Jen Richardson

Jen R.

Marietta, GA

Lesson Details

Acrylic Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced teacher, specializing in the beginner & intermediate artist! Learn to paint what you see, and express how you feel with a paintbrush. Lessons are customized and catered to the experience level of each student. Learn the basics of color theory, shading & lighting, and much more. Let's get started!
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About

Jen passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:
2017

Hello!

MY NAME IS Jen
I've been an artist for as far back as I can remember, and have been perfecting my technique every step of the way. For me, each piece created is a learning experience. I grew up watching Bob Ross paint his pine trees and effortless mountains, all the while instilling in me that there are no mistakes in art, only happy accidents. I was also greatly inspired by a woman named Nan, that I took private lessons from in New Hampshire, in 1995. She encouraged me to think outside the box of only shading with black, always had incense burning, and gave us dried apricots to snack on. She is also a big reason why I've decided to explore the world of teaching private lessons myself; I'd love to be someone else's "Nan" one day.

I currently volunteer teaching group art classes once a week in Marietta. It's an amazing community center for those in recovery from addiction.

I earned a 2 year certificate from Chattahoochee Technical College for Digital and Multimedia design in 2014. I've also been studying German for about a year and a half. I would love to travel there one day and paint Plein Air (and if you don't know what that is, I'll teach you!)

I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to becoming a better artist!

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Experience

volunteer Art teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
The Zone

Coffee and Canvas style classes with step by step instructions for addicts in long-term recovery. Geared towards improving self esteem and learning to trust the process.

Artist
Jan 2010 - Present
Private Company

Education

Web and Multimedia Design
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Chattahoochee Tech

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

DMPT
Jun 2014
Chattahoochee Tech

Digital and media production technology

Photos & Videos

A quick, timelapsed video of one of Jen's paintings coming to life.
Photo by Jen R.

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Photo by Jen R.

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Eine Liebe
Watercolor and marker on watercolor paper, 2017

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Photo by Jen R.

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Recovery
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13 Reviews

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Perla Feb 28, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In studio

Jen is a great teacher. She goes above and beyond to help find the artist in you, Jen is professional and a true artist at heart. I highly recommend Jen.

David C Feb 28, 2018
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She's a really good artist great personality

Kelsey Feb 27, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In studio

Jen has an impeccable eye for detail and is an expert at assisting even the most novice of artists in creating a beautiful painting!

David Feb 27, 2018
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Amazing passion for the arts are reflected in the work she has done

Ceci Feb 26, 2018
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Jen is an extremely talented artist; her passion and love for art makes her an excellent teacher.

Jody Feb 26, 2018
Acrylic Painting ·

Jen is amazing! Not only is she a remarkable artist, but she is kind, funny, patient, and a wonderful teacher. Her classes are fun and creative and she is very encouraging to her students. I enjoy using the techniques I've learned from her and I love her classes!

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Amy Feb 26, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In studio

Jen is not only full of the ability to create amazing pieces of work herself but her teaching skills through art lessons are Superior!! She is articulate, professional, helpful, remains on task, extremely knowledgeable and offers the utmost level of patience with her students. I would highly recommend her as an Art Teacher and look forward to learning from her again.

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Stephanie Feb 26, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In studio

Jen is an amazing teacher! I didn’t even know I had any artistic capability until I took a class with her! Her personality is great, her instructors are easy to follow and she is very encouraging! I love taking classes with her!

Cristi Feb 26, 2018
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Jen is great! She made an amazing painting for my Dad for his birthday. It was a photo of us from over 35 years ago that she made come to life again. He loved it!
I have also attended her paint class. Her guidance was very helpful, and she made me feel like I wasn’t as bad as I really am!

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Anthony Feb 26, 2018
Watercolor Painting · In studio

Jen is very a inspiring artist. My experience is seeing her selfless desire to nurture and help bring to fruition others artistic nature. Grounded in her passion, what a benefit to the artistic community.

Barbi Feb 26, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In studio

I'm in no way an artist. But I decided to open myself to the experience of trying some of Jen's classes. I'm so grateful the the experiences I have had in her class. I feel like I am an artist. She made it so easy. Even when I felt I made a mistake, she was like no problem it's fine. It was fine, my pictures are amazing. I have completed 3 classes with her and I'm going to more.... You will not regret the experience..... Paint on people, paint on.... I'll see you in class....😀😀✍🎨🎨🎨

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Matt Feb 26, 2018
Watercolor Painting · In studio

This girl is amazing with her art. She's a natural and has helped others find their inner paint brush. Her sweet, down-to-earth personality allows people to sit comfortably in her studio and express their artistic visions openly. Great artist and teacher.

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Tamara Feb 26, 2018
Watercolor Painting · In studio

Best teacher ever. I can't paint at all and with the instructions of Jen my painting looked professional and we had so much fun..I look forward to more classes with her

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