Tara Scott

Tara S.

Waldorf, MD
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I have been a Substitute Teacher for the Charles County Public Schools since September 2018. I started working with Grade 1and 2. During the second half of the year, I began to substitute for the 3's, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. It wasn't until the second half of the year, I started to enjoy helping children one on one in the Special Education Program. This is where I could concentrate on one or a small group of students who needed extra help with their classwork. I specialize in Reading, Reading Comprehensive, and Writing up to Grades 2. My students have told me that I am patience, I make learning fun, and I am very creative teaching the children at their learning pace.

About Tara S.

Hello New Student,

My name is Tara. I am a Drawing and Painting Arts and Arts and Crafts instructor located in Waldorf MD. I teach drawing and painting for ages (4 to Adults) in Charles County and Prince Georges County Maryland. I am also a Home and Hospital Tutor for the Charles County Public Schools. My area of expertise is working with pastel portraits of people and animals both on dry and wet paper or canvas, and Acrylic Painting.

I have taught Basic Drawing to children ages (5-8), and Portrait Drawing to children ages (9-17) at the Michael's Arts and Crafts located in Waldorf MD. Two of my portrait artwork (Barack Obama, and Louis Armstrong) was featured in our local newspaper the "City Paper".I have also received recognition for my other portrait artwork (Innocent Eyes) at the Portrait Society of Atlanta GA. I was selected to participate as an artist at the Black Heritage Art Show in Baltimore, MD, and the International Art Show at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Recently my acrylic painting (Butterfly Landing on a Cone Flower) will be on display at the Lowes House Office Building in Annapolis, MD ( January 6, 2020 to April 6, 2020).

I am excited about teaching drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn how to draw or paint, or to improve on their unique art techniques. In my art course, I offer a variety of art lessons. Each week the student will learn a different technique which includes Art History, Arranging a drawing and painting composition, Blending Techniques, Color Mixing, Color Theory, and Time Drills to improve on your art skills, and eye and hand coordination. The student will also learn how to use charcoal, pencil, pastels, oil pastels (dry and melted), watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, and acrylic painting on specialized drawing paper, and canvas.

I received my Associates Arts Degree in Studio Art from Prince Georges Community College in 1985. I also received my Bachelor's of Art degree in Visual Performing Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore MD in 1987.


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We have had a wonderful experience with Ms. Tara. The kids enjoy her class and love drawing. Thanks for sharing your skills, Ms. Tara.

Posted Dec 7, 2016
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Tara was wonderful when working with my boys. She was always on time, never cancelled and was always smiling. She was gentle and guided them through each project. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who wanted a personal, quality lesson in art.

Posted Oct 19, 2016

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Homeschool Art Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present

Tara Scott

I have a company called Your Elegant Portrait located in Southern Maryland. My clients mainly consists of homeschool groups ages (4-14). My art lessons are not just for the homeschool groups, but to anyone ages (4 to Adults) who wants to learn how to draw and paint, or to improve on their drawing and painting skills. Each week the students learn a different art technique on how to duplicate a drawing or painting from a photograph, or still life objects using basic shapes, lines, and tonal values. The students use a variety of dry and wet medias such as (watercolor pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, pencil, pastels, wet based color markers, watercolor pans, and acrylic paint).

Homeschool Art Instructor
Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Accokeek Christian Cooperation (A Ton of Fun Fine Arts Homeschool Program)

As an Art Instructor for a large co-op group, I found it very challenging to create art projects for two age groups (4-8) and (9-14). The art projects were based on the skills of the students. Some of the projects included using found objects outside such as Nature Art. I gathered wet leaves and let them dry inside on black construction paper. After the leaves dried they were then pressed down with an iron with waxed paper overtop of the leaves. The students were then asked to design a Nature scene with the leaves to replicate the art style of Vincent Van Gogh. Other projects included (Paper Mache Bowls, Acrylic Painting, Cubism Style (Pablo Picasso), Landscape Watercolor Painting (Edgar Degas), Oil Pastels (Fruit Still Life), Modeling Clay Project, Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments, Stuffed Brown Bag Turkey Project.

Contract Drawing Instructor
Jun 2004 - Oct 2005

Michael's Arts and Crafts (Waldorf, MD)

I was under contract with the Michael's Arts and Crafts. I created a six week program for children and teens ages (5-17) were we met one day per week for one hour. Each week the students would work on a variety of art techniques such as shading, 1 minute sketches to 5 minute sketches, contour and gesture drawing, composition drawing, light and shadow, and negative and positive space. In 2005, the Michael's store decided not to continue with offering contract work to outside employees.


BA Degree Visual Performing Arts
Sep 1985 - May 1987

University of Maryland Baltimore County

AA Degree Studio Art
Sep 1981 - May 1985

Prince Georges Community College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Personal Trainer
Aug 2016

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Certification to train individuals one-on-one personal training and group fitness.
Grumbacher Art Instructor Certification
Jul 2016

Chartpak, Inc.

Grumbacher Art Instructor Test is based on art knowledge of drawing techniques using dry mediums (charcoal, pastels, pencil, and graphite), and painting techniques using acrylic paint on canvas and paper.
National Water Fitness Instructor
May 2016

United States Water Fitness Association

Required certification to teach water fitness classes nationally.
Certified Boom Dance Instructor
Oct 2015

Healthways Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

To teach seniors over 60 and individuals under 60 years old popular dances from the 50's to present day.


Innocent Eyes
Aug 2008

Portrait Society of Atlanta

Portrait of Jacqui Allen and Portrait of Gabe
Jul 2004

The Spiritual and Cultural Arts Connection

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