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Deron C.

13 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
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Deron C.

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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, Th

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Sierra W.
Deron is wonderful with my 7 year old granddaughter. Her parents are in the process of divorcing and she is having a hard time with it emotionally. Deron is patient and kind and allows her to direct the lesson with his guidance. She loves drawing and she really looks forward to her her lesson time with Deron.
Zaki
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
Nancy
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
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Dan L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Daniel fine art, illustration, computer animation from Spectrum Institute for the Advertising arts, NJ / Sheridan College, Canada
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Dan L.

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I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Dan

My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful p

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Chris W.
Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄
Scott
Terrible! Missed an appointment, limited knowledge, poor teaching skills. Would avoid..
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Monica G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $16
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Monica G.

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About monica

I have taught ESL for 2 years in South Korea. I have my TEFL certificate as well. I also taught ESL in Atlanta for a semester at a private school. After, I taught a semester of private lessons for a Turkish family. I am new to Brooklyn and looking to help anyone learn English the fun and easy way.

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Kathy S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • MFA, Visual Arts from San Francisco Art Institute
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kathy S.

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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 paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting 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!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

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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Lola
My daughter looks forward to Kathy’s lesson every week!
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CD H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hello! I have been a children’s book and games illustrator for over 25 years. I opened my art studio 8 years ago where I teach beginning/intermediate and advanced painting lessons. We paint animals(sometimes funny and whimsical animals, awesome landscapes such as views from Paris, beaches, the night sky, sunrises/sunsets and much, much more! I am a person that likes to have fun during my online art lessons and you will get to meet my two baby Geckos! I’ll see you there!

About CD

Hello future CD’s Art Studio Fans! I think you will be so happy about the pictures you will paint with me! I will take you step by step teaching you blending and different brush strokes to achieve our goal. I am a person that likes to have fun during my lessons. You will also get to meet my two ne

Kelly D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kelly D.

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I have 30 years of professional painting experience that I love to share and revisit with my students! As an artist in Tv, filmmaking, and live events I have worked in an amazing amount of media and love to share shortcuts and explore new possibilities!

About Kelly

Hi! My name is Kelly and I’m a professional artist living and working in Denver. I think we are so lucky to live in a city that is jam-packed with all varieties of art and it inspires me every day. Hopefully I can pass on that inspiration and desire to create to each of my students. I would conside

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons in San Diego is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $200 per hour.
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"she is inspiring, nice, caring, and gives you time when you need it"
Joneah Johnson
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"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"
Katherine
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Took my daughter to Mrs Deepali for our first class in Painting and Drawing, with curiosity to see how she'd teach a 9 year old. Was baffled to see teh results.

My daughter has started recurring lessons with this teacher.

I like her patience, and her result oriented skills."
Jack Rhymes
Took Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"I haven't picked up art supplies since high school and Eileen was such a delight and was so supportive of my pitifully lapsed skills. Her studio is everything you imagine a Brooklyn artists studio would be. Would like a little Eileen sitting on my shoulder guiding me through life, like she did through my painting lesson. 10/10 will take lessons again."
Emily
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"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 !"
Heloise Magny
Took Painting lessons from Margarita M.
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"We are happy to have found Kai on TakeLessons. Kai works with our high school junior on her portfoilio and submissions for art competitions. The weekly online lessons involve setting goals, conceptualizing, live demonstrations and live coaching. We were initially worried about the effectiveness of online lessons but it has worked out perfectly so far in the second month of lessons. Our daughter has already shown improvement in her technique, and an enthusiasm for the lessons and for the pieces she’s working on with Kai."
Jeannie
Took Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"My mother took her first art lesson with Kathy today! She was timely, attentive, thorough, and very encouraging. We're very glad to have found her!"
Constance
Took Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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"I’m really enjoying my lessons with Eileen. Painting is hard but she’s moving me along through the steps of learning how to do it. We’ve been working together for three months and i can’t believe how much my paintings have improved."
Asia
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Ken is the most generous teacher I know, it's a privilege to be your students:) 🙏🔥"
Inbal
Took Painting lessons from Ken G.
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"Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist ."
Debby
Took Painting lessons from David Z.
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