I've been teaching all types of art for over 25 years, including public school, adult class, and art college settings. I am a mixed media textile artist specializing in heavily embellished and stitched quilted wall collages, and my art has been featured in national and international exhibits and publications. I have tutored students, both adults and children, in my home, helping them reach personal artistic goals in a range of media. I believe that creating art is a life-enriching activity that has many benefits for body and mind, and can be used to combat the stresses of every day life and even illness. I am passionate about helping others create meaningfully and am available to coach or teach in person or online. Please visit my website for a full list of possible class and media types. Thank you! http://amyropple.com
Amy is very enthusiastic and has so much passion for teaching. I absolutely loved taking art lessons with Amy Ropple!!!
Amy is very knowledgeable and gives great feedback. Her classes are always interesting and informative. I've taken several art classes from her and highly recommend her as an instructor.
Amy is encouraging, giving excellent instructions with lots of examples. A “ thinks outside of the box” artist and instructor, gently offering other perspectives on students work. I fund her classes to be informative and fun.
I like to talk with the student to see what they enjoy doing, and also try to pinpoint areas that I could help them grow. It is helpful but not essential that the student has created art before. If the student it new to art, I try to find a medium that they like so that that they can develop confidence.
I hold a Bachelor's and Master's in Art Education and Fibers from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and am certified for teaching grades 5-12 in public school. I have been teaching art to all ages in various settings for 25 years is many, many areas including textiles, drawing, painting, beading, stitching, mixed media, collage, sculpture, digital art, and more.
Pricing is dependent upon the class being taught.
I began teaching while in art college. I took one class in Art Education because I felt it was a "responsible" thing to do, not expecting to do well or like it...only to be incredibly surprised at how much I love it!
All kinds. My private students have included people working on portfolios for art school applications, creative support and encouragement for teens with social / emotional issues, and adults who wish to explore art in a small group setting in my home. I am also hired by quilt guilds to give talks about my own artwork, and offer workshops teaching textile art techniques to these groups as well.