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David Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

Masking tape

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Cheryl L.
Take lessons made the right choice in selecting David to be my instructor. In a short time I have learned more than I thought was ever possible for me. He is humorous, kind, direct, knowledgeable and detailed. A wonderful teacher! I look forward to continuing with David to reach unimaginable heights-enjoying the journey immensely
Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
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Toshi M.

355 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2004
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Toshi M.

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⛩ Calm your mind and find inner peace by understanding the philosophy and art of traditional Japanese writing.
Japanese calligraphy is one of the most well-known and popular of the traditional arts of Japan. It’s called shodō (書道) in Japanese, which literally means the way of writing. Shodō has a very long history. However, it’s still practiced today and it’s a popular class in school, from elementary school to university.

🏯 Shodō is closely linked to Zen Buddhism and is influenced by its ideas and values. Japanese calligraphy goes far beyond simply writing characters or words. The key to true calligraphy is to bring the mind and soul into the work and to write with your heart, otherwise, it’s meaningless. The calligrapher only has one chance, since the brush strokes can’t be corrected. To express a deep meaning, the work must show the emotions, personality, and passion of the artist. It is also said that the way of writing is the path to enlightenment.

To write Zen calligraphy the ...

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Liam. T
I have been waiting to write this review until I attended a few lessons. Toshi is by far the BEST Japanese teacher I ever had. His level of patience is superhuman, especially if your someone who likes to take their time to digest what they learn and not feel rushed. His ability to assess your academic needs underscores his years of teaching. I have taken many Japanese classes in college and with private organizations full of native speakers, but to date, Toshi stands head and shoulders above them all. An added benefit to studying with Toshi is his working knowledge of business Japanese and social etiquette. Something I did not receive in a classroom setting. Outstanding teacher for serious students of Japanese.
Jentezen. F
The reviews of Toshi outlined a tutor who was fully devoted to the craft of teaching the Japanese language. They were accurate with their description of this amazing tutor. None of the reviews are inflated. Toshi makes the pain of the language tolerable while delivering accurate information - grammar and vocabulary. I would highly recommend him for learners at any level.
Savannah
Toshi was a great teacher! Very patient with teaching and answering all the pop culture questions I had throughout the months!
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Margot G.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks spanish, english
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Trinity College
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Margot G.

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I have several years of hands on instructional experience and a clear, patient, and easygoing manner that makes it really accessible for beginners to learn calligraphy. I practice several different lettering styles using a variety of materials and I can customize lessons to your supplies and level of experience. I have taught students ranging from ages 8 to 80!

If you’re not sure what kind of calligraphy you want to learn, please book a single 15 or 30 minute lesson and I will guide you through the different types , including necessary supplies for each option. This mini lesson can also serves as a consultation for commissioned artwork.

About Margot

Hello there! I am a professional calligrapher with 20 years of experience as a tutor, mentor, and coach. I operate my own business focused on handlettering using pointed pen, broad edge pen, brushes, paint, and chalk, as well as custom watercolor and papercut art. My undergraduate degree was in oil

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Liz
Margot is a great instructor. She has extensive knowledge and is really easy to understand and follow along with. I really enjoyed my lessons with her.
Tara
Margot is a wonderful teacher with an impressively indepth knowledge of both the history and techniques of calligraphy! It was so fun and i learned so much :)
Madeline
Margot is a wonderfully talented teacher. She is well organized and plans every class meticulously aligning the practice to the skill set of the student.
I enjoyed the classes with her on-line because she was so encouraging and focused on helping me master the basics. She was always upbeat and fun.....really important when you're learning Calligraphy.
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Dominiquie H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • School of Management from University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Dominiquie H.

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Handlettering is a freer form of calligraphy that leaves room for your own style. This class will teach you the basics and provide tools to practice and grow with.

About Dominiquie

I am a professional administrator with over 30 years of experience with various administrative software and training. I have plied my skills in real estate management, hardware/software startups, health insurance, higher education, and in service to my community and church. My creative endeavors ar

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"Margot is a great teacher. She is passionate about calligraphy and willing to work with her students to maximize their chances of success. I've learned so much about the art from her!"
Justin
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"We just loved taking lessons with Margot. We have taken multiple classes (myself with my 10 year old daughter). She has wonderful people skills. She was very prepared. She is a super teacher. She has great interpersonal skills. Kids love her too."
Ronit
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is a great instructor. She has extensive knowledge and is really easy to understand and follow along with. I really enjoyed my lessons with her."
Liz
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is a great teacher! She had a bunch of really helpful worksheets for us to practice on before we created a piece to take home. She is patient, funny, encouraging and gives super clear helpful tips. Thanks for the great class Margot!"
Lucy
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margaret is kind and patient instructor. She truly is passionate and very knowledgeable about her craft. I would recommend her to someone interested in learning calligraphy."
Jessica Plain
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"She is so patient with me."
Wendy Murray
Took Calligraphy lessons from Marsha K.
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"My daughter loves Margot’s classes. Nice learning experience and a very friendly teacher"
Albina
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Daniel was very knowledgeable, very patient with my 9 year old and taught at her pace. The environment was clean and quiet and conducive for learning. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend to anyone!"
Gianna
Took Calligraphy lessons from Daniel A.
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"Margot knows her stuff and is a great instructor!"
Angela Paolini
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot was great! Very friendly, and helpful! Looking forward to more classes with her!"
Leah
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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