I believe that anyone -- no matter their age or art experience -- can learn to draw and feel proud of their efforts! I've taught children as well as adults to have confidence in their drawing abilities and their own styles. My philosophies of teaching are simple: No matter their skill artists have their own ways of expressing themselves. There's no such thing as "a mistake." Art is very subjective and personal. The artist needs to be pleased with their work. There are no drawings that can't be transformed into a positive composition!
I teach my students to relax and be kind to themselves. Drawing, like most things in life, is a learning experience. We grow constantly in everything we do. I also learn quite a lot from my students! I want my students to have fun while they learn. They'll be doing fun exercises and learning to train their "right" brain -- the creative, intuitive side.
Privately, I have taught drawing, textile designing, polymer clay and fabric painting. I've also taught drawing at Michael's art and craft store in Hamilton, N.J. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montclair State University along with an associates degree, Magna Cum Laud, in Textile Designing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have sold paintings, hand-painted apparel and have gotten many of my designs featured in magazines and catalogues. I worked as a Colorist and Textile designer in New York City for over 10 years. And ...
I love teaching art! I love showing students how to feel good about their creativity -- helping experienced artists advance and those new to drawing and painting enjoy their journey as budding artists!!
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