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These Visual Arts teachers are highly rated by students in the Sycamore area, including Arlington Heights, Woodridge, Northbrook, Lombard and Lisle.

Priscilla D.

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About Priscilla

I am from a musical and visual arts family from Brazil and my background ranges from classical, pop, rock and a jazz solo and group arrangements. I thrive in creating a friendly learning experience for each of my students that is personalized to their needs no matter the age or background. I believe You got to be versatile with people's learning style and capabilities so that they may enjoy learning to make music and art.

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Services include theory, technique, composition, key and chord progression, sight-reading and performing amongst others.
I have an easy-going, yet structured approach that allows each student to achieve results effectively their own pace.

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if a student is a minor must have a parent or guardian first 15 minutes of lesson to make sure that the technology (online classr

oom, camera, etc) is functioning and running smoothly.

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guitar, piano, mic, metronome, percussion Instruments and sheet music

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Metronome and notebook

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With experience infused with classical recitals, gospel choir, acapella, art exhibits from small venues to the Corcoran and as a veteran teacher of School of Rock My main goal is to present students with simplified ways to learn about music and the arts and have them flourish in their medium of choice and present their love for the craft to others with love. I am blessed to have the ability to bring out the best in my students through my attention to detail, professionalism, and efficiency.
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October 2, 2019
JORDAN A MOSS
She is the absolute best vocal coach and mentor ever because she uses a holistic approach to music.
October 2, 2019
JORDAN A MOSS
She is the absolute best vocal coach and mentor ever because she uses a holistic approach to music.
September 10, 2019
Kelly L.
Great first lesson. My daughter is very excited to work with Priscilla.

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Priscilla D.

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About Julie

Photography & Business

Photography -

Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie can help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, can jump-start your creativity, or guide you along your journey in photography,

Julie earned the Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2014 and Certified Professional Photographer in May 2015 from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

These degrees are not merely pieces of paper. It means that Julie has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She was awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor. The CPP designation demonstrates the knowledge and experience of a professional who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

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Julie posses

ses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has more than 30 years’ experience running a small business. In addition, Julie has experience in the transportation, hospitality, and aerospace industries, software development, and legal fields. Her experience includes clerical to management positions but thrives as a small business owner. Julie has taught photography at the local community college for 12 years, runs workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

Julie has created and run most business structures – solo entrepreneur/sole proprietor, LLC, Joint Venture, and Corporation.

Some of the awards Julie has received during her career include YWCA of Los Angeles Leadership Award, Boeing Spotlight Award for Teamwork, PPOC Spirit Award, PPC Above and Beyond, American Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence, Thumbtack Best of Professional Photographers.
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September 4, 2019
Gayle S.
Julie was great and helped me feel more relaxed with my camera already. I am now confident that I will be able to master this equipment!
August 2, 2019
PB
Julie is an Awesome instructor. She explains the subject in detail, shares all the materials, answers all the questions patiently. She will even go a step further to learn and help if we ask anything which is out of her scope in photography. I learnt a lot from her.
July 20, 2019
Sheng L.

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Julie D.

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Tabitha B.

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About Tabitha

I am an art lover. I paint and like to illustrate books for my niece and nephews. I love teaching all ages, especially kids. I used to be a teaching assistant for undergraduate-level art students. Recently, I have been teaching art classes and in-studio lessons with grade school aged kids.
I am especially good at guiding people through drawing and painting from life. I have lots of examples of my art I will provide. I have also studied art theory and history, and I am a good writer.
I'm open to doing different sorts of lessons, depending on what your learning style is. I can guide you in a step-by-step process with a live demonstration, or I can look at your artwork and critique it for you. If you are just starting out as an artist, I can give you an introduction to the medium you're going to be working with. Also, I can suggest all k

inds of artists for you to look at and exercises for you to try.
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March 7, 2018
Donna
I just completed my first lesson with Tabitha. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to paint or to gain a better understanding of painting or drawing. Tabitha is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge. Her teaching style is excellent, she has a great, friendly personality & is super encouraging. I learned a lot during my first lesson & I can't wait until my next one.!

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Tabitha B.

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About Ruth

As an Emmy award winning animation artist with 27 years in the animation industry, I founded the non profit, EDU DESIGNS, to bring the arts back into schools. Check out my blog there for more information.

I created the first Art Textbook to reference Math Standards to help teachers without an art background share skills with students that expand their ability to see what they are looking at.

My art presentations, videos and lessons help thousands of teachers and students improve character development and increase motivation for learning.

Stories are a powerful vehicle to impact a child's mind and develop positive character. In the animation industry I brought other people's stories into being. Now I mentor younger artists to learn the skills required to bring their dreams into reality.

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October 8, 2018
MATT
Wonderful experience!
February 13, 2018
Jasmine
Ruth brings her years of professional training & experience along with a humble, cheerful, teacherly personality. She is a jewel and I count myself very lucky to have found such a genuine & gifted artist.
January 6, 2018
Renata
Ruth is an absolute delight! She is not only talented but also kind which makes her a wonderful teacher. I would highly recommend her without any reservations!

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Ruth H.

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David Z.

DeKalb, IL 60115

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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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April 15, 2018
Courtney
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!
April 15, 2018
Debby
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 .
April 14, 2018
Laura
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!

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David Z.

Geneva, IL

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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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March 19, 2019
Beth W.
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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Emily C.

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About Emily

Greetings! Do you love to draw or paint either digitally or with traditional mediums? Do you or your kids love cartoons, anime/manga, or comics? How about figure drawing, or lovely nature landscapes? Drawing animals perhaps? How about portraits? Well, if you answered 'yes!' to any of these, then I'm the art teacher for you.

My name is Emily Cammisa, and I follow Bob Ross's philosophy that art is a pursued interest, and anyone who has that invested interest and willingness to practice the craft can get good at it. I've helped people of all ages go from saying "I can't even draw a stick figure!" to "I can't believe I did that!" as they proudly show me their work. I have a bachelor's degree in fine art from Skidmore College and 10 years experience with freelance illustration work and teaching. My goal is to share my love of art with you

and build your artistic skill level to wherever you want it to be. Whether it's just a hobby, or a potential career for you, I'm here to help.

What age groups do I teach, you ask? Well, I love teaching kids 5+ and adults alike how to draw and color like a professional artist. I also specialize in teaching people with autism. There's no better therapy than art; it truly is food for the soul. I also make my lessons very affordable and convenient by traveling to my student's homes with all the art supplies every week; rain, snow, or shine. I also teach at the College of Saint Rose every July, so I'm great with large groups in addition to doing private lessons.

Sound good? Great! Let's get drawing and painting. I look forward to bringing out the creativity in you (or your kids!)
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March 31, 2019
Marianne
Emily works with my son developing his drawing skills before he leaves for college to study digital animation. He really needed to work on illustration skills and Emily has been amazing! I can’t believe how quickly his skills are improving!! But more importantly to me is that my son enjoys the lessons. He is very comfortable working with Emily and his confidence has grown in the process! I can not speak highly enough about Emily as a teacher!! She has a very calm and supportive approach which is perfect for my son. My son does not drive so it is really convenient that she is willing to travel to my house for lessons!
March 30, 2019
Kaleb
I found the class very helpful and enjoyable. I've made a lot of progress and it really helps that it's one on one.
March 27, 2019
Molly
My daughter first met Emily through a summer camp that she participated in. She came home excited and told me that we HAD TO take lessons from her! She has been taking drawing lessons from Emily for the past year and has grown so much in skill! Emily is a patient, kind and caring teacher. She really has a wonderful way of connecting with her students and is supportive of their art style. I would highly recommend Emily!

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Emily C.

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Rosemary T.

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About Rosemary

Hello, I am painter and mixed media artist, with over 10 years of experience teaching throughout NYC. I have taught in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, museums, and community centers. I have taught all ages from early childhood to families and senior citizens. I have most recently worked for The Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center Education, The Dedalus Foundation, LaGuardia Community College, and Studio in a School just to name a few. I am a recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA Award, and recent fellow of the Artist in the Marketplace Program at The Bronx Museum.
The classes I teach are student centered and an emphasis is placed on on material exploration and experimentation while building skills through rigorous but fun activities and assignments.
I specialize in Portfolio Preparation for middle school and high school students int

erested in applying to New York City's specialized art high schools and or art college and universities. My students have been accepted to LaGuardia High School, Art and Design, Frank Sinatra School for the Arts, Parson School of Art and Design, City College, and FIT.
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September 14, 2019
Alicia
Rosemary is a dedicated artist and teacher. She worked with my daughter to create her high school visual arts portfolio. Rosemary demonstrated not only a clear knowledge of what high schools were looking for in a portfolio but she knew my daughter as an artist. This helped to guide us in the high school selection process. With her guidance, my daughter is attending AND thriving at the high school of her dreams!
September 4, 2019
Eme
Rosemary was very helpful, friendly and non-judgmental. She really helped me with my portfolio for high school!

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Loran
"Awesome lesson. Thanks for teaching me brick wall and paint dripping."
Deborah
"Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!"
Heather
"I was a beginner and really excited to learn as much as I could about painting. Eileen started me with the very basics of setting up a palette, then we mo
ved on to monochrome paintings, and then paintings with a full palette. She taught me the process of making a painting step by step was what I really wanted to learn. Her teaching style was a fit for me because she is both patient and skillful. She helped to bring out the artist in me. I am so grateful for what I learned and have taken that knowledge and continue to grow as an artist in my spare time. What also love is that Eileen has made herself available right me and I plan to take more lessons with her soon!"
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Heidi
"I really am enjoying my art lessons with Deron. Drawing is something I've wanted to learn for years. Deron is personable, patient, and quite knowledgable
in this realm. He's a talented artist! I feel like I gain new insights after every lesson."
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Lowell
"Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach. She will work according to your speed and understanding. Highly recommend fo
r novice photographers who want to get started and feel overwhelmed with info and camera choices."
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Parri
"I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it."
Joshua
"She was absolutely patient and was able to work with and engage my son who has a learning disability. She did a great job making him feel comfortable and
after only one session I could see his confidence go up as he continued to draw into the evening. She really enjoys what she does and it shows in the way she worked with my son."
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Valerie
"My first lesson with Julie was amazing. I've already obtained very valuable information that will make my photography journey a great success."
Samantha
"Jonathan is a great teacher!"

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