I feel that having a bond with the student really helps. I never leave a new student without help or answering questions she or he may have. I start at the begining and draw and paint right along with the student. I point certain things out that they need to change or redo. Patience is most valuable to a child when trying to learn a subject. When the student is done we talk about the subject and was it easy or hard for what did he like he or she.
I love to paint. I paint everyday. The stress factor can build up in your system and you can become depressed. If when this feeling comes along I most of the time pick up a brush and starting
Positive and gives me great tips and feedback for each art piece. She has numerous years of experience with all kinds of art mediums and I can't wait to have her show me all of them. 5 *****
Bonnie is very positive and patient. She let me choose what I wanted to paint and then helped me do it.
Bonnie is a great teacher! She demonstrates techniques and allows the student to use them while creating a painting. She takes the student's interests in mind, allowing each to work on subjects of their choice. I have a lot of fun learning watercolor!
Bonnie is EXTREMELY patient! I provided some inspiration pictures for what I wanted to paint and she picked one I though might be too hard, but she told me DON'T WORRY, YOU CAN DO THIS! We started with a basic lesson in drawing and how that would transfer onto the landscape of the acrylic painting. She taught me how to prepare the canvas BEFORE painting (didn't know that was a thing) and how to mix colors. She painted her own version of my inspiration while sitting beside me, but never hovered, which I really appreciated. She offered advice and brush techniques...but allowed me FULL license to experiment on my own and complimented things she liked. At one point I became very frustrated with myself and had a "moment of frustration"...and she calmed me down, showed me how easy it is to fix mistakes...and in the end I walked away with a painting I am very proud of and actually have hanging in my house. That has to be a good sign, right? I did two lessons with Bonnie. I'm happy with what I learned. She is a gem of a soul!
Working with a new student is my priority to make them feel comfortable with what subject we will be working on. I introduce my procedures of supplies we will be working with. I stay side by side through the lesson. With the student not knowing what is going on I explain to them what we are going to do to learn about the subject. 1 we draw the subject with me drawing with the student. 2. when finished I explain the process and colors for them to use the medium right. I have a lot of patience which I fill is an essential step towards the success of the student enjoying art.
I started drawing horses at the age of eight. Through the years I have taken many seminars and have been in many art shows through the country. I have taken private lessons for several years with the same art teacher. I belong to several art clubs, and I love to teach children and new beginners, of course, I love working with the intermediate also. Art to me is a love and passion. I paint every day, and I am always learning new art ideas to share with others that are interested in learning the art. I work with acrylic, oil, oil pastel, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pop art, alcohol ink, acrylic dirty pour and more. I would love to answer any of your questions that you might have. [email protected]
My standard pricing is 1 hour is $20 or 2 hours $35
I was asked by the WHAM Art Gallery Owner to start teaching.
From 5yrs to late 80's