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Tutor profile: Christopher K.

Christopher K.
Tutor and Instructor for 20 years
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About Christopher

About Christopher
Christopher Kelly Biography School of Visual Arts, NYC BFA 1989 Chris has been working as a professional art instructor for twenty years and artist / animator since the mid-1980’s. Chris has been lucky enough to have studied under some of the pioneers of the visual arts industry: Harvey Kurtzman (creator of Mad Magazine), Gene Colan (Marvel), and graphic novel master Will Eisner. Clients include: Disney Imagineering as a Storyboard & Conceptual Artist; and Disney Interactive as an Animator, Writer, Producer, and Animation Director. Other...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have been mentoring students for over twenty years, and consistently have outstanding results. I would be happy to forward you documentation of the high scores I rank as an exceptional Instructor in the Bay area having taught at several schools, including the Art Institute and the Academy of Art in SF. My specialties are Adobe Animate/Flash, Photoshop retouching & image manipulation, fundamentals of drawing, storyboarding, conceptual art, production team Producer/Director, 2D animation, painting, and character development. As a veteran of...
School of Visual Arts
Visual Arts (Media)
Bachelor's Degree
1986 - 1989

Work Experience

Work Experience
Academy of Art University, Art Instructor
2013 - 2020
Beyond Competencies: My methodology for teaching always includes the following. 1. Teamwork appreciation and utilization as applied to large productions 2. Industry expectations on an artwork level. 3. Industry expectations on a social level, in and out of the office. 4. Expected professional behavior and attire. 5. Capability of recognizing what needs improvement in one’s own work. 6. Where to put the extra touch that makes work stand out as exceptional. 7. How to successfully network. (The classroom itself helps serve as this.) 8. How and...
Ex’pression Center for New Media, Instructor
2002 - 2020
Instructor: Business/Marketing/Branding, Animation, Life Drawing
Art Institute of California, Art Instructor
2002 - 2018
Instructor: Fundamentals of Art, Color Theory, Anatomy, Life Drawing, 2D Animation, Flash, Storyboarding, Characterization, Caricature, Surrealism, Digital Ink and Paint
Center for Electronic Art, Instructor
2001 - 2001
Instructor: Fundamentals of Art, Storyboarding (until closing)
The Adhoc Group/Proxicom, Art & Animation Director
1997 - 2001
Animation Director, Illustration Director and Producer. Head Animator and Principle Designer. Disney-Online: main Client

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