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Sonserae L.

Disney Artist Alum,Computer,VFX,Digital Art,Drawing,Painting,Photoshop

Disney Artist Alum,Computer,VFX,Digital Art,Drawing,Painting,Photoshop

$55/hour

About Sonserae


Bio

I'm currently an instructor at OCSA. Orange County School of the Arts. I teach drawing and painting and digital/graphic design.

I am a very patient and encouraging tutor and teacher. I love what I do! I take you step-by-step slowly so you aren't overwhelmed and can comprehend and learn things so you can retain the information.
B.A. Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University
Fuller Seminary - Theology and the Arts
Traditional Hand-Drawing and Painting Lessons
Digital Art Lessons in...

I'm currently an instructor at OCSA. Orange County School of the Arts. I teach drawing and painting and digital/graphic design.

I am a very patient and encouraging tutor and teacher. I love what I do! I take you step-by-step slowly so you aren't overwhelmed and can comprehend and learn things so you can retain the information.
B.A. Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University
Fuller Seminary - Theology and the Arts
Traditional Hand-Drawing and Painting Lessons
Digital Art Lessons in Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs
Professional Traditional Painter and Visual Effects Artist in Film and Television for over 20 years.
As a veteran Artist from Disney, Sony and Nickelodeon, I've been doing painting and digital art in visual effects for film and tv using Photoshop and various software programs for over 20 years as well as proprietary software. I've taught Photoshop classes at a University level at Pepperdine University as well as individual or group tutoring lessons for people of all ages.
I also teach both group and individual drawing, watercolor and oil painting classes. I can teach children, adults and also co-op homeschooling groups and workshops.
My teaching in Art, Computers and other subjects comes highly recommended.

I lived, studied and traveled in Europe having studied Art History and Renaissance Painting extensively in both undergraduate and graduate school.

Set up and trained a computer graphics division of a large corporation with desktop Macintoshes. Have over 20 years Macintosh experience. Have over 20 years PC and UNIX experience.

I have many years writing experience including blogs, books, articles and thesis papers for grad school (received all A's). I have assisted students in writing on various subjects from physics, theology, and the arts.
Since this site does not allow art teachers to show their work, please google my first name dot com and see my portfolio. If you message me, I am glad to send you examples of my work and pictures of my student's work.

I also am CEO and Executive Director of a non-profit I founded to help people heal from trauma and PTSD through the arts. I also have made successful strides tutoring, coaching and teaching people with learning disabilities, addictive behaviors, ADHD or anxiety issues.
Please contact me to set up an appt. I love teaching all ages and look forward to teaching you! Thank you, Sonserae


Education

B.A. Pepperdine University
Fine Art and Photography
Fuller Seminary, Pasadena CA - Theology and The Arts
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: I give discounts to military vets and senior citizens.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/7/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

B.A. in Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University Lived and Studied Art Abroad in many countries in Europe for both undergraduate and graduate work. Have worked professionally as a Graphic Artist, Digital Artist, Painter and Art in Instructor for over 30 years. Have used Photoshop, Illustrator for over 20 years.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have Photoshop experience of over 20 years. I have a Photography and Fine Art Degree and have done Visual effects for film and TV. I have a successful jewelry design Etsy shop where I do all the photo, adjustments and posting using Photoshop and Browsers, etc
Art History,

Art History

I have a B.A. in Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University. I lived, traveled and studied in Europe focusing on Art History, Music and Architecture. I studied Art History in Orvieto, Italy in graduate school.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have been a professional artist in film and television, Disney Alum, as well as being an art instructor and professional painter for over 20 years. I have taught drawing and painting to both children and adults and have also taught at Pepperdine University as an adjunct professor. I truly enjoy teaching what I'm very passionate about and sharing all the techniques I have learned throughout the years.
Film,

Film

B.A. Fine Art and Photography. Visual Effects Artist in Film and Television for over 20 years. Worked at Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, Rhythm & Hues, Nickelodeon Studios on both feature films and television shows. I'm a current, nominated voting member of the the Academy of the Arts, Television and Sciences. (Emmy Academy)
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I learned traditional graphic design in college doing cutting and pasting of paper and wax and learning the typography machines. I have used everything from Quark Express to InDesign. I have been using Photoshop and Illustrator for over 20 years to create logos and branding, website design and website graphics, social media ads, medical illustrations, brochures, box design and layout and product design. I have successfully created logos for a number of companies including my own and have done all the graphics and artwork for my companies from print to social media to websites.
Needlework,

Needlework

I learned all forms of needlework at a very young age from my grandmother. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery and have been designing and creating projects and patterns ever since. When I was in 5th grade I taught my neighbor how to sew clothes for her baby on the sewing machine. I have taught many these crafts and enjoy it immensely.
Painting,

Painting

I have a B.A. in Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University. I have been a Painter in Film and TV for over 20 years. I have been a Fine Art watercolor and oil painting teacher for both adults and children and a Professional Artist/Painter for over 30 years.
Art Theory

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

B.A. in Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University Lived and Studied Art Abroad in many countries in Europe for both undergraduate and graduate work. Have worked professionally as a Graphic Artist, Digital Artist, Painter and Art in Instructor for over 30 years. Have used Photoshop, Illustrator for over 20 years.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have Photoshop experience of over 20 years. I have a Photography and Fine Art Degree and have done Visual effects for film and TV. I have a successful jewelry design Etsy shop where I do all the photo, adjustments and posting using Photoshop and Browsers, etc
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I was one of the first women to venture into the world of computer graphics when it began. I have a vast knowledge of multiple software programs that result in achieving different forms of documents from business cards to letters to posters, flyers, and even books. From graphic design to writing thesis papers. From Microsoft Word on the PC, to Pages on the Mac, Adobe Illustrator or InDesign for more advanced needs. I have taught computer software and multimedia on a university level as well as teaching kids and adults over 50. I currently have students of all ages I private tutor to teach them overall computer and desktop publishing skills to meet their needs. I am patient and walk you step-by-step so things are not overwhelming.
General Computer,

General Computer

I was one of the first women to venture into the world of computer graphics when it began. I have a vast knowledge of multiple software programs and have experience with all operating systems from Mac, PC and Linux. I specialize in Apple hardware and software. I set up a computer graphics division of a large corporation and was responsible for training the employees as well as building the network in the department. I teach computer software and multimedia on a university level as well as teaching kids and adults over 50. I currently have students of all ages I private tutor to teach them overall computer, operating system, navigation and desktop publishing skills to meet their needs. I am patient and walk you step-by-step so things are not overwhelming for you. Your success makes me happy!
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I learned traditional graphic design in college doing cutting and pasting of paper and wax and learning the typography machines. I have used everything from Quark Express to InDesign. I have been using Photoshop and Illustrator for over 20 years to create logos and branding, website design and website graphics, social media ads, medical illustrations, brochures, box design and layout and product design. I have successfully created logos for a number of companies including my own and have done all the graphics and artwork for my companies from print to social media to websites.
Macintosh

Macintosh

I have been proficient in Apple Macintosh products for over 20 years. I supervised, trained and developed a computer graphics division of a corporation implementing Apple Macintosh desktop computers and peripherals. I am proficient in both hardware and many software programs.

Corporate Training

General Computer

General Computer

I was one of the first women to venture into the world of computer graphics when it began. I have a vast knowledge of multiple software programs and have experience with all operating systems from Mac, PC and Linux. I specialize in Apple hardware and software. I set up a computer graphics division of a large corporation and was responsible for training the employees as well as building the network in the department. I teach computer software and multimedia on a university level as well as teaching kids and adults over 50. I currently have students of all ages I private tutor to teach them overall computer, operating system, navigation and desktop publishing skills to meet their needs. I am patient and walk you step-by-step so things are not overwhelming for you. Your success makes me happy!

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Reading, Writing

History

Art History,

Art History

I have a B.A. in Fine Art and Photography from Pepperdine University. I lived, traveled and studied in Europe focusing on Art History, Music and Architecture. I studied Art History in Orvieto, Italy in graduate school.
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Successfully led a Bible Study for 7 years for Christians in the Entertainment Industry through Media Fellowship International. Studied and completed upper division Religion and Theology Courses through Pepperdine University. Received all A's in the courses. Master of Theology and the Arts Candidate, Fuller Seminary. 4.0 GPA. A confessing Christ follower since 12 years old with life experiences of brokenness and trauma that had led to a deeper faith and relationship through the Holy Spirit.
Religion

Religion

I attended Pepperdine University and took many upper division religion courses. I received all A's in the classes. I also went to graduate school at Fuller Seminary in Theology and the Arts studying Christianity and other world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Received all A's in the courses. Have taught and teach in groups and individually for years.

Homeschool

Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Reading, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Successfully led a Bible Study for 7 years for Christians in the Entertainment Industry through Media Fellowship International. Studied and completed upper division Religion and Theology Courses through Pepperdine University. Received all A's in the courses. Master of Theology and the Arts Candidate, Fuller Seminary. 4.0 GPA. A confessing Christ follower since 12 years old with life experiences of brokenness and trauma that had led to a deeper faith and relationship through the Holy Spirit.
Religion

Religion

I attended Pepperdine University and took many upper division religion courses. I received all A's in the classes. I also went to graduate school at Fuller Seminary in Theology and the Arts studying Christianity and other world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Received all A's in the courses. Have taught and teach in groups and individually for years.

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I took many Upper graduate religion courses as an undergraduate student at Pepperdine. I received all A's in the classes. Many of the tests were essay only and many papers needed to be written for the grade. I also went to graduate school at Fuller seminary for my masters of Theology. I received all A's in every class as well. I also have been a Christian since I was 12 years old and have taught numerous Bible studies and lead and taught Bible. I've written many papers. One thesis paper I wrote for a class In graduate school, received not only an A, but the teacher told me it would've been accepted and approved as a doctoral dissertation.

Sports/Recreation

Needlework

Needlework

I learned all forms of needlework at a very young age from my grandmother. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery and have been designing and creating projects and patterns ever since. When I was in 5th grade I taught my neighbor how to sew clothes for her baby on the sewing machine. I have taught many these crafts and enjoy it immensely.

Summer

Reading, Writing

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Amazing tutor!!!

Sonserae came and tutored me on the basics of art and was very patient with me as she guided me through it all. She is very flexible on her schedule and has a strong work ethic. All the top qualities that make her a superior tutor.

Andrew, 10 lessons with Sonserae

Amazing theology tutor!!

Sonserae has been tutoring me in my online theology class. We have done in-person and online sessions, but either way, she is always a HUGE help!! She’s very nice, patient, and shows up on time willing to help and help me finish my work. She’s helped me understand my theology in a very fun way! I would highly recommend her to anyone. :)

Maddy, 16 lessons with Sonserae
Tutor responded:

Maddy just informed me that she received "A's" in her theology classes for both semesters! So proud of her and so glad that I can be of assistance in her learning.

Amazing art teacher!

Sonserae is wonderful at getting "back to basics" in teaching art. She has helped my child learn the fundamentals of art -- light, perspective, etc. so that she has a strong foundation to build on. She is patient and makes learning fun for students of all ages. Highly recommended!

Jenni, 55 lessons with Sonserae

Amazing tutor!!

Sonserae has been a wonderful tutor! I’m all over the place with my tutoring needs. She listens and then we work on that specific request each meeting. She is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! I feel very lucky to have found her, and I would highly recommend her as a tutor. Rebecca

REBECCA, 14 lessons with Sonserae

Paper review

Sonserae was very professional in her approach. She requested materials in advance of our session and was up to speed on the subject matter when the session began. She provided valuable insights which helped to improve the quality of the paper.

Brad, 7 lessons with Sonserae

Fantastic!

Sonserae is amazing. I have only had one lesson with her so far, but I gained so much wisdom from listening to her, and I am excited to continue lessons with her. She is a light in this world, and she has lots of creativity and experience to offer anyone wanting to learn.

Natalie, 2 lessons with Sonserae
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