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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

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Alexandra
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
Sevval N.
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
Youjia S.
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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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

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 creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and j

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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!

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kai Lun Q.

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I like to take pride in making my students feel secure and knowing and seeing the improvement they make within each session. I will be handing out a materials list prior to our lessons. Most students see a huge leap in drawing within the the first lesson! Class starts out usually with me giving a 1 hour demonstration on what I expect them to do as I cover and explain my entire process and thought and calculations that goes into drawing and painting. For the rest of the class I will be besides the student as they work giving them one on one pointers and as much help and explanation as they need in order to improve. Students start out with learning how to look and draw what they observe accurately by first working on simple geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes. We then will move on to Cast studies and after a few months of studying we will start on figures and portraits.

About Kai Lun

Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you! Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines. Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Aca

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Sergei
I had a huge coincidence by having a lesson with Kai in the Bay Area. He and I have the same point of view about learning drawing that helps me to understand his tips and instructions. It is a true pleasure to be his student, I was feeling like I’m detective who’s seeking for tips and clues and try to transfer all of that onto the paper. Also he is really good by explaining how to see simple shapes and figures in every object, how to extend an imaginary line and keep angles which did and will help me to draw more consciously. Highly recommend him anyone who wants to improve its drawing and painting skill.
Antoinette
Kai is the best art teacher I ever had, he is genuine and puts his heart and soul into making sure you learn everything there is to know to be a successful artist.
Emily
Kai is an excellent instructor and has left a tramendious mark on me as both a student and an artist. Kai may be young, but he has knowledge beyond his years through skill and ambitiously being self taught he has been commended on nationally. Kai in the fall attended FACE and was recently awarded a certificate of excellence from The Portrait Society of America. I very grateful to have worked with him and been walked through his very informative and beautiful demos. Crique from Kai is wonderful and facilitates vast and constructive improvement in skill level. Would highly recommend Kai!

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Danil G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Hebrew, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 95
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danil G.

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I have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I can teach a total beginner and I guarantee a profound change in terms of his skill level after 2 months of an attentive following of my instructions. I like to watch the progress of my student and this is what brings me the best satisfaction in my occupation.
I think that every human being is unique with his own unique way of thinking and perception of common things. When teaching, I believe in dialogue, for this reason, I never record my lessons on video, except for the promotional needs. I like to meet new students, to understand their way of thinking and to invent the individual teaching approach or methodology for each one of them.

About Danil

I am an academically trained professional artist with the overall working experience of about 20 years and an impressive record of exhibitions (two of them are museum one-man shows) in the USA and abroad. I am teaching in three languages: ENGLISH, HEBREW and RUSSIAN, representational, realist,

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Ira Polubesova
I was very lucky to take private lessons with Danil - after only a few of them I had a clear systematic approach to my drawing process. I very much appreciate analytical way of work in art, and that’s what Danil was doing greatly : he sharpens the tools while keeping your individuality. Highly recommended!
Katerina
One of the best teachers I ever had!
Highly knowledgeable and very attentive to the student's needs.
mathilde
Danil is an exceptional teacher. He starts by laying the foundation. He's eloquent and inspiring.

Talia M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Talia M.

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Hello! My name is Talia. Drawing has been a lifelong passion of mine and lessons will help you to unleash your inner artist, de-stress and just have fun! As a studio artist, I have over 9 years experience in the fine arts to offer the best expertise and techniques to improve quickly for my students. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Drawing lessons with me will help you to unlock the foundations of visual art and allow you to begin your own creative journey to success!

About Talia

Hello! I am an artist currently enrolled in college. I have experience in several different materials, mediums and art styles; such as sculpture, painting, woodwork, drawing, printmaking, photography and video. Previously, I have worked in sports photography, media and marketing as well as the fine

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Kathy S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • MFA, Visual Arts from San Francisco Art Institute
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Kathy S.

10 Reviews
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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to draw, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will draw from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you draw still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary drawing as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago. I was a past art

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Constance D.
My mother took her first art lesson with Kathy today! She was timely, attentive, thorough, and very encouraging. We're very glad to have found her!
Nolan & Nora S.
Kids loved the story based drawing fun!
Jan
Kathy has been a wonderful teacher and inspiration for our 10-year old daughter. Cora has learned so much and enjoyed every lesson with Kathy, who has been an affirming and talented teacher.

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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in San Jose is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $240 per hour.
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$61 average
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$77 average

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"Sandy was amazing! It usually takes my Rocky a while to warm up to new people but he took to Sandy immediately. Rocky was asking when he can have her back as soon as she left."
- Rocky
Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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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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- Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"I love my lessons! I’m studying interior design and I thought it would help my development if I learned to draw properly. The kind of intense observation that Eileen teaches has also really helped my design projects. She’s great!"
- Maya
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"AMAZING teacher!! My daughter can’t stop talking about it!"
- Reese
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"David is fantastic! Emma and I really hit it off with him from the moment we met. He is very personable. She has completed 3 lessons and her skills have improved tremendously!"
- Emma
Took Drawing lessons from David R.
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"Excellent teacher!"
- Kevin
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Amber is great!!! She is encouraging, but at the same time gives wonderful corrective feedback. I am so happy to be taking lessons from her."
- Barbara
Took Drawing lessons from Amber R.
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"Jessica is a GREAT drawing teacher! My two daughters aged 7 and 9 have been having lessons with Jessica for a couple of months and she has done such an excellent job of catering to their very different personalities and preferred learning styles. She is so patient and calm. She has taught them various techniques, including how to work with charcoal, and they have both improved so much in such a short time. My kids really look forward to their lesson every time, and carry on with their projects when the lesson is over. I highly recommend her!"
- Anna
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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