"Still life is the key that unlocks the secrets to great painting. When painted with extraordinary perception and ability, objects have the potential to allegorically represent the full range of the human condition." Nelson Shanks
This still-life lessons will emphasize finding the rhythm in painting and learning when to make the shifts between balancing composition, drawing and color within a painting.
The workshop will commence from setting up a still-life and working out a composition with thumbnail sketches, then developing a color study, and then an open grisaille, the actual painting, working out the drawing issues, color development, keeping paint layers thin and even, and finding the areas where there would be more build-up of impasto and texture, and finally the last touch: removing what is not needed, and adding finishing details.
As a child of five years old I was brought by my mom to Gulyaev’s Art Studio and this famous Ukrainian artist involved me in the marvelous world of fine art.
In high-school, I participated in a federally-funded program for the Gifted and Talented in Visual Art. After graduation I won a huge competition and was admitted as a student of the Architectural department of the Kiev Architectural Civil University. In 2001, I become a student, hand-selected by the director of extraordinary Master degree program of Visual Communication, offered by Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). In master classes, we learned from each other and worked with the best illustrators: Murray Tinkelman and Cris Payne, Dave Passalaqua and Sano Kazu (Kazuhini), Bunny (Alice) Carter and Bob d’Sey, I love to learn new skills and keep learning new styles and techniques
all the time. This love has inspired my beloved students to do the same.
Really enjoyed working with Marina! She is very fun and delightful to work with
January 26, 2017
It was our first class together so part of it was organizing myself. I look forward to more classes with Marina.
October 20, 2016
I've known Marina for a very long time and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I most definitely would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a good art teacher. She is a very talented artist and has a rare ability to inspire people to be creative. Her students' paintings are awesome and always make me smile looking at them.
I've been instructing small and large groups of painters for several years both beginners and experienced. I love to see people get creative and I can help you too. I am an expert painter with works all over the world. If you're new to painting, as long you have a little artistic talent (even if undiscovered) I can teach you to paint. I can teach brush techniques and various subject matters - Abstract, impressionist, still life, portrait (intermediate only) and landscapes/seascapes and even human figures. If you'd like to learn to create digital paintings or traditional paintings, I can teach either.
I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop for several years so I know what you need to prep files for printing, photography, page layout, web and much more so that your files meet industry standards. If your a fast learner, I can go at a faster pace, if you need more time, I am fine with that too. My goal is for you to learn well, advance and put the skills I teach you to use. Then we will layer that info and move on. I'll incorporate reviewing what we worked on before in the future lessons. I want you to be able to put to practice what I teach you so that you can successfully manage on
your own in that area.
I love being outside, I love the water and get inspired by nature. I am not a camping type person but could sleep outside nightly (on a screened in porch, LOL). I love to enjoy life and want you to enjoy learning something new as well.
Nicole professionally layed out, designed, and printed the obituary of my husband using Adobe Photoshop. Her helpful, yet sensitive suggestions regarding picture arrangements on the pages of the obituary were appreciated. She was timely and easy to work with. I highly recommend her as an instructor.
Open up your world to explore color,shape, texture, and chosen themes in your on personalized painting class!
I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels.
Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that you can reach your artistic vision by growing your skills step by step.
I have a contagious enthusiasm and warmth and am interested in building relationships with students over time. My favorite thing in the world is to create a supportive environment where my students are excited to make art they love.
In addition to teaching lessons, I am a working artist, a school teacher, as well as a guest teaching artist with local organizations like camps, senior centers, and non-profits, etc.
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
March 22, 2019
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
January 10, 2019
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!
Educated in Europe, I was always inspired by my teachers and travels to continue honing my artistic skills. With practice, anybody can develop their own style, and I believe it's my duty to pass on the knowledge that was instilled in me as a young artist. Expression of one's soul in art may be sometimes stronger than words, something that psychologists have proven for years.
"Sip and paint" classes are available for groups.
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is and how grateful I am to learn from him, too. For instance, about a famous language called "esperanto", a language created in the late 19th century.
I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested studen
t who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).
I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.
I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.
I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.
I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.
I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows. My drawings, paintings and mixed media works are found in both private and corporate collections.
I enjoy how the act of art-making improves lives. If a certain subject matter moves you, then we will begin there. I emphasize craftsmanship and solid technique. My work leans towards realism. If you are interested in learning anatomy for artists, still life, landscape and generally working from life, then I would be a good fit.
My lessons take place in my studio. I have been teaching for over a decade and enjoy watching my students develo
p. Some of my best moments have been helping students build successful portfolios for entry into higher education. I look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!
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.
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, impressionist/post-impressionist, expressionist (Fauvism and Expressionism) and abstract painting and drawing with the emphasis on European tradition. I am working and teaching in different mediums, like charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, watercolour and soft/oil pastels. I have a Russian classic art education, MFA from Pratt Institute (Painting /Drawing) and about 15 years of teaching experience. Currently, I am working as a commissioned portrait artist and also performing on stage with some well-known musicians as a multimedia artist and re
al-time digital painter. As an art educator, I specialize in students of different ages and skill levels. I have developed a methodology for teaching the beginners of pre-pension or relatively late age. I believe in dialogue in education and for this reason, I never record my lessons, except for the promotional purposes. I teach online, in my studio or at a student’s home.
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!
October 19, 2019
One of the best teachers I ever had!
Highly knowledgeable and very attentive to the student's needs.
September 8, 2019
Danil is an exceptional teacher. He starts by laying the foundation. He's eloquent and inspiring.
My lessons are unique because I bring with me the experience of over 10 years as a professional visual artist, and the skill of an artist who has been collected/ has exhibited in four countries across the world!
I paint portraits in photographic realism (a.k.a. at first glance I can be mistaken as a photograph). I would love to instruct you how to paint in my style and teach you some of the tricks of the trade!
My first solo gallery art exhibit was in Brooklyn, NYC in 2015. Notable collectors of my artwork include acclaimed actress Taraji P. Henson.
I am an international visual artist with over 10 years of professional experience. My first solo gallery exhibit was in Brooklyn, NY in 2015. To date, my paintings have been exhibited/ are part of private art collections in four countries across the globe!
I paint portraits in photographic realism (a.k.a. at first glance I can be mistaken as a photograph). I look forward to teaching you how to paint in my style, as well as some tricks of the trade! ;)
I am an oil painter working towards my MFA and years of experience. I have taught at ateliers in NYC and around the country. I break down the approach of painting and break down idea development into easy to follow methods and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Come paint with me! It will be fun!
I am a painter in New York City currently enrolled in an MFA studio painting program at New York Studio School. I received her BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design (2005). My work has been exhibited in the US and internationally at PAC Marseille in Marseille, France, el patio de mi casa in Harlem, New York (2018) and Woodstock Museum, NY (2016).
I have lectured and taught workshops for The Art Students League and SUNY at New Paltz over the last five years. I love talking about art and the process of making.
I teach my students in my home studio in Harlem, New York. I'm also available to travel to my clients and work outdoors in an en Plein air setting as well. I work with artists with different skill levels and with a variety of artistic goals.
Some of the topics and concepts I regularly teach: paint handling acryli
c and oil medium, color theory, composition, depth, movement, rhythm, abstraction from life, mixed media, detachment, paint application, how to stretch canvases and safety.
"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 expla
in every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)"
"Megan was very prepared. In one hour only she walked my daughter through creating an entire acrylic paint beach scene. My daughter enjoyed it very much."
"Joe is very patient and passionate about art. He explained everything I needed to know. He showed me how to use the right paint brushes and the right colo
rs. Thank you Joe!"
"I made a last minute lesson with Megan as I panicked about a university project that I was in no way prepared for. She is a calming and professional energ
y that guides you along the first few movements. At the end of the class she summed up what the next steps would be, making sure to set me up for success. I will definitely be signing up again!"
"I had the crazy idea of gifting to the girl I like a painting of her favorite flower. She lives in Shanghai and I was flying to over from New York. The pr
oblem was that I did not know how to paint. Because I had been so busy with work, I waited until last week before my flight to take lessons. Guiseppe guided me on how to approach my project and how to mix colors. Could not have done it without his instruction. Thank you."
"Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!"
"This was my first time taking any kind of private art lesson and I am really glad to have gotten Giuseppe. He explains things in a very easy to understan
d way, and has no problem fielding questions, even if they stray from the immediate topic, which is great for my learning style. I will definitely book more lessons with Joe."
"Simply amazing art teacher! She is skilled in her expertise and has the education and professional experience to back it up. Not only that, she knows exac
tly how to cultivate an aspiring artist with both technical skills and a caring hand. With Rita's help, you'll bloom right where you're at!"
"She is great! I have learned a lot and had so much fun with her. She refreshed my mind after 17 years of not touching any brush neither doing any sketch
ing.... I highly recommend her and can't wait for her upcoming classes in her own studio!"