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Sharon M.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Sharon M.

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Whether or not you are new to painting or want to get back into it after many years away and just need some feedback and a new perspective I am here to help. I have been teaching painting for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. I teach painting using the classical method of observation (meaning, based on what they see). You will also learn how to use color as it reflects the temperature of the light and shadows like the impressionists. I will show you a lot of different artists for inspiration and to teach you how to glean the best from history. I recommend working from direct observation at first (a still life rather than a photo of a still-life).

With oil paint, there are some underpainting techniques to explore to get a really solid layout and to establish the values. This is an advantage to oil because it is easier to work out the values before adding color. Next, over the top, you can do a very painterly technique and have ...

About Sharon

Do you want to learn to draw/paint or improve your work? Are you applying for college and need portfolio advice? Did you want to get back into doing art after many years without it? Are you a mid-career artist and just need some feedback and a new perspective? Are you changing careers and need

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Great! Gift for teaching.
Sara
Had my first lesson and I've already learned so much! The lesson was informative and Sharon also gave me a clear idea of what to practice in the meantime. I am confident that my drawing skills will improve!
Julie
I had a great time and learned a lot painting with Sharon. This was my first painting lesson. She is patient, helpful and very passionate about watercolors. She is also very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Sharon will tailor your lesson to your goals. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy these lessons.
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Roya M.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roya M.

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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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Lisa Hermanns
Roya is very encouraging and pleasant to work with!!!She picks wonderful lessons that address your interests and skill level. I look forward to improving my drawing skills and growing as a student of art!!!!
Andrew
She is very niice and patient.
Becky
She was just wonderful in showing me different techniques with each lesson.
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Carolyn K.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Carolyn K.

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Online or In-Person Oil Painting Lessons with Las Vegas, Nevada based Carolyn K. are for beginner thru intermediate level artists who have never been taught, or perhaps never mastered, a step-by-step way of approaching painting whether it be in oils or acrylics.
Carolyn has a unique, fun and easy way of interacting with students and conveying information, sure to delight students! She feels strongly that a solid, organized structure is the surest way to achieve the success of a completed work. It is the difference between artists who can become prolific and those that accomplish few pieces in their lifetime with most works becoming abandoned out of lack of an approach to completion.

About Carolyn

I am absolutely passionate about oil painting!! If you want a teacher with passion and zeal, supportive, encouraging, and kind...I'm your gal!! I really care about your success and encouraging you to remain a life long student and lover of art!

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Jen
My regular art classes were canceled due to COVID-19, but a friend knew someone who was taking some some private classes online with Carolyn and I decided to try it out. Now that I have, I think it's much better than being a single face among many! I'm improving so much with the one-on-one feedback and suggestions that I'm getting and Carolyn is such a kind, funny, and personable woman that I don't feel intimidated at all, even though my skills aren't where I'd like them to be. She's also extremely flexible with scheduling - with the shelter-in-place orders and with kids in the house 24/7, I can't always meet at the same time every session, but she lets me choose what works best for me which is another thing I don't get with regular classes. I'll definitely continue taking classes with her even after life returns to normal. Thanks Carolyn!
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Megan R.

70 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
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Megan R.

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Get feedback/advice on your art work by selecting a 30 minute critique. You will receive notes and step by step instructions during your art class. If you would like some home work to help you improve quickly I can also send an email after class with instruction.

I have taught over 500 students how to paint! Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.

About Megan

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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Sandy C.
I loved it it was challenging
Jeremy F.
Megan is a wonderful instructor with a friendly, nurturing attitude to help students learn their goals. She possesses a strong knowledge in surrealistic and realistic art and my time with her has been nothing but positive.
Barbara
I learned about the composition of various paints, how to paint with water plus color and how to mix paints. In previous classes, I was not taught this Megan explains clearly. She will have you paint along with her to create a picture that demonstrates each lesson. For a virtual lesson, it was done well
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Nicole P.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Nicole P.

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Oil paintings have been regarded as one of the most beautiful art forms throughout history. To paint like one of the masters can seem out of reach, but anyone can paint with excellence! We will start at your current skill level, even if you've never even painted before. We'll learn color mixing, how to create depth, and different methods of layering paint to create different effects. Whether you would like to create a masterpiece, or would just like to paint some paintings for your friends and family, we can get there together! Contact me so we can get you creating beauty on canvas!

About Nicole

I am a professional mixed media artist. My mediums include drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen, etc) acrylic paint, spray paint, oil paint, and more! I love teaching students who are excited to learn new things. I am a firm believer that anyone can make beautiful and unique art. Especially you! M

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Caleb K.
Lesson one was good.
Christy
She is kind and patient. She really knows what she is doing and is making my art look amazing! Excellent teacher!
Maria
Great lesson, very patient, kind and knowledgeable. Looking forward to future lessons!
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McKenzie B.

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Starting at $47
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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McKenzie B.

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I've been creating art since a young age and have spent years practicing perfecting the craft. My specialty is portraits and figures and I'm proficient in knowing the exact proportions of the human face and body, although I am skilled in knowing the features of other subjects as well.(I can teach other mediums including but not limited to: pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink)

Since going to school majoring in fine arts, I can accurately teach different techniques and styles that you may find suitable or desirable. Because of my numerous awards and experience, not only can I teach the technicalities of creating a piece of art, I can also help guide you to creating a piece of work that could look and feel as if it's professional enough to go into a gallery using the elements and principles of design.

Learning a new skill can be difficult, but I am confident in my ability to be able to teach at any level and make your masterpiece look the best it could possibly be! Remember: art is ...

About McKenzie

Hello! I've been teaching for several years now and can work with all types of people! I can bring out the inner artist of any person no matter the age or experience level. I firmly believe in using art as a form of self expression and coping, so I can help use art as therapy as well. My goal is

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The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Santa Monica is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $122 per hour.
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"Dan is a fantastic teacher. His demos are easy to follow and he answers your questions completely. This has been one of the best classes I have ever taken."
Mike
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it."
Parri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Outstanding. Lesson and teacher"
Joey
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Outstanding workshop! Dan is both a superb painter and a great teacher. He teaches painting techniques in a clear and easy-to-understand way. He shares his experience, artistic vision and philosophy in a way that inspires you to be a better painter. Fun and enjoyable...Don't miss his workshop!!!"
John
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Rita is a terrific teacher. She is encouraging and adds real tangible value to my paintings and knowledge base. I thoroughly recommend her."
John
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"Eileen is a great teacher with a lot of specific strategies for building a painting. She is very clear, personable and fun to work with. Her knowledge of materials and techniques can help anyone advance their skills and better understand the medium."
Monica
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Highly skilled painter that encourages students to draw, look closely and make at least three thumbnails sketches in vale’s before painting. She always takes gently with students, ask questions to better understand the student and at times shows a more clear direction."
J.M.W.
Took Oil Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Amazingly patient and brilliantly talented !!!"
Jillian
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"My daughter really enjoyed her lesson. Roya did very nice job of giving instructions"
Edna
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Rita was great. very helpful and patient."
Marilyn
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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