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Gretchen G.

San Mateo, CA

$50/hr

Art of life coach, enhancing human creative thinking

Art of life coach, enhancing human creative thinking

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Any subject can be mastered with creative thinking. My unique empathic style of teaching will open new ways of problem solving, creating new habits that nurture your natural curiosity. If you have the desire to live a fuller, more meaningful life, spend some time with me, enhancing your natural inquisitive behavior.
My pedagogy is based on a human beings natural curiosity. Until about three years of age, we are naturally curious beings, exploring our world through our senses. I engage those senses again, working through any blocks that may have developed through socialization or traumatic experiences. I do this using art media, engaging my students where they are developmentally, and allowing integration of both sides of the brain.

Bilateral thinking allows for emotional intelligence to influence rational intelligence, creating a unique holistic expression. By practicing these art interventions, one can learn to express themselves in any area of study, putting forward a true and authentic response to the challenges, as they present themselves.
Practice is the key to learning: Learning how to put your best self forward is the key to successfully pursuing your personal goals.

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Drawing

I have been teaching basic drawing for 20 years. Using unconditional, positive regard, I help students learn basic drawing techniques: contour, gesture, and cartooning that build skill in drafting realistic representations of the human figure and other objects. All media (pen/ink, charcoal, pencil, marker, etc) are explored to find a comfortable tool for your personal expression. A solid understanding of form as it is represented in line and shadow is achieved and can be translated into other media, such as paint, pastel or sculpture.

Painting

As a practicing artist, I share my 30 years of experience with oil, acrylic and watercolor. Classic fine art media is explored so that a personal medium is discovered. An understanding of unique qualities and cautions for media, and techniques for planning and completing works is conveyed. The student will also learn what it takes to set up a safe studio environment for painting.

San Francisco State University
Notre Dame de Numar
Enrolled

Education

San Francisco State University

Notre Dame de Numar (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gretchen will travel within 15 miles of San Mateo, CA 94403.


About Gretchen

Any subject can be mastered with creative thinking. My unique empathic style of teaching will open new ways of problem solving, creating new habits that nurture your natural curiosity. If you have the desire to live a fuller, more meaningful life, spend some time with me, enhancing your natural inquisitive behavior.
My pedagogy is based on a human beings natural curiosity. Until about three years of age, we are naturally curious beings, exploring our world through our senses. I engage those senses again, working through any blocks that may have developed through socialization or traumatic experiences. I do this using art media, engaging my students where they are developmentally, and allowing integration of both sides of the brain.

Bilateral thinking allows for emotional intelligence to influence rational intelligence, creating a unique holistic expression. By practicing these art interventions, one can learn to express themselves in any area of study, putting forward a true and authentic response to the challenges, as they present themselves.
Practice is the key to learning: Learning how to put your best self forward is the key to successfully pursuing your personal goals.

Education

San Francisco State University
Notre Dame de Numar
Enrolled

Education

San Francisco State University

Notre Dame de Numar (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Mateo, CA 94403

Gretchen’s Subjects

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Approved subjects

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