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Kelvin L.

146 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching water painting for almost 10 years..
This is a very exciting class! Students will learn How to Paint Watercolors, How to hold a watercolor brush and Basic Brush Control Exercises etc...
I will get you started and perhaps inspire you, as a watercolor painter. I can supply lessons on the craft and skills, but purpose is what is driving you to want to try to create art. What that vision is, is unique for everyone. The footsteps of the path that lies before you are yours to follow until you can find your own path.
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About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Michele K.
Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!
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Great guy!! Very intelligent
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Jane M.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum) from Currier Museum of Art
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
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Jane M.

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Private Watercolor Painting Teacher

I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Taking care of brushes. Paper selection. Painting outdoors in the open air, from photographs, or from still lifes. Using your phone to help you edit your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists.

Subject matter can include landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, color grids, and more.

Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.

About Jane

I LOVE teaching. I'm an award-winning artist and I've taught watercolor & drawing for 20+ years. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy. I've taught at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard

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Annaka H.
Jane was very knowledgeable and kind. My first lesson was wonderful, I learned a lot and enjoyed her pleasant and positive instruction style. I am looking forward to many more watercolor painting lessons with her!
Ricki S.
Terrific experience! Jane provided a well organized lesson.
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Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 to 45
  • Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design from San Diego State University
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Mayra N.

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Painting Supplies that every Beginning Watercolor Painter needs

1. Favorite brands Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints & Mediums, and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil

2. Proper Painting Brushes
I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)
9. Water ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

Recent Reviews
mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!

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Kayla Louven G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • One-Year Bible from West Coast Baptist College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Kayla Louven G.

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Online Watercolor Painting Teacher

Learn watercolor painting and lettering with me! I specialize in florals and leaves.

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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John M.
Consistently fantastic experience. Kayla's focus on tailoring the calligraphy to my capabilities keeps me interested and enthusiastic.
John M.
Another great lesson. Continuity of instruction is well thought out along with taking the lesson where the I will get the most out of Kayla's experience.
John M.
Very patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.
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Megan R.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $89
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Megan R.

54 Reviews
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Online Watercolor Painting Teacher

PRIVATE CLASSE: 60 minute, 90 minute or 120 minute

With private watercolor classes I will show you the basics of watercolor, a variety of techniques and how to paint animals, faces or landscapes. Water colors are wonderful for illustrations , expressive art or realism . Water color is a relaxing and meditative medium perfect for a busy life to slow down and appreciate the creative flow.

GROUP CLASSES: I also offer group classes for friends , student and co workers .

About Megan

PRIVATE LESSONS I specialize in online painting and drawing lessons, I have taught over 500 students! I would love to share my passion for painting and drawing with you. During your custom lesson you will watch the easy to follow steps on my webcam and get real time feedback on your artwork, I

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Judy Y.
Wonderful teacher. Learned a lot in our hour together. Will book more classes with her.
Ruth M.
Megan has an amazing ability to tailor the lessons to what I need and where I am at. And she is lovely to work with!
Anna
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!

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design from San Diego State University
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Mayra N.

7 Reviews
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Online Watercolor Painting Teacher

WATERCOLOR PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Painting Supplies that every Beginning Watercolor Painter needs

1. Favorite brands Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints & Mediums, and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil

2. Proper Painting Brushes
I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)
9. Water ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

Recent Reviews
mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!

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Average Cost of Watercolor Painting Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute watercolor painting lessons in Downers Grove is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $33 and $134 per hour.
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"Outstanding teacher! Took lessons with my kids. Megan is wonderful!"
Chris
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Megan was delightful and I learned so much! I highly recommend taking a class with her."
Jean
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Megan has an amazing ability to tailor the lessons to what I need and where I am at. And she is lovely to work with!"
Ruth
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Lesson was really fun and we got farther than I expected to in the first session! Kathy was prompt, polite, and professional. Thanks so much!"
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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"Roya is very personable, very patient, and very encouraging. She listens to what I want to accomplish and works with me to try to help me accomplish that. I highly recommend her. I am very pleased with her classes. She has a nice set up and it is a good environment to learn in."
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Deron is a great instructor. He is very inspiring and he's patient. I recommend him highly!"
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Ohashi's ability to communicate as an instructor is great! His watercolor technique is fantastic, in my opinion. I went to one of his openings in NYC, and it was really impressive. Highly recommend!"
Brad
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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"Well prepared and did a great job with a shy 5 year old. :)"
Jason
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Highly recommend! Sharron is very talented and encompasses many different skills in the arts. Classes were always enjoyable - I learned and most importantly had a lot of fun! I appreciated how personable she was and feel more confident in my painting skills."
Jess
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Megan is really good and talented teacher"
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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