ENROLL in Private Art Lessons
What would private art lessons for you or your child bring?
My main goal in teaching art is to encourage my students to believe in themselves and their abilities.
I love to join in the excitement and pride you feel when you finish a project and can’t wait to display it. Private lessons are wonderful! In each session, I provide customized lessons that cater to the individual needs and abilities of the student. With this focused one-to-one time, creativity is unlocked, and the level of artistic expression improves quickly.
Below you will find a variety of projects to choose from, or if you like, we can design a project that’s unique and special for you. Private art lessons are $30 per hour. The length of time required to complete a project will vary depending on ability level and the complexity of the project. I offer a free 20 minute consultation to help determine the right project for the student at which time a cost estimate will be given.
Please contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson.
I look forward to the opportunity of teaching you or your child.
In the Beginning
In this project you will learn how to:
- Add visual and tactile texture
- Maintain balance in your presentation
- Create highlights and shadows
- Add dimension to your painting
- Use dry brushing, bag painting and sponge painting.
Learn how to use pastel pencils and sticks to create your favorite animal portrait.
In this project you will learn:
- About foreground, middle ground and background
- How to layer a painting
- How to blend and layer colors to create a beautiful sunset
- How to use a variety of brushes to paint evergreen trees
- How to seal and protect your masterpiece.
Raised Relief Snowflake
In this project you can:
- Choose from a variety of designs, learn how to use glue to produce a raised relief, and finish the top layer with a paint color of your choice.
- This technique can be used in multiple applications to produce stunning results.
Find Your Wings
In this project you can:
- Learn how to illustrate a picture of yourself.
- Choose from eagle, angel or butterfly wings.
- Learn many painting techniques such as adding shape and form, highlights and shadows.
- Learn how to layer a painting, how to add details and use a variety of artistic techniques.
- Most of all learn to believe in yourself and your abilities.
Lizards and Frogs and Butterflies, Oh my!
In this project you can:
- Learn to create a variety of decorative papers by dry bushing, splattering and sponging.
- Work with stencils, scissors and glue to create this fun and colorful collage.
Monet Inspired Butterfly
Learn what happens when you mix rice, salt and kilz in a painting, and how this is the perfect combination to convey an impressionistic style painting.
Armor of God
Design your own armor of God by using glue to produce a raised relief pattern, metallic paints and jewels for just the right amount of shimmer and shine.
Pretty Picket Fence
Learn how to use a sea sponge to paint this colorful and inviting landscape.
You will also be taught the importance of balance in a painting, how to represent highlights and shadows, along with several other artistic techniques.
In this drawing we will use Cray-Pas oil pastel to render a beautiful tiger on the prowl.
You will learn about foreground, middle ground and background.
Linear and atmospheric perspective will also be presented.
Learn how to use plasters, glazes, glitter and foils to make your paintings absolutely stunning.
Would you like to create a portrait of your favorite pet? I would love to meet your pet and take their photograph.
Then I can show you step by step how you can create a beautiful keepsake of your cherished friend!
Learn how to create this beautiful acrylic sunset silhouette.
Techniques for blending colors will be taught, and you will also learn how to easily render trees.
Create this warm and relaxing autumn scene while learning a variety of painting and brush techniques.
King of Glory
Design a glorious crown, with lots of shimmer and shine, and learn how to paint a heavenly sky.
Fishers of Men
Jesus said “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men”.
In this class you will learn to paint beautiful multicolored fish, and then combine them with sand, shells, and rope to complete this eye catching collage.
In this lesson you will learn about the cubism style of drawing. Learn how to use colored pencils to create a gradient color scheme.
How to take your pencil drawings to a whole new level by using a special blending tool.
A simple lesson on painting clouds.
Linear and atmospheric perspective will be taught, as well as color mixing and brush techniques.
Just like the rainbow fish shared his beautiful scales with his friends and saw the joy in their eyes, I want to share my artistic abilities with my students and see their eyes light up with excitement over what they are able to create.
In this project we will combine a variety of materials and techniques to create this fun colorful collage.
Learn how to sculpt with clay to create most any creature you can imagine.
A Bright Blessed Day
Make this warm acrylic painting while learning about color temperature and blending techniques.
Balance and design will also be emphasized.
Make this fun little snake, while learning about patterns, colors, and balance in a painting.
I love watching the leaves turn to brilliant crimson colors in the fall. In this lesson you will learn about color theory, which colors are cool and which colors are warm, and by doing so how to effectively use that knowledge in your paintings.
Learn how to properly use colored pencils to render textures, details, values, highlights and shadows, and how to take your drawings from average to excellent.
Here’s a fun little painting to make.
Move paint around by blowing it with a straw.
Add colorful thumb prints, then turn them into all sorts of cute creepy crawly creatures.
Have fun creating this whimsical lavender tree.
Let your imagination and creativity blossom and bloom.
Learn several drawing techniques in this portrait exercise:
How to measure proportions of a face.
The importance of pencil pressure.
How and when to use hard and soft leads.
How to correctly represent values, shading and highlights.
In this lesson you will learn how to use scratchboard, which is a wonderful medium for rendering animals with feathers and fur.
Paper Mache Masks
Have fun working with paper mache, paint, and embellishments to make your very own mask,
suitable for both a costume and display.
Explore a variety of possibilities for painting on stones.
Whether you want to create an interesting geometric design, or represent a favorite animal or insect,
your three dimensional work of art will make a great addition to your garden.
Graphite Pencil Drawings
Learn how to use the correct pencils to create a full range of values in your drawings, how to properly render your subject, and how to add just the right amount of detail.