Matthew Mahler Art Studio
Matthew Mahler Art Studio

Matthew Mahler Art Studio

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Introduction
I am an artist in the Brooklyn/Queens area specializing Art Instruction and Art Portfolio Coaching. ___________________________________________________________________________ Art Instruction: An artist first, I bring my passion for visual problem solving to whatever I do. I am a NYS-certified art teacher and MFA recipient in Painting and quallified to work with students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a parent looking to foster your child's creative interest, or an adult interested in taking your art practice to the next level, I can help. Regardless of age, skill or ability, I have helped hundreds of students reach their goals and become more confident artist. Most importantly, I strive to instill my love for making and appreciating art in all of my students, catering to their individual needs and skill levels through a progressive teaching model. My sessions include 1-1 drawing and painting assistance in which I demonstrate various skills and techniques to ensure success for any learner. Services: Painting or Drawing Lessons Work on a personal project or allow me to guide you as you develop a new skill. Lessons start at 1 hour and may be booked according to your desired length. Pre-pay for a package of 10 sessions and receive a 10% discount off the entire service. High School or College Portfolio Development Regardless of the level, preparing a portfolio can be a daunting task. It’s critical that that artist put together a strong body of work that demonstrates their understanding of basic concepts and techniques appropriate to their age and desired program of entry. Our Portfolio Development Programs are strategically tailored to fit each student’s needs allowing them to produce a personalized body of work for maximum success. Originally designed to take students through this process from start to finish, the package length can be adjusted to suit each learner’s specific needs. Hour and half lessons are uniquely designed with the intention of maximizing a student's stamina while still enabling him/her to reach their desired goals. Pre-pay for a package of 10 sessions and receive a 10% discount off the entire service. Adult Classes Do you have a specific project you’d like to work on, or are you generally interested in learning how to paint? Allow me to guide you as you work toward reaching your goal. Lesson lengths can be adjusted according to your needs as well as the number of students per class. You may choose to work one-on-one or work with a group of friends. Meet at my Brooklyn studio or choose to have me come to you. As a fully active participant of New York's art scene, I am in constant contact with new ideas as they present themselves and always do my best to share these ideas with my students. ______________________________________________________________________________ About me: I am a practicing artist currently making paintings and sculptures based in North Brooklyn. I co-founded Small Black Door, an experimental art space in Ridgewood, Queens in 2010 where I curated and organized art shows, performances and experiences over the course of 3 years.
Overview

Hired 11 times

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14 years in business

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  • College Portfolio Preparation

    Painting Lessons

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Sandy C.
Mar 16, 2023
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Mat was amazing he was willing to work with my son in such a short time with his auditions for high school. He saw my sons potential and was able to put in the time with him to get it done . Thanks to Mat , with all his help my son made the school of his choice

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Beginner • What the teacher recommends • Sketching • Portrait • Figure • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

Matthew Mahler Art Studio's reply
Thanks Sandy, and congratulations Nick!
Drawing Lessons
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Amy J.
Nov 20, 2021
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We feel so lucky to have found Matt! He helped our child create a portfolio for high school auditions, and now that our child is in an art high school, Matt continues to be a wonderful mentor and teacher, with the perfect mix of knowledge, patience and passion. Our child is always in a great mood after a lesson with Matt, and we're grateful for the care he takes and the breadth Matt has as an artist himself. Thanks, Matt!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Beginner • Traditional canvas or paper • What the teacher recommends • 1 person • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Matthew Mahler Art Studio's reply
Thanks Amy :)
Painting Lessons
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Tom C.
Dec 8, 2020
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Matthew was extremely knowledgeable about the art of painting and was able to provide insight into the artist's intentions that affected our decisions to varnish and hang it. I recommend Matthew for similar help and will contact him again for future projects.

Details: 1 - 5 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Cathy E.
Aug 4, 2020
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Matt was so knowledgeable and creative in helping me hang framed pictures. He showed different possibilities when I was unsure. Matt was on time, organized, had all the necessary tools, really pleasant, and fun to work with!! I highly recommend Matt!!

Details: 6 - 10 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Inna A.
Jan 12, 2020
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Matthew instructed me in the techniques of acrylic mixed media painting on canvas. He is a great instructor with deep subject matter expertise. At the same time, Matthew ensured that I maintain my individual style of expression through the painting. I would highly recommend Matthew for all painting or art instruction needs.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Traditional canvas or paper • What the teacher recommends • 1 person • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Painting Lessons
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Matthew Mahler

FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BS in Art Education from Hofstra University MFA with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from CUNY Queens College Over ten years of teaching both privately and in schools in both NYC and LI

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Every student I take on is an extension of my own practice; making art is extremely important to me and instilling my love and appreciation in others is as important as creating a work myself.

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