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“Art is the inevitable consequence of growth.”
Robert Henri The Art Spirit
Are you stuck creatively? Have you hit a plateau technically you can’t quite get past?
Or, have you just always wanted to learn to draw and paint?
Would you love a good, simple starting point? As well as some nice paintings you can proudly say you did yourself?
I have always enjoyed helping and teaching others to be better artists. Some of the services I offer are:
• Private Tutoring in Painting
-You will be a better painter after the very first class. Guaranteed.
• Portfolio Development
-I had more than half of my college education, to an expensive art school, paid for through scholarships, which I was awarded due to portfolio alone. I can help you do this, too.
• After-school/ Homeschool Art Education
-I understand the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) for art and passed the Art EC-12 Classroom Certificate Test.
• Tutoring in Adobe Creative Suite
`I have tutored students in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign. I also taught the first Photoshop painting classes at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria.
“Teaching is a passion of mine. I find it rewarding to pass on what was kindly shared with me to others.”
Some of this is my personality. It is also because I have been a student of truly wonderful and generous artists. While I was lucky to have studied under an amazing group of artists, this was no accident. Whenever I have hit my own plateau, I have sought out a better teacher. I earned a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design for my initial degree. After school, I moved to Los Angeles to work in illustration and animation, and to grow as a painter. I learned a great deal about painting through my experience in professional development at Dreamworks Animation. I also studied in the Atelier method, a classical art method in which I teach, at Associates in Art, the American Animation Institute, and LA Figurative Academy. I still continue to learn today, attending workshops and studying with other individual painters I respect, such as Jon Foster.
Now a professional painter and illustrator living in Austin, I offered my first Austin art classes at the Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria in 2007. I have been teaching through the University of Texas since 2008, and as a private tutor since 2009. On the side, I also taught art at vocational camp for teens with autism, and I presently teach art in a program at the juvenile detention center.
• Testimonials for our instructor-
“Michael has a lot of heart and a lot of knowledge. He was very encouraging and attentive to each student. Awesome instruction!!” (Jill T.)
“Unusual approach- I definitely learned different skills than in other oil painting classes.”
Fabulous! Learned a lot! (Sharon T.)
“Excellent! My drawing skills improved dramatically after the first class.” (Alex M.)
“Michael has a real sense of mediums and teaches it well. He is excellent at teaching value and color in a very unique way. I learned a lot!” (Erika O)
If you are interested, fill out the contact form below, or give us a call. We have a phone line just for classes- 512 553-2845.
I’d love to hear from you.
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