We as artists have a lot to offer or so I've heard it said…
I love teaching as well as mentoring other artists, budding artists, and youngsters alike so I have recently pondered over the idea of having small groups in my studio. I knew that I needed to do something a little bit different that was is being done. The concept is something that I thought of when I was frustrated with my own schedule, trying to take classes, when eventually I missed at least one class in a 4 or 6 week session due to scheduling conflicts. I thought wouldn’t it be great if somehow I were able to make up that time. Well through this process I came up with the idea of floating enrollment and class time.
By purchasing blocks of time for instruction during my open studio hours I could provide one on one instruction for up to 4 students in the studio at a time. Because of the size of the groups it allows me to provide personalized attention that is needed and still offer a creative class environment. This provides the student with the attention that is required and gives me the flexiblity to work with a few students at once at their own pace. If a student misses a week it is not a problem as we work at each students own pace on the project that they choose. If they miss a week they will start our right where they left off the next time they attend class. As for the classes…
I f you are interested in any or all of the following; Painting, Printmaking, and Mixed Media – Collage then Acv Studio, my studio is the place for you.
Acv Studio is open for learning and creativity with personalized instruction and critiques offered by me with an enrollment plan to suite your busy schedule. You don’t need to have any experience. If you would like to draw, paint, or make prints, with personalized instruction from beginners to advance level . I am a classically trained artist and graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I will be glad to help you develop art work you will be proud of hanging in your home, office or give as the perfect gift.
If you work at home on projects, get stuck and then they never get finished or you don’t know where to start Acv Studio is the perfect place for you. . If you just can’t get started I can jump start your creativity and get you on track. Or bring in your partially done project and I will help you through your troubled spot and spark that creativity to enable you to finish your masterpiece
Come have fun….
First Class / First Project Suggestions Mixed media and collage getting in touch with the creative you through mixed media and collage. You will have fun cutting, tearing, and pasting to make a unique piece of art. I will also show you a way to incorporate your new image into stationary and make greeting cards from your finished image.
Basic to advanced drawing from still life.
a. In Basic drawing you will learn how to place shapes on a page, determine the composition, and draw from a still life utilizing different styles of drawing as well as materials. All forms have very basic shapes which you will learn to draw the basic shapes and forms to fill the page. You will also learn to place objects the way you see them as well as learning techniques to help develop your artistic vision.
b. Advance drawing you will be critiqued as well as offered tips to help you build on your current skill set while strengthening your growth as an artist. There will be an exploration of materials as well as working in size variations to enable new vision aiding in transformation and development of your work.
Open Critiques are offered on an hourly basis. You may schedule one session to bring several pieces of work for review. This is perfect for the artist who works isolated in their studio and would like outside constructive criticism.
Basic painting from still life. You will learn how to use paint. Exploring the different types of materials, water color, acrylic and oils by preference. You will learn to place shapes on a page, determine the composition, and paint from a still life utilizing different styles and techniques of painting with your chosen media.
A few references…
I am a former student of Anthe’s and can highly recommend her as an art teacher. Anthe tutored me for about 3 ½ years during high school, which helped prepare me for college level art classes. She taught me the importance of carefully studying the subject I was drawing in order to improve my artistic technique. I feel that I greatly benefited from her instruction and improved my skills significantly. If I had not taken private lessons with Anthe I honestly do not feel that I would have been prepared enough to work at the level that was expected of me once I began college as an art major.
I am now a graduate of Messiah College with a B.A. in Studio Art and a concentration in drawing. During my time at Messiah I won two major awards in the school’s juried art show that runs every summer. First was the Student Work Sophomore Award for a painting I did and the second was the Best in Show Award for a collaborative piece I worked on my senior year. I know that without Anthe’s help in fine tuning my artistic skills I would never have been able to create something that earned me these honors. Anyone who is seriously interested in improving their own artistic abilities and learning to see things with an artist’s perspective should have no reservations about studying with Anthe as their instructor. My time under her tutelage was not only important but enjoyable as well.
I also enjoy teaching artists, and students in the business end of being an artist, as well as teaching them the skills they need to help them survive in the marketplace.
One of my former apprentices wrote me this comment on her experience in 2007. Since then she has moved from her furniture design job to opening her own business where she offers a fine line of stationery and paper products. She utilizes her own unique designs as well as other talented artists. I am proud to say she has produced several of my works on cards and invitations for her clients.
Martha Zervoudis Stanwood
Owner/Operator of Butterfly Boutique
& Christina’s Creations Ocean City, NJ
A Recommendation for an outstanding teacher…
I first met Anthe in 1997 and began working as her apprentice soon after. Through this work I learned lessons essential to operating a studio. As I was a Fine Art major in high school, Anthe honed my skills in a practical way, which has helped me in my career. Having graduated from Philadelphia University in May of 2003, I have used my experience with Anthe throughout my college career and to this day.
With Anthe I learned about marketing myself as well as my work. I was exposed to art shows and the value of networking. Using my own talents combined with lessons learned, I was able to work my way through school painting murals, the first of which I completed soon after my 19th birthday. In college I majored in industrial design, more specifically known as product and furniture design, but I constantly reflect on my fine arts education.
Anthe taught me the importance and practicality of scheduling and task management, which I still use today as a designer of custom cabinetry systems. It was through working with Anthe that I gained the confidence that I have, which makes me feel that I have the problem solving abilities to tackle any task.
Anthe has been a wonderful mentor and a great friend to me, keeping my focus where it needs to be as she continues to share her knowledge and network with me. The experience of working closely with such a teacher has helped to shape my life and my career. Though I am not a fine artist by trade, the skills I have gained through fine arts training has shaped my mind in a way that I can look at any problem and approach a solution through creative problem solving. 2007
I am extremely humbled and thankful by the references that I have been given by my former students. It is nice to know that we can make a difference in other people’s lives through my art in many ways. It would be my great pleasure to share utilizing my abilties as an artist and teacher if you have any inclination in creating your own piece of art.