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Steve S.

Glendale, AZ

$25/hr

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I have taught art and drawing 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.

Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Maya
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Painting
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Drawing

I can draw both cartoony and photo-realistically in multiple media- pencil, pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, markers, etc. I have taken extensive life drawing courses, and have an excellent grasp of human anatomy, proportion and perspective in general. (This is demonstrated in my portfolio). I also have a firm grasp of the pros and cons of the different media and the types different substrates (papers and other surfaces).

I can communicate effectively and share what I have learned in order to help improve others' drawing skills. I am qualified to tutor in drawing because I already have 5 years experience teaching drawing and art to children and young adults in a classroom setting in afterschool programs. I have also taught beginning drawing to adults in more one-on-one tutoring sessions for more individualized attention.

I have degrees in Psychology, Advertising Art, and Animation Graphics, which in some form or another, I use all the time.

Art Center Design College

Education

Art Center Design College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 15 miles of Glendale, AZ 85304.


About Steve


I have taught art and drawing 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.

Education

Art Center Design College

Education

Art Center Design College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Glendale, AZ 85304

Steve’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Maya
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Painting
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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