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Lawrence M.

Springfield, VA

$48/hr

Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, & Digital Photography

Background check passed as of 8/27/13
Usually responds in about 23 hours

Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, & Digital Photography

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I am a Graphic Designer by training, from one of the pioneer Graphic Design university programs in the country, with traditional art school life-drawing, and sculpture in addition. I practiced many years in the fields of design and communication. During that time I also was very involved as a volunteer in the Big Brother/Big Sister organizations.

While working in LA (1996-2000), I volunteered to teach a Sunday School class, and enjoyed it, enough so, that when we moved to Virginia, I decided to switch careers. I became an Art teacher. First on the grade school level in DC, and then I switched to high school, teaching sculpture, & traditional darkroom Photo.

At a public charter high school I returned to the broader spectrum of an art program. Later developing (and teaching) a digital photography
program.

I believe in art as a core element of a complete education. I enjoy working with youth as well as older students to find or develop their creative talents. I believe many struggle in school, and in finding their strengths. For some that strength, is artistic ability. I know that, because I lived it, and I've since watched it occurring in my students.

As a Graphic Designer, if that might be your career path, drawing and conceptualizing 'on the board' are critical, in my view, to quality design. Learn to draw and you'll be far ahead of the 'tech-heads'.

I look forward to working with you, to develop 'Your Talent'!

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting,
Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I have (30) years experience as a graphic designer. I studied in a traditional classic art program with life-drawing including figure drawing. I've also taught art for 10 years, on both the grade school and high school levels.

Graphic Design

I have a BS in Graphic Design, from Univ. of Cincinnati. I've been practicing design for a couple decades. I taught Art, Photography for nearly 10 years.

Painting

As an undergraduate I studied under long term painting professors. Painting studio work undergrad., plus graduate school. Studied in traditional classic art program with life-drawing including figure drawing. Have taught art for (10) years, on grade school & HS levels. This following,(30) years experience as a graphic designer.

Photography

I have (30) years experience as a graphic designer. I studied in traditional classic art program with life-drawing including figure drawing. I've also taught art for 10 years, both the grade school and high school levels and studied/worked in traditional darkrooms. I taught darkroom as well as digital photography for two years.

Univ. of Cincinnati
Graphic Design
Indiana Univ - Grad School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Univ. of Cincinnati (Graphic Design)

Indiana Univ - Grad School (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lawrence will travel within 30 miles of Springfield, VA 22152.


About Lawrence

I am a Graphic Designer by training, from one of the pioneer Graphic Design university programs in the country, with traditional art school life-drawing, and sculpture in addition. I practiced many years in the fields of design and communication. During that time I also was very involved as a volunteer in the Big Brother/Big Sister organizations.

While working in LA (1996-2000), I volunteered to teach a Sunday School class, and enjoyed it, enough so, that when we moved to Virginia, I decided to switch careers. I became an Art teacher. First on the grade school level in DC, and then I switched to high school, teaching sculpture, & traditional darkroom Photo.

At a public charter high school I returned to the broader spectrum of an art program. Later developing (and teaching) a digital photography
program.

I believe in art as a core element of a complete education. I enjoy working with youth as well as older students to find or develop their creative talents. I believe many struggle in school, and in finding their strengths. For some that strength, is artistic ability. I know that, because I lived it, and I've since watched it occurring in my students.

As a Graphic Designer, if that might be your career path, drawing and conceptualizing 'on the board' are critical, in my view, to quality design. Learn to draw and you'll be far ahead of the 'tech-heads'.

I look forward to working with you, to develop 'Your Talent'!

Education

Univ. of Cincinnati
Graphic Design
Indiana Univ - Grad School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Univ. of Cincinnati (Graphic Design)

Indiana Univ - Grad School (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Springfield, VA 22152

Lawrence’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting,
Photography

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.


Background Check Status for Lawrence M.

Lawrence M. passed a background check on 8/27/13. The check was ordered by Lawrence through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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