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Private Lessons

Private lessons at the Greenleaf Way Studio are available for children and adults of all ages! Lessons are tailor-made for the student’s abilities, interests and goals. Parents’ goals for their children are also incorporated. Lessons in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media are offered, as well as a variety of expressive art mediums.

Features include:

  • Agenda prepared for each session
  • Lesson plans based on the Ohio’s Academic Content Standards for the Visual Arts
  • Periodic Achievement Feedback Sessions/Celebrations
  • Photo documentary of all work
  • "Art Instruction and Techniques," Handouts
  • Art History
  • Student works and articles about them are periodically featured on my web site
  • Special Projects integrated with curriculum at school
  • Flexibility with scheduling
  • Career Shadowing
At a first art lesson, you can expect to:
  • Talk about anything that you have brought with you. Bring artwork that you have created, your ideas about what you would like to learn, examples, books, favorite things, etc.
  • alk about what you would like to learn at art lessons
  • If applicable, talk about what parent(s) would like you to learn
  • Talk about what I can teach you and how that will relate to what you want to learn
  • Take a tour of the studio
  • Look at examples of art work created by myself or my students as examples of the kinds of art work that you might create
  • Talk about a plan for art lessons: what will we do, how we will do it, etc.
  • Set up a date and time that you might be coming for lessons
  • Time permitting, we will do an art activity or I will do some demonstrations
And, at all lessons:
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting paint or other art materials on them. Don’t wear your “Sunday best!”
My Teaching Artist Private Lesson Goals are to provide:
  • Formal and expressive arts instruction that is congruent with and facilitative of the student’s (and parents) goals
  • For children, provide art learning experiences that are based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards for the Visual Arts
  • Share my knowledge and experience with art
  • Support and encourage the student in reaching his/her goals
  • Emphasizing his or her strenghts and talents
  • Provide achievement feedback
  • Encourage and facilitate each student’s unique way of self expression and creativity!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
~ Pablo Picasso (Spanish Painter, 1881-1973

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