T. E. Breitenbach is available for a limited number of school visits each year. He has talked and demonstrated to students of all grade levels from Kindergarten through College and has also worked with artist's groups and individuals. He was artist-in-residence for Albany Academy during the 2007-2008 school year. His subject matter is easily adaptable to all age groups, needs, or interests. Subjects include, can be mixed, but are not limited to:
LIFE AS AN ARTIST - This talk is designed
to provide inspiration and encouragement for young artists and includes: a slide
show discussion of the artist's paintings (and their meaning and construction)
along with his castle, a display of at least one original painting and other
items, a discussion of art as language, the business of art, new and old tools
for the artist, advice for young artists, and more.
Fees start at $400 for schools within a 45 minute driving distance. This entitles you to two classroom talks of about 45 minutes each. Additional talks cost $100 per class. There is an additional charge for long distance travel, and school visits which will pretty much take up the artist's entire day are billed at $800 per day plus expenses for travel and hotels. We are listed for B.O.C.E.S. funding. Fees may be negotiated in cases of hardship. E-MAIL US
If you can arrange a bus trip for your classes (art groups,
senior citizens too) to visit the artist at his studio/castle DO IT! The
children (and their chaperones) love this experience and go away very inspired.
A typical visit might include, an artist guided tour of a working blacksmith's
shop, then a walk around the outside of the castle where he tells how the castle
was built and points out fossils in the walls, explaining a bit of the geology
of the area (there are also some Native American artifacts indoors). Next,
smaller groups are escorted inside, where they learn more of the castle's
construction, view the artist's paintings and other works, learn how he makes a
living in the arts, and much more.
(Studio tours/talks are billed at $400 minimum per school visit. This includes two tours of the interior. Indoor groups are limited to about 40 people per tour. We are listed for B.O.C.E.S. funding. Fees may be negotiated in cases of hardship. E-MAIL US
artist gives private instruction in his oil painting technique to beginners and
professionals alike. T. E. Breitenbach taught himself to paint like an old
Master practically overnight, by discovering and using a few simple tricks. He
has designed a 10-lesson painting course in which he reveals these secret
tricks. The artist believes that so few people are able to paint like the old
Masters today because the Master's secrets are no longer handed down. Students
today are never given the chance to observe a masterly painter actually
painting, not even at art school. Weekly lessons are recommended, however, an
intensive weekend course can be arranged for those who live some distance from
Altamont, New York. The course costs $1,000 and is a small price to pay if you
absorb the information and become an almost "Instant Master".
CLICK HERE for course details, or
HERE for more information and to purchase.
FOR TEACHERS . . .
SHAKESPEARIENCE - Junior
& Senior High
An easy introduction to Shakespeare. These plans help make Shakespeare less intimidating. Students learn to appreciate the beauty of his language, & the extent of his influence.
- Grades 5 through 12
On recognizing, typing, & using the different kinds of idioms & proverbs. For Language Arts & English as a second language.
NEW CREATURES - Grades K through 12
Developing creativity, with techniques for original thinking. For students of English, Art, Communications, Science, & anywhere that creative thinking is a necessity.
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