In my art classes I usually have 8 or less students and each person gets one on one instruction and help. I demonstrate the art techniques & skills I am teaching. Sometimes we are all working on the same project and sometimes each person is working on a unique subject they brought along or picked from sample projects at my studio.
I custom design each lesson and project to each student. I take into consideration their age, skill level, experience, past art samples, and what they need to learn next. I show them samples of my art. I tell each student what they are doing correctly and specifically what they need to do to change their art projects to improve.
From the time you are a toddler you are told to think the art you make is special and no one can alter it. But, some of my students enjoy the conversations that we have on paper, drawing on the same page, or me showing a technique on a separate page if they do not want me to draw on their paper. I do this in a way that highlights the fun of creating art. During the Renaissance, an artist would be apprenticed to a more experienced art master. They would learn hands on, how to create art with specific techniques and learn skills. You do not get this kind of training in most art classes. In school, I would get a letter grade on my art projects, but the teachers had little time to show 30 some kids what they did right and what they needed to erase and do a different way.
Some of my students go on to start art businesses right out of High School and some go on to attend colleges and art schools with majors in Graphic Design, Commercial Art, Animation, Product Design, Illustration, Architect, Art Licensing (art onto products), Costume Design, Set Design, etc.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Millersville University, with a concentration in Illustration and Graphic Design and a minor in Technical Drawing & Drafting. I started my own art studio business while a Junior in High School. I have been a professional artist for over 32 years. I have done commercial art for various business, and custom art portraits of homes, people and pets for private clients.
I come from a family of artists who paint & draw and invent things. My Mother uses oil paints and colored pencils, my Sister uses oil paints, ceramics, ink, & crafts etc. My Father and Brother at times invented new ways to make & build things. My Husband does sketches and his Father enjoyed drawing people & nature. Art is an important outlet for expression and relaxation. Creating art also helps you communicate your ideas better to others.
Contact me if you would like more information about my art classes for kids, teens or adults. I also have art workshops, I can lecture or demonstrated art at your event with live art demos, art parties, paint & sip parties, birthday parties, etc. Crystal Dull Call/Text 717-419-9566 www.CrystalDull.com Email me from contact page.
Give a personal gift they will treasure! Over 30 years of happy customers! Order your custom art portraits of homes, pets, people, college campus landscapes, vehicles, wedding couples and anything else. Offered in watercolor, ink, acrylic, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal/white pencil or mixed media. Free estimates, just email, text or snail mail me a photos of the subject matter. General PRICES: Price does not include frame price. Home in watercolor 16" x20" frame size are $150-250+, Pets in watercolor/acrylic 11"x14" frame/canvas size $65+, People in watercolor 16"x20" frame size are $200+, other sizes available. I can frame your piece for $30-150 with various frames or you can frame it or take it to a frame shop. Think about ordering Christmas/Holiday orders early! Call me and I can tell you about how long it will take. Pick up the project at the studio or we ship art in a tube or framed . Postage & handling is additional. I make sure each painting or drawing gets those special details just right! You pay for it when it's done! 717-419-9566 Lititz, PA
Amazing prices! As an artist, I bring a unique perspective to my photography shoots. Book your family, individual or couple photos at our studio, or we can take photos at a local park, or other public place. I will photograph pets outdoors with families. I studied photography while at Millersville University when I was getting my B.A. in Art. If you come to my art studio, you may not always see our photography studio, because we "pop" it up as needed. It can be as large as 12' x 10' for large groups. I am limiting event work to two hours within 30 minutes of Lititz, PA at this time. Check out the photography samples under the tab above. I have done always done reference photos of people or pets for custom art portraits in watercolor, acrylic, ink, etc., now if you just want photography you can get that as well. You get all the photos on a disk for the session price, and optional 8.5"x11" print sheets are $15 each.
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This is our 9th year for Art Day Camps in 2018 for kids ages 7-12 and teens ages 13-18.
DATES: All sessions are 1:15-4:15 pm unless we have enough students to break into two groups, then an morning session of 8:15-11:15 am is added for kids, teens are still in the afternoon.
Register early with $40 toward cost to save your space, only 8 seats per camp time slot.
Drawing (5 days) JUNE 18-22 for $140, Afternoon 1:15-4:15 pm
Drawing (4 days) JULY 10-13 for $110, Afternoon only 1:15-4:15 pm
Painting (5 days) AUGUST 6-10, $140, Afternoon 1:15-4:15 pm
All camps include a few crafts for kids 7-12. Projects, techniques and skills taught are mostly one on one. So sometimes students are working on different projects. I focus on mentoring each person individually. Sessions are indoors,, with two 15 min. breaks outside or inside if it rains they play the wii games. Fruit popsicle or ice cream & water snack daily. We work on various types of subjects like, cartoons, people, animals, buildings, landscapes, still life, etc. Students also work on other subjects of their choice.
There are 8 students per camp session. You can sign up for partial weeks, if the camp session is not full when camp starts. Get on waiting list. If your student already did a camp with me they can come again, because they get new projects and learn new skills each year.
Call 717-419-9566 to register, and fill out the registration form and $40 to hold your space. This $40 goes toward the cost of each camp. We prefer cash, check, debit, but also take credit.