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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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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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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

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

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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!

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Celina B.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks spanish
  • Character Animation from Animation Mentor
  • Teaching since 2014
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Celina B.

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Drawing is a skill, that anyone can learn! I have studied drawing for over 6 years and minored in visual arts in college. Whether you have experience or none at all, I personalize each lesson to maximize your growth as an artist.

About Celina

I'm a animator and digital artist who loves being creative and expressive through art. I have been teaching STEM and STEAM programs to children, teens, and adults for 4 years. These programs include, 2D/3D animation, computer programming, graphic design, digital drawing, 3D modeling, Photography, V

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Sri
We are very glad to have chosen Celina as tutor for our daughter. Celina is punctual, detail and patient. Nidhi thoroughly enjoys her class.
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Michelle C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 13 to 18
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Michelle C.

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I teach, how to draw anime form. Drawing simple characters. I am able to teach part by part in a character

About Michelle

Hi my name is Michelle and I like drawing anime characters or just simple characters. I can teach you basic drawings. I’ve been drawing for almost 4 years, I am a self taught artist. If your like drawing characters and simple instructions, I can help

Alessandro D.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Italian Literature from University of Turin
  • Teaches students 15 to 80
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Alessandro D.

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About Alessandro

Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food! I am also a professional photographer

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Jared
Alex is the BEST!
John
Alessandro is so Patient and understanding. He always goes the extra mile to make sure I understand. Very very happy with lessons so far.
Masha
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"I drew a lot as a kid but haven’t at all in recent years. My first lessons with Eileen have been focused on simple exercises in observation. They’re challenging but really helpful and I can see improvement already! Her studio is really cool and comfortable to work in."
Paul
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Matthew created an amazing experience for my wife & me. He was very communicative prior to the class, and he really took my input to heart to create a customized painting experience for us. On the day of the class, he scoped out to location in Central Park in advance, and set up our easels in a great spot. Throughout the class, he was engaged, engaging, gave us a LOT of helpful creative tips and instructions, but also allowed us to use our own approach and imagination. We had an absolute BLAST - amazing memorable experience. We would really highly recommend Matthew to anybody."
Istvan
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Matthew M.
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"Great experience...very well prepared and informative!"
Jill
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Outstanding teacher! Took lessons with my kids. Megan is wonderful!"
Chris
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"David is fantastic with our daughter. Her lesson with him each week is something she looks forward to and gets so excited about once the day arrives. He is patient, encouraging and challenges her but within her abilities to allow confidence building and her own desire to improve her skills. She had no formal training before David and she impresses me each week with what she's accomplishing with him."
Amanda
Took Drawing lessons from David Z.
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"Great class. Julie took her time and explained everything in detail. No question was left unanswered. Would highly recommend this class and any additional classes she teaches."
Joe
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is a phenomenal teacher. She is extremely kind, patient and informative on the subject of photography. I love our lessons and can't wait to learn more!"
Kelly
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"She is very kind and cares about her students. She is the best professor I've ever had."
Pari
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I made a last minute lesson with Megan as I panicked about a university project that I was in no way prepared for. She is a calming and professional energy that guides you along the first few movements. At the end of the class she summed up what the next steps would be, making sure to set me up for success. I will definitely be signing up again!"
Samantha
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"I really love this class david is a great teacher and great t teching, he has a nice personlity and overall is just amazig :)"
Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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