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About Patricia M.

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San Pedro, CA
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Using the classic European Atelier Style of teaching, I start all students with basic drawing, tone and color theory before embarking on either water color or oil painting. This is to ensure that the students have a solid foundation upon which to apply color to achieve the desire d effects. No amount of pretty color will make up for a poorly constructed work. Students learn to create dimensional illusions by understanding the principles of perspective, light and dark and various techniques.

About Patricia
As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching experience. Nothing brings me greater pleasure than
to see individuals "blossom" into their creative selves. Whether it is for a student's own enjoyment, audition preparation, recital performance or ongoing piano or voice development, I am committed to engaging you in an experience of learning and fun. It may be the biggest thrill of your lifetime!

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I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please. 

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Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.

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Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

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I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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Megan D. June 30, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Patricia is the best instructor ever! Her love for and knowledge about piano is so inspiring! I learned so much and got so much out of each lesson. She is a joy to be with and I'm truely lucky to have had her as my instructor!
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Cj R. February 12, 2015
· Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
· Vocal Training · In studio
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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About Sondra S.

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West Linn, OR
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I have been teaching professionally for five years with both small children and adults in many different platforms. My students can expect to develop skills of sketching in paint, rendering objects realistically, color theory, color mixing, texturing and blending, and building contrast. I work with you, where you're at, and develop my lesson plans custom to your individual needs. My students and I always have a blast and make the learning experience fun.

About Sondra
Hello future student :) My name is Sondra and I would love to help you achieve your painting goals. I have a wide range of skills, from abstraction to realism and many hues in between. I received my Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The Oregon College of Art and Craft, a school that gave me background in modern, conceptual art. I also learned and revered techniques from the old Masters, such as Rembrandt, who have a classic, timeless perspective on painting. I've heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become a pro, which is why I give my students a painting assignment from our very first lesson. I will get you started wherever you are in your level of experience. I'll help you learn to paint what you're looking at as well as develop your own sense of style when painting expressively. I have a great eye for color and mixing and my students
have felt this was a particular advantage of learning from me. I'd love to meet you and help you on your painting journey. So sign up with me today!
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Lisa September 17, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Sondra is great. I loved my class with her. She's an amazing teacher! I'd so recommend her for anyone wanting to paint whether a beginner or more advanced. She knows her stuff!
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Richard Hackworth September 11, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Great artist with experience and can help beginners become much better painters. Would definitely recommend.
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Ernesto Gloria July 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Patient and knows what she's doing.
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About Tiffany S.

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I've been teaching art - painting for 4+ years and my students have gone on to be art majors. Within the first few lessons, you'll understand the basics of paintings. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Tiffany
Recently graduating from with a Masters of Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Art through Fort Hays State University, Tiffany is now studying for a Ph.D. in Humanities through Faulkner University. She has already obtained an Associate of arts from Western Nebraska Community College and a Bachelors of Fine Art with a Studio Option from Chadron State College. Homeschooled all through high school Tiffany was able to focus on art by taking private lessons which allowed her to then begin teaching private lessons after high school. Tiffany has shown in West Nebraska Art Center at various shows, recently awarded “Best of Show” in Images 2013. Along with the Western Nebraska Art Center she has shown at the Pinnacle Bank in Mitchell, NE, Gering Art Festival, and Art in the Courtyard. Tiffany has a studio in Gering, NE where she spends time tea
ching, creating, and experimenting.
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Jeri B. September 12, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
A very patient teacher!
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Justin F. May 13, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
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Justin F. November 5, 2017
· Oil Painting · Online
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About Margarita M.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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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.

- 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, painting etc.

- Drawing & Sketch Class - The Drawing & Sketch Class starts from beginner level up to college portfolio level. The art projects for this class use only dry art media (charcoal, soft pastels, oil pastels, drawing pencils, colored pencils, ink pens, markers etc).

- Painting Class -The Painting class is designed for students with well developed sketching and drawing art skills. In this class are used only wet media (oil and acrylic paints on canvas, watercolors and gouache on paper).

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.

Since 2005 Margarita has been working with traditional and digital media in her studio to provide graphic design and post-production services, as well as to create artwork for various publishing and Visual Effects houses. She has been involved into numerous projects, among which is her outstanding compositing work in promotional videos for Tyco Electronics, one of the largest electronics companies in California, as well as being the Visual Effects Supervisor for the animated film "Helena's Dream", which entered and won recognition in film festiv
als abroad and in the US.

Margarita has taught fine arts classes at several schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently she is an Art Instructor at Gundolina Art Studio, where she effectively teaches art appreciation and promotes creativity among her students.

Favorite quote: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso.
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Jovanka V. September 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
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.
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Nandini December 20, 2017
· · In studio
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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Heloise Magny November 27, 2017
· Painting · Online
I worked with Margarita on a short film, ''Helena's Dream'' and her artistic skills and keen eye for details are awesome. She is an honest person and anyone working with her will be happy with the results !
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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About Kathy S.

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San Francisco, CA

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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. We will train your eye as you paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

About Kathy
I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist in San Francisco! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago. I was a 2016 Artist-In-Residence at Recology and a 2017 Artist-In-Residence at the Lucid Art Foundation. I also have some exciting opportunities on the horizon! I’m passionate about arts education, interdisciplinary thinking, art history, ecological stewardship, and color theory. I love teaching art!

I’ve taught a variety of ages and skill levels and care about each student as an individual artist and human being. I design individualized lesson plans for each student with creative, engaging assignments that focus on both technical skill and personal exp
ression. I love helping my students learn and grow as artists.

I’m passionate about art history and color theory. In our lessons, not only will you learn how to draw and paint, you will also learn the cultural history around the subject. I will show you historical and contemporary examples of artwork that fit thematically with our lessons. We will have engaging conversations about art while we draw and paint. I can also point you towards art openings happening around the Bay Area.

My personal teaching style is patient, constructive, and encouraging. With practice and hard work, I can help you achieve your goals.

Other things I love include: Spending time in the Great Outdoors, listening to Billie Holiday, and cooking elaborate meals!
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Melanie June 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Kathy was wonderful working with my son and really took the time to get to know him and his personal intetests. She then patiently guided him through some if the essentials of drawing while incorporating subject matter that would inspire and motivate him. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for personalized and knowledgeable instruction.
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giulia May 14, 2018
· Painting · In home
Absolutely great teacher :)
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Lauren April 4, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · In home
Lesson was really fun and we got farther than I expected to in the first session! Kathy was prompt, polite, and professional. Thanks so much!
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San Francisco, CA 94112
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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 David L.

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Reston, VA

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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David
I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to learn.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor.
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Carol L. May 16, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.
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Alla Prima

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Visual Artist, Fine Artist, Painter

Manhei is an emerging artist who has been active with art since he was little. He began his interest in art at Evergreen studio, Hong Kong, and continues his education in art throughout High school at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and receives his Bachelor at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His works are experimental and a mix between his formal trainings and artistic expression. Manhei is also an art instructor who shares what he has learnt in his trainings.

Education and Certificate
•Bachelor of Fine Arts & Certificate (2018)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA
•High School Diploma (2013)
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), San Francisco, CA

Continuing Education
•Palette Project Mentorship Program with Daniel Keys (2018),
Scott
sdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ
• Vincent Desiderio Painting Workshop (2015),
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•Ken Kewley Workshop (2016),
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•Drawing and Painting Concentrate Program with professional artists (2012), Beijing, China
•Hunter Points Shipyard Public Art Youth Program (2011),
San Francisco, CA
•Evergreen Art Studio (2000-2012), Hong Kong, China

Selected Exhibitions
•Annual Student Exhibition (2018)
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•PAFA Northwest pop up show (2017), Philadelphia, PA
•Annual Student Exhibition (2016)
PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
•PAFA summer show (2016),
Philadelphia, PA
•National Congressional Arts Gold Medal Exhibition (2013),
US Capitol, Washington DC
•Senior Visual Art Show (2013),
SOTA, San Francisco, CA
•Young Artist show (2011),
De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
•SFO art show (2011),
SFO, San Francisco, CA

Awards and Honors
•Merit Scholarship (2013-2018)
•Academy Scholarship (2013-2018)
•National Congressional Award. California 12th district 1st place (2013),
Washington, DC
•Artistic excellence in Visual Art Department (2013),
San Francisco, CA
•Robert Squeri Fine Art Award (2013),
San Francisco, CA

Teaching Experience
2015-Present
•Self –employed oil painting and drawing teacher
Introduce students to the following:
1.Alla Prima painting methods
2.Explore expression of the materiality of the mediums
Students age ranges from 12 to 70 including following:
1.Parkinson patient who has problem controlling the brush
2.Doctor who seeks a habit
3.Grade 9 children who seeks a habit
4.Engineer who wish to advance his drawing skill
5.Chefs who wishes to express his ideas more clearly
2012-2013
•Teaching Assistant at Internship Program of the Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From the Mauritshuis Show, De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
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About Isabela D.

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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
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 be
lieve 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 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.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Karla O. November 8, 2018
· English · Online
Isabela is a great teacher with a dynamic class and she gives a lot of tools so you can achieve your goal.
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Michael M. November 6, 2018
· Romanian · Online
She is a fantasic teacher. Funny and engaging. Makes learning a lot easier.
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Stella November 4, 2018
· French · Online
She is very friendly and she takes effort to make aure that the pronunciation is accurate.
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