Faith Friedrich

Faith F.

Canton, CT

About Faith F.

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Faith teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 1998
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Teaching people that believe they have no natural ability to paint is one of my greatest passions. I specialize in those who have always dreamed of becoming a painter but had no idea how to begin and little to no confidence. If you can sign your name, I can teach you to paint!

Over the years I've developed a method of teaching that allows anyone to paint. Although a strong foundation in drawing skills is something that all artist should possess, with this method I can have even the person that can't make a stick figure create their first beautiful painting, worthy of framing and displaying in no time at all.

A Little About Me:

In childhood, I began my art career painting with a box of Prang Oval Pan watercolors in elementary school. Love of creation continued throughout schooling. During junior and senior years at high school I was awarded an art program through Carnegie Mellon.

From that time forward, my passion has been art in some form or fashion. During the late 80's and early 90's I owned and operated an art studio and party store that specialized in private & corporate decorating for parties, meetings and product launches. Clients included Lipton, Boeing and many local restaurants and clubs.

In the 90's I moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, establishing Kabbit Arts Studio and Northbound Studio. My work while in Virginia could be seen in This Century Art Gallery, where one mosaic piece is on permanent exhibit. In 2015, I relocated to beautiful Canton, Connecticut.

Current Associations:

Oil Painters of America
Virginia Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
National Oil & Acrylic Painters
Farmington Valley Arts Center

Photos and Videos

Kabbit Arts Studio is situated on a beautiful 50 acre property located in Canton, Connecticut. Everywhere you look there's inspiration!

Experience

Artist

May 2010 - Present
Northbound Studio

Digital artist specializing in concept art for the gaming industry as well as photo editing for photographers using Krita and Photoshop.

Artist

Jun 2000 - Present
Kabbit Arts Studio

Started painting studio with a focus on oil and watercolor but also worked with mosaics as both an artist and teacher.

Owner/Operator

Jan 1996 - Aug 1999
Party Harty of Marlton

Owned and operated an upscale party store. Worked with clients, both commercial and private, to provide decorating services which included but not limited to balloon design work, props, matte work, etc.

Artist/Operator

Jan 1994 - Dec 1996
Pumpkin Patch Studio

Owned and operated a fine craft gallery in Cherry Hill, NJ, which featured my own pen and ink drawings and mosaics as well as a few other local artist.

Education

Art History

Sep 1981 - May 1984
Brevard College

Art

Sep 1974 - May 1975
Carnegie Mellon

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Grumbacher Art Instruction

Sep 2016
Chartpak/Grumbacher

Certified Art Instructor in Acrylic and Drawing Mediums

Webmaster

Mar 2004
IWA

CBA

Sep 1997
Qualatex

Certified Balloon Artist

Affiliations

Oil Painters of America

Dec 2015
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Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society

Jan 2013
Naops

NOAPSociety members share their individual knowledge, strive for artistic excellence in their work while focusing public attention on the lasting value of original Oil and Acrylic Paintings throughout the United States and worldwide.

Virginia Watercolor Society

Jan 2012
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The purpose of the Virginia Watercolor Society shall be to foster the advancement and study of aquamedia painting and to provide information about aquamedia painting to the public.

National Watercolor Society

Feb 2011
Nws

The goals of the National Watercolor Society are to encourage interest and excellence in watermedia paintings by providing quality exhibitions and to act as an educational channel to pertinent information, exhibition opportunities, and beneficial programs to artists and their public. In addition, NWS sponsors programs to encourage and assist education in the arts.

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6 Reviews on Faith F.

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Jeimie Sep 2, 2016
Acrylic Painting · Online
If you're anything like me and don't exactly believe in yourself when it comes to learning how to paint, then you e found the right instructor. Faith is amazingly patient and believes in my abilities more than I do! She understand that I'm not able to always complete assignments right away and that having a one year old can at times leave absolutely no time for other things. The fact that she is thousands of miles away and can STILL teach me online as if she were right in front of me is AMAZING. I truly did not believe that learning to paint online was even possible, but Faith made it. The lessons are easy to understand and although right now we've started with acrylics the goal is to move on to oils as well! She understands limited time and budget and works with me to make sure I'm understanding what I'm doing. Seriously, if you've always wanted to learn but never felt capable nor had enough time, you've found the right person. And if you've already had experience and need to advance or just brush up on your skills, this is the right instructor for you. I cannot say enough about her abilities, her patience, consistency, and how much she believes in me. Knowing that I have someone who truly cares about me learning helps me want to learn even when I'm exhausted and feeling discouraged. I promise, learning with Faith as your instructor is something you'll never regret, and NO I'm not just saying this....its actually TRUE!
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Elysse Jun 30, 2016
Watercolor Painting · In studio
Last week I finished my first watercolor lesson with Faith. I was so nervous when I got there but within minutes I felt relaxed and excited to get started. I've tried beginner lessons before and in the past, the teachers or workshops assumed you know a lot before you even got there! What I wanted was first of all, someone to show me what tools and materials to use and why. I got more exactly what I wanted and more. Can't wait for our next lesson. The studio is in such a beautiful place, just being there feels inspirational, too!
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Dave Apr 6, 2016
Painting · In studio
I've always wanted to express my ideas and feelings in creative ways but never believed I had the talent to do so, but I was wrong. Faith was able to teach me through slow, easy steps how to apply my thoughts to canvas and now I can actually produce something nice to look and I no longer feel my paintings are the work of a 6 year old.

I recommend Faith to anyone who is just starting or looking to advance their techniques and skill.
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Francine Mar 28, 2016
Watercolor Painting · In studio
Faith is an awesome teacher who explains things in a way I can understand. She is patient and kind and is fun to work with. I recommend her to anyone wanting to learn how to paint!
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Michelle Mar 25, 2016
Watercolor Painting · In home
Faith is great! She teaches in a way that is easy for me to grasp. Thanks
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Janet Mar 25, 2016
Watercolor Painting · In home
I have been really struggling with my painting lately. I took one lesson with Faith in her lovely home and I already feel more confident and knowledgeable! Her teaching style and skill set is wonderful, highly recommended!
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