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Skye G.

Brooklyn, NY

$80/hour

Teaching Artist: Art History, Art Theory, Drawing, Portfolio Prep

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/25/15
4.9 average from 40 ratings
Amazing!
— Kira, New York, NY on 10/2/15

$80/Hour


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Bethel University
Fine Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Master's

Education

Bethel University (Fine Art)

Cranbrook Academy of Art (Master's)

About Skye

I teach fine art, guiding students toward mastery of skills in seeing, in technique, and in creative thinking. I work with college students, adults, and children 12 and older to improve abilities in drawing, watercolor, collage, and sculpture, and to develop a vocabulary to express ideas.

These skills can be applied toward portfolio prep for admissions to art high schools and colleges, or for job interviews. Through my experience on Portfolio Review panels at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt, I know how to help create and edit successful portfolios. My most recent portfolio prep student just got into her top choice art school.

I also help with researching, writing, and studying for exams in Art History, Art Appreciation, and Art Theory.

I have 18 years of experience teaching and mentoring in public and private settings, and currently teach college level Art History. I am a patient and caring instructor, and I customize lessons as I get to know my students.

My own artwork has been shown in solo, two person, and group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, and has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, and Artist Residency Grants with the Vermont Studio Center, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the La Napoule Art Foundation.

Please contact me if you would like to see a portfolio of my work or student work, or have any questions about working together.
I teach fine art, guiding students toward mastery of skills in seeing, in technique, and in creative thinking. I work with college students, adults, and children 12 and older to improve abilities in drawing, watercolor, collage, and sculpture, and to develop a vocabulary to express ideas.

These skills can be applied toward portfolio
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

2 hour sessions are discounted to $150

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing!"

- Kira, New York, NY on 10/2/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Maria, New York, NY on 12/5/16

"Creative assignments tailored to my strengths and goals"

- Kate, Brooklyn, NY on 11/10/16

"Skye"

- Ligia, Elizabeth, NJ on 3/24/16

"Excellent teacher"

- Andre, Brooklyn, NY on 12/4/15

"Very sweet and informative"

- Dorota, Brooklyn, NY on 11/14/15
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
English:
Writing

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.

Art History

I received my Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and have developed and taught courses in college level Western Art History and Art Appreciation. Specialization includes Renaissance through the rise of Modernism as well as Contemporary Art.

Drawing

I have training in classical life drawing, and my own studio practice includes elements of experimental drawing and collage. I developed and taught a portfolio-building course called Fundamentals of Drawing at Cranbrook Academy of Art Summer Studio, emphasizing drawing from observation through still life, landscape, and the figure. I combine traditional skills with experimental techniques, and will customize lessons to achieve your goals.

Painting

I have taught oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting in a variety of settings, focusing on fundamentals as well as exploring through experimental projects.

Writing

I received a 4.0 in my undergraduate writing minor, and continue to write successful grants, proposals and essays. I have had several pieces of writing published. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity.

Bethel University
Fine Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Master's

Education

Bethel University (Fine Art)

Cranbrook Academy of Art (Master's)

Amazing!

Skye is super friendly, helpful and patient. She is great at explaining things I don't understand, and never makes me feel like I am asking a stupid question. Could not have asked for a better tutor!

— Kira, New York, NY on 10/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

2 hour sessions are discounted to $150

Travel policy

Skye will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221.