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Galina M.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 14 to 80
  • Masters of Fne Arts from Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
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Galina M.

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There is a complexity in the teaching of art that includes giving students the knowledge of different techniques in art, as well as teaching the process of creating, and the process of finding their own way in painting. Teaching art, for me, is not only a pleasure, but also a wonderful way to exchange my personal vision of life with my students.
I have 15 years of teaching experience in my studio and high education levels. I am a working artist myself and know the steps my students could take to study painting and express themselves in Art. The students will learn the elemental composition, color theory, use of brushes, different techniques, and movement in painting.
I teach beginners to intermediate artist in my studio and online.

About Galina

I was born in a time of the Soviet Union. I paint in oil and pastel for the last 25 years. I have been teaching private students and college classes. I had no formal art education in Ukraine. Russian Art History was part of my education in History at the University of Ukraine. The most influen

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Sharon M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Sharon M.

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Whether or not you are new to painting or want to get back into it after many years away and just need some feedback and a new perspective I am here to help. I have been teaching painting for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. I teach painting using the classical method of observation (meaning, based on what they see). You will also learn how do use color as it reflects the temperature of the light and shadows like the impressionists. I will show you a lot of different artists for inspiration and to teach you how to glean the best from history. I recommend working from direct observation at first (a still life rather than a photo of a still life). You can expect to learn a lot about color for me, about the structure of light and shadow and how it helps create realism but also compose a really great looking paintings. I adjust my approach to teaching as I get to know each student and what learning style connects best with them.

About Sharon

Do you want to learn to draw/paint or improve your work? Are you applying for college and need portfolio advice? Did you want to get back into doing art after many years without it? Are you a mid-career artist and just need some feedback and a new perspective? Are you changing careers and nee

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Julie
I had a great time and learned a lot painting with Sharon. This was my first painting lesson. She is patient, helpful and very passionate about watercolors. She is also very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Sharon will tailor your lesson to your goals. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy these lessons.
Jennie
Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She was patient with this novice, and I look forward to more lessons.
Huan W.
I held a virtual team painting event and invited Sharon to be our tutor. My team has a tight budget, but Sharon managed to fit the painting kit under the budget & the paint was high quality! She also made a video helping us prepare for the painting event: how to stain the palette, how to wash the brushes and how to coat the canvas.

In the painting event, we had a large group (~15 people), so it’s very difficult to coordinate. People had different questions every 5 mins, or people asked the same questions, or you had to wait for other people. Sharon was very patient to answer everyone’s questions. We even went overtime but Sharon was very nice that she continued finishing the painting with us.

All my teammates produced very nice paintings! Majority of them have never painted before, but they created beautiful paintings under Sharon’s guidance. Thank you Sharon!
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Sandy K.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sandy K.

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Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows

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Nora S.
The first session with Sandy went very well. She was able to ascertain quickly the level of my daughter's skill and determine a course of action that will take her to the next level of her art. We are excited to see the result of the remaining sessions.
Maria
Sandy is awesome
Elizabeth Jane A.
Sandy is encouraging, flexible, conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly-talented. She had the unique ability to meet me where I was at in my painting journey early on.

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Aditi V.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $18
  • Speaks Marathi, Hindi, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aditi V.

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Experienced teacher specializing in beginner/ Intermediate painting student. I have experience painting for last 15 years and have won multiple awards. My lessons plans are customized according to individual needs and goals. All ages welcome. In no time will you start painting comfortably with a strong knowledge of color theory, design principles and knowledge about chosen medium. Let's get started!

About Aditi

Hi! I am Aditi. I have been painting for last 15 years. I am passionate about painting. I have been teaching drawing and painting for over two years one-on-one and in groups. I am a classical trained artist and have a bachelors degree in oil painting, from prestigious college in Asia, Sir J.J. Scho

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Marjo
Aditi is very patient and takes the time to explain and encourages the me to explore different colours and types of strokes. She always has a positive way of helping me improve. This has been enjoyable and i hope the beginning of a hobby that I can explore for many years.
Debra S.
She is a great teacher!
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She's a very detailed and patient instructor. And she is super polite! I look forward to my next lesson!
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Eddie B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition from Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eddie B.

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Age-Appropriate areas of instruction include:
-Painting Techniques such as Layering, Mixing, Washes, and Glazing.
-Understanding Composition.
-Understanding Color Theory: Opposites or “complementary colors” on the color wheel; Painting with medium tones, so that highlights and shadows can be applied easily. Using multiple colors equals “depth” and “interest.”
-How to Mix Paint: Mixing using the palette knife, brush, on palette, or on painting.

About Eddie

I am a Grumbacher Art Certified Instructor. I am an experienced and accomplished artist; I specialize in encouraging students to explore their own creative style while also learning basic painting, drawing, and sculpting techniques. For children and teens, I aim to focus on strengths, while buil

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My son has been working with Eddie since June of 2019. He is very patient. Highly recommend.
Stefanie
Eddie has been working with my son since June of 2019. Eddie is very patient and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!
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Ohashi R.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $120
  • Speaks English and Japanese
  • Master from The Tokyo University of Arts
  • Teaching since 1983
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Ohashi R.

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1. Very professional and 30 years' experienced instruction.
2. Enjoyable class artistically.
3. Improve artistic techniques and vision for short time.
4. Experience various subjects of the artwork.
5, instruction by artist who had many shows in NY and Tokyo.

About Ohashi

As an artist and art instructor, I have more than 30 years' experience in New York and Tokyo, Luckily, I had the chance to have a wide range of ages’ students ( from 3 to 90-year-old! ) and that could make me grow very much as an artist. My artwork has been published in art books and magazines

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Erwin
Perfect fit for my style!
Jessica
Mr. Ohashi is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, creative, and always considering each individual student's needs and how best to encourage and inspire them. In addition, he is a very talented artist and makes learning fun. You'd be very fortunate to learn from him!
David
Mr. Ohashi's classes have been invaluable. I never considered myself to have any great talent in art, but I did have a great interest that, after some failed attempts and false starts, led me to Mr. Ohashi. I couldn't be happier with the teacher I found. With the benefit of Mr. Ohashi's patience, dedication, and sly sense of humor, I've been able to create work I am truly proud of (and which consistently surprises and impresses family and friends) that I wouldn't have thought possible when I first began with him. He is able to impart the fundamental concepts of painting and art-making while still encouraging me to explore a style that is my own. Seeing proof of my own development and increasing skill under Mr. Ohashi's guidance has been incredibly rewarding. I couldn't recommend him more strongly or thank him enough.

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The average cost of 60-minute acrylic painting lessons in San Francisco is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $122 per hour.
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"By far, the best instruction I ever had in acrylic painting!! Joe is so talented and easy to follow. He gave precise directions and took the time to explain every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)"
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sandy K.
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"Deepali was a great instructor. She was able to guide a group of 40 of us in a quick 30 minute paint session. She was patient, enthusiastic and extremely helpful!"
Peravina
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"Megan is a fabulous teacher, dedicated to helping us explore and learn her art and the nuances of painting. She also has a very pleasant and sweet disposition - something that makes 4 self-critical new painters more at ease with the process."
Vivienne
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Stephanie is incredible!! I came to her with damaged vocal chords and she trained and taught me how to sing properly. Amazing amazing teacher!!!!!!!"
Nicole
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Stephanie H.
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"My lesson with Sharon was a fantastic start. I'm not entirely new to art but I am fairly new to acrylic painting. She tailored our first lesson to start me with a solid foundation. Very excited to set up my next lesson!

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Carl
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Sophia said, You are the best art teacher I’ve ever had!” She is excited for future lessons."
Sophia
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Tabitha is absolutely great! My kids have been taking lessons from her for 2 years and at the end of every lesson, there is a great art piece created from each of my kid!"
E.J.
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"Very thorough and pedagogical. Had great impact on my painting."
Sigge
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"My nephew had a great time. Thank you!"
Jeremiah
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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