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Kirk A.
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Learn to draw from an artist/designer and digital creator with over 20 years experience.
I teach drawing skills in any medium (this includes digital art - drawing and painting) covering any style and interest ranging from traditional still life and live model subjects to cartoon and anime. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing and drawing shapes, arranging and cropping composition and the basic structure of human figures. As you advance you will learn about lighting and rendering techniques, creating movement and advanced composition. 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 as well as tips and instructions on using Adobe Photoshop or Procreate for painting. If you are a more advanced student, we can dive into more directed areas of study including sketching, fine art, concept art, landscape work and figure drawing, 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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2008

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Master's of Fine Arts

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Avatar of the tutor
Kirk A.
Teaches Online
Learn to draw from an artist/designer and digital creator with over 20 years experience.
I teach drawing skills in any medium (this includes digital art - drawing and painting) covering any style and interest ranging from traditional still life and live model subjects to cartoon and anime. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing and drawing shapes, arranging and cropping composition and the basic structure of human figures. As you advance you will learn about lighting and rendering techniques, creating movement and advanced composition. 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 as well as tips and instructions on using Adobe Photoshop or Procreate for painting. If you are a more advanced student, we can dive into more directed areas of study including sketching, fine art, concept art, landscape work and figure drawing, 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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Master's of Fine Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Kirk is a master in many ways. A few moments interfacing with his generously shared genius is guaranteed to grow your goals in the vast world of art and life. I have received invaluable coaching from him on various platforms, the investment continues to translate to whatever field of creation I am in. Congrats in advance to you and the journey. Thanks for everything Kirk!

Posted May 4, 2022
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Kirk answered all of my questions on Procreate. This is my first experience drawing/painting on an ipad. I highly recommend any of his courses.

Posted May 4, 2022
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Great tutor, I loved his focused approach that tought me specific skills that would improve my art, which I could generalize later to more easily learn other skills.

Posted Feb 25, 2022
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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Instructor details
Drawing
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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