I'M OFFERING LESSONS!
I've been teaching private lessons and classes for a number of years, but this year, my practice is growing! Starting in Fall 2020, I will be teaching out of a beautiful, roomy studio space, and I will be accepting new students throughout the 2020-2021 school year. I teach painting, drawing, and 2D mixed media.
The times are uncertain! Under MA Phase 2 and Phase 3 guidance, in-person educational services for all ages are permitted with appropriate adherence to CDC regulations. I want my students to feel as comfortable and safe as possible while enjoying painting and drawing, so I have various options available to fit your needs and safety concerns. I offer both in-person and remote learning. Please contact me directly through the contact form below if you want to inquire about remote learning or have any other questions.
A: I am currently accepting students ages 10 and up for private lessons. That includes adult learners! I teach to a wide range of skills, from those just starting their artistic ventures to those preparing their portfolio for art school applications.
A: My studio is a bright and peaceful room located in a building of professional art studios in downtown Beverly.The building is equipped with restrooms and elevators and on street parking is readily available.
See below for remote learning options.
A: I teach during the school year, and adhere to the MA public school schedule (holidays, breaks, snow days). I generally teach in hour long slots, weekly or biweekly, Tuesday through Saturday, anytime between 9 AM and 6 PM. Most of my students take weekly lessons throughout the school year. Slots will fill up fast, so get in touch to snag your ideal time!
Q: How much do you charge?
A: For comprehensive pricing information, visit the booking page. I offer single lessons, as well as bundles for weekly lessons over 4, 8, and 16 weeks.
If you would like to use your own art supplies, I offer a discount code that can be applied to the 8 and 16 week bundles: use BYOS8 or BYOS16 as a discount code at checkout, depending on the number of weeks you are buying. If you use this code, you are expected to bring your own supplies to class. I will provide a supplies list for you.
Q: I, or someone I am close to, am part of a vulnerable population, or I simply prefer to learn from home. Do you offer remote options for me?
A: Yes! I do offer hour long lessons over your preferred virtual meeting space. This is a great venue for doing some studio work in your own creative space and learning a bit about art history. I am happy to discuss a hybrid model with you as well. Please contact me directly to discuss rates!
Q: Can I learn with a friend?
A: Yes! If you have a sibling or buddy that you feel comfortable learning with (if not related, students will have to adhere to physical distancing rules), the two of you will receive a discount. Check out the booking page for more details, and don't forget that you can use your own supplies and get a discount if you are buying 8 or 16 week bundles!
Q: I don't want to take classes for the whole school year, but I would like a refresher in drawing or painting. Can I take just a few lessons from you?
A: Sure thing! I can teach a refresher course for you. I would recommend the 4 or 8 week bundle available on the booking page.
Q: What are the lessons like? Will I be drawing pictures of fruit every week?
A: Don't worry, you won't be drawing fruit every week (unless you really want to!)
I prepare projects and lessons based on learning goals and favorite materials, and I work with each student to discover what they are most interested in learning. My greatest hope is to help you to develop your own style and have fun, but sometimes I will throw in a few challenges to help you develop your technical skills!
Q: I'm feeling nervous about taking classes right now. What precautions do you have in place to limit the spread of COVID-19?
A: Here are few ways I'm making my studio a safe place:
- If either I or one of my students is has a fever or is displaying flulike symptoms, the lesson must be cancelled. Students will not be charged for the missed lesson.
-Physical distancing will be enforced unless students are related. I am not teaching group classes at this time.
-Students will be required to wear masks in the studio unless a class takes place outside (during finer weather, students will take short breaks outside)
-My studio will be stocked with plenty of hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes. All studio materials used by students will be thoroughly disinfected in between lessons.
-Students have the option to bring and maintain their own materials that will not be handled by others.
-In finer months, windows will be open to create ventilation whenever possible.
Please feel free to contact me with further questions!