Art Portfolio Development

ArtPortfolioDevelopment.com is a website that connects students with Teaching Art instructor, Matthew Mahler

★★★★★

“Matt is a very talented artist and art instructor and provided my son the opportunity to explore his skills and develop new tools to add to his ever growing "tool box" as a young artist. That is not all Matt offered our son though, he also knows how to develop a rapport and has an ease about him that connected immediately with my teen, and as a parent of a teen, we know that isn't always easy to do. We have already recommended him to one family and would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for not only top notch instruction, but the thoughtfulness and guidance that Matt brings to each and every session.” - John C.

 

★★★★★

“Matt worked with my 12-year old daughter last summer for about 20 hours. 
She was transformed -- becoming mindful (patient and focused), and producing a half dozen high quality portfolio pieces for her applications to all three NYC art and design high schools. Matt is caring, clear and overall, an excellent teacher. A+”  - 
Tom K.

 

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“Matt encourages research (brings art history into the process ), observation, and drawing what you see - he covers different approaches to the disciplines: drawing, painting, watercolor, sculpture, print-making, mixed media, giving my daughter tools that she used to complete her portfolio. Matt helped her create the right type of work for and to edit and  fine tune her portfolio. The completed portfolio was a huge confidence booster for her. Matt's training was a huge help in preparing for applying to art high schools and helped to get accepted into Laguardia HighSchool.”  - Elizabeth G.

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“Matthew makes drawing easy to start and less scary for people with no experience. I’m definitely more confident to dive into the art world after my sessions with him.” - Anqi Z.

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“Matt is a wonderful art instructor. He’s knowledgeable about all mediums and techniques, he’s patient and he’s a skilled and intuitive teacher. He makes sure we’re accomplishing what I want to work on and adjusts our classes accordingly. He has never imposed what he thinks I should do art-wise and I strongly value and trust his opinion on my progress. Matt’s availability is flexible which is extremely convenient and he’s highly responsive. I appreciate that he shares his art history education with me and teaches me how things work and the story behind certain techniques. Overall I’ve learned more in just a few lessons than I ever thought I could. He’s already helped me produce artwork I’m proud of and I can see my skills and knowledge increasing moving forward under Matt’s instruction. He’s made me believe this is a hobby I can flourish in and I’m excited to see what more I can learn from him.” - Sara T.

★★★★★

“Dont know how he does it by my art has really improved with his help. He made me draw in a different way by using paint, ink pencil ect and help me notice the different effects i did which i applied to my own drawings and it really helped my drawings pop out. A very insightful person.” - Jeffrey C.

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“Matt is very good at setting your mind at ease so you can learn effectively. He is obviously very skilled in the technical aspects of painting as well as how to impart them. I recommend him without reservation!” - Mary R.

★★★★★

“I received pen and ink lessons with Matt for my birthday. What a great gift. Matt came on time and was prepared with a game plan and materials for each lesson. He was supportive but also really pushed us to always do even better (and believed that we could). I hope to take more lessons with Matt in the future.” - E.W.

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Matthew Mahler

631.804.4635

MatthewJMahler@gmail.com