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Popular Visual Arts Teachers in Palo Alto, CA

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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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!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • 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 painting. 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

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
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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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Jason M.

100 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jason M.

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iPad Pencil (Procreate), Pencil, Lines, Shading, Tracing, 1, 2 and 3 point perspective. Self portraits and still life. Gestures are also a fun way to get the fingers moving. Landscapes and cartoons or comic features are an option based on the students requests as well.

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard tea

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Jaiden
My 10 year old is taking drawing lessons online with Jason. He loves it! The lesson is tailored to what he wants to learn and his confidence in what he is able to do is steadily increasing. He looks forward to his lesson every week.
Everett
Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂
Barney
Jason is an awesome and patient teacher. Can't recommend him enough!

Ana Z.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English, Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Ana Z.

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These lessons will address principals of composition in photography, as well as learning the exposure principle to be able to apply correct camera settings.

A link to an interactive camera setting tool will be provided for the students to practice on their own time.

At the end of the lesson, student will receive an exposure cheat sheet. The list can be stored on a smart phone and consulted any time anywhere while shooting.

Minimum requirements for enrolling in this class:

1 - Because every lesson is customized to address each students' unique circumstances and needs in the field of photography, students must provide information on which camera they will be using PRIOR to purchasing lessons.
However, the photography lessons are NOT intended for going over the brand/model-specific camera manuals, nor for teaching where to find the brand/model-specific camera features. Student candidates are advised to research and study this type of information PRIOR to enrolling in the ...

About Ana

I am a Graphic Designer and a former Photoshop and Photography teacher in the public schools system. After receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, willing to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer,

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Aidan
Very good instructor
Mindia A.
Great person! Best teacher!
Edward
Excellent lesson, Ana is a very good teacher.
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Marty W.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish (For singing and limited usage), Italian (for singing)
  • Master of Science from University of Advancing Technology
  • Teaching since 1997
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Marty W.

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Although my focus as a TakeLessons teacher is primarily in music, I also teach a killer Calligraphy class. I do not take the fact that I am 'multi-talented' lightly. I know good calligraphy and I know mediocre calligraphy. Before getting more involved with music, I taught Calligraphy at a junior college for 7 years. I taught over 750 students and took classes from a student of Donald Jackson, one of the Scribes of the Queen of England. I can strengthen the work and techniques of intermediate or advanced calligraphers (and illuminators) and am very adept at teaching beginners. We can meet in my music studio or your home. I have a list of preferred materials and love this amazing communication form.

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your so

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Morgan F.
Marty understands your goals and is great in showing new ways to sing better and louder
Tanu P.
its difficult to give feedback in 30 min class... one session ...dont know why this feedback email pop up in my mailbox
Ellie G.
Ms Marty was engaging and personable. She assessed our 8 year old daughter’s interest and ability quickly and accurately. We’re thrilled to have established lessons with her. What a fantastic instructor for young children! Thank you!

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"She’s very passionate about the history of calligraphy and the precision of its beauty. Wonderful teacher. My 13 yo daughter loved her."
Peyton
Took Calligraphy lessons from Marty W.
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"Excellent lesson. Very clear and helpful."
Richard
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"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."
Jovanka
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"Really good teacher, learned so much in just an hour."
Kennedy
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Eileen is a great teacher with a lot of specific strategies for building a painting. She is very clear, personable and fun to work with. Her knowledge of materials and techniques can help anyone advance their skills and better understand the medium."
Monica
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"John has a true knowledge and understanding of different photography and how to solve the unique issues we had. We looked through over 20 instructors on google, etc before we picked John and would highly recommend him."
Jason Gendler
Took Photography lessons from John O.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient."
Fernando
Took Drawing lessons from Moataz A.
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"My teenage daughter is interested in drawing realistically and she wasn’t really learning that at her art class in school. She’s been doing a series of lessons with Eileen and the drawings she’s been making are wonderful! Of course I’m biased but my daughter has really been enjoying the experience."
Joanna
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Julie is one amazing teacher and is amazing at with every learning style. I would highly recommend!"
Emberli
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Dan is a fantastic teacher. His demos are easy to follow and he answers your questions completely. This has been one of the best classes I have ever taken."
Mike
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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