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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 David Z.

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DeKalb, IL

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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 displaying my work at outdoor art shows and inside some stores i went to Northern Illinois University and obtained my Bachelor of Fine Art in painting. I have joined art leagues and art guilds near where I live. I recommend the Kishwaukee Valley Art League and the Rockford Art guild. There i learned how to reach children and adults on how to get interested in painting. Strong competency in teaching and leading aspiring artists in group or individualized settings. In order to become a better artist you learn by drawing in a sketchbook from photos i
will assign every two weeks. If you think they are good then you will redraw them in a journal. We will critique them by email and make wonderful discoveries on how you are getting very good at becoming an artist.

Inside my art studio I have had artists stick to my belief that a sketchbook and a journal with pencils is the best way to improve.

Happy Drawing and remember my favorite words "Just Paint"!
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Courtney April 15, 2018
· Painting · In studio
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!
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Debby April 15, 2018
· Painting · Online
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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Laura April 14, 2018
· Painting · In studio
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!
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About Margaret R.

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Columbia, MD

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Open up your world to explore color,shape, texture, and chosen themes in your on personalized painting class!

About Margaret
Well Hello!

I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels.

Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that you can reach your artistic vision by growing your skills step by step.

I have a contagious enthusiasm and warmth and am interested in building relationships with students over time. My favorite thing in the world is to create a supportive environment where my students are excited to make art they love.

In addition to teaching lessons, I am a working artist, a school teacher, as well as a guest teaching artist with local organizations like camps, senior centers, and non-profits, etc.
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Barbara G. March 27, 2019
· Oil Painting · In home
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
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Steve K. March 22, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
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Melissa R January 10, 2019
· Visual Basic · In studio
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!
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About Daniel L.

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Las Vegas, NV
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I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Daniel
My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful painting.
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Mike July 5, 2019
· Oil Painting · Online
Dan is a fantastic teacher. His demos are easy to follow and he answers your questions completely. This has been one of the best classes I have ever taken.
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Josh June 23, 2019
· Oil Painting · Online
Being new to oil painting it would have been helpful to get more detail instruction on the medium. Brush techniques and even color mixing and blending instruction would have been helpful. Dan seems like a nice guy but maybe suited for an intermediate student instead of a beginner.
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Thomas March 12, 2019
· Oil Painting · Online
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About Alexander Z.

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Berkeley, CA

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I have been painting for 20 years and have focused on Abstract expressionism, figuritve abstraction and landscape painting. I use oil, acrylic, encaustic and digital mediums.
Painting, is a joy of expression that I would love to help you explore and expand on.
I can teach you how to mix colors, learn about composition, discover tools and techniques that you may not have considered.
Let me help you unlock your innate abilities and expand on your understanding of color, form, perspective, composition and technique.
Painting and drawing have their own visual language and this language must be nurtured, practiced and repeated for it to become your very own. Plus it is very fun and a true joy for those that pursue it with vigor.
Let’s paint, draw and use our eye and imagination to create something beautiful.

About Alexander
I have been playing music for 25 years.
During this time, I focused mainly electric bass and the Acoustic Guitar. I play rhythm guitar in a very busy World Fusion Flamenco Gypsy Jazz band, based in the SF Bay Area. I have learned a sure way to develop the building blocks for playing music. A way to practice and retain the information that you want to learn and quickly advance in your musical passion. I personally use these techniques and want to share them with you. Through patience and determination I will help you discover how to practice, develop technique and then enjoy and play music. I will answer your questions about your guitar from the simple to complex.
If you want to learn Gypsy Jazz, chords, rhythm and technique, how to play Blues, Rock, Funk or Reggae, or how to read chord charts and tablature, I want to help.
I am alwa
ys excited to work with beginners, so if you are very new to your instrument we can discuss the geography and mechanics of it as well. We will start with the basics then build upon ideas that will give you a holistic understanding of the guitar and how to play music.

"Practice makes perfect" but you need to know "what" and "how" to practice, too make the most of your time.

I would not say that it is easy to learn how to play music or play guitar but that it is completely worth the time that you devote to it.

Music, is a gift that will always give back, you give it to yourself and then share it with your friends and loved ones.
Music, you will have it for life.

Check out the music that I play.
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Chuck Noah December 20, 2018
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Alexander’s teaching style is easy going and informative. The diversity of his playing style opens up a incredible canvas for his musical interpretations,
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About Boris K.

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Houston, TX
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I am an artist - painter, scenic designer and mural artist.
I also teach art for more than 10 years.
I graduated with a Master Degree in Painting and Scenic Design at Moscow Art School, Russia.
I teach different painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolor. As well a drawing media - crayon, charcoal, pastel, etc.
Beginners and advanced students are welcome. I also prepare students who dream about Art Schools and professional career.
I have two approaches.
With my advice, students choose media, style, subjects and work under professional guidance.
Or, I teach the classical path to visual art, which requires a more structured approach.
Discussions and references to art history, an important part of the class.

About Boris
I am an artist - painter, scenic designer and mural artist.
I also teach art for more than 10 years.
I graduated with a Master Degree in Painting and Scenic Design at Moscow Art School, Russia.
Since then I participated in numerous art exhibits in Russia, France, Australia, Italy, and the US, including three solo shows.
I worked extensively as a Scenic Designer and accomplished more than 50 designs on Houston theaters scenes. As an art teacher, I love passionate students, whatever they art lovers who seek to understand art from inside and create their own or wish to dedicate themselves to a professional career in Visual Art.
Discussions and references to art history, an important part of the class.
We are not technicians, we are
artists!
But the art craft is paramount.
I teach different painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolor.
As well a drawing media - crayon, charcoal, pastel, etc.
Beginners and advanced students are welcome.
I also prepare students who dream about Art School and professional career.
I have two approaches.
With my advice, students choose media, style, subjects and work under professional guidance.
Or, I teach the classical path to visual art, which requires a more structured approach.
I teach classes at my home studio and online.
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Nikolay May 27, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
I am so fortunate to have Boris as my art class teacher! Starting from December 2018, by now I have attended about 20 x 2+ hours of private lessons held in his studio and love going there on weekends. Within few sessions I learned that Boris has excellent educational background and proven life-long miscellaneous art experiences backed up with striking masterpieces - his own art creations.

Boris undoubtedly is a marvelous teacher and educator for those students who want to go beyond mechanistic approaches to the drawing and painting, willing expand their ways to ‘perceive’ the visual art. Boris has unique talent to deliver information and instructions in a concise and clear manner aided with his unlimited patience and politeness. Self-trained hobbyist in watercolor, I never took formal classes before; being engineer by trade, was a bit uncertain if we can get along smoothly due to big gaps on my side. That doubt disappeared after just couple of our meetings. Boris has adapted to my needs well above my expectations by giving just right amount of elements of classical academic disciplines - which I personally was looking for - such as perspective, composition, light and color, forms, constructional drawing.

My initial interest was to work in acrylic for landscape painting from photographs on a medium sized canvas. Boris’ suggestion to start with still life painting (completed as the very first project) was a saver for the ongoing mountain depiction project, relatively complex. I am gladly satisfied with his guidance, solution proposals, and corrections – I like the friendly atmosphere in his studio and "behind-the-scene" explanations why he thinks this or that could be made more professional. My painting perception is also growing because of art history studies I do at home following talks and lectures Boris gives during our classes; I like to review and study illustrations in books and online materials that he recommends – now I know much more about famous artists and major directions in visual art and art advances throughout the centuries.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder to advanced, really experienced artist, is a stirring feeling and thanks to Boris’ soft skills, I can tell I am respected and taken care of. During 2019 spring break I brought my 15yo son for 4 master class sessions at Boris studio, and they have finished a pretty looking painting on 18x24 inch canvas in acrylic on an extraterrestrial planet theme; which has significantly promoted my son’s interests both in art and astronomy. My son enjoyed talking to teacher, our time was worthy spent on ‘painting bootcamp’.

Boris gives memorable, highly narrative hands-on sessions on color blocking, shading, underpainting, color mixing, value and tone balance solutions, one-line drawing, composition, and many more. I feel I am back to a good school where I do acquire my new painting skills at a rate I can control.

I strongly recommend Boris to both kids and adults.
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Elena May 22, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
I am taking Boris’s classes for more than 4 years and am more than happy with my progress. Boris is an amazing teacher and a very talented artist with lots of experience and knowledge of art history. He helped me work on my creativity, master different techniques, explore various mediums and challenge myself. I took group and individual classes and both formats worked fine. I am always looking forward to my art classes with Boris as I learn something new and they are never boring.
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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 Elizabeth G.

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Deposit, NY
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I have a background in all painting media , as well as know how to stretch your own canvas, and make watercolors from products found in your own backyard, saving $$ on watercolor supplies. I also have a B.A. in Arts from Binghamton University.

About Elizabeth
Hi, my name is Liz G., and I have been painting for over 8 years, I have taught both children and adults, and feel comfortable working with folks with special needs. (Because art is for everybody.) I have a degree in Arts from SUNY Binghamton and there I was a teaching assistant to my professor James Bohary. I want to be a teacher because I want to be able to pass on my hard earned skills and knowledge to anyone who has an interest. I want to teach because I love what I do!
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Elizabeth G.

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About Claire W.

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Philadelphia, PA
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I am an experienced professional artist and educator. I am deeply passionate about art and love to teach! I have a Bachelor's degree in painting, Master's degree in painting, and a Master's degree in sculpture. I have experience working with children and adults, from beginner - advanced. Most recently, I worked as an art instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, teaching painting, drawing, and design to art majors.
I am experienced with teaching a wide range of media, subjects, and styles:
Oil painting
Acrylic painting
Watercolor painting
Mixed media techniques
All drawing media
Realistic portraiture (people and pets)
Abstract
Still life
Landscapes

Many of my students have said that my enthusiasm for art is contagious! In my courses, expect to have fun, work hard, learn, and see dramatic improvements in your artwork. I look forward to meeting you!

About Claire
I am an experienced professional artist and educator. I am deeply passionate about art and love to teach! I have a Bachelor's degree in painting, Master's degree in painting, and a Master's degree in Fine Arts. I experience working with children and adults, from beginner - advanced. Most recently, I worked as an art instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, teaching painting, drawing, and design.
I am experienced with teaching a wide range of media, subjects, and styles:
Oil painting
Acrylic painting
Watercolor painting
Mixed media techniques
All drawing media
Realistic portraiture (people and pets)
Abstract
Still life
Landscapes

Many of my students have said that my enthusiasm for art is contagious! In my courses, expect to have fun, work hard, learn, and see dramatic improvements in your artwork. I look forward
to meeting you!
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Claire W.

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