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Alfredo E.

Pasadena, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alfredo E.

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In my classes you can expect to learn both the basics and advanced material:
-Painting realistic skin tones, composition,using a grisaille and verdaccio, glazing, methods and materials of the Old Masters, achieving a likeness in portraiture, accurate color mixing and matching, the use and preparation of painting mediums, translating what you see or envision onto the canvas successfully and much more. I enjoy teaching people that are passionate about art, regardless of their skill level.

About Alfredo

I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.

Emilie C.

2 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded GRAMMY Amplifier Finalist from GRAMMYs, Recording Academy
  • English, Asian Studies from Rice University
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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
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With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides personalized music/audio services, visual work and artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production, art direction and independent music strategy. As

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Krista M.
I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!

Andrea O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA-Painting from Moore College of Art and Design
  • Awarded MCAD Presidential Scholarship from Moore College of Art and Design
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Andrea O.

4 Reviews
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The lessons will be based on the skill level of the student. We will paint from observation as well as from photographs. Art History will be incorporated and we will study the paintings of the masters. In the students paintings, focus will be on perspective, color, composition, and accuracy in proportions.

About Andrea

I have been teaching art to all ages and levels for 10 years. I have a lesson plan to suit your needs and desires! Although I do not have a background check through take lessons.com, I do have an IVP fingerprint card. My background has been cleared for teaching.

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Sandy
I'm just a moderately able artist. Andrea knew how to break down the process and make all of my projects better than I have ever done myself. She's the best!
Charles
Her years of experience show in the lessons. Very easy to follow and learn. Great instructor!
Colleen
Extremely talented artist...she’s the best!

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Andrea C.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Catechist Award from Diocese of Norwich - Office for Faith Formation
  • Teaching since 2010
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Andrea C.

20 Reviews
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Painting classes will teach you to learn how to express yourself through your artistic abilities.
1 - I will help you decide what you would like to paint and how you want to achieve your painting goals.
2 - You will learn how to paint base colors, layers, and details of the scene or subject.
3 - You will accomplish your painting ideas and goals learning and using various techniques.

About Andrea

I love teaching and inspiring people so that they can achieve and feel the best they can be in their life. With my many years of experience and education I look forward to helping you through your life journey and reaching your goals. Let me help you organize your life. You will enjoy my friendly

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Wendy
Andrea has a really solid method for teaching guitar efficiently. She is encouraging, caring and has a good personality. My daughter really clicks with her, and looks forward to "seeing" her each week.
Frank S.
Andrea has a passion for music and for helping others. She is very patient and pleasant!
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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Emilie C.

2 Reviews
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Online Painting Teacher

With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides personalized music/audio services, visual work and artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production, art direction and independent music strategy. As

Recent Reviews
Krista M.
I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!
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Loren P.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Bachelor’s of Art: Romance Languges, Spanish & French from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2010
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Loren P.

17 Reviews
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Online Painting Teacher

As a teacher for 7 years one of my favorite things is bringing the arts into teaching. I've taught infants through adults, beginners and advanced, and the one secret I can absolutely tell you about learning, is if you are happy then you are going to learn a lot more! I'm excited to get to know you and make you smile!

Let me tell you a little about the Lessons I have to offer. I have specific curriculums for several categories such as Landscapes, Abstract, Still Life, and Portraits. One of my classes that is trending right now is "Flourish and Bloom" which a where we create an acrylic painting on canvas of a flower wreath with an inspirational word in the center. I've got pictures below if you'd like to take a look!

About Loren

I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learnin

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Jessica
Loren was the best teacher for my son. She was so patient with him especially since he was not the most focused student. I would recommend her as a teacher anytime.
Erica H.
Loren is very hands on with our lessons and personalizes them to fit my learning level. She also uses a lot of awesome visual techniques that helped me in my beginner lessons.
10/10
Erica H.
Loren was very fun an approachable for my first French lesson. I really enjoyed it.

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons in Santa Monica is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $101 per hour.
30 min
$34 average
45 min
$44 average
60 min
$65 average

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"I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!"
Daniela
Took Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"I’m really enjoying my lessons with Eileen. Painting is hard but she’s moving me along through the steps of learning how to do it. We’ve been working together for three months and i can’t believe how much my paintings have improved."
Asia
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"I’ve been wanting to learn to paint for years but it seemed like an expensive thing to get into. Eileen provides materials for beginners which is really helpful because you feel like you can experiment more without making a big commitment. Her lessons are challenging but relaxed and her paintings are awesome and inspiring!"
Kim
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"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!"
Nancy
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"What a brilliant artist! Joe went over everything an artist needs to know about color. He took the time to explain color psychology, pigment, characteristics, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, ect! He provided a solid understanding of color knowledge that I can put to effective use. Thank you Joe!!!!!!!!!!"
James
Took Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Tabitha. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to paint or to gain a better understanding of painting or drawing. Tabitha is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge. Her teaching style is excellent, she has a great, friendly personality & is super encouraging. I learned a lot during my first lesson & I can't wait until my next one.!"
Donna
Took Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"Kavi has a depth of insight into color and emotion that is hard to find in an art teacher. He inspires you to find moments in between your daily life, hidden behind monotony, that you can only appreciate when you have relaxed your mind. He is the perfect guide for those who aspire to not only learn the basics, but to bring new life and freedom to painting and illustration."
Aashray
Took Painting lessons from Kavi S.
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"I just finished my first painting class with Tabitha as a beginner. She is an excellent teacher with immense patience. She encourages a lot and gives a better understanding of colors, textures. It has been a very knowledgeable first class."
Naga Gouthami (Bumi)
Took Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"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!"
Constance
Took Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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"We are happy to have found Kai on TakeLessons. Kai works with our high school junior on her portfoilio and submissions for art competitions. The weekly online lessons involve setting goals, conceptualizing, live demonstrations and live coaching. We were initially worried about the effectiveness of online lessons but it has worked out perfectly so far in the second month of lessons. Our daughter has already shown improvement in her technique, and an enthusiasm for the lessons and for the pieces she’s working on with Kai."
Jeannie
Took Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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