Custom Commissions

1. I would like to commission a custom piece, how does the process work?

A: A custom commission is a very personal piece of art that will be cherished for a lifetime.  If it is a portrait of a loved one that is deceased, the best option is to work from high-quality, photos. I prefer to meet people in real and do my own life studies before starting if that is an option.  I begin with a design concept that is a combination of what your vision is and what I think would work best. It is important to trust the artist during this process to allow for the proper creative flow that will make the final artwork a masterpiece! Before any work begins you will approve the design, composition, color, medium & size. You will also see up to three different sketches so you can choose the one you prefer. I take you with me every step of the way so there are only pleasant surprises at the end:)

2. What mediums do you work in?

A: Each medium creates a different effect and it is up to you to decide the style you want. I work in all mediums. To simplify the options there is either a drawing or a painting. Drawings can range from photorealistic to a looser, sketchier approach. They can also be done in any monochromatic color such as blue, grey, sepia, sanguine… Paintings are done in oils, watercolor or pastels. I will work with you and send you samples to help select the style and medium that works best.

3. How long does it take?

A:  Creating art is never a linear process. I am usually working on other commissions or projects. To ensure you receive your work as soon as possible I would recommend reaching out as soon as you can as I am not always able to work on it immediately. The actual process from when I begin is usually around 2-4 weeks.

4. Do you frame the work?

A: I do not frame the work but I can recommend professional framing places for you to get the best quality, custom frame for your piece at a discounted price.

Events and Parties

1.  I am having  a party and I would like to hire you to teach a painting class. How does it work?

A: A paint party is the perfect choice for a unique , fun activity for any event or party! Prior to the event you will get to choose from a variety of painting samples or have a customized  painting design created for your event. The selected painting will be taught step-by-step at the event so that each person will be able to create a stunning masterpiece!

2. What ages do you teach and do you need experience painting to do this?

A: Anyone and everyone can paint! Parties can be done for any age from kids to adults. The level of difficulty will change based on the age of the partygoers.

3. Do I have to purchase supplies?

A: I bring all  the necessary painting supplies, paint, canvas, brushes. palettes. I will send you an email before the event to specify exactly how to set up the tables for the most conducive environment.

4 How much does such an event cost? 

A: Price depends on  the amount of people participating as well as the location. Please contact me for a price quote.

5. How long does this take?

A: I can work within your time frame. The minimum for a painting class is 1 hour but it will usually take around 2 hours. I arrive 15-20 min prior to the event to set up.

6. How much in advance do I need to book an event?

A: The earliest you can book is 6 weeks before.  I recommend booking an event at least 2 weeks prior.

7. Would you travel to teach a class?

A: I am located in Brooklyn, NY and I do travel for events all the time if I am able.

8. Can I hire you for a Bat Mitzvah?

A; Yes, I have done many Bat Mitzvahs and each one was unique with a specialized, custom design for that party.

Giclee Prints

1.Q: What exactly is a Giclee?

A: A Giclee is the best quality print available and uses the best quality inks to print. It is the most accurate reproduction of the original. All giclee prints you purchase from Estee Fine Art, are printed with archival ink on the finest quality canvas that will last a lifetime!

2. Q: How many are available?

A: There are limited amounts sold of each artwork. Each giclee will be signed and numbered by Estee and you will receive a certificate of authenticity with the artists’ signature.

3. Q: How can I buy a Giclee Print?

A: To purchase a limited edition giclee print please visit the Shop tab.

4. Q: How long does it take to receive my print?

A: Once you have placed your order, the giclee will be printed and shipped. This process can take up to 2 weeks, in the US. If you have a rush order please feel free to contact Estee and she will see what can be done.

5. Q: Does my Giclee Print need to be framed?

A: Yes. The giclee is printed on canvas that has a white border around it( this is not included in the size of the print you order) Canvas must be framed but it does not require a glass on top of it. I recommend taking it to your local professional framing store.

Studio Classes

1.Q:How often and how long are classes?

A: Classes are once a week for one hour for younger students and range from 1 1/2-2 hrs for high school students and adults

2.Q: How are semesters divided and what is learned in a semester?

A: Usually a semester is divided into 8 classes over a period of 8 weeks depending on the time of year and the Holiday schedule.

In each class we learn something new. Sometimes a project can take more then one class. Students will learn all the fundamentals of painting and drawing as well as art history and the numerous styles of art from realism to cubism. We use watercolors, acrylics, oil and chalk pastel, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil… and more.

3. Q: How big are the classes?

A: Classes are small with no more than 10 students per class. This allows each student to receive all the attention necessary to succeed.

4. Q: How many projects are completed in a semester?

Younger classes complete a project in 2-3 classes. The constant change in subject matter allows for the maximum amount of material that can be covered in a limited amount of time. This also prevents younger students from growing bored or frustrated with spending too many classes on one piece. Older students, who have more patience, will work on more complicated subject matter and will, therefore, spend more classes per project.

5. Q: When does my child bring home his/her artwork?

A: Students take home their artwork when it is completed or finished drying.

6. Q: Where are your classes located?

A: My studio is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

7. Q: What ages are the classes for?

A:There are classes for boys and girls as well as adult classes. Boys ages 6-12 Girls ages 6 & up.

8. Q: How do I register for classes?

A: You can fill out the Registration form Here. Sending in the registration form does not finalize a position in the class. It simply lets me know that you are interested. Classes fill up quickly and are not always available. I will notify you upon receiving the registration form if there is room in the classes.