Marie Claire Macadar Art Lessons

Marie Claire Macadar Art Lessons

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    Marie Claire was a great TA and a friend as well as a mentor! She's totally helpful and engaged, and very enthusiastic.

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I recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art summa cum laude with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Along with working in all materials, including puppetry, I taught throughout my university career and have seven years total of art teaching experience. 

I really love art and teaching, and I I love teaching all sorts of students. I have worked with students ranging from ages 4 to 75, and have taught private lessons, in public schools, magnet programs, private institutions, summer camps, and precollege programs. My main priority is making sure my students are enjoying and learning new skills, whether that means singing a song while painting with younger students, or challenging older students to make a portrait with no people in it. 

I really love seeing students learning how to express themselves through their art, and connecting more to the world around can them. I call it art-power!

I also enjoy helping students through the challenges in their lessons, and seeing their confidence grow as they overcome things they thought they couldn't do before. It's so rewarding. 

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Baltimore, MD 21209
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Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Illustration Classes Sculpture Classes Oil Painting Clases

Q & A

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

I first meet with students (and their parents if they are a minor) to talk about what they'd like to get out of their lessons. 

Then, we start with different exercises depending on the level of student to see how they approach the material, and  become comfortable working with it. Each student gets a different curriculum depending on what they are looking for out of the classes and how they work; that's how I make sure to keep it simultaneously enjoyable and educational. 


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

I graduated summa cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art with my Bachelor's of Fine Arts in May, 2017.   I have been painting, drawing, and working in many materials since the age of 5, and I have seven years of art teaching experience, especially with kids and teens. 


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

I basemy prices on how many students are in each class, the length of each lesson, and what materials I will be providing for the class. 


How did you get started teaching?

I attended art camp every summer beginning at the age of six, and when I reached  counselor-age, I was asked to help facilitate the classes. It was an aha moment! I realized that I loved teaching art. I went on to lead a local school art club, and many more art teaching positions, and this love of teaching was continually reinforced. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ranging from Age 4 to 75, beginners to experienced artists, students with different abilities, and students from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

I have worked in Baltimore public schools, summer camps, private institutions, pre college programs for advanced high school students, and private lessons.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was teaching a young child to sew, and after many tries and much encouragement, he was able to sew a button on. His smile was so rewarding, and we celebrated with a 1-song dance party! 


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

Make sure the teacher knows what your goals are in your lessons, and make sure that the teacher has a structure in place but is flexible enough to give you the personalized education you need.  Also look for a teacher who can lead you through the technical and conceptual aspects of art, not just one. 


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

1) what are my main goals in these lessons?

2) what can my teacher do to help me achieve these goals?

3)What do I personally need to do to achieve these goals? (Ex. Practice)

4) Can my teacher work with my personal needs and abilities?