Loren Pappas

Loren P.

Euless, TX
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Lesson Details

Watercolor Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a teacher for 7 years one of my favorite things is bringing the arts into teaching. I've taught infants through adults, beginners and advanced, and the one secret I can absolutely tell you about learning, is if you are happy then you are going to learn a lot more! I'm excited to get to know you and make you smile!

Creating watercolor herbs and floral design, as well as calligraphy is something I like to focus on. If you are interested in creating cute designs that are similar to the “Magnolia Market” style, then you’ll really enjoy my lessons.
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About

Loren passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Loren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+ and males 4 to 12

Teaching since:
2010

I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've discovered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!

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Experience

Social Media Coordinator, Studio Musician
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
Drive35

Daily managed social media including Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, and blogs for websites. Took professional photos for certain platforms, as well as, used Adobe Photoshop to create photos for marketing promotions. Also, served as a studio musician and vocalist for The Voice App.

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Spanish and Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Crown of Life

Taught Pre-K 2 all the way up to 8th grade Spanish and Music. Using songs, games, and other novel activities, as well as following the TEKS standard, created a culture of joy for learning. Put together 3 musicals, creating sets, writing lines, and inspiring children to give their ideas for dance moves, characters, and costumes.

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Education

Bachelor’s of Art: Romance Languges, Spanish & French
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
University of Georgia
Associate’s of Art: Foreign Language
Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
Georgia Perimeter College

Languages

French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Grand Prize Straight Talk $5000
Sep 2013
Straight Talk Phone Service Provider
Dr. Francine King Honors Colloquium Award
Aug 2007
Georgia Perimeter College
Student of the Month Award
May 2006
Georgia Perimeter College

Affiliations

ASCAP
Jan 2015

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Golden Key International Honor Society
Jan 2008

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Photos & Videos

My school 2014-2017. I painted those trees on my wall! Here we are learning Days of the Week in Spanish by playing a game.

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My hubby helped me turn our guest room into an in-home studio! My first painting of 2019 framed and hung!

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Landscape study.

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One of many studies of Picasso.

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Completed works from a class I taught!

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First painting of 2019!

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My husband and I performing at a local event.
One our favorite songs.
Another favorite song my hubby and I wrote!
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4 Reviews

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Jenni Jan 22, 2019
Spanish ·

She is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!! So much FUN!!!

Amanda Jan 22, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Loren is the best teacher ever! She is encouraging, patient, enthusiastic, and so so sweet! I have learned so much about music from her. Every experience has been 11/10!

Elise Jan 22, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I’ve known Loren as a person for a long time and have valued her character and hard work forever. I reached out for guitar lessons and couldn’t believe her hard work and ability to schedule me for lessons! She was so patient, kind and made me feel like I could accomplish anything. She took the time to describe each element of the guitar and answered every single question. I would recommend her to any other no matter the age!!!

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Jordan D. Jan 20, 2019
Spanish · In studio

Loren makes everything fun! Whether she's teaching you to paint or speak French, her vibrant personality and love for people shows through. I've learned so much from her. Fully recommend for all ages and ability levels!

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