Fei Lu, Founder & Director
Chief Art Nerd
Art isn’t just something that looks pretty. It’s a visual language that connects the world -- regardless of the language we speak. Art is essential not only to humanity but to youth. Research studies have revealed that art education increases compassion towards others and improves school engagement and college aspirations. Children who learn to express themselves through the arts are more likely to develop into cultured adults.
At Winged Canvas, we see a world where any child can attend world-class art lessons taught by professional artists from the convenience of home -- no matter where they live. Our mission is to make art education easily accessible to everyone -- starting with virtual art programs and school workshops to support teachers.
I am a strong advocate for passion and effort over talent. If your child loves to draw in their free time, all they need is a supportive and encouraging environment to thrive! This is the spirit of being an art nerd -- always seeking creativity because of an all-encompassing love for art. We nurture artistic integrity and design thinking by teaching art foundations through our signature NERD teaching method. Our goal as art educators is to mentor our students to become fearless creators of the future -- artists, animators, and designers who make meaningful artwork.
Fei Lu worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director before founding Winged Canvas in 2013 to pursue her passion for art education. She has a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, and is the recipient of numerous awards including a Webby. Her paintings are in public and private collections around the world. Fei's proudest moments are when she sees her students grow, thrive or get accepted into prestigious art schools.