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Ken J.

I can quickly teach anyone how to see, to draw and paint.

Redmond, WA (98052)

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I have lived in the greater Seattle area all my life...
Kirkand, Seattle, Mercer Island and Redmond.

I graduated from the University of Washington, majored in Commercial Art, played Baseball and Football.
I raised my family in Redmond where I now live. My grandchildren are grown, my grandson is in the Navy.
I owned a Commercial Art Studio / Adverting Agency in Seattle over the past fifty years.
Illustration, Sculpting, Painting, Watercolor, Logos, Patent Illustration, Writing.

I can teach anyone, of any age, how to see, to draw and/or paint. I can make art fun for a lifetime...

Everyone can learn how to draw. After you are drawing,
I can teach you different techniques and mediums of painting.
You will see the results in one hour that start on foundation fundamentals.

I teach realistic or abstract with a preference in realism.
Composition - Materials -Pencil; Ink; Colored Pencils; Watercolor; Acrylics and Oil Painting.

I know all the tricks of a commercial artist. I do not teach computer digital art.

I can also show and explain why art is good, bad or ugly...

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For fifty years I have been a commercial artist; father and grandfather. I can teach anyone, of any age how to see and draw.

I will teach you simple steps and tricks so that you can draw any subject, in any medium, in any size. I majored in Commercial Art at the University of Washington, and also owned a Commercial Art Studio and Advertising Agency in Seattle. I am currently working as a Creative Marketing Consultant and Watercolor Artist. Invest one hour and you will be amazed at the results.


The same description applies to Painting... I can teach in all mediums; how to use color and an understanding of the color wheel.

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My children loved him! Ken was a pleasure to work with. My children really liked all the encouragement he gave them and the painstaking manner in which he taught them the basics of watercolors. They were thrilled when he got them these beautiful roses which he then used as the subject of their drawing class. He worked with them very patiently and tried to get the best out of them. I also appreciated his approach to the ...

— Manuela from Mercer Island, WA on 4/14/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Ken will travel within 20 miles of Redmond, WA 98052.

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