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Web Media, Animation and Arts Teacher for STEM (Adobe Suite / Blender)
Jay C.

1,502 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Web Media, Animation and Arts Teacher for STEM (Adobe Suite / Blender)
Web Media, Animation and Arts Teacher for STEM (Adobe Suite / Blender)
Jay C.

1,502 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,502 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Jay


Bio

I enjoy sharing a vast knowledge of arts and technology and inspiring others to work above their ability. I have been teaching and designing curricula in STEM related subjects since 2006 at my Animation Studio and other Maker Spaces, Schools and Libraries.

Autism Awareness! I am experienced with teaching to all ages and skill levels and can explain complex concepts for all students with patience and understanding.

My lessons use Storytelling and Animation as a means to learn STEM and...

I enjoy sharing a vast knowledge of arts and technology and inspiring others to work above their ability. I have been teaching and designing curricula in STEM related subjects since 2006 at my Animation Studio and other Maker Spaces, Schools and Libraries.

Autism Awareness! I am experienced with teaching to all ages and skill levels and can explain complex concepts for all students with patience and understanding.

My lessons use Storytelling and Animation as a means to learn STEM and Arts blended subjects in an engaging and fun way.

Whatever the subject, I've got you covered! 2D and 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Audio Editing, Music Production, Game Design, Programming and Web Design.

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Blender is a powerful and free program that supports the entirety of the 2D and 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Open Source (FREE):
- Blender
- Krita
- Pencil
- Inkscape
- Gimp
- Audacity
- Garage Band (Mac)
- LMMS / Fruity Loops FL Studio

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- Let's Start Learning Something New!

I work with Home School students and Tech Camps; and I enjoy making Custom Lessons and Workshops to meet any student or group needs.

Let me know how I may help you learn your next new skill!


Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I am always willing to work with a students' budget and offer discounts for scheduling multiple lessons. Let me know your needs and we'll work something out.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/15/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator since 1993 and have been teaching vector illustration since 2006. With experience in a wide range of applications for vector art I am ready to tackle any project from Print and web to animation, large format and 3D printing, cartography, illustration and more.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Adobe Photoshop since 1993 and have worked in various industries doing large format print production, photo colorization, color correction and touch-up. I have been teaching Photoshop for 7 years and I have lessons for any application from Web Design and print setup to using pixels for fun artistic projects like Digital Scrapbooking, Digital Painting and Illustration.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have been teaching life drawing and rendering since 2004. I use the Loomis Method to help students bring their drawing skills to the next level. Many students know how to draw faces in one way. I use this popular drawing method to show how to draw the head from different angles, how to draw features of the face, likes eyes, nose and mouth; and how to draw the muscles and bones that make up difficult things to sketch like hands and posture. This enables students to expand their knowledge of life drawing and also how to imitate cartoon styles, create their own styles and different creatures. I also include drawing in perspectives, shading, and different rendering techniques like pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I am a CG Generalist with a 30 year career in graphic design that has run the gamut of everything from CAD and 3D printing to industrial manufacturing, 3D modeling and product simulation to web and video game design, from large architectural installations to printing business cards. With this experience and insight I provide lessons in Design Fundamentals, Color Theory, Typography, Drafting and Rendering. These are an essential part to my curriculum that I have been teaching since 2009 because they focus on the foundation that enhances a students' artistic skills as well as underlying concepts to develop any kind of graphic design application across industries.
Painting,

Painting

I have been painting in several media since 1990 and my favorite is Water Color, but I also enjoy Acrylic, Oil and Pastels. There's also digital painting that can be done using PhotoShop and 3D software like Blender to paint models. I have been teaching a water color painting class for the past 7 years which also incorporates some sketching, pen and ink, perspective rendering, calligraphy and various fun painting techniques. I have fun, simple lessons that anyone can learn and apply to their own projects. I am open to providing similar lessons for any other medium you may be interested in painting with from traditional brush and paints to working with digital tools.
Video Production

Video Production

I have 12 years experience filming multi-camera and audio productions for live music videos, live game shows, and doing video editing and compositing for commercials, animations, cartoons, 3D simulations, interactive learning, instruction videos and presentations. My curriculum involves teaching students to use Adobe Premiere and Blender for their animation and cartoon projects and I have been doing this for 7 years. The lessons include framing a shot, lighting, green screen, camera effects, syncing audio, editing and transitions.

Computer

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I have been using Flash/Animate since 1994 and have been teaching 2D animation and game design since 2006. I have taught Flash/Animate online with single students and also in collaborative groups to complete a full animation project. My animation studio is a maker space open to the public and has facilitated many animation and game design projects over the past decade and more.
Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator since 1993 and have been teaching vector illustration since 2006. With experience in a wide range of applications for vector art I am ready to tackle any project from Print and web to animation, large format and 3D printing, cartography, illustration and more.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Adobe Photoshop since 1993 and have worked in various industries doing large format print production, photo colorization, color correction and touch-up. I have been teaching Photoshop for 7 years and I have lessons for any application from Web Design and print setup to using pixels for fun artistic projects like Digital Scrapbooking, Digital Painting and Illustration.
Animation,

Animation

I opened my animation studio as a maker space to host Animation Summer Camps in 2006. Since then I have designed curricula for schools and libraries that use Animation as an outlet to learn STEM related subjects blended with the Arts. Animation has something for everyone and includes all the Arts; like storytelling, acting, writing, music, drawing, illustration and 3D modeling. When possible I like to incorporate hands-on learning using LEGO and clay to create stop motion animation. Then we translate those skills onto the computer to work with digital tools that help bring animation to life.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

I have been hand-coding web projects for more than 15 years but I still use DreamWeaver because it makes things so much easier and efficient. This is my go to tool when working on sites and when teaching others to code for the web too. I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. With ability to work using CSS, JavaScript and PHP Dreamweaver is useful for every part of a web project. It also conveniently has the ability to connect directly to a server making page updates fast and streamlined.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I am a CG Generalist with a 30 year career in graphic design that has run the gamut of everything from CAD and 3D printing to industrial manufacturing, 3D modeling and product simulation to web and video game design, from large architectural installations to printing business cards. With this experience and insight I provide lessons in Design Fundamentals, Color Theory, Typography, Drafting and Rendering. These are an essential part to my curriculum that I have been teaching since 2009 because they focus on the foundation that enhances a students' artistic skills as well as underlying concepts to develop any kind of graphic design application across industries.
HTML,

HTML

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.
Music Production,

Music Production

My music production background dates back to the 1980's with synthesizers and reel-to-reel recording equipment. Since then I have worked behind the scenes doing live audio for stage sound and monitoring, live and studio multi-track recording, multi-track editing and mastering as well as producing music CDs, live internet radio and scores for animation, film and even audio books for children. For the past 8 years I have been teaching music production using MIDI and synthesizers that easily allows you to make music on your computer using a keyboard, or even record your musical instruments with microphones and track them to make a whole song. I am familiar with a variety of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Garage Band, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, VCV Rack, Audacity and many others.
Video Production,

Video Production

I have 12 years experience filming multi-camera and audio productions for live music videos, live game shows, and doing video editing and compositing for commercials, animations, cartoons, 3D simulations, interactive learning, instruction videos and presentations. My curriculum involves teaching students to use Adobe Premiere and Blender for their animation and cartoon projects and I have been doing this for 7 years. The lessons include framing a shot, lighting, green screen, camera effects, syncing audio, editing and transitions.
Web Design

Web Design

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.

Corporate Training

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I have been using Flash/Animate since 1994 and have been teaching 2D animation and game design since 2006. I have taught Flash/Animate online with single students and also in collaborative groups to complete a full animation project. My animation studio is a maker space open to the public and has facilitated many animation and game design projects over the past decade and more.
HTML,

HTML

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.
Web Design

Web Design

I have designed and built hundreds of websites and even teach many of my clients to use WordPress and learn some HTML so that they can manage their own website. I have been hand-coding HTML since 1998 and teach Web Design as part of a business entrepreneurship program to help people get started with managing their own website. For more advanced applications I use CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Designing for mobile devices and the web has added many new skills to the needs of web designers and I strive to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Today, Web Design encompasses a wide range of media and skills. Animation, Apps and Games have become part of our web experience so everything that I teach has to do with Web Design in some way.

Music

Music Production

Music Production

My music production background dates back to the 1980's with synthesizers and reel-to-reel recording equipment. Since then I have worked behind the scenes doing live audio for stage sound and monitoring, live and studio multi-track recording, multi-track editing and mastering as well as producing music CDs, live internet radio and scores for animation, film and even audio books for children. For the past 8 years I have been teaching music production using MIDI and synthesizers that easily allows you to make music on your computer using a keyboard, or even record your musical instruments with microphones and track them to make a whole song. I am familiar with a variety of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Garage Band, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, VCV Rack, Audacity and many others.

Examples of Expertise


Jay has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (622 ratings)
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Reviews

Jay's Blender knowledge is Fantastic

We had a specific project - and Jay was super helpful. Great tutor nice person. Learned both basic and advanced knowledge. Would highly recommend Jay as a tutor.

Lisa, 4 lessons with Jay

Fantastic Tutor!

I have been taking Blender lessons with Jay for the past several months and am here to echo his many other positive reviews in reporting that he is an excellent tutor! When we began, I had barely any basic knowledge of how to use the program. Week by week, we built skills together and Jay was always patient, informative, and kind. He was up for taking a somewhat non-linear learning journey with me as I sought to learn how to use Blender for a specific project pertaining to my art practice. As I got more familiar with the program, Jay continued to be an essential guide - he helped me find way through (countless) confusing roadblocks with sage advice and positive encouragement. He was also always ready to jump into a little extra research to answer niche questions. Each week, I've looked forward to working with Jay and am so grateful for his help! I can't recommend him highly enough!

Zoe, 20 lessons with Jay

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

We went over how to clean up and prepare a 3D scanned object for 3D printing using Blender. Jay explained things very clearly, was patient, and was thorough in answering my questions. Thank you!

Ann, 2 lessons with Jay

Great "universe" of Blender knowledge; very valuable for a noob like me

Jay saved me ~50 hours of hair-pulling, head-banging-against-the-wall just by setting up my Blender preferences right AND by walking me through how you "touch" the application. Seriously-worth-every-penny session

Kevin, 2 lessons with Jay

Hands Down One of the Best!

My son is very happy with Jay. He says that Jay leaves out most of the “fluff” and just gets down to business. He loves his pace and Jay seems to intuitively know what the student needs and wants. He has learned so much already in just a few weeks. He can’t wait until the next lesson.

Nicole, 21 lessons with Jay

Great experience..

My son has so far had a great experience with Jay. They spent the first day properly setting up Blender and learning how to properly categorize all of his Blender projects into separate files. Jay is very knowledgeable and patient...

Roy, 8 lessons with Jay

Great tutor that answered all of my questions!

Jay was a great tutor that helped me with a lot of techniques including physics simulations for animation, camera adjustments, and render settings for the viewport.

Laura, 2 lessons with Jay

Very Helpful!

I was able to directly ask an expert how-to resolve some issues I was having, and received a patient and pleasant experience in learning best practices to resolve them. I also feel that making the decision to choose Jay as a tutor has saved me hours -or weeks- of frustrating attempts to learn Blender on my own.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Jay

Wonderful and Gifted Tutor

I loved Jay's sense of patience and purpose. He is a very knowledgeable tutor. He provided an efficient structure and provided tips on how to learn. He created an environment that was perfect for learning. Can’t wait for my next lesson. Jay is awesome!

Dan, 1 lesson with Jay
Hourly Rate: $50
Response time: 2 hours
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