Fryer Art

Fryer Art

5.0 (2)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

Hello prospective art students. My name is James Fryer and I would enjoy teaching you basic art skills or assisst you in enhancing your talents. I have taught art Kindergarten through 12th grade for the past 25 years in Grand Rapids Public Schools. I have also taught painting classes at retirement communities and at various churches. My degrees are in Art, History and Social Studies, and I presently teach at the new Museum School in Grand Rapids. I'm excited about meeting you and your parents at your art lessons. I have also sold some of my own sculptures and have had an ink drawing as an ArtPrize entry a few years ago.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49519
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  • Bill Beurkens

    We really like the fact that Mr. Fryer is an actual teacher so he gets what it takes to teach a student. Mr. Fryer is also very sharp when it comes to the history behind art and all of the different genres. He is a kind, patient teacher who listens to the child as well as the parents when discussing what projects might be worked on next. We recommend Fryer Art 100%!!

  • Lydia Vandermeer

    My son took lessons with Mr. Fryer. He really enjoyed the lessons and his down to earth approach. He was very patient.


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

I will ask the student what it is that they wish to accomplish, and with that information I can formulate a set of lessons to accomplish that goal. Parents of K-12 students are welcome to sit in on the lessons. Adult students are also welcome.

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

I have been teaching fine art for 25 years in the Grand Rapids Public Schools district.

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

Lessons for K-5th grade are 30 minutes for $30.

Lessons for 6-12th grade and Adults are 45 minutes for $35.

Advanced students 9-12th grade and Adults are 60 minutes for $45.

How did you get started teaching?

My undergrad degree is in Art Education. I planned on being a teacher ever since I was in 11th grade. I was hired as an Art teacher the year after graduation and have been teaching ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with many diverse student populations, regular and special education students, and from five years of age to 95.

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

Check their credentials and their amount of experience, and make sure you will have fun while learning.

Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Painting Classes Sculpting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Calligraphy Classes