Teta Smith Studio

Teta Smith Studio

4.8 (5)
27 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

I love to teach and believe every person who wants to learn to paint can be taught to paint. I've taught for many years and refuse to give up on a student.

I also offer virtual classes via Zoom and have had even beginning students have great success online. This is very exciting! Also exciting is that online classes allow people the convenience Of no travel, no carrying heavy art supplies to the studio and the ability to learn to paint with the experience of being in class with the other students. 
Another service I provide is Mixed Media  monthly Subscription Boxes full of Mixed Media art supplies and complementary lessons for use of the supplies. 

I want to teach each student to paint what they want to paint. Lessons are designed to individualize and build on the student's strengths.
It's is very gratifying to see students find a method to reduce anxiety and Visibily relax during class.  Also, I feel it makes a difference in people's lives when they improve in painting skills through individualization in my classes. 

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Plano, TX 75093
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5 Reviews


  • Mary Harp

    Teta responded quickly to my inquiry. Teta also provided me with the answers to my questions.

  • Pat Memon

    Teta is a wonderful artist and person. Unfortunately my mom had to stop her painting lessons due to illness.

  • Betty Wimpy

    She is very kind & patient, she understands paints & is very knowledgeable. She had easy classes, work at your own pace.

  • Pat Memon

    Great experience!

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

Individualized instructions with suggestions for improvement or another technique to consider and positive encouragement. 

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

Undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters degree in Counseling. Both are utilized in teaching painting. I've been fortunate enough to have studied with 67 nationally known artists. One of those artist, Nita Leland, chose several of my paintings to be featured in her book, "Confident Color".  Also, 18 years of teaching adults to paint what they want to paint. 

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

It varies. Call for quotes 214-244-9449. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching neighborhood kids when I was about 10 years old and have really never stopped teaching since. I just feel I'm drawn to teaching and opportunities continue to open for me. 

What types of students have you worked with?

 adults on every level of skills

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently completed another solo show in the Dallas area. I enjoy hearing what impact my paintings have on the viewer. Also, I take delight in having people purchase my art work and tell me it's just the piece they've been looking for or describe the specific place it will hang in their home. 

I also enjoyed serving as President of SWS a 400+ member artist organization and acting as the Managing Partner of a large art gallery. However. what I love most is owning my studio/gallery and receiving encouraging messages from students about my teaching. 

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

Find someone with whom you feel comfortable and one who will laugh with you. I find we learn better when we can laugh often. 

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Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons