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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
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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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Sharon M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Presidential Fellowship for Professional Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sharon M.

6 Reviews
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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 do 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 nee

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Cristina
Sharon is the best art teacher I’ve ever had. She excels in explaining a concept verbally and then showing visual examples of it. With her positive and encouraging teaching style, Sharon guided me to better myself as a beginning artist. Her teaching technique is uncomplicated and easy to follow. When you take a class with her, not a single session goes by without learning something new. Without reservation, I would recommend taking an art class with Sharon.
Nancy
Sharon McNeil is a talented instructor. She is able to assist students in retaining crucial information regarding source of light, shadow placement and overall composition. She is skilled at color mixing. In our classes she set up large still life arrangements at the center of the room that were our focus. She provided painting demonstrations that helped put theory into action. A good teacher.
Ty
Sharon is a fantastic teacher. She has a great eye for drawing and painting, and helped encourage me when I needed to push my art. I would highly reccomend any aspiring artist take her classes. She is patience, sweet, and incredibly intuitive.
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Jess F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Sustainable Environmental Design from University of California, Davis
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jess F.

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Hello! I am a young, experienced K-12 instructor with many years of experience as a painter, whose work has been in a few group shows. Whether it's figure painting, poster making, photo-realism, abstract, or scenic painting, I can help you realize your best artistic practices! Color theory, process, and discussions of art are extremely important in my practice, as well as keeping a focused and positive learning environment! I am excited to teach you acrylic (my main medium), mixed media, watercolor, gauche, or oil painting! Join me!

About Jess

Hello! My name is Jess (they/them) and I am a visual and performing artist with a passion for teaching! I love to teach acrylic painting, pen and pencil drawing, songwriting and poetry! I also love to learn! In my free time I am currently focused on learning how to become an advanced piano piano, a

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Morgan U.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts: Drawing and Painting from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Morgan U.

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Online Oil Painting Teacher

Hello! Kudos to you for taking the first step on your creative journey!

Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of art and thought "I wish I could do that." You can. All it takes is practice.

I can break things down for you in a way that makes sense to you, show you the easy, reproducible steps to create the beautiful art that you dream of making. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve their artistic goals, no matter how young or old they are.

Let me help you start today!

About Morgan

I love all things artistic, from realistic oil painting to hand embroidery. I have a broad range of interests and proficiency in many painting and drawing mediums. The way I teach is very laid back, and dertermined by what the student needs and wants. We start by sitting down and discussing

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Online Oil Painting Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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!

Deron C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deron C.

13 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring oil painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with it for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. Paint what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life.

If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

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

Recent Reviews
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!

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The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Watsonville is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $109 per hour.
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"Eileen gives my daughter lessons and she really seems to be learning a lot and enjoying them. I love the paintings that she brings home"
Sancia
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Megan was a wonderful teacher! I had 1.5 hours for a lesson and felt I learned so much. I am a beginner and she taught in a clear and concise way. I would recommend."
Katie Miller
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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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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"Megan is very patient, easy going and super talented. The perfect instructor. I am an amateur and learned so much in just one lesson. Definitely booking more appointments."
Nancy
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson. I came away with practical knowledge that will help me make progress in this challenging medium."
Patrick
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Amazingly patient and brilliantly talented !!!"
Jillian
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Super nice and helpful ! So interesting and so much fun ! I’m looking forward to the next lesson , and ultimately learning to paint in oils with Eileen’s guidance !"
Andrea
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Ken is as passionate teaching as he is painting. He cares about getting the best of each student. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Daniela
Took Oil Painting lessons from Ken G.
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"Kai is so unpretentious and open with his knowledge and expertise. He is an excellent teacher and very positive to all the students in class. I will be taking my fourth class with him soon and look forward to honing my skills with his guidance."
Karen
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson."
Barbara
Took Oil Painting lessons from Margaret R.
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