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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Awarded 1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition from US Congress
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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
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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!

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design from San Diego State University
  • Teaches students 18 to 45
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Mayra N.

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OIL PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Oil Painting Supplies that every Beginning Oil Painter needs

CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING
- Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints and Mediums [brand]
- Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil paints [brand]

1. Proper Painting Brushes [I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

2. Newspaper
3. A charcoal pencil
4. A “palette”
5. Comfortable, messy clothes
6. A painter’s easel
7. Canvas (or other ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

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mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!

Morgan U.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts: Drawing and Painting from University of North Texas
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Morgan U.

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Hello! Kudos to you for taking the first step on your creative journey!

Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of art and thought "I wish I could do that." You can. All it takes is practice.

I can break things down for you in a way that makes sense to you, show you the easy, reproducible steps to create the beautiful art that you dream of making. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve their artistic goals, no matter how young or old they are.

Let me help you start today!

About Morgan

I love all things artistic, from realistic oil painting to hand embroidery. I have a broad range of interests and proficiency in many painting and drawing mediums. The way I teach is very laid back, and dertermined by what the student needs and wants. We start by sitting down and discussing

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Margaret R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner
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Margaret R.

4 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

Bring your oil set and learn new skills with 1:1 guidance by yourself or with friends.

About Margaret

Well Hello! I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels. Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that

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Barbara G.
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
Steve K.
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
Melissa R
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!

Nicole B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Bachelor of Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design
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Nicole B.

4 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

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 f

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Lauren
Amazing, comfortable environment and she was very informative, a great listener enabling me to learn at my own pace, Thank you Nicole!
William B.
Good teacher, showed me alot but good things i will use
Dana
Nicole was a great instructor, very patient and fun to work with.

Sheldon M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $58
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sheldon M.

3 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

Want to learn to paint or draw your favorite scene or photo you took on your last vacation? Interested in learning how to creatively express your own artistic development through your favorite medium? I have been a practicing artist for 20+ years and I love seeing others progress with mediums they are personally interested in. Painting, drawing, photography and ceramic sculpture have been large focuses of my artistic career; coupling that with my love to educate others I'd enjoy the opportunity to talk to see if I could invest my time teaching you some of the skills and techniques I have learned from all around the world.

About Sheldon

I am an experienced artist that has traveled the world, learned from many teachers, observed, utilized tested techniques and have a mentality that I can always be learning. I studied art a little more than average in high school, but graduated with honors in college with several classes of studio l

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Wyatt
Best painter in the west!!! Love this man mucho, definitely recommend!
Ernesto Meza
What a pleasure it was having Sheldon come in and teach our youth! We planned a night of creativity for our youth at our church and Sheldon kindly volunteered and provided materials for our teens to have an awesome experience. He gave expert advise and technique but also embraced everyone creative side. Hope to have another night with Sheldon as our teacher. Super fun night!!
Bethann
Sheldon was highly recommended and I now see why! He came to our church’s youth night to teach us all about watercolor painting. He was patient, engaging, prepared, professional and so kind! We feel so blessed to have had him as a guest artist and look forward to having him back soon!

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Average Cost of Oil Painting Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in San Jose is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $101 per hour.
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$51 average
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"Eileen is an amazing tutor and she had been very professional and thoughtful even before the course was conducted by discussing the right material to use during the class. Her presentation is very detailed and easy to follow, she is very patient as well which made us very comfortable during the session. Definitely recommend!"
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Eileen is customizing our lessons to meet my interests and abilities. I appreciate that very much and am looking forward to future lessons."
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson. I came away with practical knowledge that will help me make progress in this challenging medium."
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Rita is an amazing artist, painter and teacher! Her skills and knowledge of oils and various medium is top notch and easily conveyed keeping in mind the age and skill of the students. Rita is organized and very professional (she's taught art for years) and she's best of all, fun! Her passion is to see students flourish and has more experience than most teachers out there."
Lisa
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"I have taken several classes from Dan- at his home and Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Dan has a mellow ,soothing approach to teaching. He often let's the student take control, only to intercede when needed. Dan has a good use of color and could depict wonderful wildlife scenes-wildlife is his forte"
Bob
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"I’ve been working with Eileen online for awhile now and it’s been really great. I’ve learned so much from her techniques and her tips about my palette and brushes. I’ve learned a lot just by watching but her comments to me have really helped my painting progress much faster."
Eduardo
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"I have been taking lessons with Kai for a few months. Kai is an excellent teacher and an exceptional artist. I have been enjoying these classes."
Nish
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"Rita taught my 3 children for 3 years. She is an outstanding art teacher- very patient and sensitive to their needs in their artistic development."
Elizabeth
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"My three boys (ages 11-15) loved working with Tori. We still have the block print-making pieces, paintings and charcoal drawings displayed in our kitchen. Their favorite project was creating plaster casts of their own faces. Tori is very thoughtful, patient and has a great zen energy. I highly recommend Tori!"
Lisa
Took Oil Painting lessons from Tori P.
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Efat
Took Oil Painting lessons from Deron C.
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