Dena McKitrick - ArtistJoyful

Dena McKitrick - ArtistJoyful

5.0 (2)
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I specialize in helping students tap into creative expression through emotional and technical exploration of the visual arts. I am particularly adept at teaching skills of drawing, pencil, pen, watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, acrylic painting, both 2D and 3D mixed media. As a college-level credentialed art teacher, I have taught the arts and creativity for over 40 years in both school and community settings like community college, public and private schools, community centers, and more... See samples and background at:,, Facebook/ArtistJoyful, LinkedIn/DenaMcKitrick

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Sacramento, CA 95822
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2 Reviews


  • Cleo zifovski

    Soo knowledgable encouraging insightful genius work. Authentic. Driven

  • Julie Wright

    Her spirit, her playfulness, enthusiasm and encouragement. She creates a safe space for learning


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

In the group class setting, we explore creative expression via introduction to various media and techniques. When working with a private student, we start where you are and head where you want to go.

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

Many many years of teaching in various circumstance, and a BA and MA in Fine Arts.

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

Based on $60. hr gross, Private lessons are $1. per minute, available in 15 minute, 30 minute or 1 hour(+) sections. Travel and facility expenses, plus $20. hr setup time fees are added to that.

Group classes are based on the same base gross amount (4 students - might be $20 each for a 1 hour class with 1 hour setup and free facility space).

How did you get started teaching?

I've always taught. It's part of who I am.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with children through senior adults. 

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

Look for what skills you aspire to.

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

What is it that I wish to learn? What skills do I wish to develop? 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Photoshop Classes Calligraphy Classes Drawing Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons