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About Nicole B.

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Clermont, FL
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I've been instructing small and large groups of painters for several years. I love to see people get creative. I've taught beginners as well as long as you have a little artistic talent (even if undiscovered) I can teach you to paint. In order to paint with oils, you must have a little experience painting so I don't recommend beginner level. You may be a beginner at oils, but you should have already painted before. I can teach brush techniques and various subject matters - Abstract, impressionist, still life, portrait (intermediate only) and landscapes/seascapes.

About Nicole
I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop for several years so I know what you need to prep files for printing, photography, page layout, web and much more so that your files meet industry standards. If your a fast learner, I can go at a faster pace, if you need more time, I am fine with that too. My goal is for you to learn well, advance and put the skills I teach you to use. Then we will layer that info and move on. I'll incorporate reviewing what we worked on before in the future lessons. I want you to be able to put to practice what I teach you so that you can successfully manage on
your own in that area.

I love being outside, I love the water and get inspired by nature. I am not a camping type person but could sleep outside nightly (on a screened in porch, LOL). I love to enjoy life and want you to enjoy learning something new as well.
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Gloria July 3, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Nicole professionally layed out, designed, and printed the obituary of my husband using Adobe Photoshop. Her helpful, yet sensitive suggestions regarding picture arrangements on the pages of the obituary were appreciated. She was timely and easy to work with. I highly recommend her as an instructor.
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About Ana G.

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Boston, MA
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From the basics of picking up the appropriate material to become a painter to the first steps into making your very own master piece!

About Ana
Hi!

My name is Ana Gouveia and I'm a 28-year-old gal who loves music, languages & science! I love helping others and have been praised for being a good teacher. Do you need help with computers, math, or something about music theory?

I'm here for ya!
For more information on my background please check out: localwiz.us
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MaIread November 30, 2018
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She is awesome at this
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Rebecca January 11, 2018
· Algebra · In home
Ana is a terrific Algebra tutor. Our daughter is a freshman and Ana is really helping her to not only understand the work but also learn ways to approach problem solving and assessments strategically. She is very positive, approachable and great with teens.
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Andrew January 1, 2018
· Civil Engineering · In studio
Ana is nice and smart. She is not only who you want to work with, she is who you want to work with your children.
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About Mariana Z.

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Jersey City, NJ
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I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical oil paint skills. I specialize in realism.

About Mariana
I am a professional artist. I've been studying representative fine art at the Art Students League of New York since 2013.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their drawing and painting techniques. While gaining knowledge of the fundamental principles of perception—light, plane-structure, tonal value, perspective, proportion—students will learn to construct images that realistically and accurately interpret objects in space. This solid foundation will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels.

My personal passion is realism in classical and contemporary art but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better artist!
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Sara January 28, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
It was my first time ever doing oil painting. I so much enjoyed the class with Mariana! She was patient and very calm, explained everything in details to me, guided me through every step. I had a lot of fun and I'm also very happy with what we've accomplished at the first class! Totally recommend!
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Orn January 16, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
Mariana thank you so much for your generosity! I have always wanted to paint with oils but didn’t know how to start. The way you teach makes it very simple and fun for me. Will continue painting.
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David January 15, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Lessons with Mariana were very helpful. I started as a beginner and she helped me to learn basic theory behind drawing, as well as to develop my skills and gain confidence. I studied graphite anatomical drawing and advanced a lot in that technique since we started a year ago.
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About Daniel L.

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Las Vegas, NV
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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 Daniel
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 painting.
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Thomas March 12, 2019
· Oil Painting · Online
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Lillian February 28, 2019
· Oil Painting · Online
Dan is has a lot of patience and is very encouraging, I enjoyed my first lesson with him very much!
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Scott A. February 26, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Daniel is a great instructor! He works with you to better understand the fundamentals of how a painting is properly constructed. I enjoy his teachings and look forward to several more already booked!
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About Mary C.

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Cleveland, OH

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Painting with oils is very much its own endeavor. It has its quirks. But every artist creates a self-specific process within the confines of oil painting's "rules". I work mainly in oils currently and concentrated on painting during my time in undergrad. I can show you how to manipulate this medium to get it to do what you want, as well as how to back off, to let your own hand and the material do what *they* will. Push & pull. My subject info under "Painting" is still applicable here, but I appreciate the distinction for oils. They really are so.

I would also like to add that for this subject, I am increasing my prices slightly. Frankly, oil painting set up / process has more ... fuss to it. In other words, getting prepped to complete a still life drawing takes far less time than an oil painting of the same subject. Also oil paint is simply a more expensive medium to use. You will notice in galleries and museums that this is why oil paintings are always the big ticket items. And as

About Mary
I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. My main areas of concentration are drawing and painting, but I am also trained in printmaking, photography, sculpture, etc. Being an artist means being a lot of things. You are not someone with just a hobby; you are an engineer, mathematician, planner, risk taker, designer, scientist. The list goes on. I dedicate my life to problem-solving. This is what art is. I would love to share my knowledge and be able to continue to support my creative life by supporting the drive for success in others.

I have really no age limit in terms of students. If you are a parent looking for a teacher for a child/ren, that's great, we could have some fun constructing and working on anything from still lifes of their favorite toys to acrylic paintings that touch on color relationships. If you you
rself are looking to strengthen your drawing from nature or learn how to build a realistic self-portrait, that's great too. I'm willing and happy to do anything from spending time sculpting with a senior citizen to discussing and working on conceptual painting with a student in need of more outside fuel and support for their creative fire. I believe that teaching to think like an artist is just as important as teaching technical ability. I've become adept at both of these skills in my four years at the University of Dayton, and I am so excited to share with and learn from you in return!
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Christine March 11, 2019
· Drawing · In home
My daughter and I took drawing lessons with Mary, and it was a great experience. She adapted her plan to what we wanted to learn and guided us through the creative process. Mary was patient and gave great constructive feedback. I would recommend her to everyone!
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About Eileen M.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I am a classically trainer realist oil painter with an MFA and years of experience. I have taught at several ateliers in NYC and internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies programs. I break down the painting techniques of the Old Masters into easy to follow steps and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Also— I’m fun! Come paint with me!

About Eileen
Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in the Hudson Valley through the Artist’s Workshop Association. In 2018 I was invited by the US Department of State to teach a series of oil painting workshops at an art college in Algiers, Algeria, because one of my paintings hangs in the Ambassador's Residence there. It was an amazing experience! I love talking about painting and drawing and demonstrating what I've learned. For more info, pics, and demonstrations, you can check out my IG (@eileen_murphy_studio) or my website (eileenmurphy.net).

For both drawing and painting, I lead my students thr
ough a series of exercises that teach the fundamentals of observation and execution. My own work is very realistic, so I have the technical skills to demonstrate to students how to reach the goals they want, whether or not they want the results to be exactly true to life. A lot of my students end up making more expressionist work which is great! And some others are interested in making very traditional paintings.

Additional note: I provide materials for beginning painters so that you don’t have to invest in paint and brushes until you know for sure that you want to continue with it. I think that makes it easier for people to get started.

I also teach small group lessons (2-3 people) so message me for that pricing if you have a few pals you want to bring with you!
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Asia June 9, 2019
· Painting · In studio
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.
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Ben April 23, 2019
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I wanted to try something new and creative so I picked oil painting. Eileen’s lessons are fun and challenging, I feel like I’m making a lot of progress and I’ll never look at a cup and saucer the same way again! Sometimes during night lessons she even brings snacks.
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Catherine April 1, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
I am working on learning how to draw more realistically and Eileen has been a big help. I feel like each lesson is really carefully thought out to focus on the things I most need help with. Also I really like her studio
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About Darrel S.

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Chelsea, MI
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I start with very basic shapes. a straight line, circle, square & triangle. By using these basic shapes I make drawing and painting simple.

About Darrel
I have been drawing and painting since a very young age. Recently, I decided to make an attempt to teach others. I keep things simple and work at the pace or talent of the student I'm working with.
I can teach students to be free and let the pen, pencil or paint brush flow or I can teach students how to be very precise and detailed. I'm able to teach students both basic and advanced techniques based of their experience and understanding of art.
I have a degree in Graphic Design, Web Design and Interior Design so I'm very familiar with the aspects design and creativity.
I use various techniques that produce results in a simple, fun and stress free way. It seems as if my students improve each and every time they pick up their pencil or brush. I look forward to meeting my next student and making them a better artist.
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Justin May 9, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Great instructor was very patient and takes the time to help you learn. Very professional.
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Jamie May 6, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Very talented artist, I have had him draw both of my children and they turned out awesome; I also had him drawn a cartoon elephant for me that I used a t a baby shower. I have seen a lot of his work he has done for mutual friends and what ever you want just show him a picture and he can make it happen.
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About Azadeh H.

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Chicago, IL

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I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

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About Azadeh
I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others
by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

Along with coursework and research, being a professional visual artist has shaped who I am as a teacher. Through experiencing variety of techniques I have become familiar with alternate ways of visualizing and pushing the boundaries of innovation. I would love to share this perspective with my students whenever possible.

Enjoy one on one art class with me and let me help you to discover the power of your inner artist!
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Azadeh H.

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About Terra N.

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Englewood, CO
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I have a graduate degree from Laguna College of Art and Design. For more than five years I have enjoyed teaching private and group lessons to children and adults of all ages! My class is full of technical skill but also allows for imagination and creativity! I am very flexible and can adapt to my students interests and needs. I am advanced in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastel and have even dabbled in digital art and character design. My personal work involves representational realism in portraiture and still life, but I absolutely welcome all subjects. I even love to paint outdoors with my students!

About Terra
Terra Novak was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has pursued a love of drawing and painting from a very young age. Terra was greatly influenced in fine arts by her mother Annette Novak, who studied at Columbus College of Art and Design. The classical styles of art have always been compelling to Terra and inspired her to further pursue studies in fine art at Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, California.
Terra is a contemporary realist painter with an emphasis in portraiture. Though experienced in various mediums, she has found a love for painting in oil. She strives to create a connection with the viewer through portraiture. By capturing the sitter in a natural setting, she is able to communicate their true character and spirit in her work. She pays careful attention to composition and lighting as they are sp
ecific to each individual painting.
Visit Terra’s art work at TerraNovakFineArt.com
Terra has a love for teaching students of all ages! Her classroom is engaging and fun! While exploring the world of art students work with a variety of mediums and subjects suitable to age and interest!
Terra's work was published in "21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2014," by Southwest Arts Magazine.
Terra currently resides in Colorado were she continues to study in her medium as well as teach young students the world of art
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Terra N.

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