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About Deron C.

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San Diego, CA
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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with it for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. Paint what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life.

If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron
I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, The Museum of the Living Artist, The San Diego Art Department, Sanctuary Gallery, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery. I have just started to show in other cities, most recently at the Rialto Theater in Corpus Christi, Texas and The Nico Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Along with my painting career, I have created children’s book and magazine illustrations, done graphic design work, and taught others how to express themselves creatively through art. I have been creating curricula for children’s art programs and teaching them. I also have been te
aching adults how to paint at the San Diego Art Department for the past 10 years and, in the past two years, with Painting &Vino.

Through my decade of teaching painting, I have honed a teaching style that encourages students to balance creativity and imagination with technique and skill. I strive to help students discover a process in which they are able to express themselves creatively while also teaching paint application techniques, color theory and the Elements and Principles of design. I am often in front of 50+ people at a time presenting my painting techniques within a limited amount of time.

I look forward to coaching you whether you're someone who hasn't painted since you were a kid or you're a seasoned painter who just needs a little help, encouragement or direction.

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Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
-Color theory
-The Elements & Principles of Design and how to use them
-The Creative Process
-Creating a Composition When You Don't Know What to Paint
-Creating a Painting Using a Photo as a Reference
-Glazing
-Oil vs. Acrylic Paints
-Advice for Artists with Works-In-Process

I am happy to teach a student anything s/he wants to explore within the realm of painting.
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Destiny April 25, 2017
· Drawing · Online
Deron has been flexible with our schedule. Our daughter (13yr) enjoys taking class with him.
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Anne C. February 25, 2017
· Painting · Online
Deron is very patient. He teaches me different techniques from start of painting, to finishing touches. He is knowledgeable and can convey them clearly. He makes
the painting session fun and I like the interaction with him. Great teacher !!!
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Angela H. December 23, 2016
· Drawing · In studio
While Deron is extremely knowledgeable. ...drawing / sketching is new and I felt that too much was given to me as a beginner in such a short (two hours) span of time. I'm sure after a few more lessons I'll feel more adequate for the task!
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About Elena A.

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Rodeo, CA
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About Elena
Highly Motivated & Excited Teacher and Inspiration Mover. Building confidence in various subjects from Art to Dance to Computer Skills.

Come to the class one way, and leave a brand new person regardless of which class you take with Elena A.

Founder & CEO of MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc. a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, Elena teaches classes to support the community and continues to boost careers in the Bay!
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Jonathan September 30, 2015
· Filmmaking · In studio
MMTB's day-long intensives with Elena are astounding. DO NOT go in with a closed mind, or thinking you know things - if you do, you will walk away bitter and confused, because Elena will challenge everything you know - BUT you will walk away with a completely new perspective if you allow yourself to learn. The days are intense (as expected), so be prepared to abandon everything you knew on the fly - and be prepared to have your mind blown, and explore aspects of your art you've never explored before.
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About C J E.

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Combining versatile, inspirational and intuitive approach with an extensive variety of effective techniques, C J Elsip encourages you to stretch the boundaries of creative media and mind to discover, explore and develop your own personal creative language.
You will learn about shape, form, light & shadow, color, tonal value, composition and much more - at your own pace, with careful consideration and understanding of your personal needs and creative goals.

About C J
C J Elsip is an internationally emerging Fine Artist with a uniquely distinctive style of work. Her highly intuitive use of colour and form resonates on the canvas, creating powerful, vibrant oil paintings which emanate with an exquisite sense of light, depth and dramatic presence.

Welcoming students of all ages and abilities, the artist combines a versatile, inspirational and intuitive approach with an extensive variety of effective drawing and painting techniques, encouraging you to stretch the boundaries of both creative medium and mind to discover, explore and develop your own personal, creative language.

Through hands on demonstration and individual guidance, discover time-honored, traditional and experimental drawing and painting techniques as you are guided on a fascinating creative journey of light, color, composition and
depth.
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Sharon W. September 12, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · Online
It is hard to get a lot out of a lesson doing it remotely. And in one hour! She was wonderful but I think I would like to try lessons either in a group setting or individual face to face. That way she could help me correct mistakes as I go.
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David Whitney, Sr. August 31, 2017
· Drawing · In home
1st session went very well and provided a solid plan.
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Chareeta S. August 7, 2017
· Painting · Online
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About Sondra S.

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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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Deborah December 7, 2017
· Oil Painting · Online
Sondra was very kind and encouraging, but she also gave me helpful, honest feedback that will motivate me to keep trying to improve my skills.
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Jojo October 22, 2017
· Drawing · Online
Sondra was well prepared and provided Jojo with technique instruction and drills to work on. Jojo is eager to continue her lessons.
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Amy S. August 15, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · Online
It was a very good class for a beginner.
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About Alfredo E.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, 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/
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http://www.echeverriaripstein.com/
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Alfredo E.

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About Eric A.

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Are you interested in learning how to paint people? I'm a world renowned oil painter willing to share my valuable experience and vast knowledge with eager students of all levels and ages. I structure my lessons in a practical and effective manner with a strong foundation in drawing and classical technique. My unique and practical method is easy to follow and quickly builds confidence and skill.

All you need is a palette, a canvas, 7 colors, some inexpensive brushes, and medium.

About Eric
Eric Armusik, (b. 1973) paints classical figurative art that reflects the spirit and passionate storytelling of the old masters. His paintings are a declaration to the dramatic power of representational art. The origin of his inspiration does not lie in academia, but rather his childhood, surrounded by the vivid paintings he saw in Gothic cathedrals as a child. Eric received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Pennsylvania State University and a minor in an art history. He is recognized by the Art Renewal Center as an Associate Living Master. Currently, he’s an Artist Ambassador for Jerry’s Artarama and regularly demos and reviews their art materials.

Eric's paintings are in numerous collections around the world and have been exhibited in places like the Salmagundi Art Club and the National Arts Club in New York. His paintings hav
e appeared in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, American Art Collector and Fine Art Conniosseur to name a few.
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Mike July 11, 2017
· Oil Painting · In studio
Great class. I advise anyone who want to learn how to paint to take Erik's class.
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jimmy May 23, 2017
· Oil Painting · In studio
Eric Armusik is an outstanding classical oil painter as well as an experienced oil painting tutor and teacher. Years ago, my daughter, her boy friend and I fortunately had a very good and very successful oil painting classes with him at his home. He did a very good job in his oil painting teaching program and we did benefit a lot from his patient demonstration with all the details. He is a fantastic oil painting artist and trustworthy skillful oil painting teacher so that it really worth for joining any of his programs. I highly recommend Eric Armusik to any of potential students for enriching their individual oil painting career.
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About Megan R.

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Glendale, CA
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I have taught over 500 students how to paint! Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.

About Megan
*Online Lessons have special pricing - Please contact me about online lesson pricing *

I am drawn to the timelessness of the human figure as the focal point of a painting. I find people to be my biggest source of inspiration. This appreciation extends also to the students I am honored to teach. I never quite know where the art class will take us and what skills will be honed to match the inspiration the student has, but on many occasions we both are wonderfully surprised by the results. I design each lesson to inspire and encourage the student . The techniques will come with time but it takes inspiration to get there!
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Chris December 12, 2017
· Watercolor Painting · In home
Outstanding teacher! Took lessons with my kids. Megan is wonderful!
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Derek June 14, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
I had three other painting instructors before I came upon Megan's class and I will say she is the best painting teacher I have had and that does not come easy because I am a professional sculptor that has taught and taken many classes in the art field. Simply put Megan is at the top of her game and her style of teaching is one that most anybody will benefit from her classes.
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Katherine June 13, 2017
· Painting · In studio
This was one of the best classes I have ever attended, in any subject, for the past 30 years. Megan is a brilliant and compassionate teacher. She made me feel like an artist. Thank you, Megan! --Katherine
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About Elissa H.

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Painting is about learning the process of layering and building an image out of colorful shapes, lines, texture, and value! You will learn the following:

Compositon
Process of Layering Paint
Color Mixing and Color Theory
Understanding Materials
Washing Materials

Depending on your preference and experience, I can teach you painting methods for watercolor, ink, acrylic, or oil. We can focus on painting the subject matter of your choice: wildlife, portraiture, landscapes, or abstract. I look forward to hearing from you!

About Elissa
I am a preschool, elementary, and middle school art teacher and an accomplished artist. I have experience teaching ages 3 to 50 explore their own creativity while learning painting and drawing.

I believe every individual no matter the age, experience, or inherent ability can learn to draw and paint! I can teach any artistic style, whether it be portraiture, wildlife, landscapes, anime, abstract, or mixed media.

Lessons are structured by meeting a student’s goal while building a strong foundation in the medium of preference and familiarizing one’s self with the elements of art, principle of design, and the color theory.

Students will have simple step-by-step instructions that break an image down into basic lines, shapes, and layers coupled with visual examples. You will have a project during our in-person or online sessions togeth
er followed by an assignment or goal to achieve before our next session. Children will focus on solidifying their artistic strengths while learning artistic techniques in every aspect of art. Young adults will strengthen their art portfolio with visual art tools and adults will rekindle their passion for art by revisiting the foundations of art.

I look forward to unlocking your or your child’s creative potential and strengthening existing talent with artistic techniques!

Lessons are offered in-person at my studio just outside of Boston or online. I look forward to hearing from you!

*Caution: If you or your child has cat allergies, I own a cat. Depending on the severity of your allergies, I am flexible to confining the cat to one room during our in-person lesson.
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Adrienne September 4, 2017
· Painting · In studio
I've observed Elissa teaching and she is wonderfully compassionate, patient, and warm with children. She's also incredibly passionate and talented about art and has an excellent way of helping children unlock their creative potential. Her teaching style is loving while balanced with great expectations. She is very professional and as an educator and parent myself, I wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Amy September 4, 2017
· Painting · In home
Working with Elissa is an opportunity that should not be missed. Elissa is an incredibly talented artist and compassionate teacher. Her experience in the arts and personal journey is inspiring. If you decide to take lessons with Elissa, you will not only have a teacher, but a dedicated mentor and friend.
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About Diana M.

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Teaching how to see is how you will learn to draw, paint make your painting come alive. We work from big shapes to small and before you know it an image appears. If you can take directions and I can see your progress in order to cater specifically to you together we can accomplish great things.

About Diana
Diana has been a professional book illustrator, muralist, portrait artist, art teacher since 1988.

She has her Masters of Fine Art from New York Academy Of Art.

Although painting is her passion teaching is her desire because to connect with people is why she paints. Without one the other is dull.

There is no beauty in art until is enjoyed no meaning until we open up our feelings for ourselves and for our friends.
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Diana M.

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About Gen R.

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I love learning and teaching. When someone takes the time to actually teach, not just present facts, and confusion or lack of understanding finally breaks way into understanding, or a skill is achieved beyond what they thought they could ever achieve, it is an empowering, exciting experience I love to give my students.

About Gen
I love art and people! Art is fun, but I truly believe that anyone can achieve mastery with good instruction and practice!

While I received my BFA and Certificate at CSULB and attended The Laguna College of Art and Design, the skills that got me the jobs I wanted and helped me the most in life I learned through private tutoring and lessons!
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