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About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY

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As my student you will learn very important basic to intermediate foundation knowledge of the painting process. This involves Color theory, canvas preparations (wood, Canvas and other substrate choices), Brush selections, Mediums and thinning, Paint storage and reusing. We will work on transferring ideas from still life or sketch to canvas. We will cover brush stroke effects, blending, highlighting and work processes for an efficient and most importantly fun workflow.

About Giuseppe
Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.
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YUSI Z. June 1, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Deborah May 27, 2019
· Photography · Online
Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!
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· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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Giuseppe B.

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About Eddie B.

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Needham Heights, MA
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Age-Appropriate areas of instruction include:
-Painting Techniques such as Layering, Mixing, Washes, and Glazing.
-Understanding Composition.
-Understanding Color Theory: Opposites or “complementary colors” on the color wheel; Painting with medium tones, so that highlights and shadows can be applied easily. Using multiple colors equals “depth” and “interest.”
-How to Mix Paint: Mixing using the palette knife, brush, on palette, or on painting.

About Eddie
I am a Grumbacher Art Certified Instructor. I am an experienced and accomplished artist; I specialize in encouraging students to explore their own creative style while also learning basic painting, drawing, and sculpting techniques.

For children ages 4-11, I aim to focus on strengths, while building new skills. Drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, and printing are areas for exploration and growth. For older children and teens, I aim to focus on developing one's own style with continued exploration of art technique. I also have experience teaching painting an drawing to adults, inspiring them to discover their passion for art! I am flexible with my time and often give assignments or projects to work on after each session.

I have had many Solo, Group, and Invitational Exhibitions at several prestigious locations. I look forward to h
earing from you and helping you or your children achieve creative success, strengthen existing talent, and develop new artistic skills!
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Kimaya October 3, 2017
· Drawing · In home
Kimaya's first class went great! Eddie was very calm and knowledgeable and my dughter loved him
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Eddie B.

Needham Heights, MA 02494
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$95 / 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!

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 John D.

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Las Vegas, NV
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Yep!, I can paint too! Water color, Acrylic and Oil. Come and learn the fundamentals of painting and create your own images.

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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Beth W. March 19, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
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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About Azadeh H.

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Chicago, IL

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I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

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About Azadeh
I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others
by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

Along with coursework and research, being a professional visual artist has shaped who I am as a teacher. Through experiencing variety of techniques I have become familiar with alternate ways of visualizing and pushing the boundaries of innovation. I would love to share this perspective with my students whenever possible.

Enjoy one on one art class with me and let me help you to discover the power of your inner artist!
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Azadeh H.

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$67 / 60-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. (Check out a few examples of my work below)

I love teaching art. My classes offer an individualized lesson plan and an invigorating method of learning the processes of painting and drawing.

We start with the fundamentals such as line, shape, proportion, form, structure, light, shadow, and color. Then we move into a much more expressive way of working where we focus on mood, experimentation, emotion, and the practice of unleashing you're creative potential.

As a whole you will be taught both technical and creative approaches to art and you're free to use both how you wish. Through my lessons, my goal is to open your mind to the possibilities and benefits you can experience through self exploration when creating art.

I will provide all the materials dur
ing our lessons, such as paints, brushes, pencils, erasers, surfaces, easels, and more. The only thing I ask that you bring is your passion and interest for painting and drawing. As long as you have that, I have no problem teaching anyone at any skill level or age.

I highly recommend you choose to work at my location as it will provide the most resources for you to get the most out of your lessons, as well as save you money. If for any reason you are not comfortable with this please shoot me a message and we can discuss other possibilities.

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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Christine June 11, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
I learnt a lot just the first lesson.He is very nice and professional.I am looking forward to attending my next lesson.
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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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$59 / 45-min

About Margot H.

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West Roxbury, MA
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Working together, one-on-one, I will tailor my lessons to you, your skills and your goals, covering the foundational skills of working in oils. We will cover value studies, underpainting and glazing, wet-in-wet direct painting, color mixing and theory, portraiture, landscape, still-life, painting from life and from photographs, brushwork, and many other topics, including anything that is of special interest to you. I will also cover the properties and selection of the right materials. I can bring your painting skills to the next level, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an advanced artist.

About Margot
I am a graduate of Dartmouth College where I completed a Major in Studio Art. I work both in oils (painting) and in several drawing media (charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, etc.). My work has won several awards and been exhibited throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As an exhibiting member of several art associations (including the Wellesley Society of Artists, the Dedham Art Association, and the Malden Sketch Group), I am active in the Boston area artist community. I draw and paint everyday. I attend figure drawing sessions at least twice each week to keep my skills fresh. In my personal art practice I specialize in portraiture but I occasionally dabble in landscape, still life, or whatever catches my artist's eye. I find the creation of art an amazingly fulfilling pursuit and I enjoy sharing my passion with others.
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Margot H.

West Roxbury, MA 02132
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$100 / 60-min

About Elizabeth G.

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Deposit, NY
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I have a background in all painting media , as well as know how to stretch your own canvas, and make watercolors from products found in your own backyard, saving $$ on watercolor supplies. I also have a B.A. in Arts from Binghamton University.

About Elizabeth
Hi, my name is Liz Greenman, and I have been painting for over 8 years, I have taught both children and adults, and feel comfortable working with folks with special needs. (Because art is for everybody.) I have a degree in Arts from SUNY Binghamton and there I was a teaching assistant to my professor James Bohary. I want to be a teacher because I want to be able to pass on my hard earned skills and knowledge to anyone who has interest. I want to teach because I love what I do!
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Elizabeth G.

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$17 / 60-min

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute 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 $69 and $69 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute 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 painting lessons are 15% less expensive at $59.

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