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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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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!
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Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Awarded 1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition from US Congress
  • Teaching since 2015
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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!
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Andrea C.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Catechist Award from Diocese of Norwich - Office for Faith Formation
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Andrea C.

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Acrylic Painting classes will teach you how to paint images with different techniques.
1 - I will help you learn how to paint with acrylics on canvas.
2 - You will learn your style of how you want to paint by trying different techniques .
3 - You will about having fun, relaxing and enjoying the art of painting and developing your skills.
This class is available April through November.

About Andrea

I love teaching and inspiring people so that they can achieve and feel the best they can be in their life. With my many years of experience and education I look forward to helping you through your life journey and reaching your goals. Let me help you organize your life. You will enjoy my friendly

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Cherry S.
Andrea was wonderful. Patient and helpful. I will take lessons from her again.
Miles
Great first lesson! Excited for more to come!
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Sylvia B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place, Business Law Contest from Future Business Leaders of America
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Sylvia B.

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About Sylvia

I am a very patient, focused tutor who provides tutoring and applied coaching in: Social Sciences, Language Arts, law, Research and Writing skills, Art, Aviation, Nutrition, and Fitness/Exercise/ Yoga. In all these areas, I have 5 years to 15 years experience. I have law and research, policy an

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Hope
Sylvia is awesome and very knowledgeable in nutrition... I highly recommend her...
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Rick S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Product Design and Sound Design from Savannah College of Art and Design
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Rick S.

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Drawing is essential to becoming a skilled artist. Careful observation, practicing dividing light and dark, hand-eye-pencil coordination, and learning basic shapes and forms will all vastly improve the more information you soak in. How many times have we heard someone say "I couldn't draw a stick figure." Well, it's just not true that those of us who were not born with innate talent can never make works of art of the highest quality. It just takes time and work. The more information we acquire, the brighter the light bulb will go off in our heads.

I've created a 20 minute lesson option so that our first meeting we can chat about your existing supplies and work area. For lessons after our initial meeting, and after you have acquired the necessary materials, then we'll need a full hour for demos, exercises, and art history.

About Rick

Hello friends! Well,... it's a surprise that I'm writing this introduction at all to be honest. I had been traveling since last July and working on my yt channel called 'An Easel Abroad', when this crazy pandemic swept the world and forced me back home to New York City. The good news is that

Kim L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kim L.

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Creating with clay has to be one of my favorite mediums. Working with clay is very rewarding, it also is a great outlet. I have been working with Polymer Clay and designing compact mirrors, prayer boxes and pill boxes.

About Kim

Are you ready to create a true one of a kind piece of jewelry! Together we can make your artwork into jewelry! I am a down to earth, easy going, understanding and patient type of gal. I'm ready and willing to pass my skills and talent on to you!

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"Roya was great, made it interesting and a lot of fun. Looking forward to continuing with her."
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I learned a lot from our first lesson and Irina explained every single thing very well!"
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Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"Megan was engaging, genuine, and had an extremely well-prepared lesson for us to start with. I felt like I gained a lot of important perspective about art, in both a technical sense and regarding the mentality of creating art. Great teacher. Looking forward to another lesson."
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Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Kelvin is knowledgeable, patient, and has a good grasp of the subject. He communicates well and generates enthusiasm. His style motivates a great deal of interest. We developed a very good rap-ore"
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Took Photography lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Hilda is Very welcoming as is her location. I met her and instantly felt at ease as did my son. I highly recommend her for anyone"
Alex
Took Drawing lessons from Hilda R.
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Julie
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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Took Drawing lessons from Teresita D.
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Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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