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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
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Taylor G.

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I can teach the basics, tools, composition, portraiture to realism. My Expertise can be applied to all ages.

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

Sarah L.

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

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Have you always wanted to be a fashion designer but have trouble getting your ideas on paper? Not to worry! I specialize in figure drawing and rendering, and have taught at the university level. I can teach pencil, charcoal, pastels, art markers, and watercolor. Even if you've never drawn before or you're not sure if you can draw people, I will make sure you leave feeling great about what you've created!

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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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
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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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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

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Roya M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • 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.

37 Reviews
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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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Sheri
What a great lesson. Roya looked at some paintings that I had previously done and had a great lesson ready for me
Paige
She’s very good at explaining and showing things step by step. I can easily understand what she is showing me and how to draw it out.
Leah
Really takes the time to explain things really well and gives great instruction!

Peyton A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peyton A.

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Hello! I am a middle school art teacher for EVSC with an art degree and an art education degree. I specialized in drawing in college, and still continue to study it. I have experience with still life, figure drawing, and more. Currently, I am a master at portraits. I want my students to reach their full potential all while learning how to cope with the outside world with their artistic abilities.

About Peyton

I am a currently a middle school art teacher at an alternative school in Evansville, Indiana. This is my second year teaching art, but I also have experience working with special needs high school students. I absolutely love my job! So much that I would love to offer one on one lessons. As a teache

Chuck P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Miami
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chuck P.

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Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years as a magazine photographer for National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian and Islands Magazines, as well as 15 years teaching college-level photography and 7 years teaching photography workshops for Panasonic. Chuck is a popular instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, with a great passion for sharing the joys of photography with his students, whether they are a beginner or at an intermediate level.

About Chuck

Instructor Chuck P. draws on 35 years of experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7

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"Carolyn did a wonderful job and was so well prepared every lesson. She is extremely talented and was anxious to share that talent. I especially enjoyed that we painted together during the lessons. I highly recommend Carolyn ."
Kim
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Carolyn G.
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"We are happy to have found Kai on TakeLessons. Kai works with our high school junior on her portfoilio and submissions for art competitions. The weekly online lessons involve setting goals, conceptualizing, live demonstrations and live coaching. We were initially worried about the effectiveness of online lessons but it has worked out perfectly so far in the second month of lessons. Our daughter has already shown improvement in her technique, and an enthusiasm for the lessons and for the pieces she’s working on with Kai."
Jeannie
Took Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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Efat
Took Oil Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Celina was great! My 7 y/o daughter really liked her. Lesson was informative and fun!"
Ava
Took Drawing lessons from Celina B.
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"Great instructor, very attentive."
Rui
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Great start to first lesson"
Ahlyia
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"My daughter has been a student of Hannah's for over a year. My daughter's talent has grown and developed quite a bit under her instruction. An added bonus, my daughter loves her! Highly recommended by child and parents!"
M Tupper
Took Drawing lessons from Hannah F.
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"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!"
Krista
Took Drawing lessons from Emilie C.
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"Roya is a kind, patient teacher. My daughter learned a couple new spray painting skills which will certainly help with her high school project. Thank you!"
Heather
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I love going to Eileen’s studio, the building is filled with working artists and is very cool and old. She’s been teaching me a lot about how to make the paint do what I want it to do which I haven’t been able to figure out on my own."
Margot
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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