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Leonard B.

Art, Drawing, Painting, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Animation

Carrollton, TX (75010)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$65.00
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I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. I have my Pennsylvania and Texas Teaching certificate in kindergarden-12th Grade Art. I am currently an art teacher at a high school in Frisco, Texas. I have more than 20 years of art teaching experience with both beginners and advanced students both in public school and privately.

I believe that anyone can be taught to Draw Sculpt or Paint if they have one basic ingredient, desire. Other areas of expertise I bring are more than 20 years of Graphic design both professionally and at the high school and middle school levels. Some of the programs I can teach are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects, I also have produced and taught animation on various levels professionally.

I have acted professionally and had many staring roles in college and amateur theater. I specialize in teaching improvisational techniques of acting which focus on comedy. I look forward to hearing from you soon about how I can help you learn your desired skill.

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Leonard’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash, General Computer, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory , Drawing, Painting, Theatre, Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production

Adobe Flash

I have created several animations in flash and taught Sixth and Seventh grade animation classes using Flash as our primary program for four years.

Adobe Illustrator

I have used Illustrator for over 7 years now. I feel confident that I could help anyone understand how to utilize it for their needs. I have had several of my Illustrator designs used in international publishing.

Adobe InDesign

I have worked for 6 years in Pagemaker before it became InDesign and then I have worked in InDesign professionally for 7 years since. I can effectively walk a student around the interface and show them how they can utilize it many shortcuts and tools to pull together a Packaged folder holding all the elements for the printers needs, including creating PDF's of final works for preview and possible printing needs.

Adobe Photoshop

I have taught and used Photoshop for over 15 years. I also have worked with it professionally as a graphic artist for five years. I consider myself proficient and highly skilled in using and teaching all the fundamentals of what Photoshop has to offer.

Desktop Publishing

I have taught Yearbook and Journalism for 4 years at the high school level. I also worked as a graphic artist fro 2005-2010 professionally.
I have the ability to teach how to utilize the Adobe suite in such a way to be able to effectively create Graphic designs that are professional.

Drawing

I have an active K-12 Art Education teaching certificate from Pennsylvania and Texas. I have taught both basic and advanced levels of drawing techniques that focus on learning how to draw what you see utilizing the development of the right side of the brain. I have many students who have gone onto work professionally in various art fields. I also have worked professionally as an artist where my drawing skills utilized. I pride myself on being able to break down advanced concepts and make them understandable and palatable to average person or young learner.

Painting

I have an active K-12 Art Education teaching certificate from Pennsylvania and Texas. I have taught both basic and advanced levels of Painting techniques and have created numerous paintings and murals throughout the country. I have many students who have gone onto work professionally in various art fields. I pride myself on being able to break down advanced painting concepts and make them understandable and palatable to the average person or young learner. I have taught tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and oil using various techniques from the Old Master like grisaille underpainting with overlaying colored glazes to Alla Prima (one session) techniques. I have taught airbrush and dry brush techniques. I am a realist at heart with a love for the classical techniques and appreciation for Impressionistic expression.

Theatre

I have acted/starred in community, High School, College and professional theater. I have learned many techniques including improvisational theater. I have a lot to offer someone looking to get into the industry. I still keep in contact via Facebook with my agent who oversees many of the major young acting talents in the industry today.

Video Production

I have taught video production at the middle school level for 3 years. We created a daily news show. I also had the responsibility of video editing and production at Gospel for Asia in 2010. I then for the next two years created animations where I had to import drawings into aftereffect and then into Premier Pro. I then created audio and sound effect utilizing the Mac program Garage Band. All in all I was my own in house studio where I produced Seven Thirty minute Animation productions for the Ministry Hope for the Heart in Plano, Texas.

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Education

Kutztown University (B.S. Art Education)

Amazing Man! Lenny is so smart. Very intelligent, has a vast amount of knowledge, great teacher, and extremely patient! Great, great experience. Thank you so much Lenny!!! ...

— Amanda from Denton, TX on 7/9/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leonard will travel within 40 miles of Carrollton, TX 75010.

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