Malone S.

Keller, TX


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

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/30/12
5.0 average from 302 ratings
A Superb Mentor
— John, Fort Worth, TX on 2/6/14


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


Maryland Institute College of Art (General Fine Arts)

American University (Master's)

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (Other)

About Malone


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.

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 also create personal artwork for gallery representation which consists of a wide range of subject matter.

Shortly after my arrival in Texas, I accepted a position as an adjunct art professor with the Tarrant County College District where I proudly taught Drawing and Painting courses from Spring semester 2010 until Spring semester 2013. While there, my students consistently received top honors and awards in every one of the yearly Tarrant County College N.W. Campus Student Art Exhibitions.

Also, I have assisted a number of my students with the development of their art portfolios which has not only helped them to be admitted into one of the art schools of their choice, but has enabled many of them to receive scholarships, as well.

I am very proud that I have a record of proven and successful approaches to teaching art which not only provide my students with the means to become technically proficient and personally self expressive, but which also allow my students to enjoy the learning process. However, my ultimate goal as an instructor is to guide my students with the development of their artistic decision making that will eventually enable them to become their own teachers.

I have been a tutor with WyzAnt for some time now and this has been a wonderful learning experience for my students and truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

I will be very happy to first share with you in person examples of my artwork, examples of artwork created by my students, as well as to explain my specific teaching approaches. Most importantly, I will discuss how I can enable you to accomplish your artistic pursuits.
And, that first meeting with a prospective student is always free of any charge or further obligation.

Art is my passion, and I would love to share that passion with you!

Thank you for reading this.


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.

I relocated to Fort Worth, Texas from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area where for many years I served as a certified art
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Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Keller, TX 76244
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A Superb Mentor"

- John, Fort Worth, TX on 2/6/14

"Experienced and engaging teacher"

- Jason, Arlington, TX on 10/10/17

"Great Instruction and Engaging"

- Wendy, Weatherford, TX on 9/9/17

"Extremely professional"

- Faith, Fort Worth, TX on 7/27/16

"A tutor who seems to love teaching"

- Nancy, Fort Worth, TX on 6/20/15

"Profound Knowledge"

- Gretchen, Arlington, TX on 7/10/14
Malone replied on 7/12/2014

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"

- Demin, Colleyville, TX on 5/8/14
Malone replied on 5/8/2014

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"

- Bob, Aledo, TX on 4/27/14

"Very Detailed Tutor"

- Tejas, Irving, TX on 4/6/14

"Learning a Great Deal"

- Becky, Roanoke, TX on 2/23/14
Malone replied on 2/23/2014


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!

"Wonderful Teacher!"

- Irina, Roanoke, TX on 9/8/13

"Solid and knowledgeable tutor"

- Scott, Arlington, TX on 9/4/13

"Malone is the best art teacher I have ever had by a long shot!"

- Nancy, Fort Worth, TX on 7/8/13

"Talented artist and excellent tutor!"

- Mary Lynn, Burleson, TX on 5/14/13

"The best teacher in Texas!"

- John, Krum, TX on 5/13/13

"Excellent Teacher! I am very fortunate to study with him"

- Jim, Fort Worth, TX on 7/18/12

"Very Insightful!"

- Tami, Cleburne, TX on 7/17/12

"Simply the best!"

- JJ, Fort Worth, TX on 5/12/12

"art lessons from Malone S"

- Kelvin, Springtown, TX on 3/2/12

"Excellent art tutor!"

- Pollyanna, Keller, TX on 11/11/11

"excellent tutor."

- Toni, Kennedale, TX on 10/5/11
Art History

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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

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.


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.


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.

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


Maryland Institute College of Art (General Fine Arts)

American University (Master's)

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (Other)

A Superb Mentor

For the past few weeks now, Mr. Malone has been giving me lessons in anatomy, value, rendering, perspective, and he has also been helping me build my portfolio for entry into an art school. I am extremely impressed by his body of work and experience, and I can hardly find the words to express how grateful I am to have the chance to work with an artist such as himself. It's been a truly invigoratin

— John, Fort Worth, TX on 2/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Malone will travel within 30 miles of Keller, TX 76244.