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Malone S.

Art Instructor of Drawing, Painting, Artistic Anatomy, and Cartooning

Art Instructor of Drawing, Painting, Artistic Anatomy, and Cartooning

$48/hour

  • 828 hours tutoring

About Malone


Bio

Hello,

I truly love teaching art!
My name is Malone and I am an art instructor with over twenty-five years of experience teaching diverse forms of visual arts techniques, methods, and subjects who enjoys teaching students of all ages.

I relocated to Fort Worth, Texas from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area where for many years I served as a certified art teacher. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore,...

Hello,

I truly love teaching art!
My name is Malone and I am an art instructor with over twenty-five years of experience teaching diverse forms of visual arts techniques, methods, and subjects who enjoys teaching students of all ages.

I relocated to Fort Worth, Texas from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area where for many years I served as a certified art teacher. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, with the Honor of Distinction, from the American University in Washington, D.C. where I attended on a full scholarship. I also earned my Graduate diploma from the world famous Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. which is located in Dover, New Jersey. And, I am very proud to have received international recognition when I was given the 2001 Outstanding Graduate Award from the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While much of my personal artwork is traditionally realistic and representational, I appreciate and am fluent in all styles and schools of artistic expression.

Until my relocation to Texas, I taught for a number of years as an art instructor at the prestigious Art League School of Alexandria (VA) and at the renowned VisArts of Rockville, Maryland. At both schools, I taught Drawing, Painting, Figure Drawing and Anatomy, Sculpture, and Cartooning. I have taught art in a number of community centers and have volunteered at assisted living facilities. Over the years, I have also been commissioned to teach privately.

In addition to being an art instructor, I am a full-time self-employed professional illustrator and fine artist. As an illustrator, I create covers and interior art for books, graphic design, and I have created cartoon artwork for companies such as Marvel and DC Comics. My work has received numerous awards including one from the Society of Illustrators in New York. As a fine artist, I am a commissioned portrait painter and I a


Education

Maryland Institute College of Art
General Fine Arts
American University
Masters
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

I believe that a knowledge of Art History is extremely important to better understand mankind and the diverse cultures of our world. I have been a lifelong student of Art History and I co-majored in Art History while working toward my Master of Fine Arts degree. I am extremely knowledgeable of all Art Historical time periods and artistic genres, as well as of the artists who contributed to them. As a public high school Art Teacher, I very successfully taught Basic and Advanced Placement Art History. And, I also had the wonderful opportunity to teach High School Art History in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. I always strive to not only give my students an understanding of the development of Art from Prehistory through today, but to impart a working knowledge of the relevant styles and techniques used to create art. In order to accomplish this, I often supplement my lectured information with related, fun hands-on art activities which enable my students to better comprehend the concepts and methodology which artists have used to express themselves throughout the ages. I discuss the theories of Aesthetics: how and why different cultures have formed and expressed their own standards of beauty. Additionally, and very importantly, I teach approaches to Critiquing Artwork so that my students can make and present informed opinions regarding works of art, regardless of style or technique. My goal is for all of my Art History students to be able to intelligently and to eloquently discuss Art History whether it is for a research writing assignment, a verbal classroom presentation, to prepare for an exam, a museum visit, in a gallery setting, during friendly discourse, or simply for personal edification.
Art Theory,

Art Theory

For many years, I have had great success with introducing the concepts of formal Art Theory to my students which enables them to clearly and aesthetically express their own individual artistic statements. I emphasize to them that the use of the Elements of Art in conjunction with the Principles of Design is the means to making their artistic statements regardless of the style, content, genre, or subject matter of their particular works. Additionally, I share with my students approaches to Art Criticism Operations which not only allow them to use their aesthetic awareness to make informed opinions about art created by other artists but which also serves as a means of evaluating their own efforts during, as well as after the resolution of their artwork.
Drawing,

Drawing

I pride myself in teaching time honored, traditional Drawing concepts in a contemporary manner. I use approaches to drawing which enable my students to express themselves through the use of Line, Shape, Value, Size, Direction, Texture, and even Color! I personally work in diverse technical modes and genres of self expression. And, I have had the wonderful opportunity to study with and be mentored by renowned drawing instructors and artists such as Glenn Vilppu, Burne Hogarth, Gene Colan, and Joseph Sheppard. I was an honor graduate of the renowned Kubert School, and I have been a professional practitioner and teacher of cartoon art for more than twenty years. I will always truly enjoy sharing with others all of the many disciplines which I have learned. But my ultimate goal as a teacher is to help my students to eventually become their own teacher.
Painting

Painting

Regardless of style or subject matter, I know that the principles and techniques of Painting can be taught and can be learned by anyone who is willing to patiently persevere while practicing traditionally time honored procedures, methodology, and approaches. Learning in this manner will serve as the springboard for anyone's chosen means of personal self expression. And, I have always been amazed at how effectively these principles and techniques produce their intended aesthetic results when applied with diligence, knowledge, and understanding. My paintings have garnered prestigious awards, have been shown in many galleries, and have been featured on the covers of numerous books. They are created using the very concepts, principles, and techniques which I teach. While much of my work tends to be traditionally realistic, my intention is to help each of my students find and express his or her own individual artistic voice. I have had the wonderful experience to study with and to be mentored by renowned artists, among them the master oil painter and pastelist Daniel E. Greene, as well as Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell, both of whom are acknowledged as two of the world's top Fantasy Illustrators.

History

Art History

Art History

I believe that a knowledge of Art History is extremely important to better understand mankind and the diverse cultures of our world. I have been a lifelong student of Art History and I co-majored in Art History while working toward my Master of Fine Arts degree. I am extremely knowledgeable of all Art Historical time periods and artistic genres, as well as of the artists who contributed to them. As a public high school Art Teacher, I very successfully taught Basic and Advanced Placement Art History. And, I also had the wonderful opportunity to teach High School Art History in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. I always strive to not only give my students an understanding of the development of Art from Prehistory through today, but to impart a working knowledge of the relevant styles and techniques used to create art. In order to accomplish this, I often supplement my lectured information with related, fun hands-on art activities which enable my students to better comprehend the concepts and methodology which artists have used to express themselves throughout the ages. I discuss the theories of Aesthetics: how and why different cultures have formed and expressed their own standards of beauty. Additionally, and very importantly, I teach approaches to Critiquing Artwork so that my students can make and present informed opinions regarding works of art, regardless of style or technique. My goal is for all of my Art History students to be able to intelligently and to eloquently discuss Art History whether it is for a research writing assignment, a verbal classroom presentation, to prepare for an exam, a museum visit, in a gallery setting, during friendly discourse, or simply for personal edification.

Ratings and Reviews


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Experienced and engaging teacher

Malone taught me how to use certain techniques to apply to artwork, particularly my drawings. The lesson was easy to understand and I was surprised how Malone was able to cover so much information into one lesson. I am excited to see how much my understanding of drawing techniques better will help me to improve my portfolio. Malone is definitely the perfect art teacher for me and I would recommend him 100 percent to anyone, whether or not they are a beginner.

Jason, 3 lessons with Malone

Great Instruction and Engaging

Malone worked with my teen daughter. Very patient and explained so much to her in a way she could understand and then attempt on her own with positive support.

Wendy, 1 lesson with Malone

Extremely professional

I have had two lessons with Mr. Malone, and I have been very impressed with both his work and his teaching style. He makes sure things are clear for you. I have learned more in two lessons than I thought I would. I'm confident that my skills will get much better as I work with him. I definitely recommend him.

Faith, 10 lessons with Malone

A tutor who seems to love teaching

This was my daughter's first art lesson with Mr. S. She has no art background and is truly starting from scratch. Mr. S. has a great attitude about beginners. For a man who has taught this material thousands of times, he worked with my daughter with freshness and enthusiasm. My daughter really liked the pace, format and encouragement. She has practiced what she learned each day since the lesson and I can already see some confidence forming.

Nancy, 4 lessons with Malone

Profound Knowledge

He provides very good instruction, and makes sure to fill each session with profound artistic knowledge. For the first few lessons he informs you of what you will need for the next coming sessions, and you are taught the basic foundations of drawing. He teaches the six principles of design, and you are given some sort of assignment to do on your own by the next session. You will immediately notice an enhancement in your artistic skill after your first few lessons.

Gretchen, 4 lessons with Malone
Tutor responded:

Gretchen, Thank you so much for that wonderful testimonial. Those words mean so much coming from you. You are a truly gifted young lady, both artistically and intellectually, in every sense. And, it is my extreme pleasure to work with you. Thank you for that privilege!

Very professional tutor

Mr. Malone has been teaching my daughter about 2 years, and she enjoys every single class. Unfortunately, she is getting busier with her school work and she has to give up the class now. Mr. Malone is really very professional with great patience, he is one of the most wonderful tutors we have met!

Demin, 79 lessons with Malone
Tutor responded:

It has been my extreme pleasure to have instructed art concepts and techniques to Catherine for the past two years, as well as to have watched her grow as an excellent, budding artist and, more importantly, as a truly wonderful person. And, I hope that I have helped her toward accomplishing her future goals. I will always cherish and appreciate the opportunity to have worked with Catherine!

Fantastic First Drawing Lesson

My wife and I had our first drawing lesson from Malone today. Although my wife has some experience with drawing and painting, I am a novice. Malone is starting us at the beginning and teaching basic concepts upon which we can develop our own interests. My wife is wanting to paint in oil and I am interested in pen and ink sketching and watercolors. Malone clearly has an extensive background in multiple areas of drawing, sketching, painting and the basics of Renaissance art and its artists. We both enjoyed his bringing into the lesson the methods used in past and how the most famous early artists developed their skills. We are both eagerly anticipating our next lesson!

Bob, 1 lesson with Malone

Very Detailed Tutor

My first lesson with Mr. S was incredibly detailed and informative. He taught me methods that were both detailed and practical. Not only did he teach me these methods, he also made sure to break them down so a novice like myself would be able to understand these techniques. Mr. S went into great detail about the basics of drawing, such as how to draw lines, 2D shapes, and 3D shapes. He even taught me the proper way to hold the drawing utensil. In conclusion, I am very satisfied with Mr. S and his tutoring, and I am especially pleased with the fact that he will continue to teach me in the coming weeks. Thanks Mr. S!

Tejas, 6 lessons with Malone

Learning a Great Deal

I've only had two lessons thus far, but Mr. S has already opened my eyes to things that I'd never considered artistically. He has listened to my needs and adjusted my classes accordingly. He's respectful and understanding of my time restraints while still giving me the maximum training based on my schedule. Thanks!

Becky, 2 lessons with Malone
Tutor responded:

Becky, Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful review!! You are an extremely talented artist and I feel very privileged to work with you. I truly look forward to our next class!

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