Robbie Potter Art

Robbie Potter Art

1 employee
3 years in business

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I am able to do both group and individual classes. You can also borrow one of my backpack easels and enjoy a lesson in one of the West Palm Beach natural areas. This means you can be taught a specific artwork or painting from nature of what is in front of us. Both services are available. I have the equipment for both. 

Helping people get creative is fun. There's something healing about the process of creating that is evident during classes. It's always interesting seeing the individual twists my students add also, I actively encourage students to bring something of their own to the artwork. Making decisons and tapping into what they want or feel about a subject matter is part of what makes their artwork unique.

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

Asking what they want to achieve. What their level is and do a demonstration of some techniques that include both brushwork and a little on color theory too.

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

I have a Grumbacher art instructor certificate, having completed their certification.

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

Price depends on class size.

Group classes $37 per person for 3 hours, with a minimum of 3 people. Supplies included.

Individual classes including those in nature areas doing plein air is $50 for a 2-3 hour class including all supplies.

More or less lesson length is available, and I am willing to offer pricing discount if you have your own equipment already.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching in Miami a few years ago. I have friends that run a cafe and we combined class tickets with cafe specials. Lessons were 3 hours long with a break in the middle for food and drink. Allowing for a really nice day out and having gone home having completed a painting. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of adults. Different ages, races, I've taught those that are able and those that are disabled also. I am accomodating. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've done some classes at an animal sanctuary nearby where I teach right in front of the rescued horse stables. At the mid way point the students got to meet the animals. It's a lovely place to teach.

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

I think communication is key. You need someone who is attentive, prepared with a plan, but who is willing to go away from the plan if the student shares something that expresses their creativity and still fits with the lesson objectives. Along with teaching you techniques to help your technical growth, you need to be encouraged to show creative growth also.

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

What do I want to acheive? How good do you want to get and how much time do you have for it.

Is there a specific style I'm looking to develop? As if you pick a teacher with impressionistic tendencies and you want to do ultra realistic artworks then you will not get what you want from that teacher. 

Are you interested in practicing techniques specifically to work towards a big project, or create regular completed paintings that require less technical ability per painting but gradually grow your abilities and move up in difficulty to reflect your growth?

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons