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University of Washington (Other)
I have lived in the greater Seattle area all my life...
Kirkand, Seattle, Mercer Island and Redmond.
I graduated from the University of Washington, majored in Commercial Art, played Baseball and Football.
I raised my family in Redmond where I now live. My grandchildren are grown, my grandson is in the Navy.
I owned a Commercial Art Studio / Adverting Agency in Seattle over the past fifty years.
Illustration, Sculpting, Painting, Watercolor, Logos, Patent Illustration, Writing.
I can teach anyone, of any age, how to see, to draw and/or paint. I can make art fun for a lifetime...
Everyone can learn how to draw. After you are drawing,
I can teach you different techniques and mediums of painting.
You will see the results in one hour that start on foundation fundamentals.
I teach realistic or abstract with a preference in realism.
Composition - Materials -Pencil; Ink; Colored Pencils; Watercolor; Acrylics and Oil Painting.
I know all the tricks of a commercial artist. I do not teach computer digital art.
I can also show and explain why art is good, bad or ugly... I have lived in the greater Seattle area all my life...
Kirkand, Seattle, Mercer Island and Redmond.
I graduated from the University of Washington, majored in Commercial Art, played Baseball and … Read more
I hired Ken to teach my mom about water color. She found him very knowledgeable and fun to work with.
Ken was a pleasure to work with. My children really liked all the encouragement he gave them and the painstaking manner in which he taught them the basics of watercolors. They were thrilled when he got them these beautiful roses which he then used as the subject of their drawing class. He worked with them very patiently and tried to get the best out of them. I also appreciated his approach to the big picture of art in general and I am glad he could teach my girls a deeper appreciation for what they love to do. Thank you Ken.
Ken is a very patient art tutor. During the time he spent helping my daughter with her drawing skills, not only did Ken display patience, but an encouraging nature as well. Through drawing exercises, my daughter's skills improved almost immediately as she learned through Ken how to actually "see" objects. Ken's impressive professional background and artistic skills make him a highly qualified tutor.
Ken is a pleasure to work with, positive and specific in his teaching. He's a good listener, interested in the success of the student, and adapted his teaching to my specific goals, providing practical and professional advice along the way.
He was clear before the lesson on how he could help me and his areas of expertise, so I went in with realistic expectations, and left very satisfied. And while my goals (graphic novel) are a bit outside Ken's focus, he still provided valuable and applicable skills and advice, making this tutoring session well worth it. :)
I am also impressed with his artistic talent in drawing, painting and bronze.
I will definitely revisit Ken in the near future! Ken's real world professional experience can help both the beginner and commercially minded student advance. :)
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For fifty years I have been a commercial artist; father and grandfather. I can teach anyone, of any age how to see and draw.
I will teach you simple steps and tricks so that you can draw any subject, in any medium, in any size. I majored in Commercial Art at the University of Washington, and also owned a Commercial Art Studio and Advertising Agency in Seattle. I am currently working as a Creative Marketing Consultant and Watercolor Artist. Invest one hour and you will be amazed at the results.
The same description applies to Painting... I can teach in all mediums; how to use color and an understanding of the color wheel.
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