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Megan R.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Megan R.

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Online art lessons are a great way to learn easily from where ever you are! You can also get feedback/advice on your art work by selecting a 30 minute critique. If you would like some home work to help you improve quickly I can also send an email after class with instruction.

I have taught over 500 students how to paint and have the education and experience to help you. Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in classical painting methods, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.

About Megan

I have taught over 500 beginners how to paint. I have also helped young artist build their portfolio and professional artist get ready for art shows. You might be a beginner, want a creative hobby or coming back to art after a long break - I have the education and experience to help you. Thanks for

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Lee
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!
Jacqueline
We had a basic first lesson in atmospheric perspective and painted a mountain landscape. Lesson was excellent!
Laurent
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Roya M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Speaks english, Farsi
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Roya M.

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I love teaching. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Darya
Roya is Amazing!!!! The first time I went to Roya, she asked me what exactly I wanted to learn, and really tailored my lessons to encompass all my interests and things that were important to me. She is patient, sweet, and THE BEST teacher I have ever had (that's a lot coming from an art major).

I have changed many private teachers in the last few years, and ever since I found Roya, I couldn't imagine having anyone else teach me. She is truly a golden treasure.

I have seen her teach to people of all levels, and she has been incredible with every single one of them. No matter your level, she will teach you what you want to learn.
Mani
Roya is an amazing teacher! I have no artistic talent but she was able to teach even me to draw. She’s patient kind and thoughtful and will sit with you until you have mastered everything you need to know.
Reed
Roya was very helpful and taught many new techniques that will easily be applied on my own. Would definitely recommend lessons with Roya.
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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Giuseppe B.

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As my student you will learn very important basic to intermediate foundation knowledge of the painting process. This involves Color theory, canvas preparations (wood, Canvas and other substrate choices), Brush selections, Mediums and thinning, Paint storage and reusing. We will work on transferring ideas from still life or sketch to canvas. We will cover brush stroke effects, blending, highlighting and work processes for an efficient and most importantly fun workflow.

About Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. 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

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Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks
YUSI Z.
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Eileen M.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $69
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art History and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College
  • Teaching since 2012
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Eileen M.

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I am a classically trainer realist oil painter with an MFA and years of experience. I have taught at several ateliers in NYC and internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies programs. I break down the painting techniques of the Old Masters into easy to follow steps and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Also— I’m fun! Come paint with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in th

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Ghizala
I know noting about drawing and just after the first lesson I feel like I have some some sense of how to look at objects and try to draw them
Karen
Eileen is an amazing tutor and she had been very professional and thoughtful even before the course was conducted by discussing the right material to use during the class. Her presentation is very detailed and easy to follow, she is very patient as well which made us very comfortable during the session. Definitely recommend!
Richard
Excellent lesson. Very clear and helpful.
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Emily S.

67 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Dozzi Scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
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Emily S.

67 Reviews
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I specialize in digital painting, with my strength in human portraiture and cute animals. I also create background paintings in the context of video games.

My medium of choice is primarily digital (Photoshop, but mostly GIMP).

I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half. I now work as a freelance artist, implementing my skills as a digital painter very often.

My goal is to help students improve markedly and achieve their goals in painting. I can also help students build (college) portfolios.

About Emily

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love

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Josef
Good online/remote cartooning lessons for a 12 year old. Working with his interests, while laying the foundations of technique all the same.
Hollie H.
Emily is a gifted artist and teacher. She is very patient, encouraging, and informative. I have learned a lot from her and she is helping me with my perfectionism. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for me! Thank you,
Emily.
Bryan W.
Great lesson, super professional and taught me a lot.
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David L.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David L.

25 Reviews
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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David

I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who lik

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Melissa
it may be hard at times but he teaches
good and is the BEST
Melissa
there may be setbak but hes the BEST hes nice forgiving EVRYTHING good
Melissa
I really love this class when he guides me it is like drawing a advanced wizard

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The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $167 per hour.
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"LOVE the way he jumped straight in and hit all the basics ... covering paintbrushes and the COLOR WHEEL,"
- deborra-lee
Took Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Ken is the most generous teacher I know, it's a privilege to be your students:) 🙏🔥"
- Inbal
Took Painting lessons from Ken G.
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"Took my daughter to Mrs Deepali for our first class in Painting and Drawing, with curiosity to see how she'd teach a 9 year old. Was baffled to see teh results.

My daughter has started recurring lessons with this teacher.

I like her patience, and her result oriented skills."
- Jack Rhymes
Took Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"We are happy to have found Kai on TakeLessons. Kai works with our high school junior on her portfoilio and submissions for art competitions. The weekly online lessons involve setting goals, conceptualizing, live demonstrations and live coaching. We were initially worried about the effectiveness of online lessons but it has worked out perfectly so far in the second month of lessons. Our daughter has already shown improvement in her technique, and an enthusiasm for the lessons and for the pieces she’s working on with Kai."
- Jeannie
Took Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"I worked with Margarita on a short film, ''Helena's Dream'' and her artistic skills and keen eye for details are awesome. She is an honest person and anyone working with her will be happy with the results !"
- Heloise Magny
Took Painting lessons from Margarita M.
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"I've been taking private lessons from David Lavis for six months to better my technique in portrait art. David is a great instructor who takes the time to ensure I've embraced the concepts and that I can demonstrate my understanding on the canvas. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to better their skills."
- Scott
Took Painting lessons from David L.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Tabitha. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to paint or to gain a better understanding of painting or drawing. Tabitha is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge. Her teaching style is excellent, she has a great, friendly personality & is super encouraging. I learned a lot during my first lesson & I can't wait until my next one.!"
- Donna
Took Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"She is amazing teacher and mentor. She is so helpful to me with colors and perspective . She is very good at what what she do.

Thank you so much Renata for teaching me all the wonders."
- deepti
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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"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."
- Lucy
Took Painting lessons from Marina B.
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"She help me a lot understand the perspective of objects.
she explained me step by step what l need to use for oil painting!"
- Nidia M
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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