Art Instruction: Groups Classes, Private Lessons
I offer private art instruction for all ages (adults or children). I focus on mastery of fundamentals necessary for developing advanced skills from which one can derive their own aesthetics and style. My goal is to teach skills and principles that are central to the creation of classical representational art.
I teach drawing in a variety of mediums: including graphite, colored pencils, soft pastels and charcoal. I introduce students to painting that includes watercolors, acrylics and oils.
Weekly Art Classes
Basic Supplies: 11x14” drawing pad (or larger) by Strathmore or other brand’s (no sketch paper, please!), a set of graphite pencils ranging from 2-4H to 6-8B, eraser, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener (German ones are nice), a ruler, Krylon’s or other brand matte finish (spray it over drawings to protect your artwork from grease, smudging and UV light), buy one large piece of smooth colored paper (Canson or Stonehenge, approx. 18x24”,any color of medium tone like mid. grey) and one of each black and white Prismacolor Premier colored pencils sold separately at Michael’s. A set of soft colored pencils is optional and reserved for advanced students only. You can buy everything locally at WalMart, Target, Michael’s, Uncle Eli’s or go online to: Jerry's Artarama, Dick Blick, or Utrecht.
One-on-One Drawing Lessons
Lessons can be scheduled for almost any time and day of the week; e-mail or call my cell 814-777-1802 to schedule your sessions, $30/hour.
Individual Lessons help students with:
"Veronica has been an instructor in our Adult Education program for several years offering a variety of drawing techniques in both classes and workshops. Her classes include teenagers and adults, beginners and more experienced artists, and she provides professional and individual instruction to each student. We feel fortunate to have Veronica teaching in our program." -- Marie L. Doll, Executive Director, Art Alliance of Central PA.
"The experience of learning to draw with graphite and colored pencils with Veronica as a teacher for me was like learning to grow down and up in the world of art. Expressively up, because with each drawing advice I applied more the nuances of finding the skilled way to make a drawing shine through with life, and fruitfully down because for each finished drawing while looking for her to give the 'teacher's final remark' she would always add: How do you like it? -- Kristina Egumenovska, Fulbright Visiting Research Student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies,The Pennsylvania State University
"In a very short time, Veronica has helped me to develop confidence in my artistic ability. Even though I am a beginner, I am progressing rapidly under her direction. She is patient and knows how to nurture a student's natural talent, while helping the learner to stretch and grow in new areas of understanding (such as how to see and draw proper shapes and tones; working with perspective; how to see, work, and play with color). She is a fabulous artist herself, and learning from her is fun, educational, and inspirational." -- Stelli Munnis
"As a teaching artist, Veronica inspires students with her own beautiful paintings and drawings, as well as with her personal attention and gentle, thought-provoking, well-planned, and thorough method of instruction." -- Stephanie Hosier, Assistant Director, Galaxy: The Arts in Education Program of Central Intermediate Unit # 10
"I just wanted to
say thank you for all your help so far - I've really been enjoying the
class. This has opened up a whole new world for me. Drawing was
something I always wanted to learn how to do, but I used to think you
needed to be born with some sort of natural talent. I love finding
things I want to draw, and I draw as often as I can at home. It's
something I definitely want to keep doing in the future."
-- Brianne Hennel
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