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Ardith P.

Maplewood, NJ

$55/hour

Painter, Illustrator, and Designer Master's Degree

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Bachelor Fine Arts Pratt Institute
Illustration
Master of Science Design Pratt Institure
Master's
2016 State of NJ Art Teacher Praxis Exam Top Score Class
Other

Education

Bachelor Fine Arts Pratt Institute (Illustration)

Master of Science Design Pratt Institure (Master's)

2016 State of NJ Art Teacher Praxis Exam Top Score Class (Other)

About Ardith

As a young student I was granted a full scholarship and boarding with families to attend Germantown Friend's School in Philadelphia, Pa. wher I was an Art Major. Although I worked throughout high school I earned a Nation Merit Scholarship and went on to study Art and Design at Pratt Institute.

After Art School, I worked for many years as a professional Illustrator (Renderer). A subsequent degree also from Pratt in Interior Design helped to launch my career into commercial design, where I works as an executive designer for many years.

I am currently seeking to work more in the hands on field of Art by teaching Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Drafting. I have some experience teaching Drawing at The Fashion Institute of Technology as well as mentoring Newark High School Students in Design.

A total of seven years in the Art Studios of Pratt has exposed me to many teaching methods for this field in particular. Because I can articulate the techniques that underlie great Art, I can guide students through processes needed to execute great work. Because I have extensive curriculum in Art History, I can make Art relevant to students as relates to history. I teach with understanding of the sensitivity of students, and understand their need for praise sa well as constructive criticism. I have extensive examples of my own art, from drawing, to oil painting, to watercolor, to sculpture.

Contact me if you'd like to see examples of my artwork, or of my design work. If you are interested in a career path like mine, I can help you prepare a portfolio of work to gain access to the best Art and Design Colleges. I suggest classes of a few hours twice per week at minimum to gain momentum, and will also prescribe optional homework to reiterate lessons such as color theory, spatial rendering, figure drawing, or technical drawing.
As a young student I was granted a full scholarship and boarding with families to attend Germantown Friend's School in Philadelphia, Pa. wher I was an Art Major. Although I worked throughout high school I earned a Nation Merit Scholarship and went on to study Art and Design at Pratt Institute.

After Art School, I worked for many years
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Maplewood, NJ 07040
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I passed the Praxis Art Making, Art Theory, Art Media and Processes teacher's licensing exam in June of 2016.

I hold a Bachelor's of Fine Art Degree from Pratt Institute, with credits including
Figure Drawing I & II, Delineation & Drafting, Delineation Drawing, and Illustration I & II.

I also have 5 plus years in a career as a Full Time Illustrator preparing airbrushed perspective drawings and trompe l'oeil for architecture clients.

I've taught drawing as an adjunct with The Fashion Institute of Technology.

I hold a Masters of Science in Interior Design from Pratt with all courses expressed through drawing.

Painting

I hold a Bachelor's of Fine Art Degree, Pratt Institute,
courses included light, color, and design, expressed in color pencil, pastel, watercolor, and oil paint.

I have five years of experience as a full-time professional renderer and trompe l'oeil artist
using ink, watercolor, and airbrush.

I'm a Master Painter with regular exhibits in drawing, oil, watercolor, and pastel.

Bachelor Fine Arts Pratt Institute
Illustration
Master of Science Design Pratt Institure
Master's
2016 State of NJ Art Teacher Praxis Exam Top Score Class
Other

Education

Bachelor Fine Arts Pratt Institute (Illustration)

Master of Science Design Pratt Institure (Master's)

2016 State of NJ Art Teacher Praxis Exam Top Score Class (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ardith will travel within 20 miles of Maplewood, NJ 07040.