Kate

Kate from Ferney Voltaire, Lessons

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Art Lessons in Drawing, Painting, Stamping, Calligraphy, Collage and more.

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From: Ferney Voltaire, france
Speaks: english french

About my service

The rate is Chf. 45.- per lesson, not per hour. Lessons 1.5 hrs. Do you have a creative child, or want to get back into Art? It's a GREAT way to beat stress and have fun living in the moment! Not sure if s/he will like it? I can offer a lesson for half the hour price, for a full hour, including materials the first time: a "cours d'essai". I can assist children, teens, and adults in step by step technique OR simple presentation/demo of materials for free expression.I can teach your child with a group of friends at your home as well. Materials can be chosen such as: Pen & ink Linoleum cut Watercolor Acrylics Pastels Rubberstamp/Collage Card -making One-of-a-kind GIFTS for Christmas and other holidays! I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts diploma certication in Art Education. I have taught for several years privately, in a museum, three community centers, a family camp, and created my own French/Art camp. Also event party planning for art activities for kids (for example Harry Potter theme).. A Cornell University Art Museum illustration award, and a Burlington, Vemont USA mayor's office award a children's creative writing newspaper I created with my daughter, then ten years old.

My experience

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education and have been working with children and teens nearly my entire adult life (30 + yrs.). I have taught art in a museum education program at Cornell University, a family summer camp in Vermont, and in public and private schools. I have worked as a holistic therapist with special needs children and their siblings.I have also coached a local children's drama group in performance and playwrighting. Together with my daughter Sierra, then age 10, we won a Mayor's Neighborhood Leadership Award for "The South End Good News," a bi-weekly paper written by and for kids, in 2001 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. As for my own art, I have exhibited in the USA and in France, as well as published illustration in books and magazines since the late 1970's. I now produce custom art for rubberstamps of private homes, and advent and nature calendars.

My certifications

Bachelor of Fine Arts, certified Art Educator in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, USA: I also hold a Reiki II certificate in Holistic Healing.

Practical information

Lessons are 90 minutes long minimum, as from experience I know that an hour is not enough. I ask Chf.30 per hr. making Chf.45.- per lesson. For your home, it is recommended to have newspaper on hand or a plastic tablecloth for table protection. If you already have easels for painting, great. I ask a Sfr.6.- materials fee per student per lesson for kids. Adults will be given a list of materials to purchase. If there are two or more students, the cost goes down to 38 Chf. for 1.5 hours per student.

On request, I can provide

Examples of my own art and student art. You can also visit my Facebook page,Expressions Lane Art, Geneva, Switzerland (please "like*"it!) or please visit www.knowitall.ch/lanxner to see advent calendars of Geneva from past Christmas seasons.

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Kate was very professional and helpful in an abstract art class for adults. She showed us all the basics through interesting projects, and gave us enough space to use our creativity and develop our talent!
Ethel

Ethel

I was introduced to Kate Laxner at a book signing a few years ago in Geneva, by a well known Geneva author. Kate provided private art lessons for my daughter, who was 9 at the time, at her home here in Geneva. Her patience and understanding, not to mention her artistic knowledge were amazing, and helped my daughter to bring her artistic talents to another level and encouraged her continue to further her studies in the field. I would highly recommend Kate in any professional situation, as her patience and dedication to her work is extraordinary.
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

I've had the good fortune of knowing Kate Lanxner for over 20 years. We first met as community members when our children were newborns. Through the years we've supported one another through the joys and challenges of child rearing. I've always trusted Kate's sound judgement, knowledge of child development and intuitive nature when offering up solicited advice. In addition, Kate and I have worked in similar roles within the school system as educational support personnel. Kate has often served as a confidential and sensitive sounding board for issues involving difficult students. Her insights into the true nature of children's behavior are pure and clear. Kate has an uncanny ability to connect with the whole child and speak in a language that resonates and comforts them. Kids feel affirmed while in her presence as her warmth radiates in all she does. She is well liked and received by all. I recommend Kate in any job involving the welfare of children.
Irina

Irina

Kate has tutored my son age 4 in English about 5 months. She's thought of interesting projects for him and they get along really well. She's nearly always punctual and very responsible.I am really happy with her job.
Emma

Emma

Kate is a gem. Kind, thoughtful, energetic, fun and very patient, my son (3) loves spending time with her. Kate has been very flexible with our needs and we are extremely grateful to have met her.
Jenia

Jenia

My 4 yo son loves staying with Kate and enjoys a lot their art activities!