Rob Silverman Portraits

Rob Silverman Portraits

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About this pro

Breaking down art creation into simple steps leading to rapid improvement is what I do!

I've taught art classes for 10 years including Workshops at the Art Students League. In addition, I've been honored by the Portrait Society of America and my methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop magazine and the Art of the Portrait publication.  

I have been awarded numerous prizes and my work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club and Edward Hopper House among others.

The greatest pleasure I have is seeing students grasp new techniques and apply them to their own art in ways that take their art to a new level! In addition, it's extremely rewarding to see the joy on student's faces as their work improves.

Hearing of spectacular results such as their work appearing in art shows and winning their own awards is another feature that makes teaching so rewarding.

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Brooklyn, NY 11215
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5 Reviews


  • Will Rivera

    My daughter loves her first two days. Already seeing major improvement.

  • Ziek Paterniti

    I’ve had classes with Rob in an art league class setting, a small private in-home group setting, and also private one to one instruction in his studio. My painting skills really took off under his direction. With Rob’s help I began to actually see the subject and the lighting with different eyes. What I especially appreciate about Rob’s style of teaching is his special ability to meet each student where they are. He’s working to help each student to their next step, rather than trying to teach them to replicate his works. I highly recommended Rob as a portrait art instructor.

  • Mimi Feldman

    Rob is a very talented, patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is very dediacted to his students and loved by all.

  • Sabine Jean-Bart

    Rob has a wealth of knowledge that he offers to his students in a very patient and clear manner .

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

We discuss what kind of pictures they would like to make.

If the client has experience creating art, I would review some of their samples.

If a beginner, we would look at existing samples of other artist's work to determine the kind of art they would like to make.

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

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts with Honors. I also studied with 4 Gold Medal winners from the Portrait Society of America.

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

$40 per hour for one student. Multiple students benefit from a discounted rate.

How did you get started doing this type of work?

I had been sought out for instruction after winning a number of Art Competition awards. I enjoyed bringing to teaching various method that I had always wished that my teachers had employed.

What types of customers have you worked with?

All ages from 6th graders to senior citizens; in addition, High school students seeking portfolio prep for College admission

Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

Traveling to New England coast to paint the landscape in various weather conditions. One week of travel and 2 weeks of studio painting.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

Check out the provider’s samples, as well as their cv/bio.

What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

What type of teaching experience do you have? What do you like about teaching?