One of the things I love about art is sharing it. And one way I get to share it is with my private instruction students. I have had about six private students over the last decade. I will usually start working with a 12 - 14 year old student. We will draw and paint on a weekly basis straight through till they graduate high school. I share with them all that I know about art, and they share with me their joys, fears and dreams. I love being with them on their path during those formative years.
Here is my most recent student. She is doing a self portrait drawing from a photo that we took in my studio. Look at what a beautiful job she is doing! I taught her the chiaroscuro method that I learned at the Academy of Art University. She was so proud of it when she finished. I am so lucky to be a part of watching my students become empowered by their own talents. :)
Would you like to know how to do a chiaroscuro portrait? I have lots of resources to share. Just let me know in the comments.