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Heather T.

Naperville, IL
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Design from Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Heather T.

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I can provide you with constructive critique as you progress in your work. This also helps motivate students to take a step back and objectively look at where they are now and how far they have come with their work. As a person who is constantly evolving as an artist myself, it is important to bounce ideas off of others to help you improve and get a better understanding on how to develop your own style with your art.

I enjoy the impact art of any kind has on society and others. Art can be used to communicate many things and in many different forms. Also art is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not everyone will love your art expression but it is important that you're passionate about your work.

I enjoy learning through interactions with others and the way they perceive their surroundings. My passion for art started when I was very young.

Currently I am the author and illustrator and designer behind a brand of children's products. My background ...

About Heather

Hello and how may I help you achieve your goals as an artist? Here are a few interesting facts about me. I have taught Drawing, Illustration and Computer Design courses at the college level in the past. I enjoy watching my students progress as they work through each class project. Your progress

Brandie J.

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Willow Springs, IL
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Brandie J.

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Hello, my name is Brandie and I specialize in teaching beginner/intermediate photography. I enjoy teaching this subject to those new to the field or those that want to further their hobby. My focus is on fine art photography so I am well rounded in the use of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for post-processing. Photography is an art form and can be utilized in countless ways. Once you master the basics, you can walk away with the confidence to photograph in any setting.

Color, composition, camera settings and of course post processing. I am also highly skilled in photomanipulation and composite work if that is an area you'd like to work on. Photography should be fun, challenging and rewarding, we can bring all three to the classroom to reach your full potential.

About Brandie

I have been a professional photographer for over 9 years and graduated with a degree in photography in 2012. I have a passion for what I do and love to share all the knowledge and experiences I've had over the years. I have a studio west of Chicago that can be used to demonstrate lighting and te

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Brandie is a great photographer and never fails to capture such beauty/realism in my photographs. I always recommend her when others are looking for a photographer and truly love her craft
Miranda
Brandie did a great job detailing all the steps I needed to shoot better real estate photos! I really liked how she gave me tips on how to deal with specific challenges in that field, I'd definitely recommend her!
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Sara P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Photography from Purdue University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Sara P.

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Sara has been teaching various art courses for over 6 years. She has her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography, but also has experience teaching video, textiles and art history. In her classes there is a strong sense of individual growth through projects and critiques.

About Sara

I am a practicing artist who has shows regionally in the Midwest as well as throughout the US and abroad. I am a professor at a Big10 college in the Department of Art and Design. As a teacher I want to work with you and encourage you to develop your work further. I can teach skills, but the content

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Marty W.

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Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish (For singing and limited usage), Italian (for singing)
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Master of Science from University of Advancing Technology
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Marty W.

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Although my focus as a TakeLessons teacher is primarily in music, I also teach a killer Calligraphy class. I do not take the fact that I am 'multi-talented' lightly. I know good calligraphy and I know mediocre calligraphy. Before getting more involved with music, I taught Calligraphy at a junior college for 7 years. I taught over 750 students and took classes from a student of Donald Jackson, one of the Scribes of the Queen of England. I can strengthen the work and techniques of intermediate or advanced calligraphers (and illuminators) and am very adept at teaching beginners. We can meet in my music studio or your home. I have a list of preferred materials and love this amazing communication form.

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Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your so

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Swati K.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Swati K.

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How to blend colors and how to prepare canvas for painting๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
To play with colors its meditating for me in this time when we are at home

About Swati

In today’s knowledge driven world, science provides a passport to modernity, a guarantee that every human being has a right for better living and above all a sacred path on which all endeavors of a creative human mind can be achieved. After my high school I decided to take science as my stream of e

Kelly D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kelly D.

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I have 30 years of professional painting experience that I love to share and revisit with my students! As an artist in Tv, filmmaking, and live events I have worked in an amazing amount of media and love to share shortcuts and explore new possibilities!

About Kelly

Hi! My name is Kelly and I’m a professional artist living and working in Denver. I think we are so lucky to live in a city that is jam-packed with all varieties of art and it inspires me every day. Hopefully I can pass on that inspiration and desire to create to each of my students. I would conside

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Took Photography lessons from Priscilla D.
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"It's such a joy to take classes with Margarita. As a children's librarian by profession I'm impressed with how well she teaches and inspires children, always a lot of smiles in her classes. As an adult returning to art I'm learning so much about the core fundamentals that are taking my art to the next level. Margarita is an expert teacher, kind, considerate, and dedicated to helping her students achieve and develop their potential and talent. I highly recommend her, and her classes."
Sharon
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita D.
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"Mr. Ivan is a very nice, very patient teacher. I really enjoyed oil painting with Mr. Ivan!"
Qixiao
Took Oil Painting lessons from Ivan F.
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"Margot G. is a wonderful teacher. She has the ability to immediately set her students at ease, regardless of their abilities and experiences. (I have extremely poor handwriting, and did not feel intimidated or afraid to try to learn how to do brush strokes and create surprisingly pleasing cards and notes.) Margot knows her craft, and knows how to teach and then offer support to her students. The class was entertaining as well as fun. I learned many skills in a short time period."
Paul
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"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."
Lee
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Excellent painting class and great teacher !
If you consider doing a painting class, I highly recommend Roya Mansourkhani. She is an amazing painter and an encouraging teacher with a lot of patience. I learned loads of new techniques and created paintings I was pleased with."
Sima
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. I have taken two classes thus far and look forward to continuing to learn from her. She is supportive and encouraging and really wants to help me tap into finding my true artist."
Denise
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"John was a very patient and helpful instructor. Two of the participants had no water color experience and he provided them with a good understanding of the concepts as well as providing most helpful examples of how to actually do water colors. Will definitely ask John for a follow up session if we return to Las Vegas in the future."
Byron
Took Painting lessons from John D.
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"She's really a fantastic teacher. Every single lesson gets more and more customized as she gets to know your painting style and what issues you might have. And she gives fun projects! I would highly recommend for for anyone looking to get more information on tones, shading, coloring, sketching paintings, and even more. Looking forward to continuing!"
Anna
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"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."
Jaiden
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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