Ms. Mich Lissa

Ms. Mich Lissa

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About this pro

I have a lifelong commitment to art in a variety of genres such as realistic charcoal drawings, cartoon sketches/ storyboards, watercolor painting of landscapes / still life, floral pastels, pen calligraphy, paper collage, sumi art, clay sculpture and very detailed lifelike portraits.

Graduate of Pratt and School of Visual Arts. Employed as an art director at major agencies creating print and television commercials for over twenty years. 

Currently working as a licensed art teacher using all mediums. 

I love helping to guide and develop a person's individual  talent and creativity. 

Art is an amazing craft. It brings harmony, enthusiasm and joy to life. I love the challeges mixed with the fun. Finding my individual style and personal expression for solutions creates inner peace.

Art is a gift and my greatest pleasure is inspiring others to have this dream. I want to give what I love and cherish about art to everyone around me.

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New York, NY 10128
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  • Jerry Mocerino

    Ms.Lissa was very patient and well versed with many techniques. As a beginner Ms Lissa made me feel very at ease and confident and was extremely informative and showed me how to shadow cross hatching with charcoal, pen and ink and mixed colors with pastels. She has inspired me and I look forward To leaning more! Super fun , I highly recommend!

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

I start slow as we get to know each other. Looking at various types of art gives my student an opportunity to reflect and express their visual interest or style. Practicing techniques, using many tools to experiment and play,  helps to understand the feeling of how art moves and decide what your favorites are. I try to reinforce that art is about building or brainstorming ideas and cultivating open-mindedness. There are no right or wrong answers. I teach authentic, creativity with much support. All activities will lead to some beautifully crafted end product that the student will feel proud and want to save.

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

I have been involved with many areas of art my entire life. Philadelphia  College of Art and Pratt Institute  with a BFA. School of Visual  Arts for graphic design. I worked as an art director  on Madison Avenue  ad agencies such as Ogilvy  and  Y&R for over twenty  years.  Then Masters Degree in Education  to teach art in NYC. Love it all! I paint and draw every day.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching after decades of working as an art director  in advertising  creating storyboards  for  television  commercials.  I always played "school"as a child specifically  "art school".

I love sharing my passion with other people of all ages and watch their  enthusiasm as they discover  art.

Teaching is giving to others what I am fortunate to have.  It is a way to show my appreciation for this talent.  With deep feelings, I always knew in my heart...I am a teacher. It is the reason I get up every morning. 😊

Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Visual Basic Classes Arrangement And Composition Lessons Art History Tutors Painting Classes Illustration Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Calligraphy Classes Cartooning Classes Craft Classes