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Eileen M.
Teaches Online
Learn to Draw with a Professional Artist
I am a classically trained artist and I teach traditional methods of representational drawing. I’ve taught at several local ateliers as well as internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies program. I can help you learn about perspective, line, volume, and composition in an a way that is easy to understand. My teaching style is rich with experience and information but also very low key and unintimidating. Also— I’m really fun! Come draw with me!
About Eileen M.

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I’m currently the lead faculty in painting in an MFA program and have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers for years. I also teach plein air workshops in the Hudson Valley through the Artist’s Workshop Association. In 2018 I was invited by the US Department of State to teach a series of oil painting workshops at an art college in Algiers, Algeria, because one of my paintings hangs in the Ambassador's Residence there. It was an amazing experience! I love talking about painting and drawing and demonstrating what I've learned. Since 2018 I have taught online extensively and have made a series of instructional videos. I’m very (very) comfortable teaching virtually and use multiple cameras to offer a comprehensive view of the painting and the palette at the same time. For both drawing and painting, I lead my students through a series of exercises that teach the fundamentals of observation and execution. My own work is very realistic, so I have the technical skills to demonstrate to students how to reach the goals they want, whether or not they want the results to be exactly true to life. A lot of my students end up making more expressionist work which is great! And some others are interested in making very traditional paintings.

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Teaching since 2012

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MFA, Painting

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Teaches ages 16+

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Eileen is an amazing! She was patient, informative and friendly.

Posted Sep 8, 2021
Online

Eileen is an extremely knowledgeable and patient instructor.

Posted Feb 9, 2021
Online

Eileen was fun, funny, and extremely experienced both as an artist and a teacher. We covered a ton in one hour. Highly recommended!!!!

Posted Dec 29, 2020
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Lead Painting Faculty in the Master of Fine Arts Department
Jan 2020 - Present
Institute of Art and Design, New England College
Faculty
Jun 2015 - Present
Art School of Columbia County
I design and teach classes and workshops at this upstate NY art school.
Arts Envoy
Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
US Department of State
I was asked by the State Department to travel to Algeria to teach a series of oil painting workshops at an art college in Algiers
MFA, Painting
Sep 2004 - May 2006
Pratt Institute
Art History and Studio Art
Sep 1999 - May 2003
Mount Holyoke College
English
Native Proficiency
MFA
May 2006
Pratt Institute
Masters of Fine Arts in Painting
Individual Artist Award
Dec 2017
The Santo Foundation
Alma Schapiro Fellowship for a Female Painter
Jan 2014
Yaddo
Art Renewal Center
Mar 2015
The Art Renewal Center is devoted to a specific set of principles and beliefs. To create the largest on-line Museum on the internet, to promote a return of training, standards and excellence in the visual arts, to provide responsible opposing views to the modernist art establishment, and to disseminate the rich artistic heritage of 2,500 years of accumulated knowledge in creating traditional, realistic images touching upon universal and timeless themes.

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Instructor details
Drawing
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students