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Lessons offered by DONNA
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
Levels
  • All Levels

Spiritual filled art, in Los Angeles, experience teaching basics 20 years, and personally trained as an Art Therapist.

Methodology

I give short lectures, 3 to 5 minutes, followed by brief demonstration. I issue practical lessons in observation. I ask that the student fully observe their environment and objects to be drawn. I think that we need to see before we imagine, but imagination is nurtured after the basics.

Background

My background is in 2D and 3D art, and my accumulated time teaching span 20 years. I've taught beginning drawing and acrylic painting to groups of inner city youth, 15-20 pupils. I have created curriculum to teach children and adults. I have presented in middle schools, non-profit organizations and University.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $18/h

Details

Please provide 30 minute cancellation notice or a $5.00 fee will be charged for no show.

Lessons offered by DONNA
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
Levels
  • All Levels

DONNA's resume


CREATE NOW - Volunteer Art Instructor

Create Now non profit org - Los Angeles, CA
October 2018 to 2019
Provided curriculum for an eight-week course, designed to provide an artful experience to children in underserved environments. I also designed an art exploration curriculum for first year graduate students at LMU, 2008.
Volunteer Art Facilitator

P.S. ARTS - Los Angeles, CA
2018 to Present
Facilitated art projects designed to engage imagination and teach basic design elements to children and parents.
Mentor/Volunteer

Young StoryTellers - Writers Guild Of America - Los Angeles, CA
September 2017 to December 2018
I volunteer as a mentor, affiliated with the writers guild, instructing young children on the basics of screenwriting.
Guest Curator

Loyola Marymount MFT Department Alumni Show
2010 to 2010
I arranged displays to accent works to be sold, and assisted in artwork selection.
Studio Art Assistant

Braille Institute - Los Angeles, CA
2009 to 2009
I volunteered at the Braille Institute while dealing with my visual crisis. I needed to be useful and in the company of courageous artistic souls. I provided assistance and materials for the visually impaired.
Visiting Associate Professor, Art Exploration

Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA
August 2008 to December 2008
Visiting Associate Professor ( fall semester), designed curriculum for graduate division, first - year art therapy students.
Emerging Artist

Community Group Show - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2008 to 2008
Group Show - Black Social Workers Fundraiser, Nova Scotia Canada
Group Show - Art as Books, As Art; Palos Verdes Library, California
Group Show "Me, Myself and I, " Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills
Group Show, Pete & Susan Barrette Art Gallery, Santa Monica
Group Show, Drescher Hall, Santa Monica College
On Your Art, Get Set, Go! Fundraiser, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA
Eye Speak-Collaborative Latin / Black Exhibition, Glendale & SWLA College
ABD16, Artist Beyond Disabilities, International Group Show Long Beach,
William Bernstein LACMA, Art Sales and Rental Gallery LA, CA
Curator

BackStreet Art Galleries - Los Angeles, CA
September 1999 to June 2005
I created themed exhibits and advertised event in local and international magazines. I was responsible for choosing artwork and communicating with the artist. I supervised gallery crew for prep and installation of artwork. I aso acted as videographer.
Resident Artist and Curator

BackStreet Galleries - Los Angeles, CA
June 1999 to May 2005
I curated international and national art shows for this gallery. I was responsible for installation, media and artist relations.
Exhibitions: / Selected Group:
Curator

BackStreet Galleries West Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
1999 to 2005
Contacted artist related to work.
Communicated with vendors and media
Preparation of gallery for events
Returned artwork to artist

Art Instructor

Carson Community Center Day Camp Program - Carson, CA
July 2003 to September 2003
I provided art curriculum and instruction to elementary, and middle school students during summer camp. The students were given basic instruction on color theory, drawing, sculpting and painting. Our summer ended with an art show.
Emerging Artist

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Art Rental Sales Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
1995 to 1999
I was chosen by a committee representing LACMA's, art sales and rental gallery looking for emerging artist. LACMA's RSR provided five-year contractual representation. And my watercolors were successfully placed in corporate and private venues.
ABD13, Artist Beyond Disabilities

Cal State University - Long Beach, CA
April 1992 to August 1994
As a contributing artist with a visual impairment, I exhibited works of art through this organization.
Long Beach, CA


CA. Volunteer Art Instructor

YWCA - Angeles Mesa LA
July 1990 to July 1990
I provided basic drawing and painting instruction to community youth over a three week period.
CA. Volunteer painter and instructor

Saint Elmo Village LA - Los Angeles, CA
1983 to 1990
Saint Elmo Village is a non-profit arts organization that provides free art classes to the community. I volunteered for many years and later worked as a graphics and mural instructor.
Public Art:
Banner Competition - Banner Design, "Art in the Park" Park La Brea Arts Council, LA
Banner Competition - Banner Design, "Art in the Park" Park La Brea Arts Council, LA
Co-produced two murals for the City of Los Angeles,
Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with Saint Elmo Village, participating 1991, both murals
destroyed
Artist

Dean Gallery - San Jose, CA
1987 to 1987
My very first solo exhibit.
Education

Master's in Marital Family Therapy - Specializing in Art Therapy GPA 3.6

Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA
August 2003 to May 2005
Bachelor's in Socioloy

California State Dominguez Hills - Los Angeles, CA
August 1999 to May 2002

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