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Teaching since 1998
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced visual arts teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing and painting skills. I specialize in Abstract Realism, but typically use a variety of art books for each students exploration.
I have been involved in many different Art Worlds since the age of 11. To me it seems like a journey through different lands, acquiring skills and learning about people, lands, and styles of art the whole way. My paintings have been in juried shows, outdoor fairs, galleries, residences, and busines
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
Teaches students 5 and up
Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.
Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and displa
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 1999
I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.
I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad. At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts a
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 2013
A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 15 years of experience. Jonathan has a passion for teaching and loves seeing his students thrive. All ages
and skill levels welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. You'll soon have the foundation to take timeless photos or take your skills to the next level. Shoot me a message, I'd love to hear from you!
I am a professional photographer specializing in photojournalism, portrait, food, and wedding photography. I graduated from UCLA and have worked professionally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Students can expect to improve week to week in their photography skills. Every photographer
I would highly recommend him.
Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
Several Schools from Various
Panting and Drawings, Model Design, Animation Design, Illustration, Advertising For The Web, Album Design , Logo Creation. Painting in Photoshop.
New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal
James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.
Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.
In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.
All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!
Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned.
Awarded Phi Alpha Chi from Gordon College
Visual Art Undergraduate w/ Minor in English from Gordon College
Want to draw your best friend, lifetime pet, or a flower you might have come across on a recent walk? Or, do you just wish you could record your memories and dreams? Well, as it happens, you can.
Drawing with me will empower you with a basic understanding of shape, movement, line quality, light and shadows, composition, perspective, critical thinking, and best of all, the confidence to draw anything.
My approach to teaching art is influenced by my teachers from grade school through college as well as Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Mona Brookes' Drawing with Children: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too.
To see if this course is right for you email me to start a conversation about your interests and expectations.
Hello everyone! I am so excited to meet you and see what you have to say through art. Art is a way of seeing and understanding the world. Learning the basic tools for understanding and creating art will enrich your life, regardless of who you are. To tell you more about myself, in New Engla
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