Mr. Arechiga (Mr.Art) is a graduate of the Academy of Art University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Animation and Visual effects. Born and raised in East Oakland, Mr. Art never gave up on the possibility of being a visual artist, regardless of financial needs and environmental distractions. Before teaching at oakland unity high school, Mr. Art started working when he was 8 years old a carpenter assistant and since then, has had worked many different jobs like, office jobs (customer service), delivery driver, retail, Tutor, Art instructor (after school programs, Boys and Girls club and Youth Uprising), DJ & instructor and substitute teacher. Now he is a visual artist teacher in his hometown hoping to inspire the youth to appreciate their talents and to continue on to the next level of creative art and become great future leaders. Mr. Art has made a commitment of being active in his community to encourage his students to explore all mediums of visual art. He also prefers to stay as traditional a possible when creating art, meaning the less amount of electronic technology involved in his creations the better.