I taught middle school and High school art for 23 years, including special needs, Autism and Down's Syndrome. I work well with students, utilizing and teaching technical skills and creative thinking. Not only the "how" but the "what" and "why". Bringing out the creative skills.
I have a BS degree in teaching and Art with extensive experience in many areas including photogrpahy, drawing, painting, sculpture, fine craft, jewelry, and more.
When people aske what I like to do, I always go back to basic pencil and paper. I am proficient at realism but not limited to it. I love all styles and genres.
The last 20 years I taught at a private HS in Las Vegas, developing the program from the ground up and am very knowledgable about curriculum and supplies, enviorment and creativity. In the past I have taught home schooled kids and adults.
I am also experienced with 15 years of Advanced Placement courses in Drawing, Painting and Studio Design and would love to tutor those students. I included in my teaching knowledge of business in art, ethics, copyright and some technology. I do not build websites.
I love teaching. Watching students change and grow and learn, improving and understanding why and exploring new ideas and techniques. Giving students the base in whcih they can build their own journey, style, love and passion.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Find out first what their goals are. If they are not sure, I help them start by showing many ideas.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Art/Art Educastion degree, 40 hours of Masters Art Ed program, 23 years teaching Art MS-HS. Current Colorado Active K-12 Art License. Drawing, Painting, Iphone photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Fine Craft, Creative Thinking. I have experience also with special needs, Autism and Down's Syndrome. I have taught AP HS art for 15 years. Very open to High School upper leavel. Drawing is my preferred teaching subject. Although I love teaching Iphone photography, especially composition and editing. I also try to include the art of Creative Thinking. How to lose your fear of making art. I call it the What If, Why Not method. My methods of How To Draw are my method and have been proved as I used it for 20 years of teaching my students.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$35 an hour + $5 transport over 15 miles
How did you get started teaching?
I attended college as an art student graduating with a BA degree in Art/Art Education.
What types of students have you worked with?
Mostly 6-12 but also some elementary and including special needs with Autism and Down's Syndrom and also AP college level advanced