We love working with fabulous instructors here at Museo Art Academy. We know you don't get a lot of time to get to know them before or after classes, which is a shame because they're amazing! So we asked them all the hard-hitting questions we know you'd want to ask them yourselves.
Jeremy Cline teaches birthday parties, Pizza & Picasso and regular weekly classes at Museo. He has a kind disposition and a great knowledge of various art mediums and techniques, including clay. Let's get to know him a bit better!
What is your first memory with art?
I remember walking through the woods at age 6 showing my dad a drawing of this evil ice-man character for my comic book I was making. That's the first I remember.
What is your favorite medium?
Changes often, but I've always loved charcoal and ink because of their boldness.
Who is your favorite artist (or art movement)? Ok, you can pick two.
My favorite art movements are the Surrealists (particularly Rene Magritte) and Chinese/Japanese Zen painting in Sumi ink.
Why did you become an art teacher?
I like to facilitate creativity and help others develop their talents. We have this belief that art is something you are born with, while things like math and reading can be learned. I disagree, everyone can learn art! It just takes practice, patience, and the willingness to see the world completely differently than "normal". Plus it's fun to teach art!
What do you love about teaching?
I love seeing people break through their limitations and impress me with their creativity. It's very satisfying to help someone improve their skills, but even better to get them passionate about art.
What are your hobbies outside of Museo Art Academy?
I'm also a dancer, capoeira practitioner, and musician. I love being in the woods picking herbs and reading about history, philosophy and fantasy.
What advice would you give someone who loves art?
Practice a little bit every day- it's better to to a little bit every day than to do a lot once in a while. Also, never think you know it all, there is always so much more to learn.
You can read even more about Mr. Jeremy here!