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Ivan F.

15 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master's degree in music from Gnesin Academy of music (Moscow)
  • Teaching since 2008
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Ivan F.

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Hello, everyone! Painting is my second passion after music. I will help to find creative images and show some techniques to embody them!

About Ivan

Hi, everyone! I'm a graduate from Gnesin Academy of Music, with Master's degree. I acquired my background in Belarus and Russia, countries with rich musical history, traditions and well established musical education. As a concert performer (accordion and piano) I have quite a big experience whi

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Peter
Thorough, patient, very friendly
Eugene
Great teacher!
Susie
It's been quite a journey in trying to find an accordion teacher and a place that rents accordions. Anyway, I found both. I found Ivan through this website and I have to say that he is great! He always gets back to me via email and he is very supportive and informative in our lessons. I think he has the positive attitude and knowledge that is crucial to being a good music teacher. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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Sylvia L.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sylvia L.

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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, in my studio and online. I have loved helping my students with education cl

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Antoine
Sylvia was great during my first session. She was very patient and understanding being that I was new to adobe illustrator. Her step by step approach was very helpful.
William
I took my first class with Sylvia this week and she is a very good teacher. She helped me learn a new skill on first class by showing me than having me do the same tasks. She is patient, straight forward in her instructions and a clear communicator. I have signed up for 3 more classes because of my first class with her
Raphael
Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation.
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Seonjung P.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • AAS Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Seonjung P.

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I have been studying drawing, design, and arts for more than 10 years. I have AAS degree in Illustration. I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. I can customize the class to individual students, and focus on quality of each class. I can teach in various style to improve a specific skill that you want to work on! I can speak Korean and English.

About Seonjung

I am a professional designer and artist. I teach students who are eager and excited to develop their skill in drawing. Everyone has an ability to draw very well even though you are a beginner, and they have their own unique style. I can work on both creative class to strengthen your style as an in

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Darlene D.
I am very happy with my drawing lessons with Seonjung. She's a good teacher and so kind. I wanted to learn digital art. She is helping me with line art, color, light, and shadowing. I look forward to my lessons.
Jake
Seonjung is the most patient, knowledgeable, and kindhearted art teacher that I have ever worked with. It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to learn from her. With Seonjung's help, my fashion sketches have gone from being very unrealistic to extremely realistic. A++ for her
Grace
She is very kind and passionate.
I’ve been taking the class for 2 month and I can actually tell that my drawings improved in such a short time.
She teaches from the very basic and that helped a lot.

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Sandra E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Awarded Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame – Member (Honoree) from Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Sandra E.

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I'm Sandra. I've worked with hundreds of photographers and designers – from beginners to the best in the business – and in print, online and video formats. I've helped them find their unique route to achieve their potential. I'm quick, honest, easy to understand. I inspire you, I show you steps and help you grow. I can certainly help with technical issues but my focus is on helping you see more – in your images, in your own ability ad in what is possible for you. In teaching college classes, my main student comment is consistent: "I will never look at anything the same way again."

About Sandra

If you want to learn to SEE and become a true photographer, Sandra is the coach to work with. Although software and hardware are certainly part of our discussions, they aren't our main focus. Software and cameras don't make pictures – you, your eye, and your experience are what make your pictures d

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Michael
There are many people out there that can teach you to snap a picture, but Sandra will help you learn the process of how to create a photograph. That is her strength, along with a gentle touch and her vast experience of working with some of the best photographers in the business. I strongly recommend you reach out to her if you wish to become a better photographer.

I had the great opportunity to work with Sandra. As my photo coach and editor, her insightful suggestions to the way I was approaching my work helped me sharpen my photographic skills and storytelling. Working with Sandra was all about honing my strengths as a photographer but also opening my eyes to other possibilities of storytelling and the craft of photography that helped me overcome my inexperience when creating a photograph.
Fred
If your pictures aren’t packin’ the impact you thought (or hoped for) when you pressed the shutter, or, if you can’t figure out how to move to the next level, contact Sandra. I did. And, working with her is a very special and helpful experience.
While working with hundreds of photographers and their images, Sandra has honed an acute ability to spot the potential in you and your pictures. At the same time, she can clearly guide you on how to improve your vision and elevate your photography in a fun, friendly and nonjudgmental way.
Fulton
Think about it this way. Sandra has had dinner with Ansel Adams. She's worked in the White House three times as a picture editor. She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize. She loves photography and she loves to look at photographs. And most importantly she loves to work with photographers regardless of their "level". You will learn about your photographs. You will learn about yourself. But don't be intimidated by her background. She is NOT one of those photography guru experts who try to motivate by tearing you down. She builds on where you are as a photographer. Instead of telling you that a photograph is no good she might tell you that "you should be doing more of this type of photograph." Whatever it costs to learn from Sandra is cheap. What you will learn is priceless.
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Jane M.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum) from Currier Museum of Art
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Jane M.

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I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Taking care of brushes. Paper selection. Painting outdoors in the open air, from photographs, or from still lifes. Using your phone to help you edit your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists.

Subject matter can include landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, color grids, and more.

Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.

About Jane

I LOVE teaching. I'm an award-winning artist and I've taught watercolor & drawing for 20+ years. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy. I've taught at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard

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Annaka H.
Jane was very knowledgeable and kind. My first lesson was wonderful, I learned a lot and enjoyed her pleasant and positive instruction style. I am looking forward to many more watercolor painting lessons with her!
Ricki S.
Terrific experience! Jane provided a well organized lesson.
Rodney

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design from San Diego State University
  • Awarded Graphic Designer from San Diego Business Hall of Fame
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Mayra N.

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OIL PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Oil Painting Supplies that every Beginning Oil Painter needs

CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING
- Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints and Mediums [brand]
- Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil paints [brand]

1. Proper Painting Brushes [I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

2. Newspaper
3. A charcoal pencil
4. A “palette”
5. Comfortable, messy clothes
6. A painter’s easel
7. Canvas (or other ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

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mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!

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"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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Took Drawing lessons from Tara S.
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"Loren is a delight! She taught me how to create a beautiful floral painting step by step. She gave enough instruction to learn proper technique but gave me enough space to allow me to be creative with my painting. I highly recommend Loren to teach you how to create beautiful acrylic paintings!"
Charissa
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Loren P.
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"Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!"
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Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"My daughter begin to like painting now. Lauren is very patience with kids."
Nirupa
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"I have known MAggie the last 7 years. She has been a big part of my daughters life as an art teacher & friend. Her patience in dealing with children is something which I have witnessed myself. Her dedication & professionalism in handling a class is beyond par. She has inspired my daughter to pursue art. I would recommend Maggie to every parent who is looking for an art instructor"
Miji
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"Had a great lesson with Megan. Got the basics of watercolor down to where I could actually paint a picture. Looking forward to seeing if I can create many more!"
Lee
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Eileen has been great to work with online, therecreally are no painting teachers in my area who have the technical knowledge to help me out so I was really stuck. We only started recently but I’m learning so much faster now."
Vikram
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"As our first lesson Moataz began by explaining the historic origin of calligraphy which was interesting and helpful. He then moved to fonts and their importance and various styles as they evolved with the specifics of basic rules of calligraphy.
He is open to my needs as a student and knowlegable and responsive to questions."
Perci
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Learned a lot in the very first lesson!"
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Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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