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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Awarded 1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition from US Congress
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
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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!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Omar R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor in Graphic Design and Art from Southern Adventist University
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Omar R.

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I will teach you the basic principles of drawing, using graphite and color pencils. You will learn perspective drawing, shading, value, and color theory. I will cover still life, portraits, and form.

About Omar

Art and Design is my passion and I believe it is a skill that can be learned and developed by anyone with that same passion. I have over 15 years of working in the graphic design, print and visual arts industry. I create art for various companies and organizations using traditional and digital

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Rodney
Omar was great overall, he was able to point out small details about sketching that I never thought about like how I should be looking at the object that I am sketching more than my picture itself. Very affordable too! I will be using him more in the near future.
Ria
I am the creative director at TrueBlue in Chattanooga, TN. I had the pleasure of having Omar on staff as a designer/illustrator. He's an extremely talented illustrator with a diversified style palate and a great designer–wrapped in one package. It's great to have a designer that can illustrate as well as he can design. Omar was eager to learn new things and embraced whatever challenge set before him. I highly recommend Omar's talent and abilities.
Jeremy
Omar is an excellent teacher and artist. He is also very patient. Highly recommended!

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David L.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BA Studio Art from Wake Forest University
  • Teaching since 2017
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David L.

45 Reviews
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Online Drawing Teacher

I’ve been teaching for over three years and welcome students of all levels! My lessons are all about training your eye and mastering the foundational elements of art so you can draw anything from life our your imagination. I bring lots of practical techniques and old school methods introduced in a modern way that takes into account the interest of my students and keeps the learning fresh and fun.

I often introduce the works of an established modern or classical artist that either exemplifies the lesson of the day or is someone whose work or life story I think my student might find interesting. We don’t just learn how to draw or paint but also learn how to talk about art and make it more a part of your everyday life.

About David

I have been teaching drawing and painting for over three years one-on-one and in groups, both in person and online. 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. I have a full

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Asia G.
Mr. David was very patient, and kind, while working with my son. He made the lessons very enjoyable. :)
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Melissa
I really love this class david is a great teacher and great t teching, he has a nice personlity and overall is just amazig :)
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Daniel M.

96 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
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Daniel M.

96 Reviews
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I took drawing lessons many years ago and have been practicing since then. I can help you get all the concepts and foundations to continue mastering this skill.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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Kathy S.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Kathy S.

24 Reviews
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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a kid who loves art, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to draw, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will draw from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you draw still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary drawing 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!

PLEASE NOTE: I now offer 30 minute and 45 minute online lessons only! In-home lessons are a minimum of 1 hour. If you try to book a 30 minute in-home lesson, the sales team will contact you to adjust it up to

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator in New York! 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 Chic

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Amy F.
Today was my first lesson with Kathy and she was very patient and encouraging! She is making sure to tailor the lessons to meet my goals.
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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Pleasanton 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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$58 average
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"Excellent lesson. Very clear and helpful."
Richard
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Megan is wonderful working with my teenage daughter. She is fun and entertaining and the perfect fit!"
Morgan
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"Jessica was an excellent teacher with my 9 year old son. It is quite clear she has experience working with children - she is patient, calming and supportive. He can't wait for his next lesson!"
Jack
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"It's such a joy to take classes with Margarita. As a children's librarian by profession I'm impressed with how well she teaches and inspires children, always a lot of smiles in her classes. As an adult returning to art I'm learning so much about the core fundamentals that are taking my art to the next level. Margarita is an expert teacher, kind, considerate, and dedicated to helping her students achieve and develop their potential and talent. I highly recommend her, and her classes."
Sharon
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"Linda is a seasoned artist who is willing to teach beginners from age 12 to adults. She has structured lessons and is easy to follow. She expects your best efforts while encouraging you as you progress."
Nancy
Took Drawing lessons from Linda N.
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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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"My son is really lucky and blessed to have Mrs.Maggie as his Art teacher. He is drawing very nicely nowadays. Mrs. Maggie is very sincere,hardworking and very honest person.She is nice,kind and helpful to her students. Whenever I look my son's drawings and paintings, I can see her dedication and passion towards artwork. Definitely, we can see our kids as a best artists.
I will refer Mrs. Maggie as a Best Art Teacher of the Bay Area to my friends and whoever looking for a great art teacher. She is awesome!"
Malathi
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"It was a great lesson. Brendan is a very knowledgeable instructor. I was able learn so much in one lesson. I definitely recommend

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Rafael
Took Drawing lessons from Brendan L.
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"awww THIS IS AMAZING i learn so much and i inprove"
Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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