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About Kerstin R.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Kerstin
I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic experiences for elementary and middle school kids. My own research was about “Creative Insight in Practice" and "Acquiring English as a Second Language and Developing Self-Esteem through the Idiom of Art". I have more than a two decades-long experience in painting, drawing, printmaking and installation work.The images I use in my work are mostly based on self-made or collected photos or drawings from nature combined with literature or self-made phrases. I use digital tools in order to layer text, photos and drawings and combine them to a new work.
Photo and text based collages will often merge into drawings or watercolors and these are the starting point for my large scale oil paintings.
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Illia K. January 10, 2016
· German · In home
We really love our lessons with Kerstin. She is terrific.
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Kristina W. January 5, 2015
· German · In home
Kerstin has been teaching German to both my kids for the past several years. Their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation has improved dramatically. Kerstin has done a tremendous job tailoring her lessons to the different needs and learning preferences my children who very much appreciated this tailored approach. Most recently, Kerstin helped to prepare my oldest daughter for her German SAT subject test with outstanding results. I can highly recommend her.
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Patrick S. December 21, 2014
· German · In home
Kerstin has been a great teacher for my two sons. Kerstin always made an special effort to provide teaching material that was not only age appropriate and appropriate for their level of proficiency, but was also tailored to their particular interests. Her teaching style is methodical, while also casual and interactive, and thus well suited to provide a positive learning experience, particularly for children and adolescents. Both my children have benefited greatly from her teaching and I would recommend her highly.
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Kerstin R.

Kerstin R.

Brooklyn, NY 11249
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About Joe S.

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Ridgewood, NY
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About Joe
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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Phaedra April 18, 2017
· Drawing · In home
He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!
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Chris March 22, 2017
· Graffiti · In home
Joe was very thorough in his explanations on the Hittite and art of graffiti! Had a great time during the session!
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deborra-lee October 18, 2016
· Painting · In home
LOVE the way he jumped straight in and hit all the basics ... covering paintbrushes and the COLOR WHEEL,
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Joe S.

Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$85 / 60-min

About Scott D.

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Port Chester, NY
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About Scott
Although beginning my professional life in the Information Technology industry for nearly 10 years with a degree in Computer Science, for the past 8 years I have been working as a professional photographer shooting everything from Portraiture to large scale commercial projects.

Photographing people however, has always been my passion. My work has been featured in many national photography competitions, as well as being published in magazines including Lucky, InStyle and Westchester Magazine.

I also facilitate and teach photography workshops on a variety of topics for beginners all the way through advanced artists. My photo studio also provides mentoring services to up and coming photographers to help focus their artistic vision and keep their technical skills razor sharp.

I'm also available for computer tutoring as well to improv
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Leslie July 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
the lesson was really great. Scott has a way of making complicated information easy to understand. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson. I highly recommend Scott.
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Ryan Thomas September 21, 2016
· Photography · In home
Stellar!!
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Scott D.

Scott D.

Port Chester, NY 10573
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$75 / 30-min

About Jonny H.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Jonny
I know how hard it is to find meaningful drawing and painting instruction that gives positive results, and that's why I'm so passionate about helping other people develop their natural talent and achieve their potential. I will help you train your eye, as well as your mind and your hand, so that you have to ability to create whatever it is that you wish to create. Whether you want to develop a portfolio to help you get into a school or get hired for a certain job, or you've already been to school but were unhappy with the education you received, you just want to tighten up your skills, or you just want to try something new, I look forward to working together to help you achieve your goals.

I have a Master's degree in painting, but I specialize in both drawing and painting. I've been trained in both academic realism and contemporary ill
ustrative techniques, and everything in between.
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Jonny H.

Jonny H.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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$35 / 30-min

About Alexander K.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Alexander
My current teaching focus is helping to enable young people to develop confidence, self-direction and self-reliance in their life's work by unleashing their creativity in various subjects while offering them new skills and techniques.

I have been enthusiastically teaching for over twenty-five years, generally in the fields of fine art and web development. Previously, I founded an alternative K-12 school in New Jersey, co-founded a Brooklyn based summer camp, and most recently, co-founded play:groundNYC, a junkyard playground for children on Governors Island in New York City, where children are self-directed in their play with an array of junk materials for uninhibited play and discovery.

I am a certified New York State art teacher, have taught K-12, college, graduate, and continuing education. I have a Masters in Fine Art from Pars
ons School of Design, The New School University and a Bachelors of Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
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Kit September 22, 2017
· Painting · In home
Wonderful first lesson from Alexander! The child is very excited for the Mondays' afternoons!
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Devi K. June 2, 2017
· Painting · In studio
Alex is kind and patient. He is always well prepared, explains things clearly and makes an effort to come up with new activities. We're glad we found a teacher so close to home and we feel lucky. My daughter looks forward to every class. Sometimes Alex's sons join the lesson. They are lovely - my daughter really enjoys their company and I'm glad that she has both individual instruction as well as the chance to work with his kids.
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Subha May 7, 2017
· Web Design · Online
Alex is an amazing teacher who explains things very clearly and gives plenty of examples so any beginner in Web Design can follow along easily and implement those concepts in their own websites.
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Alexander K.

Alexander K.

Brooklyn, NY 11205
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About Christopher F.

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Ridgewood, NY

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My strengths and skills lie in my work ethic. I teach with the same passion regardless of the pupil, but a completely unique style depending on how the student responds. I have been teaching software since I was very young, it has always just come intuitively to me. That being said, there are infinite learning styles, everyone's brain chemistry is a little bit different, so I adapt accordingly. A lot of this software and technical knowledge is difficult and tedious, and there are often many different means to the same end, but my teaching style is thorough and simplistic, and I will always explain things in a way that is cohesive to the student's learning process.
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Nancy July 18, 2017
· Photography · In home
I have worked with Chris on a number of photo editing projects and I have been guided through the process with ease. He has done professional product photo shoots for my business and edited images prior to posting to an e-commerce website and has the eye, layout and technical ability to produce stellar results. When I am in need of direction on how to get the most out of images I use for print or online applications, he is my "go to" person for guidance.
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David July 18, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Chris was patient and extremely helpful in guiding me through the challenges of an unfamiliar program. His straight-forward approach and explainations are extremely easy to follow and remember!
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Alexandra July 17, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Chris is so nice and so thorough when explaining techniques. He is respectful and mindful of my skill set/speed. Never rushes through anything.
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Christopher F.

Christopher F.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$100 / 30-min

About Gabriela N.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Gabriela
I started the Art carer when I was 8 years old! I started drawing cartoons and fine art work masterpieces because I love it and I could understand it. I actively took a variety of workshop being a teen age to adulthood.

In 2010 I graduated from University of Puerto Rico from the Fine Art Department with the opportunity to do an Art in Residence in my last graduating year. Luckily to me I started running a professional workshop since this times. Under this program we got the amazing opportunity to go as far as our creativity allows. There were no limits, from sculpture, to paintings, to installations, to drawings.

After graduation I continue studies research in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the Polytechnic University of Spain. Studding abroad, I got the opportunity to meet international perspectives on the Arts
. Historical research and the chemistry of art supplies where my new deed. I got involve in multiple antiques preservation projects under the direction of multiple professionals of the field in Spain, San Francisco, and New York.

I started teaching professionally in 2013, after my Master's was accomplished. I have being working with people all ages. Mostly I do free lance adult courses and during day time, I teach children ages 9 to 11 at school art education programs. At the present moment I live in New York. I run 2 painting workshops and work part time at Split Level Gallery. I keep myself pretty active on the arts, always with a very positive perspective.

If is good, is possible!
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Lillyam C. August 11, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Excellent teacher
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yuval July 16, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In studio
Great coordination, flexibility, quality, connection, attitude
Wonderful experience
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Gabriela N.

Gabriela N.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$84 / 60-min

About Erica J.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hi All!

My name is Erica Jensen. I've studied the Visual Arts from third grade to college- about 14 years of experience-. I have been asked quite frequently to teach and share my knowledge with the masses; through either youtube or for personal classes, and I only recently have taken that advice and decided to share what I know. Only up until recently, did I think that what I had to offer wasn't anything anyone else couldn't get from somone else; UNTIL- I decided to help out a very close friend of mine with a college project and what she told me really struck home. She said, " You made me feel like I can do anything, no matter the end product. Even though you encouraged me to keep practicing to ensure my result would progress; what I took away from you helping me, moreso than anything, was the ability to make me feel like nothing matt
ers besides how I FEEL. Which created a farr better product than I ever thought it would be.."

That just reassured me that my philosphy on Drawing and Painting may be similar to others but still is MY OWN. And I should've thought of it that way from the beginning because, I believe whole heartedly that everyone's expression is unique no matter what! What's yours is yours, and what's mine is mine. And I would encourage you to OWN IT at every moment because that's the truth behind ALL ARTIST- We decided to OWN IT and let our expressions blossom to unimaginable heights.
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Erica J.

Erica J.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$50 / 30-min

About Sandra S.

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Long Island City, NY

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About Sandra
Hello everyone!!! I'm a happy-go-lucky lady from Los Angeles, California. I've been studying traditional and classical art ever since I was a young girl, and found myself frustrated throughout the years trying to find like-minded people who value and prioritize the Academic Art method that the Old Masters of the past have gone through to become as great as they were (William A. Bouguereau, Eugene Delacroix and John Singer Sargent, to name a few). This led me to venture out into New York City and pursue my higher education there. As challenging as it was to keep my head above water with money and culture shock, I finally graduated four years later in the spring of 2017.

My goals now are to help other artists gain knowledge in attaining the highest possible accuracy in the foundations of drawing and painting, and ensure that they receive
a classical realist education that I desperately yearned for in my past. I consider myself boundlessly generous with my knowledge and passionate to share what I know with the world. I hope to meet you all, and thanks for reading!
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Sandra S.

Sandra S.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$42 / 30-min

About Dan B.

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Long Island City, NY
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I love drawing and painting and do so constantly. I have been making drawings since I was a kid and I am currently in my second year studying at the Grand Central Atelier in Queens, NY. I would like to share my knowledge and curiosity for the world with new students. Through a series of simple and fun exercises involving visual problem solving, observation, research, and analysis, I can help you learn to draw the world as you see and imagine it.
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Dan B.

Dan B.

Long Island City, NY 11101
starting at
$39 / 30-min

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