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Mr. Chris Petrocchi is a very passionate teacher. He makes the drawing process fun yet systematic. He breaks the lessons into manageable parts and he is selfless to share his illustration tips to his students.Jun 28, 2018
Chris is very responsible for all his students. When I asked for his help, he explained the steps patiently. I was his student in his figure drawing class, and he would always check on each student's drawing to give useful tips. Outside of the classrooms, Chris also posts demos on Youtube. It gave his students a chance to see his process of his illustrations from start to finish, which is truly inspiring to me. He is a very memorable teacher and his positive influence continue to make a big impact in my career path.Jun 27, 2018
I learned a lot about learning how to draw from Chris. Nice pleasant guy to work with.Aug 22, 2018Verified
Very methodical and experienced. Great instructor!Apr 27, 2019Verified
Chris was a very approachable teacher, which can be hard to find. Chris pushed me outside my comfort zone, and taught me new techniques I still use professionally. I was pretty set with my process; Chris taught me a new approach that saved me time and effort without sacrificing quality. It was always clear that if you really wanted to learn, he really wanted to teach you.Jun 29, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I usually have a written agreement in place before we start the lessons so that both parties are clear what to expect. My price structure is based on packages that start at 10 lessons, 20 lessons and beyond if the student wants to study longer. The more courses purchased the price goes down.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I do an intake and find out what the customer's needs are– what they most want to learn. I will have them do a drawing for me, usually in pencil of a human face or something they have interest in, for approximately an hour so I can find out where they currently stand with their drawing skill set. This step is really important as it helps me target and focus a curriculum that is best suited for the individual.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received my Bachelors degree in Illustration from San Jose State University. I have worked in animation and games since 1993 as an animator, director, storyboard artist and concept artist. I have taught and lectured on drawing, figure drawing, portraiture and concept art both here in the States and abroad in China.