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Susan E.

Morganville, NJ

$50/hr

Art/Drawing/Painting/Portfolio Prep/College Essay TUTOR/TEACHER

Background check passed as of 8/27/12
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Art/Drawing/Painting/Portfolio Prep/College Essay TUTOR/TEACHER

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Hello Students!

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.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Alyssa, Holmdel, NJ on 9/14/14

"Terrific Tutor"

- Susan, Freehold, NJ on 10/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Inessa, Edison, NJ on 6/18/13

"Slow and steady"

- Chenghua, East Brunswick, NJ on 2/19/13
Susan replied on 2/20/2013

Thank you so much for the kind review! Slow and steady is a perfect analogy to describe my teaching your 7 year old child in his art skill development. At a certain age a child will have a grasp of numerous concepts and skills that might otherwise be learned haphazardly, and perhaps incompletely. My teaching is a low-pressure approach to guiding your child through learning the natural way, by doing and observing. Physical skills, spatial concepts, and the like are touched on and expanded gradually. Many of the activities will be expanded to include other art supplies, such as paints and pastels. As the child makes progress, the assignments will become more challenging and he will learn skills that will be with him forever.

"Excellent results so quickly!"

- Patricia, Red Bank, NJ on 11/29/12

"Really professional and patient"

- Tammy, Edison, NJ on 9/27/12
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe Illustrator

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.

Art Theory

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.

Drawing

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.

Painting

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)

Susan’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Susan. View all of Susan’s resources

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... read more

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... read more

To get started with watercolor painting, you will need these 11 watercolor painting supplies: Watercolors Paper Palette Paper Towels Jug of water Soap Pencil Kneaded Eraser Flat Board Tape Brushes One extra supply that I can't be without - Watercolor Pencils! A Quick Lesson: Watercolors and colored pencils work really well together. When... read more

Parsons School of Design, NYC
Graphics-Fine Arts

Education

Parsons School of Design, NYC (Graphics-Fine Arts)

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! ...

— Alyssa, Holmdel, NJ on 9/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 15 miles of Morganville, NJ 07751.


About Susan

Hello Students!

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.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Alyssa, Holmdel, NJ on 9/14/14

"Terrific Tutor"

- Susan, Freehold, NJ on 10/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Inessa, Edison, NJ on 6/18/13

"Slow and steady"

- Chenghua, East Brunswick, NJ on 2/19/13
Susan replied on 2/20/2013

Thank you so much for the kind review! Slow and steady is a perfect analogy to describe my teaching your 7 year old child in his art skill development. At a certain age a child will have a grasp of numerous concepts and skills that might otherwise be learned haphazardly, and perhaps incompletely. My teaching is a low-pressure approach to guiding your child through learning the natural way, by doing and observing. Physical skills, spatial concepts, and the like are touched on and expanded gradually. Many of the activities will be expanded to include other art supplies, such as paints and pastels. As the child makes progress, the assignments will become more challenging and he will learn skills that will be with him forever.

"Excellent results so quickly!"

- Patricia, Red Bank, NJ on 11/29/12

"Really professional and patient"

- Tammy, Edison, NJ on 9/27/12
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Education

Parsons School of Design, NYC
Graphics-Fine Arts

Education

Parsons School of Design, NYC (Graphics-Fine Arts)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Morganville, NJ 07751

Susan’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Susan’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Susan. View all of Susan’s resources

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... read more

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... read more

To get started with watercolor painting, you will need these 11 watercolor painting supplies: Watercolors Paper Palette Paper Towels Jug of water Soap Pencil Kneaded Eraser Flat Board Tape Brushes One extra supply that I can't be without - Watercolor Pencils! A Quick Lesson: Watercolors and colored pencils work really well together. When... read more


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