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Daniel A.

(20)
Hillside, IL
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks Chinese-Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2008
  • A.F.A. Fine Arts-Music from Harper College
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The specific style of calligraphy I teach is Chinese Calligraphy. Note: I do not teach western style calligraphy.

About Daniel

In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas

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January 10, 2018
Jackie L.
Daniel cancelled my son's first lesson with less than a one hour notice. He attended the second lesson, but again cancelled the third lesson with a 30 minute notice. He sent me a text message to notify me and I called him back and left a voicemail. 24 hours later and I still haven't gotten a call back. I want my money back. He has wasted my son's time. Poor professionalism.
November 11, 2017
Nick
Really enjoyed the first lesson. Daniel made it fun and im excited to learn more.
April 5, 2017
Kristin S.
Daniel adapted throughout the course of the hour-long lesson to understand what I already knew and find appropriate ways to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. He also started me on the process of learning a new approach when looking at and learning to play new music pieces.
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Kelvin L.

(133)
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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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.
So what are you waiting for ? Sign up your lesson today!

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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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.
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Monica N.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
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  • BFA in Painting from Massachusettes College of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Monica N.

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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January 11, 2019
Val
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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Hallie H.

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Drawing
Starting at $34
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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My name is Hallie, and I've been drawing since I learned how to write. Art has always been a huge part of my life and one of my passions! Over the years, I've created many different pieces of work with several different mediums including charcoal, acrylic paint, spray paint, watercolors, chalk, oil pastels, colored pencils, ink, and scratch art. I've taken several art classes throughout my high school career and was able to take a college-level art class while still in high school. Drawing is something I'm very passionate about, and since I've developed my skills my entire life, I've learned excellent techniques from my art teachers and my own practice, as well. Let's draw together and wake up that inner spark of creativity that we all have within!

About Hallie

I am a recent graduate from the University of Arizona who is passionate about drawing and art. I have been drawing and doing art since I was 3 years old, and I am now 21. I have used a variety of different mediums and have developed my skills throughout my entire life!

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Jacob F.

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Photography
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Português, Español, English
  • Media Arts Film from BYU
  • Teaching since 2014
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Take your photos from amateur to pro with the secrets on improving composition, exposure (including aperture, shutter speed and ISO), choosing the right lens for the subject, lighting (including speedlight flashes, strobes and natural light), the importance of post processing, Photoshop and photo organization and more!

I have worked as an industry professional photographing a variety of clients from families to Hollywood celebrities. Now I'm finding more fulfillment teaching these high-level industry skills to everyone.

About Jacob

Hi there and thank you for considering me as your personal mentor in the world of digital artistry. A long time ago this world was just a hobby for me as well, and I hope to help you develop your skill set into something much more. I have over a decade of exposure to the rapidly-adapting profession

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September 13, 2019
Paul
Very patient. We went through some technical issues that were a struggle for me and Jacob was very helpful and persistent in getting to solutions.
December 28, 2018
Tehila
I had a great experience with Jacob as an instructor. He is knowledgeable and his advice was relevant and to the point. He invested time to critique my work and even sent detailed notes. Highly recommend!
December 12, 2016
Jenn
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Jacob. My husband gave them to me as a birthday present and it was tons of fun. Jacob was able to answer all of my nitty gritty questions, as well as general tips on improving my skills. The lessons were enjoyable and I learned tons. I've gone from shooting in complete auto mode, because I didn't know how to do anything different, to shooting in aperture priority mode with much better results. My Christmas portrait of my kids will be much better this year thanks to these lessons. If you're looking for an affordable way to improve this is a great option because you'll learn a lot in just a few one-on-one sessions. Jacob was also very flexible in working with me on the schedule for the lessons. Thanks Jacob!
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Trudy P.

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Photography
Starting at $50
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 20 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Intermediate
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I will listen to what your needs are and cater to that. My experience in digital photography goes back to 2001. I know how complex the world of photography can be but I will seek to leave my ego behind because I too had to learn from others and frequently in a classroom setting the instructor unfortunately can't help the individual.

About Trudy

I have been taking digital photos since 2001 but started when I first fell in love with Photoshop. My favorite subject matter is nature but the principles of taking a decent photo will be similar for any subject matter. I photograph large events and headshots and believe in the importance of a

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"Wow! Jacob is incredibly knowledgable in both photography and Photoshop. He took great care to answer all of my questions. After just one lesson I'm definitely on my way to being a better photographer."
- Melissa
Took Photography lessons from Jacob F.
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"I've been Jessica's art student for more than a year and I'm still fascinated how much I have learned so far. I already make beautiful, colorful drawings on my own, some of which I could even sell! I love her energy and mastery of teaching and doing art, but most of all her passion. I love the experience and I'm planning to keep on growing as artist myself with Jessica's guidance."
- Dana R.
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"She is the best teacher I have found in my 72 years on earth"
- Linda
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Isabela M.
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"My mother took her first art lesson with Kathy today! She was timely, attentive, thorough, and very encouraging. We're very glad to have found her!"
- Constance
Took Painting lessons from Kathy S.
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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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"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."
- Nikolay
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Boris K.
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"Julie is very well organized with her lessons. She took the time to understand what I want to accomplish with the lessons. Even though I'm following her curriculum, she is able to provide examples to help me better realize my specific goals."
- Margaret
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Joe was very thorough in his explanations on the Hittite and art of graffiti! Had a great time during the session!"
- Chris
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Great first meeting, looking forward to the next."
- darrel
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Deron does an amazing job he has been working with my 7yr old daughter and I couldn't be happier with her progress. The lessons are fun and she really enjoys them."
- Erin
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Deron C.
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