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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
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
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Sarah L.

24 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • 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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Trish
She was amazing. I ask her a lot of questions and she was so sweet to answer without making me feel dumb. I love her!
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!

Joey F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Computer Animation from Colorado Institute of Art
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Joey F.

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Learn how to draw cartoons for animation! Draw characters in any pose and any expression!

About Joey

Hello Artist-in-Progress, We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better! I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor,

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Dwight
Joey is a fantastic teacher. My daughter really enjoyed his lessons. Highly recommended.
Alexandrea S.
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
Moren
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds

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Julie D.

83 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded Photojournalist Photographer of the Year - 2009 from Professional Photographers of California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Julie D.

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From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and even starting your photography business, we work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.

Do you just want a review and critique of your photos to help you improve? Ask for our discounted fee for this service.

About Julie

Photography - Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie can help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, can jump-start your creativity, or guide you along your journey in photography, including basic Photoshop and Lightroom techniques, If you don

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Troy C.
It was clear right away that Julie is very professional and highly experienced. I like how she started off with solid foundational work habits and methodologies to kick off my photography learning experience.
Angela
I've taken two online photography lessons with Julie so far and I have learned more in those two lessons than in all the group online courses I have taken in the past. Julie explains things very well and is very willing to answer any questions I may have. I am excited to continue my lessons with her!
Alisa C.
Julie was a great instructor. Very patient and kind. Not only did she teach me about photography but my MAC also. Cant wait to book another session.
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Swati K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Swati K.

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How to blend colors and how to prepare canvas for painting๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
To play with colors its meditating for me in this time when we are at home

About Swati

In today’s knowledge driven world, science provides a passport to modernity, a guarantee that every human being has a right for better living and above all a sacred path on which all endeavors of a creative human mind can be achieved. After my high school I decided to take science as my stream of e

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Sandy K.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
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Sandy K.

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To draw is to be fearless. If you are interested in drawing from life, then I can assist by teaching you the basics or show you how to improve your skill set. I work as a professional artist and have a great deal of knowledge about materials and processes. I enjoy working in ink, pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and pastel (oil and soft). I am also into combining media. I have taught for over a decade and my students range in age from children to senior citizens.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows

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Nora S.
The first session with Sandy went very well. She was able to ascertain quickly the level of my daughter's skill and determine a course of action that will take her to the next level of her art. We are excited to see the result of the remaining sessions.
Maria
Sandy is awesome
Elizabeth Jane A.
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.

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"Great lesson! I feel prepared to start learning how to shoot in manual mode."
Stacy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Took my daughter to Mrs Deepali for our first class in Painting and Drawing, with curiosity to see how she'd teach a 9 year old. Was baffled to see teh results.

My daughter has started recurring lessons with this teacher.

I like her patience, and her result oriented skills."
Jack Rhymes
Took Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"I just finished my first painting class with Tabitha as a beginner. She is an excellent teacher with immense patience. She encourages a lot and gives a better understanding of colors, textures. It has been a very knowledgeable first class."
Naga Gouthami (Bumi)
Took Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"I've taken two online photography lessons with Julie so far and I have learned more in those two lessons than in all the group online courses I have taken in the past. Julie explains things very well and is very willing to answer any questions I may have. I am excited to continue my lessons with her!"
Angela
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I love my lessons! I’m studying interior design and I thought it would help my development if I learned to draw properly. The kind of intense observation that Eileen teaches has also really helped my design projects. She’s great!"
Maya
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Joy is lovely and has been very flexible with my schedule. You can tell she loves photography and enjoys teaching. If I was more of an online learner I would have rated the session a 5. I am now realizing I am more of a hands on person it is personally challenging for me to learn using this method. In an ideal world we would be learning by shooting in real time."
Nancy
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!"
Daniela
Took Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Awesome lesson. I love the throwup design."
Loran
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Roya is an amazing teacher! I have no artistic talent but she was able to teach even me to draw. She’s patient kind and thoughtful and will sit with you until you have mastered everything you need to know."
Mani
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Sharron was such a fantastic teacher! Made us feel comfortable and had some amazing strategies to share."
Vic
Took Drawing lessons from Sharron J.
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