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Melissa M.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

I have been painting for several years and I have studied many techniques.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Melissa really knows her stuff and she's a fun teacher. Highly recommend!
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Elexus D.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2017
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Elexus D.

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During our lessons we will learn the basics to painting so that you can create a successful painting. We will learn about key terms that will help you to understand proper techniques for painting. We will also learn about color mixing and start with learning the color wheel along with primary, secondary and complementary colors. We will then do a few exercises to better understand how to use these colors and how to make colors lighter and darker. Materials need for class: Acrylic or Mixed Media paint pad, Acrylic paints ( red, blue, yellow, white and black), paint brushes, cups for water, paper towels, paper plate or paint palette for mixing colors and popsicles sticks for mixing.

About Elexus

I am an artist, instructor, painter and drawer. While studying for my Bachelor in Fine Arts I completed a summer internship where I had four permanent pieces installed in a showroom, these pieces were stain glass and tile mosaics. Since getting my bachelor's I worked at a studio part- time for 2 1/2

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Sharon M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
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Sharon M.

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Whether or not you are new to painting or want to get back into it after many years away and just need some feedback and a new perspective I am here to help. I have been teaching painting for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. I teach painting using the classical method of observation (meaning, based on what they see). You will also learn how do use color as it reflects the temperature of the light and shadows like the impressionists. I will show you a lot of different artists for inspiration and to teach you how to glean the best from history. I recommend working from direct observation at first (a still life rather than a photo of a still life). You can expect to learn a lot about color for me, about the structure of light and shadow and how it helps create realism but also compose a really great looking paintings. I adjust my approach to teaching as I get to know each student and what learning style connects best with them.

About Sharon

Do you want to learn to draw/paint or improve your work? Are you applying for college and need portfolio advice? Did you want to get back into doing art after many years without it? Are you a mid-career artist and just need some feedback and a new perspective? Are you changing careers and need

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Sara
Had my first lesson and I've already learned so much! The lesson was informative and Sharon also gave me a clear idea of what to practice in the meantime. I am confident that my drawing skills will improve!
Julie
I had a great time and learned a lot painting with Sharon. This was my first painting lesson. She is patient, helpful and very passionate about watercolors. She is also very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Sharon will tailor your lesson to your goals. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy these lessons.
Jennie
Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She was patient with this novice, and I look forward to more lessons.
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Swati K.

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Starting at $15
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Swati K.

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How to blend colors and how to prepare canvas for painting😊😊😊😊
To play with colors its meditating for me in this time when we are at home

About Swati

In today’s knowledge driven world, science provides a passport to modernity, a guarantee that every human being has a right for better living and above all a sacred path on which all endeavors of a creative human mind can be achieved. After my high school I decided to take science as my stream of

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Megan R.

70 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Megan R.

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I have taught over 500 students how to paint! Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.

About Megan

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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Sandy C.
I loved it it was challenging
Jeremy F.
Megan is a wonderful instructor with a friendly, nurturing attitude to help students learn their goals. She possesses a strong knowledge in surrealistic and realistic art and my time with her has been nothing but positive.
Barbara
I learned about the composition of various paints, how to paint with water plus color and how to mix paints. In previous classes, I was not taught this Megan explains clearly. She will have you paint along with her to create a picture that demonstrates each lesson. For a virtual lesson, it was done well
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Danil G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Russian, Hebrew, English
  • Awarded ​Walter Rogalski Endowed Scholarship from Rogalsky Foundation
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Danil G.

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I have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I can teach a total beginner and I can guarantee the profound change in his skill level (regardless of his age), after 2 months of the attentive following of my instructions. I like to watch the progress of my student and this is what brings me the best satisfaction in my occupation.
I think that every human being is unique with his own unique way of thinking and perception of the common things. When teaching, I believe in dialogue, for this reason, I never record my lessons on video, except for the promotional needs. I like to meet new students, to understand their way of thinking and to invent the individual teaching approach or methodology for each one of them.

About Danil

I am an academically trained professional artist with the overall working experience of about 20 years and an impressive record of exhibitions (two of them are museum one-man shows) in the USA and abroad. I am teaching in three languages: ENGLISH, HEBREW and RUSSIAN, representational, realist, i

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Wes
I haven’t expected such a strong impact on me. Danil changed my perception of the drawing. His explanations are clear and interesting. Now I am really involved into learning and improving my technics!
Erin Vasquez
Great, passionate teacher
Ira Polubesova
I was very lucky to take private lessons with Danil - after only a few of them I had a clear systematic approach to my drawing process. I very much appreciate analytical way of work in art, and that’s what Danil was doing greatly : he sharpens the tools while keeping your individuality. Highly recommended!

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Average Cost of Acrylic Painting Lessons in Grand Rapids, MI

The average cost of 60-minute acrylic painting lessons in Grand Rapids is $83. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $122 per hour.
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"Sophia said, You are the best art teacher I’ve ever had!” She is excited for future lessons."
Sophia
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"She is a kind teacher and my 10 yo daughter likes her."
Aiyanna
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"She’s very good at explaining and showing things step by step. I can easily understand what she is showing me and how to draw it out."
Paige
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"My lesson with Sharon was a fantastic start. I'm not entirely new to art but I am fairly new to acrylic painting. She tailored our first lesson to start me with a solid foundation. Very excited to set up my next lesson!

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Carl
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Deepali was a great instructor. She was able to guide a group of 40 of us in a quick 30 minute paint session. She was patient, enthusiastic and extremely helpful!"
Peravina
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"Sharon is an excellent instructor. She teaches a logical approach color theory through a series of assignments requiring a progression of limited color combinations. She emphasizes the importance of developing light and shadow to create and activate form. Anyone who wants to excel at painting will profit from her expertise."
Dr. Mike
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"I held a virtual team painting event and invited Sharon to be our tutor. My team has a tight budget, but Sharon managed to fit the painting kit under the budget & the paint was high quality! She also made a video helping us prepare for the painting event: how to stain the palette, how to wash the brushes and how to coat the canvas.

In the painting event, we had a large group (~15 people), so it’s very difficult to coordinate. People had different questions every 5 mins, or people asked the same questions, or you had to wait for other people. Sharon was very patient to answer everyone’s questions. We even went overtime but Sharon was very nice that she continued finishing the painting with us.

All my teammates produced very nice paintings! Majority of them have never painted before, but they created beautiful paintings under Sharon’s guidance. Thank you Sharon!"
Huan
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Stephanie is incredible!! I came to her with damaged vocal chords and she trained and taught me how to sing properly. Amazing amazing teacher!!!!!!!"
Nicole
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Stephanie H.
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"By far, the best instruction I ever had in acrylic painting!! Joe is so talented and easy to follow. He gave precise directions and took the time to explain every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)"
Jay
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Hilda was awesome and worked out great goals for me. She taught slow and steady which was perfect. Thanks Hilda!"
Tracy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Hilda R.
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