Artist Amanda Parker

Artist Amanda Parker

5.0 (5)
Best of 2021
6 hires on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I have been instructing students since 2017. I am able to take a student from graphite drawing into painting with acrylic, oil, watercolor or alcohol inks. I am well versed in charcoal, graphite, ink pen, Copic, prismacolor and digital art. I can help you learn animation, character drawings, or storyboards as well. I'm reliable, efficient, reasonable, realistic and responsive. I promise to take you to the next level with your artistic skills if you're willing to create art. Please look at the example student who drew a portrait of me as a gift in my profile. I take great care of my students and cater to your exact needs and skill level while working at your pace.

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. I was very lucky at a young age to be pushed by instructors to master realism, then moved on to abstract and digital work in college. Everything in between interests and excites me. 

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Fairfax, VA 22031
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5 Reviews


  • 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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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. It's either a hobby or full time passion for all of us. I create a specialized class for the individual I'm working with. We work at your pace, but be prepared to create art if you select me as an instructor. Let's get you where you want to be! 

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

I was blessed with an instructor in high school that taught me realism and through college I learned over 20 software programs to design and create digital art including 3d models and animation.  I'm fluent in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Premiere Pro after working in them for over 10 years. I currently draw with ink, mentor art students globally, and create art for offices in Washington DC.

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

My current rate is $50/hour. My art sessions are intended for those who wish to be advanced students. Beginners are absolutely welcome, but I encourage you to come to my live show M-F at 4PM EST on TikTok and gain free art tips first. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started instructing students through critiques online in 2016. Over time I realized my ability to motivate students is equally important to teaching them art. I became passionate about teaching once I realized how it made me feel to see a student progress using their own abilities. In 2017 I joined and ever since I've been working with students who wish to be successful. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from ages 4 to 77 years old, from beginner to advanced levels. Each one was a pleasure to instruct in different ways. I welcome beginners who are interested in working hard on improving their art skills. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm now on TikTok producing a daily live show M-F 12:30PM EST.

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

I would say find the right teacher for you who can move you to the next level quickly. Some art teachers I had were so spacey that it took far too long to get from point A to point B. There is no reason that you can't excel quickly if you practice the techniques taught by your instructor. 

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?

How much time do I have to create art? Some people have a few hours a day and others only wish to work a few hours a week on art.

Why do I want to create art? Is it for money or to have a new skill or sharpen previous art ability? 

Lessons offered

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