Arthur Koch Studio

Arthur Koch Studio

5.0 (2)
20 years in business

About this pro

I teach both traditional and digital art. I have a BFA in painting and photography as well as a long career working as 2D/3D digital artist/animator in games and automotive. I taught for 4 years at the Art Institute of San Francisco and Expression College for Digital Media. I've also done private tutoring for student's specific needs. I use a combination of lecture and lab ( talking about it, then doing it) I encourage students to ask lot's of questions and I try to tailor classes for the students needs.

Take a look at my LinkedIn profile to get a better idea of the breadth of my experience and skills. Please read my recommendations to get a better idea of how I am to work with.

When I'm painting murals and landscapes I'm usually outdoors which I enjoy after many years being stuck inside working on a computer. I enjoy working with people, talking to the passers by, and the support of the community. I enjoy photography as way to show my appreciation of the world, events, to bring out the best in people with portrait sessions. I enjoy the research that goes into every mural and illustration allowing me to learn something about everything. I love that I have several forms of self expression and enjoy sharing my knowledge with others.

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San Francisco, CA 94134
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2 Reviews


  • Carlene Laughlin

    Arthur was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was also very patient. I highly recommend him. What is most important is that he was very honest and fair. He was very good at explaining how things work and fit together.

  • Andrew M. Calhoun

    Arthur did a fantastic job in improving my fine art skills in a very short time. He exposed and reintroduced me to a variety of mediums and fostered not only my abilities, but those of everyone in my class. His tutelage gave me a strong foundation for the next classes in my series and prepared me to see the world from different artistic perspectives. He was a great instructor who is both personable and helped create a relaxing atmosphere. He obviously loves his work with art, creative industries and his work with young people. His experiences in the creative/entertainment/ gaming industries were enlightening and helped me to focus my direction while I was attending school and are currently help me refine my talents to finding a job in the industry. Overall, he is a great inspiration to those who are ready to learn, listen, and try different techniques. His critique is honest, direct, and helpful and the work of his that I he shared with my class was on the cutting edge for its time.


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

Ask them questions about what they want to learn. Look at past work and evaluate their skill level. Tailor the class to their needs and aspirations. Try to maintan a balance between critiques and compliments. I ususally give a demonstartion but try to refrain from doing it for them. 

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

I taught design, composition, drawing, painting, sculpture, art history, watercolor, and color theory as well as 3d modeling in Maya and Concept and imaging in Photoshop for 3 years at Expression College for digital Media. I also taught Organic and Hard surface modeling in Maya at the Art Institute of San Francisco for one year. I was one of the more senior artists at Electronic Arts for 11 years and was often asked to mentor new employees. I also just completed a large scale mural it n Redwood City mentoring a local artist.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Photoshop Classes Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Oil Painting Classes Photography Classes Sculpting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons