Emily Moenning Art And Portfolio Tutoring

Emily Moenning Art And Portfolio Tutoring

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About this pro

Hi there! I'm Emily, I am a professional  designer and fine artist with my Batchelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD.) I specialize in painting, textiles, and illustration. Nine to five, I am an associate designer for Valdese Weavers, (yay!) and have worked as a design intern for Ralph Lauren Collection. Also, I gave the RISD 2017 commencement address: https://www.emilymoenning.com/about-1/ 

I'm a skilled portrait artist, and schrewd (yet friendly!) Critic. My formal design education has given me ability to discern great compositions, and to challenge conceptual projects. I've taught workshops at RISD, collaborated with Todd Oldham, and worked as a Teachers Assistant in the college, in addition to working in the admissions office as a tour guide (see resume for full background.)

My passion is critique and I will help you get your portfolio in tip-top shape whether you want to take your paintings from mediocre coffee shop artwork to SOLD, If you want a "five" in AP art, or If you want to go to a top art school and get your portfolio in shape, I'll help you put your best foot forward! Check out my website for more info!  Reference available upon request. :) 


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Morganton, NC 28655
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  • Ryan Dickinson

    Emily has been fantastic with my daughter. She is relatable, kind, and easy to get along with. She communicates very well. I would recommend her to anyone.


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

Let's set your goals. What are you looking to do? Sell more of your art at local shows? Get into a prestigious art school? Develop your child's talent? Kick-off a new mid-life hobby?  

Once we know the direction you want to go in, we can build a custom rubric to get there!

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

BFA Textile Design RISD 2017

Courses in illustration, painting, textiles, sculpture (see my LinkedIn, and website) 

Prestigious design internships. 

Fine art exhibitions etc. (See bio/resume for details.) 

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

Contact for pricing options~ see website contact page.

How did you get started teaching?

I built some workshops in college which I taught at RISD. Also, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for one of my favorite professors. 

What types of students have you worked with?

College-aged full-time RISD Students, elementary and middle school students via non-profit programs. 

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

Look at your teacher's portfolio! Are they presenting their work professionally? Are they a practitioner in addition to an instructor? Do you guys get along? Raching your goals should be fun! Have a great time and you'll kill it! 

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

How do you respond to criticism? Are you okay hearing the kind, yet honest truth about your work or are you just looking for flattery? Even the best pieces have weaknesses. Be willing to fail in order to grow! 

Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Illustration Classes Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes Sculpting Classes Embroidery Classes Fabric Arts Lessons Knitting Classes Needlework Classes Printmaking Lessons Silkscreening Classes Weaving Classes Craft Classes