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Sofia P.

San Diego, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 14; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sofia P.

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I've been painting my whole life! I am so excited to share all the different techniques I've learned. Classes are tailored to each students needs/goals. I've been teaching friends for years now. The important thing to remember is anyone can make art, and I'm here to help you grow stronger in technique and confidence. We can work large scale or small, and use any medium you are curious to try. (Specialities include: color mixing, composition, portraits, shading...) Feel free to message me for more details!

About Sofia

Hi! My name is Sofia. I'm an enthusiastic and lively individual. I've been teaching to friends and family for a few years now. I'm a full time artist and part time student. I'm interested in arts of every form as I believe creating is the main purpose of my being. I love learning and sharing new in

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Deron C.

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San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deron C.

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Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!

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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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!
Luke K.
patient, bringing up constructive suggestions

Jonathan "JC" C.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, German, Russian
  • Awarded Best event photographer from SIEL Paris
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan "JC" C.

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Photography is my life. I have been doing it professionally since 2003. I have references, clients, awards, and exhibitions all over the world. I can teach groups or individually. People of all ages and all levels are welcome.

About Jonathan "JC"

Hello! Bonjour! I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success. -------- QUALITY FIRST -------- Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique. Therefore each student should have t

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Christina
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
Kelly M.
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
Leila A.
Trying to learn adobe on my own almost to push me to become alcoholic ! Since I started to take classes with Jonathan Finally starting to understand the process.
Jonathan is patient, very knowledgeable and happy person. He transform adobe in a fun activity and that is a miracle!Bravo

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J. Paul W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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J. Paul W.

8 Reviews
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Very experienced painter

About J. Paul

Teaching art has always been my passion and my students respond well to me and my teaching style. Many of my students have gone from not even knowing that they had any real artistic ability to going on to pursue college level art or pursueing artistic careers. I have students from years ago that w

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Byron
Great start. Very informative and fun to learn.
Madison
I had his art class when I first moved to Vincent. Such an amazing teacher! Knows so much about Art and watching him draw you can see it’s his passion!
Daniel James
Sure, I'd be happy to! you were and still are one of the best teachers I had. you encouraged my creative side and nurtured my ability to see a image and transfer it on to paper. I felt like you understood me and would come along side me and help me. I only have good things to say about you Mr.Williamson. you are a good man. a good friend. and a great teacher. thank you for all you thaught me sir. I will forever be in your debt.

Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place/Winner: International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo Competition from International Trumpet Guild
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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I've been drawing my whole time practically, and it's something that I always want to be doing more. Whether it's looking outside at the still landscape, or recreating a moving scene, drawing has always been a passion of mine.

I can help you with putting what you see in your mind onto paper more genuinely. We'll work on perspective, scale, color gradients, shading, detailing, and much more.

About Jonathan

Hi! I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga; professional musician and educator living in New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level. I have nearly 1

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Josiah J.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Honorable Mention from Mesa Community College
  • Associates in Applied Science for Digital Photography from Mesa Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Josiah J.

3 Reviews
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As a student on track towards my Associates in Applied science for Digital Photography, I've learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that I'm eager to share with my own photography students.

From learning the basic functions of your camera, to composing a great photograph, to managing and editing your photographs, I'm happy to share my knowledge with you.

About Josiah

I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer. Wi

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Paul Sherwood
Awesome!! We really connected and he was able to determine my skill set and already helped me in my PS learning.
Kristi
Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future.
Garrett B.
Josiah is awesome. He develops an organized lesson plan with set goals in mind. I have learned a tremendous amount already.

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"Julie is such a great instructor! She really takes the time to explain new concepts and has helped me figure out how to use my rather complicated camera. I am greatly enjoying my lessons with her and plan to have quite a few more! Absolutely worth the price!"
- Angela
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Joe was very thorough in his explanations on the Hittite and art of graffiti! Had a great time during the session!"
- Chris
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Cora was very happy with her first lesson!"
- Cora
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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"My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!"
- Rashidat
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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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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"Had a wonderful lesson with Marty. Looking forward to more."
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Took Calligraphy lessons from Marty W.
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"Rita was great. very helpful and patient."
- Marilyn
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"I have been taking lessons with Kai for a few months. Kai is an excellent teacher and an exceptional artist. I have been enjoying these classes."
- Nish
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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