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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational drawing. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Sarah L.

24 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
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Sarah L.

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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Katie
She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!
Tim B.
Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!
Toby
excellent!
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Roya M.

55 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • M.F.A from NMSU
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
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Roya M.

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I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Lisa Hermanns
Roya is very encouraging and pleasant to work with!!!She picks wonderful lessons that address your interests and skill level. I look forward to improving my drawing skills and growing as a student of art!!!!
Andrew
She is very niice and patient.
Becky
She was just wonderful in showing me different techniques with each lesson.

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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • English, Asian Studies from Rice University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Emilie C.

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With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides personalized music/audio services, visual work and artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production, art direction and independent music strategy. As

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Krista M.
I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!
Ava C.
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!
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Jessica M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Fellowship from Brush Creek Artist Residency
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Jessica M.

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Would you like to learn to draw the world around you? Look no further! I am a professional, exhibiting visual artist and drawing is my passion! I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience with adults and children alike and absolute beginners are welcome. I will design a personalized curriculum to fit your needs. I will show you how to train your hand to work with your eyes, how to draw light and shadow, perspective, contours, how to use your materials, and much much more!

About Jessica

I am a visual artist who has been exhibiting my artwork across the US since 2009 and teaching since 2006. I got my BA from Vassar College, and a Masters in Education through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. I am deeply passionate about drawing and love to share this passion with others. I believe

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Michelle
Jessica is amazing my daughter is taking drawing lessons and absolutely loves her. Jessica is so kind and patient and is amazing with kids. She takes her time explains everything and makes learning to draw fun. I would definitely recommend her to anyone from beginning to advanced.
Tallulah
My kids loved her i loved her - whats not to love - she was only meant to have my oldest but my youngest also joined and a friend of theirs - Jessica was super accommodating and now has a super fan in my youngest who sat for two hours without getting bored - Thanks Jessica
Kinsley E.
She was lovely. The internet was a little tricky but I think we got it figured out towards the end. Excited for the next one!
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Alicia H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Museum Studies from Tufts University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Alicia H.

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Time Travel to Ancient Japan! Learn about how the tradition of manga comics started long ago. Sketch, blend, and overlap colors with illustrative markers. Draft images of silly dragons, charming creatures, ghosts, and goblins. See Hokusai's wave. Meet the great ancestors of Pokémon and Totoro.

Children and teens learn to LOVE ACADEMICS and get HIGH GRADES though Art Explorations.

About Alicia

Learning ART at home can be fun, stress free, and exciting. Learn how to create images in photorealism and/or with creative interpretation and expression. I can work with all ages from preschool to life-long-learners in retirement. Find your creative outlet and connect with the vitality of the wo

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Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"Jason was great! He engaged my son (11 yrs old) immediately and took him through a fun, introductory lesson (and even went over time)! We are definitely planning to continue with Jason."
Owen
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"Thanks a whole bunch, Irina Logra! Everything about your approach oozes professionalism, practice, preparation and perfection in all respects and purposes!!! I was so fortunate to become your student this summer during my holidays in LA, it was the best choice of a tutor I could have ever made, which did open the door to new knowledge and the way to the world of photography. Appreciate so much your tailoring those precious and exciting classes to my practical need in photography for marketing aimed at marketing business business. Your tips in both subtleties and grand scale of composition are priceless. As a beginning photographer I greatly admire your talent of an artist and genuine utmost desire and ability to teach people to see, value, grasp captivating beauty of this world! After your course success in my career just got a boost!
If you don't want to waste you time and money for boring theory and dragged out session but want to plunge into practice with applicable pieces of advice meeting your specific purposes, I highly recommend you Irina Logra as photography tutor who will eventually become your friend and guide who is always in touch!"
Iryna
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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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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"Amazing teacher!! She’s very Patient, tentative and talented. Loved the experience, strongly recommend!"
Stella
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Anastasia B.
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"Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂"
Everett
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"My son is really lucky and blessed to have Mrs.Maggie as his Art teacher. He is drawing very nicely nowadays. Mrs. Maggie is very sincere,hardworking and very honest person.She is nice,kind and helpful to her students. Whenever I look my son's drawings and paintings, I can see her dedication and passion towards artwork. Definitely, we can see our kids as a best artists.
I will refer Mrs. Maggie as a Best Art Teacher of the Bay Area to my friends and whoever looking for a great art teacher. She is awesome!"
Malathi
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita D.
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"Margot G. is a wonderful teacher. She has the ability to immediately set her students at ease, regardless of their abilities and experiences. (I have extremely poor handwriting, and did not feel intimidated or afraid to try to learn how to do brush strokes and create surprisingly pleasing cards and notes.) Margot knows her craft, and knows how to teach and then offer support to her students. The class was entertaining as well as fun. I learned many skills in a short time period."
Paul
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"very fun and taught a lot of new stuff I didn't know even though it was only the first lesson!"
Plamen
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe 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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