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Maribeth D.

Patient, Light-hearted Fine Art and Graphic Design Tutor

Patient, Light-hearted Fine Art and Graphic Design Tutor

$40/hour

  • 331 hours tutoring

About Maribeth


Bio

Hi, My name is Maribeth. I have over 14 years experience teaching at a private art studio based in Rockland County, NY called Art & Design Studio of Rockland. I teach students as young as 5 years old to adults in their 90s. Skill levels vary for all. I teach everything from drawing to painting, sculpting, and computer arts. I make class fun and relaxing. I love sharing my tips and techniques and seeing my students create beautiful art.

I have over 18+ years experience in graphic design...

Hi, My name is Maribeth. I have over 14 years experience teaching at a private art studio based in Rockland County, NY called Art & Design Studio of Rockland. I teach students as young as 5 years old to adults in their 90s. Skill levels vary for all. I teach everything from drawing to painting, sculpting, and computer arts. I make class fun and relaxing. I love sharing my tips and techniques and seeing my students create beautiful art.

I have over 18+ years experience in graphic design and I teach individual and group classes on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

What makes me an outstanding art tutor is that I am able to work with your skill level and give you direct feedback that will help you improve your art skills right away. Great art takes time but I have worked with young, old, and special needs students and I believe that if you can connect two dots, then I can teach you how to draw, paint, sculpt, and create computer graphics.

I look forward to working with you.


Education

Buffalo State College
Visual Communication

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have over 18 years of experience using Adobe Illustrator in the graphic design field. I have worked for non-profits and large corporations, creating logos, vectorizing images, and drawing in Adobe Illustrator.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have experience creating layouts in Adobe Indesign for catalogs, brochures, business cards, postcards, and magazines. I have worked for non-profits, large corporations, and freelance. Prior to Adobe InDesign I used QuarkXpress. That was the standard print publishing program used in the field. Because InDesign comes with the Create Suite, most companies transitioned over to using Adobe InDesign.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have over 15 years of experience creating logos, layouts, websites and marketing for non-profits and large corporations.
Drawing,

Drawing

I have experience teaching ages 5 to 90 years old in drawing all subjects from animals, nature, landscapes, and portraits.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been working in the graphic design industry since 1999. My experience in the field ranges from working for non-profits to million dollar companies and teaching Adobe programs at a private art studio. I have worked on magazines, marketing, branding, and websites. My knowledge of fine art (drawing, color theory, and painting) only adds to all aspects of designing.
Painting,

Painting

I am able to teach color theory and application in watercolor, acrylic paint, and oil paint. I teach students techniques in mixing color, how to hold their brushes, composition and where to start.
Art Theory

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have over 18 years of experience using Adobe Illustrator in the graphic design field. I have worked for non-profits and large corporations, creating logos, vectorizing images, and drawing in Adobe Illustrator.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have experience creating layouts in Adobe Indesign for catalogs, brochures, business cards, postcards, and magazines. I have worked for non-profits, large corporations, and freelance. Prior to Adobe InDesign I used QuarkXpress. That was the standard print publishing program used in the field. Because InDesign comes with the Create Suite, most companies transitioned over to using Adobe InDesign.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have over 15 years of experience creating logos, layouts, websites and marketing for non-profits and large corporations.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I started my design career working in the graphic design department for Wizard Entertainment. I had the opportunity to work on several monthly magazines: Wizard, Anime Insider, Toyfare, and Inquest Gamer. And for almost 9 years I worked for Cornell University Cooperative Extension designing layouts for all in-house forms, newsletters, and marketing.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have been working in the graphic design industry since 1999. My experience in the field ranges from working for non-profits to million dollar companies and teaching Adobe programs at a private art studio. I have worked on magazines, marketing, branding, and websites. My knowledge of fine art (drawing, color theory, and painting) only adds to all aspects of designing.
Macintosh

Macintosh

While working as a graphic designer, I have used Macintosh computers for regular day to day operations and for computer graphics. I can teach how to navigate through folders, add new applications, desktop features and more. I include some quick shortcuts, how to organize folders, the difference between saving photos on your desktop, on the cloud, or in an application.

Examples of Expertise


Maribeth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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well put

Wonderful help in creating a collage!!!!! Both her computer skills and artistic skills were a huge help!!! Very nice perswon to work with and very capable tutor!!

Richard, 3 lessons with Maribeth

Maribeth is the best !!

Lovely to work with! Both of my children experienced and well thought out lesson plan for art and drawing . Very patient and interested in getting to know my kids art level before trying to help them accomplish a goal!

Olayinka, 2 lessons with Maribeth

Knowledgable and helpful tutor

She is an amazing teacher in Adobe and helps all levels of people needing her help, young to old, beginner to expert. I know she will be a huge asset to many. May God Bless her kindness.

Diane, 2 lessons with Maribeth

Maribeth is the best!

Maribeth is awesome! She's really nice, knowledgeable, patient, and good at breaking things down so that I could understand them. Couldn't recommend her enough!

Dax, 2 lessons with Maribeth

Knowledgeable, creative, helpful and patient tutor.

Maribeth taught me how to alter drawings created in Illustrator. She was very helpful, good at explaining things, and able to strike a good balance between too much and not enough. She is thoughtful, hard working, helpful, imaginative and patient.

Linda, 2 lessons with Maribeth

Very helpful

I am an adult learner working on a personal project. Maribeth was very capable in understanding my needs, giving me advice on my project and instruction in inDesign. After all my questions were addressed, she used the remaining time to give me more pointers on inDesign. Very strongly recommended!

Jonathan, 1 lesson with Maribeth

Fantastic and very knowledgable

My lesson with Maribeth was fantastic. Maribeth was able to answer all of my questions I had on Adobe. I definitely learned a lot and would highly recommend. It was obvious that Maribeth understands Adobe throughly.

John, 1 lesson with Maribeth

Very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand

Maribeth was great. She understood my needs and rather than showing me lots of functionality I didn’t need, she honed in on the one thing I really needed to know and it was exactly what I needed.

Heather, 1 lesson with Maribeth

We are off to a good start!

We worked on some basics of Adobe Illustrator and starting looking at the workings of a project I have. I look forward to our next lesson and will be scheduling soon.

Hope, 2 lessons with Maribeth

Knowledgeable and patient

My young daughters loved drawing with her. She took their interests and developed a lesson that was perfect for their ability levels. We will definitely schedule more lessons with her.

Lindsay, 8 lessons with Maribeth
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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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Response time: 4 hours