Don Stephens Art

Don Stephens Art

5.0 (7)
Best of 2022
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

Greetings All

By the end of  the session all individuals will have a deeper and practical usage and control of any medium that the Student desires to manipulate OIL ACRYLICS WATERCOLOR SPRAYCANS PASTELS CHARCOAL MIXED MEDIA, PEN&INK, BALLPOINTPEN MARKERS ETC. Drawing Know how of drafting a Page canvas or any surface is the key in creating work in Drawing and Painting even doing GRAPHITTI OR GRAPH. No matter age or skill Level, lets create

The connection and joy of assisting All in THEIR Personal creative journey 

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Philadelphia, PA 19134
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Nadine O.

    Creative direction tailored to my level of expertise. No problem thinking outside the box. Free organic approach to creating.

  • Nadine Stanley

    I constantly challenged. Pushing me out of my comfort zone.

  • Suanne Wright

    Clear and concise, gentle, encouraging

  • Bethany Flowers

    Don is an excellent teacher and artist! He meets you where you're at and really teaches you about color and technique. He is patient and kind which creates a space you naturally create in! I cannot say enough how much I learned and how much fun I had in his class!! Take a class with Don! You'll have fun, learn and grow as an artist!


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

To create a Dialog More than a monolog for to Engage  the student in a Open and direct manner is key to the exchange of creative experience. To add, to meet the student were they are on their creative journey, wether 8 yrs to 80yrs+, is the ultimate. Taking an individual from STICK DRAWINGS TO FIGURE, LANDSCAPE, STILL LIFE AND BEYOND IS THE GOAL WITH DON STEPHENS.


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

87' ART&DESIGN HS NYC

AAS 90' GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGIES

BFA 95' TYLER SCHOOL OF ART

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PHILA PA

In creating every ARTIST No matter Material has to consider and apply 5 modes of creativity 

Line, Shape, Form, Light and Surface 

Within my Personal and Instructive works I have always strived to apply and reveal These 5modes as the Basis of Creative Thought and Process 


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

Moderate price range for All ages and Creative levels $30 an hour


How did you get started teaching?

While in Art school other Student has a ruff time grasping concepts so after classes in Studio I would assist These students for lunch and Art supplies in order for them to pass classes from Drawing Painting to objective and subjective intentions 


What types of students have you worked with?

All from 8-80 ages and beyond, special needs, retired Community, behavirol institutions, after school programs upward bound youth programs, Community Enrichment programs and Centers Private Cooperate and States 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Instructing at the On Lok Senior Center in Chinatown Philadelphia Pa to assist and connect with out strong understanding of language Shows me how Art and the CREATIVE JOURNEY is the language of human connection 


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

Strive to fail for repitition is the TRUTH the Notion  of perfection is faulty practise.  


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

ALL QUESTIONS FOR THE ONLY ISSUE IS WHEN YOU DONT ASK A QUESTION. LASTLY BE CLEAR FOR CLARITY IS GOLDEN


Lessons offered

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