Art With Jana Hope

Art With Jana Hope

1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I am a working artist specializing in natural illustration and painting. Following my BFA with a focus on illustration, I have been showing, teaching and selling work for over five years. I create and teach capturing shape, movement, and light of natural elements. I can take these skills to help you capture nature scenes, still lifes, plein air style, and surreal works. 

Learning and growing with every new piece. Making art is an extraordinary experience, but to share that with teaching is even better.

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Thornton, CO 80241
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get to know my students, their goals and what they like to create already. I build a plan around their goals and skill while exploring new tools to achieve different effects. 

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

I have my BFA with a focus on illustration. After four years of art study, I began showing my work across the states. I have work in private and public collections, selling both online and in gallery settings. I have started my own mobile paint party business to spread the inspiration with friends and it has since taken off. Now I teach creativity practices through art for company team building. For the few years, I have been providing private art tutoring for ages 3 to adult and facilitating arts activities for adults with developmental disorders.

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

$75 per hour

Discounts for recurring lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started after being requested by friends to help with adults with developmental disabilities group to create emotion boxes. I loved watching the class over the weeks get inspired by each other and proud of the work they created. A year or so after that class, many of my friends began asking me to host paint parties. From there it became a regular part of my week. Paint parties, art tutoring, and classes at local the local toy store are the main part of my artistic practice these days.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children ages 3-12, beginner level

Teens ages 13-19, beginner to moderate level

Adults 20-95, beginner to proficient

Adults with intellectual and developmental disorders ages 20-45, beginner to moderate level

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A self-portrait class for a local day program group with adults who live with developmental disabilities. There was such great energy and focus among the group, we created 18 stunning pieces that will be showing at a local gallery later this year. 

Another great event was a family ladies night last summer with the Williams clan. These women ranged in age from 16 to 92. They were so much fun, very engaged and learned all kinds of new skills. Some ladies have even touched base with me months later to show me stuff they have since painted.

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

Talk to them. Make sure they care about your goals and that you feel like you are comfortable asking questions and growing with them. Learning is not top down, but side by side. Find someone who wants to succeed with you.

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

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What kind of tools do you use? Do you want to try new materials out?

Lessons offered

Watercolor Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Painting Classes