The Art of Excellence Studio provides the right combination of structured lessons and relaxed atmosphere that bring amazing results to students of all ages...and it's fun!
Rina Goldhagen is a professional artist and trained educator with 20+ years of experience, who established the Art of Excellence Studio in 2004 as a private instruction studio for high aptitude clients.. She works in a variety of mediums including water color, water-soluble oil paint, pastel and charcoal. Her works have been sold both in the U.S. and the U.K. and she has exhibited widely. She holds a B.S. degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in watercolor
I enjoy teaching because helping someone else realize their creative potential is amazing!
Rina is incredibly warm, patient and dedicated to her students and their success. She individualizes lessons for each student and helps each one achieve their goals. She is very talented both as an artist and as a teacher. Have been at art of excellence for close to 7 years.
Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons are offered throughout the year Monday - Friday with some Sunday hours available. Lessons are one-hour long.
Private Lessons are $180 for a set of four consecutive lessons, paid in advance.
Semi-private Lessons are $160 per student for a set of four consecutive lessons, paid in advance.
Throughout the year, Group Lessons at a special rate are offered through invitation only.
I have worked with a variety of students in the past 14 years. Although everyone learned new skills, the ones that excelled were highly motivated to improve their observational and drawing skills and they applied themselves to whatever projects they were working on, whether from observation or reference photos.
Be ready to expand your knowledge and skills and be committed to applying what you learn and practice your new drawing skills when you are not in the Studio.