I have a very wide range of experience, many mediums and artistic styles. I most enjoy letting each student work at their own pace on whatever it is they want to learn and work on. With the ability to keep with one medium to master it, or switch between any medium as they wish. I do not make students follow a strict schedule. I do tech technically sound and age old processes, as well as tips and tricks from over 30 years in business and 45 as an artist.
Another important ability I offer is my successful experience working with students age from 3-104, some with common to very uncommon differences or disabilities (i.e. Autism Spectrum, ALS, Completely Blind, Macular Degeneration, ADD, ADHD and more)
For 26+ years I have owned and operated my Murals by Nora, creating murals, custom faux finishes, commissioned canvas artwork, portraits and more for a wide range of people and businesses. My largest mural is over 2,000 square feet, on a Historic Buliding exterior in Oklahoma. My smallest artwork is 2"*3", and every size in between.
Meeting and working with so many different types of people. Seeing and understanding how differently everyone learns. Not to mention the artwork itself, in all mediums. Helping the student realize they can create art no matter what.
Nora is a wonderful teacher, who offers suggestions on paper, brushes, and paints. She is encouraging and supportive to help make me a better watercolor artist.
Nora is knowledgeable and has great patience with new painters. She is great!
Nora is s knowledgeable teacher and talented teacher. She was flexible with my schedule and professional. I highly recommend her.
My nine year old daughter has been going to art lessons with Nora for several weeks and she absolutely loves it. Nora is a fantastic teacher. She is a skilled artist and does just an amazing job explaining everything to my daughter. She can hardly wait to go to art class every week.
A meet and greet at my studio. A look around at my artwork so the student can see some of my style. I talk with the student to find out what they are interested in as far as art goes. I ask about any previous experience, what supplies they might have on hand, and ask what type of artwork they are interested in starting with. I show and explain what all I have in my studio, the different medium supplies, draftjng tables, easels, products etc. We discuss class days and times they are interested in. Im available ddays and weekends, mornings from 9:30am until late evenig if necessary.
Ive been artistic my entire life, 51 years. I come from extremely talented Mother and Grandmother. Ive owned my own Murals by Nora business for 25+ years, with hat busienss Ive worked with privaye and commercial clients to create murals, custom faux finishes, commissioned canvas art of all styles, themes, mediums. Thru the years Ive also continued to teach students of all ages.
Prices are 1 hr for $25 and 2 hrs for $40, also multiple hour purchases. Price of classes includes all supplies for all mediums except for special canvas or speciality paper for final projects. Oil, Watercolor, Sumi-e, Acrylic, pencils,pastels paper, canvas panels for studies and practice are all included. Classes are private one on one. Small groups up to 4 are possible. I accept cash and all cards.
Parents or adults of my mural clients aksed if I would teach. For severals years, I taught art lessons ans art therapy at several Assisted living centers in Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale. Plus one of classes at various Chandler, Tempe public schools.
My student base is varied. Ages of my students range from 3 years old to my oldest at 104 years old. Ive successfully worked with students with various differences and disabilities including ; ADD,ADHD, Autism Slectrum, ALS, Macular Degeneration, Alzheimers, Dimentia, Totally Blind (yes, it was incredible), defiance disorders, many different ethnic backgrounds and more.
My newest student is a 6 1/2 yr old girl who is incredibly gifted. My One Woman art show in 2017 that was stressful and very successful. Wotking with people who are convinced they can not "even draw a straight line" but they are thrilled when the create a great lil piece of art.
Pick a teacher you like talking to, you like the different styles of artwork they produce, you feel comfortable in their studio.
Ask if they have created artwork similar to what you are interested in. Find out if they will let you change or move on when you want to. Make sure they are not going to "just touch up a little" on Your artwork when you are not at the studio. Some teachers "fix" after hours. Ask what mediums they can teach, what their experience is. Ask to see their artwork.