- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Painting is about so much more than applying pigment and oil or water. I can teach how to see, how to understand color theory/relationships in the context of paint, and eventually, how to develop, understand, indulge, and challenge your own tendencies as a visual maker.
Since I have actually set up a separate subject for painting with oils, these prices will be applicable to painting with acrylics/other. Not that I would be excluding pertinent information in one of these classes versus an oil painting class (priced slightly higher), but because teaching painting generally starts with a water-based medium. It tends to be less messy, both literally and figuratively :) Basically, in these classes, I would teach about basic tenets of learning to paint. In terms of technical specifics we won't actually work with oils, but I am glad to talk about them and how they contrast water-based paints. I suppose that is my hesitation for labeling this as acrylic-specific. I am cool talking shop about more than just acrylic, especially since acrylic paint is not a medium I really use in my own work anymore.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. My main areas of concentration are drawing and painting, but I am also trained in printmaking, photography, sculpture, etc. Being an artist means being a lot of things. You are not someone with just a hobby; you are an engineer, mathematician, planner, risk taker, designer, scientist. The list goes on. I dedicate my life to problem-solving. This is what art is. I would love to share my knowledge and be able to continue to support my creative life by supporting the drive for success in others.
I have really no age limit in terms of students. If you are a parent looking for a teacher for a child/ren, that's great, we could have some fun constructing and working on anything from still lifes of their favorite toys to acrylic paintings that touch on color relationships. If you yourself are looking to strengthen your drawing from nature or learn how to build a realistic self-portrait, that's great too. I'm willing and happy to do anything from spending time sculpting with a senior citizen to discussing and working on conceptual painting with a student in need of more outside fuel and support for their creative fire. I believe that teaching to think like an artist is just as important as teaching technical ability. I've become adept at both of these skills in my four years at the University of Dayton, and I am so excited to share with and learn from you in return!
Really great with my daughter and going to be signing up for more!
My daughter and I took drawing lessons with Mary, and it was a great experience. She adapted her plan to what we wanted to learn and guided us through the creative process. Mary was patient and gave great constructive feedback. I would recommend her to everyone!Show More