(2) Columbia University (Visual Arts)
I love teaching because I was blessed to have great teachers in my life, who deeply influenced me. Through their encouragement and dedication, I fell in love with their philosophy for passing down knowledge. As an honors student (English being my second language), I learned that commitment and hard work truly pays off. As a visiting artist in many public schools in NYC, I have had the pleasure of helping many students. My love of Art and teaching Art has enriched my life.
I specialize in helping students with studio work, but I also help students with writing and talking about Art. Since at this point in the history of Art the discussion has become complex, I can help students sift through the layers of each historical paradigm in order to reach a comfortable level of understanding. Through my past teaching experience, I had a chance to refine my teaching method and learned to develop an aesthetic education pedagogy that focuses on the vital role of the artistic process in nurturing critical thinking skills.
My dedication and commitment to students and my love of Art allow me to help students at different levels.
With each lesson, I like to assess the student's knowledge of Art and go from there. Since talking and writing about Art requires reading and looking at artworks, my goal is to start with inquiry-based discussions that shed light on past experiences. In that sense, I like to give assignments such as gallery and museum visits, and essays by important Art historians, theorists, and critics. For a practice based lesson, I try to help students how to train their brain, eyes, hands combination, as a way to learn how to observe while observing.
I am available for tutoring on weekends and most afternoons, 5-8pm and can travel to meet students at a coffee shop, gallery/ museum setting, or meet online. My rate is $40 per hour, but I am flexible with the rate, depending on the number of hours.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for reading. I love teaching because I was blessed to have great teachers in my life, who deeply influenced me. Through their encouragement and dedication, I fell in love with their philosophy for passing down knowledge. As an honors student (English being my second language), I learned that commitment and hard work truly pays off. As a visiting artist in many
I can draw from direct observation hyper-realistic. I took three drawing courses in college, including an advance drawing course my graduating year. I currently teach drawing in public schools.
I have taken multiple courses in painting in college. I have also taken watercolor courses through Studio in A School, the organization I currently teach with. I have been teaching painting in Public schools for the past 2 years.
I learned about film photography in college, where I was the darkroom monitor for 2 years. My teacher, mentor/ faculty advisor has published 20+ photography books, and is he head of the graduate photography dept at Columbia University. I took three courses in photography with him. Also, I took a course on the history, theory and criticism of photography (one of the hardest art related courses I have ever taken). Currently, I am working on photography book.