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Mike U.

Earlysville, VA

$65/hour

Commercial Art, Graphic Design Instructor

In-person lessons

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Mary Baldwin College
Studio Art

Education

Mary Baldwin College (Studio Art)

About Mike

Relying on 30 years as a full-time, award-winning commercial artist and art instructor allows me to connect with confidence to the needs of my students. I provide instruction in: drawing, graphic design software, color theory, and painting,

I meet students where they are, and leverage off tried and true precepts collected by great artists and designers over time. That so, students become equipt with solid foundational skills with which to develop their own visual literacy. One of the great joys of teaching is to see the look of accomplishment of the face of each student as she or he overcomes any trepidation of learning something new.


Having studied fine art and commercial art in Chicago, and computer graphics in San Diego, has gained me access to some of the most established and innovative creative minds in the the visual arts. Over the decades, I have taught traditional drawing and painting, and digital graphic art, on the West Coast and in Central Virginia, in academic, corporate, and private learning environments.

Questions and comments are always welcome. I look forward to hearing from you, and exploring the options of how you may begin, or enhance your enjoyment of the visual arts.
Relying on 30 years as a full-time, award-winning commercial artist and art instructor allows me to connect with confidence to the needs of my students. I provide instruction in: drawing, graphic design software, color theory, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Earlysville, VA 22936
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design

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Drawing

I have been an artist all my life, and a working artist for all my adult life. I am sixty years of age now. I studied drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Art (Chicago) and many others. I teach drawing at the University of Virginia (SCPS), and many others.

Graphic Design

I have been a full time graphic designer for 30 years. I have taught in the degree program at Piedmont Virginia Community College, for private students, and for many children's summer art camps. I use historic and contemporary references to communicate principles of good design.

Painting

I studied painting with Nelson Shanks, (Studio Incamminati), and many others in Chicago and Central Virginia. I have taught painting at Piedmont Virginia Community College, and in many other public and private settings. I use tradition methods to communicate the fundamentals of representational painting.

Mary Baldwin College
Studio Art

Education

Mary Baldwin College (Studio Art)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 20 miles of Earlysville, VA 22936.