanye collection in the world for Kanye’s Life of Pablo Tour curated by TheMostFamousArtist and was featured in Elite Daily and Complex. She has designed shoes during her collaboration with Vans and has created custom art for former MadTv star Bobby Lee for his podcast Tigerbelly and Joey Diaz & Lee Syatt for their podcast Church of What’s Happening Now.

Certifications:
United Nations Online Volunteer of the Year 2010 & 2011

Favourite Art Form:
Painting and Dance

Favourite Expression:
Yassssssss!

Bucket List:
To own a gallery.

Hobbies:
Arts&Crafts, Making YouTube Videos, LiveStreaming and Hanging Out with My Loves.

Languages:
English, Tagalog (Filipino)

Proudest Moment:
When my book Bakawan was implemented into the Bright Minds Read program throughout all the public schools within the Philippines.

Childhood Dream:
To be a ballerina…and a rabbit.

Never Seen Without:
A sense of humour.