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Molly S.

Philadelphia, PA

$50/hr

Professional Artist for Painting, Drawing, and Art History Tutoring

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Temple University
Painting, Art History

Education

Temple University (Painting, Art History)

About Molly

My love of teaching art is thanks to all of the incredible tutors and teachers that I have had in my life. I am a professional artist and painter, who graduated from Temple University Tyler School of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing, and a Minor in Art History. My preferred medium is oil on panel, but I have worked in all varieties of paint, including acrylic, watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, and encaustic, and I also do a lot of bookbinding. I currently work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

I specialize in teaching traditional painting and drawing techniques, although I have experience in teaching a variety of techniques, ranging from the traditional Flemish techniques to more contemporary ones, such as en plein air, or impasto painting. I work with each of my students to define a goal, and develop a plan to reach it. I give assignments after lessons to help keep my students thinking and practicing, and to further develop their skills.

In addition to painting and drawing lessons, I have a lot of experience in tutoring Art History and Art Theory. I try to make the subject approachable for my students, and to show them that it can be interesting, and even fun, while still helping them to master the concepts. In addition to Art History and Art Theory, I also tutor in English, Grammar, and Study Skills.

I hold myself to a very high standard, and for that reason, I often ask for feedback. I will never bill for a lesson in which my student was not completely satisfied. I try to be flexible with scheduling, and while I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I am always willing to schedule make up lessons.

For the convenience of my students, I am able to teach both out of my home, located in West Philadelphia, or to travel to an other location that is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to working and making art with you!
My love of teaching art is thanks to all of the incredible tutors and teachers that I have had in my life. I am a professional artist and painter, who graduated from Temple University Tyler School of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19143
In-person lessons
English:
English
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
English,
Study Skills

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Art History

I graduated from Temple University with a degree in Painting and Art History, and during my time at Temple, I studied abroad in Rome, Italy. I currently work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

My focus in art history is primarily from late Antiquity/the fall of the Roman Empire to the Baroque period, although I have taken courses that span the entirety of art history, from cave paintings to present day, in addition to studying Eastern and Islamic art. In my spare time, I enjoy reading about late Medieval and Early Renaissance art and culture.

As a professional artist, I am actively involved in the art world, and I have a broad understanding of current events, movements, and theories. I find myself continually researching different artists, movements, time periods, and theories, from which I can draw inspiration for my own work.

Art Theory

I am a professional artist with a degree in painting in art history from Temple University Tyler School of Art. While in school, I took many courses in different art theories and principles. I have studied color theory, as well as different philosophical art theories ranging from Plato to Greenberg. I currently work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where I am frequently in contact with well-known contemporary artists and art critics.

In creating my own art, I often read art history and criticisms, encompassing many different art theories, and incorporate those into my own work. I find that understanding different theories and ways of thought expands one's own work simply by being exposed to the ideas of others.

Similar to how I teach art history to students, I strive to make art theory more approachable and relevant to my students. I make the subject more engaging by discussing it with them, and allowing them to voice their own opinions on what we are learning.

Drawing

I am a professional artist with a degree in painting and art history from Temple University Tyler School of Art, and I have been studying fine art for more than 12 years. I currently work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

My approach to drawing emphasizes the importance of drawing from both observation and imagination. An understanding of both of these allows the student to be confident in their drawing abilities, and allows greater dexterity in expressing ideas.

I start my students out with life drawings of simple still lives, and as their observational skills improve, we move on to more advanced subjects, such as more complicated still lives, or portraiture and figure drawing. I will often assign "homework" after a lesson to keep the student engaged practicing between lessons. We will use a variety of media, including charcoal, graphite, pastels, ink, or other materials that the student has an interest in. I tailor my lessons for each individual student, as we establish goals, and make a plan to reach them together.

English

I graduated from Temple University, and during my time at Temple, I studied abroad in Rome, Italy. I had a proficient knowledge of French, and a basic understanding of Italian while I was there, but what really improved the most during my time abroad was my understanding of the English language. When one speaks to non-native English speakers, who have a desire to learn and understand English better, it becomes apparent how complex and beautiful a language it is. I have a strong understanding of grammar, spelling, a wide vocabulary, as well as a good understanding of etymology. I understand the grammar rules of standard American English, and can articulate them to my students.

Painting

I am a professional painter and artist with a degree in painting and art history from Temple University Tyler school of Art. I have been studying fine art for more than 12 years. I work primarily in oil paint on panel, but I have experience in working with acrylic, gouache, watercolor, tempera, and encaustic. Additionally, I have a good knowledge of the chemistry behind painting, and I often make my own paints and supports. While my training is primarily traditional, I have experience working in and teaching all styles of painting, ranging from the Flemish technique to impasto and en plein air techniques.

I start my students out by going over tonal concepts, and understanding light and shadow, moving in to color theory and relationships, composition, and different painting techniques. Since each student is different, I always ask what my student's goals are, so that together we can develop a course to reach that goal.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring in study skills for 4 years. I have helped students who struggle with learning disabilities, as well as students who just wish to implement a study schedule into their schoolwork. I have experience in teaching various methods of studying and learning. I am able to work with students who struggle with organization, memorization, or comprehension. I can effectively teach study skills and organization skills, and help students to prepare for subjects in which they feel that they need help, or to generally prepare for an exam or subject area.

Temple University
Painting, Art History

Education

Temple University (Painting, Art History)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Molly will travel within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19143.

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