Brian Vlnicka
Overland Park, KS
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Brian Vlnicka

Brian V.

Overland Park, KS
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate drawing student. All ages are welcome. With curriculum building experience as a previously certified Art teacher, I have the expertise to cater to any type of ability or age of student. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be drawing like you've been doing it your whole life in no time, but you will be building a strong foundational knowledge of composition, color theory, masters techniques, optimal materials, and much more. Let's get started!

About Brian V.

I am a seasoned Art Teacher, Art Director, and Painter with five years teaching experience. I graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a Bachelors of Science Degree in k-12 Visual Art Education.

My painting and drawing students can expect to improve week to week in their technique. Every student has a unique artistic style; I teach students to think outside of the box and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual style. I can help any student to paint or draw with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach Art students of all different ages and experience levels. I've been a practicing artist, whether it be in my spare time while teaching or for a side income for 12 years, and painting from life for 10 of those. I can teach students to use the techniques of the Renaissance masters and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to paint contemporary pieces using abstract forms, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As an art teacher I had summers off and had opportunities to travel. I was fortunate enough to spend time in Italy, where I saw classical artwork at famous museums, toured some of the largest and most famous churches in the world, and spent time site seeing. I love to mentor students who want to become effective and successful people as well as artists.

My personal passion is oil painting and drawing, so I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become successful at your craft, whether it be ceramics, drawing or painting!

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Experience

Middle School Art
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Shelbyville Central Schools

Boys and Girls Club Arts Director
Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

Boys and Girls Club Inc.

Middle School Art
Dec 2007 - May 2008

Indianapolis Public Schools

Education

B.S. Ed in Visual Art Education (K-12)
Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

Indiana University-Bloomington

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Scholastic Gold Key-2D Drawing
May 2003

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Affiliations

Indiana University Alumni Association
Dec 2007
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