Rita Carswell

Rita Carswell

5.0 (5)
14 years in business

About this pro

Recently Awarded First Place Blue Ribbon and Merit Ribbon for paintings in Palmer Lake Art Guild Color Splash Art Exhibition,  2021.

Awarded Lio Pilla Excellence in Art and Achievement Award for Top Graduating Student from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia 1984.

  • Teaches Beginner and Intermediate Painting and Drawing

Award winning artist in 2021 Palmer Lake Art Guild

I have been teaching painting and drawing (all grade levels including adults) since 1983. I am also a professional mural artist and found that my painting improved many years after art school. I was frustrated back then and painting seemed so complicated! Is that you? I figured out, with my own research, the freedom and fun in painting. Your painting will improve week to week as we work together to apply nice color combinations, explore values, shapes, edges and so on. Are you interested in portraits, still lifes, landscapes, animals? Let's start with smaller painting sketches to learn the basics of color, shape and design. Then we will take it from there. You can and will succeed in producing paintings you desire!

Please check out my website: www.muralartdesigns.com

I love interacting with a variety of students, all ages and backgrounds. Teaching art is never dull and boring, and neither are my students! It gives me such pleasure to sense thier satisfaction as they progress artistically.

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Colorado Springs, CO 80922
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5 Reviews


  • Lydia

    Rita is a simply amazing art teacher! She is skilled in her expertise and has the education and professional experience to back it up. Not only that, she knows exactly how to cultivate an aspiring artist with both technical skills and a caring hand. With Rita's help, you'll bloom right where you're at!

  • Lisa

    Rita is an amazing artist, painter and teacher! Her skills and knowledge of oils and various medium is top notch and easily conveyed keeping in mind the age and skill of the students. Rita is organized and very professional (she's taught art for years) and she's best of all, fun! Her passion is to see students flourish and has more experience than most teachers out there.

  • Marilyn

    Rita was great. very helpful and patient.

  • Rachel

    Great teacher!

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

K-12 Teacher's Certification Philadelphia and Colorado

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

I charge $40 hour online and in my studio at home.

If I have to travel, I like to charge a little extra.

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