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Deron C.

15 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
Joe
Strong recommendation for Deron. I had a 2 hr lesson where I had specific things I wanted to do and learn, and he delivered. Very flexible in the lesson, and great instruction!
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Artee D.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $12
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 16; Female: 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Masters in computer science from San Diego State University
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Artee D.

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If you think you are novice but have a great desire for art(painting) you are at right place.

I can promise that I can take you to the point from where you will have the confidence to paint something that you haven't done before and a joy of completing an art work that you can feel proud of.

I am saying that because I have that kind of experience with my students who encouraged me continue my passion for art by spreading it across them and community. That's the reason l decided to register here so that I can bring out the artist inside you.

I personally feel that art is a mind relaxing technique and great stress buster. Why not learn something that will relax your mind and will add to your skill set. All age groups are invited.
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Happy Painting 😊

About Artee

I have strong desire towards art and hence decided to teach, while, I myself exploring new techniques. I have done masters in computer science and was working as software test engineer, but took a step back to take care of my little one. During this phase I have did variety of paintings includ

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Sarika
Learning with Artee has been a great experience. I took watercolor lessons for how to paint landscapes and I learned so much. Artee always pays attention to tiny detail and improvements. Would highly recommend!
Ana
It was a great experience! I learned a lot from the teacher. She taught me beautiful landscapes. I really recommend taking lessons from her.
Manisha
Aartee is a wonderful teacher.. she is a very talented artist..I never felt rushed.
She was positive and encouraging during the entire sessions. She is very friendly and attention to detail.. I learnt acrylic painting from her. Her flowers looks like real flowers.. My daughter also took art lessons from her and she blossomed in her art skills..
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Sam H.

132 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Spanish & Communication from Worcester State University
  • Teaching since 2013
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Sam H.

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Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. We will go over: how to use your camera in different modes, how to control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. what gear you should get, lenses and more. The ultimate goal is for you to be shooting in full manual mode, and then bring your pictures onto the computer and edit them! Every week, I will give you image shooting assignments and we will do weekly mini critiques. Once you feel comfortable shooting with your camera, we will get into more technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and proofing. I am a "Canon guy", so that brand of camera is my specialty! However, I have worked with students with all camera brands. Just an extra plus if you have Canon! I have been teaching Photography on Takelessons for 4 years now, and I can't wait to see you in class!

About Sam

Hi! My name is Sam! This is my fifth year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you! I completed two Bachelor's degrees at Worcester State University in Ma

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Mike
Sam is a teacher at a school so he has tons of experience. I found his lessons to be very high quality. I would however only recommend him for people really motivated to learn. He expects you to study, do homework and make progress on your own as well.
Samantha
Cheri
Sam knows his stuff! He explains the technical parts of photography in a way that is easy to understand. 10/10!

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Sean M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy and History from The Evergreen State College
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Sean M.

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About Sean

I live in Seattle, WA, where I am a middle school social studies teacher and a freelance muralist. I have been been painting for the past 15 years, and teaching for the past five years.

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Benjamin
Great job introducing my son to graffiti
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Carolyn K.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Carolyn K.

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Online or In-Person Oil Painting Lessons with Las Vegas, Nevada based Carolyn K. are for beginner thru intermediate level artists who have never been taught, or perhaps never mastered, a step-by-step way of approaching painting whether it be in oils or acrylics.
Carolyn has a unique, fun and easy way of interacting with students and conveying information, sure to delight students! She feels strongly that a solid, organized structure is the surest way to achieve the success of a completed work. It is the difference between artists who can become prolific and those that accomplish few pieces in their lifetime with most works becoming abandoned out of lack of an approach to completion.

About Carolyn

I am absolutely passionate about oil painting!! If you want a teacher with passion and zeal, supportive, encouraging, and kind...I'm your gal!! I really care about your success and encouraging you to remain a life long student and lover of art!

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Jen
My regular art classes were canceled due to COVID-19, but a friend knew someone who was taking some some private classes online with Carolyn and I decided to try it out. Now that I have, I think it's much better than being a single face among many! I'm improving so much with the one-on-one feedback and suggestions that I'm getting and Carolyn is such a kind, funny, and personable woman that I don't feel intimidated at all, even though my skills aren't where I'd like them to be. She's also extremely flexible with scheduling - with the shelter-in-place orders and with kids in the house 24/7, I can't always meet at the same time every session, but she lets me choose what works best for me which is another thing I don't get with regular classes. I'll definitely continue taking classes with her even after life returns to normal. Thanks Carolyn!

Ricardo S.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ricardo S.

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I can take you from a beginner drawer into an award-winning artist! I will help you pursue your passion along with developing the necessary skills of drawing. If you have never drawn before I can have you drawing circles with precision. If you are intermediate in drawing I can have you drawing with realism to enter art contests.

About Ricardo

I specialize in realism or realistic pencil drawing. I also draw with pen, which does not allow for mistakes to occur. I start with a blank sheet of paper that eventually develops into a finished piece of art that usually takes about 8 hours of straight drawing. I have won many art awards. I began

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"Excellent instructions, well versed in this area and overall a great instructor. Can't wait for my next lesson!"
Lisa
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Melissa was a great teacher. She was clear, patient, and provided the right amount of instruction. She provided very interesting information about the subject. I really enjoyed the lesson and will continue."
Diana
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"Learned a lot, looking forward to another class."
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!"
Roberta
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Joe couldn't have been better. He was super knowledgeable about drawing and was able to focus on the areas I wanted to improve on and explain things in a really helpful way!! Would highly recommend."
Jason Lord
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Took 7 lessons in drawing from Deepali. Did a few in person and remaining online.

I recommend her work for children and adults."
Denise
Took Drawing lessons from Deepali L.
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"My son really enjoyed his lesson with Jonathan! He learned a lot about his particular camera and photography itself! Jonathan was very professional and helpful!"
Conner
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"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”!😄"
Chris
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"very interactive and understanding"
Amit
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"Eileen is an extremely knowledgeable and patient instructor."
Melissa
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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