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Martha K.

Visual Art: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D Design

Visual Art: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D Design

$45/hour

  • Germantown Philadelphia, PA 19144

About Martha


Bio

When I took Painting I my freshman year of college, the instructor taught us about color. He was an accomplished portrait artist turned landscape painter, and for a while he spoke intensely about how to look at colors when painting from life, and how to translate them into a painted image. His lecturing transitioned to demonstrating by painting from a still life setup, and soon, the entire class was painting too. At that point the instructor fell back, let us work, and only made the...

When I took Painting I my freshman year of college, the instructor taught us about color. He was an accomplished portrait artist turned landscape painter, and for a while he spoke intensely about how to look at colors when painting from life, and how to translate them into a painted image. His lecturing transitioned to demonstrating by painting from a still life setup, and soon, the entire class was painting too. At that point the instructor fell back, let us work, and only made the occasional comment or observation. I don’t remember most of the details of what he said that day, nor do I remember what sort of still life we painted from, but I clearly remember that at the end of class I walked outside and felt overcome by the color of the sky. There was nothing special about the sky in that moment. No amazing sunset or sunrise - just a plain, blue sky. But it was as if I’d never really seen it before. In just three hours of instruction, a teacher had changed the way I see.

Great art education cultivates appreciation and a higher awareness of the world around us. That art class improved the quality of my life. This is why I make and teach art, and why I have taught art across a spectrum of ages, backgrounds, and levels of proficiency. I believe hands-on art-making experience and visual literacy gives greater depth and meaning to people’s lives. It pushes us to see things from different perspectives and discover new avenues for personal expression.


Education

Ohio State University, Columbus
undergrad
MFA :Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Martha K.

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