What MAKES US SPecial?

The Teacher:
     Lisa G. Bailey is a nationally awarded artist. She maintains a membership in numerous art associations and is busy actively exhibiting in shows. Her artwork can be found in both individual and corporate collections throughout the United States. Lisa holds a B.A. in art and continually works professionally in several different mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, and pen & ink. She has mastered a variety of concepts and movements in art. She is equally at home painting a realistic painting as she is depicting an abstract. This range of expertise carries into her teaching, allowing her the flexibility to teach the student different styles and mediums. This permits the student to develop individualized skills in whichever medium they choose and create their own style.

The Instruction:
     An artist might be: self-taught, formally instructed at schools or institutes of higher learning, informally taught or a combination of the three. I offer an informal home setting with a peacefully controlled environment (allergy friendly). It is individually based teaching with one on one instruction. All levels are welcome from the beginner or hobbyist to the career artist. There are no grades, and each person has a different project and is allowed to work at their own pace. I offer safe non-competitive surroundings for each student's personal challenge and growth. Classes at Developing Artists give the student the proper setting, and the time to practice and improve their skills. I give students the information they need to succeed through structured lessons and critiques. I want my students to have patience with themselves and fun while they are learning. In my classes I teach the eight keys needed to become a successful artist:

  1. Increase Awareness:
    • Students will learn how to be aware by cultivating the use of all their senses (seeing, hearing, touch, taste, smell).
  2. Tune Perception:
    • Students will grasp the idea of how to see versus just looking. It takes more time and concentration to see.
  3. Stimulate and encourage their imagination:
    • The imagination is what sets one artist apart from another. Creativity comes from our imagination, which draws upon all our past experiences and knowledge.
  4. Enable Self-expression:
    • Expression is the relationship between thinking and feeling and the ability to translate it into a two-dimensional visual image.
  5. Expand Vocabulary:
    • Explain art-related terms to improve communication.
  6. Understand Fundamentals:
    • Cover Elements and Principles of Art as well as the Concepts of Perspective.
  7. Practice Techniques:
    • Explore different mediums and learn the essentials for each or specialize.
  8. Develop Style:
    • Familiarize the student with styles from realism to abstract to help them find their own. (Cartooning and Anime are not taught.)