Specializing in supporting the creative growth and unique self-expression of motivated individuals, lessons with this fine arts tutor are based on each student's interests and needs.
With 20 years of experience facilitating personally meaningful art
experiences, I teach technical strategies that bolster visual thinking and creative problem solving skills. Lessons are structured in a systematic, success-oriented way. Even those who believe themselves to have little artistic ability are taught in a manner where beautiful results become natural and the student's unique artistic "voice" emerges.
I welcome "absolute beginners" and individuals with special needs
or disabilities as well as the "gifted" or "talented" and seasoned art professionals seeking an expanded skill set.
This list of possible areas of focus is by no means a comprehensive one.
If you have an interest not listed here, please inquire.
All concepts and skills in these areas are presented in developmentally appropriate ways:
- historic techniques in drawing
- rendering from life and skills for realism
- methods of abstraction and surface design
- the basics of linear perspective
- color theories and historic palettes
- archival collage and mixed media
- preservation framing
- transcending creative blocks and preventing blocks from developing
- portfolio building
- professional practices and career development
- Art exhibitions: curating, exhibition design and installation
- developing intuitive capacity through the creative process
- finding joyous fulfillment in artistic self-expression
My expertise as a TEACHING ARTIST draws on a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Painting and drawing with a minor in Art History
, a second bachelor's degree (BS) in Graphic Design, a master's degree (MA) in Art Therapy, and a Master's of Fine Art degree (MFA) in historic painting/drawing/print making techniques.
I have work experience inside Major Fine Art museums, high end Frame Shops and Art Galleries allows me to support students in their professional development as well as their aesthetic pursuits.
Note: This art tutor gladly offers home-based lessons in Manhattan. However, due to transit considerations with access to certain areas of the city, an additional fee may be required if transit times warrant it. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis before lessons begin. This tutor is not able to travel into New Jersey or the Northern Suburbs, despite their being geographically within the 10 mile posted radius. Studio based lessons are conducted in Upper Manhattan, which is convenient to those who can drive in over the bridges from NJ, Westchester, etc.