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Dara C.

Boca Raton, FL

$35/hour

Instructor of Art, Drawing, and Visual Theory

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$35/Hour


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Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
Photography

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta (Photography)

About Dara

I've been an artist and had formal training since the age of eight, with adult classes and attending a visual arts magnate program from middle school onward. I also graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA. Art was my first love, and my sanctuary when times were tough. I look toward finding ways to share that gift with others, and through my many experiences with so many wonderful (and not so wonderful) teachers, I've come to hone my understanding of what it is to be a truly good instructor of art. It's about connecting with the students as individuals as well as technique! I also have my temporary educators certification, and currently instruct a community education drawing course for adults.

My courses are designed to encourage further discovery of your own inner artist and expand upon whatever experiences you might have had with drawing, the subject of art, and to gain greater proficiency in basic methods of illustration using media such as graphite pencils and charcoal. I can work with a person of any level of experience, expanding on their foundation knowledge, even if they feel shy about their past experiences. I also explain art terminology (the principles of aesthetics) in terms that can be easily understood and applied. I employ both traditional methods of instruction and innovative techniques as well - integrating psychology and philosophy, because art is not only about the use of your hands. The skills I give will allow a person to become a master of technique, with some time and dedication, however, my sessions offer more than that - they also offer the ability to expand one's own artistry, perspective, and visual awareness.

I give practice exercises each session, because the more you practice the more your proficiency will grow, but to balance that, there is an element of mental exploration. In combination with that, I encourage open dialogue. Please be open with your feedback and feel free to discuss thoughts and any questions you might have. Part of my instruction is enrichment, and the way we communicate with one another will take just as large a role as the graphite and paper. Rude or offensive language and excessively critical commentary will not be included, as my sessions are meant to be a supportive environment.
I've been an artist and had formal training since the age of eight, with adult classes and attending a visual arts magnate program from middle school onward. I also graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA. Art was my first love, and my sanctuary when times were tough. I look toward finding ways to share that gift with others, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer 30 dollars an hour if the session is set at 2 hours a session. Often, when it comes to painting and drawing, a longer span of time is required to complete everything.

Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Boca Raton, FL 33434
In-person lessons
Art:
Drawing,
Painting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I'm a published illustrator who attended a visual arts magnet program from middle school through high school, and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA. I've taken more than 36 art courses during those years, and have a vast knowledge of the principles of aesthetics, most mediums, and what it means to visually express a mood or story.

I have my temporary educators certification and currently teach a community education drawing course for adults. I also have worked was a summer camp counselor for five years.

Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
Photography

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta (Photography)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer 30 dollars an hour if the session is set at 2 hours a session. Often, when it comes to painting and drawing, a longer span of time is required to complete everything.

Travel policy

Dara will travel within 18 miles of Boca Raton, FL 33434.