A passionate soul, a loving heart and an inquisive mind, Chouaieb Saidi is a full-life artist. Throughout an extensive international artist career of over thirty years, Mr. Saidi has created thousands of estonishing original works of fine arts around the world, including amazing portraits, figure, landscapes and still-lives, as well as unique works of clothing, sculpture, 2D and 3D design. Mr. Saidi is renowned for his amazing public demonstrations of portraits’ painting from live-modeling, in record time of no longer than half an hour per portrait. In Paris France where he performed for a decade as a Montmartre artist, Saidi was regarded as “one of Paris’s most ditinguishef portrait artists”. Saidi was academically trained in visual arts at one the world oldest and most famous universities, the renowned Sorbonne University, where he completed a doctorate of visual arts.
In USA thousands of his portraits and paintings hang in the finest homes, corporates, galleries and several museums, including Lucy Laney Museum in Augusta, GA where one of his signature pieces hang in a highly secured setting. The art piece is titled “Universal Godfather of Soul, James Brown”, a (5x4ft) portrait painted in acrylic on canvas of the famous singer whis was displayed next to J. Brown coffin at his funeral ceremony in January 2007 and broadcasted on tv chanels, magazines, newspapers and internet sites world wide. This painting has won major awards. In 2008 Saidi was selected to creates a portrait from live-modeling of Miss America 2008, Kristin Hoagland.
Along an extended experience as a teacher of visual arts and design foundation at college level, including the Art Institute of Atlanta, and Clark Atlanta University, and as an instructor of fine arts traditional drawing & painting at various venues, including Callanwolde Arts Center in Atlanta and Art Station in Stone Mountain Ga, as well as my own art studio in Decatur, GA, I enjoy sharing with my students an accumulation of knowledge of principles of visual arts, and an expertise in most mediums and techniques of drawing and painting. I admire witnessing my students quickly progressing and developing their personal styles. I work with each student individually, no mater at what level they are. Talent is simply your willingness to learn and to figure things out.
I’m proud to be Saidi’s student. He is very professional in his teaching abilities as an art teacher. He teaches you how to see, feel and think like an artist. He explains complex situations into simplistic ideas that his students can clearly understand with ease. I consider myself lucky to have him as a teacher and a mentor.
When I started taking lessons from Saidi about six months ago, I felt I had little, if any, artistic talent. I now feel I’ve made far more progress than I thought would be possible at this point. Saidi brings a thoughtful, understated approach to his teaching that has given me greater confidence about what I am capable of drawing. I would recommend Saidi to both beginning art students as well as more experienced artists – in fact, anyone who wants to raise their artistic abilities to the next level.
Saidi is totally versed in the basics so that if you are new to drawing or painting, you will be in expert hands. He is a kind and gentle teacher interested in your progress as an artist rather than in his own ego. It makes all the difference.
I start with new students at whatever level they are at. In many cases none experience makes learning easier and the progress faster. Students fallows an easy step by step learning and understanding of tools, principals and techniques of visual arts & design. Students will aquire a solid foundation of how to see like an artist, how to analyse like a scientist and how to draw and paint like a master, while developing their own personal style. I enjoy sharing with my students an accumulation of knowledge and expertise in visual arts, which I’ve acquired from my extended academic learning, my extensive experience of daily practice, and from my God given talent and passion for the arts.
- Bachelors of fine arts, major Graphic design
from the ITAAUT; Technological Institut of Art, Design, Architecture and Urbanism, Tunis, Tunisia
- Diploma of clothing design
from AFPA; “Association de Formation Professionelle, Cherbourg, France”
- Masters of Visual arts, Major: Applied arts
from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France
- Doctorate of Visual Arts
from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France
$25 for 2hrs sessions
$200 for a course of 8 sessions of 2hrs
1- Make sure you have passion, patience and a true willingness to learn, because “Talent is simply the willingness to figure it out” as described by Master painter David Leffell.
2- Look for an instructor who has a solid understanding of tools and principles of visual arts, mostly based on an academic extended training in the field. An instructor whose expertise shows through a mastery of various techniques of representational drawing and painting, where composition, light, space and expression are remarkably illustrated through a free melodic application of strokes and a symphonic use of color.
3- practice, practice and practice
Am I willing to learn ? Do I have enough passion, patience and perseverance to engage in the learning process?