Resume and Testimonials


Professional Experience

  • Artist, Encino, CA 1997-Present

o Galleries and art agencies

▪ Saatchi Art

▪ Singulart
▪ ArtLink

  • Teaching Artist in Chinese Brush Painting​​

o Mayee Futterman Live-On-Line (LOL), Present

▪ Weekly interactive step-by-step Live-On-Line classes via Zoom 

▪ Courses, One-Time Classes, Webinars for 25 or more students

▪ Corporate events

▪ One-on-one lessons

o UCLA Extension, Westwood, CA, 2018-Present

▪  Lecture, studio, and Live-On-Line instruction for adult students, professionals, and life-long learners

▪  Workshops and short courses

▪  Four unit elective for UCLA Extension Design and Communication Arts Certificate

o Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, 2018-Present

▪ Weekly studio and Live-On-Line classes for teens and adults

o Institute of Chinese Language and Culture, Brentwood, CA, 2018-Present

▪ Lecture and studio classes for children grades Pre-K-12.

o Workshops and Demonstrations

▪  Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, CA (K-8)

▪  Westerly School of Long Beach, CA (K-8)

▪  Nasri Academy of Las Vegas (K-12)

▪  US Military Veterans Home of California, Barstow, CA

▪  American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting, Encinitas, CA

o Private instruction, Encino, CA 2010-Present

  • Co-Author and Teaching Assistant for artist Dr. Ning Yeh, Huntington Beach, CA, 2013-Present

  • Architecture and Urban Design

    • Co-Founder/Principal Designer, Futterman & Associates, Inc. Pasadena, CA, 1994-2007

    • Senior Designer, Lotery Futterman Partners, Los Angeles, CA, 1993-1994

    • Resident Designer, UCLA Urban Innovations Group, Los Angeles, CA, 1991-1993

    • Junior Designer, R.R. Payumo and Partners, Architects, Manila, Philippines, 1989-1990


  • Chinese Brush Painting, Coastline Community College, Cerritos College, UCLA Extension, OAS/ Ning Yeh Teacher Training and Workshops

  • Master of Architecture II, University of California Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude, University of the Philippines


Selected Works

  • Portfolio and Publications

    • Portfolio:

    • Co-Author, Landscape Lessons Book 1 by Ning Yeh

    • Co-Author, 108 Flowers Volumes 1 to 4 by Ning Yeh

    • Corporate art collection, Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, California Hospital Medical Center

    • Corporate and private art collections in the United States, U.K., Canada, Middle East, and Asia



“Very well organized, well thought out course.”

“Loved the course. The instructor was very well organized. I know a lot of thought went into prepping for the course.”

“It’s a great course for a beginner like me. Sign up was easy. There were good reminders and communication via email. Obtaining materials was a breeze. Of course we had an excellent teacher.”

“Mayee is a great teacher explains the techniques very well so that each student can follow along.”

“It was accessible to all levels. The more experienced student would produce a more polished piece but a beginner could still participate and produce something very presentable.”

“The course presents a very organized method of working.”

“I'm an artist and I learned so much. I hope to take more classes with Mayee.”

“Very experienced teacher who has obviously taught this material for a long time.”

“She was very patient with the students. Rotated around to each student. Helped the ones that needed extra help.”

“Excellent teacher. You could tell her mastery of the subject. She engaged us in every step of the course. Very encouraging, positive and supportive of her students while at the same time points out how you can do better. She makes sure every one is able to follow and has provided us with all the other materials we needed.”

“This course was on of the best I have attended at UCLA Extension! It contained valuable material and helped me develop great new skills to advance my ability to produce lovely works of art. Mayee Futterman, the instructor, provided fantastic demonstration material, and offered hands on assistance to help me master the new skills. I would take any course from her.”

“Instructor was knowlegeable, had a great lesson plan, was very accessible for questions.:” “Mayee was supportive, well-paced, very good.”

“There is relevancy to all levels in this class. As an experienced painter, there is opportunity to ask questions. The instructor is knowledgable, I am never disappointed in her ability to provide an answer or opinion.”

“She is very well prepared and sets the room up with examples of her topics, brings reference materials to supplement her teaching, provides art materials to first timers. She is confident and open in fielding questions, and clearly loves her field.”

“She has humor in her generous support of the variety of outcome to inspire each student with their own work.”

”I have taken classes with Mayee outside UCLA. She is worth following and is very encouraging with first time students.”

“Believe this course good for UCLA Extension. Better than many I’ve done.” “Yes. It is an all levels class. She takes time with beginners”

“Mayee Futterman is the most incredible painting instructor! Not only is she a gifted painter, but she has the rare ability to translate her skills into lessons that allow her students to develop similar skills. She is extremely well prepared with step by step lessons and teaching aids. She is a great addition to the UCLA Extension staff. I would take any class she teaches!”

“As a teacher I can truly appreciate Mayee’s teaching skills. She is very well-prepared and her demonstrations and explanations are extremely clear. She gave one-on one assistance and highlighted students by sharing their work with the class. I not only learned painting technique, but also teaching technique.”

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