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Kiersten S.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Learn to draw and paint like the masters from a classically trained, professional artist!
Kiersten's fine art lessons focus on two central ideas: 1. Helping students understand and refine excellent technique, and 2.Cultivating, encouraging, and polishing each student's individual style. Kiersten incorporates concepts and exercises based on the atelier, a classical French program that teaches practical, time-tested methods used by master artists throughout history. Lessons usually follow a specific schedule, one that Kiersten has adjusted and perfected through the years. Each class begins with an introduction, followed by an exercise or art game that helps students to warm up and focus on practicing a skill without the pressure of learning while trying to create a finished piece. Next, Kiersten gives a lecture-usually with a slideshow of examples- and/or does a demonstration for the students(s). After this, students work on an assigned project, which is often taught in a step-by-step manner, and finally, students are given time to work on an individually chosen piece under instruction. Kiersten emphasizes spiral learning, learning through repetition, moving forward at a sustainable pace, challenging students to reach full potential, and teaching students the little-known, highly effective methods of the masters. She is also very passionate about tailoring lessons to best fit each student's unique learning style, needs, and interests.
About Kiersten S.

Hello, my name is Kiersten. I'm a classically trained, professional artist and art teacher who loves to share beauty, emotion, and passion through the unique language of art! I love to encourage, inspire, and explain all the amazing techniques and concepts that make a drawing or painting a masterpiece. I also love to develop relationships with my students; there's something extra special about a good mentor-student bond. I care a lot about the desires, vision, and success of my students. Remember, art is a concrete skill that can be learned as long as you have the desire and are willing to be work. Most of all, remember to always fun! Kiersten Sundberg is a professional fine artist and art teacher trained in the classical tradition of apprenticeship. She apprenticed for three and a half years under master artist and art teacher Helen Kleczynski, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Master Circle. From Helen, Kiersten received a thorough education in drawing, painting, running an art studio, framing, showing art, and art networking. After her apprenticeship to Helen Kleczynski, Kiersten studied under internationally-recognized artist and teacher Thimgan Hayden, who has won both national and international awards and exhibits work in Italy as well as the United States. Thimgan was classically trained at the Angel Academy of Art and the Florence Academy of Art. While working with Thimgan, Kiersten studied the atelier, a rigorous, centuries-old French program designed to train artists to represent what they observe from life with great accuracy and elegance, in the style of the old masters. Kiersten currently owns and operates Master’s Apprentice, which offers quality fine art classes and workshops, as well as commissioned original paintings by Kiersten. For the past seven years, she has been teaching classes in all painting and drawing media in a wide range of artistic styles. Her classes combine time-tested, skill-building learning methods with individually tailored lessons designed to encourage students to discover their own preferred styles, media, and subjects. She loves Jesus and has a passion for classical, representational art.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Atelier

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Teaches ages 5+

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Kiersten S.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Learn to draw and paint like the masters from a classically trained, professional artist!
Kiersten's fine art lessons focus on two central ideas: 1. Helping students understand and refine excellent technique, and 2.Cultivating, encouraging, and polishing each student's individual style. Kiersten incorporates concepts and exercises based on the atelier, a classical French program that teaches practical, time-tested methods used by master artists throughout history. Lessons usually follow a specific schedule, one that Kiersten has adjusted and perfected through the years. Each class begins with an introduction, followed by an exercise or art game that helps students to warm up and focus on practicing a skill without the pressure of learning while trying to create a finished piece. Next, Kiersten gives a lecture-usually with a slideshow of examples- and/or does a demonstration for the students(s). After this, students work on an assigned project, which is often taught in a step-by-step manner, and finally, students are given time to work on an individually chosen piece under instruction. Kiersten emphasizes spiral learning, learning through repetition, moving forward at a sustainable pace, challenging students to reach full potential, and teaching students the little-known, highly effective methods of the masters. She is also very passionate about tailoring lessons to best fit each student's unique learning style, needs, and interests.
About Kiersten S.

Hello, my name is Kiersten. I'm a classically trained, professional artist and art teacher who loves to share beauty, emotion, and passion through the unique language of art! I love to encourage, inspire, and explain all the amazing techniques and concepts that make a drawing or painting a masterpiece. I also love to develop relationships with my students; there's something extra special about a good mentor-student bond. I care a lot about the desires, vision, and success of my students. Remember, art is a concrete skill that can be learned as long as you have the desire and are willing to be work. Most of all, remember to always fun! Kiersten Sundberg is a professional fine artist and art teacher trained in the classical tradition of apprenticeship. She apprenticed for three and a half years under master artist and art teacher Helen Kleczynski, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Master Circle. From Helen, Kiersten received a thorough education in drawing, painting, running an art studio, framing, showing art, and art networking. After her apprenticeship to Helen Kleczynski, Kiersten studied under internationally-recognized artist and teacher Thimgan Hayden, who has won both national and international awards and exhibits work in Italy as well as the United States. Thimgan was classically trained at the Angel Academy of Art and the Florence Academy of Art. While working with Thimgan, Kiersten studied the atelier, a rigorous, centuries-old French program designed to train artists to represent what they observe from life with great accuracy and elegance, in the style of the old masters. Kiersten currently owns and operates Master’s Apprentice, which offers quality fine art classes and workshops, as well as commissioned original paintings by Kiersten. For the past seven years, she has been teaching classes in all painting and drawing media in a wide range of artistic styles. Her classes combine time-tested, skill-building learning methods with individually tailored lessons designed to encourage students to discover their own preferred styles, media, and subjects. She loves Jesus and has a passion for classical, representational art.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Atelier

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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