Jay C. - Web Media, Animation and Arts Teacher for STEM (Adobe Suite / Blender)

Cal Poly Jay C. Tutors Cal Poly Students in San Luis Obispo, CA
$50 / hr
Phoenix, AZ
25 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I enjoy sharing a vast knowledge of arts and technology and inspiring others to work above their ability. I have been teaching and designing curricula in STEM related subjects since 2006 at my Animation Studio and other Maker Spaces, Schools and Libraries.

Autism Awareness! I am experienced with teaching to all ages and skill levels and can explain complex concepts for all students with patience and understanding.

My lessons use Storytelling and Animation as a means to learn STEM and Ar...
Very knowledgeable, patient and great teacher! Can?t wait until my next lesson. I learned more in an hour than I learned in a year alone.
- Terra H. from Mansfield, TX
Jay does a great job of explaining how to do things. He was patient and didn't rush me. He showed me a better way to do what I was trying to model. I got farther in one lesson with him than I had the last month on my own. Looking forward to my next lesson!
- KARA J. from Athens, TX
My son really enjoyed his first lesson and is looking forward to more with Jay! Jay is great with kids and has an awesome knowledge of Blender, which is my son?s passion.
- Annie R. from Jacksonville, NC
Jay was awesome and very knowledgeable! Jay was also willing to research any tricky part to give me options. I will schedule more sessions with him. I actually have one scheduled for tomorrow. Thanks, Jay!
- Sandra T. from Germantown, MD
He was a good balance of helping me finish efficiently and fast while also going slow enough that I understand everything. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot too.
- Rachel Z. from Newton Upper Falls, MA
Jay knows his stuff; no doubt. He is exactly what was required for my progression. Future sessions are definitely in order. Thanks Wyzant this platform is wonderful.
- Don B. from Tampa, FL
Jay is very knowledgeable about Blender. He was patient with me as I would bring to the tutoring session a blend file that I had been working on during the week. A blend file full of my mistakes. Jay would patiently and smartly guide me through the troubleshooting. Along the way suggesting corrections and also providing alternative workflows. I am recently retired and exploring a new career in Digital Arts. Working with Jay at the beginning of this process was very helpful as he added hands-on insights not necessarily found in the YouTube videos, Udemy courses, CGCookie courses, and the Blender documentation. Thanks Jay! Jay's Post-Lesson Notes: Lesson #5: Today you experimented with ways to animate text using some classic animation principles like squash and stretch, exaggeration and anticipation. Keeping it simple without an armature will definitely help save time. #4: Today you downloaded a T-pose and a walk cycle (in place) and combined the two actions together using Blender's NLA editor. By having the T-pose translate from point A to point B and blended with the repeating walk cycle you can control how far the character walks. #3: Today you set up a grease pencil animation and rendered a png image sequence which you then added as a movie clip to the VSE and were able to overlay the cat image above the text channel. #2: Today you added an armature to your character and generated a rig. Using the rig you learned a little about IK/FK for posing characters and then appended the character to your scene and posed the character to sit on the sofa. #1: Today you added your image sequence to a plane and aligned the camera to the plane. You added the bee mesh with the armature and set up the UV image. Then you created a curve spiral using the screw modifier and appended the image of the note to attach to the curve.
- Marty J. from Jacksonville, FL
I highly recommend Jay. He really knows Blender and send a poster of Blender Shortcuts after the class. He was a very effective at guiding a first time through the Wyzant system. He is very patient.
- Will G. from Seattle, WA
I am very grateful to Jay for helping me with an animation class that I was required to take but had no experience with. Jay is really easy to talk to and work with and I was really impressed with his patience, skill, high standards, and creativity. I truly had no idea what I was doing, was very short on time, and was worried about passing my class. By the time Jay and I were done, I had an awesome animation video I could proudly turn in and some new Adobe skills! Thanks, Jay!
- Micah G. from Takoma Park, MD
Jay was such an awesome tutor! He helped me approach questions with a different perspective, and shared useful tips that inspired me to continue with my project. Thanks Jay!
- Taelor R. from Las Vegas, NV
He taught my son to do his first animation ever! We didn?t know where to start and Jay guided us on which program to use. Very excited to start my sons animation education!
- Jesslyn C. from Miami, FL
Jay helped my 10 year old daughter explore Clip Studio Paint, organize layers and experiment with different brushes. He taught her how to add a timeline and make an animation. She loved it! And she's excited to keep learning. Thanks, Jay!
- Katie W. from Gaithersburg, MD
Jay was very knowledgeable and got to all of my questions within our 60-minute session. I?m excited that I can finally start on a project I was too intimidated to take on before. Thanks Jay!
- Sonya C. from Glendale, AZ
We reviewed Adobe products, Animate, Illustrator - reviewed use of the pen tool and exporting in different formats for a variety of reasons. Jay helped me realize my goals of re-creating an old .swf file that will be useful in today's formats and along the way explained how different pieces of software are interconnected. I learned a lot!!
- Linda L. from Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jay is really helping my daughter learn software for 3D animation - exactly what we were searching for. He is super patient and engaging. She is thrilled and so am I. Looking forward to many more sessions with Jay!
- Tamara S. from Woodstock, MD
Had technical issues on my end but he was very calm and helped me work through it. Look forward to the next lesson.
- Paul L. from Clarence, NY
My daughter was applying early decision to an art school, and wanted to do an animation. She had some experience with animate pro, and with the ins and outs of how to make an animation set to music. That being said, she didn?t have tricks and tips needed to finish her project in the time allotted. Jay was so helpful from the start, so knowledgeable, and very giving with his time. Morgan finished her application, and now we?re just waiting to hear from college. We will hire Jay in the future and highly recommend him!
- Kate H. from New York, NY
I came to Jay with a hardcore issue with texture and UV mapping and he help me to find the right process to do that. Looking forward to do more working session with him.
- Christian B. from New York, NY
I jumped into teaching myself 3D animation with Blender and was struggling as I tried to figure it all out. Jay has been able to fill in the holes in my knowledge and guide me through key points in my project. I can't say enough great things about his ability to explain complex subjects in simple terms. He knows where most of the knobs and levers are hidden in Blender and it's been amazing to learn from a master.
- Bob F. from New York, NY
I really enjoyed my lesson with Jay! I've had other tutors before and he's really an experienced teacher, I can tell. Patient, excited about his work, and kind. I felt comfortable to make mistakes, forget things and feel lost as I often do when learning a complex new topic. He's also very knowledgeable, I've already learned a lot from just 1 lesson! Look forward to more lessons.
- Winona A. from Seattle, WA
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