- Hourly rate £20
- Response Time 2h
- Number of students 2
1st lesson free!
Drawing/Painting 1-1 online tutorials by postgraduate student of Fine Art
- By webcam
About the lesson
Art is a vast subject of expertise and no doubt that it is an intrinsically personal subject to be blatantly 'taught'. However, some experience (mainly on the level of handling materials, techniques, aesthetic and conceptual thinking, etc.) can definitely be shared. Although my practice extends beyond drawing or painting, I'm proficient with these media and also understand these as proper gateways for thinking about art.
Taking into account the personal quality of making art, I've opted for a loose methodology as a starting point. I pretend to narrow it down to the particular concerns of each student as I get to understand them myself.
Firstly, the programme is split into two sections: X and W.
Method X is for those who are looking to exercise their art practice. Here, I will approach traditional themes of portraiture, still-life and landscape; develop an understanding of abstraction (and by opposition, figuration); and also promote discussions around qualities of these objects, as their flatness.
Every class, these conversations will be followed by an exercise which will initially consist of a drawing or a collection of these. I intend to accompany the student at the beginning of the task but to leave the remaining process as homework to be discussed in the next lesson. This training will cover a broad range of materials: graphite, eraser, mineral and organic charcoal (a lot of it!), watercolour, inks and dyes, acrylic, alkyd and oil paints, and even other expanded techniques. This method is more material-based, great for people with less experience in drawing or even art!
I directed method W towards those who are looking to consult someone to address specific concerns about their art practice. We will have discussions around the process, the motivations, the results, and what art context, where, how to show those outcomes. Here, I will use all my resources (academic, professional and life experience) to give the best possible advice that fits your work.
On a first tutorial, the student should send me in advance any sort of documentation of their work (as a portfolio) to drive our conversation. Other tutorials will either address new work, specifics of old work or other concerns surrounding the general practice. This method demands more responsibility from the students since it is shaped to satisfy their specific concerns, which have to be critically analysed. Therefore, this programme is more adequate for people with some experience in art, or want to practice art as a profession.
Neither of these methods is encaged, there will surely be crossovers between them as I try to best fit the student's needs. They are nothing but guidelines for people to choose from as a starting point.
I'm also available for suggestions on how to address your particular situation, just let me know!
Art School Preparation
- All Levels
I am an artist and a graduating MFA student at Goldsmiths University of London. I come from Lisbon, where I did my Bachelor's degree in Painting. At the time, I taught individual painting lessons to friends and family. While in the holiday season, I developed workshops for children on subjects as colour theory, drawing and photography.
Besides this experience in education, I have also earned skills in installing independent and gallery shows which could be helpful know-how for aspiring artists.
- 5h: £100
- 10h: £200
- + ££5