I began teaching art out of my family's home at age 16, when I discovered the limited exposure to art classes that many kids have. I fell in love with it and have been passionate about sharing the arts ever since. I've been teaching for the past 12 years to all ages—18 months old to senior citizens.
I teach customized private or small-group art lessons in many different mediums in my home studio. Mediums include but are not limited to: drawing, painting (oil and acrylic), watercolor, paper crafts, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, journaling, collage/mixed media, environmental art, art history. I also teach general art for homeschoolers or as after-school enrichment.
Each curriculum is tailored to fit a specific student's or group's needs, interests, and skill level. All are welcome!
My online arts portfolio may be found here: www.flickr.com/wardnek/albums
I also teach arts-based workshops and teambuilding experiences to businesses and other groups as a way to show people the value of art in everyday life, work, teaching, and learning situations. Through these and my YouTube channel, I teach fun, bite-sized art techniques as tools for improving skills such as communication and teambuilding, memory and concentration, effective feedback and workplace environment, and more.
I love seeing people of all ages discover all the benefits that a fine arts education can bring, and how the arts can connect to all different disciplines! My favorite part about what I do is getting to customize each curriculum to the individual, making it as meaningful as possible for him or her.
Kendra is an amazing instructor. Her energy, passion and creativity shine through every day.
Kendra is super talented, and really nice too! She gave us a tour of the Chicago Art Institute. I really learned a lot about different art styles and ways to understand art differently.
Kendra is incredibly talented and dedicated to bringing out the artist in us. I also enjoy her warm and friendly personality. I highly recommend her classes!
As a preschool teacher, Kendra's lessons were so valuable to me. She taught me how to quickly and easily make simple drawings and patterns out of shapes to use in the children's art projects. She taught me basic skills plus was able to cater the lessons to my specific needs, skills, and questions. I couldn't draw past a stick figure before these lessons. So she's great for even the newest beginners! I would highly recommend her for her skills and ability to teach anyone.
Bachelor of Arts: duel degree in Fine Arts and Education
12 years of teaching experience
$50 per lesson
Siblings or groups:
$5 off each additional person or sibling
Each person will still receive individual instruction and projects
Lessons may be given back-to-back, overlapping, or in different time slots/days
Payments are due on a monthly basis, on the first lesson attended of every month.
A $10 per-week fee is added to late payments.
Payments may be made through check, credit/debit card, or Venmo.