Blovits Portraits And Fine Arts

Blovits Portraits And Fine Arts

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I was a college Art Professor for Aquinas College for 26 years teaching Basic Drawing, Anatomy and Life Drawing, and Painting. I have been teaching workshops and tutoring since 1975. I have an extensive resume that attest to my credibility as an artist which can be viewed on my website at I have written a drawing book for North Light (No Experence Necessary; sketching and drawing), and "Pastel for the Serious Beginner" for Watson-Guptill. 

I love to teach, and see the student progress. In my own artwork, it is both an ongoing challenge to constantly improve and reach the next level; and compelling to see what I can create. In teaching, I champion the basic fundamentals of drawing (value, volume, depth (perspective) and color, - and the design fundamentals. This is the solid foundation for every competent work of art, and is crucial for the student to master. 

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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  • Kai Carrigan

    He let me explain my sources and techniques while showing me ways to improve my final piece.

  • Kathleen Bechtel

    Larry taught a few workshops at the Franciscan Life Process Center. He used a PowerPoint presentation in a workshop on Composition, and used historical paintings as examples of what he was teaching. He also taught a few drawing workshop and taught all the different media used in drawing. He is friendly and makes sure that every person is served in the workshop. He has a passion for teaching and that is always evident. I have also taken a portrait workshop by him. It was wonderful and years later I remember things he taught me while I create my own portraits. His work is beautiful and professional. He is a pleasure to work with.

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

First, asking what exactly do they want to learn, and whether they're willing to work hard at achieving their goals. Analyzing their present level of understanding and expertise to see exactly what I need to teach them.

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

BFA and MFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking. Twenty six years as a full professor teaching basic drawing, anatomy and life drawing, and painting. 50 years of teaching workshops around the state, country, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Professional Portrait Artist. 

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

$40. for the first hour, and $30 for each hour after that. 

Six hour day session - $140

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