Tim Eaton LLC Painting Lessons

Tim Eaton LLC Painting Lessons

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My students tell me I'm a natural teacher and my studio where I teach is well equipped and  a very comfortable place to come and learn. They also tell me my teaching style is engaging and never intimidating. Without judgement, I always put constructive critcism first as a means of gaining a student's trust. I enjoy people and sharing my experience as an artist. Lastly, I do my very best to respond to a student's specific desires and needs to maximize their potential as they explore a variety of techniques.

The most rewarding part of my job as an art teacher is seeing the excitement on a student's face when they realize what they're able to do with the right tools and the right instructor.

I gain tremendous satisfaction knowing that my knowledge of the subject can be very impactful on a student's creative pursuits as they explore composition through a simple and sensible study of masterful paintings and online research.

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Stamford, CT 06902
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5 Reviews


  • Daniel Burke

    Comfortable environment. No pressure.

  • Elizabeth Clark

    Before taking Tim's classes, I had never held a paintbrush. His patient, yet lively personality allowed me to try a new endeavor with ease. Tim was very accommodating. There was another student and Tim worked well with both of us at keeping a personalized pace.

  • Wendy ZHANG

    We are a family moving from China and I need a tutor for my two daughters to continue their art journey. Tim is so great, with solid knowledge and rich experience. He has passion in both arts and teaching. Kids love the class and I can see lots of potentials of kids to unlock with Tim's guide. Highly recommend Tim to others who is either seeking for a casual starting point of art journey (like my younger daughter), or a serious training down the road (like my elder daughter).

  • Yuying Chen

    Tim is my best art teacher so far on painting! Learning painting with Tim is always such a fun experience that time flies! Thus I extended my session time from one-and-a-half hour to two-hour. On the other hand, Tim has compressive knowledge and considerable experience in various painting styles and techniques. As a result, He is capable of educating me in a systematic manner. So far, Tim guided me through fundamentals of fine arts including color harmony, structural composition and brushworks. I had zero experience before and I feel inspired and more confident on my new painting hobby! I will continue painting sessions with Tim in the future. I highly recommend Tim to anyone who is interested in painting!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first session is free to determine if the student and the teacher are compatible .

I spend a few hours first to teach some of the basics of volume, composition and value. Every good painting must be built on a foundation of drawing principles.

We focus on juxtaposition of color and composition and work from basics to the finer details as the student progresses.

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

I have a Bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Vermont. I spent two years at the National School of Decorative Art in Nice, France and have experience teaching young people as well as adults in a variety of styles and disciplines.

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

45/hr. I recommend 1 1/2 hour sessions to leave time for discussion and clean up.

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching started for me as a college student in France teaching English and American History. It has evolved organically into a passion for sharing my love of art and all things aesthetically pleasing. I currently have seven students learning drawing, art restoration and basic painting and composition.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with young children, young adults as well as retired folks interested in expand their understanding of fine art.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I started showing my small works in a local gallery about nine years ago and began selling my art there fairly regularly. Just recently the gallery owner announced I had a collector/admirer who purchased a much larger piece than most of the others for a very respectable sum. We were both very pleased.

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

My best advice to any aspiring artist is to start small. Identify subjects that engage your imagination and discover what it is about any image that inspires you. Images that are constructed a certain way through the use of composition, contrast, and color value naturally draw the viewer into the "story" of the image. Ask yourself what the elements of the image are that inspire you.

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

Is art something I am passionate about to the point that I must pick up a brush and express myself regularly or am I just curious about my ability to make an appealing image? Do I possess the patience to accept mistakes and learn from them or am I anxious and just want instant gratification?

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