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Kirk A.
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Learn Adobe Photoshop from an artist/designer and digital creator with over 20 years experience.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach Photoshop skills ranging from basic adjustments and color grading to full photo manipulation and digital art. I can teach drawing and painting using photoshop as well as it is one of the best tools for digital illustration and creating digital art. You will learn the workspace and tools as we develop a workflow that suits your style of editing and creating. As you advance you will learn about masking and layering techniques using blend modes. You will be able to cut out portions of a photo or add elements to a photo that look natural and as if the camera had taken the picture that way. If your interests are in digital art, you will learn all of the same drawing concepts of traditional drawing plus digital painting techniques and color theory. I can also give you the tools and understanding to create your own digital brushes to use on your future art projects. If you are a more advanced student, we can dive into more directed areas of study all incorporating dynamic compositions and lighting to tell a story. Again, if you are more interested in digital art, this will include painting techniques and color theory. I love teaching and I'm so happy I can continue to share my passions with those willing to try something new and challenging!
About Kirk A.

I have a Master's Degree in fine art and over 20 years experience in the creative arts with 10 years experience as a graphic designer. I am the lead artist and art director for multiple organizations in the fields of video games and board game publishing. I regularly create concept art and push the limits of creative world building and story telling through visual art and creative writing. I'm also a nut for good design, aesthetic and ergonomics. I am also a body flight wind tunnel coach with several sky diver students and have worked in vertical wind tunnels for 7 years. Before that I was a dj and music producer for about 10 years playing shows amidst working as an artist and designer. I grew up on the mountain snowboarding in Lake Tahoe and was a snowboard instructor for 3 years. Besides all of that I have taught art courses at UO and several community colleges around the nation. I absolutely love creating and love teaching even more! You can expect to learn as much as you can imagine from me and advance your art skills into a talent that can truly change the world around you. I can adapt my teaching methods for all your needs and pacing while learning this challenging skill. This platform allows me to share so much more with students than is possible in a normal classroom setting.

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Kirk A.
Teaches Online
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Learn Adobe Photoshop from an artist/designer and digital creator with over 20 years experience.
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach Photoshop skills ranging from basic adjustments and color grading to full photo manipulation and digital art. I can teach drawing and painting using photoshop as well as it is one of the best tools for digital illustration and creating digital art. You will learn the workspace and tools as we develop a workflow that suits your style of editing and creating. As you advance you will learn about masking and layering techniques using blend modes. You will be able to cut out portions of a photo or add elements to a photo that look natural and as if the camera had taken the picture that way. If your interests are in digital art, you will learn all of the same drawing concepts of traditional drawing plus digital painting techniques and color theory. I can also give you the tools and understanding to create your own digital brushes to use on your future art projects. If you are a more advanced student, we can dive into more directed areas of study all incorporating dynamic compositions and lighting to tell a story. Again, if you are more interested in digital art, this will include painting techniques and color theory. I love teaching and I'm so happy I can continue to share my passions with those willing to try something new and challenging!
About Kirk A.

I have a Master's Degree in fine art and over 20 years experience in the creative arts with 10 years experience as a graphic designer. I am the lead artist and art director for multiple organizations in the fields of video games and board game publishing. I regularly create concept art and push the limits of creative world building and story telling through visual art and creative writing. I'm also a nut for good design, aesthetic and ergonomics. I am also a body flight wind tunnel coach with several sky diver students and have worked in vertical wind tunnels for 7 years. Before that I was a dj and music producer for about 10 years playing shows amidst working as an artist and designer. I grew up on the mountain snowboarding in Lake Tahoe and was a snowboard instructor for 3 years. Besides all of that I have taught art courses at UO and several community colleges around the nation. I absolutely love creating and love teaching even more! You can expect to learn as much as you can imagine from me and advance your art skills into a talent that can truly change the world around you. I can adapt my teaching methods for all your needs and pacing while learning this challenging skill. This platform allows me to share so much more with students than is possible in a normal classroom setting.

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Kirk is not only a wonderful teacher, but an incredbile person. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, and is encouraging, and patient with his students. Plus he genuinely gets excited when you make progress! He sees the world through a unique lens which enables him to create such beautiful, soulful art. I have learned so much from him in the short time we have worked together, and am looking forward to continuing! Highly recommend for all skill levels! Thank you for being you Kirk!

Posted Oct 26, 2021
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Kirk is the best! There is a notable difference in my work and he does a great job in helping me develop my own style. I will be referring him to everyone I know and I cant wait to take more lessons from him.

Posted Oct 26, 2021
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Kirk is a wonderful instructor! He explains all of his technique so well and is very patient with beginners. I’m absolutely going to take lessons from him again!

Posted Oct 25, 2021
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Art Director/Lead artist
Aug 2015 - Present
Sleepy Sea Monster
Master's of Fine Arts
Sep 2009 - Apr 2012
UO
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2005 - Mar 2009
UO
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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