Latoya Ralliford

Latoya R.

Seattle, WA

Lesson Details

Watercolor Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The first part of the lesson, is the most important one, as the first step is identifying the style of the student, so that I can gauge the skill level and technique. My goal is to help enhance the good habits by reducing or removing bad habits. I have been teaching for awhile. And have a great ability to adapt to the situation. I do not bring any judgements, I am very optimistic about developing your skills because I am a strong believer that art will help improve the quality of our lives.

I started off self-taught (reading books and watching Bob Ross). Then, I started picking the brain of my grade school art teachers... who adored my inquizative mind. Then through experimentation, followed by taking graphic design and then fashion design courses in college. I fell into teaching students when I was 13 yrs. I was volunteering as a Youth Worker assistant as a summer job, and I started teaching individuals younger than me the art skills that I learned. In that moment i noticed that I had a skill for teaching and enjoyed it. A group of 3 students, quickly turned into a group of 10, then 20, then 30.

I later became a preschool art teacher.

I have worked with a very broad range of students.

Children/Youth: 2 to 18 yrs
and adults.
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About

Latoya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 19+ and males 19 to 55

Teaching since:
1998

Looking for that teacher that just understands your needs? Look no further! I have a great technique and a great teaching style that will help you get the results you are looking for. Art is meant to be fun but also it is meant to have a direction. That's why I develop a curriculum based upon your specific needs. Let me help you feel comfortable as well as embrace the wonders of the creative world.

Experience

Owner
Nov 2014 - Present
OoSnapp

OoSnapp is my graphic design company, in which I help develop branding for my client's projects and organizations.

Art Preschool Teacher
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Gymboree

Art Youth Worker
Oct 1999 - Mar 2003
Emmanuel Youth Project, London (UK)

I continued my lessons with Emmanuel Youth project, where I expanded to teaching music production, clothing customization, dance, painting and script writing.

Art Youth Worker
Jul 1998 - Aug 1999
Newham African Caribbean Centre, London (UK)

This was my first job which lead to me becoming a skilled art teacher.

Education

Fashion Design
Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
Redbridge College
Graphic Design
Sep 1998 - Jul 2000
Eastlea Secondary, London

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Millennium Award
Mar 2003
Secretary of State, London (UK)
Millennium Award
Nov 2002
Secretary of State, London (UK)

Photos & Videos

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chop Jan 22, 2018
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Latoya was very knowledgable and attentive. She can adapt quickly to teach you the way you learn best. Latoya worked great with me I would recommend her to work with others anytime .

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