Sandy Kessler Kaminski

Sandy K.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.

About Sandy K.

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows. My drawings, paintings and mixed media works are found in both private and corporate collections.

I enjoy how the act of art-making improves lives. If a certain subject matter moves you, then we will begin there. I emphasize craftsmanship and solid technique. My work leans towards realism. If you are interested in learning anatomy for artists, still life, landscape and generally working from life, then I would be a good fit.

My lessons take place in my studio. I have been teaching for over a decade and enjoy watching my students develop. Some of my best moments have been helping students build successful portfolios for entry into higher education.
I look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!


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9 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Sandy is an awesome teacher and my daughter really enjoys working with her. She is warm and personable in addition to being a very talented artist and effective instructor.

Posted Sep 18, 2020
Sydney N.
Profile-location-online Online

Learned a lot in the very first lesson!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson. We will definitely continue!

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Vedha G.
Profile-location-online Online

Sandy was great. Vedha loved the class very much

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Evan age 7 and Hazel age 8 G.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

More than an excellent art instructor who understands her students/ Sandy adds random teaching moments that enhance the studio experience.

Posted Feb 9, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very good

Posted Jan 4, 2020
Jenelle B.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 16, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sandy was amazing! It usually takes my Rocky a while to warm up to new people but he took to Sandy immediately. Rocky was asking when he can have her back as soon as she left.

Posted May 22, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

To potential students that have asked me questions on Mother's day
I am locked out of my account and cannot answer until Monday.

Posted May 12, 2019

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Visual Arts Instructor
Nov 2017 - Present

Arts Excursions Unlimited

Work with all ages and abilities to create meaningful art. Currently working with residents to paint a 2,000 sq ft mural for the City of Pittsburgh in Hazelwood Community


Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting
Sep 1990 - May 1993

Columbus College of Art and Design

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