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David Z.

5 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $30
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

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About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and displa

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Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
Ren
My son enjoyed today’s lesson!
Courtney
David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!
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Jason M.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jason M.

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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.

About Jason

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 general since 1996 and professionally

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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.
Everett
Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂
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Sharon M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Fellowship for Professional Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
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Sharon M.

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There are so many reasons to learn to draw. Perhaps you are applying for college and want to strengthen your portfolio? Maybe you changing careers and need to strengthen your visual thinking? Or you may just want to learn to draw for fun. Whatever your reason is, I can help. I have been teaching drawing for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. There seems to be a notion out there that “one must have a talent for art before they can learn to draw. ” One thing I can say for sure is that this absolutely NOT true. With the right knowledge, a strong desire to learn, and a willingness to try, anyone can learn to draw.

I teach students how to draw from a classical studies background, but I believe in nurturing the uniqueness of each student and honoring their learning style. Unlike a classroom setting, a private lesson frees us up to build the lessons specifically around the student's goals and needs.

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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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.
Jennie
Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She was patient with this novice, and I look forward to more lessons.
Huan W.
I held a virtual team painting event and invited Sharon to be our tutor. My team has a tight budget, but Sharon managed to fit the painting kit under the budget & the paint was high quality! She also made a video helping us prepare for the painting event: how to stain the palette, how to wash the brushes and how to coat the canvas.

In the painting event, we had a large group (~15 people), so it’s very difficult to coordinate. People had different questions every 5 mins, or people asked the same questions, or you had to wait for other people. Sharon was very patient to answer everyone’s questions. We even went overtime but Sharon was very nice that she continued finishing the painting with us.

All my teammates produced very nice paintings! Majority of them have never painted before, but they created beautiful paintings under Sharon’s guidance. Thank you Sharon!

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Charlotte L.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students Male: 20 to 80; Female: 12 to 80
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Charlotte L.

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Teaching only watercolor for over 35 consecutive years, I am known as the Crazy Watercolor Lady because I am so crazy about watercolor! lol I absolutely love the medium of watercolor and have so much fun sharing it with my students, watching them grow to advanced work.

I developed a wonderful method of teaching watercolor, taking my beginner students to advanced work very quickly. You can even trace what you'll paint. I taught myself watercolor which helps me understand what my students know, and what they don't know. I teach any subject, such as, portraits of people or pets, landscapes, animals, cityscapes, flowers, abstract, etc. It doesn't matter what subject it is, because it's about light and dark shapes and color, which applies to every subject you paint. It is also about the wonderful techniques of watercolor, such as, salting, spattering, using saran wrap, making skippies, blooms, tickling an edge, fingering, bleeding out, etc. I also teach how to paint on Yupo, a ...

About Charlotte

I am still in love with watercolor after teaching it for over 35 years, and no other medium. I am loyal to watercolor only and have so much fun sharing it with my students, hoping they fall in love with it, too. I taught myself to paint watercolor after being an oil artist selling my work years a

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Vicky
I have been taking watercolor painting lessons from Charlotte for many years, Her love of watercolor painting is infectious. She gets so excited to share her new discoveries. Charlotte is very patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable in this medium. She is a joyful person and makes learning so much fun. I highly, highly recommend that you take watercolor painting from Charlotte. You will not be disappointed!
Marla L Robinson
Charlotte is a very enthusiastic lover and teacher of watercolor painting! As a beginner myself in watercolor painting, Charlotte has made it easy and fun to not only learn techniques but to appreciate this truly beautiful and inspiring medium of art. Anyone can learn watercolor! And she is right!
Ricki
Charlotte is a patient teacher. The amount of work she get out of you is phenomenal. All suitable for framing. I like the way everyone paints their own interest.
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Maggie G.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence from Iowa State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maggie G.

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We'll go over drawing and painting techniques. Open Canvas software preferred, and drawing tablet is required. We can also use Photoshop.

About Maggie

I have been teaching violin for several years. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons this year, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever. I teach using the Suzuki Method and See Saw exerci

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Liz
Maggie gave me violin lessons way back when I was in high school, and when I decided to pick up my violin again as an adult, Maggie was the first person I thought of to call. I don't know where I would be as a student without Maggie's patient, consistent, and thoughtful teaching style. I have ADHD and carry a lot of insecurities from childhood about my ability to stick with an instrument, and Maggie meets me where I am every single time. Maggie listens to my goals with the instrument and tailors lesson plans and teaching styles to my specific needs.

10/10 would lesson again -- especially for students that are daunted by the process of learning an instrument or who will benefit from a compassionate, trauma-informed educator who has experience working with neurodivergent students.
dex
Maggie is an excellent teacher! Super patient and great at breaking things down into parts that are easy to pick up and remember. I'm often a very frustrated learner, but Maggie has been amazing about encouraging at the exact moment it's needed (often before I even fully realise I need it!). Starting to learn violin as an adult was daunting, but something I had wanted to do since I was young, but it hasn't been the impossible task I thought it would be -- and that's definitely due to having engaging instruction that makes learning both challenging and fun!
Leah Jardon Juarez
I have been with maggie for 1 year now and she has showed me so much She explains everything so so good she does lovely complements she has patience I love learning with maggie she is the best violin teacher I have ever gotten she is really kind I have learned so so so much I would never ever change my teacher I love her 😊 I love learning with her she’s the best teacher! I know you will love her too!
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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Priscilla D.

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You will learn all you should know about abstract painting, from choosing the right paint, paper, and brush, varnishing and creating a collage to creating a complete composition. I will assist you in creating abstract painting or mixed media art without spending a fortune on tools and materials. Plus you will be confident in understanding not only the technique like how to create texture but also your expression in this art form will take new life. Every class we work on something new. It’s great for the beginners and advanced students. The topics covered include Primer, Texture, Paints, Brushes, Undercoat, Dark undercoat, Dimensions, Details, Painting process, and more.

About Priscilla

Hello, I'm here to inspire creativity while guiding the students through interactive technique and skills so that they may find their own voice and be motivated to express it through the arts. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I was raised in a community here in the states infused wi

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Emily Y.
Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
caroline
she always tries to help me improve while also encouraging me when I do something right and it makes me feel really good!
Kara W.
I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.

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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."
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"Learning with Artee has been a wonderful experiance. I took a few lessons in watercolor landscapes and I learned so much. Artee is a wonderful teacher with close attention to detail and improvement!"
Sarika
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Artee D.
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"Eileen is an amazing teacher! I learned so much from her. She's patient, fun and a brilliant instructor. I had such a great time taking her class, and wholeheartedly recommend her to students of all experience levels."
Dave
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!"
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Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"we had a blast at our first lesson with Jason"
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Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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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
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"Mr. Ohashi's classes have been invaluable. I never considered myself to have any great talent in art, but I did have a great interest that, after some failed attempts and false starts, led me to Mr. Ohashi. I couldn't be happier with the teacher I found. With the benefit of Mr. Ohashi's patience, dedication, and sly sense of humor, I've been able to create work I am truly proud of (and which consistently surprises and impresses family and friends) that I wouldn't have thought possible when I first began with him. He is able to impart the fundamental concepts of painting and art-making while still encouraging me to explore a style that is my own. Seeing proof of my own development and increasing skill under Mr. Ohashi's guidance has been incredibly rewarding. I couldn't recommend him more strongly or thank him enough."
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"David is fantastic! Emma and I really hit it off with him from the moment we met. He is very personable. She has completed 3 lessons and her skills have improved tremendously!"
Emma
Took Drawing lessons from David R.
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