My name is Andrew, you can call me Andy or Drew or Andrew.
I have my Bachelor's in Art Education and graduated cum laude. I also took a year in a Master's program (Higher Education in Student Affairs) at Salem State this past year. I've been involved in art all of my life, and started my education in high school where I took AP classes and got the highest score for my AP Design portfolio in my class after having only been in the class for a few weeks. I've worked in digital, sculpture (including ceramics, glass blowing, and welding), painting (mostly non-representational), drawing, and photography. I was born with a passion for creating as well as a passion for teaching. I hold a firm belief that the tutor learns just as much from the student as the student learns from the tutor, and that is what I think a great reward is.
That said, I don't want it to feel like "tutor" and "student". I want you to feel comfortable with me watching you work and feeling comfortable asking me questions and taking questions. But I also want to see you take initiative. Free lesson right here: don't be afraid to make marks. Maybe that's all you need to know! But I can help you build on that.
I'm patient and understand that not everyone learns the same way. I like to incorporate other subjects in with art and teach in an interdisciplinary way. History, science, math, and English all have something to do with art and visa versa. I might ask you about yourself to get to know what your talents and interests are in aside from art, see if we can help you grasp art concepts through these other mediums. I also hope you have patience because I feel that experience can teach you better than me orating how to do something. I want to utilize time more with you actually creating art and learning as we go. You can work as fast or as slow as you want. I might suggest an exercise here or there if I see you getting frustrated or something doesn't seem to be working for you. Or we can take breaks and talk about it or move to another project. I will adapt to your pace.
I've taught a couple of classes, but most of my work has been in Residence Life, which I partially consider a teaching position. In residence life I've developed programs (much like simplified lesson plans) regularly for residents that often times were educational based. I worked well as a resident assistant because I like to make people feel comfortable. With that said, my work space is my living space so I want you to feel comfortable in my home. If I can swing it, I'll have food occasionally. I have a cat so if you are allergic we might be able to do work outside if I can get an easel and a pallet for painters.
Hope to hear from you soon and I'm open to any and all questions! Including but not limited to price negotiations.
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