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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • 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!
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Thomasin D.

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Livermore, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art from University of the Witwatersrand
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Thomasin D.

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Respected artist, Thomasin Dewhurst has taught Drawing and Painting professionally to children and adults for over fifteen years. An exhibiting and award-winning artist, with a Masters Degree in Art and Art History, Thomasin offers high quality lessons and workshops for beginner to intermediate/advanced students.

Private, group, homeschool and online art instruction is offered for children ages 4 and up, and for teens and adults.

Students of all levels are welcome and classes are small and supportive, catering for the individual needs of each student. Students develop their creativity by exploration and experimentation, while learning essential techniques of drawing, painting, sculpting and other methods of making art. Critical and creative thinking about the students' own work is encouraged.

In the classes I cover an extensive variety of subject matter and mediums including portraits, landscape, still-life, illustration, working with line, color, light & dark, perspective & ...

About Thomasin

Thomasin Dewhurst holds a Master's degree in Fine Art (cum laude), specializing in drawing, painting and sculpture. She has extensive knowledge of both art practical and art history. She is a professional and respected artist who has exhibited in the USA and internationally, both in group and solo

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Patient, kind, and talented! Our family has benefited from Thomasin's teaching in both art and piano for 8 years. Whether in person or on zoom she delivers clear instruction with encouragement while being challenging at the same time.
Highly recommend!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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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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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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David Z.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and displa

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Courtney
David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!
Debby
Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist .
Laura
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!
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Lindsay D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in drawing + painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lindsay D.

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While I'm a new/aspiring teacher, I hope I can create a fun environment where you feel challenged yet accomplished each drawing lesson. I want to know what you're most interested in so I can tailor your lessons to your interests and goals. I'm happy to start with the very basics or help students who already have some experience. I have extensive experience drawing the human figure, portraits, and animals in charcoal, graphite, and soft pastel.

About Lindsay

Hello, I'm Lindsay and I would love to help you learn new drawing and painting skills or brush up on old ones! I received my BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and have been involved in various artistic pursuits ever since. I enjoy helping others and teaching is a career path I have wanted t

Morgan U.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts: Drawing and Painting from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Morgan U.

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Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of art and thought "I wish I could do that." You can. All it takes is practice.

I can break things down for you in a way that makes sense to you, show you the easy, reproducible steps to create the beautiful art that you dream of making. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve their artistic goals, no matter how young or old they are.

Let me help you start today!

About Morgan

I love all things artistic, from realistic oil painting to hand embroidery. I have a broad range of interests and proficiency in many painting and drawing mediums. The way I teach is very laid back, and dertermined by what the student needs and wants. We start by sitting down and discussing

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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Palo Alto is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"I've had four lessons now and I'm learning quite a lot!"
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Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson. We will definitely continue!"
Dove
Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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"The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial."
Nigel
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"the best teacher I ever had"
Diane
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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"Jessica is a great teacher. She has spent much time with me, teaching and helping me complete my art portfolio. I highly recommend Jessica if you want to improve your drawing skills!!"
Nicholas
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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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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"Really takes the time to explain things really well and gives great instruction!"
Leah
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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