I could not draw before I spent a few hours with Olya for the introduction to drawing. It turns out I was just never taught some basic skills on how to see and to replicate what you are seeing. Then I took Nikusha's 12 week drawing course. In three months people think I've been drawing forever. They say, “I can't draw like you can.” Before I could only draw “stick people.” They are the real deal. They teach from classical principles, the foundations so you can expand wherever you want to go. They are genuine and give you important feedback to improve how you see and how to apply it. I can't wait to do more and have found my first passion.
Nikusha Beatty is a San Diego-based artist and art instructor at Prima Materia Institute. Nikusha has been studying art since 2013 and began teaching in 2017. Throughout the years, Nikusha has experimented with different mediums, styles, and scales under direct mentorship of Olya Losina.
Her knowledge comes from completing the College Portfolio Program in 2015, the Teachers Training Program in 2017, and over 300 hours of in-class experience since 2017.