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Testimonials

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Thanks, and God bless…. we love all the instruction and encouragement you've given Stephen!

Patty Wormald April 17, 2016

Hi, Mr. Chambers! This was my favorite class. I loved getting to hear an actual critic of my work by another artist. The instruction was great. It's really cool to compare the work I’m doing now with my old stuff and seeing great improvement. So thanks for teaching Mr. C!

Jacob April 17, 2016

Mr.  Chambers, we just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your encouragement to Leanna – what a blessing! She has not only loved your class but has also loved you as a teacher (she is so excited to have you for art next year!). Your words not only meant a lot to Leanna (because she really respects and admires you and is a big fan of your work) but they have opened another door to her. We have always told her that she had a lot of talent but coming from you it means so much more! Now she can throw herself into her art and really enjoy it! Thank you also for the guidance you have given – they were really words of wisdom. We have encouraged our kids to “seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you”. It will be great to see where the Lord leads her and how He uses her! We are just so grateful for everything you have done! God’s blessings to you.

Glenn and Tammy April 17, 2016

Thanks so much for all you did to help Mia in your drawing course. This was her first online class and you were so patient and gracious. I was interested to see how it would work to do this type of class online and it was very impressive to see how you pulled it off each week. May God continue to bless all you do to make Him known through the arts!

Kristi April 17, 2016

I love this class! It's my favorite!! And the teacher, Mr. Chambers, is what makes it so enjoyable! He is super nice and funny. And a great teacher! The class is so much fun. I didn't know how to draw a thing and now I can draw great! I would totally take it again!!!! LOVE IT!

Estefanía Student April 14, 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Chambers' Drawing Essentials course. I have learned a lot about shading, angles and much more. I would certainly advise anyone to take this class whether they be beginners or more advanced. I'm having so much fun! I've never taken an Art class before and I'm thrilled to be learning at IAA!

Hannah S. Student April 14, 2016

Dear Mr. Chambers,

Thanks so much for all you did to help Mia this year in your Drawing Essentials 101 course.  This was her first online class and you were so patient and gracious.  I was interested to see how it would work to do this type of class online and it was very impressive to see how you pulled it off each week.

Kristi C. Parent April 14, 2016

This class has been very fun and instructive and I have learned a lot from it. I am not really that "artsy”, but I still enjoyed working on every project and listening to critiques in class. I also really like the IMOFA walks that we went through, all of the artwork was really neat to look at. Overall this class was great, because it really improved my drawing skills!

Emily N. Student April 14, 2016

My daughter, Lauren, LOVES Mr. Chambers’ drawing course. Her confidence as an artist has soared since beginning his class.  She always said that she could NOT draw and that everyone else was better than her. With Mr. Chambers’ instruction and feedback, she has become very confident in her ability to do pencil drawing, proportions, value scales!!

It is great to participate on-line. We don't have to add another activity to our busy day. We receive wonderful feedback by scanning our work in and using a computer program to edit her work so that it actually looks like her work in the sketch book.

She is also gaining valuable computer skills!!!

AND THE CLASS IS VERY ENTERTAINING!!!

Thanks so much Tim.

Marsha P. Parent April 14, 2016

You are an amazing teacher, really! I am always looking forward to art class/feedback and assignments! I always like the displaying of others work, and live feedback on how we can learn and create better work! Thanks for a great course! :D

Hannah Student April 14, 2016

I wanted to share how these past two AWESOME years of art have changed my drawing techniques and knowledge for the better. The first year I took art with you, I literally went from drawing with lines to no lines. Only value on value. Then, this past year I started to actually lay-in my drawings for the first time (as in, I didn't have to be reminded to, it just happened). I also learned to draw/paint areas of a scene, not the individual objects, therefore enabling me to compare and contrast (values, size, etc.) the different aspects found throughout the work. I used to draw slowly, one object at a time in great detail; then I would start off to another object, only to realize that they didn't match up in the least. I would then spend twice as much time revising over and over again. After this year, I was able to quickly lay-in, then bring forth the subject step by step, as a whole, until not just one object was complete, but the whole still-life/scene. Lots of time is saved by being able to get it in basically one go, and I appreciate that SO much! These strategies, techniques, and just critique in general that you have passed on I will use always.

Also, your love of life and beauty that you have shared with us is truly a reflection of the love of God. You showed us how to see God's hand in all creation.

Thank you SO much for these past two years. It has been a blessing to be one of your students. :)

 

Katie B. Student April 14, 2016

THANK YOU Mr. Chambers, for your investment in Katie’s life!  For ALL the concepts you are teaching my daughter, especially all that is eternal, for helping shape her spirit and bring to life her love for God and man.

Our family has been truly blessed to have you in our lives! It is priceless! And we are thankful.

Bob (parent) April 14, 2016

Thank you, Mr. Chambers, for the exceptional class! I've always loved art, but now I feel like I can conquer anything and make things look much more real!

I really enjoyed the very laid-back atmosphere of the courses. One exercise that helped me a bunch was the Drawing from Memory assignment. It stretched me a lot.

The IMOFA walks helped me to look at the great artwork of the time and learn from it; pick out values, angles shapes, etc. I love looking at great artwork!

I learned so much!

Having you as a teacher really made me want to work hard. Thanks so much!

Leanna Student April 14, 2016

Hello Mr. C!

I, for one, am very proud to have you as my teacher! It is an amazing opportunity to be able to be taught by, and have a wonderful friendship with, you, a professional artist! I am amazed how much I have improved through your teaching, and I can't thank you enough. Though I had a good amount of natural artistic talent before (my mom is a great painter) I have seen a difference, a BIG difference! :) I love to look back at my before and after drawings and say, “Wow! I have learned so much! Wish I could take another class with MR. C!" Thanks again for you unending help, support, and encouragement

Yasmina Student April 14, 2016

Dear Tim,

Our daughter Laura has told me how much she enjoyed your courses (Drawing Essentials). She loves how kind and supportive you are (and so do I). She likes that you don’t take things too seriously, but you are always polite and respectful. She looks forward to the critiques of each assignment, not just her own, but the other students’, because she feels like she learns a lot from the observations you and the students make. She feels that she has learned a lot in this class and likes it very much (so much so that she wants to take the class again in the Fall) because you work hard to give really useful, constructive criticism and praise and the things you teach are great for immediately improving her technique. She likes that you show examples of great art, plus art projects that you are working on and what process you use for them.

Jamie Parent April 14, 2016

Thanks, and God bless…. we love all the instruction and encouragement you've given Stephen!

Patty W. Leesburg, VA USA Student December 10, 2015

Hi Mr. Chambers! This was my favorite class. I loved getting to hear an actual critique of my work by another artist. The instruction was great. Its really cool to compare the work I’m doing now with my old stuff and seeing great improvement. So thanks for teaching, Mr. C!

Jacob, student Student December 10, 2015

Thanks so much for all you did to help Mia in your drawing course. This was her first online class and you were so patient and gracious. I was interested to see how it would work to do this type of class online and it was very impressive to see how you pulled it off each week. May God continue to bless all you do to make Him known through the arts!

Kristi Seattle, WA USA December 10, 2015

Thanks for being such a great teacher! The way the class was taught and the information provided was awesome. The critiques were a great positive way to share and learn from our artwork. Plus the trips to the Iguana Museum gave me insight into other artists' work which I really enjoyed. It was a very rewarding experience for my first art class.

Erin Drawing w/ Tim Chambers School October 27, 2015

 

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