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Stephen R.

Indio, CA

$50/hour

The Art and Strategy of Drawing and Chess/ Reading and Writing

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Massachusetts College of Art
Art Education
Northeastern University
Graduate Coursework
California State University SanBernardino
MEd

Education

Massachusetts College of Art (Art Education)

Northeastern University (Graduate Coursework)

California State University SanBernardino (MEd)

About Stephen

Dear Students and Parents:

I am Stephen, lifetime learner and master artist in drawing and painting; teacher and avid player of chess. My personal history includes undergraduate study, five years at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where both parents graduated from. Further, I attended graduate work in design at Northeastern University while working days as a promotional designer for Hewlett-Packard. I was the first Marketing Director to the United States Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Base in Twenty-nine Palms California. I have been a fine and applied art teacher at Coachella Valley High School for eleven years, through my retirement this past June 13th, 2014. Along with teaching art; I held chess club during school lunch time and after school. A couple of years back I received my Masters Degree in Education Administration from California State University San Bernardino.

I really love Art and have facilitated the creative process with thousands of students. My students win a lot of contests in Art. I can show people how to draw, paint, sculpt and design. Everyone has untapped ability in Art; I can help bring it forward. An understanding of Art, is a gateway to a better understanding and awareness of yourself and the world you live in. Just as Art requires knowledge of the basic seven foundational elements; Line, Value, Shape, Space, Form, Color, and Texture; The ancient game of Chess involves equivalent set-up, moves and strategy that make an artistic project successful. A winning piece of Art and a winning game of chess have a lot in common. Creative thinking in both disciplines heighten personal awareness and make navigation through everyday lie experiences manageable, interesting and FUN.

The same, parallel thinking processes govern a student's ability to master reading and writing. Learning the strategic steps and thought patterns necessary to read, retain and report through the written word. Understanding of the step-by-step discipline that is associated age-appropriate reading and writing builds a foundation for success. I am prepared to offer my knowledge and experience in Art and Chess; Reading and Writing to interested students. I look forward to meeting you.
Dear Students and Parents:

I am Stephen, lifetime learner and master artist in drawing and painting; teacher and avid player of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Indio, CA 92201
In-person lessons
Art:
Drawing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Chess

I have been a Chess Club player since high school days.
I am an owner of several unique quality Chess sets.
I am an active teacher/ player to students at Coachella Valley High School for seven years running.
I am a Free-Fun ongoing Chess tournament supervisor at CVHS.
I have admiration and respect for this ancient game of strategy.

Drawing

I am the son of two noted artists from New England; Claire and Byron Reed. I have been drawing, painting, sculpting all of my life since early childhood. Graduate of Massachusetts College of Art,
The Museum School at Tufts University, Northeastern University, and California State University San Bernardino. I am a certificated Art instructor in California through 2020, holding undergraduate
Bachelors Art degree and Masters in Educational Administration.
I have successfully taught visual fine and applied Art at Coachella Valley High School over the past eleven years. I am recently retired and looking for qualified private students.

Massachusetts College of Art
Art Education
Northeastern University
Graduate Coursework
California State University SanBernardino
MEd

Education

Massachusetts College of Art (Art Education)

Northeastern University (Graduate Coursework)

California State University SanBernardino (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 10 miles of Indio, CA 92201.