I've been teaching drawing and watercolor painting to children and adults for over 27 years in Toronto, Burnaby and now in Coquitlam.
I'm an instructor at the City of Coquitlam (drawing and watercolor painting), a private tutor (drawing, principles of animation, fashion illustration, and painting), and a behavior interventionist working with autistic children.
I taught, mentored and coached a student who applied for Emily Carr University of Art + Design and I still mentor and tutor her while she is studying there. I'm proud of her. She is excelling in her life drawing compared to other first-year students. They even asked her how are you drawing like that?
My teaching process makes the student learn and understand- I want my students to solve problems in a drawing. THAT'S IT! I'm not teaching if they can't understand what I've taught and if they can't solve drawing problems on their own!
Many art schools including colleges and universities don't really teach you how to draw and how to paint. You're basically told to just draw and paint what's in front of you. I know this because I've been through the Canadian school system and I've seen it in my student's bad drawings and paintings. If you or your child goes to an art school/class and still has no clue how to solve problems in drawing/painting. Either you're not paying attention to the lessons or the instructor is not teaching you properly. You should either pay more attention to what is the objective of the lesson or leave, you're wasting your money!
I've studied visual fine arts at Niagara College and the Ontario College of Art, Fashion Design at Ryerson University and Classical Animation at Sheridan College.
I break down concepts in drawing to be simple to understand. I then would have the student a) learn, b) practice and c) explore the concepts (for example perspective drawing) until they fully understand. Then we move onto the next concept and repeat the teaching process.
The proof of my teaching is in my student's work. The student's work you see ranges from ages 9- 69-year-old.
Reply to this post if you are interested, I will take one more student, available time are Saturday noon or Friday evening.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers