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Cody B.

Professional portrait artist, tutoring in drawing and painting

Professional portrait artist, tutoring in drawing and painting

$25/hour

  • Birmingham, AL 35210

About Cody


Bio

I have been painting and drawing portraits professionally in the Birmingham area for 11 years. I began getting requests for tutoring the first year; but being self-taught, I had to teach myself how to teach! Now I am very experienced at it, and my students always come away very improved from how they began, even when they insist that they "can't draw a stick figure"...I prove them wrong!

Drawing can be intimidating; folks tend to look at that blank paper or canvas and can't see their...

I have been painting and drawing portraits professionally in the Birmingham area for 11 years. I began getting requests for tutoring the first year; but being self-taught, I had to teach myself how to teach! Now I am very experienced at it, and my students always come away very improved from how they began, even when they insist that they "can't draw a stick figure"...I prove them wrong!

Drawing can be intimidating; folks tend to look at that blank paper or canvas and can't see their way to the finished piece. I guide them through it, helping them learn proportion and shading in their drawing, and mixing colors in painting. Like a personal trainer, I show the student how to get the results they want, what to do and what not to do...and it's up to them to exercise and build up those artistic muscles!

Parents will get even more for their money, because math skills get a workout as well. Students will have to learn to proportion their subjects; and this often involves getting out the ruler and working with multiplication, decimals, etc. But they'll have fun doing it!

The whole experience is fun and relaxed, but it is for serious learners; and therefore I'd prefer not to take on students that are too young for the math. We can meet at a Panera, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, library, etc. Bring photos or objects you find interesting, for us to practice with, or we can borrow them from the shelves at a library or bookstore. I can bring art supplies, or you can bring your own if you prefer. Youngsters should have a parent or guardian nearby.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

University of Alabama, Birmingham
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Birmingham, AL 35210
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Cody B.

$25/hour

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