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Rose
« James has a lifetime of experience in art and art history, as well as... More »
R
Rose
« James has a lifetime of experience in art and art history, as well as teaching and lecturing experience. He is also a kind, patient, and understanding teacher. That combination is a win-win for any student. »
$20/h
1st lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 7h
Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Acrylic paint
  • Oil painting
  • Abstract painting
  • Life Drawing
Levels
  • All Levels

Enjoy learning painting and drawing in St. Catharines from an enthusiastic instructor with 30 years of passion in the visual arts.

Methodology

My teaching methodology is instructional and interactive. An understanding of materials is crucial at the outset (mixing/handling of paint, shading techniques with pencil and charcoal), along with an enjoyable journey through colour theory, integrating line and shape, and familiarity with support materials like paper, canvas and illustration board. I delight in student input regarding subject matter, from landscape to the human form. As classes progress, and depending on age group involved, all of these principles come together for exciting finished projects. I also hope to make art history enjoyable for all ages as well!

Background

I have worked in the public gallery field as an art educator for 30 years. I have a diploma in fine art and a Bachelor of Arts in art and art history. I have taught hands on fine art classes and art history from elementary school to the college level, all with great passion for the field I love. I hope to inspire and open new perspectives, and greatly welcome input and questions from my students; I learn from them as well.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $1
Rate for online lessons : $ 18/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $85
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $175
Lessons offered by James
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Acrylic paint
  • Oil painting
  • Abstract painting
  • Life Drawing
Levels
  • All Levels

James's Resume

May 1980: Diploma in Administration for the Creative Arts, Fleming College, Peterborough.
Courses: Art Gallery and Museum Administration; Exhibitions Workshop, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Photography.

May 1984: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Toronto.
Courses, Academic: Four years of Art History classes spanning ancient Greece to the modern world.
Courses, Studio: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Design, Photography.

May, 2009: Completed course work for a Master's Degree, Art History, at The University of Buffalo.

During this time I gave countless lectures on art and art history, and led dozens of hands on studio classes in the art gallery setting, and out in the community. I was on the program committee for the Pumphouse Art School in Niagara on the Lake, formulating children's classes. I also taught a college Art History course at Durham College, School of Media, Art and Design.

The 11 reviews on James
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11 recommendations

R
Rose

James has a lifetime of experience in art and art history, as well as teaching and lecturing experience. He is also a kind, patient, and understanding teacher. That combination is a win-win for any student.

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Diane

I met James 40 years ago when we were in the Art and Art History program at U of T, where he was always quick with words of encouragement and helpful suggestions for fellow students.
James is passionate about art and his wealth of knowledge has grown steadily over the years. He has encouraged many artists, both young and old, with insight and thoughtful critique. His talent, artistic skills and patience come together to make James a wonderful teacher.

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Jennifer

I have known James for a number of years. I worked with him when he was the Executive Director of the Clarington Visual Arts Centre. He creative and genuine. He has a sense of humour that lights the room. He is intelligent, compassionate and dedicated. I learned many things from James. Hope you do as well.

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Laura

James is one of the most considerate men I have encountered in the art world. He is extremely generous with his extensive knowledge. He encourages continued growth using positive feedback, while maintaining an open minded discourse.

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Andrew

James is one of the most approachable, talented and brilliant instructors in art and all aspects of how it influences our world. He’s funny, insightful and anyone who has him as a teacher is indeed fortunate.

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Margaret

James would be kind and sensitive to students’ needs and allow them to be their best. His background affords tremendous opportunity for engaged conversation as well.

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Maralynn

James Campbell was the Director while I served as the Curator at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. James is a truly knowledgeable educator, lecturer and writer in Art History and Contemporary Art. I attended lectures that were highly informative and inspirational. He is beautifully organized, approachable and so willing to share with, colleagues, students and the general public. To work with James was truly an honour. His artistic practice compliments his highly inciteful lectures. I highly recommend James Campbell as a Superprof . Sincerely, Maralynn Cherry former Curator, retired Adjunct Faculty in Culteral Studies at Trent University and a practicing Visual Artist.

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Darlene

James is such a talented artist and his lpassion for art is clear to anyone who is around him. He is very charismatic and so engaging. He is a great storyteller of art and much more....

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TedandJoyce

I've known James for years, and think he would make an excellent teacher who would make learning both interesting and entertaining. His deep knowledge and friendly easy going manner are hard to beat.

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Matthew

It would be a challenge to find someone more passionate and knowledgeable in the field of art and art history than James. He is patient, friendly and has a very thorough understanding of artistic concepts. I couldn't recommend him more.

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