Justine K | Your  Teacher | Amphy
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meetJustine K

Your Teacher

I've been working in art and design for 30 years now. Horrors, that's true. After leaving the advertising world I started focusing on working and training in pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil painting. My passion truly lies with portraits and catching the mood and energy of the moment. The happiest step for me has been the past few years of taking on students and having a chance to show people what they can do and always thought they couldn't. The exciting messages of "oh my word, I have talents I didn't know about". Art takes you to a quiet place. A place we all need so much, where all you can focus on is the area of shade or angle or contrast. It's not possible to stress while you work. That's why, apart from impressing yourself with what you can create, you will always come away from time spent creating feeling happy.

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My background & experience

I graduated in Graphic design and went right into the advertising world. That was in the fun time when we drew, rendered and developed images in the darkroom. Once I started having kids I had to leave graphics because of the hours. I spent some time just tending babies and working on my own art before taking on students. I now teach 4 classes a week from home as well as a couple of private classes.
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My classes and teaching style

My students vary in their levels and I try to keep them working in the same medium in a class. People must be proud of their work and not come home with what the nasty teacher made them do, but would never display in their home. Even my little 13 year old students are encouraged to find a reference they feel passionate about. That will be their starting point. Then we'll move from 1 medium to another, trying to master them all, but using an image or preferably a combination of images they relate to. Drawing is the backbone of all art. No painting will work out if it didn't start off with an accurate drawing. That's why I have started off with a drawing workshop.

My certifications

-Diploma in Graphic Design: Johannesburg Art Foundation -Advanced Drawing -Pastel Drawing -Oil Painting -Charcoal Drawing

My student reviews

  • Kaylee L

    Justine is so patient, caring and fun. She is an amazing artist bbutis able to break it down and explained it so well - even to Beginners like me! I had a great time! Highly recommended!

    5 out of 5

  • Tomer O

    Great class! Justine help me to understand the basics of drawing!

    5 out of 5

  • Kylie H

    Justine is an excellent teacher! She is great at explaining and demonstrating what we are expected to do, and I can't wait for the next class with her!

    5 out of 5

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