I have taught drawing and specialty art classes for more than 20 years to countless students. I love teaching and helping others develop their creativity. In 2009, I started Mainstream Creative to expand my offerings to businesses; allowing me to provide workplace creativity classes. While I still offer private lessons, I also love guiding groups in the creative process.
Visit my website: https://mainstreamcreative.com
fb: Lisa Underwood, Mainstream Creative
I absolutely love helping people express their thoughts and creativity visually. The sharing of ideas... the opportunities to release stress... the chances to appreciate individuality and build self confidence...
I hold a BS in Design with a concentration in Textiles. My love of fabric and surface design (wallcoverings in particular), definitely influences my own artwork. I know that drawing is the foundation of all art forms. This motivates me to help students with their drawing skills so they can further develop their other visual art interests.
Super creative mind!
Lisa is an amazing artist and patient teacher. I would highly recommend her without hesitation. You will be glad you did!
I have worked closely with Lisa in an art classroom setting. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, and incredibly fun!
Lisa is the best! Her talents amaze me and she has the patience of Job.
I always like to see any past or current work. My style is humanistic; making students comfortable, encouraging them to explore their creativity. I work with students of all levels.
I hold a Bachelor of Design and have developed my own artwork throughout my career.
Pricing is based on duration of class, travel time and number of participants. Fees start at $60/hour (2 hour minimum). Please contact Lisa directly for more details: [email protected] (Text or call: 704-614-7898)
One of my first teaching experiences was at a K-6 school in Charlotte, NC back in the mid-80's. Since then, I have taught drawing and specialty art classes throughout my career.
I have worked with students from all walks of life, all ages, all levels. People who say they can't draw at all, and then, find out that they can draw afterall. And they learn to draw quite well. I also work with students who are building their portfolios for college entrance and students with disabilities. I offer paint parties and specialty classes for personal groups and businesses.
I provide painting classes for Seniors and one of my 96 year old students declared that she never knew she had so much talent. She raised 8 children and hadn't pursued her love of painting until I started classes with her. As she proudly showed off her work to her adult children, I was overjoyed to witness the new confidence she gained through art making.
Find a compassionate teacher who shares their expertise openly, providing you with tools to improve your skills. Look for a teacher who inspires you to explore your interests, take risks, and enjoy the wonderful process of art making.
Am I willing to practice?
Am I willing to try new techniques and/or explore new subjects?
Am I willing to learn about other artists?
Am I willing to self-critique my work?
Am I willing to create art, even if I don't have the supplies I wish I had?
Am I willing to create art for others and/or myself?
These questions are a springboard so students can think about ways to express themselves visually. The answers are personal.