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University of Tennessee (BFA) (Studio Art, Drawing)
Ever since I have been a young child I've had an interest in drawing. Along with animated cartoons and video game art, my older brother's comic books were among my earliest inspirations. I moved on from comics and anime to fine art as I began to learn art history in my high school years. Throughout highschool and college I have won several art competitions, including two "best in show" awards for charcoal pieces I drew while earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee.
After moving to Atlanta I gained experience doing drawing tutoring and painting instruction (as well as instructing swimming lessons), but I've always found pleasure in teaching friends through out the years. I take a personalized approach to tutoring first collecting information and assessing the skill level of a student, then I decide what fundamentals or principles would be most beneficial to impart. After initially teaching the principle I will invent ways to for its interesting application. With repetition I find this a very effective way to learn and teach. I look forward to having you as my students! Ever since I have been a young child I've had an interest in drawing. Along with animated cartoons and video game art, my older brother's comic books were among my earliest inspirations. I moved on from comics and anime to fine art as I
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Drawing is a skill I've been exploring and developing since childhood. In high school I qualified for Advanced Placement art classes. Shortly after graduating and receiving my high school diploma I continued my formal training earning a BFA in studio art production with a drawing concentration at the University of Tennessee.
I began teaching myself to play guitar at the age of 10. I've progressed with it for over 16 years learning from books, experience, and formally trained musicians. I'm well versed in the terminology, in the anatomy of the instrument, and playing experience.
Building on a solid experiential foundation of advanced placement art courses, I spent several years of my undergraduate education learning techniques and developing personal methods of painting in acrylic, watercolor, oil paints. In addition I explored painterly methods of applying acryllic inks in my mixed media art pieces as well my works in traditional printmaking.