Bemidji State University (Graphic Design)
Goddard College (Master's)
You will find me very friendly and extremely patient as a tutor, with a passion for subject and teaching. Use me to learn about Photoshop, color correction, compositing, and digital art. I can teach you basic manual exposure-controlled photography with an SLR camera and basic design elements and principles of composition. I can also teach you the basics of drawing or painting in either acrylic or watercolor. Color Theory and it's application in design is another one of my favorite subjects to teach. Graphic Design students can also benefit from my tutoring as I have extensive experience both doing and teaching the subject.
II have many years of real-life commercial and fine art experience mixed with 12 years of college-level teaching in over 20 different class subjects, which has helped me to gain a wide-ranging knowledge of art and design. I have taught graphic design, color theory, digital and film photography, desktop publishing, interior design, digital color correction and compositing, web design, and the programs Photoshop and InDesign. Some of the art classes that I taught include painting with acrylics and watercolors, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, art history, basic design for Interior Designers, and digital fine art.
I also have extensive real-life experience in the areas I taught. For example, I worked for several printing companies as an art director, and also operated my own design business for over 20 years. I also have been selling my own paintings for the last 5 decades. Lately, I've been working on metal wall art and a new made-to-order art business.
I have a passion for art and design as well as a passion for teaching. One of the most important things I do as a tutor is to tailor the lessons to the student by finding out how the student learns best: by seeing, by reading, by listening, or by doing.
Please feel free to contact me about the specifics of the tutoring that you desire! If I can't help you as a tutor, perhaps I can point you in the right direction for self-help! You will find me very friendly and extremely patient as a tutor, with a passion for subject and teaching. Use me to learn about Photoshop, color correction, compositing, and digital art. I can teach you basic manual exposure-controlled photography with an SLR camera and basic design elements and principles of composition. I can also teach you the
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I taught InDesign at Bemidji State University. I also operated an advertising agency for 20 years, where I produced graphic design content for print production using InDesign software.
I taught drawing for nine years at Bemidji State University and taught drawing to the liberal ed students at Alexandria Technical and Community College for three years in an Art Appreciation class.
I have a Bachelors in Graphic Design and a Masters of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Art.
I taught commercial art and illustration at Bemidji State University and taught painting to liberal arts students in the Art Appreciation class at Alexandria Technical and Community College for three years. I have sold over 1,500 of my own paintings over the last 40 years.
I taught Photography in the darkroom and digital photography for nine years at Bemidji State University and at Alexandria Technical and Community College for three years. I also worked as an art director for Publishing and Printing companies, doing all of the photography for their client's print production.