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I took a few online lessons with Dean. I came in with a rather unusual request, asking him to help me review a digital art project I was working on, in addition to standard fine art lessons. He was very flexible with working around this request, which I really appreciate. Additionally, he is good at explaining the basics of drawing and fine art (which is my current level). Unfortunately, the teaching quality is limited by the resolution of the camera. I don't think there's much that can be done about this, unless I upgrade to a faster internet service, but otherwise I would not hesitate to recommend Dean as a teacher.Mar 28, 2019Verified
I requested a drawing instructor via Thumbtack and Dean was the first to respond - he is a talented artist with a gift for teaching. I have been taking lessons for approximately six months and have learned so much! This is my first professional art class and Dean is very patient and attentive. He breaks down drawing concepts at a pace that has been so helpful to me as a novice drawer. I am so pleased with my progress and would highly recommend his services to others looking for a drawing instructor! LisaMar 18, 2019Verified
Dean was so helpful in my introduction to drawing! I started at stick figure level and was able to progress quite quickly. He has a progressive lesson plan that reinforces and builds on various techniques. Dean provides great feedback to help improve your skills, and he's also a nice guy to chat with! I wholeheartedly recommend.Sep 19, 2019
Even though I wasn't sure about taking online art lessons, dean made it very comfortable and was very patient with me. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting.Jun 26, 2018
Great private lessons! Learning so much with Dean in such a short amount of time. Very patient and efficient!Aug 23, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?New students will receive a discounted rate for their first 2 lessons. I also offer group lessons (cheaper on a per person basis) and travel lessons (slight premium charged to to travel and time costs).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typical lessons will feature a combination of prepared lectures, demo, and personalized instruction. We will begin by outlining and discussing some student goals and developing an outline using my syllabus to find the best way to achieve those goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied under former MICA professor Karl Connolly for four years. I have attended and assisted many art workshops with high caliber contemporary artists such as Emilio Villalba, Zin Lim, Casey Baugh, and Aaron Westerberg.