I have taught art
to children (ages 3-12) and teens and young adults (12+) in a classroom setting in various after school programs for several years. I have also taught older adults in a one-on-one setting.
My approach to teaching is multi-faceted. I teach by example, I teach by repetition, I teach by imitation, I teach by observation. I teach by experimentation. My objective is to match students' existing skill level to basic fundamentals and principles of drawing and design. Learning to draw, or refining your drawing skill is not an inborn talent-- it can be taught-- What may be inborn is just how quickly you pick it up and move to the next level of skill. So it does require practice. With practice comes improvement, with improvement comes confidence.
I tailor my lessons to the students' particular interests and requests as well. I cover fundamentals of drawing, proportion, and perspective, principles of design, tools and materials of the trade, and drawing techniques in pencil (graphite) and other media as requested.
I encourage creativity and "out of the box" thinking-- there are no wrong answers. I want to help you overcome you limitations and promote growth and development.
I have degrees in Psychology
from Bradley University and Animation Graphics from The Art Center Design College (now called Southwest University of Visual Arts).
I specialize in realism, but also employ a simplified cartoony style.
Much of my personal artwork relates to comic book art and 2D animation. For more advanced students, I can teach the basics of animation and finer points of character design and bringing drawings to life, after establishing key drawing fundamentals.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 15 miles of Glendale, AZ 85304