The Importance of Learning from a Working Professional

Not only am I an instructor and coach but I’m also a working professional.

Welcome to BobTeachesArt.com.  I’ve been illustrating professionally for the past 25 years. My art has appeared in close to 300 books and in hundreds of logos all over the world. I have been working with the Adobe programs for almost as long as they have been available. My lessons plans don’t come from a book or a manual. The techniques I teach are the same I use for my own business on a daily basis.

Meet Bob

A consummate illustrator with over 3 decades of experience, Bob's list of credentials is pretty darn impressive.  His work has been featured in over 250 children’s books so far and he's not showing any sign of slowing down.

Coupled with his extensive design and illustration background, Bob is also a part time instructor at Wake Technical Community College where he teaches Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign; programs he uses on a daily basis to create the very art that he teaches to students.

Struggling to keep up with all that's happening with graphic design and illustration? Do you want learn more effective techniques to keep your skills on the cutting edge?

If you're like most designers, juggling your workload and building your business while keeping your clients happy is no small task.  But fear not young grasshopper!  Here at BobTeachesArt, we've got a growing mass of resources, advice and support to help you.

So whether you need advice on how to run your business more effectively, or learn a new technique in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign, we've got you covered.

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Learning with Bob Teaches Art

Classes

Your time is valuable so if you need help right away there is no better way to learn than with personalized tutoring sessions. Tutoring sessions are delivered live and online or in person if you are in the Raleigh area. Learn at a pace that’s right for you, with material tailored to your specific needs.

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Coaching and Tutoring Sessions

All of us from time to time could use a little extra help. Whether it’s honing your design chops or getting some advice for your freelance career or design business, coaching could be just what the doctor ordered. Personalized sessions focus only what you need and each session is recorded so you can review at your leisure as often as you like.

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What Our Clients Say

Awesome Teacher!

Wow, Bob Ostrom is an awesome teacher! Seriously, what he covered in 1/2 an hour, and how he was able to explain it in a way that even I could understand...just awesome! If you ever have the chance to take a class or have a lesson with him, I highly recommend it! Thanks, Bob!

Bucky Jones – Illustrator

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2017-02-02T15:45:01+00:00

Bucky Jones – Illustrator

Wow, Bob Ostrom is an awesome teacher! Seriously, what he covered in 1/2 an hour, and how he was able to explain it in a way that even I could understand...just awesome! If you ever have the chance to take a class or have a lesson with him, I highly recommend it! Thanks, Bob!

A Rare Jewel

I'm writing to sing the praises of Bob Ostrom. It's clear from his artwork that he's mastered his media and is an accomplished artist. But being accomplished doesn't necessarily equate to being a quality teacher. How many of us have had that 'genius' professor that was just plain incomprehensible? I have. Paid big bucks for "industry standard" gurus before I met Bob, and each one left me feeling more inept and discouraged than before. Fortunately, Bob is one of the rare jewels in which craftsmanship and quality instructor coalesce. His delightful sense of humor makes learning fun and his sincere desire to help his students unlock their potential make learning relevant and exciting.

Candice Davies, Author Illustrator

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2017-02-02T15:48:01+00:00

Candice Davies, Author Illustrator

I'm writing to sing the praises of Bob Ostrom. It's clear from his artwork that he's mastered his media and is an accomplished artist. But being accomplished doesn't necessarily equate to being a quality teacher. How many of us have had that 'genius' professor that was just plain incomprehensible? I have. Paid big bucks for "industry standard" gurus before I met Bob, and each one left me feeling more inept and discouraged than before. Fortunately, Bob is one of the rare jewels in which craftsmanship and quality instructor coalesce. His delightful sense of humor makes learning fun and his sincere desire to help his students unlock their potential make learning relevant and exciting.

Mission Accomplished!

Thanks Bob! I'm so happy I took this 3 pack of classes for Illustrator. I was proficient coming in - but I knew I could benefit from Bob's years of professional experience and the fact that he stays so current with the upgrades. I picked up a lot of tips that will help me with my speed and efficiency - which was my goal. Mission accomplished! Thanks again!!!

Tara Urbach – Artist

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2017-02-02T15:58:10+00:00

Tara Urbach – Artist

Thanks Bob! I'm so happy I took this 3 pack of classes for Illustrator. I was proficient coming in - but I knew I could benefit from Bob's years of professional experience and the fact that he stays so current with the upgrades. I picked up a lot of tips that will help me with my speed and efficiency - which was my goal. Mission accomplished! Thanks again!!!
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