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Maureen D.

Ardmore, PA

$60/hour

Study with a Global Artist, Designer, and Fulbright Scholar!

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 39 ratings
Best drawing tutor we have ever had
— Frank, Philadelphia, PA on 8/30/15

$60/Hour


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University of the Arts/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
painting

Education

University of the Arts/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (painting)

About Maureen

My self portrait above was drawn at the age of twenty two after having just graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I began private teaching of children and adults at age 18 and have over 40 years of experience as a successful global artist, designer, lecturer, and art educator. In addition, I have the prestigious honor of being the 2011 U.S. Fulbright Fellow in Art for the nation of Nepal; the Fulbright Program is the flagship academic program of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, solo and group exhibitions, I’ve represented the United States in two international arts festivals. My work is represented in museum and private collections, in the US and abroad.

Classically trained, yet thoroughly contemporary, I am conversant in a very wide range of international art styles, mediums, techniques and theories, and proficient in comparative anatomy. I offer my students a unique breadth, depth, and range of technical, stylistic, and creative skills and vocabularies, offering classical, contemporary, eastern, western, fine and design skill sets. I am passionately dedicated to empowering students to realize their full creative potential. I energize and inspire my students, strengthening their innate talent through intellectual and technical clarity, and building personal excitement through mastery of creative skills.

I began private study at the age of twelve, and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from which I received the certificate in painting, graduating simultaneously from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) from which I received my BFA, with additional studies at Temple University and the Barnes Foundation. In addition, I enjoyed a very successful independent commercial design career; I was Senior Designer heading a 25 man design team for the Franklin Mint, an $800m corporation; I continue to accept select design commissions. Presently I continue to study privately in Nepal with Master Rabindra Shakya, grandson of the famed Kuber Singh Shakya, whose family of historic masters boasts of royal patronage and a 400 year lineage.

In addition to my dedication to visual art, I am also deeply interested in a wide range of subjects which inform my work, among them, psychology, the anthropology of religions, comparative art histories, philosophies and history. I am widely traveled and uniquely conversant in international aesthetics, and expand and deepen my students’ understanding of the many expressive styles and forms of today’s global art world. I have an extensive web presence, and appreciate the value of new media, and am actively engaged with the international arts community.
My self portrait above was drawn at the age of twenty two after having just graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I began private teaching of children and adults at age 18 and have over 40 years of experience as a successful global artist, designer, lecturer, and art educator. In addition, I have the prestigious honor of being Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ardmore, PA 19003
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"Best drawing tutor we have ever had"

- Frank, Philadelphia, PA on 8/30/15

"Maureen's teaching style is incredibly effective"

- JoAnn, Bryn Mawr, PA on 6/11/15

"Great lessons!!"

- Kevin, Upper Darby, PA on 1/23/15

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Drawing

I received rigorous training in drawing through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in both open and closed form drawing, with studies from cast and life models, and in comparative anatomy; this training built upon six previous years of private training. I am fully conversant in a wide range of drawing mediums. My continuous professional studies of multi-cultural concepts of drawing, as well as drawing in design application, fully equip me for drawing instruction in a wide range of approaches and applications.

Painting

I received rigorous training in painting through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating with a Certificate in Painting and BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts (formerly the Philadelphia College of Art.) Study encompassed representational traditions and non-representation conceptual approaches, material applications and techniques; this was preceded by six years of private study. Four decades of personal study, professional exhibition success, and international design experience inform my command of both traditional and contemporary aesthetic concepts and their fine and applied applications.

University of the Arts/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
painting

Education

University of the Arts/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (painting)

Best drawing tutor we have ever had

My 13 year old loves drawing, and Maureen has been the best tutor we have ever had for her. Maureen has developed a program tailored for my daughter, taking into consideration her age and special interest. Maureen’s teaching style is extremely engaging, clear and direct. Every lesson has been a blast! There is so much information and fun packed into each lesson, and my daughter really loves it! W

— Frank, Philadelphia, PA on 8/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maureen will travel within 5 miles of Ardmore, PA 19003.