- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 1995
As a 30-year award winning professional artist my background painting and illustration. I hold a BFA from the Academy of Art University and USF.
Private classes are for all ages. I will guide each student through a variety of art processes in a friendly & engaging environment.
Classes introduce students to art in its many forms and traditions such as drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed-media and collage. I can tailor an art program for a student’s particular interests. My specialty is helping artists find their unique visual voice using various art techniques and projects. I also can work with children and adults who'd benefit from art therapy.
I am compassionate, enthusiastic, easy-going with a friendly attitude that helps to create an environment where students can relax and feel comfortable.
I have a flexible schedule allowing me to work with students as needed.
Liz Amini-Holmes is an Expressive Art Specialist providing carefully designed expressive art projects that bring creativity into children’s lives by helping them build self-efficacy, creative thinking, social and emotional learning, socialization and problem solving skills through art making. Liz encourages children the exploration of how “mistakes” can be turned into a piece of art.
As an Expressive Art Specialist, Liz collaborates closely with the DPK team to provide individualized and specialized art services for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral problems, and children coping with loss & bereavement and emotional & traumatic issues.
Liz is an award winning book illustrator as well a seasoned art instructor.
I work as a freelance illustrator in the editorial and children's market place. I also illustrate and art direct/creative for various companies in the multi-media, corporate, educational and game industries. I am very experienced in creating multi-media and educational images.+ Read More
The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.
I recently had a beginniner's acrylic lesson with Liz at her studio. The lesson was totally custom tailored to my requests, which was exactly what I wanted. I look forward to more lessons with Liz. She is a gifted teacher and artist.
Liz demystifies the art-making process and believes so fully in a student's ability to take steps forward that you start to believe it too. She makes art-marking a joy by first helping her students see and then helping them begin to build skills in a manageable way. Liz is fantastic at helping her students find the balance between play and structure, so that mastery of technique grows alongside creative exploration. She connects immediately with young people, helping them to both see their creative potential and dare to stretch and develop their skills.+ Read More
Liz is not only an amazing illustrator and artist, she is gifted at creating and nurturing the spark of creativity and confidence in children and adults young and old. Liz has an amazing toolbox of craft and techniques and a loose and approachable teaching style that makes learning and doing art fun.+ Read More
Liz is my favorite art teacher ever. She supports students in a way that makes them feel innately creative, even if they started her class with the belief that "I'm not good at art" or "I'm not creative". She makes art - and life - feel joyful and safe. She is a wonderful person with an enormous heart and open mind. Adults and kids of all ages feel comfortable with her immediately because her loving nature tells us we can trust her. I look forward to taking another class from her.
--- parent of 7th & 9th graders in Woodside