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Popular Visual Arts Teachers in Los Altos, CA

Sarah L.

24 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
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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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Katie
She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!
Tim B.
Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!
Toby
excellent!

Ricardo S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Capella University
  • Awarded Achievement in Fine Art from Bank of America
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Ricardo S.

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I can take you from a beginner drawer into an award-winning artist! I will help you pursue your passion along with developing the necessary skills of drawing. If you have never drawn before I can have you drawing circles with precision. If you are intermediate in drawing I can have you drawing with realism to enter art contests.

About Ricardo

I specialize in realism or realistic pencil drawing. I also draw with pen, which does not allow for mistakes to occur. I start with a blank sheet of paper that eventually develops into a finished piece of art that usually takes about 8 hours of straight drawing. I have won many art awards. I began

Kayla Louven G.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Kayla Louven G.

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Have you seen another person's handwriting and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

The topics in calligraphy that YOU can learn:
-Best Starter Kit for Beginners
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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John M.
Continued emphasis on Copperplate Calligraphy. Enjoyable time spent learning lower case letters, connecting letters, and flourishes when comfortable with letters. Great lesson.
John M.
Working on copperplate calligraphy, awesome new style. Kayla makes it interesting and enjoyable. Great lesson!
John M.
Excellent new use of calligraphy in addressing letters with all the new tools necessary to look professional and artistic. Also introduced new script with emphasis on more flourishes on capital letters. Fantastic lesson!

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Margarita D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Bulgarian, English, Russian, French, Polish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Margarita D.

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Margarita has been teaching art classes for over 10 years. She's obtained her art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

* Remote learning: individual and group classes.
* Individual classes - 60 min/ $120, 45 min/$95, 30 min/$70
* Group lessons for a max of 4 students per class. Monthly tuition fee - $120/4 classes, 60 min each class.
*The art classes are designed according to Art University standards and curriculum, and best suit students with a big interest in arts. Each one of the students has an individual study plan assigned (taken into consideration the student's age, the level of art skills, and personal goals in art he/she wants to reach.) The lessons consist of an art lecture, an art project (drawing, painting, etc.), and homework.

- Art Exploration Class - The Art Exploration Class is designed for students, who would like to try different forms of art. The projects include collages, drawing, play-doh, papier-mâché, pyrography, polymer clay, ...

About Margarita

Margarita is a VFX & Compositing Artist and a Fine Arts Instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and Associate of Art Degree in Graphic Design.

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Sharon
It's such a joy to take classes with Margarita. As a children's librarian by profession I'm impressed with how well she teaches and inspires children, always a lot of smiles in her classes. As an adult returning to art I'm learning so much about the core fundamentals that are taking my art to the next level. Margarita is an expert teacher, kind, considerate, and dedicated to helping her students achieve and develop their potential and talent. I highly recommend her, and her classes.
Jovanka V.
My son is a beginner in drawing and is a bit apprehensive about his drawing skills. I really appreciated and liked Margarita's approach, setting music to create a relaxing atmosphere for drawing, explaining the steps, and the foundation for sketching. I think we approached drawing wrongly and after the lesson I changed our way. We play music now (which he likes) and he is drawing more often and is more relaxed.
Nandini
My daughter attends Ms Maggie's art exploration program. Ms Maggie is very patient with children and brings out the best in her students. My daughter has learnt a lot of techniques in art under her guidance and looks forward to art class every week. I'm so happy and grateful that my daughter has a wonderful art teacher. Search no further if you're on the lookout for an art teacher for your child.
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Sylvia L.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Fashion Design from Sydney Institute Fashion Design Studio
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Sylvia L.

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Experienced fashion designer and illustrator of 9 years available to teach eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I adjust and build my lesson structure so students learn what they are interested in and want to learn, while building strong foundations of basic sketching in different mediums such as pencil, ink, paint, charcoal and mixed media. The subject of illustration can be catered to whatever the student's interest is in.

About Sylvia

Hello! My name is Sylvia and I'm here to help you learn a new skill or master it to a new level! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, at the public library, in my studio and online. I have loved helping my students with education cl

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Antoine
Sylvia was great during my first session. She was very patient and understanding being that I was new to adobe illustrator. Her step by step approach was very helpful.
William
I took my first class with Sylvia this week and she is a very good teacher. She helped me learn a new skill on first class by showing me than having me do the same tasks. She is patient, straight forward in her instructions and a clear communicator. I have signed up for 3 more classes because of my first class with her
Raphael
Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation.
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Eve S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eve S.

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Practicing Art teacher with over 15 years experience. Being a practicing art teacher means I practice what I preach! You can draw inspiration from my daily works and know that the skills and techniques I am teaching you will lead to a greater discipline in painting, drawing and conceptual works. I pride myself in connection and being able to know what to tweak and work on because I have been there myself, through self taught methods and a formal art education with my degree in fine art. I want my students to reach their artistic potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!

About Eve

I am a practicing artist, working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. I graduated from University of Arkansas, School of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Art, specifically painting. Painting and Drawing students can expect to improve week to week in their technical skills while learning where their

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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
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"I've been fortunate to know some rare and phenomenally reputable Artists in my personal circle and Mr. Ohashi ranks as such. It's even rarer to find someone of this skill to also be a gifted instructor to adults and art teacher to children. For my husband's 50th birthday, I approached Mr. Ohashi after deciding to do a special family art project with our two daughters ages 4 and 6. The entire afternoon was flawless. From set up to clean up, each step of our creative process was relaxed and fun. He is also an experienced and gifted children's art teacher and all they could ask when he left was, "When is he coming back to do more projects with us?" We live in such an age where lasting memories are replaced with hurried instant gratification. We had a special dinner for my husband but those paintings we did with our small girls, will remain on our wall for, what I know will be generations. Not only that, we've been complimented how professional it looks and because we did it in the style of Donald Judd, it really pops out. You've no idea how many people have asked about our family collage work of art when we set up my daughter's virtual school sessions against that wall during the COVID shutdown. To have access to art instruction from someone with this level of caliber is fortuitous to say the least. I can't wait to plan another project."
Liz
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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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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"Joe is very knowledgeable and very patient. I scheduled another lesson with him. I would highly recommend Joe."
Steve
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"I took two classes with Julie, business and digital photography. Both were very well prepared, planned out and taught. For each of the classes Julie prepared her own text books that outlined the curriculum and were very helpful for later reviews. In class she used slides with more information and examples of work, which were very helpful especially in the photography class. With her background in business and photography, we benefitted from her first hand experiences and recommendations regarding best photography equipment to invest in. Classes were not only informative but also fun and hands on. Her passion for photography is highly contagious ! I started from being intimidated by my camera but ended up enjoying and recognising the fun behind taking photos. I highly recommend Julie and hope to continue my own photography journey with her as my teacher."
Gosia
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"She was lovely. The internet was a little tricky but I think we got it figured out towards the end. Excited for the next one!"
Kinsley
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"My 12 yr old daughter just had her first lesson. She said he teaches very well. He pauses to take questions and gives helpful feedback and suggestions."
Lea
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Thanks a whole bunch, Irina Logra! Everything about your approach oozes professionalism, practice, preparation and perfection in all respects and purposes!!! I was so fortunate to become your student this summer during my holidays in LA, it was the best choice of a tutor I could have ever made, which did open the door to new knowledge and the way to the world of photography. Appreciate so much your tailoring those precious and exciting classes to my practical need in photography for marketing aimed at marketing business business. Your tips in both subtleties and grand scale of composition are priceless. As a beginning photographer I greatly admire your talent of an artist and genuine utmost desire and ability to teach people to see, value, grasp captivating beauty of this world! After your course success in my career just got a boost!
If you don't want to waste you time and money for boring theory and dragged out session but want to plunge into practice with applicable pieces of advice meeting your specific purposes, I highly recommend you Irina Logra as photography tutor who will eventually become your friend and guide who is always in touch!"
Iryna
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"Sandy is encouraging, flexible, conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly-talented. She had the unique ability to meet me where I was at in my painting journey early on."
Elizabeth Jane
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sandy K.
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