All classes offered now are currently Private Classes with individual and personalized subject matter and scheduling. Individual Private Art lessons are $45 per hour.
Currently in the Westford, Massachusetts Area.
Please contact directly if interested in scheduling an art class!
8 Week Program, Private Tutoring, Individual Scheduling
Students in Portfolio Development should be ages 15 to 20 and is recommended for high school JUNIORS.
2 hours a week for 8 weeks - $500, can be made in weekly payments of $60
This is a private weekly tutoring session taught by Lee Goodwin, a local artist with a BA in Fine Art and a concentration in Art Education. Having recently graduated from art school, I know what today's colleges are looking for in an art portfolio and how to put together a book that really represent the individual. I am located in the Westford-Lowell Area and am willing to host classes or come to your home.
Portfolio Development is a private one-on-one production-oriented class intended for high school students who wish to expand and focus their art portfolio before to applying to college fine arts programs. While most schools offer simple instruction toward producing standard some portfolio materials that colleges want to see, students should produce artwork that also displays their personal style and interest. Spending the extra time to prepare will give your portfolio the edge you need to stand out.
Portfolio Development is a class that focuses on this important element of their path, to create portfolio specific artwork, with guidance and feedback. Students will be encouraged to define their own projects and express their own voice.
Most portfolio art is drawing-based since it allows reviewers to identify core-skill strengths and weaknesses quickly. Every student's portfolio will look different. Most materials should be supplied by the student per area of their decided interest. Some basic materials may be supplied or supplemented.
Your portfolio should demonstrate strong drawing skills. Materials may include: Graphite, colored and pastel pencils, soft and oil pastels, charcoal stick and vine, pen/brush and ink, and more.
Painting is typically a part of most portfolios. Materials could include: paints such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic and water soluble oils.
Surfaces available include a variety of drawing papers, bristol board, heavy and lightweight watercolor papers, canvas and hardboard panels.
Art For Anxiety
6 Week Program
Dates TBA in August for Fall 2017
Can be scheduled anytime privately
For Teens and Adults
$40/hour session or $200 for 6 weeks
Learn to use the relaxed state of your creative process to help you deal with anxiety and help you reduce your symptoms. Anxiety disorders affect around 18% of all adults and 25% of teens in the United States. That’s over 50 million people struggling with an anxiety. Some are better at handling it than others – some are on specific medications or different treatments, others are struggling day to day just to get through life. Anxiety is a real issue. The world is moving at a faster pace than ever before, and just keeping up with society can be exhausting and stressful. An effective way to deal with anxiety disorders is through meditative art.
Anxiety can cause excessive worry, trouble sleeping, irrational fears, physical tension, self-consciousness, panic, and more. These effects can be crippling, both physically and emotionally, and the longer you live with anxiety, the stronger these symptoms can become. Overall, anxiety is damaging to your health – mind, body, and spirit.
Meditative art approach can greatly help reduce the effects of anxiety. Combining the principles of meditation, being aware of breath, emotion, movement, with expressive art prompts. These art tasks not only encourage self-expression, but help with coping strategies, focus, and positive thought training. Through meditative art, you’re encouraged to express yourself, and your innermost emotions and feelings through art; so it is personal and meaningful to you. This can become a life-long skill and coping strategy.
Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, meditative art way of approaching your creative engagement. This shifts the focus far more on the feelings and spiritual awakening throughout the class itself, rather than on a finalized product. Though, the sense of accomplishment that can come from your own artwork is part of the process as well. Veteran artists can use meditative art as a way to unwind from their typical art forms and routines and to discover more about their inner-selves, rather than focusing on a piece of art for other people.
Open Figure Drawing Sessions