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Greg has been my son’s weekly art instructor for twelve years, since he was six years old. My son is now headed to college to major in digital animation after receiving almost a half million dollars in scholarship offers from five schools. Our investment in private art instruction for our son not only paid off in terms of his school and career readiness, but also brought a wonderful person and artistic mentor into my son’s world. Greg has been part of the village that has helped us raise our son and we are forever grateful for his positive, creative influence throughout our child’s life. I cannot recommend Greg Storer Art highly enough. Amy Godsey Alexander
Mr. Storer, I hope this email finds you well! I wanted to reach out to thank you for everything. The exercises that you taught, such as working with charcoal, constructing a form with shapes, and modeling with light and shadow are extremely helpful in my art classes. Having this knowledge before starting college has put me ahead of my peers. I thought I would attach some of the work that I created in my last quarter at SCAD. I can believe that I have come this far—and a huge part of it was your help! Your lessons were invaluable and I can not thank you enough. I hope to be able to visit once I'm back in Ohio!
Hi Greg, I was a student of yours around 2009-2012ish. I was 9-12 at the time and all I wanted to draw was anime. I took your classes weekly and you always tried to guide me into more academic work. I had no interest in working with color and much less painting. You helped me try painting one class and I fell in love with it. I have now continued making art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where my major is illustration. I use skills you taught me even to this day. My focus is currently figurative work using oils. I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that I was able to take your classes when I was young. I would have never been able to make it to art school without you guiding me in the right direction. Every time I come home for summer break from my college my mother begs me to sign up for one of your classes, but I haven't had time so far. I hope to be able to take a class under you this summer finally! Thank you for everything you did for me, you genuinely changed my life. I hope you are well, Bri Frey
Hi Greg! I don’t know if you remember me or not but I was a student of yours last year and over the summer. I’ve been meaning to reach out to you, I just finished my first semester at DAAP, it was so stressful but I survived. I wanted to thank you for everything you taught me, it really put me ahead of the other students especially when learning color theory and even art history. Best, Jenna Cooper
Hi Greg, Alex told me you might add his latest project to the board. I shared it with family and friends through social media and everyone loved seeing both his work and all the other great projects too. It’s a nice showcase for your students!
Thanks also just for your wonderful studio that has provided Alex with such a valuable outlet for one of his passions. He probably didn’t tell you but his main college essay he wrote over the summer for applications is about his path to and through his drawing and how it has shaped him. His time at your studio has had a positive impact on him and the essay reflects this well.
Gayatri won a "Silver Key" in the scholastic art and writing competition for her drawing,"Olive". You had signed the form for her submission and given her the feedback for her art sometime ago.
Its an excellent achievement for an eighth grader and Gayatri is very proud of it. She is inspired to work more and submit more pieces next year.
Thank you for all your efforts and encouragement at art class.She LOVES coming to your studio! Couldn't have done it without you!
Painting at your studio has meant SO much to me. Things you learn and/or enjoy at Greg's House 'o Paint in random order: TECHNIQUE!, great conversation, music, good coffee, Breaking Bad discussions, bullfrogs, FEARLESSNESS! The conversations and exposure to so much in the art world, and the safety net you somehow hang in the studio have given me the freedom to explore. It doesn't get any better than that. I used to squeeze the fun out of painting and you showed me how pointless that is. So I salute you, my painting friend. You provide something people treasure, perhaps maybe more than you realize. Deb
Greg is the art teacher of my daughters. He emphasizes basic technics while encouraging creativity. I'm glad my daughters has such a good teacher. Joann
Profession Artist Pat Olding interview in Aeqai magazine.
Greg Storer started showing her work, from 2003 to 2008, and she was in his classes once a week. “My paintings reflect the skills he taught me. What I look for first is the direct result of what I learned from him. He says he gave me the ‘tool box, not a method.’” She still goes back for occasional refreshers.
Hi Greg!! Great to hear from you! I have been having a very busy time in Rochester. I feel like I've been learning a lot and meeting very unique and talented artists. Your teaching has definitely given an advantage over my peers as my skills are more developed. I have an easier time in my classes than the majority of students in both efficiency and quality of my work. My curriculum includes Drawing, 2D, and 3D courses so I have dabbled in wood working, sculpture, live figure drawing, portraiture, and prompts that limit materials / techniques to push creativity. My success so far is attributed to all the time you spent teaching and supporting me, thank you very much for all you have done. I hope you are doing well and that I can come visit when I am able to come back to Mason. Best Wishes, Maya
I highly recommend Greg Storer because his methods achieved immense results for my daughter, technically, as well as mental confidence. She started as a junior high school student and learned the technical skills of drawing and painting. She desired "adult" instruction that would push her artistic expression and techniques that she felt she wasn't getting in school and other after school enrichment classes. As a result, she received scholarships and admission into top design schools. Greg has a an experienced, succinct instruction method that accelerates attention to technical detail composition, and art history. His facility and community of artists has a supportive and cool atmosphere that inspires students to want to go there. He has modified his operations with a very clear reopening plan with Covid and operating procedures that allow one to know what to expect. He demonstrated his commitment to ideals beyond just teaching art classes with the following unexpected additional perks:
1)Certified to teach AP 2D Art and Design.- Allows students to work year round, and start art exploration earlier and free up time in student schedule.
2)Goal based Instruction paths- serious accelerated preparation or just to enjoy and learn more.
3)Career Education- Facilitates Art College Admission events and exposure to careers with creative art.
4)Practical advice on college scholarship opportunities and planning.
5)Hosts a curated art shows of student work- Builds artist confidence and prepares students for portfolio and presentation skills.
6)Advice on materials and supplies based on experience, and level.
7)Ability to adjust his instruction to kids, high school students, or older adults. Donna P.
Greg, As we approach Gianpi's final lesson on April 27, we want to thank you for all you've done to guide him through his journey to college entrance. He will be attending the College for Creative Studies in Detroit majoring in Transportation Design where he received two generous scholarships based on merit and his portfolio.
As a token of our appreciation, we'd like to support a small scholarship for 4 weeks of lessons for a K-12 student in need, anonymously. Is this something you may be interested in? Or is there something else we can help support that furthers the art education of a young student? We're happy to discuss.
Also, we would like to provide a formal review of Greg Storer Art. Please let us know the best place to do this. We will stop by on his last day at the end of class and would love to snap a photo of you and Gianpi if that's ok.
Paola and Eric
Greg Storer is a gifted art teacher, a passionate artist and a good person, that's why we (the students) enjoy his classes and we also see & enjoy art in a different way, and we realize we have skills we never knew we had. Which is very,very cool! John C.
This afternoon Woodrow U.... came by my house and picked up an urban landscape painting I completed. He started telling me how he liked how I captured light but his favorite painting he bought years ago was from Greg Storer. I believe it was an image you painted looking out from the Pendleton Art Center. I said no wonder you like my paintings Greg Storer was my teacher. I showed him a few of the paintings I had of yours. I am so pleased when people associate me with you without even knowing the connection. I appreciate your instruction even more today. Pat O.
For someone who had never painted or drawn, I believe if Greg can teach me to paint he can teach anyone to paint! Not only is he a master at what he does he is able to convey to the student in terms and examples that are easy to follow. Not every great artist is a great teacher but Greg has that quality. The atmosphere in his studio is friendly, happy, and calm. If you are looking for art classes then Greg Storer Art is the place to come.
Hi Greg, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you. "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."(Buddhist proverb) This was written in a blog I get weekly. When I read it this morning, you literally 'appeared' into my mind. When I called you one April morning, three years ago, to inquire about your classes, I was in a deep search for who I was and what I wanted for the rest of my life. You actually jump-started my love for painting which has taken me into to a wonderful place. Since your class, I have had instruction and workshops with pastel artists, joined a few organizations, been accepted into several shows and actually won an award. I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge your weekly interaction in helping me get to a better place. I hope all is going well with you and your new studio....Sounds like a wonderful space! Wishing you the best! Hannah
Greg's art classes have been fantastic. He has encouraged and advised me over the years and my art has grown as a result. I enjoy working in the relaxed atmosphere of the studio and I couldn't ask for a better or more experienced teacher. Kathleen O.
Greg, when I saw your email it made me smile, fond memories of your help in helping Nicole find her path. She is on her second Co-op term for a division of Milwaukee Tool as an ID UC DAAP Student. She has an online professional portfolio at nicoleperozek.com and recently won a cash label design competition. She is has found her strengths and her awareness of self and is actively reaching beyond her comfort zones with confidence and a passionate zest for life. She is knocking it out of the park. Your foundation that you taught her has served her well in advancing in her course work.
In attending this SCAD presentation, she started to envision other careers that could utilize her art skills. Thank you again for hosting a Career component at your studio. Love it!
Whether you are a beginner or are an experienced artist, I would definitely recommend going to Greg Storer Art! I started back into painting about 3 years ago after being away from it for many years. It was the perfect place to go! I feel that I am always learning something new, either in Greg's one on one time with me during the 3 hour class, or by listening to him with other students. Even with painting experience, Greg has taught me things about art that I hadn't learned from past teachers. You work at your own pace, in a bright studio, and Greg is always there to answer questions and work with you at your level. Donna V
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