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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

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Peoria, AZ 85382
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8 Reviews


  • Cindy

    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 *****

  • Sherry Socaciu

    Bonnie is very positive and patient. She let me choose what I wanted to paint and then helped me do it.

  • Sally T Burke

    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!

  • Melanie Britton

    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!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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]

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard pricing is 1 hour is $20 or 2 hours  $35

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked by the WHAM Art Gallery Owner to start teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

From 5yrs to late 80's

Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Graffiti Art Classes Oil Painting Classes