Genway Gao Art Studio
Art lessons versatile to fit individual student based on study of their styles and skills, student get a unique lesson that help them achive the next goal.
It’s a skill and technique building lessons not like most art lessons.
I have been helping many students and artists to uplift their skill and techniques on painting and drawing since 1983. My method is build upon years of practices but I have found few short-cuts, I help students to reach the goal they set in very short time.
In most cases I start with drawing training in very short course and soon move to color retention training, this may sound difficult but once you start to do it, it flows like water. My past students including all levels and all age from third grade to the senior, and from beginner to practice artist.
I teach all media, drawing in pencil, charcoal, color pencil, markers, watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel. I also teach Photoshop.
I did life demos in art associations at San Francisco Bay Area, moved to Tampa Area two years ago.
Awards in Santa Clara watercolor association, Los Gatos Art Association.
Here is some of my artworks:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Students come here for learning a new skill, and the process pretty much like apprenticeship but the path is base on student schedule and practice time.
First section in every lesson I will do a demo or go over a certain topic, after that student will practice on the rest of the class what just learn, the result will be check by me and give suggestion to further practice more.
A perfect learning path is: learn new technique with me every other week but student definitely need practice what they learned in the following week until we meet again.
My lesson is skill building, not Bob Ross style, student will built confidence and prepared them to solve all painting or drawing problems by themself.
Before the first lesson, I will
1. Ask student what is his/her favorite artists or styles.
2. Have them submit sample of their current works.
3. Give time frame and work with their time schedule to finish goal.
For some student, probably will ask to do a accessment test on color and shape, to better improve their skill set.
Student can contact me through email or phone for more questions:
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I started teaching art while I was in middle school, by then two of my classmates want to improving their skill, so I begin to think and learn how to teach more effectively by doing it for 40 years.
I won my first award in international children's art competition (UNESCO)when I was 5 years old, I ended won the second place in national high school competiton in watercolor. my art works has shown in commercial galleries since. I begin to teach art teachers and graduated students in California at 1985, both watercolor and acrylic.
Later years I have been focus on coach practice artists and share my experinces in San Francisco Bay Area, preparing students for Art Portfolio for Art Academy Admission process.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Price base on the level of skill set age of student and number of students per class.
How did you get started teaching?
After my middle school I taught summer art school at local church. I started formal teaching in California at art center, with watercolor my first lessons. I also teach private lessons to Fortune 500 CEOs and other practicing artists.