What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After an e-mail exchange first student either comes to the on-going class we select or I meet a student in the studio to discuss options and to make choices between private lessons, personal program and on-going Open Studio System. Which one fits better depends on organization skills, workability, persistence and intelligence.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied Fine Art since early age living in the Soviet Union. That included classical training during teenage years. I immigrated to America in 1989 and got my BA in Art from State University of New York and later on MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $40 per 2 or 2.5 hours long painting lesson
I sell packages of 3, 5 or 10 lessons. If student buys 10 he gets one free class:
3 lessons: 120
5 lessons: 200
10 lessons: 360
Materials are extra charge for $5 a lesson
For first time 10 classes package materials are free
Evening workshops are $50 and include everything.
Classes for children or children/parents are 1.5 hours long, include everything and are $25 each
Private lessons vary.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Learn the basics of painting, the foundations of color theory, color mixing, and composition. This is a relaxed encouraging environment with individual attention. All levels can benefit. You can work on your portfolio, bring a photograph you've taken, set up a still life, etc. All supplies will be provided.($5 materials fee per session). If you want some basic instructions or just simply a place to paint once a week! please join me and others and be a part of this exciting creative journey. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer.
In this private setting I create a special program for a student, based on the level, interest, goal and ability. Later on we will achieve those specific goals, sharing knowledge and skills while providing supportive critique. We follow a private syllabus: create, read, watch movies, see shows and work in the studio. Then meet once or twice a month, critique, analyze, re-make a plan if needed. Time frame varies from student to student, depending on his/her goals. $350 a month