Who hires Alan for caricatures? Wedding parties, corporations for their annual Christmas and customer/employee appreciation events, high school safe grads and even grade six graduations!
Letters of reference are also on hand.
Alan Sideen taught himself how to draw, learning from books. In 2000, he started his art business in the downtown centre of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Later, one of the largest art store retailers of Western Canada - Artists Emporium - asked Alan to hold and teach classes to art enthusiasts of various ages and grades.
Alan has taught art classes specifically for the beginning art students at various schools and adult education programs. Many neighbourhood art clubs have asked Alan to teach as well.
Alan believes that the key to effective teaching is the ability to maintain a sense of enthusiasm towards the "first timers" of the art world.
When Al added some basic drawing concepts to his teaching format, he soon discovered something. Students began developing their confidence and many went on to various art mediums without second-guessing themselves.
Today Al Sideens Learn to Draw Books are available for people of all ages and grade groups, and have proven to be an effective way for art enthusiasts to learn how to draw.
Al Sideen also works as a portrait and caricature artist. He currently offers his teaching services to art schools, artclubs and even individual artists.
Always learning and sharpening his saw, Alan is now painting windows for retailers.
Aunt Monica's Attic in Transcona is a regular customer.