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About Steven S.

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Jamaica Plain, MA
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About Steven
I'm a recent graduate of the Boston Architectural College, and employed by a large architectural firm in Boston. I am currently teaching a Rhino 3-D course at the BAC I tutor in all aspects of architecture including portfolio design, writing, software tutoring, design critiquing, and overall academic guidance. For software, I specialize in the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, and V-Ray. I've tutored students of all differing ages and skill sets, ranging from novice to advanced user. Further, I have numerous references and reviews about my services that I would be happy to pass along, as well as past design work that I have done both academically and professionally. Lastly, I have numerous resources students can use after tutoring sessions are complete such as reference manuals, tutorials, and websites to visit for additional learn
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Tom W. June 4, 2019
· AutoCAD · Online
He is a good listener and very patient.
I give him a very good recommendation.
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Jim April 10, 2019
· AutoCAD · Online
Very helpful. I will continue to consult with Steven to further my knowledge of Autocad.
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Ronald W. January 28, 2019
· AutoCAD · Online
Steve did a admiral job with a computer illerate gentleman.
He is very accomplished and conveys the instructions clearly.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson.
Ronald
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Steven S.

Boston, MA 02115
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$35 / 30-min

About Stephen B.

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Newton Highlands, MA

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About Stephen
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring.
I love many styles which include, Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz.
I teach basic to intermediate. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing, etc.)

Last year, I taught an eight year old girl and three boys. I currently worked at Piano Playtime where I teach twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am fun, easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults.

In the past, I scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The film won first place
at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a jingle for the online college Capella University.

I have a car and can come to your location or you can come to me depending on distance. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!
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Rahul May 7, 2019
· Piano · In home
Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.
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Nancy G. October 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great lessons...Stephen is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and musical.
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Clifford W. November 3, 2015
· Piano · In home
Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace.
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Stephen B.

Newton Highlands, MA 02461
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$40 / 30-min

About Jeff K.

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Malden, MA

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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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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
(4)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Farzaneh S.

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Walpole, MA
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About Farzaneh
My name is Farzaneh, I am an Iranian professional artist living and working in MA. I got my master degree in Studio Arts from Northeastern university a joint program to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
I have been working in the field of painting and drawing for many years and I have shown my works in various galleries and museums in US, Iran, London and china.
I have taught drawing and painting at NEU, Lesley university and Hastings school Lextended day program in lexington.

I am able to teach in English and Persian language.
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Farzaneh S.

Walpole, MA 02081
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$84 / 60-min
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About Nick D.

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Tyngsboro, MA
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About Nick
My name is Nick and I am a freelance photographer located in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. I am new to the TakeLessons platform but have many years of experience as a photographer and photography teacher.

I specialize in travel, fine art and sports action photography. I am a life-long photographer having worked for a weekly newspaper, a motorcycle racing magazine, as a wedding and event photographer, and as a sports photographer. Over the last 15 years I have photographed local town events, Middle and High School sports, college football, fund-raising events for non-profit organizations, motorcycle racing, bicycle racing, running road races, Rock ‘n Roll bands, and high school senior portraits. I am now focusing most of my time traveling around the world and making and exhibiting my photographs of the local landscapes and people. Many o
f my images have been published in newspapers, on various websites, and exhibited in many art galleries.

I enjoy teaching students how to "make" photographs, drawing from the skills and techniques that I have learned from my real-world experiences as a photographer. My students learn how to use their camera as an expression of their artistic vision. They will learn all aspects of workflow including research and preparation, camera settings, composition, post-processing, printing, and framing. The goal is for each student to create images that they would be proud to exhibit or display on their wall at home.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, please contact me for further information, to discuss your goals and objectives for making pictures, or to schedule a session. I offer both in person and remote lessons. Thank you.
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Zachary July 30, 2019
· Photography · In home
Knowledgeable, customized, and thorough personal lessons. Highly recommend!
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Kirti July 28, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Nick is patient, knowledgeable, and a great photography instructor. I've learned more from him in a couple of lessons than I've learned from a couple of books I've been using to try and learn on my own. Well-worth the time and cost for personal instruction. Highly recommend.
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Lybrant W. March 12, 2019
· Adobe Lightroom · Online
Nick was helpful he was able answer all my question and he gave a me a better understanding of what Lightroom was. I will be using Nick in the future for more lessons
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Nick D.

Tyngsboro, MA 01879
(4)
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$65 / 60-min

About Victoria E.

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Boston, MA
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About Victoria
Hi everyone! My name is Tori and I am professional artist / illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. I attended Pratt Institute as an Illustration Major in the Communication Department.

Students can expect to improve week to week in their artistic abilities. I will offer insight and tips on how to draw more quickly and efficiently. Everyone starts off at a different pace, but progress is guaranteed!

I have taught art to a variety of ages from 5 up to adults.
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Victoria E.

Boston, MA 02215
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$40 / 30-min

About Brendan L.

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Arlington, MA

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*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER, THE 45 MINUTE CLASS FOR $20.00 USD IS MEANT TO BE A SINGLE INTRODUCTION LESSON ONLY. AT THE CHECKOUT, PLEASE SELECT THIS OPTION FOR ONLY 1 SESSION, SELECTING MORE THAN ONE SESSION WILL RESULT IN LESSON CANCELLATION, MESSAGE ME WITH QUESTIONS*

Hello! My name is Brendan and I'm an Oil Painter, Artist, and Illustrator. (Check out a few examples of my work below. More can be found on my website)

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 including 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'd like in your own work. 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 during 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.

Please don't hesitate to click the "ask a question button" so you can 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 S. July 29, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Brendan is an incredible teacher.I have learnt more in few lessons than I did with other teachers.
His way of teaching makes me progressed and it is very encouraging for me.
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Shaun July 12, 2019
· Graffiti · In studio
Brendan was great, down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and talented. He explained what was going on and gave great feedback, tips, & suggestions of how to take it to the next level. I will definitely see you for another class, thank you very much.
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Taryn July 3, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Brendan is awesome!! He is very talented, super patient, and extremely dedicated. He is great with my daughter who is 11. He is also well-versed in tv shows, graphic novels, video games, and comics that kids like :)
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Brendan L.

Arlington, MA 02476
(8)
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$20 / 45-min

About Amy T.

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Andover, MA
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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 Margot H.

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West Roxbury, MA
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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
starting at
$100 / 60-min

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