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Margarita M.

(18)
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Bulgarian, English, Russian, French, Polish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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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.

* Group lessons for max of 6 students per class. The art classes are designed according to Art University standards and curriculum, and best suit students with a big interest in arts. Each one of the students has an individual study plan assigned (taken into consideration the student's age, the level of art skills and personal goals in art he/she wants to reach.) The lessons consist of an art lecture, art project (drawing, painting etc.) and homework.

- 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 ...

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.

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September 28, 2018
Jovanka V.
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.
December 20, 2017
Nandini
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.
November 27, 2017
Heloise Magny
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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Kai Lun Q.

(14)
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition from US Congress
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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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June 2, 2018
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.
May 10, 2018
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.
March 13, 2018
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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Sarah L.

(21)
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $20
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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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

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 creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and j

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May 1, 2019
Andy B
Great instructor
April 15, 2019
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!
April 6, 2019
Jeanine
Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons

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Tristine W.

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Photography
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Awarded ART SHOWS from various
  • Photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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With the ease of accessibility with digital photography I believe everyone should have the tool sets needed to make images of those memories set before the camera they have at hand. The magical nature of photography is this great mix of science and creativity and in the 16 plus years I have been honing my craft I have met many that have found the art form and flourished creatively. Join me for lectures, discussions, and tutorials covering the basics and advanced techniques. Stop just taking snapshots and start making images!

About Tristine

Photography and exposure basics, studio photography, and more. I am your go to photo learning gal! Studying photography since early 2000, Tristine has a base of knowledge that is rooted in traditional film photography that has grown and adapted alongside the development of digital photography.

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Dan Q.

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Photography
Starting at $100
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Dan Q.

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Photography with professional equipment and software can be very intimidating. I have experience teaching and training in photography and other digital media tools and will help you to get a grasp on all of the ins and outs of photography, getting the results you seek out of your photographs, and photo editing with professional software. I am excited to meet you and get started!

About Dan

Photography can be intimidating when you pick up your first DSLR camera, or open up your app or editing software. I am a professional portrait photographer with a degree in digital photography from Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the arts, as well as more than 20 years of experience te

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Nicolas T.

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Photography
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College
  • Teaching since 2019
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I will give you all of the tools to go out and start taking better photos after the first lesson. I also can customize my lessons to what you feel you need the most help. We will start with the basics of framing, lead room, and motion then move on to more advances skills.

About Nicolas

I am a filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. I am constantly working on short and feature films that you may have seen in theaters. I differ from others in teaching style by empowering students to go practice and learn on their own. All you need is a cell phone and you can start your jo

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"Kai is so unpretentious and open with his knowledge and expertise. He is an excellent teacher and very positive to all the students in class. I will be taking my fourth class with him soon and look forward to honing my skills with his guidance."
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"Best painter in the west!!! Love this man mucho, definitely recommend!"
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"I am so thankful I found Jon via takelessons for photography lessons. He is an amazing, encouraging and a patient teacher. Before the class, we discussed my goals and Jon came up with a lesson plan to help me meet those goals in 3 days of classes. I have learnt so much during our classes so far - the impact of light on photographs, the importance of talking with the subjects/models and the benefits of patience and being a keen observer. Jon is ever so helpful and is always suggesting ways to help me improve my photography skills. Thank you Jon!!!"
- Anisha
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"My third lesson was all about drawing pictures and taking notes as Tony went through the exact steps I needed to edit my photos in Photoshop and PS Lightroom when I don't have Tony standing there guiding me. After explaining what I wanted to do, he was able to just show me the steps needed. In other words, he's a Pro at Photoshop. Like I said before, I can't ask for a better teacher and coach than Tony."
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"Great teacher!! She knows what she's talking about and teaches at your own pace."
- Jeffrey
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"I love my lessons! I’m studying interior design and I thought it would help my development if I learned to draw properly. The kind of intense observation that Eileen teaches has also really helped my design projects. She’s great!"
- Maya
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I had a wonderful experience during my first lesson with Julie! She was easy to talk to and very informative."
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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