Zack Artistry provides high quality fine art designed and presented to have lasting value. Both Ed and Carol have advanced degrees in Art and Art Education and have taught art in public schools, three universities and colleges and adult art centers. We offer drawing and painting classes and workshops for adults. We also provide expert custom framing unique to specific drawing, painting and printmaking mediums. Small classes and high standards in visual presentation are integrated into an adult learning curiculum that is used for teaching, consulting and arriving at a finished art work.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
* Provide introduction time and ask why they registered for an art class. Ask about their expectations to establish time frame for success.
* Discuss required types of Materials for success*
* Show Visual Examples and Engage in Demonstration time to establish best practices for success.
*Provide relevant safety guidelines, various support handouts and on-line resources designed to provide added exemplars and visual aids for deeper and broader learning.
* Review relevant concepts, skills and behavior for success through critiques and class presentations.
* Important to know what can be achieved and to establish a realistictic objective to end with a feeling of success.
Time for a review and to have a group critique to showcase what was accomplished during class time.
* Clean up and individual Goodbyes with eye contact.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
1966 Scholarship awarded to study Art in college, National Scholastic Art Awards
1970 Bachelor's degree in Arts Education from Vanderbilt/Peabody University, Nashville, Tenn.
1970 Certified K-14 to Teach Art at Rantoul TWP High School, Rantoul, IL.
1976 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Awarded, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
1979 Master's degree in Arts Education from The University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Instructor in Art at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Instructor in Fashion Marketing at The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois
Teach pastel painting classes at The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois
Teach pastel painting classes at The Dupage Art League in Wheaton, Illinois
Assorted local and national memberships in art associations.
Award winning artist by participating in art fairs and various art exhibitions.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $20.00/hour. Time spent with student must be 2-3hrs/session generally once/wk.
How did you get started teaching?
1970 Bachelors degree and teaching certification for public school art teaching from Vanderbilt University -Peabody College, Nashville, TN.
1970 - 1976 Art Teacher, Rantoul Township Highschool, Rantoul, IL.