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Daniel A.

(20)
Hillside, IL
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks Chinese-Mandarin
  • A.F.A. Fine Arts-Music from Harper College
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Sheryl N.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $97
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sheryl N.

Chicago, IL

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I have experience guiding people ages 3-93 through the process of creating art.
I instruct using basic principles of visualization and feeling mixed with practiced technique. I am a professional artist who enjoys sharing my skills and seeing other people learn to express themselves.

About Sheryl

I have been involved in many different Art Worlds since the age of 11. To me it seems like a journey through different lands, acquiring skills and learning about people, lands, and styles of art the whole way. My paintings have been in juried shows, outdoor fairs, galleries, residences, and busines

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Boris O.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded New American Paintings Competition #119 Finalist from New American Paintings
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Watercolors are my recommendation for those starting out. I will teach you how to draw/paint what you see. I don't teach you cookie-cutter "how to paint a horse" type of lesson, because this limits you to only draw a specific thing. With me, you will learn the theories of drawing or painting and have the opportunity to practice it with me as your guide. Once you understand the theory behind transferring what you see onto paper, you can draw/paint any subject!
What is unique about my lessons is I not only teach students the techniques of observational drawing or painting, but the theory and strategies of creating and self-expression. I help students discover or improve their unique visual language in order to make art that is meaningful and personal.

About Boris

Boris Ostrerov earned and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. While in school, he learned to paint and draw both representationally and abstractly with various mediums. Since 2008, Ostrerov has taught art classes to beginner adults and children. H

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September 7, 2017
Ryan M.
Boris was a fantastic painting teacher -- knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He was very communicative before the lesson regarding the topic, materials, and timing. Doing an in-home lesson was convenient and made the experience even more memorable. We especially appreciated the convenience of him bringing most of the supplies, while offering the option for us to provide them ourselves for cost savings and to continue painting afterward.

Upon arrival he asked great questions to understand our level of experience with acrylic painting, and walked us through tutorials on techniques before we started the main topic. Then during the lesson he was patient and adaptable as my girlfriend and I expressed our individual art styles. Overall we had a fantastic time and would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing way to expand their skills and experiences.

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Jonathan "JC" C.

(21)
Photography
Starting at $45
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French, English, German, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Photography is my life. I have been doing it professionally since 2003. I have references, clients, awards, and exhibitions all over the world. I can teach groups or individually. People of all ages and all levels are welcome.

About Jonathan "JC"

Hello! Bonjour! I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success. -------- QUALITY FIRST -------- Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique, therefore each student should have t

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January 27, 2019
Christina
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
January 17, 2019
Kelly M.
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
January 7, 2019
Leila A.
Trying to learn adobe on my own almost to push me to become alcoholic ! Since I started to take classes with Jonathan Finally starting to understand the process.
Jonathan is patient, very knowledgeable and happy person. He transform adobe in a fun activity and that is a miracle!Bravo
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Gerri H.

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Painting
Starting at $42
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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I love teaching art! I taught in the South Carolina school system for 5 years before having children but continued to teach privately at home. Now I teach evening classes twice a week to adults and we focus mainly on painting with acrylics. I have approximately 25 students and I'm amazed at how they are improving week to week..... and how much fun we have! I am great at teaching step-by-step lessons and encouraging students to add their own creative & unique touches. Also, I own a wholesale company called My Island.... I sell my art to retailers in the US and Caribbean; my designs are reproduced on tote bags, placemats, pillows, canvases, and lots more. I am also a successful Etsy Shop Owner.... GiftandhomebyGerri. I welcome music (mine or yours) while we paint......painting is my favorite thing in the world and I'd love to teach you!

About Gerri

Hi there! I am Gerri Hyman and first and foremost.... I love to paint! I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Advertising and later received my art education certification from Lander University. I taught elementary art lessons for several years before having my 3 son

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Tori P.

(2)
Oil Painting
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tori P.

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I teach all techniques of oil painting, from painting fast and loose to the style of the old masters'. I work with my students to identify their painting goals (I teach all levels and do not require any prior artistic experience!) and create a custom lesson plan to help develop their painting skillset. I teach the very basics of how to mix paints all the way to more complex portfolio reviews and critiques of painting concepts. I believe anyone can learn to paint when given the right tools! Let's get painting.

About Tori

I am a professional artist and musician in Chattanooga, TN! I have been teaching art and music for six years in California and Tennessee. I have been painting since I was big enough to hold a paintbrush and playing the harp for over 15 years. I have a degree from Stanford University in Art Practice

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October 1, 2019
Nora
I can't recommend lessons with Tori highly enough!

I've been obsessed with oil painting, and every kind of 2D visual art, for as long as I can remember, but I never really believed in myself to do it until I worked with Tori.

My drawing, painting, and even my 3D work progressed more, and more quickly, working with Tori than they had in years

Thank you Tori!!!!
September 18, 2019
Lisa
My three boys (ages 11-15) loved working with Tori. We still have the block print-making pieces, paintings and charcoal drawings displayed in our kitchen. Their favorite project was creating plaster casts of their own faces. Tori is very thoughtful, patient and has a great zen energy. I highly recommend Tori!

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"My daughter loved her first lesson! She is counting the days until her next! She continued painting even after her hour was over because she was so inspired!"
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"Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching."
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Took Painting lessons from Margaret R.
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"Alexia was friendly and knowledgeable. really wanted to teach exactly what i was interested in learning. Can't wait for my next lesson!"
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Alexia M.
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"Megan was great . We did a "group " lesson with my 90 year old mother who has painted her whole life, but has not in the past 5 or so years along with my 7 year old daughter who loves art. A great experience for granddaughter and grandmother to bond."
- Gerry
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Kevin is helping our son with drawing skills and the improvement is outstanding! Excellent teacher and just what our son was looking for"
- Samuel
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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