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Even if you are not in town to take classes in person with Stefan, it’s not a problem! Online coaching is designed to meet the needs of student’s who live anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in having me as your personal art coach, let’s talk. For each person I coach, I prearrange a set aside time every Saturday morning, and it is up to the student to call me at that time for their personal coaching session. Each coaching call is 30 minutes.
Students send me a photo of the painting that they worked on during the week (from an image that I selected for them to paint). Students do their best to complete my request. I review their painting and offer comments that address what is successful about the painting and what is missing or could be improved. I also look at other work that they may have done during the week.
Some students want to become professional artists and I offer advice about how to setup websites and face book sites, and help them create their artist’s mission statement. The focus of the weekly session is determined by what each student requires to get to the next level. Students can also text me during the week to me ask quick questions about their paintings. It’s like having a personal coach in your pocket 24/7!
The fee for this service is $150.00 a month and students pay via credit card.
If you want to discuss this opportunity to work me as your personal art coach, let’s talk about it on the phone since that is where our coaching calls will take place. My phone number is 415-606-9074.
Please feel free to call me if you would like more information about how personal coaching might work for you.
This is powerful approach to improving your abilities and skills as an artist. For Information call: Stefan 415-606-9074
What Online Coaching Has Done For Me:
I have been watching Stefan Bauman for the last few years on YouTube. I was so inspired by the way he teaches that when I saw he had started online coaching I signed up immediately. Because of where I live, I can’t attend his classrooms lessons but he can now coach me one-on-one online instead. Although I have been a serious artist for the last 8 years I realized I was not possessing the skills needed to reach the level of a professional artist. Now, prior to our online coaching session every week, he gives me an assignment just like his in-person classes. He analysis my painting very honestly and points out where I can improve so he can help me bring my art to the highest standards. He is very encouraging but firm with his coaching, he has such a way that as soon as we finish our session, I prepare my next painting or sometimes even redo the previous one until I get it right by incorporating his feedback. He is an expert coach and after a few lessons he has uncovered my weaknesses and has pushed me beyond my comfort zone. I have noticed a marked improvement in my artwork and feel more confident remembering to “paint what you see.” Stefan has not only reviewed and coached my artistic abilities, he has helped me advance my career by insisting I write an “artist statement” and helped me improve my website which are essential parts of being a professional artist. I would strongly encourage any artist that wants to further their career and hone their artistic abilities to contact Stefan as I believe he has helped me make the greatest leap in my art career so far.
“I contacted Stefan when I decided it was time to quit my job and do what I love doing, painting. However, I have no formal training and before I quit my job, I need to get better. While I was on YouTube, I came across Stefan’s videos (I highly recommend watching). I contacted him to inquire about online coaching due to living on opposite ends of the country. He immediately responded back to me and we started working together right away. He was very honest with his assessment of my work. I appreciated that. We talked about my goals and we have a plan to get where I want to be. He has taken everything I’ve been doing and broken it down so I can start learning how to paint what I see how to put what I see on canvas. The homework assignments are enjoyable. Every week we go over my assignments and we discuss what I was thinking and he points out what I’m missing from a viewers viewpoint and shows me things I hadn’t noticed before in a very constructive way. I thoroughly enjoy working with Stefan and I can see the improvement in my work in the short time we’ve been working together. If you are serious about becoming a better artist or want to make a living doing what you love, I highly recommend contacting Stefan and working with him. I’m glad I did!”
“Since I am unable to receive one-on-one coaching with Stefan due to logistics, I found that sending him a photo of my painting for coaching purposes is excellent. I listen more acutely to his critique than perhaps I would have if done in person. I write down everything he says so that I can accurately translate what he is saying. I was able to sit with my painting and re-examine what he is suggesting. The phone critique allows me more time to be with my painting, understanding the why’s and what’s. I believe this process makes you study and assimilate the answers in a different way compared to receiving help in person.
If you are unable to get one-on-one help, this method does work.”
“I am overwhelmed with the opportunity of lessons online that can reach into my home! From my wheel chair, I have sought instruction to study oil and art, but transportation and ill health have been lifetime obstacles. Thank you, Mr. Baumann, for conceiving such an idea of reaching out to the Whole World in this way and lighting the golden candles of Art all around the earth.”
Sincerely, Delaine Strandberg
“Stefan, You have made such a difference in my life – you are the game changer!
After painting for several years, I kept facing the same “painting problems” over and over again. I didn’t know how to get unstuck. And I felt disappointed and frustrated. My work looked amateurish and I could see in my mind what I wanted to paint but did not know how to get there. I watched online painting videos, took workshops, classes, tried different mediums and subjects but nothing seemed to really improve my work.
Stefan’s coaching was radically different. He was looking at my work. Flaws and all. This was critical. I wasn’t watching someone paint. Rather, I was sharing where I was at. Stefan tailored my homework around these issues so that I could start to literally feel my way thru them, as I was painting. When I would get stuck or frustrated, Stefan was able to provide the insight to help me press thru the blocks. Over just a few weeks of doing the homework assignments and sharing the struggles during our coaching sessions, I really felt a shift in not only the quality of my work but how I feel about my work. I was starting to see with new eyes a picture of what my work could be as I continue to gain the skills to accomplish it.”
“The last time I took a paint brush to canvas was back in college some 20 odd years ago. That all changed one weekend when I discovered Stefan’s videos that he posted on YouTube. Stefan’s passion for creating had me glued to my laptop for the entire weekend. On Monday I purchased some paints and canvases and produced two small paintings using the information Stefan shared in his videos. I was pleasantly surprised by what appeared on the canvas. Those two paintings caught the attention of my friends and family, all of whom raved about my skill. Well, that was all the motivation I needed to begin coaching sessions with Stefan. His technical understanding of the painting process is so encompassing that I have learned more in a few sessions with him than the numerous courses I had taken in college. Stefan has a gift for teasing out the creative potential of an individual and I have been amazed how much my skills have improved in a short period of time. His tips on setting up a focal point and attention to value have moved my paintings from amateur renderings to more professional looking works of art. I would encourage anyone interested developing their creative abilities to take advantage of the opportunity to work with Stefan one on one.”
Dr. Michael Wise
“Stefan Baumann’s extensive library of training video’s combined with his personalized coaching took my creative visual works from average to impactful. It has directly increased my business both from direct sales of works to acquiring new clients.
His methods and understanding of the visual arts has provided me with the ability not only to create visually dramatic works, but also to understand how and why. The guessing game and trial and error process has been replaced with a crafting process.
Thank you Stefan!”