Hope you all are doing well. I am an established commission based painter and draftsperson, and I paved my way to this path by listening to myself and being stubborn enough to not let anyone tell me to put the paintbrush down. I have taught K-8th grade in Harlem at a school that was often featured on talk shows, and assistant taught a bunch at the college level. I am thrilled to teach you not only very basic fundamental techniques of paint mixing, composition etc, but also I’m happy to address the business side of art, to talk art history in the context of your own work, and to then answer all questions you have that are broadly associated with art practice, as it will ALL solidify and deepen your approach to the act of creating. Below is my website, and on it you will find my CV (artistic resume).
Excited to work with you,
I live to make art! I suppose what I feel is most pressing to tell you is that it's so critical to de-stimgatize the life and work of the artist. I LOVE being an example of an artist who is grounded and fulfilled, not suffering and dark. Making the work is a surprising journey in itself, but then taking it to show is also very rewarding. Yes, everything comes with a little bit of fear, but it's such an incredible process.
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In working with a new student, it's critical to breakdown their relationship to art so we can become clear on what to target in our time together. The best part of working individually is that we have the opportunity to hone in to specific challenges that the student is haivng or has had in the past. It's a good idea to tackle this right away to maximize our time together.
I've assistant taught intermediate drawing for Clarity Haynes at Brooklyn College who is now a major artist based in NYC. I have assistant taught Painting levels 1, 2, and 3 for Diana Horowitz and have led my own classroom of young children in Harlem at a school that raised millions off of the art we produced in my classroom in an annual auction held at the school.
100/hour is standard as it's inclusive of typical, academic based teaching, as well as marketing strategies if that's what the student wants. So it's a two for one sort of situation.
I was advised to teach by my professor because she saw it as a calling for me.
Look for a teacher you click with! That's truly most of what you need to enjoy and make the most of your lesson.
I know you came here for a reason, but really hone in on specific areas of insecurity or places where you feel you want to grow.
As with any individual session, whether it be therapy or advising or what have you, the more clear you are coming into this, the more you will get out of this and it will really bring our process working together to the next level.