Creative Spirit Custom Art

Creative Spirit Custom Art

5.0
12 years in business

About this pro

Creative Spirit Custom Art has been providing various art mediums to the community since 2007. Promising Palette was a sister company that held acrylic painting events at local eateries and coffee shops from 2012 - 2017.

Some of the mediums that Carol O'Malley works in are Arcylics, pastels and watercolors. She does freelance art out of her home and enjoys mentoring people with their art by encouraging and guiding them while they are creating an art piece. Go to: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carol-omalley.html to view original or commissioned art created by Carol O'Malley or to see portfolio samples of done for clients view: http://carolomalley.crevado.com.

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St Paul, MN 55126
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Intially I set up a meeting with students at a coffee shop to see what their interests are and learn how art has touched their life and what their hope and dreams are. I ask about their goals. I find out what medium they would like to learn or perfect and what their style is or what style would they like to explore. 

2nd meeting - I give some background on the students chosen medium and style and have them create a simple piece that reflects it. I ask what they would like to paint with this style and have them choose a color palette. I then explain how to map an image or shapes out on the canvas like a blue print.

3rd meeting - I ask student what they would like to paint with this style and have them choose a color palette. Explain how to map an image or shapes out on the canvas like a blue print.

4th meeting - I assist the student with brush techniques and applying color to the canvas. I guide them with their medium and style and have them create a simple piece that reflects it.


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

I worked as a art instructor for the Young Rembrandts in 2007. It is an after school program and offers summer camps for the Minnesota Twin Cities school system. I taught portrait drawing and cartooning at Century College in the Continuing Education and Customized Training program in 2012. I started Promising Palette, the instructional art event division of Creative Spirit Art from 2012 - 2017. I was chosen as a Twin Cities artist to mentor a student and paint a design on a piano together that was placed in a public place through Key's 4 Kids in 2012.


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

I charge $75 per a 2 hour session for my lessons with the intial meeting at no charge.


How did you get started teaching?

I started with the Young Rembrandts program in St. Paul Minnesota in 2007.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught age groups from 4 years old to age 90.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My most fond event was assisting a student a paint a Jazz theme on a piano Through Keys 4 Kids. We painted pianos with other matched artists and students at the Mall of America in Minnesota. and a few months later we were included to ride on a float with our piano in the Grand Ole Days Parade with Keys 4 Kids company.


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

Think about what area or areas of art you would like to learn about and how you want to apply that area to create art.


Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Cartooning Classes