Oil Painting Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will share with you any suggestions that I have for technique or different ways of approaching your painting that may help you with whatever areas you’re struggling with. We can focus on how to paint whatever subject you prefer. It’s all about you! I want you to get as much out of your lessons as possible, and we will work on whatever you need to start painting better than ever before!
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!
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaching since 2003
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
Anthony is a competent artist and serious at his craft. His teaching skills reflect his knowledge and his passion for art.
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!
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.
-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.
-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.
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.
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.
Coast To Coast Custom T- Shirts
-Produced hand drawn artwork incorporating computer fonts in Corel Draw. -Photo overlay work.
Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University
Fluent / Native Proficiency