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David Z.

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Sycamore, IL
Starting at $35
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  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
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David Z.

Sycamore, IL

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

Masking tape

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 displa

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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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Trenton T.

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Photography
Starting at $84
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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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All levels, from absolute beginner to pro – at the convenience of your own home and at your own pace! It’s just you and me – so everything’s relevant.

About Trenton

As a photographer, I like to think that I’m efficient at finding the holy grail of documentary photography, the “decisive moment” – every single time. I’ve been perfecting my photojournalistic style for decades and reached the point where the skill of “blending in”, becoming ubiquitous yet invisibl

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Andrew D.

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Drawing
Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 17 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner
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I specialize in realism and creativity, I will help you open your mind to create and bring your ideas to life; with patience and determination anything is possible

About Andrew

Hello my name is Andrew My profession is a Tattoo Artist, I have been drawing all my life and tattooing for 4 years now and also paint. I love to teach people the skill of drawing because it’s a form of meditation and relaxation once you open your mind and let your visions flow; everything in life

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James W.

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Illustration
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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James W.

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Panting and Drawings, Model Design, Animation Design, Illustration, Advertising For The Web, Album Design , Logo Creation. Painting in Photoshop.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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July 31, 2019
Nicholas
James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!
March 13, 2019
Cory C.
James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned.
January 25, 2019
Brandy
Never showed up for the lesson
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Judeler P.

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Drawing
Starting at $67
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Hey!!! everyone welcome to my profile and I'm happy that you choose me as your art teacher that base mostly in drawing.
I'm unique, if you need some one to help you become a great Artist that's me, I won multiple competitions and I got the skills that's you need and, my teaching ways are range to only easy step to learn art and make the world of art more beautiful.

About Judeler

My name is Judeler I been an artist all my life natural gifted, and I been teaching a lot of friends and other people my skills and I seen them do great things. I won a lot of competition from high school until today, but I always want to share my passion with more people not just the ones arou

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Sandra E.

(1)
Photography
Starting at $100
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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I'm Sandra. I've worked with thousands of photographers and designers – from beginners to the best in the business in print, online and video formats. I've helped them find their unique route to achieve their potential. I'm quick, honest, easy to understand; I inspire you, show you steps and help grow. I can help with technical issues but my focus is on helping you see more. In teaching college classes, my main student comment is, "I will never look at anything the same way again."

About Sandra

If you just want to learn software programs or camera operation, go elsewhere. But if you want to learn to SEE and become a true photographer, Sandra is the coach to work with. Although software and hardware are certainly part of our discussion, software and cameras don't make pictures – you, your

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August 24, 2018
Mary
I wish I could give Sandra TEN stars; five are not enough. She's the best! She helped me see my pictures, and the world, in new ways. I was lucky enough to see her work with a variety of photographers, from students just starting out, to professionals who had been working in the field for years. They all had great things to say about her, and how she showed them how to improve their portfolios. Many of them went on to win contests thanks to her teaching. If you want a teacher that is easily approachable and very accessible, has a wonderful sense of humor, and will take you and your photos to a new level, do yourself a favor and contact Sandra. You'll be amazed!

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"David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor."
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