I'm a fine artist specializing in oil painting with a passion for sharing what I've been taught. I specialize in teaching beginning drawing and painting (watercolor, acrylic and oil) to teens and adults. I also consult on portfolio development for high school students. I focus on working from life as an essential skill. I am a patient and encouraging teacher.
I have eight years of teaching experience to students ages 8 to 80. I have taught over 300 students in that time in community programs, private schools, after school programs, private lessons and state institutions. My students consistently tell me they learn more information in a few classes with me than they have learned from years of art classes. They leave my class well equipped with the tools they need to make strong drawings and paintings on their own.
I will give semi-private lessons to two students for a group rate of $100/hr.
Up to 30km from me, travel cost is included. Travel beyond 30km will be an additional $10/lesson.
MFA Creative Practice, Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany 2012
Grand Central Academy Summer Intensive. New York, NY, 2009
Private Study, Atelier of Jon de Martin. Port Chester, NY, 2008
Private Study, Dana Levin, New School of Classical Art. Pawtucket, RI, 2006
BFA Painting, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT, 2005
The Eliot School, Boston, MA 2016-present
Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany. 2013-14
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT 2008-2010
Farmington Valley Art Center, Avon, CT 2005-2009
Classical Magnet School, Hartford, CT 2007-08
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT 2008
Middletown Adult Education, Middletown, CT 2005-2007
Green Street Arts Center, Middletown, CT 2006
Perfect! Paula is an excellent art teacher. My daughter is 10 years old and took about two month's worth of lessons with her. In addition to guiding her on painting techniques, Paula was very patient, nurturing and fun. She is very calm while at the same time has a good sense of humor. My daughter loves her. Her teaching made my daughter become fascinated with painting and art. We felt sad that we couldn't continue the class because she moved away from where we live. But we'll highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in art and painting.
Grace is diligent and a delight to teach. She is quick to pick up on techniques and offers ideas and approaches of her own. I hope that she continues her drawing studies.
Paula helped me develop all the important base concepts that artists grow upon, from anatomy to light to scale and more. Her private lessons helped me build the eye for drawing that I have now and we still remain close friends even long after our private lessons in Connecticut ended when she moved out of state. She also introduced me to many different media forms, from oil to watercolor to charcoal, allowing me to experiment with different kinds of art and find my strengths and weaknesses. Because of her teaching, which was always constructive and kind (and most importantly relaxed and fun!) I am still very proud of my artistic abilities today, even years later. She has an incredible range of experiences to teach from and you will learn more than you could imagine if you chose her as a teacher.
Paula is conscientious, punctual, respectful and flexible. She genuinely cares about her students' progress and encourages them to take control of their individual learning experiences. She prepares herself thoroughly to teach and is organized and engaged. Her sense of humor and realistic approach make her lessons enjoyable and students can identify with her.
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