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Ryan S.

Franklin Park, IL

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Striving for a deeper understanding

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American Academy of Art
3D Animation

Education

American Academy of Art (3D Animation)

About Ryan

As an artist I've always been fascinated with trying to grasp a deeper understanding of things by finding analogues to problems and gaining insight through that. The reason is i have something called Synesthesia, or a mixing of the senses. For me it just means i can see music inside my mind very vividly. This has helped me in a variety of ways in both my visual and musical art. That's what i mean by finding analogues. I try to get a hold of one things by maybe finding a similarity in another subject or problem that i already know the answer to. This has helped me greatly in my studies and i want to try and pass this on to others.

If you choose me as your tutor i will strive to help push you further in your own studies of either visual or musical arts. I have 10 years of musical experience and 15 years of visual arts practice in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to oil pastel, graphite, charcoal, digital, animation, 3d modeling in max, and so on. With years of performances under my belt as a guitarist and singer/songwriter i can help with any aspect of music that you wish to explore. Ranging from beginner to expert mastery of both guitar or voice. I can even help with developing better structure for songwriting and forming lyrics.

I focus primarily on, as I've hinted at, Guitar, Visual Art, and Music Theory which can be applied to any instrument. If you want to study guitar alone there is no need for musical theory until the higher lessons, but if you're hungry for knowledge i wont hold back. For Visual Arts lessons, depending on the medium, lessons will all start with life drawing and fundamentals, or if you want to learn animation in 2d or 3d then we would learn the program first and proceed from there. All students should contact me and discuss where you are in your studies and preferably provide a demonstration or example of your skill so i can asses better where to proceed to. All lessons will have practice MANDATORY!!! Practice is essential to becoming better at anything you do. If you can't make a session let me know the day before and not the day of so i can plan accordingly. If you want to schedule a consultation meeting if you're studying guitar for a demonstration of my ability or just to talk and get to know one another feel free to let me know.

I hope to hear from you soon and wish you luck in your journey to a deeper understanding.

I have studied animation and am currently working on an adaptation of a book into a movie. It is one of my deepest passions in regard to art and i have a, dare i say, natural talent in this medium.

I have used Photoshop for years, 8 to be precise, and have a deep understanding of how to use the program efficiently and creatively to reach my goals. It's a keystone in my art as a whole basically always being present in one iteration or another.

Music is life. Being a Synethstete i am drawn to sound on a primal and cerebral level very hard to describe. I'm an audiophile with a music collection ranging from classical to modern hip hop and metal. I've studied Theory for years and, as a gigging musician, have only more to learn myself. So in this way i will always be a student, and strive to be a great teacher.

If you want to deepen your knowledge and expand your mind feel free to contact me. Learning new things is exciting and fun for everyone and as a tutor i would love to share in the experience and see you flourish.
As an artist I've always been fascinated with trying to grasp a deeper understanding of things by finding analogues to problems and gaining insight through that. The reason is i have something called Synesthesia, or a mixing of the senses. For me it just means i can see music inside my mind very vividly. This has helped me in a variety of ways in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Franklin Park, IL 60131
Music:
General Music, Guitar,
Music History, Music Production,
Music Theory
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop,
Video Production
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe Photoshop

I have had 6 years of experience as a student and 4 years on top of that as a working artist. I mastered Photoshop and its tools years ago, and can professionally paint and edit photos in the program.

Drawing

As a traditionally trained artist I have an extensive background in drawing as a base for pretty much all my visual art. From sketching to life drawing with vine charcoal, I've been trained in every style. I know most, if only missing a few that I don't personally use, techniques used to draw realistic drawings as well as techniques used in cartoons and comic book styles.

Guitar

I have been playing Guitar for over 10 years in a band and as a solo practice. I understand musical theory to a point of near complete understanding although the upper echelons escape me such as composing symphonies and the finer details of jazz soloing. I can explain the guitar neck, mechanics, chord structure, and pentatonic patterns in an understandable way for advanced or beginner guitarists.

Music Production

I've been recording music for about 5 years now. I have a deep understanding of how compression, eq, panning, and mixing using subtraction work and have recorded my band as well as multiple others. I feel i can teach the basics and intermediate levels of recording and mixing music.

Painting

I've been trained in nearly every medium there is for painting. I can show glazing techniques for acrylic, blending tricks in oil paint, and wash techniques in watercolor. I've been painting for 8 years and know a variety of techniques in most mediums. That combined with high skill in composition and color choice I can teach most anyone how to paint.

Video Production

As a 3d animation major I've been trained in Adobe after effects and Flash. Video production is a huge part of composting 3d renders as well as creating demo reels and music videos. I was taught proper video editing techniques such as how to shoot scene for live action movies, pacing, rendering settings, editing, adding effects, and some motion tracking.

American Academy of Art
3D Animation

Education

American Academy of Art (3D Animation)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 20 miles of Franklin Park, IL 60131.