My name is Armisey S. and I am an experienced arts educator and mentor for students wanting to expand their artistic skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage and portfolio development. My more than 20 years of experience include working with numerous youth and adults in refining their skills, taking them to the next level in their academic and professional careers. Some of my students have gone on to Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts and Montclair State University. I have mentored High School seniors in a program in Newark, New Jersey for two years. This program affords High School students the opportunity to work with a professional artist for six weeks and produce a viable art work for exhibition at the end of the mentoring cycle. I have also worked with university students to develop a large-scale mural in Newark, New Jersey.
My tutoring pedagogy is rigorous, but it's fun to engender a positive response and therefore product from my students. I train with and eye toward repetition and completing a series of technical exercises that will further develop skills and artistic style. Throughout the sessions, I make it my point to introduce or reinforce the historical components of art, asking students to write short observations about a selected artwork. This method helps the student interested in attending art school to think more critically about art and its history.
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