Frequently Asked Questions
1. Tell us about your art lessons and resources for kids!
First, I sell online video art lessons and courses on-demand (watch anytime). They are what you would get if you were here in my studio or in my art classes. I can come into your home and be your personal art teacher through the video classes. Once or twice a week, I show up in a private community, which is included if you purchase the larger art classes or a courses, to answer questions, get ideas for classes, see what everyone is creating, and do live demonstrations.
The Private community or group is only for those who sign up and it is our private community for parents and students to come and meet each other.
Second, I sell do-it-yourself digital downloadable art lesson plans.
All of the classes and lessons have easy to follow, detailed step-by-step instructions. I do include information about the subject like penguins or the ocean or history lessons on famous artist.
2. What types of art do you teach kids, teens and adults?
How to draw and paint with watercolor, oil pastels, acrylic paint, and markers. We also do collage like the book author/illustrator Eric Carle.
3. You have different lessons for all ages and grades – what types of art are kids capable of learning at different ages and skill levels?
Yes, I have divided all the classes or lesson plans into K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th- 8th, or older. I also indicate whether a lesson is beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
One of the complaints I have heard from parents is, “How do I find a safe place on the Internet for my child to learn?
Directed drawing can be done at all ages. My “How to Draw series” is directed drawing.
The online video classes are on a secure platform where you need a username and password to get in, and I’m the only one, at this time, you can interact with. On the platform, you can ask me questions and show me your art.
4.What inspires you as an artist? Who is the greatest Artist of all?
Nature and the world around me. Me and my family love to go on hikes, hang out at the beach, and go camping.
The more we look and learn about every flower, chipmunk, puffer fish, or mountain, the more I want to draw everything. Look around the room art is everywhere. An Artist created the flower pattern on your dress or the tablecloth, pattern on a coffee cup, swim suite, the car we drive, and the computer we are on right now.
Other artist I admire or inspire me:
Vincent Van Gough – Be paint strokes and lot’s of Paint
Romero Britto – I like Pop Art
Henri Rousseau – I love animals
M.C. Escher – Graphic artist
Dr. Seuss – Children’s books
Jan Brett – Children’s books
Jess Miller – Procreate illustrator
Maurice Sendak – Children’s books
Ian Falconer – Children’s books
Bill Watterson – Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon
Well the list goes on.
5.If kids want to become proficient at art as a career, what steps can they take now to get there?
A daily drawing and painting habit is a great way to start. Many students don’t know where to start. I can help with that. I have drawing prompts and challenges. Some children and teens grow as an artist with these ideas and accountability.
Some kids just want to draw fun stuff. I’ve got you covered with that. Other kids want to draw real-life objects and do photographic art, I do some of that for my older students, but for K-8th, I stick to fun art at this time. I guess because that is the illustrator in me. I just want to have fun!!
I have had students ask for a how-to-draw animals class, which is in the works, but not ready at this time.
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