I asked Ryan to help my son with those skills and I cannot be more happy. Dennis loved his lessons with Ryan. He told me that Ryan is the best art teacher he ever had. That his tips are helping him tremendously and fast and more helpful than any art teacher ever gave him. I withdrew my kids from the art school and now they are learning art with Ryan.
For our first lesson Shay was able to connect with our son and show him a perspective about art as related to geometric forms. I'm sure if he had a different interest she would have related that to art instead. I had friends who attended art class at FIT and Parson's in NYC and his first lesson seemed equivalent to what you would get there, only personalized. Her teaching style seems to blend how to think about art, technique, and the personality of the student.
Kathleen is a wonderful artist and an excellent teacher. My favorite thing about our tutoring sessions is that she mixes in a combination of art theory with the actual practice of art. In this way, I am not only learning to paint, but also gaining an appreciation/understanding of the mechanics of art.