Q-What kind of artistic ability is required in order to
take art lessons?
A-No artistic ability is required!
There are only three requirements in order to learn to create the type of artwork that you see in the Student Gallery:
1. Ability to see out of at least one eye
2. Have the use of at least one hand
3. Be eager to learn
Q- The paintings in the Student Gallery all look so advanced
and professional! These must be examples of the work of the best students
there any chance that I might be able to do nearly this well?
A- The painting in the student gallery are very good paintings! Still, they are work that is created by the average student taught by Ms. Butler. Anyone who learns the Renaissance-type techniques that she teaches can expect to produce work of this caliber.
Q- Do I need to have an art studio in my home in order
to take lessons?
A-No, just a space with a chair, an easel (floor or table easel), a table for supplies and good lighting. This can easily be set up in a temporary or permanent location in your home. During your first class you will receive help in setting up your studio area for maximum effectiveness.
Q- What is the price for private art lessons?
A- $85/hour with a 90-minute minimum, for one or two students. Cash or checks are accepted at the time of the lesson.
Q- I have a very artistic child. Do you teach younger children,
A- Yes. Most of my private students learning traditional drawing and paintingtechniques are teens or adults. Younger children learn a series of introductory drawing and creativity activities.
Q- Are there any special benefits for children from art
A- Children learn skills that can enhance their learning experience in school. Art training gives them an opportunity to engage the right hemisphere of the brain, which enhances brain integration, and therefore all areas of learning. Developing drawing skills also improves self-esteem. Children also learn art techniques that help them add extra enhancement to their school projects.
Q- I really want to paint portraits. Can I learn that?
A- I confer with each student to develop the course of study that best meets their needs and desires. Students can select learning topics from the following: Drawing, painting, pastel, pen and ink, watercolor, color theory and application, still life, landscape, portrait, figure, and luminous colored pencil drawings.
Q- Are you willing to travel outside the areas listed?
A- This service is available for an additional fee.
Q- How do I register or find out more information?
A- Contact Ms. Butler at MerylAnnButler@aol.com