Art lessons & teaching

private art lessons in naples, florida
My studio space…It’s a small room in a house in Naples, Florida

Thank you for your interest in taking the drawing lessons with me. In my studio students study the basics of drawing and painting. It’s not just about learning how to draw a flower or the eyes realistically, rather it’s building the foundations to be able to paint any subject with ease. Usually, people are interested in learning the realist techniques, but I also work at the portfolio development and other creative ideas you may want to develop. We discuss the goals during our first session.

I teach one-on-one only where students come in to my studio/home in Naples, FL once or twice a week to draw and paint. Most of my students are beginners who have never done any art, but have a strong desire to learn. I teach teens and adults alike. Usually children begin to express interest in drawing realistically at about 11-12 years of age. We start from drawing simple shapes in graphite, then progress to color, and only after that we paint.

Currently I don’t accept any new students. Email me if you’d like to be on a wait list. email: nika@veronicasart.com. Also subscribe to my art student club where I share my tips and techniques with students in my monthly newsletter http://eepurl.com/bIJlGf .

This is artwork done by children ages 11-15. Adult students, your bar is set high. :)
This is artwork done by my art students ages 11-15. Adult students, beaware that your bar is set high. 🙂

I don’t teach crafts, manga, painting by numbers, and I don’t organize ‘painting and wine’ classes. I teach how to see the world realistically putting it on paper. Every student starts with some still life drawing in graphite and then progresses to drawing various subjects in other media. When the skill solidifies, only then we can do some oil painting.

Every person is unique, and I find the fastest root to teach you! Learning the techniques one-on-one is the most efficient way of studying, if you do your homework. I’ve spent over 12 years teaching students in groups and personally, and you will see the improvement in your artwork after each lesson with me. However, it’s impossible to become the da’Vinci even after a year of lessons. 🙂

Cost: $35/hr. Students are responsible for their art supplies that we discuss during our first session.

When: we set the schedule after our first class.

Call: 814-777-1802 or email: nika@veronicasart.com

Testimonials:

“A committed artist, author, and teacher, Veronica Winters’s illuminated artwork and attention to detail pushes her to create realistic images that breath life into everyday objects. We are honored to present lessons by Veronica in the quarterly publication of COLORED PENCIL Student”

–Sally Ford, Founder & Editor, COLORED PENCIL Magazine

 

I attended Veronica’s soft pastel’s class, and she was very inspiring.  She gave good individual instruction, building confidence in her students by creating a non-competitive environment.  Veronica’s instruction is straight-forward and she has a true desire to help you.  I attended her class after decades of doing no art, she inspired me to continue my journey and I have since had my art accepted by and displayed in the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples. 

–Clare Roberts

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

I was admiring your art and your ability to bring out the full potential of colored pencils! I have to say, I am very impressed. I myself love using colored pencils- they are my favorite medium. By the way, your art work is very inspirational.

–Lauren Foley

Would you like to see your testimonial here? Shoot me an e-mail: nika@veronicasart.com 🙂

 

Here are some drawing and painting videos from my channel to check out:

About drawing in color: http://munsell.com/color-blog/color-theory-drawing-value/