I am a professional, exhibiting visual artist and drawing is my passion! I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience with adults and children alike and absolute beginners are welcome. I will design a personalized curriculum to fit your needs. I will show you how to train your hand to work with your eyes, how to draw light and shadow, perspective, contours, how to use your materials, and much much more!
Drawing is my absolute favorite thing to do and there is nothing better than sharing that joy with people who are hungry to learn.
My 12 year old daughter loved working with Jessica for almost 2 years before everything shut down in March 2020. They started with the basics and progressed from there. Jessica is caring, flexible and patient, which were essential with our daughter. Every once in a while they worked on a non-drawing project as well - painting and were in the beginning stages of a diorama. We miss you Jessica!
Jessica is an incredible teacher, and without parallel! I started working with Jessica in order to learn several drawing techniques and she helped me master all of them. Each class was highly professional and individualized. I admire her knowledge and understanding of the art, but above all her passion to share it with her students. She kept me focused and motivated and it is encouraging to see how much progress I made in such a short period of time. She is exceptional!
Jessica is a GREAT drawing teacher! My two daughters aged 7 and 9 had lessons with Jessica for about six months while we were living in New York and she did such an excellent job of catering to their very different personalities and preferred learning styles. She is so patient and calm. She taught them various techniques, including how to work with charcoal, and they both improved so much in such a short time. My kids really looked forward to their lesson every time, and carried on with their projects when the lesson is over. I highly recommend her!
Jessica has been so great with helping me in my drawing and shading skills. She is incredibly patient and helps without being overwhelming. I recently drew a pair of hands with her and my parents and I were very impressed with the progress that I have made with her help :)
I begin my initial drawing lesson by sharing my philosophy on art and drawing with a comprehensive handout. I strongly believe that drawing is not for the talented few but for the passionate and dedicated many! I then conduct a short evaluation drawing exercise so that I can best understand the skill level my student is bringing to the table. The rest of the lesson is spent on fun warm-up exercises and learning the basics of how to see.
I have been exhibiting my artwork across the US since 2009 and teaching since 2006. I received a Masters Degree in Education through the New York City Teaching Fellows program in 2009 and studied drawing at the Art Students League of New York from 2008- 2012.
30 minutes $50
45 minutes $72
60 minutes $89
90 minutes $117
I am more than willing to offer a sliding scale fee. Please inquire for more details
I have taught students ages 4-80. I love working with all ages. It is never too late to learn to draw!