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Lauren K.

Montclair, NJ

$70/hour

Lauren K, Art & Design Instructor and Mac Tutor

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 51 ratings
great teacher
— Monika, Summit, NJ on 3/2/16

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Syracuse University
communication design

Education

Syracuse University (communication design)

About Lauren

Hello! Learn to paint, draw and design with me! I have been a graphic design professional and fine artist for over 20 years. I currently am a fine art instructor and tutor for adults and children, ages 7 and up. We can work with pencil, pastels, watercolor, or acrylics on paper or canvas. I can also teach Mac skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. School portfolio prep is available. Lessons can be given in my studio or at your location. Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to helping you be as creative as you want to be! Hello! Learn to paint, draw and design with me! I have been a graphic design professional and fine artist for over 20 years. I currently am a fine art instructor and tutor for adults and children, ages 7 and up. We can work with pencil, pastels, watercolor, or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"great teacher"

- Monika, Summit, NJ on 3/2/16

"Wonderful lesson"

- Joanne, Hillsdale, NJ on 2/15/16

"Impressive Tutor Using Everything at Her Command to Undo Years of My Fruitless Doodling and Stick Figure Drawing"

- Bob, Lyndhurst, NJ on 2/15/15
Special Needs:
Autism

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Adobe Illustrator

I've been working with Adobe Illustrator almost every day since its introduction, so I am comfortable with it and can teach it with patience and ease. I can help you create logos, illustrations, layouts and graphics and teach you the various tools you'll need to complete your design project.

Adobe InDesign

I am qualified to teach Adobe InDesign on a Mac because I have been a practicing graphic designer for over 20 years. I have a complete knowledge of Adobe InDesign, and use it on a daily basis to design and crate files to send to printers, publications, web designers and online print services. Additionally, I am an art instructor and private art tutor and have managed a staff of designers.

Adobe Photoshop

I am a graphic design professional and have been working with Photoshop for as long as it has been in existence. I can teach the application from a very basic beginner level and up. Our lessons would consist of getting familiar with the tools and menus, and then working on "real life" projects, customized to your needs.

Drawing

I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. I have been working as an art director in the field of graphic design for over 20 years. Drawing and painting have always been something that I have done in addition to my design work. Additionally, I have been employed as a painting instructor by a national franchise company that provides art parties and events.

Graphic Design

I am qualified to teach Graphic Design on a Mac because I have a BFA in Communication Design from Syracuse University and have been a practicing graphic designer for over 20 years. I have a complete knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and use them on a daily basis to design and create files to send to printers, publications, web designers and online print services. I can help with setting up Facebook pages as well as LinkedIn accounts. Additionally, I am an art instructor and private art tutor and have managed a staff of designers.

Macintosh

I am qualified to teach Mac applications and operating systems because I have been a practicing graphic designer for over 20 years. I have a complete knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I also regularly use Adobe Acrobat and create files in all of those programs to send to printers and online print services. Additionally, I am an art instructor and private art tutor and have managed a staff of designers.

Painting

I have been working as an art director in the field of graphic design for over 20 years. Drawing and painting have always been something that I have done in addition to my design work. Additionally, I have been employed as a painting instructor by a national franchise company that provides art parties and events.

Web Design

I am qualified to tutor in designing for the web because I have created many prototypes for websites. I also have designed buttons, web graphics and web page layouts. I have consulted with other web professionals to produce many successful websites.

Syracuse University
communication design

Education

Syracuse University (communication design)

great teacher — The lessons with Lauren are great. Just after few lessons I am able to work on Photoshop on my own. She not only shows you how the program works, but also teaches you how to navigate when you are lost. I appreciate also her artistic input in my project. Approachable, flexible and easy to communicate with. ...

— Monika, Summit, NJ on 3/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 10 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042.