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Skye G.

Mentorship for Artistic Growth / Portfolio Prep / Artist Statements

Mentorship for Artistic Growth / Portfolio Prep / Artist Statements

$120/hour

  • 592 hours tutoring

About Skye


Bio

Rekindling a studio practice or applying to art school or residencies can be overwhelming, and it helps to have support. I offer guidance to accompany your growth.

Absolute beginners are welcome here. Maybe you connected to art in childhood and are ready to explore it again. Customized lessons cover the fundamentals of drawing from observation, intro to color mixing and more.

Sessions may be a meditative experience of art making, a dialogue about creative challenges and possibilities, or...

Rekindling a studio practice or applying to art school or residencies can be overwhelming, and it helps to have support. I offer guidance to accompany your growth.

Absolute beginners are welcome here. Maybe you connected to art in childhood and are ready to explore it again. Customized lessons cover the fundamentals of drawing from observation, intro to color mixing and more.

Sessions may be a meditative experience of art making, a dialogue about creative challenges and possibilities, or an organic combination of both. My role is to see the big picture of where you're headed while always staying flexible; I believe this responsiveness is at the heart of maintaining creativity through the ebb and flow of life.

We can also craft an art statement that gets to the heart of your vision. I have an ability to see beyond what is said, and am with you from initial brainstorming and dialogue through the meticulous details of final editing. The resulting statements are useful for your own website, as well as applications for academic programs, grants, residencies and exhibitions.

I have 18 years of experience and have supported numerous students in gaining admission to top art high schools, colleges and graduate programs. I also teach college level Art History and can support you in structuring and revising Art History papers.

Message me to get started, or with any questions you might have.

My own artwork has been shown internationally and across the United States at the Pensacola Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, Transmitter Gallery in Brooklyn, and FLAG Foundation in New York. I was awarded a Chenven Foundation Grant, a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, and Artist Residency Grants with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the La Napoule Art Foundation in La Napoule, France, and Tilleard Projects on Lamu Island, Kenya. My 2016 solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art was named one of the Top Ten Art Shows of the Year.


Education

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: Cancellation or postponement within 12 hours will be charged full time. I offer packages for durational commitments - please ask for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/25/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

I have developed and taught college courses in Western Art History, Art Appreciation, and Art Theory, specializing in Renaissance through the rise of Modernism as well as Contemporary Art. I offer guidance with analyzing and interpreting art from historic to contemporary examples, as well as assistance with editing papers. My methods focus on helping students to develop an understanding of the big picture of social and cultural movements, revealing the ways that thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs have shifted over time, and showing how art and artifacts contain these stories. By developing an understanding of the trajectory of art history, as well as a vocabulary to effectively express ideas, students are prepared to think through the essay questions on exams that go beyond memorization.
Art Theory,

Art Theory

Art Theory addresses the way that humans have made sense of the world throughout time. From expressions of beauty, celebration, and reverence, to tragedy and despair, there is nothing beyond the scope of artistic production. As an active studio artist with 5 years of experience as an Art History Professor, I help with researching, writing, and studying for exams in Art History, Art Appreciation, and Art Theory. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have my Masters of Fine Art including a background in traditional drawing, and my students learn drawing skills based on observation by drawing from still lifes, architecture, landscape, and the figure, using charcoal, ink, graphite, and collage, as well as possible experiments in nontraditional materials. Drawing is a critical skill for artists, but also recommended for writers and anyone interested in deepening their engagement with the world around them. As your observational drawing skills increase, you will learn to interpret the dimensional world and accurately render from life. Students from all skill levels, including no experience, are welcome.
Painting

Painting

I received my MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, am an active studio artist, and I have numerous years of experience teaching. The foundational art skills that I teach can be applied toward portfolio preparation for admissions to art high schools and colleges, or for job interviews. I have taught oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting in a variety of settings, focusing on fundamentals as well as exploring through experimental projects.

English

Writing

Writing

I am an artist and a professor of Art History, and have had several pieces of writing published. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity for papers in Art History and Art Theory, as well as for grants, proposals, artist statements, and curatorial statements. Through my experience on Portfolio Review panels at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute, I know how to help create and edit successful statements for application requirements.

History

Art History

Art History

I have developed and taught college courses in Western Art History, Art Appreciation, and Art Theory, specializing in Renaissance through the rise of Modernism as well as Contemporary Art. I offer guidance with analyzing and interpreting art from historic to contemporary examples, as well as assistance with editing papers. My methods focus on helping students to develop an understanding of the big picture of social and cultural movements, revealing the ways that thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs have shifted over time, and showing how art and artifacts contain these stories. By developing an understanding of the trajectory of art history, as well as a vocabulary to effectively express ideas, students are prepared to think through the essay questions on exams that go beyond memorization.

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

I am an artist and a professor of Art History, and have had several pieces of writing published. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity for papers in Art History and Art Theory, as well as for grants, proposals, artist statements, and curatorial statements. Through my experience on Portfolio Review panels at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute, I know how to help create and edit successful statements for application requirements.

Most Popular

Writing

Writing

I am an artist and a professor of Art History, and have had several pieces of writing published. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity for papers in Art History and Art Theory, as well as for grants, proposals, artist statements, and curatorial statements. Through my experience on Portfolio Review panels at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute, I know how to help create and edit successful statements for application requirements.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am an artist and a professor of Art History, and have had several pieces of writing published. I am excellent at helping to synthesize ideas, with a particular strength for improving syntax and clarity for papers in Art History and Art Theory, as well as for grants, proposals, artist statements, and curatorial statements. Through my experience on Portfolio Review panels at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute, I know how to help create and edit successful statements for application requirements.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (190 ratings)
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Reviews


Extremely helpful and compassionate

My twelve-year-old daughter who loves drawing has been greatly helped by Skye G as my daughter learns to draw portraits. Not only has has Skye provided coaching in shading of solids and proportions of faces in portraits, but Skye has incorporated art history, building on previous lessons and learning to use symbols in backgrounds. My daughter loves what she's learning with Skye.

Stephanie, 21 lessons with Skye

Great Experience

Helped me create a template for my 7 page essay to allow me to organize ideas. Was very creative and knowledgeable.

Tariq, 1 lesson with Skye

5 star review for Skye G

Skye is a remarkable teacher and I can’t recommend her highly enough! I began lessons with Skye when I was feeling very lost about my career and my artistic pursuits. Skye prepared incredible lessons that directed and supported my technical development but also infused me with confidence and courage in my artistic expression. This renewed conviction that she helped to cultivate, propelled me to take risks creatively and pursue dreams that I never thought I could. She became a mentor for me, as she offered wisdom and guidance every step of the way as I explored and worked on my new creative ventures and was met with various challenges. Her vast knowledge and extensive experience was so beneficial in my process as she provided key recommendations and approaches in finding solutions. Her lessons were a wonderful mix of art history, art theory and composition, enticing projects and incredible mentorship. It was a true blessing to have had Skye as my teacher. Thank you for your help! Lucia

Lucia, 19 lessons with Skye

inspirational teacher

Skye is really good at guiding and inspiring my daughter to improve at her art skill, making new pieces and setting up her portfolio for college admissions. I highly recommend her. Skye is herself an very interesting artist, I highly recommend to check out her portfolio.

Veronika, 47 lessons with Skye

Knowledge and fun tutor

Skye is very friendly and knowledgeable, she has a systematic approach to teaching. We had few issues with the camera connection and she was very patient till we were able to fix it.

Fadi, 7 lessons with Skye

Excellent insights!

Skye is really kind, receptive and helpful. I am so excited to be able to be tutored by someone so knowledgeable in art practice and art history!

Mim, 6 lessons with Skye

So awesome!

Slye is wonderful! She's so patient and kind and easy to talk to..... she seems to have a lot of knowledge. She taught me some things about sketching that hard not learned before. I can't wait to see what else I learn from her!

Elaina, 4 lessons with Skye

Clear, concise and attentive!

Skye booked a time with me. We went over my paper and took the time to understand what I was trying to say so that we could edit it and it corresponded to my thesis. What I was trying to express was particularly hard for me to put into words. Thanks to Skye, I achieved my goal :)

Karene, 15 lessons with Skye

Understanding and knowledgeable

I needed help with a writing assignment that was time sensitive, and Skye helped me organize and articulate my thoughts- the end result was amazing. Thank you so much for your help!!!

R., 4 lessons with Skye
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$120/hour

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Skye G.

$120/hour

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Response time: 8 hours