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These Visual Arts teachers are highly rated by students in the Wales Center area, including Alden, Lancaster, Colden, Crittenden and Depew.

About Jonathan "JC"

Hello! Bonjour!
I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success.
-------- QUALITY FIRST --------
Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique, therefore each student should have tailored lessons.
-------- HAPPY TEACHING --------
Teaching should be a positive and fun experience. I believe in a personalized and genuine approach. In my experience the benefits are enormous: we save a lot of time, energy, and since it is way more suited to the student, we are more efficient = happy! Hopefully Wisdom will come out of this process. All we need is a little support to all grow together.

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Photography has been my full-time job since 2003. I am a 34-year-old French-American man living and working

in Minneapolis Minnesota. I have +16 years of expertise as a professional photographer. Recent clients include Porsche Minneapolis, Taste of the NFL, Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities, and Women's Leadership Trust Forum. I will be your teacher today.

-------- WHY THE MOVE TO THE USA? --------
I am a husband and step-father who moved to Minnesota in 2015 to live with the wife Sophia and 2 kids: Blake and Samara, 16 and 14. They all are musicians or artists.

-------- MY FRENCH HERITAGE --------
From 1995 to 2002 I primarily I studied French literature, English literature, and German, and even Russian for 3 years when I was in high school in France.

I was born in France so the language is my mother's tongue. My parents are Monique and Alain, typical French names. I have an older brother (Frédéric) and a younger sister (Johanna) who lives in Québec, Canada now. I do not practice German and Russian at the moment but I am a specialist of French language. If you want to test my French here I am!

-------- LE TEST FRANÇAIS: BIEN, OU QUOI ? --------
Comme on dit en français: "quand on me cherche on me trouve !" Le français, on l'appelle aussi la langue de Molière par opposition à l'anglais qui est la langue de Shakespeare.
Le français c'est facile car il suffit de pratiquer souvent avec un bon prof' qui sait ce qu'il fait. Et voilà les amis c'est comme ça qu'on doit bien faire les choses en bonne et due forme ! Y'a pas d'secret vous pigez le truc on quoi? Si tu es d'accord dis-moi oui oui hoche de la tête mon ami ! Alors, tranquille le chat? T'inquiète biquette ? Ça roule ma poule ?

-------- MY PASSION FOR SOCIAL WORK --------
In 2015, before I moved to the USA, I was the President of nonprofit organization Association Sunyoga France, French branch of the main NPO from India called UNIVERSAL PEACE CENTRE, for scientific and spiritual research, agriculture, clothing, taking care of orphans and elderly people, with a health center and an education center.

Our 7 humanitarian programs focus on creating a Self-Dependent and Sustainable Global Family Home University. As we speak, we have people from +14 countries working together towards that goal.

I know the organization well since I have been working with them since 2012 in France, India, Serbia, and now in the USA!
I am now working on creating the American branch of the association. It is called Universal Peace Centre • SUNYOGA AMERICA.

-------- GLORIOUS CONCLUSION ABOUT TEACHING --------
Teaching is a big responsibility. Parents and teachers, it is our duty to teach the best. Let's do our best together. Thank you for your trust and friendship.

Wishing us all best success, peaceful, blissful, healthy, and enlightened life.
Merci! Gratitude.

Jonathan C.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Voted Top 5 MN Photographer by CBS News Minnesota
🇺🇸-🇫🇷 French-American
🌏Internationally published and awarded
🐣Photography Workshops Teacher/ Coach for ↪beginners ↪advanced ↪pros💯
🙌President of nonprofit organization Universal Peace Centre • Sunyoga America
👔Board Member of the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial
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January 27, 2019
Christina
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
January 17, 2019
Kelly M.
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
January 7, 2019
Leila A.
Trying to learn adobe on my own almost to push me to become alcoholic ! Since I started to take classes with Jonathan Finally starting to understand the process.
Jonathan is patient, very knowledgeable and happy person. He transform adobe in a fun activity and that is a miracle!Bravo

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About Nicole

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.
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July 3, 2017
Gloria
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.

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Alexandra B.

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About Alexandra

Hi! My name’s Alex and I’ve been a private painting teacher for a little over 2 years now. I specialize in Acrylic and Oil Expressionistic portrait and landscape painting. I love teaching all ages and all experience levels from the most advanced to complete beginners. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I look forward to meeting you!

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Alexandra B.

Angola, NY

About Amanda

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Growing up, Amanda C. always had her interests peaked when it came to anything involving design. From colors, shapes, and patterns to drafting, sketching, and final products; it’s definitely grown to be a passion. She has always approached the world with creativity to incorporate a way to study and create a more hands-on environment for a more in-depth learning experience.

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*For clarification, I teach the following: Basic Cursive, Copperplate-style Calligraphy, Hand-lettering, and Ways to Improve Your Penmanship.*

All forms of art are built from a solid foundation. That's what I primarily focus on when it comes to teaching varying ages with varying levels. My mission is to teach many different techniques and exercises for students to be comfortable and confident with their writing.
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If you are not in contact 5 minutes after your lesson has started, your lesson will automatically be canceled due to your absence. Make sure to email or text me a rescheduled date for your lesson.

[ Cancellation Policy ]
It would be great to get a message 24 hours in advance or even an hour in advance before the lesson. If you forget, I have no penalties, but make sure to message me to reschedule or completely cancel your lesson! :)
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April 19, 2019
Vanaja
Really Friendly and really mellow
April 4, 2019
Asieh bahrami
Amanda is a great instuscor.
After 3 half and hours class I can write a letters beautifully!
April 3, 2019
Asieh bahrami
She’s very professional,
Respectfull and Flexible!

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About Sheldon

I am an experienced artist that has traveled the world, learned from many teachers, observed, utilized tested techniques and have a mentality that I can always be learning. I studied art a little more than average in high school, but graduated with honors in college with several classes of studio level ceramics. During which time I began teaching other students. I loved being able to help those who were in the studio with me.

My love for art began when I was young and have always been pushing the envelope of my skills to get better, and be able to understand more complex principles of art.

As I matured in my artistry I began to develop my own styles from the many teachers I encountered and produced my own pieces that ranged a variety of genres: watercolor, acrylic, drawing, sketching, charcoal drawing, oil pastels, markers, pens, shar

pie temporary tattoos, poetry, wire sculpture, ceramic sculpture, pottery wheel, photography, plant design, bonsai, and most recently I have developed as an oil painter.

With so many avenues I have ventured down, I am thankful that I have learned to take creativity into everything I do. This especially came to true when I began to travel the world. From Europe to Asia, I have learned from different cultures and have taken that opportunity to reflect on and venture back to teach you some of my favorite techniques that I have had the privilege to learn.
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August 27, 2019
Wyatt
Best painter in the west!!! Love this man mucho, definitely recommend!
August 26, 2019
Ernesto Meza
What a pleasure it was having Sheldon come in and teach our youth! We planned a night of creativity for our youth at our church and Sheldon kindly volunteered and provided materials for our teens to have an awesome experience. He gave expert advise and technique but also embraced everyone creative side. Hope to have another night with Sheldon as our teacher. Super fun night!!
August 24, 2019
Bethann
Sheldon was highly recommended and I now see why! He came to our church’s youth night to teach us all about watercolor painting. He was patient, engaging, prepared, professional and so kind! We feel so blessed to have had him as a guest artist and look forward to having him back soon!

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About Angie

I have loved taking photos since my first photography class in high school. I have photographed many different subjects, scenes, and moments all over the world. There's a picture around every corner and the best camera you have is the one that is in your hand. My Photos have been in Diesel magazine, featured on a Nat Geo's photographers page and in recent calendar publications. I shoots a Nikon, Canon and Sony systems and has been doing classes for about 4 years with great reviews.

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About Trudy

I have been taking digital photos since 2001 but started when I first fell in love with
Photoshop. My favorite subject matter is nature but the principles of taking a decent photo will be similar for any subject matter.

I photograph large events and headshots and believe in the importance of a first impression. I learned posing techniques from working for a large national company but apply some of these principles even at events.

While I now shoot with my cell phone too, I am well versed on how to operate a professional camera (Canon) and this is what I will be teaching you.

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About Anabel

Hello fellow students!

My name is Anabel D., I am a professional photographer in Los Angeles, California. I photograph a variety of subjects, from pets to Grammy-nominated musicians, and everything in-between! I am well versed in studio photography and on-location outdoor work, and can help you learn to make the most of any location and subject matter.

Being self-taught, I believe that I have an entirely different approach to education; one that sits well with aspiring photographers, especially those that are disappointed in traditional (as in, college and university) photographic education. My teaching philosophy revolves around educating on the minimum and maximum capabilities of your gear and giving students all of the fundamental tools to create whatever image they have in their head (hence my lack of a photographic ‘niche’ in

my work. When your camera becomes an extension of your arm, your subject pool is limitless).

I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you, and making the experience fun, exciting, and inspiring. The possibilities are endless!
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Anne
"Deron is very patient. He teaches me different techniques from start of painting, to finishing touches. He is knowledgeable and can convey them clearly. H
e makes
the painting session fun and I like the interaction with him. Great teacher !!!"
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Lucas
"we had a blast at our first lesson with Jason"
Jeff
"Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learnin
g, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him."
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Monica
"Eileen is a great teacher with a lot of specific strategies for building a painting. She is very clear, personable and fun to work with. Her knowledge of
materials and techniques can help anyone advance their skills and better understand the medium."
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Karthika
"Terri has been a great teacher with my children. She elicits cooperation without being authoritarian. My kids are always asking when class is and are supe
r excited when she rings our doorbell. I can't imagine a better endorsement"
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Lynette
"Julie was able to focus (pun intended) on my specific photographic needs and interests--in this case with lessons in depth of field, composition/cropping,
lighting, and special effects (such as applying a brushstroke effect to make the result look more like a painting, or darkening the edges of a photo to better emphasize the center) for close-up subjects like leaves, flowers, and tree trunks, as well as landscapes. I learned so very much that I can apply to both my existing raw photos as well as my future photographic efforts. I am truly WOWED!"
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John
"Outstanding workshop! Dan is both a superb painter and a great teacher. He teaches painting techniques in a clear and easy-to-understand way. He shares
his experience, artistic vision and philosophy in a way that inspires you to be a better painter. Fun and enjoyable...Don't miss his workshop!!!"
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lesley
"Learned a lot during my 1st class. Great teacher!"
Amy
"Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is very organized, patient, and sweet."

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