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Doug R.

Arvada, CO

$50/hour

Changing the paradigm of traditional drawing class

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University Norhtern Colorado
Fine Art
The University of Northern Colorado
Master's

Education

University Norhtern Colorado (Fine Art)

The University of Northern Colorado (Master's)

About Doug

When I was young, I loved to draw. My mom encouraged me by allowing me to draw murals in my bedroom and bought me “Learn to Draw” booklets to learn and practice. In 6th grade I won 1st place the school art show. Fast forward 7 years I entered the University of Northern Colorado Fine Art program, where I received a Master of Arts in Fine Art. I taught drawing at UNC and Red Rocks Community College. I believe that even in a class of 15 an art teacher needs to recognize and nurture the visual aptitude of the individual.

Fast forward 3 or 4 years I entered the Art Institute of Colorado, the world of design was new and exciting. I spent 30 years in 2 and 3 dimensional design, designing and art directing. Art directing is really a form of tutoring and coaching. In 2011, I returned to my love of painting. I always thought it would have been beneficial to be introduced and trained in the career possibilities and opportunities based on the broad foundation of drawing.
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I believe all people have a unique visual aptitude. The ability of your brain to translate the world onto paper or a computer screen is unique to each of us. There are levels in ability to represent artistic perspective and likeness, and levels that can represent graphic communication for a corporation. Your brains innate ability can be recognized and nurtured. I have coached, mentored, directed and tutored fine art, graphic design and 3 dimensional construction. Included in the lesson is the context, how it was done in the past. I can tutor individual areas, or a course I’ve developed in Drawing Foundations, which touches all of these areas.

I have many samples of fine and commercial art, and 3 dimensional design that I can share with students.


I have fundamental lesson plans for fine art and design skills and tools. And, I’ve developed a program for Drawing Foundations that helps students identify their unique skill set and passion. For students with an eye on a career, I offer real world lessons. Whether your in 6th grade 12th grade or adult learning, lessons are tailored to you needs and aptitude.
When I was young, I loved to draw. My mom encouraged me by allowing me to draw murals in my bedroom and bought me “Learn to Draw” booklets to learn and practice. In 6th grade I won 1st place the school art show. Fast forward 7 years I entered the University of Northern Colorado Fine Art program, where I received a Master of Arts in Fine Art. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Arvada, CO 80004
In-person lessons
Art:
Art Theory, Drawing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I taught drawing during and immediately after graduate school. Many tutor-like activities prove I will be successful; I created a drawing course syllabus for college teaching applications, taught Odyssey of the Mind, a creative thinking competition for 7th graders, I was an art director of graphic designers at AT&T and USWEST. Finally and very relevant, I raised 4 children to adults. The fundamental method in tutoring is structuring lessons based on the aptitude and pace of the individual student.
I also have developed a course called Drawing Foundations. It is a course designed to show how the aptitude to draw is can be leveraged in many fields.

University Norhtern Colorado
Fine Art
The University of Northern Colorado
Master's

Education

University Norhtern Colorado (Fine Art)

The University of Northern Colorado (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 20 miles of Arvada, CO 80004.