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David Z.

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Cherry Valley, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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David Z.

Cherry Valley, IL

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• Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork.
• Confer with clients and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.
• Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages.
• Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community:
o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop
o Watercolor Workshop
o Acrylic Painting Workshop
o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop
o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop
o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend”

• Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele
• Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including:
o Art Show- Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, 5-28-2017
• Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork

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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April 15, 2018
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!
April 15, 2018
Debby
Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist .
April 14, 2018
Laura
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!
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Emily S.

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Cartooning
Starting at $80
Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Dozzi Scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University
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Emily S.

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I've created many cartoons in the context of illustration, comics and 2D animation. My specialty is in expressions, character designs and story-telling.

My recent (on-going) achievement with cartooning includes a graphic novel/webcomic I've been working on, "Dinnersaurus Rex," with hundreds of subscribers across all websites it's been hosted on. I've also created many 2D animations for clients in the past.

My mission is to spread this knowledge of cartooning and to help achieve the goals of students.

About Emily

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love

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November 8, 2019
Bryan W.
Great lesson, super professional and taught me a lot.
November 7, 2019
elan
emily is an excellent teacher and very efficient and productive in the lessons. :)
September 9, 2019
Tom N.
My son really enjoys the lessons from Emily!
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Roya M.

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Painting
Starting at $44
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks english, Farsi
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I love teaching. 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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October 29, 2019
Sonia
I had a great abstract painting session with Roya. She had some sample pictues of the abstract art style I like. She gave me a bit of background about what it entails. I felt comfortable getting started and she gave me the direction I was looking for. Thanks!!!
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October 10, 2019
Sandy
Felt very successful
April 20, 2019
Lee S.
Roya is a wonderfully energetic, hands on art teacher, who has moved my oil painting from mundane to lively & exciting. My lessons with Roya are such a pleasure. The lessons are geared toward helping me grow in areas I expressed a need for, as well as filling in weaknesses which her expertise recognizes need working on.

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Daniel L.

(15)
Acrylic Painting
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Philadelphia Wildlife Art Expo from Judge Bob Kuhn
  • Teaches students 12 to 85
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I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Daniel

My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful p

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August 23, 2019
Chris W.
Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄
August 18, 2019
Scott
Terrible! Missed an appointment, limited knowledge, poor teaching skills. Would avoid..
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July 19, 2019
Katy
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Ricardo S.

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Drawing
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Achievement in Fine Art from Bank of America
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I can take you from a beginner drawer into an award-winning artist! I will help you pursue your passion along with developing the necessary skills of drawing. If you have never drawn before I can have you drawing circles with precision. If you are intermediate in drawing I can have you drawing with realism to enter art contests.

About Ricardo

I specialize in realism or realistic pencil drawing. I also draw with pen, which does not allow for mistakes to occur. I start with a blank sheet of paper that eventually develops into a finished piece of art that usually takes about 8 hours of straight drawing. I have won many art awards. I began

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Stefanie L.

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Abstract Painting
Starting at $20
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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I have been trained in abstract, acrylic and watercolor painting on a collegiate level and I was the top of my class. I believe painting is ultimately an expression of what you are experiencing on the inside and I would love to help you unlock the inner creative inside you. That parterned with teaching you the techniques and skills of the trade will help you become a better painting.

About Stefanie

I am a professional artist primarily in th medium of pen and ink on paper. I have certifications in painting sculpting, throwing and drawing. The last 7 years has been focused on pen and ink as well as acrylic painting. I am knowledgeable not only of my particular style but also of art in general

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"Very personable and incredibly informative in the short amount of time we had. Definitely signing up for more classes!"
- Angela
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I am so fortunate to have Boris as my art class teacher! Starting from December 2018, by now I have attended about 20 x 2+ hours of private lessons held in his studio and love going there on weekends. Within few sessions I learned that Boris has excellent educational background and proven life-long miscellaneous art experiences backed up with striking masterpieces - his own art creations.

Boris undoubtedly is a marvelous teacher and educator for those students who want to go beyond mechanistic approaches to the drawing and painting, willing expand their ways to ‘perceive’ the visual art. Boris has unique talent to deliver information and instructions in a concise and clear manner aided with his unlimited patience and politeness. Self-trained hobbyist in watercolor, I never took formal classes before; being engineer by trade, was a bit uncertain if we can get along smoothly due to big gaps on my side. That doubt disappeared after just couple of our meetings. Boris has adapted to my needs well above my expectations by giving just right amount of elements of classical academic disciplines - which I personally was looking for - such as perspective, composition, light and color, forms, constructional drawing.

My initial interest was to work in acrylic for landscape painting from photographs on a medium sized canvas. Boris’ suggestion to start with still life painting (completed as the very first project) was a saver for the ongoing mountain depiction project, relatively complex. I am gladly satisfied with his guidance, solution proposals, and corrections – I like the friendly atmosphere in his studio and "behind-the-scene" explanations why he thinks this or that could be made more professional. My painting perception is also growing because of art history studies I do at home following talks and lectures Boris gives during our classes; I like to review and study illustrations in books and online materials that he recommends – now I know much more about famous artists and major directions in visual art and art advances throughout the centuries.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder to advanced, really experienced artist, is a stirring feeling and thanks to Boris’ soft skills, I can tell I am respected and taken care of. During 2019 spring break I brought my 15yo son for 4 master class sessions at Boris studio, and they have finished a pretty looking painting on 18x24 inch canvas in acrylic on an extraterrestrial planet theme; which has significantly promoted my son’s interests both in art and astronomy. My son enjoyed talking to teacher, our time was worthy spent on ‘painting bootcamp’.

Boris gives memorable, highly narrative hands-on sessions on color blocking, shading, underpainting, color mixing, value and tone balance solutions, one-line drawing, composition, and many more. I feel I am back to a good school where I do acquire my new painting skills at a rate I can control.

I strongly recommend Boris to both kids and adults."
- Nikolay
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Boris K.
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"Cool guy who knows his stuff and fixed all of my problems. :)"
- Jim
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
- amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Josiah is awesome. He develops an organized lesson plan with set goals in mind. I have learned a tremendous amount already."
- Garrett
Took Photography lessons from Josiah J.
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"Deron is very patient. He teaches me different techniques from start of painting, to finishing touches. He is knowledgeable and can convey them clearly. He makes
the painting session fun and I like the interaction with him. Great teacher !!!"
- Anne
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"I found the class very helpful and enjoyable. I've made a lot of progress and it really helps that it's one on one."
- Kaleb
Took Illustration lessons from Emily C.
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"I really am enjoying my art lessons with Deron. Drawing is something I've wanted to learn for years. Deron is personable, patient, and quite knowledgable in this realm. He's a talented artist! I feel like I gain new insights after every lesson."
- Heidi
Took Drawing lessons from Deron C.
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"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!"
- Courtney
Took Painting lessons from David Z.
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"He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!"
- Phaedra
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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