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Matthew M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • B.S. Art Education from Hofstra University
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Matthew M.

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I am a teaching artist with 15+ years of instructional experience. As a NYS-certified art teacher and MFA recipient in painting and drawing, I am qualified to work with any age or ability level.

Whether you're a parent looking to quench your child's thirst to be creative, or an adult interested in taking your art practice to the next level, I will be able to help any student hone their skills and reach their goals.

Most importantly, I strive to instill my love for making and appreciating art in all of my students, and cater to their individual needs and skill levels through a progressive teaching model.

About Matthew

I'm an artist based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and make work that investigates the painting process. I earned a BS in art Education from Hofstra University and hold an MFA in Painting from CUNY Queens College. My work has been included in various exhibitions around the United States including Sardine

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Kathy S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Kathy S.

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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a kid who loves art, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting 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!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator 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 Chic

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My daughter looks forward to Kathy’s lesson every week!
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Deron C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Deron C.

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Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, Th

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Sierra W.
Deron is wonderful with my 7 year old granddaughter. Her parents are in the process of divorcing and she is having a hard time with it emotionally. Deron is patient and kind and allows her to direct the lesson with his guidance. She loves drawing and she really looks forward to her her lesson time with Deron.
Zaki
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
Nancy
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!

Meet Online Watercolor Painting Teachers Serving San Jose, CA

Jeff K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jeff K.

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I provide classical instruction in portraiture, still life and landscape in your studio or mine. In this traditional approach to drawing and painting, what will be taught and focused upon are perspective, value and composition in order for the student to develop strong visual language skills. The program of study begins with a specific focus on drawing, since drawing is the foundation upon which all great traditional art is built. Throughout this training, emphasis will be placed on accuracy, or more specifically, seeing and rendering correctly such things as line quality, hard and soft edges, proportion, positive and negative space through abstract form and the use of the full range of values.

About Jeff

I'm a graduate of Dean College in Franklin, MA and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where I majored in art history and studio art with a focus on portrait painting and illustration. I continued further study at the Andeeva Portrait Academy in Sante Fe New Mexico, the Los Angeles Acad

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Mayra N.

7 Reviews
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WATERCOLOR 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 Painting Supplies that every Beginning Watercolor Painter needs

1. Favorite brands Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints & Mediums, and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil

2. 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).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)
9. Water ...

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!!!
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Kathy S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kathy S.

16 Reviews
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Online Watercolor Painting Teacher

Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a kid who loves art, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting 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!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator 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 Chic

Recent Reviews
Lola
My daughter looks forward to Kathy’s lesson every week!
Sebrena
Michael A.

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Average Cost of Watercolor Painting Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute watercolor painting lessons in San Jose is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $200 per hour.
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"I learned A LOT about painting. It was a great first class. Thank you."
Carla
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"After viewing some of my paintings she was spot on identifying bad habits and offered many ways to improve. She is immensely skilled as a diagnostician. She presented her points clearly and fully without being condescending. Very much worth the investment. Can’t wait for the next lesson. Due warning. She can assign homework."
Connie
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Megan was delightful and I learned so much! I highly recommend taking a class with her."
Jean
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Lesson was really fun and we got farther than I expected to in the first session! Kathy was prompt, polite, and professional. Thanks so much!"
Lauren
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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"Personable and knowledgeable, it’s going to be productive working with Lily. I told her that these were my first formal lessons and she covered basic techniques and situations when they could be used to their greatest advantage. She listens closely and offered solutions to issues she was able to identify with her expertise. Complimentary and encouraging, she is a great instructor."
Connie
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Lily S.
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"I took in home art classes from Andie with my mom. My mom wanted to brush up on her skill set and I was starting from scratch. Andie was able to accommodate both our skill levels. Extremely talented and patient. Highly recommend taking classes. In home classes make the experience homey and really individualized."
Lindsay
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Andrea O.
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"Learned a lot during my 1st class. Great teacher!"
lesley
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Roya is very personable, very patient, and very encouraging. She listens to what I want to accomplish and works with me to try to help me accomplish that. I highly recommend her. I am very pleased with her classes. She has a nice set up and it is a good environment to learn in."
Chuck ( Charles)
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Had a great lesson with Megan. Got the basics of watercolor down to where I could actually paint a picture. Looking forward to seeing if I can create many more!"
Lee
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"A very patient teacher!"
Jeri
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Tiffany S.
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