Cre8ive Arts

Cre8ive Arts

4.8 (6)
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26 years in business

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As a certified visual arts teacher of grades pre-K through college level, and privately, I have taught in private school, college, and the public school. I have practiced as an art therapist as well. Forty five years of professional experiences have aforwarded me opportunities to work with all ages, all abilities, disabilities, and more. Presently I am still certified with an active licensure. I now teach in college. With the coronavirus situation, I have successfully taught online as well as in a private studio or home setting. Before the pandemic, I also taught internationally in China, South America, and Central America. 

I am a painter (acrylics, watercolors, oil, multi- media) as well as a ceramicist and print maker. I have had incredible success helping all of my students with their accomplishments! Visual arts is as a tool for relaxation, cognitive perception and empowerment. I am looking forward to working with you. You will enjoy and learn from my talents and teaching experiences. 

The work is exciting and fun, and opens creativity, challenges, perceptions and confidence for the student. Teaching and assisting the learner is always a passion for me as I can observe the progress along with them. 

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  • Madilyn Dawdy

    Before this class I have never used watercolor before... so I was unaware of the techniques that came along with watercolor! Professor Steel helped me really get a grasp at the understanding of watercolor. She always made time for me to ask questions or when I needed the extra assistance! Highly recommend taking art classes with her!

  • Haley Wear

    I learned so much in Mrs. Steele’s watercolor 1 class. Much more than I thought possible. She gives good criticism, is always available if you need help, and encourages growth in all her students. I’m lucky to have had her as a professor.

  • Michelle Hobey

    She is an amazingly talented teacher I have enjoyed every moment of our lessons

  • Eileene Zimmer

    Challenged to paint in different styles. Encouraged to find a variety of subjects. Shown different techniques to make paintings more interesting.

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

Each student is individually assessed, depending on innate artistic abilities, talents or level of present skills. Modeling and demonstrating with the student will help to set the scaffolding of personal instruction. 

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

45 years of successful teaching,

degrees from U of MD, and Johns Hopkins

Professional artist 

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

I charge $50 per hour for private lessons in person. For remote lessons I charge $45/50 per hour. I always give extra time at no cost! 

How did you get started teaching?

I studied art as a child at the Maryland Institute, then tutored while an undergraduate student. Teaching was one of my degrees. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Autistic, mentally and emotionally impaired, physically impaired, geriatric patients, senior citizens, college level, pre-K-grade 12

Lessons offered

Watercolor Painting Lessons Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes