Painting With Peeps

Painting With Peeps

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4 years in business

About this pro

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: 

https://www.facebook.com/shawnwarrenfineart1/

Painting with Peeps Art Instruction:

http://letspaintdenver.com/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shawnwarrenfineart

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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Denver, CO 80219
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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.


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

For individual one-on-one classes in my studio:

$50/2-hour class

$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


How did you get started teaching?

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.


What types of students have you worked with?

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.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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.


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

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

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?


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