This year, we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary! 20 years ago, our founder Anna started Colour My World together with a team of artists and educators as a place where mothers like herself could enroll her children for genuine creative growth. Since then, we’ve worked to share her vision of nurturing individual artistic growth for students of all ages, from children to teens and adults.
With small class sizes and unique programmes every term, our team of practicing artists works to pay attention to every student’s needs, interests, and personality traits. Placing individual growth as our core value, we offer everything from term-by-term curriculums to holiday workshops to portfolio building, public speaking, creative writing, performance auditions, and even bespoke workshops upon request.
Meet The Team
Bernard Henin is an author of non-fiction books for one of the world’s biggest publishers. Having contributed articles for magazines and journals in Hong Kong, Singapore, and India, Bernard is also a public speaker at international schools and public events locally. Bernard currently coaches communication arts at Colour My World and supports the company as an internal management consultant. When Bernard is not at work, he enjoys running, as well as finishing writing his next book for Springer to be published in 2021.
Casey is a painter and ceramic enthusiast who coaches Ready-Set-Draw at Colour My World. Her background as a fine artist has exposed her to a range of mediums: printmaking, wood and metal work. She enjoys working with students of all ages, finding much inspiration in children’s creativity and their exploratory enthusiasm. In her free time, she spends time with her cats and creating in the ceramic studio.
Cannon Yau is a highly experienced Art & Crafts facilitator, and an integral participant in the development and design of workshops and art tour programmes at Colour My World. He also occasionally dabbles in graphic design. Outside of work, he is a self-proclaimed former adventurer/traveller of questionable locales, but that all ended with marriage (and child). Cannon heads the Explorer’s Art workshops.
Frederique Decombe is a French artist with over 25 years’ experience in France, the UK and Hong Kong. During this time she has developed her art practice and curatorial projects and has recently received the support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. After teaching in the public and private sector in the UK, she has joined Colour My World as Head of Art and oversees the Mentor Studio and Textile programmes. She encourages her students to explore and experiment with a wide range of techniques and processes inspired by contemporary art and design practices.
Jacqueline Shiu’s love of art began at the age of 12 when she saw a painting by Paul Delaroche, The Execution of Lady Grey, at the National Gallery. She was drawn by Grey’s hyper realistic white silk dress that shone amongst the thick sinister garments of the crowd behind her. Since then, Jacqueline has been searching for the ability to puppeteer such emotions through oil painting. In between studies abroad, and her own pursuits in painting, Jacqueline coaches the Sketchbook Studies & Painting and Mentorship programmes at Colour My World.
Laura is a writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker who coaches Communication Arts at Colour My World. She loves connecting with people and exploring arts and cultures. She often writes articles for lifestyle media, makes fanzines, and experiments with her camera and audio recorder. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, watching movies, learning a new language and cooking (vegetarian food!).
Lucinda Mok is a visual artist who loves to create art that connects people. Along with sculpture, ceramics and textile art, Lucinda often creates interactive installations and immersive performances with the aim of sparking conversation and participation amongst viewers. At Colour My World, she enjoys working with the Explorers and Core Artists. She is also engaged in collaborative projects and programme design. Lucinda is an avid food and animal lover who explores and is always up for an adventure!
With over 10 years of administrative experience working in commercial, education and NGO sectors, Tiffany is devoted to deliver quality customer support and satisfaction. A quick thinker and proactive problem solver, Tiffany ensures all protocols and processes run smoothly for the CMW Team. In her pastime, she enjoys singing, watching movies and theatre performances.
Vivien Thumb is a Hong Kong based artist who is very much inspired by the nature of her surroundings, and this is reflected in her paintings. Vivien has been a visual art facilitator at Colour My World since 2011, teaching various programmes to diverse age groups using a wide range of media. She is also the Studio Manager and takes charge of administrative tasks. In her down time at Colour My World, Vivien likes to help out with the annual production, making props and sets.
Yasmin Baratova is an illustrator and designer who coaches the Ready-Set-Draw programme at Colour My World. Her experience as part of the winning duo of HKDL ImagiNations competition helped solidify her interest in creating a storytelling experience. She finds her Central Asian heritage a source of constant inspiration and love for pattern, ornament, and texture. Things that she enjoys in her downtime are reading up on Central Asian history, cooking for friends, and practicing her craft.