Art By Arnor Visual Arts Classes

Art By Arnor Visual Arts Classes

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I currently direct the visual arts department at a local school and teach a varieyt of visual arts classes (drawing, painting, introduction to studio art (history, theory and application), and A.P. Studio Art (Drawing and 2-D Design).  I have taught and worked as a professional artist with an international exhibition record for over two decades. I received a B.F.A degree in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. degree in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis.  You can view expamples of my work at

My favorite acitivity is to paint and draw.  I have loved creating drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture since I was a young boy in Iceland.  I believe art teaches me and my students to get to know oneself at a deeper level and see the world around us with greater clairty and appreciation than ever before.  The room for growth and progress in art is boundless.

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Pasadena, CA 91104
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  • Richard Ouyang

    I love Arnor’s profound knowledge of painting and his devotion to the class and the student!


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

We schedule a meeting after 4 p.m. on weekdays or mornings or afternoons of weekends and meet either at my home in Pasadena or at the student's home.  Our first meeting will be used to generate a plan for our work together. I recommend we meet at least once a week to help develop the student's skills and appreciation of art. 

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

I have been a department chair and visual arts instructor at three different private schools in the last two decades.  I tutored throught the local Art League in Winnetka, IL, for three years.  As a internationally represented painted I have considerable experience in creating, promoting and exhibiting visual artwork. 

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

Each hourlong session costs $100.  There is no minimum limit as to how many classes the students need to sign up for with me. If students travel to my home for their lesson the rate is $80 per session.

How did you get started teaching?

After getting a B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree in painting I decided to try teaching for a year and liked it so much that I decided to devote my career to both beaching and creating art. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have mainly worked with high school students but have about a decade experience in also working with Middle Schoolers.  I am happy to work with children or adults of all ages. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my A.P. students recently got accepted to my old school, R.I.S.D., made me very proud. 

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

Use the first meeting to get a feel and better understanding of how well you can cooperate and work together.  Look for a teacher with a lot of experience in both teaching and creating art.

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

In which area do you need help?  Which goals are you setting for yourself?  Why are you intersted in visual art?  What are your current main strengths and challenges?

Lessons offered

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