Steve Kleier Studio

Steve Kleier Studio

16 years in business

About this pro

I am a lifelong professional artist. I have worked as a commercial artist and now teaching for more than 10 years. I teach traditional drawing and painting skills including landscape, city scenes, people and still life.  I know art history and can talk about that if you are interested.  I am happy to show you the "rules" but also encourage creativity and personal expression. I am patient and can modify lessons to individual needs and interest. I enjoy teaching and am happy to see others progress. I am often complimented on how well I explain things. I am married with two children.

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I enjoy meeting people and  teaching traditional rt skills they can use to express themselves. These are the tools that help us be crearive.  I also like seeing people get excited about getting better. 

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Portland, OR 97202
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first thing is to talk to the student about their experience, goals and interests. I will suggest some lesson ideas and will demonstrate and critique. I can teach any level. Of course it is important that we communicate expectations and get along. 

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

I have a BFA in art from Montana State. I moved to Portland and worked in design and scene painting.  I am currently teaching regular classes at the Oregon Society of Artists in Portland and the Keizer Art Association in Keizer, OR. I am a member of Watercolor Sociery of Oregon.

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

I suggest lessons be about 1.5 to 2 hours.

I charge $65 per lesson at my studio.

$75 if I travel to you

If you are ok with group lessons I have regular weekly classes that are lower cost.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have always taught adults. High school to retired.