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Emily S.

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I can teach drawing at any level. My goal is for the student to improve and work towards their desired achievements -- whether it's just to get better at drawing, work towards making a masterpiece, or putting together a portfolio to get into their desired art school.

In drawing, I'd work primarily in pencils or conte crayon. Otherwise the medium of choice could be digital (Photoshop or any similar digital medium).

I've been drawing since I was 4, and have graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. I've also worked for Disney Research for a year and a half, and now freelance as an artist for clients.

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 contributing to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn.

I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D hand-drawn frame-by-frame digital animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). Many of my drawing/animation students have been interested in drawing/animating animals, especially furry/anthro memes. I've helped students complete tiny looping animations, creating memes as well as short films.

My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge,

skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them.

I'm capable of a large range of improvements, from goals as hobbyists to more professional goals. I have successfully helped students get admitted into their desired art schools through portfolio preparation, as well as helped artists get their first gigs as freelancers. I can serve as a mentor for an artist's early years as a contractor.

Lessons are taught through Google Hangouts video calls where I always share my screen to clearly show my demonstrations in real time. Students may also share their screens if they are working digitally. If students work on paper, they may take phone pics and message/email them to me during class, or hold up their work on the webcam if it's high enough quality.

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September 9, 2019
Tom N.
My son really enjoys the lessons from Emily!
August 7, 2019
Hollie H.
Emily is a patient, compassionate and gifted teacher and this is only my first class with her. I am looking forward to working with her and hope to improve my drawing skills.
August 5, 2019
Joelle J.
This was my first introduction to animation. Emily was great! She was patient, and very knowledgeable. She taught me how to use my software and showed me different techniques I could do. Planning on taking a couple more classes

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Jane M.

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Drawing is the process of learning to see & allowing your hand to move with your mind as you process what you see. It is line, space, shape, shadow, texture, mass, value, light, and the inspiration of the artist. It ranges from sketching to detailed drawing--depending on your temperament and interest.
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 University Extension School, Cambridge, MA. We will paint or draw what appeals to YOU...from oceans to flowers to abstracts to landscapes to seascapes, etc. --or we can focus on one technique that interests you or "the basics."

Some of my students are now professional artists & some have become art teachers. The materials can be simple. For drawing, we’ll use drawing tools (pencils, charcoal, etc) a great eraser, & paper. For watercolor painting, we'll use a couple of good quality brushes, about 6 paint colors, watercolor paper, water and a

palette. Ta-Da! You’re ready to go. (I’ll provide a detailed supply list for enrolled students.)
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July 23, 2019
Linda R.
One hour and I learned 5 new things, learned how to arrange my palette for en plein air, and had fun!
January 19, 2019
Marcia S.
Great session, learned a lot of good techniques!
October 26, 2018
Sandra
Jane is extremely friendly and made me feel at ease immediately. She listened to my questions and responded quickly. While I have worked in other media this is my first in watercolors. I look forward to more lessons.

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Jane M.

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From a rough sketch to a finished drawing, you can learn to 'SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT', and bring your drawings to life.

About Ruth

As an Emmy award winning animation artist with 27 years in the animation industry, I founded the non profit, EDU DESIGNS, to bring the arts back into schools. Check out my blog there for more information.

I created the first Art Textbook to reference Math Standards to help teachers without an art background share skills with students that expand their ability to see what they are looking at.

My art presentations, videos and lessons help thousands of teachers and students improve character development and increase motivation for learning.

Stories are a powerful vehicle to impact a child's mind and develop positive character. In the animation industry I brought other people's stories into being. Now I mentor younger artists to learn the skills required to bring their dreams into reality.

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October 8, 2018
MATT
Wonderful experience!
February 13, 2018
Jasmine
Ruth brings her years of professional training & experience along with a humble, cheerful, teacherly personality. She is a jewel and I count myself very lucky to have found such a genuine & gifted artist.
January 6, 2018
Renata
Ruth is an absolute delight! She is not only talented but also kind which makes her a wonderful teacher. I would highly recommend her without any reservations!

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Ruth H.

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With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides music/audio services, visual work and individual artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production and independent music strategy.

As a professional musician, artist and voice over actress, I have won awards, performed my original music at venues & festivals and booked national TV commercials. I have 12+ years background in classical piano, 6+ years as a gigging musician in Los Angeles and 4+ years in recording & production. I also have years of practice in a number of visual mediums, from oil painting to Adobe Photoshop to the newest mobile apps.

With ample experience in both the creative and business sides of being an artist, one of my great joys is equipping others using all that I have

learned, and I believe in taking a specialized individual approach for each person and project.

Whether you need help with crafting your work, navigating social media or learning an instrument, I'm here to help you figure out the best of what will benefit you.

I love all the ways there are to communicate -- through language, sound and visuals -- and am so blessed to share the gift of these arts with others!
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September 25, 2019
Ava C.
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!

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Eileen M.

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I am a classically trained artist and I teach traditional methods of representational drawing. I’ve taught at several local ateliers as well as internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies program. I can help you learn about perspective, line, volume, and composition in an a way that is easy to understand. My teaching style is rich with experience and information but also very low key and unintimidating. Also— I’m really fun! Come draw with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in the Hudson Valley through the Artist’s Workshop Association. In 2018 I was invited by the US Department of State to teach a series of oil painting workshops at an art college in Algiers, Algeria, because one of my paintings hangs in the Ambassador's Residence there. It was an amazing experience! I love talking about painting and drawing and demonstrating what I've learned. For more info, pics, and demonstrations, you can check out my IG (@eileen_murphy_studio) or my website (eileenmurphy.net).

For both drawing and painting, I lead my students thr

ough a series of exercises that teach the fundamentals of observation and execution. My own work is very realistic, so I have the technical skills to demonstrate to students how to reach the goals they want, whether or not they want the results to be exactly true to life. A lot of my students end up making more expressionist work which is great! And some others are interested in making very traditional paintings.

Additional note: I provide materials for beginning painters so that you don’t have to invest in paint and brushes until you know for sure that you want to continue with it. I think that makes it easier for people to get started.

I also teach small group lessons (2-3 people) so message me for that pricing if you have a few pals you want to bring with you!
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August 8, 2019
Andrea
Super nice and helpful ! So interesting and so much fun ! I’m looking forward to the next lesson , and ultimately learning to paint in oils with Eileen’s guidance !
June 25, 2019
Vikram
Eileen has been great to work with online, therecreally are no painting teachers in my area who have the technical knowledge to help me out so I was really stuck. We only started recently but I’m learning so much faster now.
June 25, 2019
Eduardo
I’ve been working with Eileen online for awhile now and it’s been really great. I’ve learned so much from her techniques and her tips about my palette and brushes. I’ve learned a lot just by watching but her comments to me have really helped my painting progress much faster.

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Sandy K.

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To draw is to be fearless. If you are interested in drawing from life, then I can assist by teaching you the basics or show you how to improve your skill set. I work as a professional artist and have a great deal of knowledge about materials and processes. I enjoy working in ink, pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and pastel (oil and soft). I am also into combining media. I have taught for over a decade and my students range in age from children to senior citizens.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows. My drawings, paintings and mixed media works are found in both private and corporate collections.

I enjoy how the act of art-making improves lives. If a certain subject matter moves you, then we will begin there. I emphasize craftsmanship and solid technique. My work leans towards realism. If you are interested in learning anatomy for artists, still life, landscape and generally working from life, then I would be a good fit.

My lessons take place in my studio. I have been teaching for over a decade and enjoy watching my students develo

p. Some of my best moments have been helping students build successful portfolios for entry into higher education.
I look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!
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May 22, 2019
Rocky
Sandy was amazing! It usually takes my Rocky a while to warm up to new people but he took to Sandy immediately. Rocky was asking when he can have her back as soon as she left.
May 12, 2019
Sandy
To potential students that have asked me questions on Mother's day
I am locked out of my account and cannot answer until Monday.

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Donia S.

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Love to express yourself through art! Want to learn different techniques and skills to help you better put your ideas on paper? Then I'm the person! Let me show you helpful tricks and techniques to enhance your drawings. Wanna better capture peoples movements? Get better at shading? Then my lessons may be perfect for you.

About Donia

I am a retired actress and vocal enthusiast. I have retired from going to auditions, and performing paid gigs after I moved to Flagstaff to earn my degree in Social Work. I have spent my whole life mastering acting and vocals. I have been in the acting/modeling business since I was a toddler and was with an agency for some time. I have been in several commericals and films and countless musical productions. I also was in a music production program called CMAS for two years. I have eight plus years of vocal training. I am classically trained and trained in performing musical numbers. As for acting I have twelve years of experience and was in the advanced acting class at Dearing Studio for two years.

Voice students can expect to improve their range weekly. To learn how to read music. Each voice is unqiue and special and I will aslo teach t

hem the proper skills and techiqunes that prevent vocal nodules.

Acting students can expect to recieve at least one new scene each week or until they have mastered the scene they have given. As well as how to prepare headshots and resume.

I have experience teaching students of all ages even adults. I want to make sure I cater to each individual preferred way of learning. I want to make sure my students are allowed to be creative and love to make each lesson fun! I believe everyone learns differently. I also have experience in working with children with special needs.
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May 27, 2019
Sylvia
Donia was a great vocal instructor she was super patient and helped teach me proper breathing techniques that would protect my voice. Very reliable and punctual came to every lesson on time!
May 26, 2019
Iona
Donia was a wonderful teacher! She helped teach me how to properly setup my acting resume and helped me find a photographer to take my headshots. She has helped me become a better performer

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Donia S.

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I have experience as a student, professional, tutor and mentor in the visual arts in the last ten years. During this time I have learned that everyone is capable of drawing or painting, but they seldom have the confidence to see themselves through learning this knew skill. I can teach you how to see an object, person or landscape in a way that allows you to realistically portray that on paper or canvas. I can teach you the skills required to be confident in your chosen medium and mend the disconnect between what you want to create and what you are capable of creating. I'm as excited to teach you as you are to learn. Let's work together!

About Nicole

I am a professional freelance illustrator and painter. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2011 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. I excel in portraiture and imaginative realism (or fantasy art) and I'm comfortable in most traditional mediums (Pencil or graphite, colored pencil, oil painting, acrylic paintings, watercolors) as well as digital programs for drawing and painting (mostly Photoshop.)

I feel confident that everyone has the ability to do what they desire creatively provided they have the right teacher. As a former student, I understand the frustrations behind learning a seemingly magical skill like drawing realistically. As a current artist, I know the skills required to overcome those frustrations and the attitude necessary to improve upon your existing abilities.

Students can expect to improve

with every lesson and are given advice for what they can do in the future to improve further. All critiques and lessons will be constructive concerning what you're doing right and what you can work on to be better. In my experience, I've learned that every student can be taught to create as long as their unique needs are understood and the teacher is patient. I truly believe anyone can learn to draw and paint and I'm excited to prove that to you.
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Mark
"Great teacher! Saw myself getting a lot better after each lesson"
Rocky
"Sandy was amazing! It usually takes my Rocky a while to warm up to new people but he took to Sandy immediately. Rocky was asking when he can have her ba
ck as soon as she left."
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Mina
"Amber is very talented! I wanted to learn to draw people realistically and before I started learning from Amber, I did not use charcoal much. Amber spec
ifically targets the lessons and will help you reach your goals. I feel much more comfortable with charcoal. It feels good to have a finished product by the end of the lesson and to be proud of your work. Amber is talented also in teaching and has a very kind personality. I look forward to our lessons."
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Alex
"Hilda is Very welcoming as is her location. I met her and instantly felt at ease as did my son. I highly recommend her for anyone"
Miley
"Eli is fantastic and has a great rapport with kids. He seems incredibly knowledgeable, very response, nice and funny, and currently teaches in an amazing
artists space. He challenged my daughter outside of her normal comfort zone in a super fun way and she immediately asked for more lessons after the initial trial. Will definitely continue with more lessons."
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Joseph
"Really informative and knowledgeable. Down to earth and generally nice, making the student the priority and helping him out even if it’s a bit overtime."
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carolyn
"Tara was wonderful when working with my boys. She was always on time, never cancelled and was always smiling. She was gentle and guided them through eac
h project. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who wanted a personal, quality lesson in art."
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Hang
"We found Christelle on this website and could not be more thrilled. She was able to meet all of our requirements in an art tutor, speaking perfect Spanish
to my daughter and always energetic during the lessons. My daughter cannot wait for the next lesson to come every week!"
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Ellis
"Eli has been teaching my son (8) and he loves his drawing lessons! He helps teach techniques that we wanted to focus on and I have already seen an improve
ment. The lessons are fun while being instructive and Eli keeps my son engaged. Eli has been professional and has very good communication skills, we have had a great experience!"
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