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David Z.

3 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
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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.

Masking tape

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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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!
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 .
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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Tarin B.

1 Review
North Aurora, IL
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Tarin B.

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I am currently working in the industry as a freelance photographer as well as a retail staff photographer. I have been photographing for 6+ years now. My focus is people! Portraiture I focus on includes weddings, headshots, lifestyle, fashion, and photojournalism/documentary. My main love is storytelling. I believe if you have a medium such as photography, storytelling is not only fitting - but also necessary. I will teach you how to create a story with lighting, techniques, angles, posing, and context. We will be able to focus on our sitter and bring out the most authentic imagery that fits them and you as an artist.

About Tarin

I am a daydreamer, storyteller, and artist. I am a chaser of light, adventure, and the little things in life. I am a collector of all things quirky, antique, and vintage. Tarin has been photographing since 2012. Specializing in portrait imagery with a photojournalistic feel, Tarin has created mul

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Ben
Tarin is an amazing teacher. Having never done anything related to photography she taught me how to use a camera and adjust the settings correctly very quickly. She is very professional and knowledgeable.

Sandra E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Sandra E.

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I'm Sandra. I've worked with hundreds of photographers and designers – from beginners to the best in the business – and in print, online and video formats. I've helped them find their unique route to achieve their potential. I'm quick, honest, easy to understand. I inspire you, I show you steps and help you grow. I can certainly help with technical issues but my focus is on helping you see more – in your images, in your own ability ad in what is possible for you. In teaching college classes, my main student comment is consistent: "I will never look at anything the same way again."

About Sandra

If you just want to learn software programs or camera operation, go elsewhere. But if you want to learn to SEE and become a true photographer, Sandra is the coach to work with. Although software and hardware are certainly part of our discussions, software and cameras don't make pictures – you, your

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Michael
There are many people out there that can teach you to snap a picture, but Sandra will help you learn the process of how to create a photograph. That is her strength, along with a gentle touch and her vast experience of working with some of the best photographers in the business. I strongly recommend you reach out to her if you wish to become a better photographer.

I had the great opportunity to work with Sandra. As my photo coach and editor, her insightful suggestions to the way I was approaching my work helped me sharpen my photographic skills and storytelling. Working with Sandra was all about honing my strengths as a photographer but also opening my eyes to other possibilities of storytelling and the craft of photography that helped me overcome my inexperience when creating a photograph.
Fred
If your pictures aren’t packin’ the impact you thought (or hoped for) when you pressed the shutter, or, if you can’t figure out how to move to the next level, contact Sandra. I did. And, working with her is a very special and helpful experience.
While working with hundreds of photographers and their images, Sandra has honed an acute ability to spot the potential in you and your pictures. At the same time, she can clearly guide you on how to improve your vision and elevate your photography in a fun, friendly and nonjudgmental way.
Fulton
Think about it this way. Sandra has had dinner with Ansel Adams. She's worked in the White House three times as a picture editor. She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize. She loves photography and she loves to look at photographs. And most importantly she loves to work with photographers regardless of their "level". You will learn about your photographs. You will learn about yourself. But don't be intimidated by her background. She is NOT one of those photography guru experts who try to motivate by tearing you down. She builds on where you are as a photographer. Instead of telling you that a photograph is no good she might tell you that "you should be doing more of this type of photograph." Whatever it costs to learn from Sandra is cheap. What you will learn is priceless.

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Lia C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lia C.

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I have been drawing my whole life and teaching drawing since 2012.
I have studied Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz and have focused predominantly on drawing, painting and sculpture.

I can teach both realistic and expressive drawing, composition, and how to create successful drawings, whatever your goals may be.

About Lia

Hi, I am a 33 year old painter and mixed media sculptor. I have a BA in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz where I graduated from in 2009. I have worked as a professional artist assistant to many different artists and craftsmen as well as have worked as a freelance artist and art teacher for 8+ yea

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Richard
Lia was an AMAZING meditation teacher! She was calm, patient and very 'Zen' for our entire lesson, which really helped me to relax and calm down myself. Her instructions were easy to follow and I was able to achieve a deep level of relaxation normally absent from my meditations! Using the skills and techniques I learned from Lia, I now have a much easier time getting into 'the zone' every time I sit down to meditate :) thanks Lia!
Jonathan Goldstein
Really enjoyed my meditation lessons! I highly recommend.
Noreen H.
I enjoyed my lesson with Lia very much. I am very happy with the artwork I was able to produce at the lesson. I would highly recommend Lia to any new student.

Lauren B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Awarded Student Fund Academic Scholarship from Penn State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren B.

5 Reviews
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I have drawn since childhood and taken formal drawing classes throughout high school and college. I can teach in a variety of media, from pencil to charcoal to pastel.

About Lauren

I have always been interested in the arts and would love to help young people express their creativity while learning valuable skills. Since I recently graduated with my degree in Digital Multimedia Design, I've taken college classes in design theory and techniques in addition to writing, marketing

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Miguel
a new challenge every lesson.
Danielle
Thank you, that was fun!
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Bridget D.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Bridget D.

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About Bridget

Bridget is Los Angeles-based, New England-grown folk-pop songwriter, music teacher and registered yoga teacher. Bridget graduated from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College in 2017 with degrees in music technology and acting. She spent much of her undergraduate time working in venues an

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Tamara
Bridget is an amazing piano teacher. My 9 year old daughter loved that she would help her with pop songs as well as the traditional lesson book. She also helped her with voice audition songs for her musical theater group. We highly recommend!
Emma B.
Great teacher
Pat
Bridget is an incredibly patient, intelligent, and passionate teacher that can take your confidence level from a 6 to a 10 in just one lesson. Taking classes with her will definitely change the way you approach music and allow you to be your best self. 💖

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"Amazing! I'm excited about finally being able to draw photorealism!"
Stu
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Roya was very helpful and taught many new techniques that will easily be applied on my own. Would definitely recommend lessons with Roya."
Reed
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"She leads such great and lively classes. She's very organized and her lectures are very easy to understand."
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Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice. She took time to ask me my specific goals for my first lesson, and after just one class, I already feel much more confident in my photography skills! I am a super beginner, and am looking forward to continuing to work with Julie to improve my skills."
Jaclyn
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very patient. We went through some technical issues that were a struggle for me and Jacob was very helpful and persistent in getting to solutions."
Paul
Took Photography lessons from Jacob F.
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"Wow! Jacob is incredibly knowledgable in both photography and Photoshop. He took great care to answer all of my questions. After just one lesson I'm definitely on my way to being a better photographer."
Melissa
Took Photography lessons from Jacob F.
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"Sharon is an excellent instructor. She teaches a logical approach color theory through a series of assignments requiring a progression of limited color combinations. She emphasizes the importance of developing light and shadow to create and activate form. Anyone who wants to excel at painting will profit from her expertise."
Dr. Mike
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"my son loves comics and he had fun learning to draw all kinds of heroes!!!
Jason is great and has all kinds of techniques to draw characters.
we have a gallery in a play room of months of work.
Thank you, Jason"
elena
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"My son has been working with Eddie since June of 2019. He is very patient. Highly recommend."
Stefanie
Took Drawing lessons from Eddie B.
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