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Gonzalo A. Marino

Gonzalo A. Marino
Federal Way, WA 98023
Website: N/A

Background Information

Years Teaching:  Starting
Years Teaching Clay:  Starting
Years Working w/Clay:  21 years
School or Studio:  Home
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Impressionist, Landscapes, City Scapes, Abstracts
First Experience With Clay:  Overseas I learned by myself how to make paintings out of modeling clay
Past Teaching Experiences:  My works are mostly at home, although some are at private collections.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  N/A
Reimbursed Expenses:  N/A
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  N/A
Reimbursed Expenses:  N/A

Class Prep Time: 
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  Only on Weekends
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Buying your tools and making your own tailored to your needs, places where to buy and what will you need to get started.
Choosing you best Canvas: Materials that may be used in order to make your paintings, and selecting the easiest, and most economical. Where to buy it and sizes to which it should be cut, without having to pay for the cutting.
Color Mixing techniques for Abstract, Impressionist, Landcapes, and CityScapes: Teach students how to mix colors, types of palletes to use, mixing of color with oil. The use of other coloring medias to improve existing colors.
Straight lines: Teaching students how to make straight lines first mastering it by using only their thumb and index fingers, then move onto other techniques.
Background Color Layer: Teach how to set the background colors for skies ( Dawn, Sunsets, etc, etc... )
Light and Dark techinique: Teaching Students techniques that make the colors dark or lighter with out adding colors to to original color.
The use of Spatulas: Teaching students the proper use of spatulas to obtain perfect background colors.
Painting with out initial outlines of any kind: Teaching students the technique to paint directly onto the material where the paint is to be set, wihtout having to draw onto it, and later on try to place the modeling clay on it.
Centering: Teaching Students how to make sure both Cityscpaes and Landscapes are completely centered.
Miscellaneous Teachings and Tricks of the trade: Teach students different techniques and tricks that can be applied to paintings, hours spent on each painting. Learning from the Master.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Once you know your art-skill inside out, you are ready to teach it! "

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