Chris Brandley

Chris B.

Keller, TX
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About

Chris passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 9+

Teaching since:
August 1991

My name is Chris and I am eager to help you achieve your art goals using customized plans. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel blessed that I get to teach and create for a living.
My objective is to help you become more confident in your abilities, and be able to develop your own personal style. We will work on technical skills, composition, color theory, develop eye-hand coordination, and focus on what your needs are as an artist. I have worked with kids and adults of all ages, and have taught beginners through advanced students.
I earned a BFA in Art Education from Baylor University in 1989. My teaching experience includes traditional classroom art in the public school system; training artists in murals and designer finishes; teaching adult workshops, and private art lessons to ages 9-adult.
As an award winning artist I have participated in many art exhibitions, have representation in galleries throughout Texas, and have had paintings featured on TV shows and local magazines.

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Experience

Workshop and Private Art Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
Art

Teaching 2 and 3 day oil painting workshops for adults, as well as private hourly art lessons for ages 9-adult. My objective is to help students become more confident in their abilities, and to be able to develop their own personal style. The focus is on technical skills, composition, color theory, developing hand-eye coordination, and being able to use artistic license to make a work of art their own.

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Professional Artist
Jan 1990 - Present
Art

Creating oil and Acrylic paintings for sale and commission; Exhibiting at shows and Galleries. Currently focused solely on oil paintings in the Impressionistic, Alla Prima style, (working wet into wet).

Muralist/Faux Finisher
May 2002 - Oct 2012
Creative Wall Designs (Owner)

Installed designer finishes and murals in residential homes and commercial businesses including set design for tv studios; trained artists in faux finishing and mural painting techniques.
Produced oil paintings for sale and commission.

Public Art Teacher
Aug 2001 - Jun 2002
Keller ISD

Middle School Art Teacher; wrote curriculum and taught knowledge and skills in a variety of art media and art history to help students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations as well as the
ability to make qualitative judgments about art. Provided individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities.
Planned and presented art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community.

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Public Art Teacher
Aug 1991 - Jun 2001
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Middle School Art Teacher; wrote curriculum and taught knowledge and skills in a variety of art media and art history to help students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations as well as the
ability to make qualitative judgments about art. Provided individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities.
Planned and presented art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community.

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts; All-level Art Education
Aug 1985 - Dec 1989
Baylor University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

All-Level Art Teacher
Dec 1989
Baylor University

Awards

Published in Dallas Style and Design Magazine
Mar 2017
Grapevine Art Dealer's Association
Juried into Show
Aug 2016
Milan Fine Art Gallery; Fort Worth Tx
2nd Place
Sep 2015
Grapevine Art Project
Published in Southlake Arts Magazine
Mar 2015
Southlake Arts Magazine
Artist Feature
Feb 2015
Artsy Shark
Honorable Mention
Oct 2014
Keller Public Arts
Juried into Regional Show
May 2014
Dutch Art Gallery

Photos & Videos

"Adorned with Jewels"

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"Let's Celebrate"

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"Garden Treasures"

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"Juliet's Balcony"

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"Portrait of Willy O'Donnell"

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Progression painting of "Cotswold Charm" by Chris Brandley

5 Reviews

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Mary May 13, 2017
Acrylic Painting · In studio

Helped a beginner like me learn so much!

Lynda Mar 14, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

I've only had one class with Chris, but hope to take several more. Her lectures were good and not too long. Her instructions were excellent, and she gave very helpful critiques, along with encouragement. I really enjoyed the group exercise where we had several minutes of painting on everyone's small canvas. Just a great learning experience.

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Elizabeth Mar 10, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

I have taken 2 oil painting classes with Chris. I heartily recommend her. I had no experience in oil painting. She was very patient and really brought out abilities that I didn't even know I had. Teaching is certainly her strength.

Charice Mar 9, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

Chris is a wealth of artistic knowledge and teaches in a way that is fun, engaging and motivating to her students. Although I am a professional artist, I continue to take classes from Chris as I learn something new with each lesson that is relevant to my style enabling me to take my work to the next level. Regardless if you are novice, professional, or in between, you will be able to continue to grow in your art journey through her instruction.

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melissa candelas Mar 8, 2017
Oil Painting · In studio

Chris is extremely talented artist and amazing teacher. I'm fortunate to have taken her class 3 times.

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