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I have been drawing and painting 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.
As an Art Director, I have over 30 years experience in creative design and production. I often use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations, posters, advertisements, brochures and catalog work. I have also been working with elementary age, H.S. age and older students for more than 10 years and my student reviews speak for themselves on services & satisfaction. Feel free to explore my profile and other certified subjects.
Working since 2003 as a program director and instructor in an art enrichment program and studying Art History in college, I have taken my students to The Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Cloisters, The Philadelphia Museum, The Glass Museum, The Guggenheim, The Whitney, Grounds for Sculpture and may other places and have held instructional tours where we discuss Art Theory and how it relates to what we have seen. It is very informative and allows the students to explore and understand concepts in art. Art is a visual representation of a range of concepts, stories and emotions, including curiosity, humanity, political statements, and the Self. I examine and explain the development of the different ways in which people study, interpret and appreciate art in its rich variety of forms. The simple idea of "art" is explored.
I received my degree from Parsons School of Design. I have always drawn since childhood and was curious at a very young age to explore all types of art. I have exhibited my art and have also sold many of my pieces. I am currently the Program Director of an art enrichment program and have been teaching there since 2003. I work in many mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, pastel, color pencil and pencil.
I received my degree from Parsons School of Design. I have always painted since childhood and was curious at a very young age to explore all types of art. I have exhibited my art and have also sold many of my pieces. I am currently the Program Director of an art enrichment program and have been teaching there since 2003.
I work mostly in watercolor and acrylics when I paint. I am passionate about art and about teaching and would love to teach you! Experimenting is the best way to learn and I encourage freedom of expression which gives self-confidence to budding young artists. My painting instructionals include painting explored through:
Color Theory and Harmony
Design Value Painting (ten shades or more)
Monochrome Painting (tessellation with compliment)
Mixed Media (Ink and watercolor)
Great Tutor — Susan has been a great tutor thus far. She teaches at a reasonable pace and is able to respond and address questions and quizzical comments from projects or lessons assigned. Susan is easily reachable and flexible in case of extra help/time needed. For only our fourth lesson together, I have learned a great deal and am continuously curious as to what is to be taught next! ...
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