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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational painting. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kai Lun Q.

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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!

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Eileen M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $79
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art History and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Eileen M.

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I am a classically trained artist and I teach traditional methods of representational drawing. I’ve taught at several local ateliers as well as internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies program. I can help you learn about perspective, line, volume, and composition in an a way that is easy to understand. My teaching style is rich with experience and information but also very low key and unintimidating. Also— I’m really fun! Come draw with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in th

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xander
amazing
Carol Dahlinger
Wow, I learned so much in one hour! Eileen is amazing.
Patrick K.
Really enjoyed my first lesson. I came away with practical knowledge that will help me make progress in this challenging medium.

Nicole B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicole B.

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I've been instructing painters for several years both beginners and experienced. I love to see people get creative and I can help you too in a laid back format. I am an expert artist/painter with artwork all over the world. If you're new to painting, as long you have a little artistic talent (even if undiscovered) I can teach you to paint. Whether you want to learn just for fun or plan to go to design school, I can teach brush techniques and various subject matters - Abstract, impressionist, still life, portrait (intermediate only) and landscapes/seascapes and even human figures. If you'd like to learn to create digital paintings or traditional paintings, I can teach either.

I can help you get started or pick up where you left off. I prefer acrylics or oil paints.

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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Jordan
Learned a lot in a short time!
Mari
communicates well and patient for beginners.
Gerardo H.
Nicole was great, very concise and very easy to understand. I have learned a lot about web designing. I look forward to publishing a website soon, very exciting !

Donna D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, some French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Fine Arts from RIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Ontario College of Art and Design
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Donna D.

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I studied painting in grad school at RIT to earn an MFA in Painting, worked in studios for more than 10 years and I can teach anyone to paint. We'll try some old master methods for creating a middle tone ground, developing a sketch into a painting, choosing a color palette and a creating volumetric images to rival the best.

Teaching beginners to the most advanced, representational painting to abstract. All levels, all styles.

About Donna

I tailor my teaching to the level of each student. Instruction will be fun and exciting. With an education that's included six years in art school, my teaching style is creative and intuitive yet provides the structure needed to grasp concepts quickly. I gear all study to achieving a level of m

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"I really love this class david is a great teacher and great t teching, he has a nice personlity and overall is just amazig :)"
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Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"She was patient with my technology foibles, and taught me how to use White Balance in a clear and concise manner."
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great, passionate teacher"
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Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"I took an online course with Julie last week. Her passion for her craft is truly evident in her teaching. The first part of the course she taught me how to use my extended flash and explained how to compensate for lighting.
In the second part of the lesson, Julie went over my best work and explained how to crop, take the picture better the first time, and how I could improve each shot. Her comments were extremely helpful.
I left the session knowing exactly what I had to do to improve my photograpy. I feel more motivated to be better.
I have taken her classes at SCC, and learned different types of photography such as motion shots, shooting fireworks at night, ocean photography and more.
Thank you Julie for your assistance."
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!"
Rashidat
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Julie's instruction reaffirmed what minute knowlege I had in the operation of my Canon SLR. What I did learn was various uses of the "Memu" and "buttons" on the camera. Overall, hopefully this will assist in me becoming a better photographer thus enhancing my photos."
Michael Chiaramonte
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Awesome! Learnt more in an hour than a whole term at Pcc. Can’t wait for the next one!"
Stevie miller
Took Oil Painting lessons from Sondra S.
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"Jessica is really a great teacher and a nice person! She helps me from a completely beginner to finish a detailed pencil sketch portrait in 15hrs. Definitely recommended."
Jiani
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"Sondra is an awesome teacher! I took a group class that she was teaching, and to be honest I was a bit intimidated! Luckily for me, she was super helpful and even though the group was big, she spent lots of time helping me with the painting. I am grateful that she taught me some good techniques, especially when it comes to beginning a new painting."
Chris
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sondra S.
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"Very patient and talented teacher. Even in my everyday writing I now find myself using her techniques!"
Lena
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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