China J.

San Francisco, CA


Illustration Student

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/17/10
5.0 average from 22 ratings


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The Academy of Art University


The Academy of Art University (Illustration)

About China

My name is China, I am a recent graduate from the Academy of Art University with a bachelors degree in illustration. I am very passionate about painting, drawing, and music. I love working with others, and take joy in teaching others what I already know. I can assist in helping you draw a full figure in proportion, teach you all you need to know to paint a still life, figure model with clay,anatomy, draw basic cones, spheres, and squares. I have experience in using charcoal, markers, pencil, oil paints,Acrylic,gouache, clay, pen, and crayons. I am a creative artist and thats what my teaching style is. I encourage a fun learning environment that is open to many artistic styles. I recently wrote and published my own children's book using blurb. Therefore I am a skilled writer and draftsmen. I used watercolor, colored, pencil, and photoshop to complete the book. My goal is to become an established children's and comic book writer/illustrator. I am very familiar with adobe creative suite, and can work in a wide range of art media. I am also a creative writer and have excellent reading skills. I would like to hear from any prospective students, it is in my best interest to make sure you are learning the right way. My name is China, I am a recent graduate from the Academy of Art University with a bachelors degree in illustration. I am very passionate about painting, drawing, and music. I love working with others, and take joy in teaching others what I already know. I can assist in helping you draw a full figure in proportion, teach you all you need to know Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109
Background Check: Passed
Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
English, Grammar, Reading,
Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

I have been using illustrator for 4 years now. I took a class on illustrator where we learned a lot of basics, and had to complete assignments that included posters, icon designs, vector portraits, and using animation in illustrator. I am a soon to be graduate in illustration for a BA degree. A creative hardworking artist, who can do her very best to help with any illustrator needs.


I am an experienced Sushi chef and crepe chef, I have worked at a sushi restaurant for one year, and a couple of crepe cafes for a total of one year. Working in restaurants I learned to chop vegetables, and prepare many different sauces and dressings. I educated other co-workers on different crepe combination that I came up with and let them try. I also experiment and bake food at home from my cookbook.

My favorite thing to make is baked chicken with different sauces, spices, and vegetables. I also take great joy in making sushi, and if you don't enjoy raw fish, there are other sushi rolls with cooked meat and vegetables. What I enjoy most about cooking is the creativity of it, once you are knowledgeable about different recipes you can use ingredients and try your own recipes. I live cheaply and cook cheaply, however my entrees are also very delicious.


I am an illustration student who has been accredited for drawing classes from foundation moving towards professional. These classes include sketching for communications which was a class where we learned perspective, simple shapes, drawing with light and shadow to give the object form, and using different shades of markers to create a storyboard - which is a story from your head drawn in 5 scenes. Using analysis of form, we covered the same principles with charcoal, and drew more advanced subjects for example a still life with 5 different objects varying in size, texture, and value. Figure drawing was a class where we learned the basics of drawing a full proportioned human. We drew from nude models in class, using measurements to locate where each body part should be. Anatomy was a step above, with nude models in class, this time identifying muscles that are seen on a model when they are nude. We also completed anatomy charts drawing the muscle fibers of every body part.

I used my creativity and analytical skills, to focus on the shape of different objects and people. I drew them in proportion utilizing my knowledge of light and shadow, to give the human or object depth and form. I know all the basic technical skills of drawing as well as using my creative self to have fun.


Painting is my area of expertise it is what I love to do, and I am always learning and growing more as a painter. As an illustration student I am very educated and talented in still life painting and I also took a class called color and design where we learned about color theory. In still life painting we learned how to paint objects in proportion, and bring light to a painting while using our creativity to set up still lifes that interest us and have good composition. Color and design was a class where we used a paint called gouache which is more thick and opaque (you cant paint over it) I learned how to make different landscapes or settings recede into space, and using warm and cool colors to make the foreground come forward and background recede.

I believe that tutoring students to paint will increase my skills as a painter, I would like to share my knowledge about painting with other students. I use oil paints, but have experience with acrylics,watercolor, and gouache. My favorite thing to paint are landscapes, although I haven't had a landscape painting class before, I plan on taking one. I believe in a free minded, loose, impressionist painting approach which allows you to explore the possibilities of different color combinations, light, and mood.


I enjoy reading many books, and have great reading skills. books I enjoy reading are the harry potter series, catcher in the rye, and many more. I can teach any age group how to effectively understand what they are reading, spell correctly, and help with pronunciation. I have also taught English as a second language to foreign students, and put together fun learning outlines/exercises. I can make reading a lot of fun, as it should be. Thank you.

Study Skills

Having been through high school and attending a university I understand how hard it is to finish something when it is done last minute, which is why I can help students by teaching them the skills they need to be prepared for their exams. I am very helpful when it comes to managing time, and I can help set schedules for kids to do their homework so that is done on time. I know my times tables and can help students weave through tough problems with a few shortcuts.I will try to the best of my ability to teach children and help them with problems they are struggling with so they can pass exams and finish their homework correctly.


I have had many swimming lessons before I was able to swim, and I grew up in Hawaii where I did a lot of swimming, body boarding, and skim boarding. I am a very peaceful and relaxed person to be with in the water. I can help children, and teens swim with ease. I am really good at floating on top of the water, and swimming laps. I am very comfortable under water therefore I can help students feel comfortable in water. I have experience teaching my little sister how to swim when she was only 4 now she is surfing 5 foot waves at the age of 8.

The Academy of Art University


The Academy of Art University (Illustration)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

China will travel within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109.