Tutoring sessions in my St Johns studio provide a unique and focused environment for all ages to begin or to develop painting and drawing skills. Here are a couple of students commenting on their experience with me:“Not many teachers have Suzy’s understanding of the craft of painting, but what makes her unusual, I think, is her respect for you as an individual. No two people paint alike, and Suzy’s strength is that she doesn’t try to stuff you into a preconceived mold, come hell or high water. She figures out pretty quickly what you’re about, and helps you get where you’re trying to go.”
“Her encouragement and ability to instill confidence makes learning very easy…She is teaching me the value of patience and all the other skills that create a good artist.A little about me: After college, I moved to New York City, a great place to see and learn about art. I studied at the New York Academy of Art, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Then I received my MFA from The University of Montana. I currently teach painting at PCC and Multnomah Art Center.
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to ask the student what they want to learn and if they've had any previous art class or art at home experience. If they have, I love to see past work if available. Then I come up with a lesson plan and discuss it with the student to be sure it answers their needs.