Jon Mumford

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  • Art educator with over 20 years experience teaching in South Africa (Johannesburg), Holland, and Boulder, Colorado
  • Owns and operates "The Art of Drawing Pencil Sketches" website, which hosts tutorials for learning to draw, sketch, and illustrate

Experience

Jon Mumford is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about art education and tutorials about sketching, drawing, and wool crafting for over four years. Throughout his life, Mumford has been a critic and lover of contemporary and classical art forms and now keeps a personal blog about art, politics, and life experiences. 

Mumford spent a good deal of time in Johannesburg teaching mentally challenged students about fiber arts, drawing, sketching, hand weaving and spinning, dyeing yarns, and manufacture of woolen products, and he also set up a computer school for teaching the art of pixel manipulation. Mumford then moved to the United States where he established a painting company in Arizona before moving back to Holland for a teaching assignment.

Mumford currently teaches art tutorials online through his website "The Art of Drawing Pencil Sketches," and writes for various publications about the skills required to be a good artist.

Education

Mumford was educated in secondary schools in Britain, Stourbridge College of Art in Worcestershire, and then under the tutelage of Andre Vesteer in Natal University (now Kwa-Zulu), who became known globally as a master of contemporary art.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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