Gianna Bonaddio

Teacher & Children’s Program Supervisor

Incredibly gifted in the field of arts, Gianna is a young talent with a passion for teaching and helping others. Her skills range from drawing, to gouache, to oil painting.

In addition to this, she has a knack for working with and connecting with our younger students. She always finds new and engaging projects that are loved by our students and campers alike.

We are grateful for her presence and look forward to how Gianna’s presence will continue to enrich the learning environment of Desert Art Academy.

Hunter Zhang

Teacher & Program Director

Hunter has a lifetime of experience in the arts. He has experiences in most mediums you can think of but specializes in the core principles of art. These include figure study, still life, oil painting, charcoal, graphite, ink illustration, sculpture and much more.

His role at the studio is a vital one. He takes the charge of both creating, curating, and promoting our various classes, programs, and workshops. As well as teaching in many of those programs himself.

Jaime Pajarito

Assistant Manager

Jaime’s role at the school is broad. But because of his adaptability and unceasing motivation to make Desert Art Academy the best that it can be, our school has been able to function at its best.

Jaime is also an incredible and studious artist. He specializes on the portrayal of the human figure, landscapes, and more conceptual imagery; both in painting and in drawing.

Jaime is a man who is sharply intelligent, kind, and, most importantly, always ready to help.

Jaden Pacia

Advertising & Media Director

Jaden began his Desert Art Academy journey simply as a student. But his skills quickly developed to the point where he was getting his own commissions and even spearheading his own artistic business.

Jaden came on board with the Desert Art Academy team soon after. Being an adept Digital artist, he produces everything from our stickers, and shirts to creating our advertisements.

He is a talented, driven, and amazingly creative individual. We’re always excited to see what he comes up with next.