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Beverly T.

Art Tutor for all ages

Art Tutor for all ages

$50/hour

  • 116 hours tutoring

  • Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Anne, 10 lessons with Beverly

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About Beverly


Bio

Art is my passion and I have drawn, painted, sculpted and created art my entire life. I have taken classes in figure drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, Chinese brush painting, ceramics, color, watercolor, and pastels, and am always learning new ways of creating. I love helping people tap into their inner artists, express themselves visually, and learn techniques and skills for art-making and creating.

I believe that art should not be judged - there are no mistakes. When teaching, I emphasize...

Art is my passion and I have drawn, painted, sculpted and created art my entire life. I have taken classes in figure drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, Chinese brush painting, ceramics, color, watercolor, and pastels, and am always learning new ways of creating. I love helping people tap into their inner artists, express themselves visually, and learn techniques and skills for art-making and creating.

I believe that art should not be judged - there are no mistakes. When teaching, I emphasize learning the elements and principles of art, I use art through the ages and cultures to teach composition, emotional content, and help students to assess their own creations. It is exciting to watch my students create art and enjoy the art-making process.

I taught second grade for four years, was the Arts and Crafts Director at a summer camp, have taught Art to Grades K-5 at two local elementary schools, and was consultant to the middle school Art teacher. I have also taught 3-day art sessions on Greek pottery to middle school students at a local intermediate School.

I have a Post-Masters Certificate in Art Therapy and believe that art can also be used for healing, stress reduction, self-awareness, and spiritual development, and I have given classes, workshops and retreats in those areas using art.

We are all artists. We are all capable of using lines, shapes, and color to express our thoughts, feelings, and the world around us. The level of sophistication of that expression depends on our skill development and understanding of the elements (the abc's of art) and principles (the grammar of art or how the elements are put together) that are used in visual art.


Education

University (College) of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Sociology
The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
Masters
Art Therapy, U. of CA Berkeley Extension
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group rate: add $5 per person
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Walnut Creek, CA 94595
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/6/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

From high school on, I have gone to museums, read books, and generally studied art, artists lives, and the cultures in which they lived. I made visiting museums and churches in the various countries of Europe one of the primary goals of my three-month trip to Europe so that I could better understand the cultures in which artists of the past lived and that influenced their art. When I began teaching Art at St. Raymond School in Dublin, CA, I did extensive internet research on schools of art, artists, their styles and their cultures in order to help my students develop their understanding of art history and art composition.
Drawing

Drawing

Everyone can draw a dot or a line. That is where each artist starts in their art-making, and it is where I begin to teach. I like to see what people draw, hear about their interests, and observe the skills they already have. Then I begin introducing and teaching concepts and techniques in a gradual progression so that students are constantly building on what they already know and can do. We begin with basic lines and shapes, then learn about different kinds of lines, organic and geometric shapes, gradually adding the elements of value and color, rhythm and patterns. Students also learn about proportion and scale and about creating balance, harmony and unity in their art., all while creating their own artwork. Because I have taught Art to students from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, I have seen students develop their skills and understanding over a period of time, which was very exciting to me, and which helped me hone my art teaching skills. I know how to teach those who have trouble drawing a square as well as those who have sophisticated drawing skills. The classes I took in art as well as my own experience in drawing has helped developed my own skills, and I love to share that knowledge with others.

History

Art History

Art History

From high school on, I have gone to museums, read books, and generally studied art, artists lives, and the cultures in which they lived. I made visiting museums and churches in the various countries of Europe one of the primary goals of my three-month trip to Europe so that I could better understand the cultures in which artists of the past lived and that influenced their art. When I began teaching Art at St. Raymond School in Dublin, CA, I did extensive internet research on schools of art, artists, their styles and their cultures in order to help my students develop their understanding of art history and art composition.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor!

Beverly is very nice. She is very positive and very supportive of the young artist (our daughter) and the creative process. She always had a learning objective for each lesson that helped our daughter learn new concepts. Beverly is highly recommended.

Jane, 13 lessons with Beverly

Great tutor

Beverly has been working with my 9-year old daughter for about three months now, two lessons per week. She is patient, knowledgeable person, and is certainly a gifted teacher. What is very important, Beverly tries to develop in my daughter a self-determined approach to art, so that she can really express herself through drawing. In fact, this is a very mild approach that really fosters creativity. Over rather short period of time, my daughter’s drawings became significantly more complex, and she likes to draw more. At times, I and my wife are surprised by the amount of detail she notices and puts into her drawings. Most importantly, we can see a very distinctive style, a personality in these drawings. We are happy with our tutor!

Yuriy, 58 lessons with Beverly

Excellent Tutor!

Beverly is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. She explains concepts, processes, basics and the fundamentals so they are easily understood. Beverly helps the student to learn and grow through real life examples. She teaches and shows the student "how to" and helps the student overcome any problems they may encounter. I very much appreciate the opportunity to learn from Beverly.

Ferne, 5 lessons with Beverly

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