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Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Arts)
Hello! My name is Nick V. I'm a fine artist and graphic designer. As a graduate of some of the most prestigious art schools in the nation, I've been granted the opportunity to train and sharpen my God-given artistic talents. One of my desires in life is to help aspiring art students discover their true creative potential. I encourage students to explore the use of different mediums so they can broaden their scope and also find something they really enjoy doing, this process allows them to develop styles, concepts and an identity for their work.
Since I was in elementary school I've attended notable magnet school programs in South Florida. I graduated from the prestigious New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL) in 2004 then went on to graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Cum Laude Honors in 2008. Since then, I've returned home and have been working locally. Growing up as an artist I was trained in many different mediums, using both traditional and contemporary methods, while learning the history/origins of art as well.
I've had the privilege of tutoring several students, they since then have increased in their abilities, confidence and optimism for a bright future. My teaching approach reflects that of the same training I received in my high school and college years. I'm very patient with my students as I recognize each one of them are different in receiving and executing instructions. I use various effective exercises that help the students develop tonal/color accuracy, depth perception, attention to detail and proportional accuracy.
One exercise involves the use of a still-life: I construct a composition for them to draw/paint from in real time using an assortment of objects with different shapes, sizes and textures. I also have them do self-portraits using a mirror and a lamp. I have my students draw and paint from photographs as well so that they can focus on details and accuracy. These are some of the exercises I implement in their training and it always yields great results!
As artists, our artwork is our "voice"; we express our thoughts and feelings through the stroke of a paintbrush or the mark of a charcoal pencil. My main goal is to help students build confidence in their abilities and to help them find their "voice." As they grow and experience life, what they draw/paint about will change. It's important that as they grow tutors/mentors like myself are there to help guide them as they explore different mediums and concepts, this will play a huge factor in deciding what direction they head in as they become professional artists in their respective fields. I make sure to remind my students something very important: They are all wonderfully created by God with special gifts for a special purpose - they are masterpieces created to make masterpieces!
I specialize in the following mediums: oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal pencil, graphite/color pencil, screen-print and graphic design.
I hope you would consider me as your next tutor! I'm confident that with my extensive educational and professional experience I can help you achieve your true creative potential! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, thanks and God Bless! Hello! My name is Nick V. I'm a fine artist and graphic designer. As a graduate of some of the most prestigious art schools in the nation, I've been granted the opportunity to train and sharpen my God-given artistic talents. One of my desires in life is to help aspiring art students discover
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I started my graphic design career in 2008 after graduating college and have held several graphic design positions since. I learned how to use the Adobe programs effectively which has enabled me to create logos, flyers and advertisements. Graphic Design isn't so different from the traditional side of art, I'm essentially creating digital artwork using the same elements and principles of art that I learned in school. My tutoring approach for graphic design would be to show students how to use the wide array of tools, features and effects that come with the Adobe programs to achieve whatever they need to accomplish.