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Ken G.

5 Reviews
Astoria, NY
Starting at $150
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • BFA Fine Arts with a Minor in Printmaking from Parsons School of design
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship Award from Parsons School of Design
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Ken G.

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My lessons are taught in the classical tradition, focusing on realism and aesthetics. Students are provided with the practical tools to depict light, form, space, and materiality, as well as with with the conceptual tools to compose compelling artworks that express their personal vision. I tailor my lessons to individual students’ level, from fundamentals to advanced techniques. Through working on their pieces, students learn to master shapes, values, edges, media handling and color-mixing. Advanced students focus on practical application of color theory and on composition design.

About Ken

I am a NYC-based professional artist and educator with a background in classical painting and printmaking. Imparting artistic knowledge and cultivating creativity are an inseparable part of my work, I love seeing students excel and achieve their painterly goals. Over my years of teaching I became h

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Ken is extremely talented in perceiving every student’s individual needs. When he gives feedback, it is not formulaic but actually tailored to the work I have done and the improvements I have made. This means that with each exercise completed, I am still learning new things about myself and my drawing instead of just repeating a technique brainlessly. These drawing classes have left a lasting mark on my art practice!
Inbal
Ken is the most generous teacher I know, it's a privilege to be your students:) 🙏🔥
Daniela
Ken is as passionate teaching as he is painting. He cares about getting the best of each student. I highly recommend him as a teacher!

Matthew M.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $100
  • B.S. Art Education from Hofstra University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew M.

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I am a teaching artist with 15+ years of instructional experience. As a NYS-certified art teacher and MFA recipient in painting and drawing, I am qualified to work with any age or ability level.

Whether you're a parent looking to quench your child's thirst to be creative, or an adult interested in taking your art practice to the next level, I will be able to help any student hone their skills and reach their goals.

Most importantly, I strive to instill my love for making and appreciating art in all of my students, and cater to their individual needs and skill levels through a progressive teaching model.

About Matthew

I'm an artist based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and make work that investigates the painting process. I earned a BS in art Education from Hofstra University and hold an MFA in Painting from CUNY Queens College. My work has been included in various exhibitions around the United States including Sardine

Eileen M.

27 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Individual Artist Award from The Santo Foundation
  • Art History and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College
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Eileen M.

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I am a classically trainer realist oil painter with an MFA and years of experience. I have taught at several ateliers in NYC and internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies programs. I break down the painting techniques of the Old Masters into easy to follow steps and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Also— I’m fun! Come paint with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in th

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Patrick K.
Really enjoyed my first lesson. I came away with practical knowledge that will help me make progress in this challenging medium.
Robert C.
Eileen is customizing our lessons to meet my interests and abilities. I appreciate that very much and am looking forward to future lessons.
Ghizala
I know noting about drawing and just after the first lesson I feel like I have some some sense of how to look at objects and try to draw them

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Yuliya L.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Yuliya L.

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I am a classically trained artist who works primarily in oil.
My main genre is portraiture and I have taught life drawing and portrait painting in both the UK and USA.
Would be delighted to share many years of experience and teach from foundations of painting and drawing to more complex subjects like colour theory and composition.
My studio is located in downtown Santa Barbara but I am happy to travel and teach at your home as well as teach painting landscapes outdoors.

About Yuliya

I am a classically trained artist who works primarily in oil. My main genre is portraiture and I have taught life drawing and portrait painting in both the UK and USA. I have many years of experience and teach from foundations of painting and drawing to more complex subjects like colour theory an

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Jennifer Wortham
Beautiful studio and location. Yuliya is patient, kind, and exceptionally talented. She explained everything so I could easily grasp the concepts. The experience was truely awesome.
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Sharon M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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).

With oil paint, there are some underpainting techniques to explore to get a really solid layout and to establish the values. This is an advantage to oil because it is easier to work out the values before adding color. Next, over the top, you can do a very painterly technique and have

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 nee

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Cristina
Sharon is the best art teacher I’ve ever had. She excels in explaining a concept verbally and then showing visual examples of it. With her positive and encouraging teaching style, Sharon guided me to better myself as a beginning artist. Her teaching technique is uncomplicated and easy to follow. When you take a class with her, not a single session goes by without learning something new. Without reservation, I would recommend taking an art class with Sharon.
Nancy
Sharon McNeil is a talented instructor. She is able to assist students in retaining crucial information regarding source of light, shadow placement and overall composition. She is skilled at color mixing. In our classes she set up large still life arrangements at the center of the room that were our focus. She provided painting demonstrations that helped put theory into action. A good teacher.
Ty
Sharon is a fantastic teacher. She has a great eye for drawing and painting, and helped encourage me when I needed to push my art. I would highly reccomend any aspiring artist take her classes. She is patience, sweet, and incredibly intuitive.

Andrea O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • BFA-Painting from Moore College of Art and Design
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded MCAD Presidential Scholarship from Moore College of Art and Design
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Andrea O.

4 Reviews
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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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Sandy
I'm just a moderately able artist. Andrea knew how to break down the process and make all of my projects better than I have ever done myself. She's the best!
Charles
Her years of experience show in the lessons. Very easy to follow and learn. Great instructor!
Colleen
Extremely talented artist...she’s the best!

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Average Cost of Oil Painting Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Brooklyn is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $200 per hour.
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"I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it."
Parri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Eileen is customizing our lessons to meet my interests and abilities. I appreciate that very much and am looking forward to future lessons."
Robert
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Eileen is an amazing teacher! I learned so much from her. She's patient, fun and a brilliant instructor. I had such a great time taking her class, and wholeheartedly recommend her to students of all experience levels."
Dave
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"I have been taking lessons with Kai for a few months. Kai is an excellent teacher and an exceptional artist. I have been enjoying these classes."
Nish
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"I’ve been working with Eileen online for awhile now and it’s been really great. I’ve learned so much from her techniques and her tips about my palette and brushes. I’ve learned a lot just by watching but her comments to me have really helped my painting progress much faster."
Eduardo
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Ken is by far the most talented young oil painter I have seen. His skills with a brush and his background in classical painting exceeds that of anyone his age, and many his senior! Ken has a ton of patience which lends itself greatly in a student/teacher setting, while being very good at communicating his techniques and methods. One of a kind!"
Simen Meyer
Took Oil Painting lessons from Ken G.
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"Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄"
Chris
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"I learned more in five sessions with Kai than in a whole semester at MICA"
Mary
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"Super nice and helpful ! So interesting and so much fun ! I’m looking forward to the next lesson , and ultimately learning to paint in oils with Eileen’s guidance !"
Andrea
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"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."
Lilly
Took Oil Painting lessons from Brendan L.
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