Homepage
Tutoring jobs
Traverse City 
Traverse City 
$15/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Michelle
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art And Design
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Art School Preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

Award-winning multidisciplinary artist and designer, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, experience as professional artist and teacher

Methodology

I am new to teaching and am still learning what works best for my students. What I do know is that each person learns differently, so I do not use one specific approach. Instead, I can adapt to your interests and goals. Whether your goal is to become an artist, to find or refine your style, to use creativity as a way to process your thoughts, or just to have fun, I would love to support your creative process.

What I can offer you:
- A positive, supportive, encouraging one-on-one space where we can create together to jumpstart and energize the creative process
- Lessons and projects custom tailored to fit your skill level, interests, and goals
- As much, or as little, constructive critiquing, suggestions, and homework practice as you prefer
- Tips to refine technique, to choose the best tools and materials, to achieve what you want
- Methods to overcome creative blocks
- Transforming ideas, feelings, and emotions into abstract, surreal, and expressive art
- How to turn everyday observations and experiences into inspiration; explore new ways of seeing
- Steps to become a more creative thinker, independent learner (learn to teach yourself), and artist (how to find inspiration and motivation)
- For those just starting out: Displaying and selling your art online, applying to exhibitions, creating portfolios for galleries and prospective clients

Background

Hello! / Bonjour! I am a life-long artist, designer, and enthusiast of arts, languages, and cultures from the United States. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in 2007. My work has been exhibited in galleries, at regional and national competitions, and has won awards. I have also been commissioned to create professional projects for independent clients and small businesses. I do not claim to be a great artist – I am still learning – but I have a lot of experience, passion, and creative approaches to offer you.

My experience includes:
- Painting: Oils, watercolor, acrylics, egg tempera, gouache, ink washes (sumi-e and other Asian styles), mixed media, plein air (painting outdoors)
- Drawings and Line Art: Traditional nib pen and India ink, calligraphy, converting drawings on paper to digital images, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil pastel
- Sculpture: Clay, felt, wood, metal, paper, mixed media (artist books, journals)
- Sewing: Costumes, modified clothing, small accessories
- Photography (traditional, pinhole, and digital)
- Design: Residential floor plan layouts, design for custom residential kitchens and woodwork
- Self-publishing a book featuring my pen-and-ink comics
- Community art for nonprofit organizations
- Teaching small arts classes (example: 2D and 3D painting projects for young students) and workshops (example: hemp jewelry)
- Traditional photography (example: creating and using a pinhole camera)
- Professional preparation as a full-time Fine Art student (University of Michigan; AP Art concentration in high school)
- Preparing art for galleries, exhibitions, portfolios, websites, and archival needs

My work: michellebien.com and studiobien.com

More about me: I love to meet new people, write blog posts and fiction, create new recipes, garden, read, run, dance, spend time outdoors, learn, and travel. I have traveled to France, Canada, and Ukraine. I also love studying languages, and I have a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESOL). I look forward to teaching French as well.

Teaching fulfills one of my goals to serve others in a way that helps them to express the best version of themselves. I love observing how all ages approach creativity in their own unique way. Most importantly, helping others is fulfilling work to me. I want to help you succeed.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Lessons offered by Michelle
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art And Design
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Art School Preparation
Levels
  • All Levels

Similar teachers

drawing lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest painting lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, art and design lessons for all!
Taking illustration lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Traverse City
Digital artist with an eye for human anatomy and composition to help you refine people/portraits
$16
Brittany
1st lesson free!

I approach teaching on the basis that everyone has they're own art style that can be used to aid and influence basic art...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Shelby charter Township
Artsy Instagramer helps you with your creativity, you can be your own picasso.
$20
Anna
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is really personalised because i want to understand very well all of the art tecnics and individual...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Detroit
Artist and mentor at The Forge Detroit artist residency with 8 years professional art experience.
$14
Jamie
1st lesson free!

I come to every class with an inspired lesson plan, but am not afraid to be flexible in how to get to the end of the road....

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Lyon 3e, France
Private Art Courses from a graduated Artist (at your home if you live in Lyon, FRANCE or WEBCAM in other parts of the globe), from people who have professionnal projects to the ones who just want the
$30
Niels
  • (49 reviews)
1st lesson free!

READ PLEASE : I'm currently living in Lyon, FRANCE, EUROPE. So don't ask me to come to your place to give courses if you...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Antony, France
Versatile Classes by Versatile Pro : Drawing, Color, Creativity, Photoshop, Animation, Video Game ...
$30
Ambroise
  • (13 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Whatever your age or level, there is always an appropriate way to learn, progress or even train for classes or at a...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Naperville
Artist in Naperville IL, with MA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and 45 years experience, gives Art Lessons to all ages/levels, in-home (Naperville area) and online (worldwide).
$25
Nazia
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I have an MA in Art Education and been painting for 40+ yrs. I teach all ages, at your home, public place or online. I...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Montreuil, France
Drawing lessons, applied arts! Prepaid arts school competition, bac applied arts and plastic arts courses. lessons by Skype, subject sending and correction by email.
$32
CAROL
  • (38 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Plastic arts courses, college and high school, bc plastic arts file. Applied arts course ST2A, preparation for competitions...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Miami
Confident Visual Artist in Miami With A Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and Compassion to Teach You How to Draw Like A Pro
$33
Kamel The Artist
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Hello, thank you for choosing me. I enjoy teaching people of all ages across the world. Group class give my students the...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Ypsilanti Charter Township
Stylistart Art Teacher of painting  Drawing portraiture drawindYpsilsnti Michigan,professional certification to teach grades k-12 and adult lessons in drawing,painting
$50
Ronald
  • (7 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a professional Artist retired from teaching Art in AA Arbor Public Schools for 28 years.I specialize in drawing and...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Gainesville
Professional costume designer can teach sewing, pattern making, costume crafts, costume rendering, consult on cosplay ideas, stage makeup and costume design
$20
DeAnna
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I believe in breaking down techniques into bite-sized pieces that can be easily tackled. Gradually we cover more and more...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Hiram
Artist and educator with 20 years of experience educating young minds in all content areas including art.
$40
Letisha
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

If I can’t reach them, I can’t reach them! My philosophy is that each child has the ability to achieve and be successful...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Winston-Salem
Recent art school graduate with passions in printmaking, painting, drawing, and watercolor offering technical lessons virtually or in-home in Winston-Salem, NC.
$18
Sophie-Earle
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My lessons are built upon a hands-on foundation. I will create environments that will stimulate creativity while walking...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Shutesbury
Artist with BFA, MFA & 8 years teaching experience teaches teens and adults
$60
Paula
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I'm a fine artist specializing in oil painting with a passion for sharing what I've been taught. I specialize in teaching...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Philadelphia
Maximize your art by learning how to create, use, and interpret art
$14
Juliana
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

For most students or classes I start by teaching the elements and principles, along with the materials that we have. As we...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Davie
Multi-subject tutor with  25+ years experience, who enjoys making learning FUN.
$35
Ruthann
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I give art lessons in different styles and genres to all ages. I start with showing how to do the skill being taught (with...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Paris 17e, France
3D / 2D: MAYA, ZBRUSH, PHOTOSHOP, PHOTOGRAPHY, TOUCH, INSTALLATION, DESIGN, ANIMATION, COLORIMETRY and FX.
$46
Olivier
  • (13 reviews)

MAYA (all levels except skinning and rigging) ZBRUSH (all levels) PHOTOSHOP (all levels) PHOTOGRAPHY (all levels) in...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available Not available $15
Request a lesson