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Art Class with Cassie | Private Art Lessons | Naperville Art Teacher

I just started private art lessons with a new almost 10-year old student and art entusiast named Cassie. I’ve missed having an artist to guide in all things art so I was so glad that her mom contacted me. We’ve been busy doing some drawing fundamentals stuff in the first few classes we’ve had thus [read more]

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Aili Art: Architecture in Charcoal

I just had another art lesson with Aili and this time we used messy charcoal to draw architecture sketches. She started with a sketch (more of a loose rendering) based on a photo from the Japanese Garden in Gold Gate Park, San Francisco. Then she worked on an illustration (a more final, detailed, rendered drawing) [read more]

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Artwork by Aili: Acrylic Painting

Aili and I had another art lesson today and this is the progress she made on her first acrylic painting. I had her draw out a floral motif pencil sketch ahead of time on a canvas board so it was ready for class today. I then had her practice with the paint and brushes on [read more]

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Art Lessons with Aili: Block Printing

I just had another art lesson with Aili and this week we did Block Printing. This required Aili to draw a design on this material that feels like an eraser (similar to a gum eraser) and then during class she carved out the design using carving and gouging tools specifically designed to cut this material [read more]

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Art Lesson with Aili: Fun with Pastels

Aili and I just kicked off the next batch of art lessons with pastels. We used both Oil and Chalk Pastels and she ended up liking oil pastels (aka Cray-pas) better. We did some studies in highlight and cast shadow on objects like balls and apples…and then we did highlights and shadows on flowers…and then [read more]

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