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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 Mariana Z.

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Jersey City, NJ
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I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical oil paint skills. I specialize in realism.

About Mariana
I am a professional artist. I've been studying representative fine art at the Art Students League of New York since 2013.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their drawing and painting techniques. While gaining knowledge of the fundamental principles of perception—light, plane-structure, tonal value, perspective, proportion—students will learn to construct images that realistically and accurately interpret objects in space. This solid foundation will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels.

My personal passion is realism in classical and contemporary art but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better artist!
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Sara January 28, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
It was my first time ever doing oil painting. I so much enjoyed the class with Mariana! She was patient and very calm, explained everything in details to me, guided me through every step. I had a lot of fun and I'm also very happy with what we've accomplished at the first class! Totally recommend!
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Orn January 16, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
Mariana thank you so much for your generosity! I have always wanted to paint with oils but didn’t know how to start. The way you teach makes it very simple and fun for me. Will continue painting.
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David January 15, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Lessons with Mariana were very helpful. I started as a beginner and she helped me to learn basic theory behind drawing, as well as to develop my skills and gain confidence. I studied graphite anatomical drawing and advanced a lot in that technique since we started a year ago.
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Mariana Z.

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About David L.

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Reston, VA

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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David
I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to learn.
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Melissa June 2, 2019
· Drawing · Online
AWSOME!!!!
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor.
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David L.

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About Roya M.

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Richardson, TX
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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, 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.

I’m using 2 different teaching strategy based on my students interest.

In the first plan, I start to teach from basic to advanced technique; 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.

In the second path, I start teaching any subject or technique that my student prefer like pastel landscape or oil painting portrait.

I teach a variety of technique, medium and styles from realistic to abstract
, or any style that you prefer
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Lee S. April 20, 2019
· Oil Painting · In studio
Roya is a wonderfully energetic, hands on art teacher, who has moved my oil painting from mundane to lively & exciting. My lessons with Roya are such a pleasure. The lessons are geared toward helping me grow in areas I expressed a need for, as well as filling in weaknesses which her expertise recognizes need working on.
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Jeffrey H. March 25, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Great teacher!! She knows what she's talking about and teaches at your own pace.
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Chuck ( Charles) March 3, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In studio
Roya is very personable, very patient, and very encouraging. She listens to what I want to accomplish and works with me to try to help me accomplish that. I highly recommend her. I am very pleased with her classes. She has a nice set up and it is a good environment to learn in.
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Roya M.

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About Isabela D.

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Fort George G Meade, MD

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Educated in Europe, I was always inspired by my teachers and travels to continue honing my artistic skills. With practice, anybody can develop their own style, and I believe it's my duty to pass on the knowledge that was instilled in me as a young artist.
Expression of one's soul in art may be sometimes stronger than words, something that psychologists have proven for years.

About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there.
Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Cadance June 12, 2019
· Painting · Online
My daughter loves her lessons with Isabela!
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Linda D. June 11, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Isabela is a great teacher. She is knowledgeable, very creative and very helpful to me. It is very easy to learn from her, because she is always starting where the student needs to start. She is an honest evaluator as well as vet very encouraging.
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Cathy June 9, 2019
· Romanian · Online
At 100 years old my father still loves to learn about different languages and has always been interested in Romanian . We found a treasure with Isabela. She is a kind and patient teacher.
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Isabela D.

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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 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

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