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JP D.

Ventura, CA

$65/hour

Creative Drawing and Painting Instructor

In-person lessons
4.6 average from 5 ratings
JP IS AMAZING
— Chrissy, Ventura, CA on 5/30/15

$65/Hour


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BFA Pasadena Art Center College of Design

Education

BFA Pasadena Art Center College of Design

About JP

I love art. I have been drawing since the age of two and have a wide and varied depth of knowledge in the art world. I have worked in the graphic design industry creating various materials in print form and have a vast understanding about graphic design. My drawing skills are top notch and hailed by viewers to be of a level comparable to classic American Artists such as Georgia O'keeffe and Andrew Wyeth. I believe anyone can learn to draw as it is a skill based on simple geometric and mathematical skills. It is as simple as being taught to understand what you are looking at and translate this to your hand and then onto the paper.

Currently I am teaching children through an after school program the fundamentals of drawing. I believe learning to draw is a highly therapeutic skill and is helpful in balancing out the stresses we face in our daily lives. By being able to draw and to understand there are no bad artists, one can achieve a level of happiness from drawing and painting.

I have a Bachelors of Fine Art from a well know school, Art Center College of Design and found getting an art education taught me about the fundamentals of art, art theory, art history and how art impacts everyday life.

Art is often poo- poo-ed that is is not a worthwhile career or a waste of time and one should not waste their time exploring art. In the years I have been in business, art is actually everywhere. A medicine bottle, a recipe card, a doodle in the margins of notes taken in class, a life study done in oil paints, are all art. There is a person who must write the copy (a writer), a mechanical artist, who prepares a piece of art for printing, a designer who decides how big or small type and graphic are arranged in an ordinary object like a medicine bottle. Often this is all from one person not three, so it is import to be flexible and allow your imagination develop to encompass the various worlds art embodies. While it is not the same as fine art found hanging in a museum, it is no less a work of art, just think about the impact Andy Warhol had when he made a Campbell's soup label art and sold it for thousands of dollars.

So if you like to draw, want to see the world in a new way and understand how to transfer what you see from your mind to a piece of paper and beyond, I can help you find this by giving you the training needed to guide your own hand.
I love art. I have been drawing since the age of two and have a wide and varied depth of knowledge in the art world. I have worked in the graphic design industry creating various materials in print form and have a vast understanding Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ventura, CA 93003
In-person lessons

"JP IS AMAZING"

- Chrissy, Ventura, CA on 5/30/15
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting,
Photography
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I have a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design from one of the best colleges in the United States, Art Center, Pasadena CA, where I honed my gift of drawing from birth. Drawing from an early age has provided me with the ability to hear an idea and translate it onto paper for those who see a picture but cannot do. Last year I taught children and some adults how to draw through the Young Rembrandt After School program as well as developing my own style of teaching drawing during the sumer sessions when YR was on summer vacation. More than doodling, I constantly am sharing with people small images on cocktail type napkins thoughts, pictures and spatial relationships for a wide and varied set of reasons. I would be nothing if I could not draw, it was a gift I was born with and take great pleasure in teaching others the skills I have learned.

Painting

I have a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design from one of the best colleges in the United States, Art Center, Pasadena CA, where I learned many of my painting techniques. I have won an award for a painting of Albert Einstein I did in Oil, 24" x 36", one of many mediums I enjoy painting in, from the Toluca Lake Art Gallery in T.L., CA; this is a portrait I did to show others I can do recognizable faces. I find painting to be among the most relaxing activities to do and one, where if you listen carefully, you can hear the painting guide through the process of completing the picture, a very empowering feeling and one needed, so that you may be successful at drawing the imagery from a blank canvas. I have worked in many mediums, oil, watercolor and acrylic, each of which have their own particular boundaries, or limitations and also possess the ability to stretch the limits of your mind. Using collage as a painting technique is another dimension to painting and carries with it the ability to diversify one's style even further by adding to the wet mediums more commonly used in painting.

BFA Pasadena Art Center College of Design

Education

BFA Pasadena Art Center College of Design

JP IS AMAZING — I am new to painting and my fist session was about the basics and learning about shadows and light. She also left me with a number of colored images to review for our next session. ...

— Chrissy, Ventura, CA on 5/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

JP will travel within 10 miles of Ventura, CA 93003.