You Can Do It

You Can Do It

5.0 (5)
1 hire on Lessons.com
4 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

Painting:

I have patience for teaching students to paint.  My father had great patience teaching me and I not only learned to paint from him but also that same level of patience.  I believe there is no mistakes in painting because you can always just paint over them.

Jewelry:

I also teach jewelry design and making.  My skills have been refined by the number of classes I have taken and the number of years I have been in the trade.  Having reach the rank of master wire sculpture, I write with wire and can design basically anything I want to make.  Although, I do silver-smithing, I do not teach it at this time (it is because the equipment is very costly).  Lampworking is another skill I have that I do not teach for the same reason.  

I love when I see my students get it and they see that they really can do it.   

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New Carlisle, OH 45344
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Jane E.

    She is most patient teacher when it comes to learning the techniques needed. She enjoys meeting and learning each and every student as well as teaching them how fun painting can be even as a beginner Painter. I keep going back to her for this reason she’s taught me a lot about painting and patience. I can’t wait to work with Sam again.

  • Debra Hines

    Excellent instructors. She can make a good painting with anyone, and I many anyone. Proud of my work with them.

  • Kimberly Gibboney

    Sam is a wonderful instructor! She has such a passion for art and teaching. I would highly reccommend her to anyone who wants to learn to paint!

  • Susan Pytel

    For someine who isn’t artistic, it was a very pleasant experience. Samantha was really encouraging. Having taken several classes with her, my self-confidence has improved.


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FAQs


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

Painting:

I like to know there confidence level. I find painting is less about ability and more about confidence. It should not be stressful, but rather relaxing.  It is okay if it doesn't start out relaxing, you will get there.

Jewelry:

I find jewelry design similar to decorating.  It is about color and arrangement.  Everyone has a different style and when designing for someone else you must learn their style.


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

I am a certified Bob Ross instructor. I got my certification from the Bob Ross Workshop in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
My father was a commercial artist and painted signs.  I apprenticed with him starting at age 6 and by age 10, I could sell my work as auction and realtor signs.  My grandfather was an upholster and I upholstered my first piece of furniture at age 5.  My family was very talented and I learned those talents and worked hard to perfect them and make them my own.  But, I didn't let them limit me from learning other things, I work in just about all medians today.  I have had several inquire about wanting to learn watercolor.  I am sorry, I don't teach watercolor.  I picked up jewelry about 20+ years ago and absolutely fell in love with it.  It has so many different directions it can lead you.  When I teach jewelry, I like to teach the basics and then help you discover your direction.


How did you get started teaching?

For the longest time I was against teaching.  Eventually, I decided I wanted to teach children art (now you know my patience level). I opened a handmade gift shop and started teaching classes there, which included adult classes.  Feeling God gave me talent, I started teaching paint and sips but only as fundraisers.  I love paying it forward.  So, today I am a full-time instructor. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I teach children as well as adults.  My favorite is to teach people that have never painted before but have always wanted to learn.  I love to see their face when their painting is more than they expected it to be.  But I also love helping them to make their painting better when it falls short of their expectations.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I set up and did painting at a Relay for Life event.  I helped them raise over $1000.  


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

Painting is suppose to help reduce stress.  Let go and enjoy the process.  You will get better with a few pointers and practice.


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

Make sure your available time is the same.  Make sure the level which you are seeking matches what the instructor teaches.  Make sure what they teach is what you are wanting to learn.  

I am available most of the time during the day and some evenings.  I teach beginners and intermediates adults and children.  I teach acrylics and oils but not watercolors.


Lessons offered

Craft Classes Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Crocheting Classes Jewelry Design Classes