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Jason M.

103 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jason M.

103 Reviews
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iPad Pencil (Procreate), Pencil, Lines, Shading, Tracing, 1, 2 and 3 point perspective. Self portraits and still life. Gestures are also a fun way to get the fingers moving. Landscapes and cartoons or comic features are an option based on the students requests as well.

Also love mash ups and daily requests or challenges!

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
Cheers.
Jaiden
My 10 year old is taking drawing lessons online with Jason. He loves it! The lesson is tailored to what he wants to learn and his confidence in what he is able to do is steadily increasing. He looks forward to his lesson every week.
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Daniel M.

112 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
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Daniel M.

112 Reviews
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I took drawing lessons many years ago and have been practicing since then. I can help you get all the concepts and foundations to continue mastering this skill.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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Shikar M.
My son enjoyed the class .
Miguel Quicana
The best teacher.
Joseph
Awesome! Helped with identifying my area for improvement and has given me a great foundation to work on. :)
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Deron C.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deron C.

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Deron C. has had over 10 years of experience teaching other how to use drawing materials ranging from ink to pencil to charcoal to chalk to oil pastels. Learn how to use these materials and more. Draw what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life. Understand color theory and composition. Improve your creativity while improving your technique.

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, The

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Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
Joe
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!
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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I have been teaching drawing since 2001..I am available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing/painting skills. I specialize in wild life...
Students will have simple step-by-step instructions make it fun and easy to draw lifelike animal friends, Just start with basic shapes and follow the illustrated examples and they will be creating their own amazing masterpieces in no time at all.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
Ryan J.
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I enjoyed the lesson
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Danil G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Hebrew, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • 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, i

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Wes
I haven’t expected such a strong impact on me. Danil changed my perception of the drawing. His explanations are clear and interesting. Now I am really involved into learning and improving my technics!
Erin Vasquez
Great, passionate teacher
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!
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Elexus D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Fine Arts from West Virginia State University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Elexus D.

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During our lesson we will learn the basics of drawing and key terms so that you will be able to create a successful drawing. One of the key terms that we will and a very important term used in many forms of art is Value. Once we learn about value we will complete a few exercises to better understand how to use value. Once we have learned about values we will then learn about highlights and shadows and how these are a very important to creating a successful drawing. After completing these exercises we will then use all the techniques we have learned to create a drawing. This class is recommended to take before any other lessons. Materials needed: Sketch pad, eraser, drawing pencils or a No. 2 pencil and blenders or Q-tips

About Elexus

I am an artist, instructor, painter and drawer. While studying for my Bachelor in Fine Arts I completed a summer internship where I had four permanent pieces installed in a showroom, these pieces were stain glass and tile mosaics. Since getting my bachelor's I worked at a studio part- time for 2 1/2

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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Santa Monica is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $122 per hour.
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$62 average
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"My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can."
William
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Felt very successful"
Sandy
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Eileen was fun, funny, and extremely experienced both as an artist and a teacher. We covered a ton in one hour. Highly recommended!!!!"
Jason
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Megan paces the lesson very well."
Janet
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Roya is an incredible art teacher. I am absolutely amazed at the progress my son has made under her instruction in only a few sessions. Her classes are top notch. If you want to learn from a true master who takes the time to teach real technique, take lessons with Roya!"
Katrina
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Sarah is a very patient teacher who has great skills herself, but is not at all intimidating to learn from."
Lori
Took Drawing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Just doing one lesson with lines has increased the wealth of my skill quite a bit. I love how Joe gave direct instructions, yet room for creativity. The lesson was great fun and I realized that I CAN actually draw!"
Ann
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Love the way that he started in the right position for me. The class flowed very Lacey and he's a very nice man"
Beth
Took Drawing lessons from John D.
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"Megan was engaging, genuine, and had an extremely well-prepared lesson for us to start with. I felt like I gained a lot of important perspective about art, in both a technical sense and regarding the mentality of creating art. Great teacher. Looking forward to another lesson."
Jacob
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Guiseppe is patient and is able to motivate and empower you to want to draw more and more. His lessons are concise and very clear. He knows tips and tricks that make the process much easier than most beginners make it on themselves. He alone won't make you a great artist but he makes it so you want to practice and that's what will make you better. By far the best money I have ever spent on Takelessons.com."
David
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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