Nov.4th - Dec.20th I will be teaching Figurative Drawing with the Live Model at “The New School for the Visual Arts” in Jupiter, Fla., Mondays 1-4pm. My “Digital Arts Workshop’ is on Saturdays, 1-4pm. “Basic Drawing Class” is Saturday mornings 9-12. Enroll here: https://www.thenewstudiova.net/
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I am a professional artist with decades of experience producing art in both traditional and digital mediums. I have provided Creative Direction, Multi-media and Digital Design Services, Video, Photography, Animation, Illustration and Art Production to major corporations and entrepreneurial ventures through my marketing design firm Dangerous Media Productions (http://dangerousmedia.com). Clients include: Disney, Scholastic, Miami Herald/Tropic Magazine, NYTimes.
I also have a vibrant and dynamic career as an exhibiting artist, and I routinely show my traditional and digital works in galleries from upstate New York down to Miami, Florida.
I have taught most recently at the Art Students League of New York, where I presented several workshops using the iPad as a powerful new kind of Life Drawing tool. My works and CV can be found at http://jeffreywiener.gallery
Finally, I am also the publisher of a Figurative Arts video magazine called http://TheGreatNude.tv which is celebrating its tenth year of production, offering article and interviews featuring artists who are dedicated to The Nude in the art career.
The work I do is exciting - each and every day. My brain is always engaged and challenged. There is always something new to learn, whether its an unfamilar code language or a new APP for painting on the iPad. Artists are naturally LEARNERS, and that is why I am committed to TEACHING as much of what I have learned to as many students possible.
Jeffrey is an excellent teacher. He takes his time and assesses the abilities of the student. He is very personable and easy to work with. Working with him one on one is very beneficial. However, I also believe he would be excellent in a larger group. I would highly recommend Jeffrey
I like to assess the students skill levels by looking over a portfolio of the students current "Best Works". Then after determining where the student needs to develop better skills, I begin a linear process of teaching the student how to improve with a set of drawing or painting tasks designed to refine the students' skills.
I have a company called Young Mind Interactive (http://youngmindinteractive.com) that developes educational software tools - Apps and Games - that are designed to teach topics on multiple levels. My 10 years of research into educational game development has provided me much insight into how to imprint hand-eye skill sets on a deeper level than most traditional approaches to learning.
I charge $75 per hour for teaching the traditional and digital skills that are critical to an artist's value in today's digital economy. Whether for one's own entrepreneurial endeavors, or as a way to build a set of skills to get a job in today's Marketing and Advertising agencies, I can teach this.
I have 4 brothers. I am a know-it-all who's got 2 sons. I am an artist/entrepreneur who has given dozens of interns the tools they needed to get fantastic jobs in New York City. Teaching is part of an experienced artist's responsibility.
Very young kids all the way to geriatric patients. Professional artists who wanted to try the iPad for the first time, and beginners who wanted to learn how to draw figurative art as their first creative act.
This is a Figurative Arts event I produced in New York a few years ago. An exhibit that included 3 days of Life Drawing for students:
I only like serious stiudents. So if you think you just need a few lessons, I am probably not the Teacher for you. "Wipe On. Wipe Off." If you know what that means, you know I expect hard work from my students, even AFTER class is officially over.
What are your end goals. Why do you feel you need to learn how to draw, or paint, or produce videos, or develop websites? Will what you are learning help to make you more successfull as an Artist? Know what you expect from your teacher and the experience you are paying for. Make sure that is communicated to your prospective Teacher.
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