Let’s face it, artists see more in the world. They know trees are not just green but many different shades of green with a variety of highlights. Artists just see more of the details around them. It is a richer way to see the world.
I smile when students say, “I was watching the clouds the other day and I could see all the purples and golds in them!” These students no longer see clouds as just white. They have learned to SEE as an artist!
YOU can bring that transformation to people who need their world turned from black and white to full living color. All people…
Elderly people living in the gray days of an institution. Children of all ages looking to excel at something they enjoy. Stressed working adults who love being able to create something and feel good about it no matter what the rest of their day has brought. Physically challenged people who still want to show the world they are very capable in other ways. People who want to share their memories and express their feelings.
What will you learn?
Certified Instructor Training: 8 educational and experiential modules
Module 1: Color Basics
Starting with the basics of color theory and the color wheel, we move on through the choice of paint, palettes and use of the palette knife. We begin mixing blacks and neutral colors.
Module 3: Reference File
Painting inspiration is everywhere, but it isn’t all free to copy. Learn to find copyright free painting inspiration photos for use with your students and how to categorize and organize them.
Module 5: Breakdowns
Take any inspiration photo and quickly and easily break it down into paintable steps. These “breakdowns” become the lesson plans you use with your students and in your classes. More painting practice further deepens your color mixing, painting method and instruction skills.
Module 7: Choose Your Class
Identify the type of class and student you want to teach and how to prepare for your classes. What’s in your smock? What’s in your bag? What supplies do you need? What supplies do you bring to class?
Module 2: The Other Colors
The fun continues as we build upon your color mixing skillset with vibrant greens, blues, yellows, reds and whites! You master color mixing from the use of only minimal primary colors.
Module 4: The Painting Method
Watch, learn and use the Elaine Griffith acrylic painting method with enough practice to build confidence. Your own painting improves while you learn how to adapt and teach this method to others.
Module 6: Instructor Skills
Learn the secret to motivating your students and keeping them motivated to continue painting. Identify the types of students you want to work with and how to adapt the painting method to every student type. Learn how to manage a roomful of students: what to say, what to do, how to keep everyone painting while you make the rounds.
Module 8: Marketing
Forms, fees and insurance .. Oh my! It’s not enough to be a good artist or an effective instructor. This module teaches you about record keeping, marketing, promotion, finding students, approaching facilities, scheduling classes and social media too!
With the Certified Instructor Training program you also receive a shipment of tools/supplies to use along with the online training:
- 4 16 oz Bottles of paint
- Canvas paper pad
- Palette paper
- Color wheel
- Breakdown chart
- Brush set
- Palette mixing knife
- White charcoal pencil
- Color exercise printouts
**During this limited time promotion we are also including a Class Pack which is a collection of everything you need to begin teaching:
- Tote bag with pockets and business name, ready to customize
- 1 receipt pad
- 8 pencils
- 1 sharpener
- Black and Silver markers
What our current Certified Instructors have to say:
Chart a new career path by helping others discover the artist within!
Instructor Certification Training - Sale! Limited Time PromotionOnline Only (Regularly $897)
- Instructor Training: Color Mixing, Photo Inspiration, Breakdowns/Lesson Plans, Painting Method, Instruction Skills, Classroom Management, Supplies, Finding Students, Choosing Your Student Type, Approaching Facilities, Pricing, Marketing, and Social Media.
- All supplies needed to complete the training.
- Class pack of all tools and resources needed to begin teaching right away.
- Includes two private coaching sessions via web or phone with Elaine.