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Tom R.

Visual Arts: Traditional Fine Art and Digital Graphic Arts

Visual Arts: Traditional Fine Art and Digital Graphic Arts

$55/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Hayden Island Vancouver, WA 98660

About Tom


Bio

Mr. R. is an Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer, and Photographer. He has taught university and high school levels both in the US and internationally. His classes have included all forms of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting ... and 3D), Art History, Digital Art, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite and Publication.

As an artist, he maintains an active painting studio, having produced a significant body of larger artworks. While his recent work is painting, past work includes 3D Structural,...

Mr. R. is an Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer, and Photographer. He has taught university and high school levels both in the US and internationally. His classes have included all forms of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting ... and 3D), Art History, Digital Art, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite and Publication.

As an artist, he maintains an active painting studio, having produced a significant body of larger artworks. While his recent work is painting, past work includes 3D Structural, Installation, Gallery design and installation, furniture making, tooling and carton design. Media includes those traditional media and digital.

I can teach you logo design, cartooning, graphics for print and web. If you like art, drawing, color, I can help you to excel.

“I expect students to be committed and serious. In turn, I will give my best efforts to assist students in understanding of the media, materials and form in their pursuit of excellence”, says R.


Education

California State University, Fullerton
Visual Art Fine Art
California State University, Fullerton
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. Specifically, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. In specific, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues. These works were built in Indesign and printed "numeric".
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have 5 years in photoshop for commercial use. Advise which version you are using. i.e. CS4, CS5 etc. - TR
Photography,

Photography

I taught High School digital art classes and fully digital Yearbook coaching to over 50 student contributors, all using DSLRs. I Taught the Digital based course last two semesters. I coached, edited and taught usage of, and arranged all Yearbook shots: both formal and candid photos for last 3 years. I shot all absence/make-up portraits matching the set-ups of the outside professional's shots. I specialize and teach in historical art period ‘Straight Photography’, meaning shot it correctly first, only then one may consider aftereffects and manipulation. We will focus on ISO/ASA, Aperture, and Shutter Speed as the primary keys to getting correct exposure and focal distance. Additionally, students that work with me learn a fairly substantial vocabulary of art, design and photography as well as file naming convention. Currently I am using Nikon D series DSLR, moving from film over 15 years ago. I also have strong experience in use and teaching of Adobe Photoshop as well as Bridge and many online freebie photo manipulation sites. Note: in graduate school I hired out as a “pro” portfolio photographer for the other artists.
Art History, Art Theory

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. Specifically, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. In specific, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues. These works were built in Indesign and printed "numeric".
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have 5 years in photoshop for commercial use. Advise which version you are using. i.e. CS4, CS5 etc. - TR
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing is a generic name for many types of software publishing. My particular current strength is in Indesign, however Quark (for example) is an equal competitive product and is similar in its ability to manage type, graphics and photography. These are databases, as opposed to true graphics programs. Experience with Indesign: In last 4 years, I taught 8 sections of Visual Communications (an all digital business advertising class) as well as 3 year-long classes of Yearbook Publication to High School Juniors and Seniors. The classes explored and used both Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. By the semester's end all students were able to build intermediate level multipage documents, logos and business line extensions. Students were encouraged to use nearly all of the toolsets and layers. Several top students built 7-8 layer documents with story type, captions, misc. photos, merged (database) portrait-photos with name and surname, graphic layers, and non-print layers for scrap. In specific, the Yearbook Students produced a 180-page hardbound Book that was printed 4-color litho offset. This project also managed over 90 GB of photos all prepared for press in Photoshop. Students worked one hour per day but as the deadline approached, were happy to put in extra 4-hour sessions to meet the date. During this same time, I personally curated two major professional art exhibitions each with 48+ page self-bound catalogues. These works were built in Indesign and printed "numeric".
Photography,

Photography

I taught High School digital art classes and fully digital Yearbook coaching to over 50 student contributors, all using DSLRs. I Taught the Digital based course last two semesters. I coached, edited and taught usage of, and arranged all Yearbook shots: both formal and candid photos for last 3 years. I shot all absence/make-up portraits matching the set-ups of the outside professional's shots. I specialize and teach in historical art period ‘Straight Photography’, meaning shot it correctly first, only then one may consider aftereffects and manipulation. We will focus on ISO/ASA, Aperture, and Shutter Speed as the primary keys to getting correct exposure and focal distance. Additionally, students that work with me learn a fairly substantial vocabulary of art, design and photography as well as file naming convention. Currently I am using Nikon D series DSLR, moving from film over 15 years ago. I also have strong experience in use and teaching of Adobe Photoshop as well as Bridge and many online freebie photo manipulation sites. Note: in graduate school I hired out as a “pro” portfolio photographer for the other artists.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Microsoft PowerPoint

History

Art History

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$55/hour

Tom R.

$55/hour

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