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When you love something you do and like to share it with others, it's more than a job. I enjoy seeing someone that I teach having fun and learning something, it brings great joy to me. I think it's amazing to see them excel at art. That's what teaching is all about and they enjoy doing art. I've been an artist for about 30 years. Teaching, digital graphic and art on products have been added to my skill set. I love creating and expressing myself in a visual way. Teaching art to others brings joy and satisfaction to me.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Private Art Instruction - $25 an hour within 15 miles an additional charge of $10 - 15$ Depending on where you live. Group Instruction - $54 ea. for 8 hrs. a month (2hrs. a week) . Fine Art - Portraits, landscapes, animals and etc. Depending on project
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I have a new prospective student to instruct art, I like to interview them and view their portfolio. They don't have to have one but just let me why they have an interest in art.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Muralist and Decorative Painter One Stop Art Shop - Pinellas County, FL - 1991 to Present Creating faux finishes and decorative art techniques Pinellas County Area Trompe l'oeil, murals, and signs. Commission fine art for clients Adjunct Art Instructor Classical Christian for the Arts - Pinellas Park, FL - August 2008 to May 2016 Responsibilities I teach visual arts part-time to 6th-12th grade students. I lecture in the classroom and demonstrate the art lesson or project to the students. I write a lesson plan for the week , month or year. I take attendance and record notes on their behavior and participation in the classroom. I clean and maintain the classroom on the daily basis. Accomplishments I have some students that achieved the highest level of art excellence. One student was accepted at Ringling Art and Design with a Dean's Scholarship. A freshman won a national and international award for her portrait. These students and others have went on winning awards and continuing their art education. Skills Used Teaching and managing a classroom. Painting , drawing, sculpting and using many more mediums SELF EMPLOYED ART INSTRUCTOR Pinellas County Area - 1991 to 2006 St. Petersburg Art Center Private art instruction Pinellas Park Art Society EDUCATION Diploma in Graphic Arts and Interior Decorating Penn Foster College - Scottsdale, AZ 2011 to 2013 photography & interior decorating Illinois Central College - Peoria, IL 1981 to 1983 Diploma in General, Fine Art and Photography Limestone High School - Bartonville, IL 1976 to 1980 Graphic Arts Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Quark Ashworth College - Norcross, GA 2013 SKILLS I'm knowledgable with experience of all aspects of painting interior and exterior homes and businesses. I also have educational experience with Photoshop and Illustrator, I attended The famous Artist School Courses and have taken private art lessons all in fine arts AWARDS International Merit Award Artist 2014 January 2014 I entered a contemporary art competition and won an award for excellence. The piece of art was a digital painting executed in Illustrator. Great American Teach-in Award November 2001 I received an award for being a special guest speaker and artist for the Pinellas County Schools. I was given this opportunity to speak to middle grade students for two years. CERTIFICATIONS Grumbacher Certified Art Instructor A qualified drawing and painting instructor.