Cassidy Austin
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Cassidy Austin

Cassidy A.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Exciting lessons are curated by me for each student based on their specific goals and areas they wish to improve all while aiding in liberating their creative spark. The focus of my inspirational classes can be color theory, mixing, shade matching, exercises and techniques with oil paints. With my 10+ years of oil painting experience I break down and safely walk you through the reason and process behind the chemicals used while oil painting. Teaching you proper storage, set-up, use, and clean up and help you select the ones safest for your personal settings as well as how to use them in your paintings! Additionally, your skills in one and two point perspective will be developed while learning about proportions, composition, and rendering, all while having fun expressing yourself creatively. Should you desire to learn more of the historical ways of oil painting, my years studying in Florence, Italy have provided me with that expertise as well. My goal is to facilitate a fun and inspiring atmosphere for you to be able to create your very own completed works of art!

About Cassidy A.

Art has always been a liberating source of expression and joy for me. I find it fulfilling to facilitate this for my students and see their passion for the process of creation grow along with their skills. I am excited to meet with you and help cultivate your own personal style and hopefully inspire you to explore areas in art that you never thought possible to reach.

My years of experience have given me a beautiful perspective of the process of creation and what it means to be "an artist". I studied for two years at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy in addition to my years of art study in California. While abroad, I perfected my abilities with oil paints in depicting the human form. Additionally, I am versed in a multitude of traditional art mediums where I explore more landscape and abstract subjects with materials such as watercolor, dry mediums, marble sculpture, silver jewelry making, color theory, craft-arts, the history of art, as well as the Italian language!

I am honored to have had my art shown around the world at such prestigious locations as the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, as well as owned in private collections in both the US and abroad. Currently, I instruct individuals as well as large virtual creative events for clients and host virtual "studio days" where you can interact with me as I work on my current pieces.


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Art Conservation Technician
Aug 2019 - Present

RLA Conservation

Restored high-value works of art in private and public collections. Utilized tools and materials ranging from masonry, epoxy, glass, metals, waxes, pigments, and plastics. Operated large and small machinery, power tools, and torches while upholding OSHA regulations.

Painting Event Host and Instructor
Jan 2019 - Feb 2021

Creative Carafes

Created inspirational group painting and craft classes for large events. Hosted, taught, and entertained in-person and virtual "Paint and Sip" events while curating custom tailored painting lessons for adults at their location. Aided in positive experience with materials and clienteles’ creative expressions.

Associate Art Instructor
May 2018 - Aug 2018

California State University

Expanded student’s art history exposure and international cultural affairs by organizing and conducting lessons around the city of Florence, Italy. Developed student’s artistic skillsets by instructing studio art classes on traditional applications and artistic techniques. Specialize: Figure Drawing Oil Painting Watercolor Etching Marble Sculpture Gold Leaf Appliqué Ensured successful presentations of installations and art exhibitions. Critiqued bodies of work to promote student growth.

Artistic Director
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014

Manwe Productions

Designed and fabricated scenic elements of events to ensure a cohesive fully immersive atmosphere for guests. Utilized various substrates, materials and paint to achieve a multitude of techniques including but not limited to wood, cement, and various metals. Created effects with stencils, scumbling, faux finish, airbrush, brush blending and performed color matching.


Bachelors of Fine Arts: Studio Art
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

California State University

BFA: Relevant Coursework
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018

Accademia di Belle Arte



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Italian Language Proficiency Level III
May 2018

California State University, Florence, Italy


Alpha Sigma Lambda
Jan 2016
Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society which partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.
Phi Beta Delta
Jan 2016
Phi Beta Delta, founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986, was established as an organization in 1987 with 38 chartered chapters, many of which had existed for a considerable time previously at the local level. It is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. As of December of 2012, 192 chapters have been chartered.
Phi Theta Kappa
Jan 2015
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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