Vince's After School Shop

Vince's After School Shop

1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I am a dedicated artist and educator. I have a vast resource base from more then 25 years of experience teaching children. I've taught preschool thur undergradschool.

My most valuable educational experience was working as Nancy Beal's, (the author of The Art of Teaching Art to Children), teaching assistant for 2 years at the Village Community School in NYC.

My energetic combination of joy and knowledge for both art and education create a positively fun and informed learning experience.

Everything. Sharing a passion for creativity and freedom. Working hard and having fun. Planting seeds and illuminating. Learning from others. Making stuff!

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Media, PA 19063
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to look at any drawings/paintings/objects/things the student has created to get an idea about were they are with their dexterity, understanding of the creative process, and interests and develop a curriculum from there.

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

Teaching Assistant for Nancy Beal, the auther of The Art of Teaching Art to Children

Participated in weekly professional development seminars and work shops at Bank Street College of Education, Columbia University, NYC for 5 years

MFA University of Pennsylvania

BFA Kutztown University

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

ranges from $10 to $50 an hour

How did you get started teaching?

Linda Clark, The Village Community School's Reading Specialist observed me interact informly with her then 2 year old daughter and told me, "You have that thing one can not learn in college. You know how to communicate with children." Linda got me a job substituting at VCS and then I was offered a teaching job.

What types of students have you worked with?

preschool thru undergradschool, senior citizens, and adults with intellectual and physical learning differences.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

May 4th 2017.

I was the Art Teacher at The Children's Community School in West Philadelphia for the 2016-2017 school year.

Back story. More then 20 years ago after attending a seminar on gender at Bank Street I began turning myself into a princess in front of the children by telling them I was a princess, showing them my princess hair, princess dress, princess shoes, jewelry, etc. Spinning around, pointing my toes, and being as princessy as I could.  

May 4th 2017, a 4 year hands me a card she made. It said,

"PRINCESS YOU ARE NOT" The N was reveresed.

On the inside it said "LOVE ESME"

You know . . . may the fourth be with you.

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

Find one that you like, who listens to you, and you look forward to seeing and working with.

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

What are they interested in?

What expectations do they have?

How can the teacher help the student?

Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Cartooning Classes Drawing Lessons Painting Classes Sculpting Classes