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I am currently pursuing my Masters in Fine Arts at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia and last May, I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. I have extensive experience drawing the human form from life drawing and anatomy classes, and have spent years working with the face in particular, since I paint portraits on commission for Nickerson Art Gallery. However, my experience is not limited to the human form - I have studied chroma (intensity), hue (color), value (tone); still life; drawing animals; and fashion drawing. In addition to teaching aspiring artists of any level, I can provide books, hand outs, and notes.
I am currently acquiring my Masters Degree here in Philadelphia. I graduated with a diploma from both Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I also attended Bard College for a year. Prior to my undergraduate education, I attended a prestigious prep school in New York City, where I learned extensive writing and reading skills (which only improved as I continued to higher levels of education).
I began interning at a publishing company during high school, and edited my first book at 16. I pride myself in my ability to edit and proofread (including correcting syntax and grammar).
I am currently getting my masters in fine arts at University of the Arts, where I am focusing on painting. I received my bachelor of fine arts from both Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (the college associated with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts). I am represented by the Nickerson Art Gallery in Chatham, MA. I began oil painting 7 years ago, and painted hyperrealistic portraits for the majority of that time. I prefer painting from photographs because my work is photorealistic, but I have taken 5-6 years of anatomy and life drawing. I would love to teach students of any age how to paint, and can teach any level of painting. I also work in gouache and watercolor and can teach beginners in acrylic. Although I, personally, have focused on drawing and painting the human figure, I have taken classes in drawing animals, still life painting, and figure painting. I can help develop anyone's understanding of colors, from learning the difference between primary and secondary colors, to expanding a painter's palette. I can also teach glazes and classical painting methods in oil painting.
I am a graduate student attending University of the Arts with a 4.0 GPA. In terms of studying for tests and especially exams, I have found that making a concise study guide (which the student reviews daily until the day of the test) to be the most successful study method, as well as reviewing school notes. If a student's teacher did not provide a study guide, I can easily help the student go through his or her notes and textbook/workbook, and target what the key information is. In order to make a study guide as concise as possible, mnemonics help with students of any age. Besides study guides and reviewing notes, flash cards are the best way to learn definitions or key terms. I believe in the positive effect of long-term memorization, even if the student only has a week before the test. Also, sometimes, students simply do not take notes during class, or are very disorganized, so I do my best to show how to take good notes, even if a teacher speaks quickly. However, every student learns in his or her own way and responds to specific methods differently, so I believe that although I have a set of study skills generally based on the effects of memorization, I may end up using flash cards more with one student, or use a more creative method like mnemonics primarily with another student.
I am a graduate student attending University of the Arts with a 4.0 GPA. I graduated with a diploma from Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a GPA of 3.67. I worked at Rizzoli Publications for several years and edited my first book at the age of 16. I graduated from a prestigious private school in New York City, where I excelled in writing. I am proficient in grammar and editing/proofreading and just recently proofread a memoir. Currently, I am using my skills at my job at University of The Arts, where I am an Assistant Teacher, to edit undergraduate students' essays.