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David Z.
DeKalb, Illinois
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Learn to draw with a professional artist with 18 years of experience
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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.
About David Z.

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and displaying my work at outdoor art shows and inside some stores i went to Northern Illinois University and obtained my Bachelor of Fine Art in painting. I have joined art leagues and art guilds near where I live. I recommend the Kishwaukee Valley Art League and the Rockford Art guild. There i learned how to reach children and adults on how to get interested in painting. Strong competency in teaching and leading aspiring artists in group or individualized settings. In order to become a better artist you learn by drawing in a sketchbook from photos i will assign every two weeks. If you think they are good then you will redraw them in a journal. We will critique them by email and make wonderful discoveries on how you are getting very good at becoming an artist. Inside my art studio I have had artists stick to my belief that a sketchbook and a journal with pencils is the best way to improve. Happy Drawing and remember my favorite words "Just Paint"!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

BFA Fine Art Painting

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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David Z.
DeKalb, Illinois
Student Favorite
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Learn to draw with a professional artist with 18 years of experience
Student Favorite
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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.
About David Z.

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and displaying my work at outdoor art shows and inside some stores i went to Northern Illinois University and obtained my Bachelor of Fine Art in painting. I have joined art leagues and art guilds near where I live. I recommend the Kishwaukee Valley Art League and the Rockford Art guild. There i learned how to reach children and adults on how to get interested in painting. Strong competency in teaching and leading aspiring artists in group or individualized settings. In order to become a better artist you learn by drawing in a sketchbook from photos i will assign every two weeks. If you think they are good then you will redraw them in a journal. We will critique them by email and make wonderful discoveries on how you are getting very good at becoming an artist. Inside my art studio I have had artists stick to my belief that a sketchbook and a journal with pencils is the best way to improve. Happy Drawing and remember my favorite words "Just Paint"!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

BFA Fine Art Painting

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Take lessons made the right choice in selecting David to be my instructor. In a short time I have learned more than I thought was ever possible for me. He is humorous, kind, direct, knowledgeable and detailed. A wonderful teacher! I look forward to continuing with David to reach unimaginable heights-enjoying the journey immensely

Posted Feb 17, 2022
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Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.

Posted Jul 12, 2021
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David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting

Posted Jun 18, 2021
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• Use materials such as pencil and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork. • Confer with students and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced. • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages. • Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community: o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop, Cortland Public Library o Watercolor Workshop, Sandwich Public Library o Acrylic Painting Workshop, Lovington Library o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop, Hope Welty Public Library o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop, Sycamore Library o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend”, Lovington Library o Watercolor Workshop, Atwood-Hammond Library • Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele • Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including: • Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork
BFA Fine Art Painting
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Northern Illinois University
Kishwaukee Community College, 1994 Associates of Science in Business and Computer Science
Sep 1992 - Jun 1994
Kishwaukee College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Grumbacher Art Instructor
Apr 2018
Chartpak Instiute
Grumbacher Art Instructor Certification Test 2018 Other Certificates: CPR and First Aid • CPR Mercy Health System Training Center, August 29, 2017 • First Aid Mercy Health System Training Center, August 29, 2017 • Mandated Reporter Dept. of Children and Family Services, September 30, 2017 • IDHS CCAP Training, September 31, 2017
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Drawing
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Teacher's Studio
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Lacas
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
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T
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S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$59
120 minutes
$117