I am an educator in the Humanities and the Arts. I have taught K-12 art classes, and community paint and sip outreach programs as well as coach and teach Art History at a local community college.
I pair experience in education and creativity to best assist the growth of any student at any level and of any age, individually, small or large classes.
If you want to learn about art, let me know your aim, goals and background, and I can tailor an experience that meets your needs in a range of media.
I specialize in assisting individuals overcome their fears to develop their personal strengths and creativity- I'm here for you!
Sharing the love and passion and wonder I have for the world through the various media one uses to express art and creativity...helping others light up with the same awe of what we can create- I enjoy watching you enjoy art!
I like the subject matter and the flexibility of Anna to work with so many students at different levels of experience. She is very dedicated to making your creation one you like. I like learning how to work with different media.
First, getting to know the student: background, and goals. What do they want to achieve? I tailor the experience for the range of needs any person has. I have experience, I teach grade 7-12 every day- and I can teach you, I promise!
In short, I have a Masters in Education and a credential in English, Social Sciences and Art. I have taught art lessons since I was 12 while in 4-H, in college, and now full time. My day job is grade 7-12 Art, Art History at a community college, and a regular paint/sip series at the Wine Studio in Upper Lake, CA. I am trained and teach in a range of media and subjects. I think every artist is always a student in their practice, but I can guarantee that I can help you grow as an artist.
Share what you need, and we can start on your practice!
For local students its $30/student per lesson.
The further I travel modifies the cost per student.
Particularly for further travel I would prefer groups of 5-20.
If prospective students already have supplies that they want to use, it is suggested you use them for the class for greater understanding in your materials, however, I do provide materials for the lesson as needed.
My family is full of artists and educators- it turns out to be my natural element. I first starting tutoring and teaching in middle school (perspective art lessons as a school project, then as a teen leader in 4-H ...and eventually realized I loved helping others grow, so I became an educator and an in my second decade of that process.
You think about the type of student- background, needs, range of ability, age...you name it, I have done it.
Having an elderly woman who had never painted in watercolor before discover just how fun a medium it is.
Having an eighth grader realize they drew a house in perspective accurately with no help.
Having a former student accepted into art school and send me an invitation for her first college exhibition.
If you can have a teacher who is experienced in teaching, they are better prepared than a working artist or a hobby artist to share knowledge with you.
Question, are they self taught? Where and when did they train? Will they best be able to modify their experience to meet your needs?
I know I can, but you might need someone closer to home or during the weekdays when I'm committed elsewhere...so check.
And, promise me...if the experience is less than favorable (with whomever you chose) DO NOT GIVE UP! TRY AGAIN!
You will find the right support, eventually, I promise!
GOOD LUCK, AND HAVE FUN!
Question their background in teaching.
Question their range and expectations and experiences.
Question them about their range of ability and what their aims are for you.
Question if they provide materials.
Try to know what you want so you can give details.
Be clear in your expectations.