I have a Master's from the University of Southern California and am a Grumbacher Art Certified Instructor. I am an experienced and accomplished artist; I specialize in encouraging students to explore their own creative style while also learning basic acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawing, colored pencil, and sculpting techniques. I have an unswerving passion for art and have been painting, drawing, and sculpting since age 12. I love art. My goal is for people to love art and to celebrate art.
For children, I aim to focus on strengths, while building new skills. Drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, and printing are areas for exploration and growth. For older children and teens, I aim to focus on developing one's own style with continued exploration of art technique. I also have experience teaching painting an drawing to adults, inspiring them to discover their passion for art!
Age-Appropriate areas of instruction include:
-Painting Techniques such as Layering, Mixing, Washes, and Glazing.
-Understanding Composition such as Working from back to front; The painting matters, not the object you’re painting from; An odd number of objects in a composition tends to be more interesting than an even number; Off-center is more visually interesting than centered subjects; Visualizing where you want subject(s) to go before painting; Light (shadows and highlights).
-Understanding Color Theory: Red/orange or “warm colors” bring things forward, blue/green, or “cool colors” send them back; Opposites or “complementary colors” on the color wheel; Painting with medium tones, so that highlights and shadows can be applied easily. Using multiple colors equals “depth” and “interest,” there are no pure colors in life!
-How to Mix Paint: Mixing using the palette knife, brush, on palette, or on painting.
-Drawing Materials and Their Uses: Pencils, Chalks, Charcoal, Pastels, Ink, Fixatives, Paper.
I have had many Solo, Group, and Invitational Exhibitions at several prestigious locations. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you or your children achieve creative success, strengthen existing talent, and develop new artistic skills!
For more information, please visit my website: www.EddieBruckner.com
I love working closely with my students to provide the foundations for creating art, as well as honing in on artistic techniques such as how to hold a brush or pencil, applying the right about of pressure, how to choose the right brush, etc.
He gave my daughter a fantastic lesson on shadow and shade and use of coloring pencils
Eddie has been excellent to work with. He is flexible and replies promptly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for assistance
My daughter had a great lesson. Eddie was very organized and thorough. He started with the color wheel and by the end she learned about paints, brushes and began painting.
Personalized Art Instruction by Eddie Bruckner
One Student: $90/hour
Two Students: $110/hour
Discounted Prepayment Options:
Pre-Pay 5 Hours: $425
Pre-Pay 10 Hours: $825
Pre-Pay 5 Hours: $525
Pre-Pay 10 Hours: $1,000
I primarily teach the following areas of art instruction that is personalized for your educational goals and/or interests:
Colored Pencil Drawing