GypsyDi's Primitives

GypsyDi's Primitives

5.0 (10)
Best of 2022
4 hires on
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I have been painting for over 35 years and am trained professionally as an art therapist.  I can teach both representational painting and provide prompts for deeply revealing artwork to help my students work thru life issues.

I am a published author in the field of art therapy, and enjoy spreading the love of painting to people of all skills and levels.

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Westfield, IN 46074
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10 Reviews


  • Liz Ferreira

    Am still working with her. She is very experienced and talented in making art art and is helping me to "loosen up", which is one of my goals concerning my artistic endeavors. She has a delightful personality and is very encouraging. We have fun. She is a perfect teacher for me. Thanks!

  • Gail Pietzak

    I’ve had two lessons and I find Diane very warm, pleasant and knowledgeable. She makes learning fun. I’m looking forward to many more lessons.

  • Linda Robinson

    Diane makes the projects and the learning fun . I wanted to be motivated to try new things and that's what I'm getting working with Diane .

  • Jan Heavey

    Gave good directions, easily understood. Encouraging. A great sense of humor!

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

We discuss what they want to learn, what their passions are and what if any, limitations they may have.  We'd start with a high-satisfaction painting that will teach layering, shading and other painting skills while creating a unique and personal first project.

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

I have a BA in Art Therapy and Behavioral science.

I've written three books on art as therapy including hundreds of projects for artists.

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What types of students have you worked with?

Seniors, Kids 10 - up and disabled individuals.  All ages.

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

Look for someone who can support and inspire your artistic growth.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons