What makes AJ Studio amazing

Our great team 

Meet our fun creative team of teaching stars. They are the reason of why AJ Studio is glowing with authentic creativity. Each week, we plan, design, deliver your favoured workshops with spark, originality, diverse experience, and passion. We are all unique individuals bounded by one goal- seeing your smiles, and progress.
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Hi my name is Mel and I'm an Art Tutor at AJ Studio! 
I was born and raised in Rotorua. I graduated from Elam School of Fine Art. Now I work full time at the awesome AJ Studio! 
I love cooking different types of food! I also enjoy dancing, and making my own art whenever I can!
As a kid my interests were always changing. I’d draw anything I was obsessed with at the time. As I got older I realised my only consistent interest was drawing! My favourite foods are Sri Lankan curries or Korean stews - I love anything spicy! If I were an animal I’d be a sheep - they are gentle, cuddly and loyal. And they're always eating! My favourite family tradition is going to the beach for Christmas. I love spending time with family and going surfing! 
I love working for AJ Studio because I enjoy getting to know people's interests and helping them find the best ways to express their creativity. I love seeing people achieve things they never knew they were capable of!


Hi my name is Sea. I was born in Christchurch, but you may notice a bit of an accent. This is because I spent a lot of time in Australia and America. I love to dance and read! When it’s warm I like to go swimming at the beach and enjoy activities in the sunshine. 
I begun drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. My favourite kind of art style at the moment is realistic portraits, which I make on my iPad. I’ve been painting and drawing digitally. I also like to make art from recycled materials. 
I like spicy foods and vegetables, my favourite takeaway is Mexican food! I also like to cook in the evenings, especially if I have friends around. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a bird watcher or a librarian. A lot has changed, although I still love birds and books! If I were an animal, I would be a lemur. They are funny and full of energy. 
I love working at AJ because it’s so much fun! I love helping students overcome tricky aspects in their artwork and seeing how good they feel afterwards.


Hi everyone, I’m Caitlin! 

I’m from New Zealand and I’m currently at the University of Auckland studying Information and Technology Management and Psychology.

I enjoy spending time at the beach with friends or running, anything outdoors :) Growing up as a kid, I wanted to work at the zoo because I loved animals.

My favourite food is sushi especially salmon sushi.
If I could be an animal I’d be a dolphin. My favourite family tradition is Christmas! I get to see all of my family and eat yummy food with them! 
I chose to work for AJ studios because I love working with children and I hope to inspire others and to be inspired by them too.
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Hi! My name is Dylan, and I am a robotics lab tutor at AJ Studio! 
I was born and raised in the north of Auckland, and now I am a 3rd-year mechatronics engineering student at the University of Auckland. 
If I had to describe myself, I would say that I am a problem solver with a curious mind, who is always looking for ways to tinker and create. 
I get inspired all the time by the makers and inventors I see on youtube, from all over the world. 
I also enjoy all kinds of sports but my favourite has to be basketball. I also really enjoy cooking, puzzles, and video games.


Hi, I'm Alice and I'm an art tutor here. I started working on my art since I was 2 years old, my parents had enough of me doodling everywhere around the house, they finally found an amazing teacher who was willing to let a toddler into his class. Since then I've worked with crayons, watercolour, oil painting, etching, brush painting, sketching, digital art, graphic design, product design, animation...exhibited in galleries, published artworks, designed and created products.
I graduated from Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland. I have been fortunate enough to have the privilege to design and publish works with various international fashion labels, book design and illustrations, award winning UI designs.
I love being an adventurous entrepreneur, learner and teacher, and I still wake up in the morning with 999 ideas to launch, while all the time being an artist, illustrator, product designer, still a child at heart, a hopeful future standup comedian, and occasionally a clumsy magician.


Hi, I'm Joshua. I studied in Mechanical Engineering and became a 3D design engineer, specialised in industrial plastic products back in Korea, my home country.
Some of my designs have been used/supplied/installed across the country until today, which means every single household in Korea is using my products. Cool, right? 
I like to read manuals, the manual tells me how to handle/fix it with care. Therefore, my role in AJ Studio is to help fix things. Like if someone breaks one of the chairs then I fix it. The most important part of my role here is to help everyone overcome challenges, help with finding problems and guide them through solutions. Oh, by the way I did not choose to work for AJ Studio and I actually don't. It was not my decision. Never! Just one day Alice came to me asking for help, I have been helping since long time ago.


Hi my name is Henry. I might look young, but I was created by the clever AJ Studio more than 10 years ago.
I live with my best friends in the little town of Auckland in New Zealand, where green apples taste like candy and friends are forever.
When I have time, I like to take long walks by the beach, play in the park, eat apples, read poems, draw pictures and program robots!
Why I have long ears you might ask? They make me a great listener. What's your secret? Promise I'll always keep them secret!


Hi, I'm Lulu and like Henry, I live in the land of long white cloud, New Zealand. Henry is my best friend, we love to play together, share cool ideas.
I enjoy taking the time to read a good book, draw, paint and make craft. Of course, programming robots with Henry is always great fun.
When I feel sad, I like to sing, it makes me a great singer too. I have many many dreams, which I often share with Henry, he's a great friend because he keeps them secret until they are ready to launch!


Hi I'm Atom and I'm the studio pet. I was born in Wellington. You might wonder what breed am I, I am a schnauzer! Ta-da!
I love to sniff everyone when they come to visit the studio, and my favourite thing to do is barking like a doorbell! I enjoy a nice run in the park, fetching games, and greeting fellow dog citizens.
Oh, yes in case you were wondering, my last name is May, that's because I was born in May. The people at AJ studio love to call me Professor Atom, that's another story to tell for next time.