Hi there! My name is Stäcy (Stah-see, not Stay-see) and I am a contemporary surrealist artist. I have been teaching private art lessons to students as young as 4 years old to those in their golden years (65+) for more than 12 years. I specialize in teaching drawing and painting, whether it be in Oil, Acrylic, Graphite, Pencil, Charcoal, Conte, Pastel or Pencil. I always include just a bit of Art History or Art Theory in each lesson as it expands the narrative that each individual has with art and their world on a day to day basis. Check out my work on Facebook:
I love it when my client sees color the way I do for the first time. When they really see it, not just green or blue, but how you can find green and blue in a red apple, and how each color reflects, refracts and reacts to the one next to it. When that first little click happens when a child is drawing and realizes that they can do it all on their own, the feeling is absolutely amazing.
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I like to let them show me what they know how to do in the first 30 minutes, then show them how they can improve on what they are already doing. I like to listen to what their goals are and then I tailor my teaching to help them acheive those goals.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Studio Arts-Painting from the University of Houston in 2012. I've also been teaching art and art history in private school and public schools since 2006.
I do, all classes are once a week.
All Painting Lessons are a minimum of two hours long. I prefer students be at least 10 years old to work in Acrylic and 12 years old to work in Oils. These private lessons run $40 per session.
Drawing Lessons are a minimum of one hour and I will take well behaved students as young as age 4. Class is $30 per session. Siblings/Cousins/Parents are welcome to join and make this a group/family class for $10 for each additional person.
For the first class, I provide all of the materials because art supplies are an investment and I want to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. I will give the guardian/student a list of supplies to obtain that should carry them through the first month of lessons and we will slowly expand from their based on the individuals needs and talent.
Way back when I was in High School other students would ask me to show them how I made portriats of them, I had something similar happen while I was in junior college and then again at University... people would naturally flock to where I was working/painting or drawing and ask me how I did this or that... why I used this color or how did I manage to see such detail.
The only limitations I have are with age and occasionally behavoir. I have worked with students that have Aspberger's syndome and Autism. So long as we can find a way to communicate and be patient with each other, I'm willing to work with you.