Linda J. Whitehead

Linda J. W.

Troy, MI

Lesson Details

Watercolor Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Not only do I teach my students the good practices of using their art materials so their work will have longevity, but I teach them to have an artist observation skill, patience and to really "see". Also taught, in my painting classes, are the methods of classic oil painting from glazing to "a la prima" and for drawing, exploration of graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and perspective. While learning to paint or draw, art history can not be left out in a student's art education, so classes include art history as well as the use of materials.
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About

Linda J. delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+

Teaching since:
1968

What can I say, I love art and teaching others to love it and get excited about what they can be proud of creating. Creating good art has no age limit and it is something you can do the rest of your life to express yourself. All a student needs is the desire to learn, good training and to learn to really see the world all around them. Most of us go about our daily routine, failing to see the wonders that are right in front of us. If something like an idea or a beautiful scene from nature catches your attention and your words can not express what you are seeing or feeling, painting and drawing can help you do this. In my private lessons or group classes, all you need is the desire to learn, the art materials, and leave your self criticism at the door. I teach students to create something they can be proud of, not to be critics. From the age of 5, I knew art was the field of study I would spend my life learning. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Science & Design, plus an art education certification from the University of Michigan and taught art in the Troy Public Schools, I have been teaching in my studio since then with private as well as group lessons of three to six students. I have also continued my art education as an apprentice along with a few others, to a local master of painting and sculpture. The learning should never stop!

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Education

Bachelors of Science & Design, Teacher Certification K-12
Sep 1964 - Apr 1968
University of Michigan

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Art education K-12
Apr 1968
University of Michigan

Major in Sculpture and Art Education
Minor in Ceramics and Frenc

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