Razza School Of Art
I have been teaching drawing and painting for 40 years. My classes are versitile yet definative. Many of my students have gone on to win scholarships, awards, and become professionals in their own right. Classes are run in a spacious open studio and students can earn free time and use of the studio when classes are not in session.
I have taught in the private and public school system and have been a professional artist exhibiting and selling my work world wide. You can find me on many websites such as razzadesign.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin; or just Google artist Al Razza. I also have a 5 star rating on Google
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
All students must learn basic skills in drawing as well as color theory. Lessons include introductions to drawing techniques and various painting styles, as well as how to care for your artwork, how to build a portfolio, and provide skills needed to compete and get recognized by galleries and possibly make sales of their art.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1977. Attended Masters program at Pratt Institute in NY and have been a prfessional award winning artist for more than 40 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
All new students, your first 2 hour class is free.
Classes are $295 for 8 weeks and meet once a week for two hours. Makeup classes are available during other class schedules and is a limited time offer. Free studio time is available to tenured students.
I also tutor (private lessons) at $60 per hour for 12 years of age and older and is paid monthly for children. I recommend 1 hour for youngsters and 2 hours for adults.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching as a young artist in 1979 when I moved to Florida and taught at a local art center. Later I taught in the public school system. But I got frustrated with the beauorcracy of the public schools, so I took the initiative and entered the private sector. I taught for a local museum and then opended my own school in 1994. Now I share my experience with people who really wanted to learn art.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all kinds of people, from children to adult. Most are strongly motivated and dedicated even at a young age.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
During one of our annual holiday parties my students chipped in to buy me a very specal and costly book that was out of print and hard to find. I was very touched by their generosity and I will always appreciate how good they are to me. I believe we have created great art together and made many fond memories. All my student share their time and skills equally and have built great friendships while learning.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Seek out a person who can give you the necessary guidance to make you successful in your goals. Make sure they can communicate effectively. Interview them as you would a new employee. Look at the work produced by other students.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Why am I going to this particular person for classes?
Can he or she give me the guidance I need to succeed?
Would he or she be a good mentor?