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Ray K.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • BFA Design from Abilene Christian University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ray K.

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Hi, I am Ray. Painting with me is fun and positive with constructive critique. I have worked with ages 9 to 25 year olds. I really enjoy helping someone find their style through painting. I work with each individual to hone their skills in their chosen medium.

I teach the importance of experimenting with techniques and style and color. It's important to create lots of work and not focus too long on one piece. You can always come back to a work, but do so later as you have improved with your skills and muscle memory of techniques.

Everyone is capable of painting. It is only a matter of practice and the right instruction.

About Ray

I am a professional painter and artist. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Design as well earned my Master of Fine Arts from Michigan State University in Design. Painters can expect to improve week to week with my guidance. Every painter has a natural

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David Z.

3 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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David Z.

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Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.

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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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!
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 .

Adeline H.

2 Reviews
Palatine, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Adeline H.

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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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Angie C.
Adeline is a wonderful instructor! She is very patient and makes me feel at ease. I feel like I'm successfully learning and working toward my goal.
Beth A.
Adeline was punctual, friendly, and knowledgable. She communicated well and related to my 12 year old grandson. He enjoyed his kesson.

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Jacob F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Português, Español, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jacob F.

4 Reviews
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Take your photos from amateur to pro with the secrets on improving composition, exposure (including aperture, shutter speed and ISO), choosing the right lens for the subject, lighting (including speedlight flashes, strobes and natural light), the importance of post processing, Photoshop and photo organization and more!

I have worked as an industry professional photographing a variety of clients from families to Hollywood celebrities. Now I'm finding more fulfillment teaching these high-level industry skills to everyone.

About Jacob

Hi there and thank you for considering me as your personal mentor in the world of digital artistry. A long time ago this world was just a hobby for me as well, and I hope to help you develop your skill set into something much more. I have over a decade of exposure to the rapidly-adapting profession

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Paul
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.
Tehila
I had a great experience with Jacob as an instructor. He is knowledgeable and his advice was relevant and to the point. He invested time to critique my work and even sent detailed notes. Highly recommend!
Jenn
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Jacob. My husband gave them to me as a birthday present and it was tons of fun. Jacob was able to answer all of my nitty gritty questions, as well as general tips on improving my skills. The lessons were enjoyable and I learned tons. I've gone from shooting in complete auto mode, because I didn't know how to do anything different, to shooting in aperture priority mode with much better results. My Christmas portrait of my kids will be much better this year thanks to these lessons. If you're looking for an affordable way to improve this is a great option because you'll learn a lot in just a few one-on-one sessions. Jacob was also very flexible in working with me on the schedule for the lessons. Thanks Jacob!
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Whitney R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Integrated communications major with minors in business and Spanish from Liberty University
  • Teaches students 7 to 16
  • Teaching since 2020
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Whitney R.

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My passion for photography has led me to start my own LLC. I take photos of individuals, couples, and for events such as engagements and weddings. I am happy to teach you about anything and everything related to the field. Reach out to me and let me know what you hope to learn and we can get started!

Send me a message and I'll send you a link to my website so you can view my work!

About Whitney

Hello! My name is Whitney. I loved teaching even before I knew my personality type (ENFP) was especially fit for the job. I have a lot of passions and would love to help you further develop yours! I grew up a competitive dancer and loved coaching my little sister who followed in my footsteps. I a

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David Z.

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

3 Reviews
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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.

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

Recent Reviews
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!
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 .

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"I was very lucky to take private lessons with Danil - after only a few of them I had a clear systematic approach to my drawing process. I very much appreciate analytical way of work in art, and that’s what Danil was doing greatly : he sharpens the tools while keeping your individuality. Highly recommended!"
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Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"Kids loved the story based drawing fun!"
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Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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"Today's art lesson with Dan was planned, organized, and given in a friendly, professional and very informative manner. He has excellent communication skills and his demonstrations are informative as well a fascinating to watch. As Dan's student, I was immediately put at ease by his friendly and energetic personality; I felt as if I were talking to an old friend and I left the lesson with a renewed enthusiasm for painting. I really feel as if I doubled my understanding and enthusiasm for oil painting in my first lesson with Dan. No matter what your skill level is, a few lessons with Dan will do wonders for your painting ability and you will enjoy every bit of the time you spend with Dan."
Kermit
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Dan is has a lot of patience and is very encouraging, I enjoyed my first lesson with him very much!"
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Took Calligraphy lessons from Kayla Louven G.
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"My first session with Giuseppe covered various aspects of composition and white balance. Both topics were explained clearly and reinforced with graphics.
He addressed all of my questions."
Richard
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Great start to first lesson"
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Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"My 6 year old daughter really enjoyed her online drawing lesson with Jessica. The lesson was well-structured and thought through. The materials Jessica picked were diverse and informative. I was amazed how Jessica made the online lesson seem as if she was right here in our house. I asked my daughter how many more lessons should I set up for her and she answered: many, many more! I strongly recommend Jessica to any student learning graphite drawing!"
Rainy
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"My 7 year old love his first session so much that we are getting the 5-pack for the next go-around. Thanks Lauren!"
Nicholas
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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