Moxie Art Lessons

Moxie Art Lessons

1 employee
4 years in business

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Moxie Art Lessons is designed to help students learn traditional and academic techinques, as well as build up their own unique appraoch to art making.

The instructor Ryan Martin attended the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he studied Visual Arts, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Martin has been working professionally as a visual artist since 2007; represented by Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco. Martin's work has been highlighted by numerous media including THE ADVOCATE, CHIC TODAY MAGAZINE, VENISON MAGAZINE, and THE ART OF MAN. He has exhibited widely across the United States, including CONTEXT and SCOPE in Miami, three solo shows at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco, and selected for VOLTA NY.

What I enjoy most about teaching is helping students stay true to their own character when tackling technical skills. I have been teaching art and writing art-curicculum since 2009. It has brought me great joy to see students learn the process of creating their first portfolio of artwork to share.

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Richmond, CA 94804
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

-Do a few warm up artworks

-Asses the techinal skill level and/or unique character of the students approach to mark making

-Develop a goal and milestones for the student and their artwork

-Create projects to home the student's into their goal and style

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

-Curriculum writing for Oakland Unified School District Schools 

-Teaching experience for ages 5-adults; seniors; as well as persons with special needs

-Attended the California College of the Arts

-Works as a professional artist

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

$30 hour, per 1 student if artsit travels to location. 

(Message for rate if you live within 5 mile radius of Marina Bay Richmond) 

How did you get started teaching?

I was Jack Mendenhall's teacher's assistant at the California College of the Arts and really enjoyed helping my peers with their drawing and painting.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, from all backgrounds, underserved, affluent, all skill levels, from amatuer to college students and working adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Raphael's self-portrait coming to the Legion of Honor

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

Look for an instructor who will teach you skill as well as encourage you to maintain what is unique about you.

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

What do I want to do with my finished art? (gift it; sell it; store it; etc.)

Who do I want to see my art? (no one; my spouse; just my friends; other artist; the whole entire world!!!; etc.)

Lessons offered

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