University of Maryland University College (philosophy)
My name is Chanelle. I am 24 years old and I am a self taught artist. I have a portfolio if you need to see my work. I grew up in Okinawa, Japan for 21 years and I moved here in Oklahoma about a year ago. On days when I'm not looking for a part time job, I am drawing; all night. It's something I love to do.
I did take basic classes when I was in middle school and high school and an art class in college. But I find it more interesting to capture something so simple and making it come to life just by looking at it, from my perspective, without a teacher telling you, "you are shading this wrong"... that just doesn't make any sense. It's a drawing, it's art, there is no right or wrong when it comes to art.
I have been drawing since I can remember. I think just like any other little girl, you draw your favorite cartoon character. Mine were Mickey and Minnie Mouse. But I was intrigued by art, mainly drawing, because of my older brother. I would sneak into his room when he was in school and I would look at his scrapbook and some of the drawings he posted on his wall. I told myself that I wanted to do that, but better.
Around 2009, I started to take my drawings more seriously, I wouldn't make my drawings of people look cartoon like. I would sit for hours and hours just to make sure the eyes looked realistic and would capture you and draw you in. I would sit for hours on in, to make sure the hair flowed right and had the proper texture.
I have my own specific way of drawing, but I can teach your child fundamentals such as shapes and how to create a form and make it look 3D. I also have a college book ("Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain," by Betty Edwards) that I believe will be great teaching tool as well for your child. But of course I would explain certain things from the book, so that they can understand.
But I feel if I watch a person draw and see what they are doing, I can teach them different techniques into going about things. Shapes, guidelines, grid, shading. And of course go by the book that I will be using. I can make up studies for your child, if you believe that will be beneficial, but personally, I think that art shouldn't have quizzes and tests. It's art... it's like a way of life. We all see things differently and capture them and store them in our memory and we remember it, simply because it was beautiful. No one giving definitions and terminology. Someone just being captivated by the art they see. Maybe the person might wonder, "what was this person thinking, or how was this person feeling?" Art can bring out your true emotions. When you go to an Art Gallery, yes, the artist wants someone to buy their work. But they are also looking for the viewer's expression, wondering if the viewer is wondering.
Now, not everyone has the skills to draw, but with basic teaching of fundamentals, they can make a stick drawing look interesting. But I think with my teaching they might be able to have a good eye, when they see a good piece of work. But hopefully I can make your child want to want to continue and to work with their skills. And the big thing, to teach them that there will always be critics, but let's be real, most of these critics can't draw for crap. I will make sure that your child will take whatever negative and positive feedback that will come if they decide to really pursue their passion of the arts, without having a big ego as well.
And like I said, I also have a portfolio of most of my work dating back from childhood, so you can see my own progression as an artist. If you decide to go with me, I will not tutor your child for more than 2 hours on any given day. I can set times on the weekdays: after 5 or 6pm, so that your child can get their other school work finished first. On weekends you can choose the time. My name is Chanelle. I am 24 years old and I am a self taught artist. I have a portfolio if you need to see my work. I grew up in Okinawa, Japan for 21 years and I moved here in Oklahoma about a year ago. On days when I'm not looking for a part time job, I am drawing; all night. It's something I love to do.
I did take basic classes
I will not tutor your child over 2 hours on any given day. If your child is a beg/int/adv, depending on what I see fit, I can change the rate.
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