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About Patricia M.

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San Pedro, CA
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Using the classic European Atelier Style of teaching, I start all students with basic drawing, tone and color theory before embarking on either water color or oil painting. This is to ensure that the students have a solid foundation upon which to apply color to achieve the desire d effects. No amount of pretty color will make up for a poorly constructed work. Students learn to create dimensional illusions by understanding the principles of perspective, light and dark and various techniques.

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.

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Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

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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 Andrea O.

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Phoenix, AZ
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The lessons will be based on the skill level of the student. We will paint from observation as well as from photographs. Art History will be incorporated and we will study the paintings of the masters. In the students paintings, focus will be on perspective, color, composition, and accuracy in proportions.

About Andrea
I have been teaching art to all ages and levels for 10 years. I have a lesson plan to suit your needs and desires!

Although I do not have a background check through take lessons.com, I do have an IVP fingerprint card. My background has been cleared for teaching.
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Charles June 30, 2019
· Painting · In home
Her years of experience show in the lessons. Very easy to follow and learn. Great instructor!
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Colleen June 23, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Extremely talented artist...she’s the best!
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Lindsay June 19, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In home
I took in home art classes from Andie with my mom. My mom wanted to brush up on her skill set and I was starting from scratch. Andie was able to accommodate both our skill levels. Extremely talented and patient. Highly recommend taking classes. In home classes make the experience homey and really individualized.
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Andrea O.

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About Marina B.

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Cupertino, CA
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The objective of this class is to push drawing skills, to increase ability to see the relative values within the objects/figure and to learn to ‘plan ahead’ with specific goals to accomplish at different times during the painting. Progressing to painting is at the Instructor’s discretion and depends on the experience of the student and success of the initial drawings.

This class will address the principles that are essential to transform abstract flat shapes into fully dimensional form and create a sense of light on the objects/figure. The student will focus on drawing and painting the object/figure with a full range of values and develop the ability to make accurate relative value calibrations. The focus will be on structure, anatomy, proportion, light direction, edge conditions, abstract movements through the figure, composition and an understanding of basic form.

About Marina
As a child of five years old I was brought by my mom to Gulyaev’s Art Studio and this famous Ukrainian artist involved me in the marvelous world of fine art.

In high-school, I participated in a federally-funded program for the Gifted and Talented in Visual Art. After graduation I won a huge competition and was admitted as a student of the Architectural department of the Kiev Architectural Civil University. In 2001, I become a student, hand-selected by the director of extraordinary Master degree program of Visual Communication, offered by Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). In master classes, we learned from each other and worked with the best illustrators: Murray Tinkelman and Cris Payne, Dave Passalaqua and Sano Kazu (Kazuhini), Bunny (Alice) Carter and Bob d’Sey, I love to learn new skills and keep learning new styles and techniques
all the time. This love has inspired my beloved students to do the same.
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Lolly L. January 26, 2017
· Oil Painting · In home
It was our first class together so part of it was organizing myself. I look forward to more classes with Marina.
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Lucy October 20, 2016
· Painting · In studio
I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them.
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Lucy October 20, 2016
· Painting · In studio
I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them.
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Marina B.

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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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David L.

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About John D.

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Las Vegas, NV
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Yep!, I can paint too! Water color, Acrylic and Oil. Come and learn the fundamentals of painting and create your own images.

About John
Hello! My name is John and I can teach you to draw and paint. I am high energy, funnier than all get out, yet have a serious love of art. Let's explore not just the technical side of drawing/painting, but let's help you discover how to express your creative self!
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Beth W. March 19, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Love the way that he started in the right position for me. The class flowed very Lacey and he's a very nice man
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John D.

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About Monica N.

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Chicago, IL

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My expertise is helping students develop a deeper relationship with painting and drawing while encouraging a dialog with the history of art and contemporary art practices.

Over the past ten years, I have taught a variety of painting and drawing courses. Having taught Painting and Color at University of Illinois at Chicago for a year during my graduate studies, I honed my skills as an educator. Teaching at Massachusetts College of Art Summer Programs between my BFA and MFA gave me the experience and skills to develop my teaching skills. My class is challenging and engaging for all students.

About Monica
I'm an artist specializing in drawing and painting classes for young adults and adults. You'll receive personalized instruction from a classically trained artist. My mission is to give Students the skills to draw and paint realistically, and express themselves.
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Val January 11, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
I can't say enough about Monica. She is able to bring out the best in her students and allow them to express their talent . Her bright outlook and encouragement allowed me to grow as an artist. She is like an art mentor that will allow you to flourish.
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Monica N.

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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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Darrel S.

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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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Ollie G.

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About Margot H.

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West Roxbury, MA
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Working together, one-on-one, I will tailor my lessons to you, your skills and your goals, covering the foundational skills of working in oils. We will cover value studies, underpainting and glazing, wet-in-wet direct painting, color mixing and theory, portraiture, landscape, still-life, painting from life and from photographs, brushwork, and many other topics, including anything that is of special interest to you. I will also cover the properties and selection of the right materials. I can bring your painting skills to the next level, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an advanced artist.

About Margot
I am a graduate of Dartmouth College where I completed a Major in Studio Art. I work both in oils (painting) and in several drawing media (charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, etc.). My work has won several awards and been exhibited throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As an exhibiting member of several art associations (including the Wellesley Society of Artists, the Dedham Art Association, and the Malden Sketch Group), I am active in the Boston area artist community. I draw and paint everyday. I attend figure drawing sessions at least twice each week to keep my skills fresh. In my personal art practice I specialize in portraiture but I occasionally dabble in landscape, still life, or whatever catches my artist's eye. I find the creation of art an amazingly fulfilling pursuit and I enjoy sharing my passion with others.
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Margot H.

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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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