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Private art lessons for teens seeking entrance to an art college. Unique one-on-one experience and 100% teacher's attention. Result: an art college acceptance with possible Portfolio Merit Scholarship. Students have been accepted into top NYC art schools (SVA, PRATT, Parsons, FIT) with over $350K in scholarships. As well as into RISD, VCU, UVA, MassArt, Monseratt College of Art, Ringling and Lesley University. Individualized lesson plans specific to the desired college or university and student's interests including graphic design, illustration and architecture.
My lessons are 2-3-hour each. Flexible schedule and reasonable rate of $65 per hour. During these hours, student receives my uninterrupted attention where I train him/her step-by-step on composition, tonal evaluation and colors. All lessons are hands on experiences and majority of assignments are completed between 3-6 hours depending on the final goal. Students bring their own art materials, and I provide the space, all the needed props and an easle. I will also assign some projects to do at home in order to expand and enhance student's portfolio. I strongly encourage students to work deligently and enjoy every moment of it.
Students should arrive on time, so I can fully devote the designated three hours to him/her. Payment is expected after each lesson either by cheque, cash or electronic payment.
I am a professional artist and a teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching teens and adults. I have been teaching at NOVA Community College for 15 years and recently started teaching at George Mason Unviersity. Teaching is my passion that I do well and enjoy tremendously. Additionally I am well versed in design industry as I held several graphic design/art director's positions in NYC and Boston over the years. I warmly welcome you to my studio and look forward to sharing with you my knowledge and passion for art. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, and I will respond promptly.