Amalia Kouvalis: Art Lessons

Amalia Kouvalis: Art Lessons

Amalia Kouvalis

Chicago, IL


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In 2015 I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in oil painting & printmaking with a minor in art history. 

In May 2016 I began working at Glenview School of Arts as an instructor, teaching K-12 art lessons in a variety of mediums. As an art instructor, my responsiblities included teaching students the fundamentals of art theory and technique by conducting demonstrations. I also developed many new projects and assisted in program planning for each age group, including art camps.

Since January 2017, I have been working at the Oak Park Art League teaching oil painting classes to adults. As an oil painting instructor, I am responsible for developing and implementing various thematic personal lesson plans for each student based off skills, subject matter, and basic understanding for oil paint. 

With my academic knowledge of art theory, art practice, and art history, as well as my experience as an art instructor for both K-12 and adult age groups, I believe I am a very suitable private tutor and would love to meet you.

Art education promotes academic and social benefits such as critical and creative thinking. I take joy watching my students flourish as they build their skills with each project. 


Acrylic Painting, Art Theory, Drawing, Illustration, Oil Painting, Painting, Watercolor Painting, Art History, Arts And Crafts


Chicago, IL 60640

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

I keep track of every student by organizing their own personal file/folder. When I meet a new student I will need to see previous artworks, if applicable, so I can organize their chronological progress with every new project.

Artistic expression is important, so I will ask each new student what they would like to achieve taking my private lessons (example: color theory, materials & techniques, art history, compositional structure, perspective & proportion, etc). I will also ask if they are comfortable with experimenting with different mediums or if they would like to master a specific one. 

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

BFA in oil painting & printmaking, with a minor in art history from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Trained at the Glenview School of Arts as an art instructor for traditional art theory & technique. 

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


*Students must purchase and bring their own materials. Materials list will be given when we discuss about projects/techniques you are personally interested in learning. 

What types of students have you worked with?

K-12 and adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

When I am not teaching, I work on my own portfolio and exhibit my work around the Chicagoland area. I am an active member of the Oak Park Art League and have been visiting various art shows, fairs, and events. Meeting fellow artists and teachers is important to me. 

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

Learning traditional art theory & techniques--especially if you are trying to understand and replicate realism--will take lots of time, practice, and patience. It is a lot like learning how to play the piano.