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About Marina B.

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Cupertino, CA
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Acrylic Painting 101

"Still life is the key that unlocks the secrets to great
painting. When painted with extraordinary perception
and ability, objects have the potential to allegorically
represent the full range of the human condition." Nelson Shanks

This still-life lessons will emphasize finding the rhythm in painting and learning when to make the shifts between balancing composition, drawing and color within a painting.

The workshop will commence from setting up a still-life and working out a composition with thumbnail sketches, then developing a color study, and then an open grisaille, the actual painting, working out the drawing issues, color development, keeping paint layers thin and even, and finding the areas where there would be more build-up of impasto and texture, and finally the last touch: removing what is not needed, and adding finishing details.

About Marina
As a child of five years old I was brought by my mom to Gulyaev’s Art Studio and this famous Ukrainian artist involved me in the marvelous world of fine art.

In high-school, I participated in a federally-funded program for the Gifted and Talented in Visual Art. After graduation I won a huge competition and was admitted as a student of the Architectural department of the Kiev Architectural Civil University. In 2001, I become a student, hand-selected by the director of extraordinary Master degree program of Visual Communication, offered by Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). In master classes, we learned from each other and worked with the best illustrators: Murray Tinkelman and Cris Payne, Dave Passalaqua and Sano Kazu (Kazuhini), Bunny (Alice) Carter and Bob d’Sey, I love to learn new skills and keep learning new styles and techniques
all the time. This love has inspired my beloved students to do the same.
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Lolly L. January 26, 2017
· Oil Painting · In home
It was our first class together so part of it was organizing myself. I look forward to more classes with Marina.
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Lucy October 20, 2016
· Painting · In studio
I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them.
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Lucy October 20, 2016
· Painting · In studio
I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them.
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About Alfredo E.

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Pasadena, CA
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In my classes you can expect to learn both the basics and advanced material:
-Painting realistic skin tones, composition,using a grisaille and verdaccio, glazing, methods and materials of the Old Masters, achieving a likeness in portraiture, accurate color mixing and matching, the use and preparation of painting mediums, translating what you see or envision onto the canvas successfully and much more. I enjoy teaching people that are passionate about art, regardless of their skill level.

About Alfredo
I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.
You can see some of my work here :
https://www.instagram.com/alfie_ripstein/
And
http://www.echeverriaripstein.com/
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Alfredo E.

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About Andrea C.

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Corona, CA
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I have over 30 years experience with painting, sketching, and Color theory. My passion is to share my knowledge and understanding. I have been consistently teaching groups and a one on one basis for the past 3 years. I understand from an early age the impact art has. I would love to help you build a foundation of art and give you the tools to create when ever you desire. I specialize in beginners/intermediate and will customize each lesson to fit your need. I absolutely love what I would love to share it with you! Let’s get started!!

About Andrea
Her talent was discovered by her mentor, her grandfather, also an artist.She had an eye for color. She could draw anything as an exact match. Eventually this amazing talent and passion translated into paintings. This connection with colliding colors is what initially set her work apart in shows and competitions and has led to a growing following of galleries and collectors alike.

Andrea has been featured in many publications in and around the art community. She’s donated paintings to many organizations in Dallas, TX, Riverside, CA and in the Orange County area.

She has since independently illustrated and published her own children’s book. Andrea has decided to follow her heart, her passion, and her dreams by teaching others.
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Andrea C.

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About Isabela M.

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Fort George G Meade, MD

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Educated in Europe, I was always inspired by my teachers and travels to continue honing my artistic skills. With practice, anybody can develop their own style, and I believe it's my duty to pass on the knowledge that was instilled in me as a young artist.
Expression of one's soul in art may be sometimes stronger than words, something that psychologists have proven for years.

About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and
pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Drake W. July 18, 2019
· Romanian · Online
Another solid lesson with interaction over homework and additional website material.
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Drake W. July 11, 2019
· Romanian · Online
This was a very helpful lesson. We went over homework together. She made corrections as well as changed wording at times to see whether I understood. Isabela also referred me to some very good websites. We interacted over one of these.
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Cathy July 9, 2019
· Romanian · Online
Thank you for being flexible, kind and a excellent teacher.
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About Alexander Z.

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Berkeley, CA

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I have been painting for 20 years and have focused on Abstract expressionism, figuritve abstraction and landscape painting. I use oil, acrylic, encaustic and digital mediums.
Painting, is a joy of expression that I would love to help you explore and expand on.
I can teach you how to mix colors, learn about composition, discover tools and techniques that you may not have considered.
Let me help you unlock your innate abilities and expand on your understanding of color, form, perspective, composition and technique.
Painting and drawing have their own visual language and this language must be nurtured, practiced and repeated for it to become your very own. Plus it is very fun and a true joy for those that pursue it with vigor.
Let’s paint, draw and use our eye and imagination to create something beautiful.

About Alexander
I have been playing music for 25 years.
During this time, I focused mainly electric bass and the Acoustic Guitar. I play rhythm guitar in a very busy World Fusion Flamenco Gypsy Jazz band, based in the SF Bay Area. I have learned a sure way to develop the building blocks for playing music. A way to practice and retain the information that you want to learn and quickly advance in your musical passion. I personally use these techniques and want to share them with you. Through patience and determination I will help you discover how to practice, develop technique and then enjoy and play music. I will answer your questions about your guitar from the simple to complex.
If you want to learn Gypsy Jazz, chords, rhythm and technique, how to play Blues, Rock, Funk or Reggae, or how to read chord charts and tablature, I want to help.
I am alwa
ys excited to work with beginners, so if you are very new to your instrument we can discuss the geography and mechanics of it as well. We will start with the basics then build upon ideas that will give you a holistic understanding of the guitar and how to play music.

"Practice makes perfect" but you need to know "what" and "how" to practice, too make the most of your time.

I would not say that it is easy to learn how to play music or play guitar but that it is completely worth the time that you devote to it.

Music, is a gift that will always give back, you give it to yourself and then share it with your friends and loved ones.
Music, you will have it for life.

Check out the music that I play.
#barriomanouche
Lets play some music.
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Chuck Noah December 20, 2018
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Alexander’s teaching style is easy going and informative. The diversity of his playing style opens up a incredible canvas for his musical interpretations,
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Alexander Z.

Berkeley, CA 94702
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About Angikar S.

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Phoenix, AZ
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starting from base, crayons, pastel, watercolor, acrylic
-- no rush
-- practice sessions
-- exams
-- still lives
- portraits
--landscpaes
- vivid
- abstract

About Angikar
Angikar Sarkar (aged 31 years) is professionally a software engineer and an arts and music aficionado. He is originally from India and completed till 3rd year in fine Arts from Indian Academy of Fine Arts. In 2009, he came to the States to peruse graduate studies from Texas and since 2013, he is staying in north Phoenix, Arizona for professional connections. His wife, Samayita, is the biggest motivation behind his arts. Whenever he gets spare hours, Angikar involves himself in fine arts, poetry and music. Acrylic and water color are his specializations, but he also finds immense pleasure in charcoal art, sketching, pastel touches and tempera. He believes that music and rhythm exist everywhere in this universe, may be in different forms and shapes. As an artist, he wants to explore that symphony and correlate that rhythm with lives, myths,
mythologies, objects and nature. Symphony brings happiness and happiness breeds excellent art works which is where his arts are coming from.

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”. Ralph Emerson once said.
It is true, indeed!
It is actually impossible to portray the actual beauty of the nature in a mere canvas with a few colors and brushes in hand. The vastness is more than that. This is therefore a very miniscule effort to depict the beauty of the nature.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness...” and Wilderness Chapter I and Wilderness Chapter II try to tell the same thing.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from its loveliness arises”- Fifty Shades of Green exactly speaks about the same thing. Even everything is green, still there is no monotony and each and every hue is visible.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature” and rose is the queen among them. It is more beautiful while its scent is mixed with nocturnal enigma and Night Rose tries to portray the same.

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all”. The peace lies in Autumn and Serenity Chapter I canvas over the same thought.
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Angikar S.

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About Ollie G.

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Oakland, CA
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Do you love abstract art or have always been curious as to how it's created? Have you always wanted to explore your creative potential through painting and drawing? Do you currently have a practice or just like to doodle or paint in your spare time?

Let's work together to help you find some new techniques and interesting ways to explore the rich world of abstract art!

We can explore the following paths together:

1. Assessment of your skills, creative goals and ideas
2. History of Abstract and Contemporary Art
3. Basics of drawing and painting supplies and tools and how to use them
4. Best practices for building your own practice
5. Learning creative and unique drawing and painting techniques to help you unlock your ideas and further your explorations
6. Discussion on how to promote your work and how to find opportunities to show your work
7, Ways to budget your time to make room for your creativity and develop your practice

About me:

I have been a practicing visual artist for ...

About Ollie
I love looking at art, reading about art and making art!

Art heals and the creation of it is I believe, empowering. My current practice is an expanding body of drawn and painted works that explore form through geometric, abstract, sculptural and musical languages.

From an early age, I grew up learning about art by watching my mother create. I loved the freedom and challenge that it provided me when I was young and over time have come to evolve and develop my own practice and language as an adult. In addition to art I am a Violist, Sound Designer and Composer and feel very strongly that the work I do visually has deep roots in sound and music.

Education:

Interlochen Arts Academy (Focus in Viola) 1995
Oberlin College (BFA Viola and Art) 2000

Upcoming Shows 2019:

From There to Here. (Jun 22 - Jul 27) - Sara Lisch Gallery
, Berkeley
Grids & Geoforms. (Jul 12 - Sep 12) - Guerilla Cafe, Berkeley
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Sye-Ok May 25, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In studio
Ollie is an excellent, supportive, and friendly teacher! This is my first time using TakeLessons, and I enjoyed my time spent with Ollie. He was able to give me technical guidance, but also allowed me to play around. I appreciate that he was able to customize my lessons with my personal goals, and even suggest local art I may be interested in. I booked a 1 hour session, and the time flew by! He also allows you to use his brushes and paints the first session, and then gives recommendations for paints/brushes based on your skill level and budget. Looking forward to booking my next lesson. Highly recommend.
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Ollie G.

Oakland, CA 94606
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$45 / 30-min

About Keffie L.

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Sarasota, FL
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I want you to BE FREE! and be creative! I will help you have a creative goal and we will figure out a way to get you there! Either in 1 lesson or lots of lessons, there should always be a direction. I have many years of teaching art, sewing and technology to adults and children I want you to have fun and enjoy your experience and help you find your creative and artistic side....it's in there I promise!

About Keffie
I am a seasoned artist, painter, and interior designer who is native to the Sarasota area. I have been teaching private art classes for 15+ years and have been painting for over 30 years. I have a passion for art and design and all things creative and I love to share my creative talents. I hope to share my knowledge of art and my passion for Sarasota History with guests from near and afar.

I am available to teach any of the following: Acrylics, Oils, Drawing, Watercolor, Portraits, Still Life, 3D, Mixed Media, Furniture Painting, Chalk Paint, Embroidery, Basic Sewing/Stitching, Cricut Projects and More!
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Keffie L.

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About Todd S.

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Tucson, AZ

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Acrylic Painting

Acrylic paint is water soluble. It’s made of plastic and uses a water binder. That means that when an acrylic painting is done, it is very durable. It dries very quickly without any additional mediums to slow drying time down.

Acrylic painting can be done on anything from paper to canvas. It’s possible to thin the paint down to do glazing, or other mediums can be added to create impasto paintings. We can even add retarder to it to slow down drying time, making it behave more like oil paint.

It's helpful to have some drawing experience before taking this lesson. But it's not necessary. If you are a beginner, we'll start with landscape painting.

About Todd
I have been creating art his whole life. Eventually that passion led to my Bachelors Degree (B.F.A.) in Fine Art. Now, I want to pass on what he learned – and the love of learning – to you!

I have experience as a substitute art teacher in one of the most sought after public school districts in Wisconsin. This teaching experience led to the establishment of my own studio as a working and teaching space.

Since 2000, I have been a professional artist working as a painter and web designer/developer. My paintings can be found on the walls one of the largest universities in the United States, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

My work is also widely collected by hospitals, clinics, the Department of Defense and a nationwide audience of private patrons.

What sets me apart from other studio art teachers is that I am a practicing, profe
ssional artist and designer who also happens to really enjoy passing along all that he has learned to others.
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Todd S.

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$25 / 30-min

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