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Funkiture, LLC

Funkiture, LLC

6 years in business

About this pro

Competitive prices - Flexible Scheduling - Individual Lessons - Private Parties - Corporate Parties - Commission Work - Original Pieces and Prints. *** Forgive me if you have requested a quote and I did not respond. I've had a lot of exciting things (and a few not-so-much exciting things) happening and had to take a break from instructing. I'm ready to jump back in, so if you missed me before please request a quote again!

I started painting initially to escape. Painting helped keep me distracted and sane during a difficult life event and I only grew to love it more and more after that crisis passed. Painting is very relaxing. Teaching painting is great for me because I see my students catch that spark. Many I've taught in the past few years have taken off in their own direction and have just blow me away with their new found talents. To see art bring joy and a sense of accomplishment to someone who might just need that escape is the most rewarding part of teaching art for me!

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Brownsburg, IN 46112
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I usually do private parties so I typically am addressing a group. I try to make the experience as fun as possible and hope that my love of painting is contagious for my students. I am just starting to explore providing private lessons, but I think my approach would be the same. I don't take myself too seriously. I love teaching art and watching people go, "Ah-ha, so that's how you do that!"

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

I'm primarily self-taught. I worked as an contractor with an independant artist who did private group art parties. She taught me A LOT about the business of art! Our styles were similar so the energy we shared while painting together brought out the best in my creativity. I grew by leaps and bounds while working with her.

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

I basically charge "per canvas." The prices range from $15-$35 for the typical sizes that students like to work with. I am still working on figuring out if that price structure works for one-on-one lessons, which are generally shorter than the 2-3 hour party format. 

How did you get started teaching?

I worked as an contractor for about a year and a half with an independant artist who did private group art parties.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages and genders. This type of thing typically attracts women. I love it when I have a class that has a few men show up. My classes aren't at all 'girly,' they are silly and fun, so if the guys were dragged there by their significant other, they quickly lose their "I don't want to be here" face and get into the fun!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have participated for three years as an 'en plein air' artist for the Irvington Garden Tour. I love to paint landscapes and flowers, so the gig is a dream for me....as long as my Muse shows up the day of the Tour!

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

Don't work with someone who is too serious. Painting is a joy. The act of learning to paint should also be a joy!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

If I were searching for an instructor, my primary concerns would be pricing and scheduling flexibility. Classes do not have to cost a lot - I've put a lot of research into my pricing structure for the level I'm at now. I think that per canvas is fair to me and the student. It takes into account supplies costs and my time and keeps things simple. I mean who wants to do math while they are supposed to be having fun!

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons