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I have been teaching students both traditional and digital art instruction for the last 8 years for ITT Technical and Arts Institute at Pittsburgh. I have a BFA in Computer Animation and Multimedia and an MAE in curriculum design. I am also working on my second Master's in Conceptual Art, of which I only have 7 more classes to take to graduate with an MFA in Conceptual Art. I teach traditional skills such as form, value, color, drawing and painting as well as technical skills such as Photoshop, 3ds Max, Illustrator, and concepts including print, web, and graphics.
With my prior teaching positions, I have a good understanding of what the student wants to learn and how to focus my lessons toward his/her goals. I think that the student's goals really push the aspect of what he/she chooses to learn and how he/she wants to learn it. I also teach to the person, not at the student. From there, it is just about practicing the lessons. I have been teaching students both traditional and digital art instruction for the last 8 years for ITT Technical and Arts Institute at Pittsburgh. I have a BFA in Computer Animation and Multimedia and an MAE in curriculum design. I am also working on my second Master's in Conceptual Art, of which I only have 7 more classes to take to graduate
I thought his way of simplifying and explaining different methods and techniques gave me a better understanding of what I am doing for animation. He taught me many methods and techniques I didn't learn from several of my college courses that I took at MIAD and I greatly appreciated his patience and time for helping me. He also gave thorough constructive criticism that I wish I could have gotten back at my other college. He also taught me different ways of creating character designs and animation that I didn't know before I started having him as a tutor.
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I have been teaching Adobe Flash for over 8 years. I initially taught Flash animation and then moved over to teaching Flash Games. I can teach such subjects as how to create your own animation, including tweening or frame by frame. With animations we can create a small game or banners or ads.
I can teach the Illustrator tool set, along with vector graphics and work with design principles.
I have been teaching Adobe Photoshop for several years. I can teach all the ins and outs of Photo manipulation, painting, and design
I started using Maya back in 2000 during my BFA in Computer Animation and Multimedia. Since that time I have been teaching 3d using both Maya for the last 10 years as an instructor at ITT Technical and Arts Institute. I teach Maya using small steps and easily understandable steps. I feel that this is the best way to learn such a vast program.
I have a BFA in Computer Animation and Multimedia and an MAE in curriculum design. I am also working on my second Master's in Conceptual Art. I can teach traditional drawing done with pencil, charcoal and other mediums. I have also worked with digital drawing. I teach concepts such as proportion, perspective, form, shape, and life drawing.
I have been using Dreamweaver for over 10 years building sites using HTML, ASP and VBscript. I can teach the ins and outs of Dreamweaver including site management, WYSIWYG editor as well how to read the code and tweak it to get what you want.
I can teach general windows base systems. I have been teaching the ins and outs of general computing. File management and basic usage as well as some easy to understand explanations of what computer is and does.
I can teach basic HTML and CSS in order to show the student how to put up a live website. I have been working for over 12 years in HTML and CSS.
I am well versed in Windows 95 through 7. I can offer a basic walk-through of all subjects included such as Mail, web, and hidden features. I can also teach you how to setup and manage your network as well as setting up permissions.
I am working on my second Master's in Conceptual Art. I can teach traditional and digital painting using different mediums such as oil, acrylic, water color. I teach hue, saturation, brightness along with concepts such as atmospheric perspective, lighting and color theory. I also use a base of traditional drawing skills to supplement painting skills.
I have been designing websites for over 10 years. I can teach you how to use Photoshop or Illustrator in order to design your basic template as well as how to break apart the images and use them for HTML.