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About Patricia M.

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San Pedro, CA
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Abstract art, to be really effective, usually comes about when an artist has mastered all forms of realism and representation and is ready to push the envelope. The artists then can expand their vision to see real objects and scenes as a microcosm in a macrocosm or vice versa. Therefore, I teach realism first and then expand to abstraction.

About Patricia
As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching experience. Nothing brings me greater pleasure than
to see individuals "blossom" into their creative selves. Whether it is for a student's own enjoyment, audition preparation, recital performance or ongoing piano or voice development, I am committed to engaging you in an experience of learning and fun. It may be the biggest thrill of your lifetime!

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I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please. 

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Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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Jeff E. December 12, 2018
· Broadway Singing · Online
I have never sung in my life.
Patricia’s patience is very much a testament to her
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Megan D. June 30, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Patricia is the best instructor ever! Her love for and knowledge about piano is so inspiring! I learned so much and got so much out of each lesson. She is a joy to be with and I'm truely lucky to have had her as my instructor!
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Cj R. February 12, 2015
· Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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About Deron C.

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San Diego, CA
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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with paint for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron
I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, The Museum of the Living Artist, The San Diego Art Department, Sanctuary Gallery, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery. I have just started to show in other cities, most recently at the Rialto Theater in Corpus Christi, Texas and The Nico Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Along with my painting career, I have created children’s book and magazine illustrations, done graphic design work, and taught others how to express themselves creatively through art. I have been creating curricula for children’s art programs and teaching them. I also have been te
aching adults how to paint at the San Diego Art Department for the past 10 years and, in the past two years, with Painting &Vino.

Through my decade of teaching painting, I have honed a teaching style that encourages students to balance creativity and imagination with technique and skill. I strive to help students discover a process in which they are able to express themselves creatively while also teaching paint application techniques, color theory and the Elements and Principles of design. I am often in front of 50+ people at a time presenting my painting techniques within a limited amount of time.

I look forward to coaching you whether you're someone who hasn't painted since you were a kid or you're a seasoned painter who just needs a little help, encouragement or direction.

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Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
-Color theory
-The Elements & Principles of Design and how to use them
-The Creative Process
-Creating a Composition When You Don't Know What to Paint
-Creating a Painting Using a Photo as a Reference
-Glazing
-Oil vs. Acrylic Paints
-Advice for Artists with Works-In-Process

I am happy to teach a student anything s/he wants to explore within the realm of painting.
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Zaki February 2, 2019
· Illustration · Online
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
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Nancy October 29, 2018
· Painting · In studio
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
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Luke K. August 8, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
patient, bringing up constructive suggestions
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About Sylvia B.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I took 4 years of art, with all types of painting in high school.

About Sylvia
I am a very patient, focused tutor who provides tutoring and applied coaching in: Social Sciences, Language Arts, law, Research and Writing skills, Art, Aviation, Nutrition, and Fitness/Exercise/ Yoga.

In all these areas, I have 5 years to 15 years experience.
I have law and research, policy analyst experience of 15 to 20 years, working with Indian Tribes and attorneys on a contract basis.
I substituted for 15 years part-time and tutored for 5 years.
I can tutor adolescent to elderly, in school or not (privately).

I do have a Background Check through my Membership and certification as a Notary Signing Agent with NNA (see below).
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Hope February 24, 2016
· Nutrition · In studio
Sylvia is awesome and very knowledgeable in nutrition... I highly recommend her...
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About Jenn E.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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I have been teaching painting for over ten years. My teaching has been mostly focused in a therapeutic environment, helping people overcome life struggles while learning how to paint or do other artistic tasks. My teaching style is hands on and creativity driven. My students are encouraged to explore the media and become fully comfortable with traditional techniques and encouraged to take their training to build on their own experiences and create their own style. In the beginning first few lessons, students will get a brief history and understanding of basic principles and techniques. They will be able to speak the artist language and know how to describe their process. My teaching philosophy is to enjoy the process. With comfort and confidence comes the best skills and artworks.

About Jenn
Jennifer E. is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. She has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds from working with parents and their children under the age of 3 to older adults. Jennifer's hands on teaching style coupled with her easy instruction helps people easily grasp her lessons and take more home then a general how-to; they learn how to incorporate their new ability into their life perspective, learning greater lessons of life while picking up a new skill. Jennifer has used art in her therapeutic teaching for children and adults with all developmental levels for more than ten years. Jennifer studied Psychology, Art, Biology, and Chemistry in undergrad at Florida State University. She later got her graduate degree in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
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Jenn E.

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About David L.

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Washington, DC

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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David
I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to lea
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Melissa July 10, 2019
· Drawing · Online
i have learned so much and still am
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Melissa June 2, 2019
· Drawing · Online
AWSOME!!!!
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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About Jill J.

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Saint Cloud, MN
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I rather prefer to categorize this as mixed media modern freestyle since abstract went out of vogue in the late 1970's. You may call your work whatever you wish.
When you have a lesson with me, I will offer you an artistic license all your own, and I can engage you in profession picture framing techniques as well.
If you want to do this on the computer, well and good. One of my studio techniques is Adobe Suite and other similar art programs.
What about the tools and techniques? I've faux-finished a few houses. Some would call it Venetian plaster technique, some might say it's sculptural, some might call it textural, some would adhere to the outdated slang of abstract. So this should signal to you that your painting has employment possibilities which extend off the canvas. I hope that's one reason you find this subject interesting.
Another reason to paint is for the sheer meditative mindfulness and healthy perspective you will gain. See you there!

About Jill
Join me for the creative unleashing of highly effective processes of learning success. Your instruction will include: A. creative problem solving (unleashing the genius within) B. formation; a foundation is planned (architect) C. building; drafts are written (carpenter) D. finishing; the writing is polished (finishing editor/proofreader) I've used these guiding principles countless times in my life. Just as a jeweler would not be able to sell rough stones, Jill would not have been able to make anything in the publishing field without employing these principles. Her college papers would have been fair to dull rocks. She can say this as the daughter of a bricklayer who was the son of a stonemason in a familial line that dates back to middle 1600. So, of course, I did learn about laying bricks and throwing rocks too. Not very many structures
stand the test of time when we throw rocks (rough drafts). Only with this brick, mortar, and finish will the building stand. But enough about my lineage. My capstone point is that the finishing point of any building or writing should communicate a great product. In creating this description I had the above principles in mind. My college papers, business papers, copywriting, web designs, resumes, and even informal conversations are inclusive of this process of which proofreading is a vital component. Why? Well, I might want to throw a rock at myself if I assume myself incapable of accomplishing as much. And as the daughter of a bricklayer, I think I know about bricks and buildings, and mortar, and capstones such as proofreading. So now at my concluding paragraph contains the capstone of what is called proofreading. Proofreading, as my gem of a teacher told me, is constructed with similar principles. It contains a precise methodology which assures great communication. I would like to involve you in this structure. Please step in the door so I may explain the steps involved in editing and proofreading as art, the elements and principles of Art and English as your toolkit, and design as your structured building of success!
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About Darrel S.

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Chelsea, MI
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I start with very basic shapes. a straight line, circle, square & triangle. By using these basic shapes I make drawing and painting simple.

About Darrel
I have been drawing and painting since a very young age. Recently, I decided to make an attempt to teach others. I keep things simple and work at the pace or talent of the student I'm working with.
I can teach students to be free and let the pen, pencil or paint brush flow or I can teach students how to be very precise and detailed. I'm able to teach students both basic and advanced techniques based of their experience and understanding of art.
I have a degree in Graphic Design, Web Design and Interior Design so I'm very familiar with the aspects design and creativity.
I use various techniques that produce results in a simple, fun and stress free way. It seems as if my students improve each and every time they pick up their pencil or brush. I look forward to meeting my next student and making them a better artist.
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Justin May 9, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Great instructor was very patient and takes the time to help you learn. Very professional.
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Jamie May 6, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Very talented artist, I have had him draw both of my children and they turned out awesome; I also had him drawn a cartoon elephant for me that I used a t a baby shower. I have seen a lot of his work he has done for mutual friends and what ever you want just show him a picture and he can make it happen.
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About Olivia H.

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Fishers, IN
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I have my BA in Fine Arts and have been teaching painting to adults and children since 2015. I provide feedback for growth and tailor your experience with artists that will inspire you.

About Olivia
Hello! I have my BA in Fine Arts and have been teaching arts since 2015. I also am active and have taught in the Deaf community ASL since 2012.
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Sophia T. June 11, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Very pleasant and personable. Did a great job of building immediate rapport with my 12 year old daughter.
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Sophia T. June 11, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Very pleasant and personable. Did a great job of building immediate rapport with my 12 year old daughter.
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About Ollie G.

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Oakland, CA
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Do you love abstract art or have always been curious as to how it's created? Have you always wanted to explore your creative potential through painting and drawing? Do you currently have a practice or just like to doodle or paint in your spare time?

Let's work together to help you find some new techniques and interesting ways to explore the rich world of abstract art!

We can explore the following paths together:

1. Assessment of your skills, creative goals and ideas
2. History of Abstract and Contemporary Art
3. Basics of drawing and painting supplies and tools and how to use them
4. Best practices for building your own practice
5. Learning creative and unique drawing and painting techniques to help you unlock your ideas and further your explorations
6. Discussion on how to promote your work and how to find opportunities to show your work
7, Ways to budget your time to make room for your creativity and develop your practice

About me:

I have been a practicing visual artist for ...

About Ollie
I love looking at art, reading about art and making art!

Art heals and the creation of it is I believe, empowering. My current practice is an expanding body of drawn and painted works that explore form through geometric, abstract, sculptural and musical languages.

From an early age, I grew up learning about art by watching my mother create. I loved the freedom and challenge that it provided me when I was young and over time have come to evolve and develop my own practice and language as an adult. In addition to art I am a Violist, Sound Designer and Composer and feel very strongly that the work I do visually has deep roots in sound and music.

Education:

Interlochen Arts Academy (Focus in Viola) 1995
Oberlin College (BFA Viola and Art) 2000

Upcoming Shows 2019:

From There to Here. (Jun 22 - Jul 27) - Sara Lisch Gallery
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Grids & Geoforms. (Jul 12 - Sep 12) - Guerilla Cafe, Berkeley
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Sye-Ok May 25, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In studio
Ollie is an excellent, supportive, and friendly teacher! This is my first time using TakeLessons, and I enjoyed my time spent with Ollie. He was able to give me technical guidance, but also allowed me to play around. I appreciate that he was able to customize my lessons with my personal goals, and even suggest local art I may be interested in. I booked a 1 hour session, and the time flew by! He also allows you to use his brushes and paints the first session, and then gives recommendations for paints/brushes based on your skill level and budget. Looking forward to booking my next lesson. Highly recommend.
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About Richard W.

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Woodland Hills, CA

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The handcrafted image has become uniquely important in an age where visuality is date driven. Painting is concentration, observance, and a psychological process all in one process. It captures the wholistic and undefinable aspects of human thought. Who can doubt the hand made and beautiful?

About Richard
Richard Wearn

From New Zealand, Richard Wearn has lived in the United States since 1993. He received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Auckland, 1993, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 1996.

He has exhibited his artworks around the world including The Chinati /Donald Judd Foundation Marfa, Texas; Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center; Headlands, San Francisco; The National Center for the Arts Mexico City; Hillary Crisp Gallery London; The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair; Amsterdam Center for Visual Art and Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland, ArtFormosa, Taipei, and the Shanghai International Art Fair in November 2018.

Richard's artwork is held in many national and international collections including Fidelity Corporation, Boston, The Kantor Collection, Beverly Hills, Leonardo DiCaprio, Los
Angeles, Charles Desmarais, Art critic for San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, Richard has worked in the commercial and non-profit sectors of Los Angeles Contemporay Art: first at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, then for Blum and Poe Gallery Santa Monica, leading to assisting the establishment of one of the world’s most influential private Art dealing businesses, Patricia Marshall Fine Arts. Richard is Professor of Art at California State University, Los Angeles.
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Richard W.

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