Mariana Kramer Art Works

Mariana Kramer Art Works

5.0 (1)
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Besides teaching watercolor, I also teach making floorcloths and making collage. I currently am in a show featuring my collages. 

Students may look at my website marianakramer.com to see what I do. I have taught various subjects for many many years and am an excellent teacher. I LOVE to teach.

Making art and teaching it make me very happy. I lose time when I am painting or making collage or floorcloths and don't think about what's going on in the world! Art makes me totally happy and I like to give that to my students.

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Credentials

Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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1 Review

5.0

  • Raina Ferguson

    My brother and I take art from Mariana, and we have both thoroughly enjoyed learning from her. She is a very good teacher.



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FAQs


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

We talk about how much the student knows about the subject. If they are a beginner we talk about brushes, paints and other materials and how to use them. I ask the student what their goal is and we talk about how we can meet that together. I try to make the student feel as comfortable as possible about learning the craft of painting.


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

I began painting with my mother, an artist, at the age of 3. I attended the old High Museum Art School, taking drawing and painting. One of my teachers was Red Hamilton, a protege of Hans Hoffmann. I studied art at the Brevard Music Center. I studied Art History at UNC-Greensboro.

I have studied with Karen Ku, watercolorist, at Little Tree Studios, Avondale Estates, GA. I currently study oil portrait painting at the Spruill Art Center in Dunwoody with Nancy Honea.


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

$30.00 / Hour


How did you get started teaching?

 I was a music major in college (UNC-Greensboro, NC) and began teaching as a graduate assistant there. I taught music for 25 years. 

I began teaching art in 2004. I have taught all my adult life.


What types of students have you worked with?

My first student, years ago, was an autistic child. I have worked with elementary, junior high, high school students and adults. 

I love to teach junior high, high school and adult students.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My collages are currently in a show at Galeria Regina in Oakhurst, Decatur, GA. It's my second show there. I had watercolor and acrylic paintings in my first one there 3 years ago.


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

Find someone who has very good knowledge of their subject. Someone who has fresh ideas and is constantly learning themselves. Find someone who really loves to teach and makes you comfortable and is non-judgemental.


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

What is it they really want to learn.

How dedicated will they be to learn a new skill.

Will they be willing to give this new skill a good amount of time and not give up right away if it is a little difficult. They need to know this is a specialized skill and it will take work on their part.


Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons