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Kevin M.
New York, New York
Hello! Join me and learn the art of painting and drawing. I will teach you about historical styles and methods as well as using multiple different mediums. If you are just beginning I recommend Acrylic paint, as it is more easy to clean up, use, and to learn safely without ventilation. Oil paint is not necessarily more difficult, but it does require more purchases of mixes, thinners, and adequate ventilation if you are using turpentine to clean brushes. Acrylic on the other hand is water based, and more like thick watercolor. I believe painting is ultimately fancier (more expensive) drawing! If you prefer to just learn drawing techniques, please let me know. I am happy to accommodate a desire to learn abstract and symbolic drawing to complete realism and life-drawing. All drawing requires is a pencil and paper or any surface at all. Thanks for viewing, feel free to reach out with any questions.
About Kevin M.

Hello, my name is Kevin! See below for examples of my work. I am a practiced painter and artist though I am trained traditionally as an architect, and have a Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona. My Bachelor degree is in Communication Design from Washington University. Since graduation in 2010 I have ventured into teaching both English and Art as it is what I enjoy most. I have been painting throughout my life, being exposed early on to great museums in New York City and Paris through the work of my family. I am trained in traditional methods and have a solid foundation of drawing, drafting, and color theory that I am able to share with students. Drawing takes time, and is the foundation for all art. By building a solid foundation it will lead to other avenues of art including sculpture, painting, and architecture. I believe in always drawing or painting a subject you love or are excited about, whether it's dogs, landscapes, portraits, or fruit! Too often schools push model drawing or tedious drills to students instead of creating a unique curriculum based on individual interests. Drawing and painting from life is the best practice, and I encourage drawing outdoors with all the distractions and colors of changing light throughout the day. However using photographic references or setting up still-life drawing at home is also a great way to work if the weather is not congenial. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a message. I am excited to both share my knowledge and work together to learn more about the ever expanding field of art.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2016

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Masters - Architecture

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Teaches ages 10+

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Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

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Kevin M.
New York, New York
Hello! Join me and learn the art of painting and drawing. I will teach you about historical styles and methods as well as using multiple different mediums. If you are just beginning I recommend Acrylic paint, as it is more easy to clean up, use, and to learn safely without ventilation. Oil paint is not necessarily more difficult, but it does require more purchases of mixes, thinners, and adequate ventilation if you are using turpentine to clean brushes. Acrylic on the other hand is water based, and more like thick watercolor. I believe painting is ultimately fancier (more expensive) drawing! If you prefer to just learn drawing techniques, please let me know. I am happy to accommodate a desire to learn abstract and symbolic drawing to complete realism and life-drawing. All drawing requires is a pencil and paper or any surface at all. Thanks for viewing, feel free to reach out with any questions.
About Kevin M.

Hello, my name is Kevin! See below for examples of my work. I am a practiced painter and artist though I am trained traditionally as an architect, and have a Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona. My Bachelor degree is in Communication Design from Washington University. Since graduation in 2010 I have ventured into teaching both English and Art as it is what I enjoy most. I have been painting throughout my life, being exposed early on to great museums in New York City and Paris through the work of my family. I am trained in traditional methods and have a solid foundation of drawing, drafting, and color theory that I am able to share with students. Drawing takes time, and is the foundation for all art. By building a solid foundation it will lead to other avenues of art including sculpture, painting, and architecture. I believe in always drawing or painting a subject you love or are excited about, whether it's dogs, landscapes, portraits, or fruit! Too often schools push model drawing or tedious drills to students instead of creating a unique curriculum based on individual interests. Drawing and painting from life is the best practice, and I encourage drawing outdoors with all the distractions and colors of changing light throughout the day. However using photographic references or setting up still-life drawing at home is also a great way to work if the weather is not congenial. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a message. I am excited to both share my knowledge and work together to learn more about the ever expanding field of art.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

Masters - Architecture

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

Speaks

Has background check

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Kevin is a patient teacher, knowledgeable and great at his craft. Highly recommended!

Posted Apr 12, 2022
Masters - Architecture
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of Arizona
Bachelors - Communication Design
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Washington University in St. Louis
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Jun 2020
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