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Azadeh H.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Azadeh H.

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I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

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About Azadeh

I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad. At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts a

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Monica N.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Awarded Massachusetts Cultural Councilʼs Artist Fellowships from Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Monica N.

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My expertise is helping students develop a deeper relationship with painting and drawing while encouraging a dialog with the history of art and contemporary art practices.

Over the past ten years, I have taught a variety of painting and drawing courses. Having taught Painting and Color at University of Illinois at Chicago for a year during my graduate studies, I honed my skills as an educator. Teaching at Massachusetts College of Art Summer Programs between my BFA and MFA gave me the experience and skills to develop my teaching skills. My class is challenging and engaging for all students.

About Monica

I'm an artist specializing in drawing and painting classes for young adults and adults. You'll receive personalized instruction from a classically trained artist. My mission is to give Students the skills to draw and paint realistically, and express themselves.

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I can't say enough about Monica. She is able to bring out the best in her students and allow them to express their talent . Her bright outlook and encouragement allowed me to grow as an artist. She is like an art mentor that will allow you to flourish.

Adeline H.

Palatine, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English
  • B.A. in Apparel Design from Dominican University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Adeline H.

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Painting can be an incredible way to express yourself and have fun. I will teach you the basics but with projects that are a lot more fun than painting a bowl of fruit!

About Adeline

Hi! I grew up loving art, and then became interested in fashion and sewing during my teen years. After interning with a local Chicago designer I decided to go to university for apparel design. After graduating I had several jobs, one as a seamstress and most recently one at an embroidery shop where

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Emily S.

67 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily S.

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I specialize in digital painting, with my strength in human portraiture and cute animals. I also create background paintings in the context of video games.

My medium of choice is primarily digital (Photoshop, but mostly GIMP).

I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half. I now work as a freelance artist, implementing my skills as a digital painter very often.

My goal is to help students improve markedly and achieve their goals in painting. I can also help students build (college) portfolios.

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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Josef
Good online/remote cartooning lessons for a 12 year old. Working with his interests, while laying the foundations of technique all the same.
Hollie H.
Emily is a gifted artist and teacher. She is very patient, encouraging, and informative. I have learned a lot from her and she is helping me with my perfectionism. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for me! Thank you,
Emily.
Bryan W.
Great lesson, super professional and taught me a lot.

Andrea M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Of Communications with a Visual Arts Minor (INC) from Red Deer College
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Andrea M.

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Looking to merge art and growth? I have been teaching emotional intelligence (aka EQ) classes all over Alberta and BC for the last 3 years from ages 5 - 95. There are lots of painting classes out there, but very few about healing through art.

What is Emotional Intelligence? EQ is an umbrella term for how we relate to ourselves and to others. Self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management are key factors to having a high EQ.

Even though these skills are crucial in any community or society, we are often never taught these concepts. Why? Because emotions are greatly understudied. Emotions are messy. They are unpredictable. They hinder left brain thinking that Western culture prides itself on. However, without these vitally important competencies, we are left wondering why we didn't get that job, why we are fighting with loved ones, why we seemingly can't stick to our work out plans and why our world is in a very critical state

About Andrea

Welcome! thanks for taking a moment to scroll. I have taught classes all around Alberta and BC and I teach traditional drawing and painting. Currently, I am most excited to teach 'painting With Purpose: Emotional intelligence Through Art' classes. They are a series of three classes called Connect W

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Corrine
I attended one of Andrea’s ‘Emotional Intelligence Through Art’ workshops about a year ago, and it’s been one my of favorite tools for creative expression since then. Like Bob Ross, Andrea has a knack for making art accessible to everyone, and holds a space where everyone feels like an artist. Her facilitation style weaves together both guidance and independence for the artist, in which I felt safe and inspired to paint my deepest emotions. It was pure joy and connection getting to be a part of this experience!
Kimberley
Great class! Very unique!
NatalieB
I attended ‘Painting with a Purpose’ with my daughter. Andrea was super great at making color and expression with color accessible to all ages and personality types. She was thorough with her instructions and easy to listen to and learn from. I would definitely recommend her class!

Elise J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elise J.

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Ever scrolled through Pinterest and thought "Man, I wish I could do that?" Here's your chance to learn! Whether painting has always intrigued you, you want to pick up another hobby, or you're searching for a new creative outlet- I can help you with just that. Lessons will be tailored to your specific painting desires, while building a foundation of skills. All ages are welcome, beginners to intermediate. I have a solid foundation of watercolor, acrylic and oil paints. I will help you achieve your goals and unlock your inner painter. Let's unleash your inner Bob Ross and start painting today!

About Elise

I am an painter, drawer, potter, sculpter, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator user. In other words, I am simply an artist. But I am also a student and a teacher. I have been creating ever since I could hold a pencil or a paint brush. Having painted and drawn throughout my life, I am now studying S

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons in Chicago is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $167 per hour.
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"I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them."
- Lucy
Took Painting lessons from Marina B.
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"Renata is an excellent teacher! A wealth of knowledge and so informative. Patient and kind. I am having such fun learning from her."
- Sherri
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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"I was a beginner and really excited to learn as much as I could about painting. Eileen started me with the very basics of setting up a palette, then we moved on to monochrome paintings, and then paintings with a full palette. She taught me the process of making a painting step by step was what I really wanted to learn. Her teaching style was a fit for me because she is both patient and skillful. She helped to bring out the artist in me. I am so grateful for what I learned and have taken that knowledge and continue to grow as an artist in my spare time. What also love is that Eileen has made herself available right me and I plan to take more lessons with her soon!"
- Heather
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"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!"
- Ava
Took Painting lessons from Emilie C.
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"Our first "lesson" was more of a "get to know each other" and "painting goals" lesson in my office.

Renata has a fantastic life story and based on our mutual first interview and philosophy comparison I believe she will be an excellent teacher to help me reach my artistic goals!

I look forward to much further work and discussion with her!"
- R. E. Branch
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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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 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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"LOVE the way he jumped straight in and hit all the basics ... covering paintbrushes and the COLOR WHEEL,"
- deborra-lee
Took Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"I've been taking private lessons from David Lavis for six months to better my technique in portrait art. David is a great instructor who takes the time to ensure I've embraced the concepts and that I can demonstrate my understanding on the canvas. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to better their skills."
- Scott
Took Painting lessons from David L.
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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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