I teach my 5-step Process to painting, along with a free ebook, so that students will know how to go forward and paint on their own. It abolishes the myth that you are either born or not with the ability to paint beautiful paintings. Everyone is an Artist.
I love raising the beauty quotient of the world and teaching others to do the same. I also love the friendships forming in my classes among my students. You'll never be in need of a casserole if you're ever sick, injured, or experiencing a death in the family. Love and beauty abounds.
Susan is a great teacher, she helps each student and provides clear and precise instructions.
Susan has a way of instilling passion and making you think you too could be a working artist. When we had to move away from TN last year I was devastated to leave my art classes and art friends. I love the idea that I could take lessons online!
Susan teaches not only basic steps on building a painting but also exposes her classes to art history, technique, terms & definitions, brush strokes, common problems and solutions. She keeps each class fun and encourages her students natural love of art. I want to progress in my art and paint more often because of Susan.
It has been a joy to learn the fundamentals of painting from Susan Elizabeth Jones - including supplies and paints needed, color mixing, blocking in shapes and other painting techniques. Her Creative Spirits class is a fun environment where it is easy to make friends who also share an interest in art.
An initial telephone interview to determine the student's goals and which class or classes will best help them acheive those goals.
I've been painting all my life and have been a full-time, self-employed artist since 2010. I am also a member of The Chestnut Group of Plein Air Painters based in Nashville, TN.
Yes, based on time and whether or not it's a private class, semi-private class or group class and whether or not students bring their own supplies or if I supply them.
I basically offer 2-3 hour paint-alongs and private lessons once a month, 1.5 hour class taught each week, and two-, one- and half-day workshops.
I'm was a member of the board of directors at Rippavilla for 8 years and started teaching plein air classes spring 2011. Lots of fun! And it grew from there. Now I teach classes every week.
I've worked with children and adults, including private parties of special needs adults and classes in a local nursing home.
I love the Illustrated Travel Journaling and Illustrated Nature Journaling workshops at historic homes around middle Tennessee. They are easy, fun, and incorporate everything I love.... history, historic architecture, gardens, paintings. The only thing missing is a basket of puppies to make it perfect!
Make sure you like the way the teacher paints. If you're looking for photo realism in your work, you may not want to hire a teacher specializing in abstract or impressionism or surrealism.
Make sure you like the style of painting of the instructor you are interviewing. Impressionist painters are different from abstract painters and photo realism painters. And get recommendations. Just because an artist is a good painter doesn't necessarily mean he or she is a good instructor.