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Monica P.

Murfreesboro, TN

$30/hour

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Fine Art Lessons

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Middle Tennessee State University
Art Education

Education

Middle Tennessee State University (Art Education)

About Monica

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

I am an artist with a passion for sharing art with others. I began painting when I was 10 and over the last 15 years, I have been trained in both Classical methods, and more contemporary methods of creating artwork. I am a working artist, so everything I teach, I put into practice in my own work. I have 3 years of teaching experience at Firstlight Arts Academy, located in Brentwood, TN. During that time, I have learned many useful techniques for effectively teaching fine art skills to people of all different ages and skill levels.

Over the last 4 years, I have also been studying Fine Art and Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University, and will be graduating in December, 2016. I studied Art Theory during this time, and have traveled to The Netherlands, France, Spain, England, Italy, and Montenegro in order to study Art History at the source, rather than from a text book. These experiences have supplied me with a multitude of effective teaching methods as well as a deep understanding of the subject of Art as a whole.

Whether you wish to develop your Fine Art skills or further your understanding of Art History or Theory, it is my goal to provide each student with a secure understanding of the basics so they can move forward in their artistic development with confidence. I have worked with over a dozen local schools, both private and public, which has allowed me to become familiar with the testing expectations of all of the Art courses offered, including AP Art History. No matter what skill level you are at right now, I am eager to work with you to develop your practice of Fine Art, understanding of Art Theory, and study of Art History. Please don't hesitate to message me to discuss your individual needs further. I can't wait to hear from you!
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

I am an artist with a passion for sharing art with others. I began painting when I was 10
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting,
Photography
Computer:
Photography

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Drawing

I am trained in both classical drawing techniques, as well as more contemporary methods of using drawing materials. I have taught fine art lessons heavily centered on drawing and painting at Firstlight Arts Academy for three years. Additionally, I am a working artist and use drawing in my own work frequently.

Painting

I have been trained in classical oil painting. Most of my work is portrait work or still life paintings from life. I have had one year of training in more contemporary painting methods that are less representational, and have integrated that training into my artwork by use of encaustic paints (wax paintings). I have taught acrylic painting workshops, oil painting workshops, several encaustic painting workshops, and for the last three years I have taught fine art at Firstlight Arts Academy where we focus heavily on drawing and painting.

Photography

I have some training in film photography, but have used digital methods exclusively for the better part of the last decade. I use photographs when creating other artwork so I have experience taking high quality photos. I view my photographic work more formally than the rest of my work which is quite representational. In the last few years I have held artistic photoshoots of my own, and I have shot family portraits to be used for paintings.

Middle Tennessee State University
Art Education

Education

Middle Tennessee State University (Art Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Monica will travel within 15 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37130.