Monday, June 19, 2017

Teaching Services Available

I'm a Nashville area comic artist and watercolor illustrator with a bachelors in Hypermedia (digital art) from the University of New Orleans, and a MFA in Sequential Art from SCAD.  I enjoy teaching a variety of age ranges, and am passionate about comics and affordable art education.



For years, I've offered my services as an art educator to conventions, schools, and libraries in my local area and on my convention circuit.  I've presented workshops and panels along the Gulf Coast and throughout the South, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Savannah, Georgia, to Nashville, Tennessee.



I offer two class options:

In Person: I'm available for in person workshops and panels at schools, conventions, libraries, and to with small, self organized groups.  I'm willing to travel to you if you're in the Nashville area, and willing to negotiate travel expenses if not.

Private Lessons:  Private lessons are great for homeschool groups, or individuals interested in one on one art lessons.  Private lessons can be held in a library meeting room, or a space can be rented to accommodate the event.  Private lessons involve one on one instruction in a relaxed, low pressure setting.

Workshops: Workshops are ideal for smaller groups (up to 20 people) and include a short presentation, a demonstration portion, and then hands on exploration of the materials.

Panels: Are for large groups (20+) and are presented from a focal point.  Panels begin with a presentation and end with a Q+A to allow for custom help.
  • Can provide a list of recommended materials to suite a variety of budgets
  • Additional notes and resource links will be made available to the students at the end of panel or workshop
  • If budget is provided, can purchase supplies for class use
  • Presentation can be recorded and uploaded for later access
  • Can work with groups in a variety of sizes, from very small personal groups (that allow for one on one education) to school auditoriums
Rate: $50 per hour

Online:  Outside of the Nashville area?  I'm available to teach workshops and lead panels through Skype and Google Hangouts.  Have a large group?  I can offer panels via Livestream and Youtube.

  • Can provide a list of recommended materials so students can follow along
  • Additional resource links and notes will be made available to the students ahead of time
  • Presentation can be recorded upon request and uploaded for later access.
Rate: $25 per hour

Topics I can teach:

Comic Topics:
  • Brainstorming and Planning a Longform Comic
  • Creating Thumbnails and Roughs as a Blueprint for Your Comic
  • How to Make a Mini Comic
  • Watercolor for illustration and comics
  • Inking for comics- pens, nibs, or brushes
  • Anatomy for Comics
  • Basic Perspective for Comics
  • Comics as a career

Other Art Topics:
  • Introduction to Watercolor
  • Introduction to Art Markers (waterbased, watercolor, and alcohol based)
  • Alcohol marker (Copic) illustration
  • Artist Alley 101
  • Portfolio building for art school applications
  • Digital Art Techniques
  • Portfolio review
Email me to discuss what I can do for your group!

My Experience

Teaching Experience:

Comics in the Curriculum, Fall 2009, Fall 2010: Volunteer program spearheaded by SCAD Sequential Art Program to teach and encourage literacy and creativity through making comics.  5th-8th graders

East Broad Elementary School 3rd-6th: Spring 2011, student taught under Katrina Schaeffer
Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts: 5th-8th: Spring 2011, student taught under Katrina Schaeffer
After school tutorials and portfolio prep Spring 2011: Garrison- 8th graders

Self Promotion and Publishing: teacher assisted SCAD 400 level course under Anthony Fisher, Summer 2012

Panels Presented at SCAD:
The Dapper Cartoonist; Spring 2012, Presented at SCAD- presentation available here
The Con Funk; Spring 2012, Presented at SCAD- presentation available here
Preparing for Cons; Spring 2013,Presented at SCAD

Conventions:

Anime South East:
Basic Human Anatomy; Presented at Anime South East,2012
Garage Printing; Presented at Anime South East,2012

Anime Weekend Atlanta:
Basic Human Anatomy; Presented at AWA,2012
Artist Trading Cards; Presented at AWA 2012, 2 sessions held on different days
Drink n Draw; Hosted at AWA, 2013
Business Practices in Art; AWA 2013

Hamacon:
Artist Alley 101; Presented at Hamacon 2014
 Materials and Techniques Part 1; Presented at Hamacon 2014- presentation available here
Materials and Techniques Part 2; Presented at Hamacon 2014- presentation available here

LouisiANIME:
Artist Alley 101; Presented at LouisiANIME 2014
Self Publishing; Presented at LouisiANIME 2014- presentation available here
Watercolors 101; Presented at LouisiANIME 2014- presentation available here

Mechacon:
Introduction to Watercolor; Presented at Mechacon 2014- video of panel here
Introduction to the Artist Alley; Presented at Mechacon 2014- video of panel here:
Introduction to Copic Markers; Presented at Mechacon 2014- presentation uploaded here

MTAC:
Artist Alley 101- Presented at MTAC 2015
Introduction to Watercolor- Presented at MTAC 2015

NOCAZfest:
Introduction to Inking- Fall 2016

Libraries and Schools:

St. Charles Parish Public Library:

Draw Together Workshop 2015- video of workshop here.

Nashville Public Library

Let’s Draw a Mini Comic!- Summer 2016- presentation uploaded here:
Test presentation
Live presentation

Chibi Drawing Workshop- Spring 2017

Private Sessions:

Introduction to Watercolor- Summer 2016. Mixed group of students, ages 12-15. Teacher: Lori Dixon