Michael Ortega And Associates

Michael Ortega And Associates

5.0 (3)
10 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

 My personal approach finds what works best for YOU. I don’t do group lessons or use any cookie cutter method because we are not cookies and most importantly we need to find all those unique qualities that only you bring to this world.

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77009
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Elizabeth Odom

    Mike is a great teacher . His knowledge is is superior. I enjoy the classes . He is teaching me how to develop my artistic talent to a new level . He is a 5 star teacher .

  • Lori Herbert

    Mike is fantastic! His prices are so reasonable! His knowledge about photography and art in general is amazing! He really makes you feel comfortable right away regardless of your level of experience.

  • Roger Epperson

    He is very good teacher. I would highly recommend him!



FAQs


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

My personal approach finds what works best for YOU. I don’t do group lessons or use any cookie cutter method because we are not cookies and most importantly that would miss all those unique qualities that only you bring to this world.

My goal is to:

- keep you inspired and get you “seeing” the world as your subject

- introduce you to learning about amazing artists that make it all look too easy

-give you direction that I feel will bring you confidence.  


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

I have an associate degree from the Art Institute of Houston, fine arts experience with galleries, art directors, private commissions. I have worked and lived in several art communes, exhibitions from museums to small galleries, selected group shows. Over the last 30 years I have extensive design experience that carries over into the digital media.


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

Lessons start at $120.00 for 3 sessions.


How did you get started teaching?

Volunteering for summer workshops, friends and family, knowing I was an artist recommended me to others.


What types of students have you worked with?

Some of my previous students from lessons.com were retired seniors, motivated individuals with new inspiration for the arts, kids as young as 7 (must be accompanied by parent) college age..


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

Well, I encourage students to paint and draw every day. Set a goal, be realistic. Join artist groups because the camaraderie is very important. Stay inspired!


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

Can I expect to take the information I learn in 3 lessons if thats all I can afford?

Is the lesson coming from the teacher a life learned experience?

If I am serious about making art a lifetime experience, can you give me some advice on selling my work?

How flexible can I be with scheduling my lessons?

How do you take payment?


Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Oil Painting Classes Photography Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons