Does your child want to go to LaGuardia High School?  🏫
Does your high schooler want to go to RISD  Parsons  SCAD  or... ?  🎨
Does your child want to learn to draw?  ✍🏾
Do you want to learn to draw?  ✍🏼

 

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Fran has a wonderful way of engaging her students in artistry, and cultivating their creativity; meeting them where they are, and bringing them further along the journey with guided lessons.”

- parent of a student who graduated LaGuardia HS and went on to Carnegie Mellon

Art Instruction • Audition & Portfolio Preparation

Middle Schoolers - prepare to apply to LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, Art & Design + other NY High Schools
High Schoolers - prepare a portfolio for college art programs, and/or art schools worldwide

Former students attend/ed RISD, Parsons, Parsons Paris, SCAD, Carnegie Mellon, Boston University, SAIC, Alfred University, Sam Fox School of Art at Wash U, plus...

LaGuardia, Art & Design and Frank Sinatra High Schools in NYC to name a few

Flexible times, on afternoons & weekends
~ weekday hours for homeschoolers ~

Art Lessons
Private instruction, small group learning and corporate workshops are available for all ages, preschool to adult. I teach online and in person (as of now just outdoors). A favorite specialty is portfolio development for high school and college admissions.

Online zoom lessons available year round
In-person lessons OUTDOORS only at this point, on the Upper West Side.
Contact me for rates and more information.

Call 212-864-7465 for more details

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Art inspires!

Student Artwork

 
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View Image Details Janelle - Red Shoes in watercolor

Janelle - Red Shoes in watercolor

View Image Details Still Life with a Peach by Camille

Still Life with a Peach by Camille

View Image Details Peppers in pastel by Natalie

Peppers in pastel by Natalie

View Image Details Surreal Handscape in colored pencil by Ori

Surreal Handscape in colored pencil by Ori

View Image Details Beryl's Charcoal Corner

Beryl's Charcoal Corner

View Image Details Sophie - NYC Street Scene

Sophie - NYC Street Scene

View Image Details Ruth's Charlie - colored pencil

Ruth's Charlie - colored pencil

View Image Details Abstract City Scene by Janelle

Abstract City Scene by Janelle

View Image Details Zoe's Self Portrait

Zoe's Self Portrait

View Image Details Lighthouse in watercolor by Isaac

Lighthouse in watercolor by Isaac

View Image Details Landscape in oil pastel by Juliana

Landscape in oil pastel by Juliana

View Image Details Ruths "Dude"

Ruths "Dude"

View Image Details Heart of Darkness abstract

Heart of Darkness abstract

View Image Details Muse Still Life - blue pencil by Sydney

Muse Still Life - blue pencil by Sydney

View Image Details Ringo collage

Ringo collage

View Image Details Fox watercolor

Fox watercolor

View Image Details Venice Scene watercolor by Audrey

Venice Scene watercolor by Audrey

View Image Details Peacock in colored pencil by Hannah

Peacock in colored pencil by Hannah

View Image Details Sadie Still Life collage

Sadie Still Life collage

View Image Details Still Life with TeaPot by Mia

Still Life with TeaPot by Mia

View Image Details Janelle - Cake after Wayne Thiebauld

Janelle - Cake after Wayne Thiebauld

View Image Details Hannah - Sneaker in colored pencil

Hannah - Sneaker in colored pencil

View Image Details Lydia - Anthony the Dog

Lydia - Anthony the Dog

View Image Details Still Life in colored pencil by Caroline

Still Life in colored pencil by Caroline

View Image Details Odelya - Hands

Odelya - Hands

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"Fran, you are the art whisperer! Thanks for your caring and enthusiasm. You gave our daughter skills, but also your special warmth and understanding!

- parent of a student at Parsons School of Design

Abour Fran
I love teaching art, sharing the magic of a visual vocabulary with my students. Teaching drawing and painting is about learning art skills (which I specialize in), but it is also about learning to see, to open the mind to different experiences and the heart to deep felt feelings. It is about translating all that onto paper and canvas and sometimes 3-D media. Being a practicing artist as well as an arts educator allows me to understand my students and to help them develop their own voices. I am not interested in simply teaching them to do work just like mine, but rather to explore their own styles and inspirations. I have been offering art inspiration through arts education since the 1980s.

Art Lessons
Private instruction, small group learning and corporate workshops are available for all ages, preschool to adult. I teach online and in person (as of now just outdoors). A favorite specialty is portfolio development for high school and college admissions.

About Teaching Art
The job of art teachers is to accept students for who they are and what they create. Art students process their feelings, tell stories, make sense of political and social turmoil, and express their inner worlds through their artwork. When a student shares their work, they are also sharing a part of their identity, which takes a risk! Art gives context to big feelings, and art teachers can offer resources for ideas. We validate and accept students just as they are.