Artist Amanda Parker

Artist Amanda Parker

5.0 (5)
Best of 2021
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

If you're an artist interested in any of the following I can take you from beginner to advanced:

ink, alcohol inks, digital, graphite, abstract, realism, animation, perspective, charcoal, painting (oil/acrylic/watercolor), videography and more.

I work with students at all levels including those with special needs. My intermediate and advanced students have been able to sell their work over time and you can too. 

I only offer 1 on 1 appointments so I can cater to the individual and their specific interests. Art can be therepuetic, fun and joyful. I like to bring out the best in each artist I work with!

I love everything about what I do. Art is a limitless world of exploration and excitement. Watching another individual explore and improve in this space is a dream come true for me. When I see students advance or sell their work.. or even move into galleries it's the ultimate reward.

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Credentials

Fairfax, VA 22031
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Monica Fiszman

    Amanda is dedicated and very committed teacher. She is very motivated and energetic, she prepares the topic, sends materials for the class, and follows up in special situations. The communication that we reached in just a few classes is optimal.

  • Samii

    I like everything.... Artist Amanda Parker is such a wonderful and patient teacher. One of a kind if you ask me. She creates time to correct your work even sending me vidoes of how it should have been done, assisted me in getting new materials. She's the biggest influence in my art journey so far, I wouldn't be here if not for Mrs Parker as I fondly call her..

  • Patti Painton

    She’s very knowledgeable she has a lot of patience and I appreciate her skills. Thank you for finding her

  • Marie Leiter

    Amanda is a talented artist that brings knowledge, experience and a collaborative style to my learning!


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FAQs


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

I analyze where the student is now and where they would like to be as an artist before we get together. At our first session we jump right into whatever medium the student is interested in.  We work at your pace, and I prefer that you do 100% of the creating. I will draw or guide you as needed, but it's best if you learn to control your hand and eye by creating during our time together.


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

I had an instructor that taught me realism for 3 hours a day when I was young. Throughout college I mastered realism and perspective. I'm fluent in Adobe CC after working with it and/or it's programs over 12 years. I currently draw with ink, mentor art students globally, and create art for humans worldwide on TikTok, and privately through commissions. Look me up (@artistaparker or  google "artist amanda parker"). Feel free to ask to see my latest and best works over time.


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

My rate is $50/hour. My art sessions are intended for those who wish to be advanced students or professional artists. Beginners are absolutely welcome, but I encourage you to do a few online tutorials for whatever you are interested in, then come to me for further training and guidance. When you're ready to take your art to a new level please contact me.


How did you get started teaching?

I've spent over 20,000 hours creating art in every form. After creating so much I realized other artists need help "seeing" like an artist. Over time I critiqued students online and watched their skills improve. Eventually I found lessons.com and as you can see from the reviews I have found my true passion and I'm so excited to share it with anyone interested in developing their skills. Now that 3 of my students have become professionals I feel my life's work and efforts toward art have been rewarded by seeing them succeed.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from 4 to 84 years old. Each one was a pleasure to instruct in different ways with their own unique learning style and ability. I welcome beginners who are interested in working hard on improving their art skills, but intermediate to advanced students benefit the most from working with me.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my long term students sold her first artwork for $475 and the gallery asked her to bring in more work to try and sell. She's going to be in a gallery full time after my guidance and I'm extremely excited for her. She deserves it for all of her hard work!


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

Find the right teacher for you. I've spent over $100,000 on my art education and 30 years of my life heavily involved in the art world. I do not have a master's degree and I'm not a normal teacher. I know art - I know people and I know how to help people understand what they were not able to see in their work before. I teach autistic students and professional artists. My range is vast.. but I typically only work 1 on 1. So, if you're seeking a class another instructor might work well for you! Just pick whoever you want. Great luck to you either way!


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

Where am I now and where do I want to go with my art? Do I want to sell my art or create for fun? How much time do I have to create?

Some have a few hours a day and others only have 1 hour a week. I work with both types of students. 


Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Adobe Creative Suite Classes Animation Classes Art Theory Tutors Cartooning Classes Contemporary Art Theory Classes Drawing Lessons Graphic Design Classes Illustration Classes Microsoft Powerpoint Trainers Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Paper Crafts Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Photoshop Classes