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About Sondra S.

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West Linn, OR
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I have been teaching professionally for five years with both small children and adults in many different platforms. My students can expect to develop skills of sketching in paint, rendering objects realistically, color theory, color mixing, texturing and blending, and building contrast. I work with you, where you're at, and develop my lesson plans custom to your individual needs. My students and I always have a blast and make the learning experience fun.

About Sondra
Hello future student :) My name is Sondra and I would love to help you achieve your painting goals. I have a wide range of skills, from abstraction to realism and many hues in between. I received my Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The Oregon College of Art and Craft, a school that gave me background in modern, conceptual art. I also learned and revered techniques from the old Masters, such as Rembrandt, who have a classic, timeless perspective on painting. I've heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become a pro, which is why I give my students a painting assignment from our very first lesson. I will get you started wherever you are in your level of experience. I'll help you learn to paint what you're looking at as well as develop your own sense of style when painting expressively. I have a great eye for color and mixing and my students
have felt this was a particular advantage of learning from me. I'd love to meet you and help you on your painting journey. So sign up with me today!
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Lisa September 17, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Sondra is great. I loved my class with her. She's an amazing teacher! I'd so recommend her for anyone wanting to paint whether a beginner or more advanced. She knows her stuff!
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Richard Hackworth September 11, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Great artist with experience and can help beginners become much better painters. Would definitely recommend.
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Ernesto Gloria July 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Patient and knows what she's doing.
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Sondra S.

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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.

Eddie B.

Needham Heights, MA 02494
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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.

Jeff K.

Malden, MA 02148
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About Latausha C.

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Cincinnati, OH
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Learn how to stretch watercolor paper and blend techniques of watercolor dyes and ink to create a unique look!

About Latausha
I love, love, love to create! I am a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. I love to explore color, lighting & textures. Currently, I own a party business where all the decorations are handmade. I try to find a way to be creative everyday.

Telling stories through art is very important to me. This is why I am a Children's Illustrator. Being able to draw something, add color and tell a story is an honor. Illustrating allows me to teach someone or cause a reaction solely based on what I create.

I learned to combine ink and watercolor dyes while in college. It was given as a one time assignment but I began to use the technique and make it my own by practicing on different subject matter.

I also specialize in digital illustrations through the use of Adobe Illustrator , dra
wing and pointillism. Pointillism is one of my favorite techniques. It can be very tedious but the finished product is impactful and rewarding.

Book a lesson with me and I assure you that you will take your personal creations to the next level! I want to help you achieve your personal goals.
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Latausha C.

Latausha C.

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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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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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Miley February 4, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Eli is fantastic and has a great rapport with kids. He seems incredibly knowledgeable, very response, nice and funny, and currently teaches in an amazing artists space. He challenged my daughter outside of her normal comfort zone in a super fun way and she immediately asked for more lessons after the initial trial. Will definitely continue with more lessons.
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Eli P.

Eli P.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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About Roya M.

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Richardson, TX
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I love teaching. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya
My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator. It would be my pleasure to teach you painting and drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing in universities and colleges. I have a M.F.A degree in painting and drawing. My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.
My goal at the beginning stage is to provide students with enough skills and technique that they can skillfully begin making art from 3- dimensional sources, not just copying from other arts. I recommend to start to paint or draw from still life then landscape and portrait. I teach variety of techni
que, medium and styles from realistic to abstract , or any style that you prefer.
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Parri October 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it.
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Sadaf August 23, 2018
· Painting · In home
She is one the most heartfelt, knowledgeable teacher I've ever had! I have never been much of an artist but I've always had passion for it. She has challenged me, and pushed me to be a better artist than I have ever thought possible!
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mike August 22, 2018
· Abstract Painting · In studio
The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had.
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About Kayla Louven G.

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Moreno Valley, CA
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Learn how to paint lettering for Grad Cap Toppers, Event Signage, and Decor!

About Kayla Louven
Have you seen people on social media write calligrpahy and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

Hi! My name is Kayla! Modern Calligrapher and Hand-Letterer at your service! :D

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are the same, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

I started lettering five years ago as a therapeutic hobby and I’m so glad I did! After much practice, I have been able to start my own business working with brides and graduates all over the country! Lately, my work consists
of wedding pieces and grad caps! Truly, my love for writing became a skill that I want to share with others.

By working together, I will teach YOU all that I know about lettering and calligraphy. I have watched countless hours of tutorials and tried several writing utensils that were recommended. Let me save you the time! You'll receive a simplified, yet high-quality, curriculum that's specifically catered to what you want to learn! I'll provide you with my own practice and drill sheets at no extra cost! I'll be there for you every step of the way to help YOU succeed. All you have to do is sign-up! :)

What YOU can learn:
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Basic Vectorizing and Lettering Overlay (without Photoshop!)
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

Write on!
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Kayla Louven G.

Kayla Louven G.

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About Amber O.

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Albuquerque, NM
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I bring all types of material into painting. I do paint night and I also show how to get a basic foundation down to produce a wonderful art piece.

About Amber
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My name is Amber, I am a full time art studio major and I work from home. I really enjoy all mediums of art, however, charcoal and acrylic are my favorite to work with. I am willing to learn what I have to to help my students succeed.

Painting, charcoal work and drawing are my main focus points. I love to do many forms of art and try new techniques.

If there is something you want to learn that i dont have a wide range of knowledge, let me know and I can see what i can do to point you in the right direction.
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Ryann December 28, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Amber is always willing to help with any project and offers great advice, whether you’re just starting out in drawing or you’ve been working at your art for a while. She helps critique with an open mind and doesn’t talk down to you as she offers advice and direction with each piece, or even smaller section. Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me and work on my artwork, even if it was to just offer a few points on technique and style.
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Emily December 28, 2018
· Painting · In home
Amber and I painted together in the summer and it was so much fun! She is a wonderful teacher and friend. She explains things in a way that makes sense to everybody. If you'd like to learn to paint, Amber is the right instructor for you!
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Amber O.

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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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About Loren P.

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Euless, TX

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As a teacher for 7 years one of my favorite things is bringing the arts into teaching. I've taught infants through adults, beginners and advanced, and the one secret I can absolutely tell you about learning, is if you are happy then you are going to learn a lot more! I'm excited to get to know you and make you smile!

Let me tell you a little about the Lessons I have to offer. I have specific curriculums for several categories such as Landscapes, Abstract, Still Life, and Portraits. One of my classes that is trending right now is "Flourish and Bloom" which a where we create an acrylic painting on canvas of a flower wreath with an inspirational word in the center. I've got pictures below if you'd like to take a look!

About Loren
I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Amanda January 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Loren is the best teacher ever! She is encouraging, patient, enthusiastic, and so so sweet! I have learned so much about music from her. Every experience has been 11/10!
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Elise January 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
I’ve known Loren as a person for a long time and have valued her character and hard work forever. I reached out for guitar lessons and couldn’t believe her hard work and ability to schedule me for lessons! She was so patient, kind and made me feel like I could accomplish anything. She took the time to describe each element of the guitar and answered every single question. I would recommend her to any other no matter the age!!!
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Jordan D. January 20, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Loren makes everything fun! Whether she's teaching you to paint or speak French, her vibrant personality and love for people shows through. I've learned so much from her. Fully recommend for all ages and ability levels!
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