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Alison C.

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Starting at $59
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaches students 10 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alison C.

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I am an oil painter working towards my MFA and years of experience. I have taught at ateliers in NYC and around the country. I break down the approach of painting and break down idea development into easy to follow methods and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Come paint with me! It will be fun!

About Alison

I am a painter in New York City currently enrolled in an MFA studio painting program at New York Studio School. I received her BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design (2005). My work has been exhibited in the US and internationally at PAC Marseille in Marseille, France, el patio de mi casa

Angelia W.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2001
  • MFA from Academy of Art University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Angelia W.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner-intermediate art student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be creating in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of basic art and design techniques, and more. Let's get started!

About Angelia

“Art is my breath, my passion, within it you see me.” I have always enjoyed art as a venue for my ideas and dreams. I want to share my passion for art with others who enjoy the beauty of interpretation. My art and creation is generally created through paintings as I enjoy the expression through o

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Meslech B.

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Starting at $84
  • Speaks Amharic
  • Economics from University of Maryland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Meslech B.

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Interested in upgrading your photographic abilities? Have a desire to elevate in a craft you've always been curious about learning more about? Interested in elevating your editing skills with softwares like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop? Come learn photography and editing with me! I have years of experience doing studio photography, food photography, portraits, events, and more! No background knowledge needed. I will help curate lesson plans based on the type of photography you have interest in. If you don't have a DSLR, no problem. You can even use your phone. I invite anyone curious into the world of photographic artistry.

About Meslech

Hi! My name is Meslech Bellay and I am a photographer in the DC area. I started photography as a kid, and since then have explored travel photography, food photography, documentary photography, fashion photography, studio and more! The biggest lesson I have learned is to be imaginative with your wo

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Anna E.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Russian, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Anna E.

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Improve your drawing skills. From basic perspective to shading and difficult subjects like faces and hands.
I specialize in moving you beyond the walls that hold you from starting to draw realistically. You will learn about line, volume, composition and use of different materials. Let's playfully remove any obstacles and you will feel confident and add a variety of skills to your drawing techniques.

About Anna

For English students: Regardless of your level I can help you to feel more confident speaking and writing in English. You will increase your vocabulary and develop a more natural way to speak. You will learn not by memorizing, but through experience and practice. ................ For Art stud

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Really good professor. recommend
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Ms. Anna had a very unique and creative approach to studying for the SAT, which was helpful for me. I very much liked her teaching style and passion.
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She is good teacher for my son who is 7 year old!

Adela H.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Fine Art from Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Adela H.

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**I will be sending out a material list prior to our lessons.

Each student is different and unique so classes will be adjusted to each of you.
The following is a guideline for us.

We will begin the class with an introduction to the subject matter where I will demonstrate my process and thought into the drawing. After this useful introduction, you will be the one drawing and learning! I will be there through the process guiding you.
First, we will focus on studying how to draw what you see. We will work on perception through geometric shapes. After a few months with life still models and objects, we will start on figures and portraits.

Our training together will focus on:
-Understanding drawing tools and materials.
-Approaching the drawing with simple geometric shapes.
-Acquisition and development of reflective habits and representative skills.
-Develop the capacity for immediate acquisition (notes and sketches).
-Initiate tonal and chiaroscuro assessment studies.
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About Adela

Hey there! My name is Adela and I can't wait to start this journey with you! I am from Spain and I grew up surrounded by art, culture, amazing food, a supportive family and riding horses. After graduating with a thesis in painting in Madrid, I moved to San Francisco to pursue my Masters of Fi

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Yuliya L.

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  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Yuliya L.

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About Yuliya

I am a classically trained artist who works primarily in oil. My main genre is portraiture and I have taught life drawing and portrait painting in both the UK and USA. I have many years of experience and teach from foundations of painting and drawing to more complex subjects like colour theory an

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Jennifer Wortham
Beautiful studio and location. Yuliya is patient, kind, and exceptionally talented. She explained everything so I could easily grasp the concepts. The experience was truely awesome.

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"I am an adult student (33) taking beginner drawing lessons with Jessica. My interest/goal is to draw realistic portraits (maybe in a few years), but with no background, I'd better start from the basics, and I am so glad to have Jessica as my teacher. Her philosophy about how to approach art alone is already teaching me so much - for example, what's the correct mindset, how to really observe a subject, how to practice drawing even when I am not drawing.

We have been working on building up foundational skills and their sequence, which gives me clear understanding on what each small step means in the long term. Based on my interest and what I knew and didn’t know, Jessica would design each lesson with a specific focus in mind, usually around practicing a certain technique. Her homework (I ask for homework since I draw slowly) also reinforces those learnings. I feel more confident with each lesson, and my progress is noticeable.

Also, she is incredibly encouraging, patient, and generous. I never feel judged or self-conscious practicing techniques in front of her (often clumsily) or showing her my new drawings. She always gives thorough feedback and encouraging words. Overall, she gives me confidence on my journey, and that is much needed for an adult student who didn’t have the chance to start when younger. Best teacher ever!"
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