Art With Boris

Art With Boris

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About this pro

Hello!  Get ready for a fulfilling journey in which you will find out new things about art, the world and yourself.  First, I believe everyone possesses the capability to make meaningful artwork.  Second, art is an activity that helps people exercise their creativity and imagination and this is what I focus on in my lessons regardless of the medium or style you are perusing.  I earned my MFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have been making and studying art since I was a small kid.  Worked in all mediums and experimented in different styles from classic realistic portrait drawing to contemporarty abstract painting.  My students have complimented me on my ability to teach, my knowledge of the subject, my patience, and my ability to break down concepts and techniques into simple clear parts.  I love introducing people to the vast possibilities of art, as well as work with advanced students on furthering their skills.  Lets get started!

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Chicago, IL 60608
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  • kathie schiffman

    Boris is an excellent teacher who does well explaining step-by-step process for painting with watercolors! All four of us were very pleased and surprised with our results.


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

In the first lesson we talk about your experience, motivation and goals.  I get a sense of where my student is at and then we get to making and learning! I give my students simple excercises to practice and more challenging ones after.  In each class we have a central topic to focus on.  What is unique about my lessons is I not only teach students the techniques, but the theory and strategies of creating and self-expression.  I help students discover or improve their unique visual language in order to make art that is meaningful and which they can call their own.

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

Boris Ostrerov earned and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.  He studied all disciplines and working in multiple styles and mediums with accomplished artists and teachers.  He started teaching his own group art lessons in 2017.  

Ostrerov has exhibited his work in Chicago and New York including showing at Paris London Hong Kong (PLHK), Lubov, Tory Folliard, and the Portrait Society in Milwaukee.  He has been featured in several publications including New American Paintings #119.

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

For a limited time I am offering $60/hr for a 2 hour lesson. (And first lesson is half off)

Oil painting classes at my studio with all quality materials included are $75 for a 2.5 hour lesson. 

If you want the lesson to take place at your home or a different space, there may be a small travel fee which depends on how far it is from my house.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching because I am passionate about art and believe it is an exciting and interesting hobby for people to take.  I love introducing people to the vast possibilities of art and showing them their creative side.  I enjoy talking about art so teaching was a natural extension.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have mostly worked with begginer adults.  I am looing forward to working more with youth and more advanced skill levels. 

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

Find a teacher who will help you learn how to make unique, personally meaningful artwork.  

Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Contemporary Art Theory Classes