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Lincoln A.

Akron, OH

$45/hour

Experienced Illustrator and Passionate Instructor

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$45/Hour


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Cleveland Institute of Art

Education

Cleveland Institute of Art

About Lincoln

Hello,

My name is Lincoln and I am an illustrator with 15 years experience with a broad range of experience in magazine illustration, advertising illustration, portrait painting, graphic design and storyboard work. These different experiences have given me a diverse palette of information from which I can teach.

For the last 6 years I have developed and taught various illustration courses in the Continuing Education department of the Cleveland Institute of Art. My students have ranged in age from 16 - 75 years old. And their abilities were just as diverse. As such, I looked for the individual goals of each student and catered the information to each of their individual skill sets.

In addition to teaching at CIA, my wife and I home-schooled our oldest daughter. One of the things I tended to find lacking in most home-schooled art course work was a certain lack of passion and a generalized view of exercises. In a way, this makes sense for a parent without an art background and a student not looking to build towards art college. But...what if the student is talented? What if they are looking to go into art as a career? An experienced and passionate art educator will make all the difference in a home-schooled teaching environment.

My courses have a multi-pronged approach to their presentation.
1) An informal lecture on the new subject
2) An exercise on the subject in class or session
3) An outside exercise that is more complex
4) A critique session ( best with more than 1 student, but still highly effective)

The goal in this process is touch most students' learning styles while reinforcing and challenging them.I want a student to feel encouraged, empowered and excited about the challenges of becoming stronger artists whether it be as part of their overall education or towards a career. I do this through continuing to be passionate about art-making and art-learning when interacting with a student. I also do this through giving information as if it were breadcrumbs on a path and letting the student follow it, digest it and discover the knowledge. One of my best instructors often said that art is not taught— it is caught. Parenthetically, I believe however is throwing out the education should have good aim...

Ultimately, students walk away from a class with me ready to face new challenges, armed with new knowledge and passionate about the possibilities of harnessing their creativity. I look forward to the privilege of working with your student.

Best regards,
Lincoln
Hello,

My name is Lincoln and I am an illustrator with 15 years experience with a broad range of experience in magazine illustration, advertising illustration, portrait painting, graphic design and storyboard work. These different experiences have given me a diverse palette of information from which I can teach.

For the last
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44302
In-person lessons
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop

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.

Adobe Photoshop

I am a working illustrator with 18 years experience on creating everything from book and magazine illustrations to storyboards for animation. I use Photoshop CC and have used Photoshop since the beginning of my career in a number of capacities including photo manipulation, photo correction and most often for digital drawing and painting.

Drawing

Hello,
My qualifications for teaching drawing are extensive. I have a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Illustration. I have worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist for 15 years creating magazine illustrations, book covers, picturebooks, portraits and storyboards for animated television shows such as Veggie Tales and Doc McStuffins. Additionally, I have taught in the Continuing Education Department of the Cleveland Institute of Art for 6 years. In that time I have developed and taught 4 seperate classes on the various areas of illustration. My students range from pre-college to mid career professionals to retirees.

Surveys from past students are available upon request.

Best regards,
Lincoln A.

Painting

My qualifications for teaching painting are extensive. I have a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Illustration and have more than 15 years as an illustrator. My work has included portrait painting for private and Civic clients, as well. Additionally, I have taught and developed curriculum in the Continuing Education Department of the Cleveland Institute of Art for 6 years. I've also done onsite painting demos at local art stores.

Surveys from past students are available upon request.

Cleveland Institute of Art

Education

Cleveland Institute of Art

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lincoln will travel within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44302.