I have been drawing
for more than 30 years. I became interested in art
at a very young age and was always so excited to get new supplies to experiment with! I was never without a sketchbook and I was constantly drawing and sometimes the drawings were left in the sketchbook and other times they developed into more in-depth ideas and detailed images. I began studying art in undergraduate school and completed my degree at Parsons School of Design in Fine Arts & Graphics. I am skilled in both dimensional and 3-dimensional art (mosaics, sculpting and paper creations).
I love teaching and I am passionate about art education. While in college, I rounded up the local kids and taught them to paint in a make shift studio in my home. I knew one day I would have my own classroom filled with budding artists, crayons, paints, clay, scissors, paper in a rainbow of colors and more! I have been involved in many non-profit programs in NY and NJ and I am a major factor in educating the young. I am currently the program director at a non-profit art enrichment program in Holmdel, NJ.
After college, I worked for 12 years in Manhattan, working my way up to an art director. In 1985 I moved to NJ and in 1990 had my first child. I started to freelance in art locally and have illustrated children's books, designed logos, created 3-dimensional art for displays and more! I traveled through Europe and visited places like Italy, France, and Amsterdam where I was inspired to do a series of watercolors of my travels. I still work in the field of graphic design and hold a position as an art director, but my true passion is teaching art to budding artists.
My approach to tutoring and teaching art is to explore one's imagination while learning classic drawing techniques. A variety of media such as pen, pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, markers, watercolors and oil pastels are introduced and whatever else you might be interested in! Students are encouraged to make visits to museums as well as learning the history
of art. I hope to integrate a fun-filled approach to learning creative arts. There is an artist in all of us just waiting to bloom. Most important our objective is to have fun and get inspired!” My students range from ages 9 and up.
I also specialize in tutoring students for preparing a portfolio for college admissions as well as college essay
coaching. SEE MY BLOG FOR COURSE DESCRIPTION.
I'd be happy to send you samples of my own artwork as well as references.
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Being a visual teacher, I understand the effects of visual stimulation on brain development and utilize imagery where appropriate to enhance learning. I also utilize graphic, image-rich technologies in my teaching and understand the advantages and disadvantages
of various visual technologies and try to use them appropriately. I avoid passive learning and bridge the gap between seeing and doing...
1. You can freely express ideas. You have the freedom to create your own designs.
2. You can create logos. Using the pen tool, you can create shapes for your logo.
3. You can draw objects. Objects and drawings could be done realistically in Adobe Illustrator.
4. You can draw cartoons. Cute cartoon characters used for whatever purposes can be done in Illustrator.
5. You can draw...
To get started with watercolor painting, you will need these 11 watercolor painting supplies:
Jug of water
One extra supply that I can't be without - Watercolor Pencils!
A Quick Lesson:
Watercolors and colored pencils work really well together. When...