In 2011, I started teaching myself to paint. After much frustration, I enrolled in an oil painting class at a community college. I discovered my love for fine art. I continue to self-teach and paint almost every day and take classes whenever I can.
At this stage of life, I’m looking to my not-so-far-off retirement years. I’ve come to the realization that I may have to work at least part time until I’m a really old lady! With that in mind, I’m looking to develop my art as a means of income and fulfilling my creative passion.
I hope to see you at one of my painting events!
To see my fine art:
Painting with Peeps Art Instruction:
I enjoy the challenge of creating realistic renderings of people, animals and nature. I apply the technical skills I learn through realism in my more expressive abstract paintings. I love color and you will see this played out in many of my pieces.
My other passion is teaching. My dream has been to teach college one day, but I haven’t had opportunity to pursue an MFA. I love sharing my knowledge with others and helping them realize their potential. Through social painting classes I teach, I offer training for beginning artists, or anyone who enjoys and wants to learn about art and design and have a good time painting with friends.
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I have a BFA (Digital Design) and a BofA in Fine Art (Art History.) I have taken many painting classes and continue to self-teach and take classes when I can. I love learning new mediums.
I have been teaching group painting classes through my company, Painting with Peeps since 2016.
For individual one-on-one classes in my studio:
$175 if paid monthly
Private Painting Party at client's home:
$35 per person (6-10 people)
Public group painting classes:
$25 to $45 per person depending on canvas size and medium
I've always been someone who likes to teach. In college I tutored and mentored other students. I started making instructional YouTube vids a few years ago and that to developing in-person painting lessons. I like meeting people, in a fun and non-judgemental setting. I love to share what I know.
I teach adults and mature teens. I have taught students with disabilities (one woman was actually legally blind.) My students range from beginner to intermediate level.
I recently attended the Art Student's League of Denver Summer Art Market. I was so inspired by the quality and originality of the artists represented there! I plan to take a class at the League in the near future.
Hire a teacher that will show you the foundations, while respecting your own style. Don't study under a teacher that believes their way is the only, or best way. You need to experiment and find techniques that work for you. A good teacher is more of a coach/mentor who provides guidance and resources.
What is your goal? How much time can you devote to your art on a weekly basis? What inspires you? Is there a particular style that you want to learn, or are you open to exploration?