Art With Grace And Company
I thrive on helping students find joy through painting. I enjoy guiding students to explore their creative self while having a fun and rewarding experience. I earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia and have done murals and portraits for over 20 years.
I love to help students tap into the creative part of themselves that loves to play and express through paint. Through an explorative process they disciver more about who they are through the joy of creating art.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
In a Private Lesson, I focus on challenging your existing skills and taking them to a more advanced level, while introducing you to new techniques, materials and styles in fine art. Your curriculum is customized to build your skills and knowledge of art with your interests in mind. I customize a curriculum or area of focus where you will build confidence, see results and have a fun experience too! I have 2 home studios, one off of Little Neck and 1 by the Bay in Sandbridge. They both have a perfect balance of natural and artificial light. My son is currently attending the Chicago Institute of Art and can also share his knowledge.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge by the hour and recomend atleast 4 hours to complete a piece of art.
How did you get started teaching?
I have been teaching for over 20 years.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all ages.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My student completed a beautiful landscape painting of clouds and water with houses and a pier that she loved.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would be willing and open to trying new techniques and exploring your own inner resources. Anyone has the potential to create. Just be open and enjoy the process of discovering more about yourself.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I would think about what brings you joy. What mediums do you want to explore?