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About Deron C.

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San Diego, CA
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Learn how to render what you want to illustrate. Draw what you see.

About Deron
I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, The Museum of the Living Artist, The San Diego Art Department, Sanctuary Gallery, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery. I have just started to show in other cities, most recently at the Rialto Theater in Corpus Christi, Texas and The Nico Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Along with my painting career, I have created children’s book and magazine illustrations, done graphic design work, and taught others how to express themselves creatively through art. I have been creating curricula for children’s art programs and teaching them. I also have been te
aching adults how to paint at the San Diego Art Department for the past 10 years and, in the past two years, with Painting &Vino.

Through my decade of teaching painting, I have honed a teaching style that encourages students to balance creativity and imagination with technique and skill. I strive to help students discover a process in which they are able to express themselves creatively while also teaching paint application techniques, color theory and the Elements and Principles of design. I am often in front of 50+ people at a time presenting my painting techniques within a limited amount of time.

I look forward to coaching you whether you're someone who hasn't painted since you were a kid or you're a seasoned painter who just needs a little help, encouragement or direction.

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Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
-Color theory
-The Elements & Principles of Design and how to use them
-The Creative Process
-Creating a Composition When You Don't Know What to Paint
-Creating a Painting Using a Photo as a Reference
-Glazing
-Oil vs. Acrylic Paints
-Advice for Artists with Works-In-Process

I am happy to teach a student anything s/he wants to explore within the realm of painting.
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Zaki February 2, 2019
· Illustration · Online
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
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Nancy October 29, 2018
· Painting · In studio
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
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Luke K. August 8, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
patient, bringing up constructive suggestions
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Deron C.

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About Sylvia B.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Sylvia
I am a very patient, focused tutor who provides tutoring and applied coaching in: Social Sciences, Language Arts, law, Research and Writing skills, Art, Aviation, Nutrition, and Fitness/Exercise/ Yoga.

In all these areas, I have 5 years to 15 years experience.
I have law and research, policy analyst experience of 15 to 20 years, working with Indian Tribes and attorneys on a contract basis.
I substituted for 15 years part-time and tutored for 5 years.
I can tutor adolescent to elderly, in school or not (privately).

I do have a Background Check through my Membership and certification as a Notary Signing Agent with NNA (see below).
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Hope February 24, 2016
· Nutrition · In studio
Sylvia is awesome and very knowledgeable in nutrition... I highly recommend her...
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Sylvia B.

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About Andrea O.

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Phoenix, AZ
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The lessons will be based on the skill level of the student. We will paint from observation as well as from photographs. Art History will be incorporated and we will study the paintings of the masters. In the students paintings, focus will be on perspective, color, composition, and accuracy in proportions.

About Andrea
I have been teaching art to all ages and levels for 10 years. I have a lesson plan to suit your needs and desires!

Although I do not have a background check through take lessons.com, I do have an IVP fingerprint card. My background has been cleared for teaching.
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Charles June 30, 2019
· Painting · In home
Her years of experience show in the lessons. Very easy to follow and learn. Great instructor!
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Colleen June 23, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Extremely talented artist...she’s the best!
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Lindsay June 19, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In home
I took in home art classes from Andie with my mom. My mom wanted to brush up on her skill set and I was starting from scratch. Andie was able to accommodate both our skill levels. Extremely talented and patient. Highly recommend taking classes. In home classes make the experience homey and really individualized.
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Andrea O.

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About Emily S.

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I can teach students at all levels, from learning basic composition and drawing to creating full-fledged comics or paintings. I can also help with (college) portfolio preparation.

Whatever the student's goals in illustration, I will help achieve!

As a professional illustrator, I've worked for Disney Research in Pittsburgh and have been illustrating for clients as a freelance artist. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts.

About Emily
I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love contributing to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn.

I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D hand-drawn frame-by-frame digital animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). Many of my drawing/animation students have been interested in drawing/animating animals, especially furry/anthro memes. I've helped students complete tiny looping animations, creating memes as well as short films.

My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge,
skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them.

I'm capable of a large range of improvements, from goals as hobbyists to more professional goals. I have successfully helped students get admitted into their desired art schools through portfolio preparation, as well as helped artists get their first gigs as freelancers. I can serve as a mentor for an artist's early years as a contractor.

Lessons are taught through Google Hangouts video calls where I always share my screen to clearly show my demonstrations in real time. Students may also share their screens if they are working digitally. If students work on paper, they may take phone pics and message/email them to me during class, or hold up their work on the webcam if it's high enough quality.

Thank you for your interest!
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Tom N. September 9, 2019
· Drawing · Online
My son really enjoys the lessons from Emily!
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Hollie H. August 7, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Emily is a patient, compassionate and gifted teacher and this is only my first class with her. I am looking forward to working with her and hope to improve my drawing skills.
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Joelle J. August 5, 2019
· Animation · Online
This was my first introduction to animation. Emily was great! She was patient, and very knowledgeable. She taught me how to use my software and showed me different techniques I could do. Planning on taking a couple more classes
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About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY

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We will cover the process of conceptualizing and idea and bringing it to life using typical fine art processes with various mediums as well as explore digital process to fascilitate the workflow and process of developing an idea.

About Giuseppe
Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.
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Paul July 20, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks
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YUSI Z. June 1, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Deborah May 27, 2019
· Photography · Online
Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!
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Giuseppe B.

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About Sylvia L.

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New York, NY
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Experienced fashion designer and illustrator of 9 years available to teach eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I adjust and build my lesson structure so students learn what they are interested in and want to learn, while building strong foundations of basic sketching in different mediums such as pencil, ink, paint, charcoal and mixed media. The subject of illustration can be catered to whatever the student's interest is in.

About Sylvia
Hello! My name is Sylvia and I'm here to help you learn a new skill or master it to a new level! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, at the public library, and online. I have loved helping my students with education classes such as mathematics, english, science, dancing salsa and cha cha, painting, illustrating fashion, sewing, computer coding, playing the violin, to personal training.

I have always had many interests and luckily I worked hard at them with great teachers to achieve great levels. I went to University of New South Wales and earned a degree in Software Engineering in 2003, and also Sydney TAFE to earn a Fashion Design degree in 2009.

I'm a friendly and understanding person and my teaching style is patient, motivating, and positive. I believe everyone
can achieve what they want with the right mindset and the right opportunity. My aim is to help you reach your goals and make you feel accomplished!
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Jessan M. December 16, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Sylvia was excellent! I came to her class with very little knowledge of the subject but she was patient and taught me step by step on the topics I wanna learn. She was very knowledgeable of Adobe software, professional and very understanding of my schedule. I am confident now on using the program after our classes. I highly recommend her! Thanks Sylvia!
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Michelle August 14, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · In studio
Sylvia was patient , knowledgeable and kind! I really appreciated her help in even trouble shooting how to approach my project.
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anat August 13, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · In studio
Very sweet and knowledgeable. Dove right into it! I believe I have great tools to move forward
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Sylvia L.

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About Victoria E.

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Boston, MA
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Students can expect to learn technical drawing as well as character and environment design.

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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Mark September 10, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Great teacher! Saw myself getting a lot better after each lesson
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Janice August 3, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Great teacher! She was very patient with me and with every lesson, I saw myself improving. I only participated in group classes before and having a teacher tailor each lesson to my level made such a huge difference. She really knows how to break down complicated things to make them easier to draw.
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Victoria E.

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About Emily C.

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Saratoga Springs, NY

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From character design and comic book layouts, to illustrating full on scenery and stories, I've got you covered. Learn how to create interesting and dynamic compositions with expert color choices using various traditional mediums I provide for in-home lessons such as watercolors, alcohol ink markers, colored pencils, and fine line ink pens. I can also teach you to use digital media using Photoshop, Clip Studio, or any tablet-based drawing programs (student must have their own software/hardware for in-home visits or online lessons). I'm also happy to provide lessons with gouache, acrylics, or oils (student must have their own paints and supplies for these mediums).

Styles I teach range from realistic to cartoony, from Western animation/comics to Japanese Anime/manga with a heavy focus on figure drawing, backgrounds, and perspective.

About Emily
Greetings! Do you love to draw or paint either digitally or with traditional mediums? Do you or your kids love cartoons, anime/manga, or comics? How about figure drawing, or lovely nature landscapes? Drawing animals perhaps? How about portraits? Well, if you answered 'yes!' to any of these, then I'm the art teacher for you.

My name is Emily Cammisa, and I follow Bob Ross's philosophy that art is a pursued interest, and anyone who has that invested interest and willingness to practice the craft can get good at it. I've helped people of all ages go from saying "I can't even draw a stick figure!" to "I can't believe I did that!" as they proudly show me their work. I have a bachelor's degree in fine art from Skidmore College and 10 years experience with freelance illustration work and teaching. My goal is to share my love of art with you
and build your artistic skill level to wherever you want it to be. Whether it's just a hobby, or a potential career for you, I'm here to help.

What age groups do I teach, you ask? Well, I love teaching kids 5+ and adults alike how to draw and color like a professional artist. I also specialize in teaching people with autism. There's no better therapy than art; it truly is food for the soul. I also make my lessons very affordable and convenient by traveling to my student's homes with all the art supplies every week; rain, snow, or shine. I also teach at the College of Saint Rose every July, so I'm great with large groups in addition to doing private lessons.

Sound good? Great! Let's get drawing and painting. I look forward to bringing out the creativity in you (or your kids!)
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Marianne March 31, 2019
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Emily works with my son developing his drawing skills before he leaves for college to study digital animation. He really needed to work on illustration skills and Emily has been amazing! I can’t believe how quickly his skills are improving!! But more importantly to me is that my son enjoys the lessons. He is very comfortable working with Emily and his confidence has grown in the process! I can not speak highly enough about Emily as a teacher!! She has a very calm and supportive approach which is perfect for my son. My son does not drive so it is really convenient that she is willing to travel to my house for lessons!
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Kaleb March 30, 2019
· Illustration · In home
I found the class very helpful and enjoyable. I've made a lot of progress and it really helps that it's one on one.
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Molly March 27, 2019
· Drawing · In home
My daughter first met Emily through a summer camp that she participated in. She came home excited and told me that we HAD TO take lessons from her! She has been taking drawing lessons from Emily for the past year and has grown so much in skill! Emily is a patient, kind and caring teacher. She really has a wonderful way of connecting with her students and is supportive of their art style. I would highly recommend Emily!
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About Lauren R.

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Wenonah, NJ
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Do you want to learn how to be an illustrator!? I'm a professional artist and designer who works at a children's toy company. I have taught painting, drawing, knitting, and so many creative hobbies. If you want to learn how to design your own skateboard deck or illustrate a children's book... you've come to the right place! :)

About Lauren
I am an artist and a designer.
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Lauren R.

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About Olivia E.

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Make your drawings stand out and learn how to master color pencils, markers and watercolor in your art.

You will be learning how to add depth, sparkle and magic and surprise yourself and others with your progress.

I love seeing my students developing new skills and most of all I love teaching them how to correctly see things and translate that into their illustrations.

I have 6+ years in fashion/beauty and lifestyles illustrations and some of my past customers include Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, David Yurman and Sephora to name but a few.

I am looking forward to be working with you and see your skills progress everyday . It’s up to you if it will be “one day” or “day one” :)

About Olivia
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My name is Olivia , a US based fashion/lifestyle and beauty illustrator.

I started drawing when I was 6 years old and as I got older I realized that there is nothing more that I want to do than illustrate and create art .

Most of my work evolves around high end fashion, lifestyle and beauty and I would love to share my knowledge with someone who is as passionate as I am about this subject.

You will be learning how to add depth, sparkle and magic and surprise yourself and others with your progress.

I love seeing my students developing new skills and most of all I love teaching them how to correctly see things and translate that into their illustrations.

I have 6+ years in fashion/beauty and lifestyles illustrations and some of my past customers include Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, David Yurman and Sephora to name but
a few.

I am looking forward to be working with you and see your skills progress everyday . It’s up to you if it will be “one day” or “day one” :)
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Olivia E.

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$92 / 30-min

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