Donna De Palma

Donna D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I studied painting in grad school at RIT to earn an MFA in Painting, worked in studios for more than 10 years and I can teach anyone to paint. We'll try some old master methods for creating a middle tone ground, developing a sketch into a painting, choosing a color palette and a creating volumetric images to rival the best.

Teaching beginners to the most advanced, representational painting to abstract. All levels, all styles.

About Donna D.

I tailor my teaching to the level of each student. Instruction will be fun and exciting. With an education that's included six years in art school, my teaching style is creative and intuitive yet provides the structure needed to grasp concepts quickly.

I gear all study to achieving a level of mastery of the subject. With a respect for what others have achieved, we'll look at the contributions in the field, then set the bar high with an innovative approach to learning.


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Mar 2017 - Jan 2019

Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion

Freelance Features Writer
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016

USA Today and Gannett Newspapers


Masters in Fine Arts
Sep 1996 - May 2006

RIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Ontario College of Art and Design


English, some French

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Licensed Massage Therapist
Sep 2008



American Society of Media Photographers
Jun 1993
The Mission of ASMP: To create sustainable information, advocacy and communication systems designed to empower and educate still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals.

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