Bryan (Borui) Chen – Educator & Filmmaker http://www.chenborui.com/
Bryan started his creative journey as a young boy with a single camera, taking photographs. His passion for capturing moments grew and was nurtured at school where he pursued media studies, and later culminating in him earning his bachelor’s degree in Film and Television at the University of East Anglia in the U.K.. He then continued to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Film, TV and Digital Media at Hong Kong Baptist University. He graduated as valedictorian.
Bryan has vast experience working in media organizations around the world, including Canada, U.K, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Toronto, Bryan had developed relationships with Rogers Media Inc. as well as Fairchild New Media Ltd. While Bryan enjoys the creative challenges of the commercial art world, there is something greatly fulfilling in teaching. He believes the skills he has provide a great resource for the young generation throughout their life. Fifteen years ago, Bryan’s passion for teaching grew when he volunteered to teach primary school-aged children in rural China. As a creative arts teacher in various international schools in Hong Kong, he taught students how to write scripts, draw storyboards and eventually turn their imagination into real films. At JR Art Lab, Bryan is able to fuse his deep industry knowledge with his passion for teaching and apply these skills to every age group he guides.
Shane Lucas Bailey – Educator & Artist https://www.shanelucas.com
Shane Lucas Bailey is an Australian Artist. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Queensland. He has also completed a 2 year Diploma in Digital Media, Visual Art & Design at the exclusive Enmore Design Centre in Sydney.
Shane Lucas is a truly diverse and dynamic artist. His commercial work has brought him commissions and concept art work for such reputable clients as Canon, Porsche, Mattel, Ocean Park, Hong Kong Tatler, and the Hong Kong Government. His drawing and illustrative skills are applied to a variety of works including storyboards, 3D modelling, character design, animation, graphic design and concept Illustrations.
His history as an Art Educator in Australia includes such prestigious Art institutions as AIPAH (Australian International Performing Arts High School) where he was a digital & traditional visual art teacher. Since arriving in Hong Kong Shane Lucas has continued to provide art education through a variety of ways. In his recent role as Creative Strategist he was requested to be the educator for the Milton graduate training program. He is also an experienced child art educator and taught at art education centres in both Hung Hom and Tai Koo.
Shane Lucas finds great fulfilment in working with and educating the artists of the future. Shaping the minds and values of children at the early developmental stages of their life is a deciding factor of the human they will become. Mr. Bailey’s warm humour, kind spirit and well balanced nature have assisted in building and maintaining relationships across all age groups from young children to adults.
In his personal art practice Shane Lucas works with traditional & digital drawing media and paint. Artworks explore conceptual themes influenced by his Buddhist beliefs and practice. His works can be highly contemplative or meditative in production and he wishes the subtle crafting be slowly cognised in the experience of his artwork. Many works are narrative based philosophical viewpoints looking deep into the human condition and experience. The deeper symbolism and communication can reveal subtle teachings of the Dharma and experiences of life. Themes of rebirth, love, compassion, kindness, emptiness and mortality are whispered to the viewer. His work is also influenced by the beauty of the natural environment and indigenous cultures from his travels. In his earlier years Shane lived in Spain, London and Colombia and this appreciation for modernity as well as the native spirit of unique Latino culture can also be seen in some of his works.