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Born in Mesa Arizona in 1982, Nate started his art studies in his senior year of high school under his art teacher, Dan Bevington, who had greatly encouraged him to follow the arts before anything else. After graduating high school, Nate studied for a year at Arizona State University, where he found the art education extremely lacking in the discipline he was looking for. Not to be discouraged, he continued on a path of self learning after leaving ASU for a couple years until he came upon Collins College, hoping to make it as an animator and 3D artist. Nate finished his education at Collins College and received his Associates in Animation, but in his studies at the school, he had discovered his real true love for the fine arts from his life drawing classes.

After he graduated Collins College in 2004, Nate moved to South Dakota to begin his formal academic classical training at Pantura Studios in Sioux Falls under painter teachers Hans-Peter Szameit and Sanna Tomac. He studied at the school in the classical fine arts tradition of realist painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and J.W. Waterhouse.

Nate attended Pantura Studios for eight months before experiencing some major financial setbacks and reluctantly moved back to Arizona. While back in Arizona, he had continued taking workshops from the likes of the portrait painter William Whitaker and still Nate continued on a path of self-learning. Nate even ran a short stint as an illustrator for a card game company before the call of finishing his formal training lured him out to Texas to study with Jonathan Hardesty in July of 2007.

Nate has just recently finished up his short studies in Writewright, Texas with Jonathan Hardesty in January 2008 and is currently residing back in Arizona. He is presently teaching private students and working from his studio in order to achieve his goal of gallery representation.

Profile Summary:
Representational Fine Artist Mesa, AZ
Representational Art Training Mesa, AZ
More About Me
Classical Art, Teaching, Hockey, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Work Experience:
Illustration Clients

2006–2007
o Fantasy Flight Games | Freelance Card Illustration

Teaching

2008–Current
o Group Art Lessons | Davis-Cheney Gallery | Queen Creek, AZ
o Private Lessons | Phoenix, AZ Area
Education:
2007–2008
o Jonathan Hardesty | Whitewright, TX | Private Fine Art Apprenticeship

2004–2005
o Pantura Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | Private Fine Art Apprenticeship

2002–2003
o Collins College | Tempe, AZ | Associates Degree in Animation
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Nate Snitzer is located in Mesa, AZ and has the following skills: Representational Fine Artist, Representational Art Training
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Representational Fine Artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Classically trained representational artist
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 4

Representational Art Training

Category: Training
Description
I teach a classical fine art education, both in an apprenticeship setting and a private lesson setting for students.

Located at University and Val Vista in Mesa, AZ.

Private Lessons start at $20/hour
Apprenticeship Program at $250/month
Classical Palette Online Apprenticeship Program at $99/month
Relevant Education / Credentials
2007–2008 o Jonathan Hardesty | Whitewright, TX | Private Fine Art Apprenticeship 2004–2005 o Pantura Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | Private Fine Art Apprenticeship 2002–2003 o Collins College | Tempe, AZ | Associates Degree in Animation
Years Experience: 1