Hartford Art School, University of Hartford (Printmaking)
As a bit of an introduction, my name is Geoff. I have a BFA in Printmaking from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, and I specialize in realism. For the past 3 years, I had been working in the admissions department of the Hartford Art School. During my time there, I learned a great deal about the admissions process and the basic requirements for acceptance within most of the art schools that span the country.
I'm here to help you out, for you might be a student who wishes to simply improve their skill, or to take their drawings to the next level to get into art school.
I believe that drawing is fundamental for all art media. Without a basic understanding of drawing and the underlying principles, you cannot fully understand design, photography, graffiti, or any other media. Drawing for many is a scary premise: most of the essentials of drawing take lots of time to master, and most students take certain principles for granted. Too many students these days do not understand what art schools are truly looking for within their required portfolios. Many schools will ask for a certain amount of work or certain kinds or work, but as a general rule, 90% of art schools would love to see an applicant employ fundamental drawing skills. Whether you plan to major in photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, or printmaking, lots of schools will introduce your Freshman year as a 'foundations year' of sorts. This year is almost always accompanied by basic drawing classes, which you are required to take.
Because of the required drawing classes, many students who practice photography or design are not well adapted to art school, and can have a hard time. I hope that with the knowledge I've gained seeing from the opposite side of art school admissions, that I can aid you in discovering what it truly means to be, and think like an artist. Hello!
As a bit of an introduction, my name is Geoff. I have a BFA in Printmaking from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, and I specialize in realism. For the past 3 years, I had been working in the admissions department of the Hartford Art School. During my time there, I learned a great deal about the admissions process
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I've been teaching drawing workshops for high school students at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford for 3 years. Workshops included perspective, still lives, figure drawing, and basic printmaking. I also teach workshops to students of all ages at the Wadsworth Athenaeum museum in downtown Hartford for 3 months, and will continue to do so throughout the Summer.
I am well versed in painting techniques, and the science behind the paint itself. From stretching our own canvas, to making our own gesso, I can certainly walk you through the process. I'm also knowledgeable in the science of light and how we see the world, and how to apply that knowledge with paint, including color theory and strategy.