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About Alfredo E.

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Pasadena, CA
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In my classes you can expect to learn both the basics and advanced material:
-Painting realistic skin tones, composition,using a grisaille and verdaccio, glazing, methods and materials of the Old Masters, achieving a likeness in portraiture, accurate color mixing and matching, the use and preparation of painting mediums, translating what you see or envision onto the canvas successfully and much more. I enjoy teaching people that are passionate about art, regardless of their skill level.

About Alfredo
I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.
You can see some of my work here :
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Alfredo E.

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$80 / 60-min

About Jeff K.

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Malden, MA

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I provide classical instruction in portraiture, still life and landscape in your studio or mine. In this traditional approach to drawing and painting, what will be taught and focused upon are perspective, value and composition in order for the student to develop strong visual language skills. The program of study begins with a specific focus on drawing, since drawing is the foundation upon which all great traditional art is built. Throughout this training, emphasis will be placed on accuracy, or more specifically, seeing and rendering correctly such things as line quality, hard and soft edges, proportion, positive and negative space through abstract form and the use of the full range of values.

About Jeff
I'm a graduate of Dean College in Franklin, MA and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where I majored in art history and studio art with a focus on portrait painting and illustration. I continued further study at the Andeeva Portrait Academy in Sante Fe New Mexico, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys, CA and the Sadie Valerie Atelier in San Francisco.

The program of study for drawing will include: Demonstration of one, two and three point perspective, creating the nine step value scale, cast drawing in charcoal, the still life in charcoal and drawing the portrait. The topic of composition will also be covered. I’ve done commissioned work for Audi, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the American Repertory Theater, the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Kessler Financial Ser
vices, Harvard Business School Publishing, Shilo Baptist Church, the Chelsea Soldiers Home and others. Samples of my work are available to view in my profile. Additional samples are available upon request.
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Jeff K.

Malden, MA 02148
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$50 / 60-min

About Eli P.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theming, and more! How to properly use and dispose of mineral spirits, clean your materials, and the benefits of oil paints as a medium, etc..

About Eli
I am a professional artist, specializing in pen and ink landscape drawings and illustrations. I graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in studio art, concentration in drawing in 2014.

I've since moved back to the Boston area, where I'm from originally, and have shown and hung my drawings in many different venues around the city. I've taught workshops at Northeastern University, the Brookline Library and the Newton Library, and led classes to elementary school kids, teens and adults. With kids I often teach comic book art, and for teens and adults, we go more fine, teaching basic drawing techniques. Students can expect to learn how to use different drawing tools like charcoal, ink, pencil, conte crayon, etc...

Students will also learn composition, perspective, and different ways to create dynamic and visually appealing images. light an
d shadow, shading, creating and fleshing out various objects and forms, and more!

Lessons can be tailored to the interests of the student! If there's an area you are keen to focus on or improve, i'm happy to address and focus on it with you.
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Salomon May 21, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
VERY GOOD LESSON I LEARNED AND ITWAS STRESS FREE
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Ellis September 6, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Eli has been teaching my son (8) and he loves his drawing lessons! He helps teach techniques that we wanted to focus on and I have already seen an improvement. The lessons are fun while being instructive and Eli keeps my son engaged. Eli has been professional and has very good communication skills, we have had a great experience!
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Jacob N. August 6, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
My son had a great time and is excited about continuing.
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Eli P.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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$34 / 30-min

About Ana G.

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Boston, MA
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From the basics of picking up the appropriate material to become a painter to the first steps into making your very own master piece!

About Ana
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My name is Ana Gouveia and I'm a 28-year-old gal who loves music, languages & science! I love helping others and have been praised for being a good teacher. Do you need help with computers, math, or something about music theory?

I'm here for ya!
For more information on my background please check out: localwiz.us
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MaIread November 30, 2018
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She is awesome at this
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Rebecca January 11, 2018
· Algebra · In home
Ana is a terrific Algebra tutor. Our daughter is a freshman and Ana is really helping her to not only understand the work but also learn ways to approach problem solving and assessments strategically. She is very positive, approachable and great with teens.
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Andrew January 1, 2018
· Civil Engineering · In studio
Ana is nice and smart. She is not only who you want to work with, she is who you want to work with your children.
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Ana G.

Boston, MA 02116
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$50 / 60-min

About Yuliya L.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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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.
Would be delighted to share many years of experience and teach from foundations of painting and drawing to more complex subjects like colour theory and composition.
My studio is located in downtown Santa Barbara but I am happy to travel and teach at your home as well as teach painting landscapes outdoors.

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 and composition.
My studio is located in downtown Santa Barbara but I am happy to travel and teach at your home as well as to teach landscape painting outdoors.

Member of the following professional organisations:
- California Art Club
- Painter Stainers' Guild of London
- Santa Barbara Art Association

I am happy to teach in both English and Russian.
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Yuliya L.

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About Gwynessa A.

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San Francisco, CA
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Let's Create! Private lessons are an opportunity to tailor your experience to meet your individual artistic goals. Let's talk and determine how to make our time together the most valuable step along you, or your child's, artistic path. 6 years of art school, a Fine Arts masters degree, and a lively art practice have provided the tools to help me help you. We will learn formal techniques in an informal way. We will develop your skills and be sure to learn the "rules" before we break them. Join me and get your hands dirty!

About Gwynessa
Hi, Practicing art has been a part of my life since the 5th grade. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and journey with others who choose to take or visit an artistic path. I received a BFA from UC Santa Cruz and my MFA from Mills College. I have received multiple awards and honors over the years as well as traveled and shown in other countries. I live and work out of San Francisco where I show regularly. Teaching is how I keep myself learning and how I give back.
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Gwynessa A.

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$50 / 30-min

About Brendan L.

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Arlington, MA
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My lessons combine a variety of techniques, depending on what you want to focus on. Whether it be technical skills or learning how become more expressive through your work, my lessons will incorporate my own painting and drawing secrets with nothing held back. I look forward to working with you soon.

About Brendan
Hello! My name is Brendan and I'm an Oil Painter, Artist, and Illustrator.

I love teaching and will do my best to teach you whatever you'd like to know. I will provide all the materials during our lessons and an individualized lessons plan, the only thing I ask that you bring is your passion for painting and drawing. As long as you have that, I have no problem teaching anyone at any skill level.

Through my lessons, I'm aiming to open your mind to the possibilities and benefits you can experience through self exploration when creating art.

Please feel free to fill out the short survey or message me with any questions you have before you sign up for your lessons.

I look forward to working with you and creating some art!
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Solomon O. May 21, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Great teacher. For someone who has never drawn before, very patient and works at your level.
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Lilly May 15, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
Brendan is a great instructor! I've taken both painting and drawing lessons with Brendan and I've learned more from taking a few lessons with him then I thought I could learn in a year! His lessons are both fun and insightful with his teaching methods combining expressionist style and technical skills. You can tell he's passionate about teaching you how to learn and discover on your own and he's always encouraged me to take risks with my work. I can't wait for my next lesson.
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Brendan L.

Arlington, MA 02476
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$64 / 45-min

About Amy T.

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Andover, MA
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Experienced teacher of 15 years.
My background is as a professional artist and educator. Each lesson is individually tailored for the student. My specialties are mixed media painting. I also have experience with acrylic, oils, watercolor, and gouache. Please reach out with any questions!

About Amy
My specialties are drawing and painting.
I studied art in college, and have extensive post grad experience, as well. I have taught in schools, art associations, and privately. I also show and sell my work on my own and in art galleries.
Please let me know if you have questions or need more info!
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Amy T.

Andover, MA 01810
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$42 / 30-min

About Boris K.

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Houston, TX
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I am an artist - painter, scenic designer and mural artist.
I also teach art for more than 10 years.
I graduated with a Master Degree in Painting and Scenic Design at Moscow Art School, Russia.
I teach different painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolor. As well a drawing media - crayon, charcoal, pastel, etc.
Beginners and advanced students are welcome. I also prepare students who dream about Art Schools and professional career.
I have two approaches.
With my advice, students choose media, style, subjects and work under professional guidance.
Or, I teach the classical path to visual art, which requires a more structured approach.
Discussions and references to art history, an important part of the class.

About Boris
I am an artist - painter, scenic designer and mural artist.
I also teach art for more than 10 years.
I graduated with a Master Degree in Painting and Scenic Design at Moscow Art School, Russia.
Since then I participated in numerous art exhibits in Russia, France, Australia, Italy, and the US, including three solo shows.
I worked extensively as a Scenic Designer and accomplished more than 50 designs on Houston theaters scenes. As an art teacher, I love passionate students, whatever they art lovers who seek to understand art from inside and create their own or wish to dedicate themselves to a professional career in Visual Art.
Discussions and references to art history, an important part of the class.
We are not technicians, we are
artists!
But the art craft is paramount.
I teach different painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolor.
As well a drawing media - crayon, charcoal, pastel, etc.
Beginners and advanced students are welcome.
I also prepare students who dream about Art School and professional career.
I have two approaches.
With my advice, students choose media, style, subjects and work under professional guidance.
Or, I teach the classical path to visual art, which requires a more structured approach.
I teach classes at my home studio and online.
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Nikolay May 27, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
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.
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Elena May 22, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
I am taking Boris’s classes for more than 4 years and am more than happy with my progress. Boris is an amazing teacher and a very talented artist with lots of experience and knowledge of art history. He helped me work on my creativity, master different techniques, explore various mediums and challenge myself. I took group and individual classes and both formats worked fine. I am always looking forward to my art classes with Boris as I learn something new and they are never boring.
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Boris K.

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$84 / 60-min

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Average Cost of Oil Painting Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Boston is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $84 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute oil painting lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute oil painting lessons are 8% less expensive at $64.

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