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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sarah L.

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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
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Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
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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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Loren P.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Bachelor’s of Art: Romance Languges, Spanish & French from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2010
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Loren P.

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As a teacher for 7 years one of my favorite things is bringing the arts into teaching. I've taught infants through adults, beginners and advanced, and the one secret I can absolutely tell you about learning, is if you are happy then you are going to learn a lot more! I'm excited to get to know you and make you smile!

One of my favorite categories of painting is abstract. I love to see colors swirl, shapes form, and ideas flow in a free form way. Abstract is great for beginners, because you get a chance to grow in your confidence while growing your blending and brush technique.

About Loren

I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learnin

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Jessica
Loren was the best teacher for my son. She was so patient with him especially since he was not the most focused student. I would recommend her as a teacher anytime.
Erica H.
Loren is very hands on with our lessons and personalizes them to fit my learning level. She also uses a lot of awesome visual techniques that helped me in my beginner lessons.
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Erica H.
Loren was very fun an approachable for my first French lesson. I really enjoyed it.

Dexter D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
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Dexter D.

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I have been shooting wedding photos for the past 20 years. I'm happy to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have a background based in the arts from my studies in Graphic Design.

About Dexter

I've been a Photographer and Graphic Artist for over 20 years. I have a successfull wedding photography business in the Albany area. I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience with you.

Markus S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Markus S.

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Drawing is a way of life using your mind, heart, body and soul to one's expressions of his/her life and emotions. Drawing is a simple line its up to one person's imagination of continuing the line into creativity. I can show you that process at your own pace from beginner to cliental satisfaction

About Markus

I have been an artist since i was a kid drawing image replicas of other shapes, images, etc. I studied art throughtout my jr. and high school years and was rewarded few art certificates and trophies in art gallery school contests. Now in the present time i have a few tshirt art websites my main one

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"I honstely really like this drawing lesson and teahcer david and the time it uses are both very helpful and amazing he always makes me have a good day :)"
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Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"What a great lesson. Roya looked at some paintings that I had previously done and had a great lesson ready for me"
Sheri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next."
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Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Dan is a fantastic teacher. His demos are easy to follow and he answers your questions completely. This has been one of the best classes I have ever taken."
Mike
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"This was just my first class, but it was a great class and I'm looking forward to more lessons!"
LeAna
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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Loran
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Eileen is a great teacher! We started with different exercises with still life and when I said I was also interested in the figure she came up with some really cool lessons around that, too. I love going to her studio every week."
Amanda
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Cathy is a very friendly trainer. Her way of teaching is very easy and elaborate."
Alakananda
Took Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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"I have had the pleasure of taking several in class and online classes with Julie. Her knowledge of photography is top level. She can explain topics to me in a manner that is easy to understand and has answered my questions patiently. Looking forward to more sessions with Julie in the future!"
Diane
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I do a lot of cartooning but wanted some lessons in perspective and observation to make my drawings more accurate. Eileen’s lessons were very effective and helped me reach my goals."
Izetta
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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