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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • 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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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

Sarah L.

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

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Trudy P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 20 and up
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Trudy P.

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I will listen to what your needs are and cater to that. My experience in digital photography goes back to 2001. I know how complex the world of photography can be but I will seek to leave my ego behind because I too had to learn from others and frequently in a classroom setting the instructor unfortunately can't help the individual.

About Trudy

I have been taking digital photos since 2001 but started when I first fell in love with Photoshop. My favorite subject matter is nature but the principles of taking a decent photo will be similar for any subject matter. I photograph large events and headshots and believe in the importance of a

William F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Economics from Rice University
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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William F.

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Interested in learning to draw from your imagination? Do you want an artistic foundation that will let you draw everything from people and wildlife to comics and concept art? Then I think we are a match!

I am a teacher who specializes in teaching the beginner/intermediate drawing student! All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You will learn fundamental drawing concepts that will give you the tools to draw anything you want. I want my students to reach their artistic potential while also having fun doing it. Shoot me a message and let's get started!

About William

I am a professional illustrator and artist who specializes in teaching students drawing methods used in the entertainment, comic, and illustration industry. My method of teaching heavily emphasizes the fundamentals of art as once these are mastered, the artist is free to bend and break them at will

Onaolapo O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $117
  • Speaks English, Yoruba
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Onaolapo O.

2 Reviews
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A great opportunity to show you how great the world is with documentary photographs.

About Onaolapo

How do feel when you have someone who is ready to take you classes with more ideas 💡 using relative examples of things around you ?? I would be glad to tutor you for an online class for a week .. With time you will spot the difference among teachers 👌🏻.. Quality is better than quantity!! See y

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Caitlin
I learn the basic in 3weeks !!
What a great experience that is !!
Bobby
He is a great tutor that listens to student

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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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"Great teacher and a wonderful experience. My daughter loves to go to class and have lots of fun while learning new techniques.
Kids are actually exposed to various mediums. The really good part is you can also see older kids working on really good pieces of art, which is a very motivating for the younger ones. Personally Ms Maggie is very kind and gentle and a pleasure to know. I recommend any parent looking to enroll their kids into an art program to take them to her class and you WON'T regret it!"
Shikha
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"Great instructor, down to earth. Understandable"
Shavonne
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"the best teacher I ever had"
Diane
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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"Mark was great. Articulate, clear, and made everything easily understandable. A first lesson should definitely be two hours and I look forward to many more lessons."
Robert
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"Hilda was awesome and worked out great goals for me. She taught slow and steady which was perfect. Thanks Hilda!"
Tracy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Hilda R.
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"I’ve been taking drawing lessons with Eileen for awhile now and I really recommend them. It’s the calmest and most focused hour of my week and I’m learning a lot."
Sunhee
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Wow! Jacob is incredibly knowledgable in both photography and Photoshop. He took great care to answer all of my questions. After just one lesson I'm definitely on my way to being a better photographer."
Melissa
Took Photography lessons from Jacob F.
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"Jonathan is such an inspiring and motivating photographer.

I was fortunate enough to participate in one of his workshops almost a year back. This review is based on the amazing experience during the workshop and highly beneficial interactions with him beyond that.

The workshop itself was wonderful. Jonathan made sure that every participant understood exactly what he was talking about on a one on one basis. ‘Patience’ - the virtue great photographers are known for was on display live. There were beginners, intermediate and professional level photographers and each of them learned a lot from Jonathan and from each other. The biggest impact was the photography community feeling Jonathan created in us and all of us interacts with each other even after a year and learn together via social media groups.

As part of the conference, there was a street photography session where we interacted with strangers and got their photographs. It was a great experience. Being new to Minneapolis and from a different culture and upbringing, this experience helped me to gain a lot of confidence and finally I was able to come out of my shell.

The best part about Jonathan is, he helps me out so much with my photography even months after the workshop. Also, he provides the opportunity to assist during photo shoots which help me a lot to learn just by observing. It really really helps me improve my photography knowledge and experience.

I would definitely recommend Jonathan to anyone who is looking to get into the photography world. He is such a great teacher who will inspire and be with you throughout your journey!!"
Nimi Roy
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan "JC" C.
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"I really love this class I hope this never stops with every drawing (ad lost one) I'm getting better <3 (and at keeping them)"
Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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