Donna's Fine Designs

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  • Kelly W.

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    Donna is an excellent teacher. She met me at the store and helped me with what I needed to buy to start painting. Then we went for the first lesson. She did a great job explaining the mixing of the paints and how to apply on the canvas. Her instruction was very helpful as well.

    Mar 3, 2017Verified
  • Sefina H.

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    Donna was absolutely perfect! We were under a tight schedule and she made it work! She is very talented and quite patient! She really is an amazing teacher and does a great job getting you to understand how to do something.

    Oct 26, 2015Verified

About this pro

Whatever part of the lesson whether painting, drawings, or whatever media. I make sure it's exciting by having the student involved. I love to take students outside & have them pick a subject. I ask them to pick up a journal for drawing or painting and just like writing, journal in that paint or pencil daily, add words describing what you feel. Clients will learn from experience than a book. What don't I love about my speciality! I've been an artist most of my life. My parents knew I had that talent deep inside but it was my choice what I wanted to do later in life. I chose art because you are looking at a blank canvas or paper and whatever way it looks now, after you pick your colors on your palette, it will never look like that again. A form begins, you see nothing but paint, then with each color and paint brush, details emerge. Bit by bit you're creating something no one else does. Your painting is your thumbprint. Many can recreate it but they'll never have what you painted, a part of you that will exist forever.

Years in business

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Yes and No. I'm very fair and I don't charge too much for the client because I love teaching. I have to make a profit, but I like to speak to the client before I price. Whether they've had a lot of experience or none at all goes towards pricing too. Standard Pricing is based on the side of a quilt or a canvas to be painted. If it's very large then I will charge by the job, if it's for learning then the hour, unless client wants more than 1 hour a week.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      Giving them a blank pad. Putting a simple vase with flowers & fruit. Ask them to draw it. I'm not looking for perfection, just needing to see what you can do. Then we go over what our schedule will be like, and final projects, middle & end.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      BFA: School of Visual Arts/ Illustration & Fine Art AA: Berkeley College/ Interior Design Certified in Home Staging from Haverhill School
    Coverage Area for Donna's Fine Designs is about 25+ miles of Smyrna, GA.