As a fully certified teacher I have over 15 years of teaching experience. Courses are taught in a professional manner and are student centered. My goal is to help you improve your skills and to inspire you to create more. I can tailor a course to meet the needs of any age group and skill level.
Course offerings are unique. The organization of each course is tailored to your group’s needs. I'm here to help you reach your creative goals. My courses are fully customizable.
Courses are offered in small group settings. A maximum of 10 people ensures that each participant will be able to ask questions and learn a great deal. Those wishing to take the course are responsible for finding their own group members. Times and dates for the courses are then organized by the group and me.
Location is flexible. Courses can be taught in someone’s home or another location can be established.
Intro to Fine Art Photography
Fine Art Photography is an interesting and rarely understood realm of photography. There are so many avenues that one can pursue. It’s a challenging and rewarding realm to explore.
In this course we will discuss the following... Developing a concept for your art Planning for a photo shoot Creating the images Different venues for output Learn about the art projects others are completing
Creative Portrait Photography
In this unique course you and your other group members will select a creative portrait concept and then we will work together to construct and shoot the whole the project. I have several different options for the portrait concept and you and your group can choose which one you’d like to learn to create. You’ll assist with the set up and execution of the project so that you learn what goes into making and shooting creative portraits.
In this course you’ll learn the following How to set-up/install a portrait setting Lighting and camera settings suitable to the concept Posing and getting the image you want
Abstract Photography (Two part Course)
Abstract photography is an interesting realm that allows you to visualize objects in a different way. The course begins with a discussion about different elements of design and how to create visually arresting designs. Then we’ll start to analyze and discuss the properties found in some famous abstract photography. After that you’re set free for a few weeks to explore the world and shoot some abstract photos. We’ll meet for part 2 of the course and discuss the examples you create. In an extremely interactive course you have the chance to constructively critique and learn the next steps for enhancing your journey to creating abstract art.
Intro to Graphite
This course offers learners the basics of drawing with Graphite. Through a series of short hands on exercises we’ll learn a variety of techniques for working with Graphite. We’ll work together to create a simple graphite drawing. After that we’ll discuss a variety of themes and brain storm ideas you can use for inspiration. Then you’ll be set free to begin working on your first ever graphite drawing. The drawings may take some time. So we’ll end the course with some positive feedback. Once the drawings are complete you’ll upload your work to a google drive and I’ll send back some constructive criticism. (This course can also be organized as a series of shorter workshops that occur on a regular basis)
Topics covered will include… Line weight Pencil grips Blending Using negative space to help shape objects Direction of light Creating texture
Intro to Geometric Design
Learn about this ancient form of art that has its root in Euclidean geometry. We’ll discuss design basics. Then we’ll explore the art form by working together to complete basic designs. We slowly work towards completing some more difficult designs. The next stage involves learning to make the grids and then adding your designs. You can attempt to complete your design or try your hand at recreating a famous design. It’s a very different art form that takes a lot of concentration. Most find it incredibly relaxing to complete once they learn the tricks of the trade.
Graphite and Ink on Paper
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