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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kai Lun Q.

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I like to take pride in making my students feel secure and knowing and seeing the improvement they make within each session. I will be handing out a materials list prior to our lessons. Most students see a huge leap in drawing within the the first lesson! Class starts out usually with me giving a 1 hour demonstration on what I expect them to do as I cover and explain my entire process and thought and calculations that goes into drawing and painting. For the rest of the class I will be besides the student as they work giving them one on one pointers and as much help and explanation as they need in order to improve. Students start out with learning how to look and draw what they observe accurately by first working on simple geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes. We then will move on to Cast studies and after a few months of studying we will start on figures and portraits.

About Kai Lun

Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you! Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines. Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Aca

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Sergei
I had a huge coincidence by having a lesson with Kai in the Bay Area. He and I have the same point of view about learning drawing that helps me to understand his tips and instructions. It is a true pleasure to be his student, I was feeling like I’m detective who’s seeking for tips and clues and try to transfer all of that onto the paper. Also he is really good by explaining how to see simple shapes and figures in every object, how to extend an imaginary line and keep angles which did and will help me to draw more consciously. Highly recommend him anyone who wants to improve its drawing and painting skill.
Antoinette
Kai is the best art teacher I ever had, he is genuine and puts his heart and soul into making sure you learn everything there is to know to be a successful artist.
Emily
Kai is an excellent instructor and has left a tramendious mark on me as both a student and an artist. Kai may be young, but he has knowledge beyond his years through skill and ambitiously being self taught he has been commended on nationally. Kai in the fall attended FACE and was recently awarded a certificate of excellence from The Portrait Society of America. I very grateful to have worked with him and been walked through his very informative and beautiful demos. Crique from Kai is wonderful and facilitates vast and constructive improvement in skill level. Would highly recommend Kai!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational drawing. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Taylor G.

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I can teach the basics, tools, composition, portraiture to realism. My Expertise can be applied to all ages.

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Emilie C.

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With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides personalized music/audio services, visual work and artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production, art direction and independent music strategy. As

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Krista M.
I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!
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Dan L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 12 to 85
  • Teaching since 2004
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Dan L.

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I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Dan

My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful p

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Chris W.
Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄
Scott
Terrible! Missed an appointment, limited knowledge, poor teaching skills. Would avoid..
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Katy
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Joseph M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Joseph M.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate photography student! All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. People want to learn photography for different reasons, maybe to photograph landscapes, maybe wanting to start doing wedding photos, or maybe just get better photos of your kids - lots of different reasons and they're all valid. I want to work you toward what you want to learn.

Without a doubt, the best way to learn photography is with structured hands on practice. My lessons are all structured basically the same way, I'll demonstrate techniques, we'll work through those techniques together, then I'll give you homework to to practice the techniques on your own. During our next lesson, the first thing we'll do is go over the homework, questions and comments and then start with the new techniques.

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About Joseph

I've taught Art in the public school system for more than 10 years - and I love it! Outside of school, I love travelling and being in nature, especially with my wife and two dogs. Teaching in the public schools has taught me amazing patience. It has taught me the value in practice and repetition

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"So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!"
Ava
Took Painting lessons from Emilie C.
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"Cora was very happy with her first lesson!"
Cora
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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"She leads such great and lively classes. She's very organized and her lectures are very easy to understand."
Atoosa
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya has been a wonderful teacher for my 11 year old. She is patient and encouraging and so warm and helpful. My daughter is learning about shading and proportion, and starting to branch out of her comfort zone. Highly Recommend!"
Dara
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Moataz broke things down for me and helped provide a great introduction to typography. He gave me some recommendations to improve my work and emailed me with a few resources to check out. Thank you so much!"
Lisa
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie"
Frankie
Took Photography lessons from Richard G.
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"John was a very patient and helpful instructor. Two of the participants had no water color experience and he provided them with a good understanding of the concepts as well as providing most helpful examples of how to actually do water colors. Will definitely ask John for a follow up session if we return to Las Vegas in the future."
Byron
Took Painting lessons from John D.
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"I always wanted to explore my interest in painting but as a complete amateur was nervous about actually getting started. Dave was a fantastic instructor: patient, funny, and gave me the tools and confidence I needed to finally start doing what I love. Highly recommend."
Brian
Took Abstract Painting lessons from David L.
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"I haven't picked up art supplies since high school and Eileen was such a delight and was so supportive of my pitifully lapsed skills. Her studio is everything you imagine a Brooklyn artists studio would be. Would like a little Eileen sitting on my shoulder guiding me through life, like she did through my painting lesson. 10/10 will take lessons again."
Emily
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Julie hears what you say, has the ability to take you further than you thought was possible. She speaks with the authority of someone who knows her business!
Excellent - thank you Julie!"
Sherry
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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