Derys Lyttle Art

Derys Lyttle Art

4.8 (5)
2 hires on
1 employee
37 years in business

About this pro

I am an excellent Art Teacher, listening to the wants of my students. I help them reach their goals by teaching them in their own style, and with their own vision.

I have a BFA and an MFA Degree, with six more years of study at The Art Students League of NY, in classssical drawing and painting, intensive figure drawing, composition and color, and abstraction. 

I have taught for over thirty years, watercolor painting, acrylic and oil painting, drawing and life drawing. 

I can teach in either your home, or, in my studio in n downtown Tucson. 

I love seeing people learn to be able to do the things they had never thought that they could! 

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Tucson, AZ 85712
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5 Reviews


  • Laurie Ann Loux

    Derys has been been giving art classes to my 15-year old son for over a year now, and she’s a fantastic teacher. Derys is incredibly knowledgable, great with my son, tremendously skilled, art-world experienced, and a wonderful artist herself. I highly recommend her.

  • Helen Baldridge

    I’ve been taking a Art lessons from Derys for over five years I found her to be very reliable and very knowledgeable and very helpful I enjoyed her class very much

  • Terra H

    She takes the time to explain techniques and spends as much time as necessary with the student to help the student master the technique. She listens to her students and works to their strengths. So happy that I found her.

  • Michael

    Loves her subject and inspired me to believe in myself.

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

I typically start off working with new students by listening to their desires for learning. In Art, there is always time to insert mandatory lessons into the more immediately gratifying things that bring students to learn in the first place. If a student deeply desires to paint like an Impressionist, then that is where we start. After a painting or two it willl become obvious to the student that their painting is in some way limited by a lack of classical learning, so, we then insert drawing lessons into their weekly curriculum. To just start off with basics might be great for other students, who can derive satisfaction from that type of learning. It’s got to be fun.There is no reason to do it if it is not fun!

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

I have been teaching for forty years, on a College , High School, Recreational and Private Student level. I have a BFA, MFA, and six years figure and life drawing education.

Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Cartooning Classes Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Art History Tutors Art Theory Tutors College Admissions Coaches Contemporary Art Theory Classes