Vicky Martin

Vicky M.

Wheaton, IL

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Vicky delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+, males 5 to 22 and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi my name is Vicky. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and have been working as a freelance graphic designer for the past 20 years. I am experienced in Adobe Creative Suit (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) I also have done portrait, product and lifestyle photography for my clients. This past year I taught art to children grades 1-8 at a homeschool coop. With these children I have taught drawing: portraits, profiles, objects and perspectives. I have also done acrylic and watercolor painting. I have taught a Design Thinking for 3-D printing in my younger son's elementary school.


Summer Art Camps
Jun 2018 - Jun 2018

This summer I hosted 3 Masters Art Camps for children ages Kindergarten - 8th Grade. We studied many of the master artists including: Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, George Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt and Henry Matisse. The students then created some art using many mediums such as: Watercolor, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Cut Paper and Markers.

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Art Teacher
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Homeschool University

I was the art teacher at a home school coop where I taught students from 1st - 8th grade in three separate classes. I wrote the lesson plans and purchased the materials and gave history and art terms.
We did profile, portrait and perspective drawing, sculpture, acrylic painting, mosaic, watercolors, oil pastels, print making, 3D printing, cut paper, clay and more.

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Art and Graphic Design
Jul 1990 - Aug 1990
Yale School of Art
Bachelors of Art
Aug 1986 - May 1990
Illinois State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

We studied Vincent van Gogh and learned about his sunflower paintings and did still life studies of sunflowers using oil pastels.

We studied Henry Matisse and did some cut paper illustrations.

We studied Vincent van Gogh and did some plein air sketching in 
my neighbors garden and then colored them with oil pastels.

We studied George Seurat and did an acrylic painting made up of many tiny little dots.

Acrylic art done by my kindergarten student this summer. 
It's an eagle flying over a mountain.

We studied Claude Monet and this 3rd grade student created his own version of the waterlilies in the garden using watercolor paint.
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5 Reviews

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Erica Aug 1, 2018
Drawing · In studio

Both my boys took classes in the summer and they had a wonderful time. They learned a lot, brought home great work and had information to share with me that I didn’t know! Well worth the investment!!

Emily Jul 12, 2018
Drawing · In studio

My children took an art camp with Vicky and they loved it! My son LOVES art so it was perfect for him. Each day they worked on something new and exciting and he brought home beautifully creative art pieces.

She was great to work with. My husband spent extra time chatting with her because she was so knowledgeable and helpful. We are excited about taking another class with Vicky, in the future

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Lisa Jul 3, 2018
Drawing · In studio

Vicky is talented, patient and encouraging. I enjoyed painting a still-life vase of fresh flowers from her garden with acrylic paints.

Diane Jul 2, 2018
Drawing · In studio

My 7YO loved art camp! Vicky is a great teacher. My daughter had so much fun with the activities. I also love that we received photos. We will definitely be back!

Joanne Jul 2, 2018
Drawing · In home

Excellent art class and affordable. My daughter had fun and learned about art too! She especially liked doing the pastel drawing in the outdoor garden.

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