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About Sam D.

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Washington, DC
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About Sam
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since I schedule classes through other outlets my availability varies. I've marked availability only to make my profile visible to potential students so, the availability you see is not my actual availability. Since my availability is never fixed and I'd like to avoid disappointing booking experiences, please contact me at 202-559-7981 to check my availability. If we can confirm a meeting time, I'll mark that availability on the Take Lessons site and you can book and confirm our meeting through there.

Thank you for considering me in your search for photography instruction.

It doesn't matter whether you use a film or digital camera. The camera is a tool that you use to create photographs.

During your photography class with me you’ll learn to use your camera and you’ll learn the skills that you need to
use your camera effectively and with confidence.

If you’re just getting started or a more advanced photographer, I offer a variety of photography courses that are geared toward a wide range of skill levels and interests.

My approach to teaching has been shaped by my photography teachers and by my experience working as a professional photographer. While I learned a lot about the craft of photography from good teachers, I learned to be a photographer by using my camera and mindfully applying what I learned from my teachers during the process of creating a photograph.

I think the best way to learn something is to learn by doing it and I make sure that we have plenty of time to practice what we cover during our time together in class. If you’re in a multi-week class, you’ll get homework too. Homework aimed at getting you to utilize the lessons we cover in class so you can create photographs that are uniquely your own.

As a participant in my photography classes you’ll get a good understanding of the material being presented in addition to hands on practical experience. What you won’t get are my judgments about your work, instead you’ll be encouraged to formulate your own opinions about your work and then I’ll offer you guidance based on your personal goals in photography.

Whether you are using a film SLR, a digital SLR (DSLR ), or another type of camera, I’ll help you to be the best photographer that you can be.

Courses are offered in Washington, DC or online. Private instruction and custom group workshops are also available.
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Sam D.

Sam D.

Washington, DC 20004
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$65 / 30-min

About Kai Lun Q.

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San Jose, CA
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About Kai Lun
Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you!
Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines.

Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai Art and Design Academy, and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, I offer art classes in traditional realistic painting and drawing techniques, both Online and in my studio I set up within my studio.

Students of all levels are welcome. From beginners who love art and drawing but who have not had formal training, to experienced artists who want to gain a more solid grasp of fundamental principles, historical training methods lead to significant skill development within a few months of teaching.
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Sergei June 2, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
I had a huge coincidence by having a lesson with Kai in the Bay Area. He and I have the same point of view about learning drawing that helps me to understand his tips and instructions. It is a true pleasure to be his student, I was feeling like I’m detective who’s seeking for tips and clues and try to transfer all of that onto the paper. Also he is really good by explaining how to see simple shapes and figures in every object, how to extend an imaginary line and keep angles which did and will help me to draw more consciously. Highly recommend him anyone who wants to improve its drawing and painting skill.
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Antoinette May 10, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Kai is the best art teacher I ever had, he is genuine and puts his heart and soul into making sure you learn everything there is to know to be a successful artist.
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Emily March 13, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Kai is an excellent instructor and has left a tramendious mark on me as both a student and an artist. Kai may be young, but he has knowledge beyond his years through skill and ambitiously being self taught he has been commended on nationally. Kai in the fall attended FACE and was recently awarded a certificate of excellence from The Portrait Society of America. I very grateful to have worked with him and been walked through his very informative and beautiful demos. Crique from Kai is wonderful and facilitates vast and constructive improvement in skill level. Would highly recommend Kai!
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Kai Lun Q.

Kai Lun Q.

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$60 / 60-min

About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Olivia (6) & Katie (10) R. September 20, 2018
· French · Online
Julie is very patient and has a great teaching curriculum for kids.
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Maren R. September 19, 2018
· French · Online
Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help
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Alexandra September 6, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was great! Patient and kind and adapted it to fit the needs of my child.
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Lily S.

Lily S.

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$25 / 60-min

About Tara S.

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Waldorf, MD

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Hello New Student,

My name is Tara. I am a pastel portrait artist located in Waldorf MD. I teach drawing and painting for ages (7 to Adults) in Southern Maryland. My area of study is working with pastel portraits of people and animals both on dry and wet paper or canvas.I have taught Basic Drawing to children ages (5-8), and Portrait Drawing to children ages (9-17) at the Michael's Arts and Crafts located in Waldorf MD. One of my portrait artwork (Barack Obama) was displayed in our local newspaper the City Paper. I have also received recognition for my other portrait artwork at the Portrait Society of Atlanta GA.

I am excited about teaching drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn how to draw or paint, or to improve on their techniques. In my art course, I offer a variety of art lessons. Each week the student will learn
a different technique which includes Art History, World Art from various countries, Graffiti Art, Floral and Fruit Still Life, Landscape Art, Seascape Art, Fabric Art (Designing T-Shirts or Athletic Shoes), Arranging a variety of compositions, Blending Techniques, Color Mixing, Color Theory, and Time Drills to improve art skills, and eye and hand coordination. The student will also learn how to use charcoal, pencil, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, watercolor pans, and acrylic painting on specialized drawing paper, and canvas.

I received my Associates Arts Degree in Studio Art from Prince Georges Community College in 1985. I also received my Bachelor's of Art degree in Visual Performing Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore MD in 1987.
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Keisha December 7, 2016
· Drawing · In home
We have had a wonderful experience with Ms. Tara. The kids enjoy her class and love drawing. Thanks for sharing your skills, Ms. Tara.
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carolyn October 19, 2016
· Drawing · In home
Tara was wonderful when working with my boys. She was always on time, never cancelled and was always smiling. She was gentle and guided them through each project. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who wanted a personal, quality lesson in art.
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Tara S.

Tara S.

Waldorf, MD 20601
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$50 / 60-min

About David L.

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Arlington, VA
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I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing through 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! There’s a reason all of Bob Ross’s trees and clouds were so happy! Often times my
students and I will have class in a park on a nice day or at museum.
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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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Carol L. May 16, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.
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David L.

David L.

Arlington, VA 22202
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$34 / 30-min
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Telluride, CO
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Need help building your skills in photography? I am a passionate nature photographer who loves to share my knowledge on the topic. I'm willing to travel to your location for a lesson or meet somewhere and go for a hike and practice in the field. There is no better place to learn photography than immersed in nature, practicing your skill. I'm really easy going and trying to make photography a career myself. Help me help you!
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Tyler M.

Tyler M.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About Chuck P.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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About Chuck
Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7 years. Chuck is a popular photography instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, and enjoys working with students to grow their photographic skills, from beginners to more advanced enthusiasts.
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Chuck P.

Chuck P.

Online
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$84 / 30-min

About Charles B.

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Portland, OR
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I went to the Art Center Design College in Tucson Arizona for a bachelors in graphic design but have been drawing from the time I was in diapers. I have gained recognition in competitions of varying sorts and levels starting in middle school all the way to college and beyond. I have published work from the time I was in middle school to just a couple of years ago. I have worked as a professional tattooist and graphic designer for 9 plus years. The most notable thing I think I could say is that I love what I do and I love to impart my technical and creative talents onto others.
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Mindy September 2, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
One of the more comprehensive classes I have taken. I would recommend Charles to anyone!
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Molly August 31, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Chuck was patient and informative. He demonstrated the techniques he was teaching with skill and his explanations were clear and concise. The lesson was very enjoyable and I was pleasantly surprised by my projects outcome. I would definitely take another lesson from him. In fact I have one scheduled.
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Charles B.

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$45 / 30-min

About Krystal M.

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Cleveland, OH
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About Krystal
Hello,
My name is Krystal.
I have been reading tarot for over 15 years and feel passionate about how the cards can guide, inspire and motivate the lives of anybody who uses them.
I struggled for years to memorize the detailed meanings of each of the 78 cards until one day I accidentally stumbled upon a method that worked wonders for me.
My love for the tarot led me to start drawing my own deck. I quickly realized that suddenly I had the meanings for each card completely mastered in my memory
I always knew that I was a hands on learner but it wasn't until I started this art project that I realized I should have been taking a hands on approach to the tarot this whole time. I know that there are many other people out there like me. People who learn best with first hand, hands-on experience. People who would benefit tremendously by using the
tarot to allign spiritually with the universe around them. People who are sick of flipping back and forth through the little guidebook that came with their $50 tarot deck from the book store.
The deck you will have created in class with me will be far more valuable to you than any deck you will ever buy at a book store. It will have your personality and be directly connected to your own heart and soul. Artistic talent is not a requirement for this class. All you need is a desire to learn a new self-help technique and a desire to grow spiritually.
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Krystal M.

Krystal M.

Online
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$75 / 45-min

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