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M
Maddy
« Her contextual knowledge is extensive and her practical abilities are... More »
M
Maddy
« Her contextual knowledge is extensive and her practical abilities are endless. Mikaela will enable any budding artist to thrive with her exceptional knowledge. She is my go to tutor for advice and guidance throughout my 20 years Working in the Arts. I would 100% recommend her and her amazing skills. She is an inspiration. »
£22/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Mikaela
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art and Design
  • Abstract painting
  • Art School Preparation
  • Art Exam Preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

Masters Degree in visual communication offering lessons in all areas of art and graphic design

Methodology

I can teach you to draw and paint still life and portraits by teaching you how to 'see' and show you how to eliminate the perceptions of what you know is in front of you. I can help you build your art portfolio and develop your confidence in creating art.
I can also teach you skills in Adobe Indesign and Photoshop to make magazines, flyers etc

Background

I have worked in magazine publishing for 20 years using Adobe Creative Suite. Primarily Indesign, photoshop, Illustrator.
I have recently completed a masters degree in Visual Communication. I studied modern conceptual art, drawing and painting. I now paint abstract art in my spare time.
I am keen to start sharing my skills to allow others to develop their creative side.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £20
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £19
Lessons offered by Mikaela
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art and Design
  • Abstract painting
  • Art School Preparation
  • Art Exam Preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

Mikaela's CV

Skills Indesign, Photoshop, lllustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro

For the last 6 years I have freelanced in graphic design.
I have also studied for a masters degree in visual communication.
I can produce a magazine from scratch through to the final stages of print.

Relevant Work History
(2008 to 2012) Art Director The Chap Magazine
I turned a small magazine into a professional publication. Increasing it’s subscribers from 1,500 to 4,000+ and increased its yearly sales significantly.
I worked from home, liaising with the editor who worked in his home town, and together we produced 68 page issues in 3 weeks. My role was to oversee the entire creative output from beginning to end. I also designed banners, party posters, labels and adverts to be placed in other magazines.

(1996 to 2006) Designer /Art Editor Future Publishing, Bath
Designer in the advertising department.
Designer and Deputy Art Editor for Needlecraft magazine.
Deputy Art Editor for Cross Stitcher magazine.
Freelance Art Editor for What Mountain Bike magazine.
My role as Art Editor, involved the layout of the magazine, arranging photo shoots, styling, art directing for all photography. Liaising with print production, subscription and marketing teams, illustrators, photographers and models. Managing the magazine’s monthly art budget and coordinating with other team members to meet monthly deadlines.

Education
(2015 to 2017) University of Gloucestershire
Masters Degree in Visual Communication

(1989 to 1992) Bath College of Art and Design
BA Hons Degree in Graphic Design

(1987 to 1989) Berkshire College of Art and Design
Ordinary National Diploma in Graphic Design
1 year art foundation course

(1981 to 1986) Reading Girls School, Berkshire
8 O levels

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2 reviews on Mikaela
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

M
Maddy

Her contextual knowledge is extensive and her practical abilities are endless. Mikaela will enable any budding artist to thrive with her exceptional knowledge. She is my go to tutor for advice and guidance throughout my 20 years Working in the Arts. I would 100% recommend her and her amazing skills. She is an inspiration.

L
Lauren

We first met during our MA and she is fabulous. Not only is Mikaela a lovely person in general, she has the patience and understanding needed for a great tutor.
She can help you dive into your imagination and help to create fantastic pieces of art; she gives you the level of support you need to succeed! She certainly helped me during our course.

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