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Popular Online Painting Teachers

Lynn B.

Carlsbad, CA
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Michael C.

San Diego, CA
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John H.

San Diego, CA
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Lynn B. Carlsbad, CA

Subjects Taught

Drawing, Oil Painting, Painting, Watercolor Painting

About Me

Lynn B. attended four of the very best art colleges in the country With over 40 years experience in both painting and teaching art, she is well equipped to teach both any style and medium and to absolute beginners through advanced students.

Starting a very successful after school art program for grades 1-6, she has extensive experience in all age groups bringing the student from beginning drawing to the most advanced painting techniques that took over 40 years to acquire.

Michael C. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Painting, Photography

About Me

Lessons in
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, (how to get the most out of a digital camera. Lenses, tripods, flash equipment )

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY (composition, polarizing and graduation filters, HDR imaging, panoramas, black and white vs color , long exposure time for mystical water effects.,

PORTRAITS (studio lighting, environmental portraiture with natural available light, out-door location portraiture.

PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING (basic to advanced digital retouching, changing backgrounds, montage and collage. )

DIGITAL PAINTING FROM PHOTOS (Using Corel painter to get to look of a tradition oil painting or charcoal drawing.}

RESTORATION OF OLD PHOTOS (fixing damaged and faded family photos and archiving them for future generations )

SPORTS PHOTOGRPHY (making an action sequence, choise of lenses and equipment. )

CREATIVE DIGITAL IMAGES. (create your own art gallery , Macro photography, flowers and still life, wild life and nature, abstract and special effects )
I came to California from England on an invitation from Ansel Adams to stay at his house in Carmel. Then i remained in California to become a Professor in Photography at California Polytechnic State University .

Currently I am the Owner of Michael C PhotoGraphics in San Diego - A Portrait and Commercial Photography business.

Also for 12 years I have taught many workshops and classes in Europe and the USA to students reanging from beginners to advanced professionals on Lighting, Portraiture, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Corel Painter.

I also have a masters degree in geology as well as an associateship from the Royal Photographic Society so I love landscape photography and enjoy teaching many of the aspects of landscape photography that I learned from my time with Ansel Adams. My main interest however has been in portraiture, both black and white and color. And I enjoy taking a photograph and then making it into a painting which is printed on canvas and embellished with oils and varnishes to resemble a traditional oil painting. one professional photography student from Arizona wrote....
................"I have had the pleasure of working with Michael, and all I can tell you is England's treasure has become America's treasure. I look at Michael, as the number one must see photographer if you want to walk away inspired. Not only does he teach you; he instills an artistic ambiance that will fill your life.
Rarely does a teacher or mentor go beyond the nuts and bolts to take a genuine interest in your work and your life, Michael does both. "
"Bill Dooling, Photographer, Arizona

some other testimonials:

..Ernest Brooks, President of Brooks Institute of Photography Santa Barbara....'Michael C's impressionistic photographs represent the most beautiful classical portraiture being produced anywhere in the world today.

Monte Zucker, International speaker on photography...." Life's great treasures include occasionally discovering something new and exciting. Michael C's portraiture is all of this...and more. His images transcend time. His style is so unique, one feels exhilaration from peering into his mind's eye. I have never before been so captivated by a style of photography as I am by this collection of images. Connoisseurs the world over should be aware that a spectacular Art Form has been created by Michael C. I urge everyone to enjoy his extreme talent."

Alessandro Baccari, museum curator and former executive director of the Professional Photographers of California...'Michael C is one of the premier photographers in America today. His portraits are held in high esteem throughout the world for their imagination, sensitivity and technical quality'.

John H. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acoustic Guitar, Drawing, Music Recording, Oil Painting, Painting, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I was born into poverty in the mountains of West Virginia in 1971. My Grandparents raised me alongside six of their daughters and one son. A small house filled with 10 people meant that we never had much food or space. The environment to which I was born created a debilitating introversion that plagued me during my youth. To say I was "shy" would be a monumental understatement! Creating Artwork, coupled with my love of nature, gave me a voice when I had no words.

In my late teens I found that, by challenging myself to reach out when my introversion was closing me in, I could achieve things that seemed unimaginable to me just years before. College, travel, performing -“ they were all such impossible dreams. But those dreams just would not fade. At age 20, I was accepted to Berea College, in Berea, KY; a college where low-income students with promise can attend tuition-free. Art had given me a voice, and now it had given me a path to education.

Being the first, and only member of my family to ever achieve such a feet, I was determined to use my time in college to the fullest. And so I did! After my freshman year, I traveled to Florence, Italy to study Art and Italian Culture for the summer. It was a trip that would change my life! Prior to traveling to Italy, I rarely left the small region I was from. I had never seen the ocean. I had never been on a plane. All of that changed in the summer of 1992 when I swallowed my fears and grabbed hold of a dream.

While walking along the Arno River in Florence, I could practically hear Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo speaking to me, encouraging me (oddly, in English!). I could feel the Artistic energy that flowed from past to present and into me. I imagined walking the same path the great Artists had. I had never been so inspired to create. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, music, poetry, photography;“ all things creative called to me after that visit to Italy. I felt truly alive for the first time in my life. I had broken through that final shell of introversion - that shell that had kept me so safe and so sad for so long. All I could think was, "Thank you Leo, and thank you Mike!"

After college, and with a finite amount of time available outside of working in the environmental field, I left my Artistic side on the shelf, in favor of my musical self. For 10 years I focused my energies on three distinctive musical projects and rarely produced visual art outside of the occasional commissioned piece. That imbalance changed when my wife, Amy, and I moved from Kentucky to San Diego in early 2008. Once we settled in on the West Coast, I felt something I had not felt in quite a while: Artistic inspiration. I could have sworn that Leo and Mike were wagging their fingers at me, asking where I had been for so many years!

With my muse back, and the lovely, blue sky above me, I immediately thought back to what inspired me as a child: beauty in form, and beauty in nature. Having grown up around so many women and so many trees, it was only a matter of time before I combined them both into one. And the Art Nouveau style seemed a perfect way to do just that!

Through the years, I have come to realize one important thing about myself, no matter how many times I have ignored it: I was born to create. Born to create Art and born to create music. All those years I spent without a voice, and now I cannot seem to keep quiet!

Jan L.

Norwich, CT
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T. Rene H.

Durand, MI
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Jie Z.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jan L. Norwich, CT

Subjects Taught

Drawing, Meditation, Painting, Sculpture, Watercolor Painting

About Me

I was born to art. A pencil or crayon was my constant companion even as a young child. I loved and still love using colors well. Because I have learned to draw the human figure I can draw anything and make it look like it. But color is my favorite way of expressing myself. I love watercolors of all kinds including acrylics.
I am happy to teach you either in your own home or online via Skype. Painting and drawing are in some ways similar to meditation and I'll explain how and why and can teach you about yourself through your art. Because all our answers are ultimately inside us.

T. Rene H. Durand, MI

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Drawing, Life Coaching, Meditation, Painting

About Me

I have been a mystic/spiritual acrylic painter for over 25 years and have been teaching for over 15 years.

I have studied Visual Communications at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver Colorado where I explored mediums such as pastels, inks, photography and acrylics.

I began teaching nearly fifteen years ago when I created an after school elementary art program.My teaching expanded to include additional schools, then adult classes in both drawing and painting.

Now I teach workshops from my studio and throughout MI. Including acrylic painting, acrylic techniques, drawing, metaphysics, energy healing, meditation and spiritual awakening as well as creative re-purposing and hosting medicine wheel ceremony.

Thank you for your interest, if you have any questions... please feel free to inquire.

Jie Z. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Chinese, Drawing, Flute, Painting

About Me

Learning Piano from 1993-1999,
Flute 1999-now (9th-most advanced grade, principle flute of China Youth Orchestra, Principal Flute of school Brass Band. A lot of Solo or band performance experienced.)
Fine Art Painting 2004-now
Majored in TV & FILM production Degree: Bachelor of Art , China Academy of Art. 2007-2011
Working in film industry since 2011-now as matte painter/ Concept Artist. And having my Master's degree at the same time at Academy of Art University.

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