Anthony Galati
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Anthony Galati

Anthony G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I want to help you to become a better artist and have fun while you’re doing it! My style of teaching is to tell you about powerful ways to approach your drawings that will boost your technical ability as fast as possible. In other words, I’m going to help you to make your art look like the thing you’re drawing. But I won’t rush you through it! We’ll take as long as you need to get a good understanding of the most important aspects of the lesson. We can focus on what you are most interested in learning about. Want to learn how to draw faces better? Or maybe improve your proportions for drawing a full body person? Pets, landscapes, still life, it’s your choice because I work for you. Each of these are unique subjects, but there are certain fundamentals that apply to all of them which I will help you with to give your drawings more of a “pop out” look! Some of those things are learning to see values (light and dark), negative space, and how angles and relationships of different elements in your drawing can show you what’s working and what isn’t.

For more advanced students, we will hone what you’re already good at and talk about different ways to make your drawings stronger and more accurate. There are some great tricks that can make the drawing process easier and faster, and we may go over some useful materials for you to try as well. I would love to show you how to make some major progress and start drawing like you never even realized you could!

About Anthony G.

I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to becoming Leonardo (not DiCaprio, the other one). Want to learn how to draw lifelike faces? Paint realistic still life? Improve your proportions with the human figure? Master color with landscapes? I have experience doing all of these things and I want to share some of the best methods to go about them with you.

I’ve been painting with oils for almost three decades, and drawing for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a full time fine artist for over a decade now, and have been doing guest demos, private and group lessons for many years, for various subject matter and age groups.

After graduating from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a major in Painting, I had jobs making signs by hand, doing T-shirt designs, and in a graphic design studio with clients like M&M Mars, and Revlon. As a freelance artist, I did logos, movie poster illustration, album art and packaging design. I even scored and created sound effects for some short films! Yes, I play keyboard as well.

For my fine art, I’ve worked in many different mediums including watercolor, acrylics, digital, ceramics, sculpture, metal casting and photography. But painting with oils and drawing are my most preferred ways of creating (drawing is the basis for painting). I’ve painted and drawn many different kinds of subjects, but the figure is my favorite. I've worked from photo reference and from life (something right in front of me) as well as from my imagination; the range of styles that I have used have gone from photorealism all the way to cartoons. I am also proficient in Photoshop, which I currently use often to create composite images as reference for my paintings. My paintings have been displayed in many shows across the country, and have sold internationally.

There are all kinds of different ways to approach drawing or painting the same thing. You should use the techniques that feel most natural and work best for you. I will customize your lesson to the subject, medium and speed that you prefer, so that as long as you've got the necessary fundamentals taken care of, you can make strides in whatever area you want. I hope that you will sign up for a lesson with me so I can show you how! If you're not sure where to start, just send me a message and we'll figure it out!

*Availability Note: There is a glitch on the TakeLessons website that they are working on fixing, but it currently defaults to showing that I'm not available from 11:30pm to 12:00am, but I am actually available from 3 pm to 2 am Eastern time. If you are interested in lessons, please go ahead and sign up but leave the lessons unscheduled and contact me directly if you need a class during a time slot that you are not seeing as available on the website. Thanks!

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Alex Guinevere Kern
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What a patient, talented artist! Such a privilege to learn from a professional painter, who shares his time and expertise. I only wanted to get back into developing my painting hobby and I am learning so much already! After working full time for 39 years and raising children, I had no time for my much loved hobby, so doing this online is a true blessing. Anthony is very encouraging!

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Alex Guinevere Kern
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This was my first lesson after seeking a teacher in my area for years. What a great surprise! Anthony is knowledgable, incredibly talented, kind and PATIENT with Senior folks like me. Couldn't be better!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
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My 7 year old daughter was so focused and Anthony was very patient in guiding her along the lesson. She has been very pleased with her work and has shown great improvement after this first lesson. It has been great!

Posted Jul 9, 2020
Shana
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Anthony is an amazing instructor! My twelve-year-old daughter is a determined and passionate artist and she’s been looking for someone to deepen her technique. We’ve tried multiple local art teachers but she constantly felt like these classes were really just glorified babysitting. She has been working with Anthony since March and the difference in her work is truly impressive. He gives her real assignments and follows up consistently. I highly recommend him for kids with a drive to take their art to the next level.

Posted May 28, 2020
Andy
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Anthony is a patient, thoughtful instructor! I took private lessons with him quite some time ago, but still vividly remember the tips he gave me. He'd be a great fit for students of all ages and levels.

Posted Dec 8, 2019
Maureen
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Anthony is a competent artist and serious at his craft. His teaching skills reflect his knowledge and his passion for art.

Posted Nov 2, 2019
Rain
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Anthony G. is honestly the most AMAZING art teacher I have ever had! I didn't know what to expect from the private art lesson and was pleasantly surprised when Anthony was able to speak to what I am truly passionate about, which is nature. His positive energy, joy, and excitement for teaching is genuine and he goes out of his way to understand your artistic vision and goals, which really made me feel important and valued. Anthony G. is able to balance professionalism, humor, and quality standards for his students that creates a relaxed atmosphere and enhanced learning environment. He cares about each one of his students and is incredibly patient with them. He makes sure that you learn so much in a short amount of time, and ultimately succeed in achieving your artistic goals. After taking his class, I was able to more clearly define my voice, making me feel more confident about my ability to communicate through artistic expression. He is also a PHENOMENAL live event painter at weddings!

I'm so jazzed to take my next art class with Anthony Galati! I strongly encourage anyone to do the same!

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Sandy
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Anthony Galati's techniques have shown me how to make my drawings contain more depth and realism. My artwork is less simplistic and more realistic.

My skills as an artist have improved greatly after working with Anthony. Many people have noticed improved pieces following my work with Anthony.
Sandy

Posted Oct 21, 2019

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Experience

FREELANCE ARTIST/FULL TIME FINE ARTIST
Oct 2008 - Present

Various clients

-Create live event paintings during wedding receptions. -Commissioned pencil, pen and oil paint portraits of people, pets and houses. -CD and DVD cover design. -Logo design. -Poster illustration. -Packaging collateral.

ART INSTRUCTOR
Apr 2003 - Present

Various clients

-Teacher of group classes at Farmstead Arts, Basking Ridge, NJ. -Teacher of group classes at The Hive, Chester, NJ. -One-on-one lessons to individual students by appointment, all age and skill levels. -Four single night demos with individual instruction for Morristown High School Art Honor Society; one single night demo for The Raritan Valley Artists Association.

STUDIO ASSISTANT
Oct 2006 - Oct 2008

Anthem Worldwide, A Schawk strategic design and brand imaging firm.

-Created detail oriented mock - ups for brands such as Claritin, Miralax, M&Ms and Snickers. Consistently met client needs by creating record of client specific preferences and work time estimates. Followed up with account reps to assure satisfaction. Dressed Revlon and Mitchum product displays, bound books and mounted concepts to board for presentations. Prepared in advance by keeping a constant supply of board cut for mounting, saving time and improving efficiency to meet deadlines. Utilized photography techniques on and offsite with staff and product for digital use. Retouched and clipped images with Photoshop. -Assisted with concept illustrations. -Revised production and creative files in Illustrator. -Cut costs and eliminated waste by implementing systems to reuse Visiting Client Welcome Sign, returning previously discarded used printer parts and using more cost effective supplies. -Packed up deliverables to ship.

SIGN SHOP ARTIST
Sep 2000 - Aug 2005

Wegmans Food Markets

-Collaborated with department managers on developing concepts for advertising involving use of verbiage, fonts, borders, layout, painting / drawing of products, and cartoons. -Built 3D 22 foot pagoda roof to go over main entrance as part of temporary promotion. Remained up permanently. District manager requested other locations make the same. -Set up work area and trained sign shop employees in methods of design at new locations. -Consistently met deadlines. Evaluated requests allowing prioritization of assignments. -Delegated to one to two other employees. -Attained highest single weekend sales in company history. -Utilizing signage led top grossing departments to rank number one in company. -Maintained inventory and ordered art supplies.

T – SHIRT ARTIST
Jul 2000 - Sep 2000

Coast To Coast Custom T- Shirts

-Produced hand drawn artwork incorporating computer fonts in Corel Draw. -Photo overlay work.

Education

Bachelor Of Fine Arts with a major in painting
Sep 1996 - Jul 2000

Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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