Portrait of Ari, painting and drawing instructor in his at-home studio surrounded by artwork

Painting + Drawing Lessons with Ari

Location: Los Angeles, CA
this instructor is fully booked
$ 105.00 USD

LOCATIONS AVAILABLE:

In Ari's studio in Downtown LA
Online

WORKS BY KENNEDY

Pollinator Guide

How to create a pollinator friendly garden and more.

$ 13.00 USD

FOR PURCHASE by the INSTRUCTOR

Film Article: On Jean Luc Godard’s “Every Man for Himself”

Anxious/elated thoughts on the occasion of Jean Luc Godard’s death.
$ 10.00 USD

Film Article: On Catherine Breillat’s “Brief Crossing”

An admiring spotlight on one of the most overlooked films from French cinema’s greatest feminist provocateur.
$ 10.00 USD

Film Article: On Brian de Palma’s “Hi, Mom!”

A deep dive into the themes and legacy Brian De Palma’s early counter-cultural masterpiece, the explosive Hi, Mom.
$ 10.00 USD

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Tell us about yourself!

I am continuously exploring the relationship between concept, intuition, and intellect, through mark making in my paintings. As a tutor in painting and drawing, I specialize in supporting students of all ages to find their voice, using two-dimensional space to reveal their content and narrative. My lessons are based on each student’s distinctive interest and curiosity to experiment with the medium. Whether my students are advanced painters looking for a second set of eyes and criticism, or beginners looking to take their first steps at creating visual expressions, there is so much to explore! As an art teacher, I offer a unique opportunity for students to work at their own pace. I introduce them to new materials and engaging practices. Asking students generative questions is instrumental to our creative process.

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my MFA in Painting from UCLA. While at SAIC, I was the first student in ten years to be nominated and accepted to the Norfolk Summer School of Art Residency at Yale University for the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship. I believe creativity is within us all. Fostering artistic growth through mentorship is one of the best ways to move forward in developing a creative practice.

I have teaching experience with beginning advanced studio art classes in painting, drawing and printmaking as an assistant instructor at UCLA from Spring 2017 to June 2019. From 2019 to 2021, I have been tutoring and coaching artists of all ages online (around the country) and in person (local to the Los Angeles area). My passion is to offer students the opportunity to form a relationship with their work and to engage with artists who came before them. Helping students to find purpose and self-reflection in their work, as well as, sharing the historical context, brings me an immense amount of joy and fulfillment as a teacher.

TESTIMONIALS

ATOUSA'S EXPERIENCE

1999

Asian Youth Championship (Under 12)

India

Champion

2000

Asian Youth Championship (Under 12)

Iran

Champion

2000

Asian Youth Championship (Under 12)

Spain

Champion

2002

Asian Youth Championship (Under 14)

Greece

3rd Place

2002

World Chess Olympiad

Slovenia

Got Woman International Master Title

2003

International Baku Open

Azerbaijan

Champion

2004

Asian Youth Championship (Under 16)

Iran

Champion

2004

World Youth Championship

Greece

Shared 3rd Place

2006

Asian Zonal Championship

Bahrain

Champion-Qualified for World Cup

2006

Asian Games

Qatar

3rd Place

2006

Asian Youth Championship (Under 18)

Kyrgyzstan

2nd Place

2008

World Chess Olympiad

Germany

Got Woman Grand Master title

2008

Asian Team Championship

India

3rd Place

2008

World Mind Sports Games

China

3rd Place

2009

Asian Indoor Games

Vietnam

3rd Place

2010

Asian Team Championship

India

2nd Place

2010

Asian Championship

Philippines

Champion-Qualified for World Cup

2011

International Moscow Open

Russia

3rd Place

2014

Asian Championship

United Arab Emirates

2nd Place

2015

Asian Zonal Championship

Oman

Shared 1st - 2nd Place

2016

Asian Blitz Championship

Uzbekistan

3rd Place