TIKA V

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£ 10.00-150.00 p/h

I am setting up my tutoring service after having changed careers and with the help of the Government NEA scheme I intend to embark on teaching art online and face to face. I am available to assist with anyone's artistic development, from basic drawing and sketch book practice to direction specifically on graffiti design. I am able to formulate classes, regardless of age, tailored to your artistic requirements.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I am lots of fun! I aim to make learning about design as enjoyable as possible. Although I am a methodical and quite traditional in my own learned experience with art and I take that and just make it more of a laugh. I believe in good design practice, (like being tidy) but one should be allowed to just 'play' with art. I don't believe in mistakes in art that much, and more often than not a mistake can actually look good! and if it's that bad, you can just rub it out/stick something over it/spray over it! This allows more artistic freedom for those doing art or spray painting (particularly those embarking on artistic ventures for the first time). I think art is very personal as is style and I aim to bring that out in people's artistic development.

What qualifications do you have?

BTEC General Art & Design. Kinsgway College, London. BA Hons Illustration 2.1 Westminster University, Harrow.

Tell us about your experience...

Having been drawing and painting all my life and it's one of the things I know I can do exceptionally well. I am classically trained as it were but my experience as a graffiti writer gives my artistic approach and indeed teaching direction a whole different slant. I have worked in most art mediums and am very comfortable turning my hand to any and all crafts and creations, particularly sketching, acrylic painting and graffiti art. I have an extremely good knowledge of art and design practice. I have visited countless museums and galleries in Europe for pleasure and research. Sketching in these places and simply seeing these pieces first hand have enriched me beyond measure as an artist. I have held many art workshops with young and old alike and I really enjoy interacting with all sorts of people, and over the years I have found more and more I gain so much in these opportunities that I want to teach as a career. I have been told by many that I could, and indeed should teach, so when the universe is consistently throwing the same message at you it would be foolish not to take heed.

What locations do you tutor in?

Greater London.

What is your personal message to students?

Art is fun! Don't be intimidated buy it which is easily done as people wrongly believe they can either draw, or not, and that's wrong. I don't believe in mistakes in art that much, and more often than not a mistake can actually look good! and if it's that bad, you can just rub it out/stick something over it/spray over it! This freedom allows those doing art or spray painting (particularly those embarking on artistic ventures for the first time).

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: NO
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: LONDON
Online tutor: SKYPE, ZOOM
Subjects: Art & Design any
  Sketchbook development, graffiti style drawing, any