NICK C. KIRK FINE ART

NICK C. KIRK FINE ART

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18 years in business

About this pro

My bachelors and masters degrees are in both painting and sculpting.  I am currently a full time artist.  I have tought grade school age students through continuing education retired adults.  I have taught myself how to use most mediums as I work in a wide variety of materials and believe in not limiting yourself because of limited technical abilities. My masters degree is from The New York Academy Of Art where teaching old master style techincal skills of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture is basically all they teach.

Art can be emotional, therapeutic, meaningful, etc.  It's one form of expression that I understand and would like to help others utilize.

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Jersey City, NJ 07306
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For first time students, I prefer to have them show me their latest work and talk about their goals.  Then I prefer to dive in and start right away.


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

My undergrad is from TCU with an emphasis in painting and sculpting.  My masters is from The New York Academy Of Art with an emphasis in painting.  I have an extensive background in most mediums old and new.


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

My rates are normally between 75-100/hr.


How did you get started teaching?

I first began teaching at a gallery I started exhibiting with right after my undergrad.  We started a small studio in the back of the gallery.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all ages and skill levels.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I often trouble shoot and problem solve for other artists as well as help with complex installs with galleries.  One of the last exhibits I worked on was at The Hole Gallery in New York City where an extensive group show was put together around the concept of the book, Meet Me In The Bathroom.  I helped transform the white wall gallery into a grunge rock bar which inluded bar, seating faux restrrom build out and faux finishing the entire building with decaying paint and graffiti as well as a wall of wheatpastes by Andre'.  You can see more here : http://theholenyc.com/2019/06/29/meet-me-in-the-bathroom/


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

Find a good fit.  Just because the artist is a good artist doesn't make them good at translating or teaching.  Find someone you can connect with as well as respect.


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

What artists work do I enjoy?  What do I not like?  Why?  How would I like my artwork to progress technically and conceptually?  What would I want to be able to make?


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