Drawing And Painting Lessons

Drawing And Painting Lessons

5.0 (4)
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I'm a fine artist who's subjects are the human face, body and animal life. I have 35 experience drawing the model in pencil, crayon and charcoal and painting mainly in pastel. I can teach you how to paint or draw. I'm also a colorist, and can teach you the principles of color: value, dominance, creating drama, working with complements. I have a BFA in fashion design and have been a fine artist since childhood. I take portrait commissions from my website which shows examples of my work: www.pamelafoxartist.com.

Learning about the human and animal worlds through drawing and painting them. I love working with color and can teach you to express yourself with it. Having learned the principles of art, I would love to pass them on to you: line, color, shape, form, value, space, texture.

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Martinez, CA 94553
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Mary Olson

    Good instruction & class comradery.

  • Joan Alison

    My entire life I admired impressionist art. When I began to use pastels, I realized I needed some help and I decided to take some lessons. Pamela is an excellent teacher. She met me where I was and pushed me a little further with each project, so I grew as an artist. She presented a range of subjects to paint from, so I could decide what I liked, and wanted to pursue. I learned drawing principles, how to create atmospheric perspective, and color principles to incorporate into my work. I highly recommend her.

  • Joan Alison

    My entire life I admired impressionist art. When I began to use pastels, I realized I needed some help and I decided to take some lessons. Pamela is an excellent teacher. She met me where I was and pushed me a little further with each project, so I grew as an artist. She presented a range of subjects to paint from, so I could decide what I liked, and wanted to pursue. I learned drawing principles, how to create atmospheric perspective, and color principles to incorporate into my work. I highly recommend her.

  • Joan Alison

    My entire life I admired impressionist art. When I began to use pastels, I realized I needed some help and I decided to take some lessons. Pamela is an excellent teacher. She met me where I was and pushed me a little further with each project, so I grew as an artist. She presented a range of subjects to paint from, so I could decide what I liked, and wanted to pursue. I learned drawing principles, how to create atmospheric perspective, and color principles to incorporate into my work. I highly recommend her.



FAQs


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

I first establish where they are in their art practice, then find out what they want to achieve. I can then tailor art and color lessons and push them just a little further than they are now. This creates a sense of achievement. The goal is also to complete projects, so you have them to build on and something to display at home or give as a gift.


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

I have a BFA in fashion design and have been a lifelong artist. During fashion design school in San Francisco, I learned how to draw the figure with clothes and got illustrating jobs. I took life drawing (from a live model) and anatomy for artists over a period of 30 years. I studied pastel for 10 years with one teacher and have taken lots of pastel workshops, as well as classes in printmaking, watercolor and drawing.


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

$45/hour.


How did you get started teaching?

It came out of my experience of helping other students in class who were struggling. I organically began imparting what I had learned.


What types of students have you worked with?

Adults or children.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

When someone looked at my painting as I was working on it and looked at my photo reference, they said: It's better than the picture!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Have a goal in mind for your art practice. That way the teacher can help you reach it.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I want to learn? What do I love about art? What artists have inspired me? That's all. Art is experiential, you need to connect with the materials and something comes out of that.