What makes me different from most teachers is my approach to teaching. I always find something great about my student’s work and I offer feedback for improvement or offer ideas to help them grow as an artist. My teaching style comes from a mindful point of view. To me, it’s more important that the student has fun, experiments and expands as an artist, instead of focusing on creating a “perfect” piece of art. I could teach you to paint like Michelangelo, but the world needs YOUR vision! I’m here to help you discover it.
I’ve been an artist since I was old enough to hold a crayon.
I was blessed to go to University to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and I learned drawing, painting, illustration, animation, storyboarding, life drawing (humans/animals), graphic design, ceramics, studio critique and sculpture techniques.
My main mediums are multumedia gallery work merging traditional with non-traditional supplies as well as graphic design on the computer. I have a flair for color and throw in elements of mystery in my work, allowing the viewer to create a story when they experience my pieces.
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I ask them exploratory questions to discover their experience level and what they want to get out of the lessons.
Then I customize the lessons for their needs.
I earned a BFA from California State University, Fullerton, learned from Master teachers.
I have taught adults private painting lessons and graphic design/graphics software at a trade school.
I have an hourly rate and classes can range from 1 or 2 hours at a time.
During and after college, I was approached by people and schools who needed a skilled artist to teach lessons.
I gave it a go and enjoy teaching!
I also teach Qigong, meditation and sound healing. I incorporate the wisdom of being calm and centered while creating art to tap into one’s True potential.
Adults and teens, beginner level.
I designed a fundraiser art auction last year where I recruited my artist friends to participate and also engaged some famous artists to donate: Shepard Fairey, Shag, Alex Grey!
I love retrospectives of artists. My favorite one was of video artist Bill Viola.
Have an idea of what you want to learn. It’s ok if you want to try different techniques along the way. Just clearly communicate with your teacher of your expectations, challenges and if you’re ever confused.
There’s no such thing as a dumb question.
Focus and take notes when the teacher is presenting, then after the presentation, ask questions if you’re not clear about something.
Save your precious lesson time by listing all your questions at once, whether it’s right after the presentation or if it’s during review time near the beginning of a continued lesson.
If something pops up during a random time, write it down in your notepad, phone or tablet and present it during review time.