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Megan R.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $79
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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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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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Roya M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Speaks english, Farsi
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • M.F.A from NMSU
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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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Chance
The best art teacher I've had the privilege to learn from. :)
Katrina
Roya is an incredible art teacher. I am absolutely amazed at the progress my son has made under her instruction in only a few sessions. Her classes are top notch. If you want to learn from a true master who takes the time to teach real technique, take lessons with Roya!
Sonia
I had a great abstract painting session with Roya. She had some sample pictues of the abstract art style I like. She gave me a bit of background about what it entails. I felt comfortable getting started and she gave me the direction I was looking for. Thanks!!!
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Eileen M.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $69
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Individual Artist Award from The Santo Foundation
  • 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.

66 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily S.

66 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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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.
elan
emily is an excellent teacher and very efficient and productive in the lessons. :)
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Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Third Place Performer from Torch Music Fest
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jennifer V.

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A lot of painting and learning!

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for

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Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
Lucretia
I love it
Kamali
I started getting better at math homework

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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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"Having never taken a watercolor lesson before, I did not know where to begin. Renata showed patience, expertise, and humor as she helped me acquire the materials I needed and explained the basic procedures. Her demonstrations and personal assistance were exceptional. I highly recommend her as an outstanding instructor."
- Patsy
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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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"Having a great time learning watercolor from Teresita! She's very clear with her instructions and super patient with me. She incorporates art theory into every class combined with an enjoyable exercise/piece."
- Amber
Took Painting lessons from Teresita D.
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"Our first "lesson" was more of a "get to know each other" and "painting goals" lesson in my office.

Renata has a fantastic life story and based on our mutual first interview and philosophy comparison I believe she will be an excellent teacher to help me reach my artistic goals!

I look forward to much further work and discussion with her!"
- R. E. Branch
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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"I was a beginner and really excited to learn as much as I could about painting. Eileen started me with the very basics of setting up a palette, then we moved on to monochrome paintings, and then paintings with a full palette. She taught me the process of making a painting step by step was what I really wanted to learn. Her teaching style was a fit for me because she is both patient and skillful. She helped to bring out the artist in me. I am so grateful for what I learned and have taken that knowledge and continue to grow as an artist in my spare time. What also love is that Eileen has made herself available right me and I plan to take more lessons with her soon!"
- Heather
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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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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"So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!"
- Ava
Took Painting lessons from Emilie C.
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"I have learned so much from Renata. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to paint or improve their skills. You will enjoy every moment."
- Catherine A Wilson
Took Painting lessons from Renata S.
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"She is great and caring."
- Sharad
Took Painting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!"
- Laura
Took Painting lessons from David Z.
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