Joe Scrivens

Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY
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Lesson Details

Acrylic Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As my student you will learn very important basic to intermediate foundation knowledge of the painting process. This involves Color theory, canvas preparations (wood, Canvas and other substrate choices), Brush selections, Mediums and thinning, Paint storage and reusing. We will work on transferring ideas from still life or sketch to canvas. We will cover brush stroke effects, blending, highlighting and work processes for an efficient and most importantly fun workflow.
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Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2005

Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.

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Lead Event, Portrait, Product & Advertising Photographer & Retouch Artist
May 2005 - Present
Pixel Frame Studios


Bachelors of Fine Arts
Sep 2017 - Present
Academy Of Art Universty
Digital Media Arts
Jan 2011 - Present
TCI The College Of Technology


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Associates Degree
Aug 2015
TCI College of Technology

Photos & Videos

Digital Portrait Painting

Acrylic Painting on Mini Canvas Board

Time lapse of Charcoal drawing I made
Husky Dog Portrait Drawing On black paper with white & black charcoal

Acrylic Painting on Waterboard

Pop Surrealism Art 

Acrylic on Canvas 24"x 24"

Jindu Dog Portrait.

White Charcoal on heavyweight Textured Paper

Time lapse of a detail from a recent painting
charcoal on sketch paper
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19 Reviews

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Jack B. Dec 13, 2017
Graffiti · Online

Jack loved his first lesson. Joe did a super job showing him the basics of graffiti art. He was both patient and encouraging. Off to a great start! Thank you

Loran V. Dec 11, 2017
Graffiti · Online

Phaedra Apr 18, 2017
Drawing · In home

He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!

Chris Mar 22, 2017
Graffiti · In home

Joe was very thorough in his explanations on the Hittite and art of graffiti! Had a great time during the session!

deborra-lee Oct 18, 2016
Painting · In home

LOVE the way he jumped straight in and hit all the basics ... covering paintbrushes and the COLOR WHEEL,

Jason Lord Sep 8, 2016
Drawing · In home

Joe couldn't have been better. He was super knowledgeable about drawing and was able to focus on the areas I wanted to improve on and explain things in a really helpful way!! Would highly recommend.

Xiaoliang Apr 20, 2016
Photography · In home

He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.

Xiaoliang Apr 20, 2016
Photography · In home

He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.

Chris Jan 4, 2016
Drawing · In home

Our son is enjoying drawings lesson with Joe very much. Joe explains concepts very clearly and in an age appropriate manner. He is also great at applying our son's strong interest in video game characters to learning different aspects of drawing.

Rachel Dec 3, 2015
Acrylic Painting · In home

Joe is an awesome instructor. He let me take my time and had a tremendous amount of patience. He was very easy to work with and very detailed. I can't wait for my next class!

James Dec 2, 2015
Painting · In home

What a brilliant artist! Joe went over everything an artist needs to know about color. He took the time to explain color psychology, pigment, characteristics, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, ect! He provided a solid understanding of color knowledge that I can put to effective use. Thank you Joe!!!!!!!!!!

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Shina Nov 12, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In home

Joe explains very well, is easy-going and kept the whole lesson fun with his sense of humor! Also generous with his time. Would highly recommend.

Ann Oct 22, 2015
Drawing · In home

Just doing one lesson with lines has increased the wealth of my skill quite a bit. I love how Joe gave direct instructions, yet room for creativity. The lesson was great fun and I realized that I CAN actually draw!

Jay Oct 22, 2015
Acrylic Painting · In home

By far, the best instruction I ever had in acrylic painting!! Joe is so talented and easy to follow. He gave precise directions and took the time to explain every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)

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Giovanni B. Oct 22, 2015
Photography · In home

I had a great time with Joe! He was very patient and informative. He knows how to work a camera inside and out and has a great way of teaching, where you can visualize what he is saying to make learning an enjoyable experience! A+ I recommend Joe completely!

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Karen Oct 22, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In home

I paid 170 dollar for two lessons with him and since I knew it was a busy week and I could not make it to the first class, I cancelled the lesson a week the lesson. We talked about the cancellation over the phone and everything sound good until this point. Then I received a message from the site saying that I missed a scheduled class and the teacher marked the class as a MISS and its not refundable if it is marked miss. I was confused at the moment and one of the customer service reached out to me saying that the teacher couldn't reach me. He has both my phone number and Email, and in fact I did not receive anything from him! So I complained about he marking my class as a miss, the customer service guy was very rude over phone and asked me to provide he recorded phone call in order to prove I cancelled it 24 hrs before the class. I don't believe that it is just a coincidence that this teacher choose to contact through a phone call instead of Email so that I do not have a record of the cancellation. This is all non sense. NEVER TAKE CLASS WITH THIS GUY ONLY IF YOU WANT TO THROUGH YOUR MONEY AWAY FOR NOTHING! There is no miscommunication between us and there is no misunderstanding. All he did for getting 85 dollar is making a unrecorded phone call. He lied to the costumer service and he was ridiculously irresponsible. NEVER BOOK CLASS WITH THIS GUY!!!!!!

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Steve L. Oct 1, 2015
Photography ·

Joe is very knowledgeable and very patient. I scheduled another lesson with him. I would highly recommend Joe.

Daniela Sep 27, 2015
Painting · In home

I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!

Maria Jul 18, 2015
Acrylic Painting · In home

Joe is very patient and passionate about art. He explained everything I needed to know. He showed me how to use the right paint brushes and the right colors. Thank you Joe!

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