Mariana Kramer Art Works

Mariana Kramer Art Works

5.0 (1)
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Besides teaching watercolor and acrylic painting, I also teach making floorcloths and making collage. You can see what floorcloths are if you go to Pinterest and put in "Floorcloths". They're really beautiful and are mats that take the place of small rugs. They're great for people who have allergies.

Students may look at my website 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.

I have been teaching for many years, starting out in the 60's teaching music! I have a Bachelor of Music from UNC Greensboro and taught flute and piano for 30 years.

I have always studied art. My mother was an artist and teacher and I attended the High Museum School of Art in the 60's and studied with Red Hamilton, a protege of Hans Hoffman. I continue to study - watercolor with Karen Ku at Little Tree Studios in Avondale Estates and oil portrait with Nancy Honea at Spruill Arts Center in Dunwoody. I believe in study for myself always as a way to constantly improve.

I have done many shows and art sales, here in Atlanta and in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I won a Maker of Merit Award in the Decatur, GA Maker Faire of 2015. I belong to the Womens Caucus for the Arts of Georgia and participate in their exhibits. I belong to the Avondale Estates Artist Guild (see Facebook).

I have always loved to teach! I enjoy seeing people improve in their art and enjoy learning a new wonderful skill.

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Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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  • 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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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. Students will be expected buy their own drawing and painting materials. The art stores I use are Binders in Buckhead and Blick at 7th Street and Peachtree. I will want the students to buy their materials at those two places. Students are expected to bring check or cash to the lesson. Thank you!

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