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Lauren W.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $52
  • Speaks English
  • Art and Psychology from College of Saint Benedict
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren W.

51 Reviews
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This event is for Group Painting for family, friends or those looking to get the co-workers together for a bonding event! You can expect a guided tutorial on a painting of your choice that we confirm beforehand or I may arrange an idea to paint for the group as well!

About Lauren

Hi I’m Lauren! I'm an artist and creator of Explaurenarts. I've taught over 450 lessons on this platform and more on my own website!! I have been involved in the arts for almost 9 years now! I graduated May 2020 from the College of Saint Benedict with a bachelors degree in Art and Psychology. One

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Haydee
Haydee had so much fun. She said Lauren is her new favorite teacher.
VERONICA
AWESOME So helpful and a great person and teacher overall!
Otis N.
My son just had his first class with Lauren. He think the class is very interesting and he likes Lauren. Lauren has responded my questions very quickly and provided us a lot of information.
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Maggie G.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Maggie G.

3 Reviews
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We'll go over drawing and painting techniques. Open Canvas software preferred, and drawing tablet is required. We can also use Photoshop.

About Maggie

I have been teaching violin for about 4 years and playing for over 25. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever. I teach using the Suzuki Method and S

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Liz
Maggie gave me violin lessons way back when I was in high school, and when I decided to pick up my violin again as an adult, Maggie was the first person I thought of to call. I don't know where I would be as a student without Maggie's patient, consistent, and thoughtful teaching style. I have ADHD and carry a lot of insecurities from childhood about my ability to stick with an instrument, and Maggie meets me where I am every single time. Maggie listens to my goals with the instrument and tailors lesson plans and teaching styles to my specific needs.

10/10 would lesson again -- especially for students that are daunted by the process of learning an instrument or who will benefit from a compassionate, trauma-informed educator who has experience working with neurodivergent students.
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Maggie is an excellent teacher! Super patient and great at breaking things down into parts that are easy to pick up and remember. I'm often a very frustrated learner, but Maggie has been amazing about encouraging at the exact moment it's needed (often before I even fully realise I need it!). Starting to learn violin as an adult was daunting, but something I had wanted to do since I was young, but it hasn't been the impossible task I thought it would be -- and that's definitely due to having engaging instruction that makes learning both challenging and fun!
Leah Jardon Juarez
I have been with maggie for 1 year now and she has showed me so much She explains everything so so good she does lovely complements she has patience I love learning with maggie she is the best violin teacher I have ever gotten she is really kind I have learned so so so much I would never ever change my teacher I love her 😊 I love learning with her she’s the best teacher! I know you will love her too!
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Eddie B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English
  • MA from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2015
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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 build

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Stefanie
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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Kevina F.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, American Sign Language, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Kevina F.

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Learning basic techniques and various application methods to create art you can be proud of.

About Kevina

I am in love with the Creative Arts and enthusiastic about introducing it to others. I currently am a Teaching Artist of Flute, and of Basic Music Theory for 501(3) non-profit Henry for Music's Youth Orchestra United. I participate in my local community by engaging as a booking/media/communicat

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Kevina is AWESOME. I highly recommend working with Kevina.
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Margarita D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Russian, Bulgarian, English, Polish, French
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Margarita D.

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Margarita has been teaching art classes for over 15 years. She's obtained her art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

* Remote learning: individual and group classes.
* Individual classes - 60 min/ $120, 45 min/$95, 30 min/$70
* Group lessons for a max of 4 students per class. Monthly tuition fee - $120/4 classes, 60 min each class.
*The art classes are designed according to Art University standards and curriculum, and best suit students with a big interest in arts. Each one of the students has an individual study plan assigned (taken into consideration the student's age, the level of art skills, and personal goals in art he/she wants to reach.) The lessons consist of an art lecture, an art project (drawing, painting, etc.), and homework.

- Art Exploration Class - The Art Exploration Class is designed for students, who would like to try different forms of art. The projects include collages, drawing, play-doh, papier-mâché, pyrography, polymer clay, ...

About Margarita

Margarita is a VFX & Compositing Artist and a Fine Arts Instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design.

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Sharon
It's such a joy to take classes with Margarita. As a children's librarian by profession I'm impressed with how well she teaches and inspires children, always a lot of smiles in her classes. As an adult returning to art I'm learning so much about the core fundamentals that are taking my art to the next level. Margarita is an expert teacher, kind, considerate, and dedicated to helping her students achieve and develop their potential and talent. I highly recommend her, and her classes.
Jovanka V.
My son is a beginner in drawing and is a bit apprehensive about his drawing skills. I really appreciated and liked Margarita's approach, setting music to create a relaxing atmosphere for drawing, explaining the steps, and the foundation for sketching. I think we approached drawing wrongly and after the lesson I changed our way. We play music now (which he likes) and he is drawing more often and is more relaxed.
Nandini
My daughter attends Ms Maggie's art exploration program. Ms Maggie is very patient with children and brings out the best in her students. My daughter has learnt a lot of techniques in art under her guidance and looks forward to art class every week. I'm so happy and grateful that my daughter has a wonderful art teacher. Search no further if you're on the lookout for an art teacher for your child.
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Ashley Kaye S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Ashley Kaye S.

3 Reviews
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Painting is a great stepping stone into the world of color and I love taking you into that new world. I'm comfortable teaching you how to paint in every painting method (excluding watercolor. That stuff stinks) including digital painting. So step up and get ready to relax and paint with me.

About Ashley Kaye

Hey! Kaye the Artist here. I truly believe that anyone can learn to draw if they have the right attitude and the right teacher. I am that teacher! In high school I had a teacher who believed in me and helped me to foster my talents to the best of their ability. Unfortunately as is often the case

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Lily
My soon be 10 year old daughter absolutely loved the energy and teaching style of Ashley. As a parent it's great to see my daughter glow from what she learned in the one hour first class. Excited to see what she learns on the future!
Scott
Great introductory session, looking forward to learning more.

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons in San Francisco is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $176 per hour.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Tabitha. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to paint or to gain a better understanding of painting or drawing. Tabitha is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge. Her teaching style is excellent, she has a great, friendly personality & is super encouraging. I learned a lot during my first lesson & I can't wait until my next one.!"
Donna
Took Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"She is great and caring."
Sharad
Took Painting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"She was great with our two girls! Great way to take a lesson with friends--"
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Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Cathy is a very friendly trainer. Her way of teaching is very easy and elaborate."
Alakananda
Took Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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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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"What a brilliant artist! Joe went over everything an artist needs to know about color. He took the time to explain color psychology, pigment, characteristics, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, ect! He provided a solid understanding of color knowledge that I can put to effective use. Thank you Joe!!!!!!!!!!"
James
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Really good teacher, learned so much in just an hour."
Kennedy
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"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!"
Joe
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled"
Amanda
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!"
Ava
Took Painting lessons from Emilie C.
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