mostafa darwish

mostafa D.

Philadelphia, PA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
How to Draw and understand Anatomy in Art. Insertion in human figures, how muscles work, forms, Skeletal anatomy and it's form...etc
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mostafa teaches



mostafa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am an artist, graduated from the Pennsylvania academy(PAFA) with a Bachelor in Fine art. My interest and concentration is in both Painting and Drafting. Art is my Passion, and to me it means many forms, from drafting, to painting, to intellectuality and how to represent it, to even more physical and energetic form like music. Education is my second passion, and i find it correlating perfectly with art. I love to educate and spread art as I think of myself as a very social, people oriented person.

I have multiple Years of experience in teaching Art. Recently taught Elementary school in an after school program, and the experience was wonderful.

I currently preform Professional demos(color theories, drawing and painting) and display in galleries. Currently working on new projects.

A quick summary and points of what i will be teaching, in general.

-How to See and measure correctly
-Perspective and how to perceive and apply basic to advance understanding
-Technicality / application and drafting for Painting and drawing
-Understanding Portraits, human figure/ Anatomy
-Understanding how light work, and how to take control of Value to create forms
-Color Theories
-Art Critique and Helping in portfolio's for high school and college level
-From Basic to Advance understanding of Oil Painting Techniques.
-Subject matter, narration and subjectivity in Art
-Intellectual art theories and History
-Narrative and sequential. Focusing on subject matter, Narrative/narrting and sequentially creating strips,comics or ideas.
- Illustration and comics ( subject matter and narrating and brush works/ techniques.)

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Stage artist and Assistant
May 2016 - Present
Painting with a twist(PWAT)

- instructor and assistant when Needed for Adults (21 +) Painting Parties
-Customer service
-Data Entry

Teacher and Assistant
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
Al bustan seeds

Taught at john Moffet School

Art Teacher and Assistant for KG 1 – up to fifth grade
Assembling and coordination
Helping in creating Art Program

High School after school Program
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Taught for 2 years at Pennsylvania academy of fine art, under the intructors David Wilson and AL gury as a resident assistant.

Friends select summer program
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Albustan Seeds

Taught a summer camp program. Devoted toward using Arabic, teaching calligraphy, and use art as the medium to describe them. Vey design Abstracted, using aqueous mediums and other drafting techniques, making students more familiar with Arabic Language in a more fun, artistic approach

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Bachelor of Fine Arts
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts
Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Community College of philadelphia


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
May 2013
Community College of philadelphia


Charles Toppan award
May 2016
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts
August Cook Prize award
May 2013
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts
Faculty Award
May 2013
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts

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4 Reviews

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Jan Apr 28, 2018
Abstract Painting · Online

Mostafa is the instructor to choose - he is very knowable and eager to share this expertise - this is my first lesson, and i look forward to working with him a lot in the future. You will not be disappointed with the help Mostafa gives !!! Thanks, Jan P.

Anthony Jul 25, 2017
Drawing · In studio

Has a great knowledge of the fundamentals and is great at breaking them down step by step to make it very easy to understand and learn. Great artist and super helpful teacher!

Kaitlyn Jul 23, 2017
Painting · In studio

Moe is a good instructor, he has a lot of experience with teaching basics and intermediate topics in the fine arts. Not only is he familiar with traditional painting and techniques, but his practice itself is very innovative in inspiring you how to harness your own skills and seeing artmaking in your own way.

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Manhei Jul 23, 2017

Mostafa is a great colleague. He is enthusiastic and dedicated to his art. I recommend his classes.

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