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Popular Visual Arts Teachers in Carlsbad, CA

Deron C.

13 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deron C.

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Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, Th

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Sierra W.
Deron is wonderful with my 7 year old granddaughter. Her parents are in the process of divorcing and she is having a hard time with it emotionally. Deron is patient and kind and allows her to direct the lesson with his guidance. She loves drawing and she really looks forward to her her lesson time with Deron.
Zaki
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
Nancy
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Painting + Graphic Design from USA / MEX
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Mayra N.

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Painting Supplies that every Beginning Watercolor Painter needs

1. Favorite brands Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints & Mediums, and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil

2. Proper Painting Brushes
I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)
9. Water ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

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mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!
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Jess F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jess F.

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Hello! I am a young, experienced K-12 instructor with many years of experience as a painter, whose work has been in a few group shows. Whether it's figure painting, poster making, photo-realism, abstract, or scenic painting, I can help you realize your best artistic practices! Color theory, process, and discussions of art are extremely important in my practice, as well as keeping a focused and positive learning environment! I am excited to teach you acrylic (my main medium), mixed media, watercolor, gauche, or oil painting! Join me!

About Jess

Hello! My name is Jess (they/them) and I am a visual and performing artist with a passion for teaching! I love to teach acrylic painting, pen and pencil drawing, songwriting and poetry! I also love to learn! In my free time I am currently focused on learning how to become an advanced piano piano, a

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Preston W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
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

Latausha C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Latausha C.

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Learn how to stretch watercolor paper and blend techniques of watercolor dyes and ink to create a unique look!

About Latausha

I love, love, love to create! I am a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. I am currently finishing up my final year in graduate school studying Art Education at the University of Cincinnati DAAP. I love to explore color, lighting

Michael C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Michael C.

5 Reviews
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Students will learn proper lighting, posing, and decision making about photography. From social media photos to capturing alluring imagery for your business website products to photographing interiors and exteriors. Classes can be tailored to suit your needs!
Sample Classes Taught:
Beginning Photography and History of the camera, Lighting,
Proper Posing, Product Photography, How to cover a Wedding, Photo Essay Book, Story Telling with your Camera, Portraits, Basic Flash, Studio Lighting, Retouching.
Please inquire about Masters Levels Classes!

About Michael

Working Pro! Former Director of Digital Imaging at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Author of four coffee table books of portraits. Commercial photographer for over 30 years with many clients including General Mills, Starz Entertainment Co, Vibe Magazine and personal clients in

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BM
Mr. Cunningham is an amazing talent with an impeccable eye for photography and digital imaging. His skill set ranges include multiple genres and is manifested in his teaching. It is a pleasure to learn from someone with such a diverse background, deep history and knowledge of the art.
Michelle
I’ve always wanted to take beautiful pictures but just couldn’t. Thanks Michael for showing me how to capture the moment with depth of emotion and hues. You’re style of instruction was easy to follow and he tips that you shared were very helpful. I’m excited to learn more.
Rhonda
Michael's passion and knowledge of photography makes him an outstanding instructor. He has an easy style and knows just how to make sure you understand what he is teaching, I would highly recommend Michael to anyone!

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"I had a great time with Katherine learning different drawing techniques. She was very knowledgeable and was able to adapt each lesson to what I needed to know that week. I really enjoyed our lessons last semester. :)"
Helena
Took Drawing lessons from Katherine V.
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"She is great! I have learned a lot and had so much fun with her.
She refreshed my mind after 17 years of not touching any brush neither doing any sketching....
I highly recommend her and can't wait for her upcoming classes in her own studio!"
Manifa
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"My 6 year old daughter really enjoyed her online drawing lesson with Jessica. The lesson was well-structured and thought through. The materials Jessica picked were diverse and informative. I was amazed how Jessica made the online lesson seem as if she was right here in our house. I asked my daughter how many more lessons should I set up for her and she answered: many, many more! I strongly recommend Jessica to any student learning graphite drawing!"
Rainy
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!"
Rashidat
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach. She will work according to your speed and understanding. Highly recommend for novice photographers who want to get started and feel overwhelmed with info and camera choices."
Lowell
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Omar is one of the most gifted artist I've ever had the pleasure of studying with. His combination of fine art and digital design skills would prove to be quite valuable to any advertising organization. Omar was a very serious student, easy to get along with, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended."
Jay
Took Drawing lessons from Omar R.
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"Her years of experience show in the lessons. Very easy to follow and learn. Great instructor!"
Charles
Took Painting lessons from Andrea O.
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"Steph teaches me the flow of watercolor as well as calligraphy. She is creative, patient, and full of color, ideas and talent. I love my class and the teacher.🧡"
Sue
Took Calligraphy lessons from Stephanie D.
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"My experience so far has been a pure joy and much more than expected. Julie has provided such great direction - building a customized plan, providing direction along with providing very helpful feedback in review of my images. She's a keeper!
And, I am. I've signed up for additional lessons."
Adrianne
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Lorenzo has been extremely patient and very helpful with my calligraphy lessons."
Cristina
Took Calligraphy lessons from Lorenzo D.
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