Michael Ortega And Associates

Michael Ortega And Associates

5.0 (2)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

As your teacher I will provide the weekly assignments based on your progression. My teaching goal is to give honest criticism and help you choose the best direction to take by being honest in the moment, building a solid foundation, and introducing new mediums and techniques. If you have never painted before or own just a basic watercolor set, it would be safe to say that your experience level is beginners and therefore expect to be spending more now due to the amount of experimentation and testing that usually takes place at the beginning stage Beginning students should anticipate a larger art supplies budget than the student who has already accumulated basic tools (brushes, pigments, canvas, etc.) To be inspired to paint requires a total commitment, especially at the beginning; whether you are a beginner or seasoned craftsman. Cost for lessons, materials, transportation and time, all taken into account… balanced and justified with good results in a visual progress that shows as time passes from week to week and skills develop. As an artist myself, I can expose you to the world of painting with personal stories that will save you time, money, and grief.

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77009
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • 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?

As your teacher I will provide the weekly assignments based on your progression. My teaching goal is to give honest criticism and help you choose the best direction to take by being honest in the moment, building a solid foundation, and introducing new mediums and techniques.

If you have never painted before or own just a basic watercolor set, it would be safe to say that your experience level is beginners and therefore expect to be spending more now due to the amount of experimentation and testing that usually takes place at the beginning stage Beginning students should anticipate a larger art supplies budget than the student who has already accumulated basic tools (brushes, pigments, canvas, etc.)


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

I have an associate degree from the Art Institue of Houston, fine arts experience with galleries, art directors, private commisions. I have worked and lived in several art communes, had many exibitions from museums to small galleries, benefit auctions, selected group shows...
My extensive knowledge of digital will be covered in the education I provide, along with tips on how to catalog your work.  


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

The hourly rate I quote you is my standard rate. Depending on how far I have to travel to the student, there may be a mileage fee of .50 cents per mile. Materials and supplies not included.


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?

Kids in high school summer workshops, adults who have found the time in their lives now to do the art they love.


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

Well, I encourage students to try focus on one appraoch or style. If you are going to try out different teachers before deciding, look at the art your teacher makes, ask them what experience as an artist they have, have they made a living from art... Remember that a teacher can ultimately only teach you how they work, which may not be right for everyone.


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, and begin to have fun painting?

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

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