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Larianne T.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 to 75
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Larianne T.

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With almost 10 years of experience as a professional wedding & portrait photographer, I can help new photographers learn how to operate their camera, and I can help seasoned photographers improve their portfolio and online presence.

About Larianne

Hi! I'm Larianne! I'm a wedding & portraits photographer and crochet addict :) Both my love for crochet and photographer started when I was a child. Now I am a wife and mother of two, and I have a photography business and a crochet business. I would love to help you get started, or help you get eve

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Maria
Larianne is a Great teacher and has a lot of patience.
I’ve been trying to learn how to crochet on my own and I wasn’t getting no where, so I got in contact with Larianne and she meet me at Barnes and Nobles for a crochet class. She showed me different crochet patterns and different crochet hooks. She showed me how to crochet. Thanks to her I can make different crochet items.
Larianne was very helpful and I can’t wait to see her again to see what else she can teach me.
Agnes
Larianne is a fantastic teacher. She started teaching me back in 2017, and because of her, I have my Etsy job. I make baby blankets, infinity scarfs and kids Hood Hats. My client loves the result. I had the chance to participate in many of her craft shows, and the experience was terrific. Her passion for crochet became an inspiration to me. Now I love to crochet and do many things for my daughter and me. Right now, I am working on a full-size blanket, and Larianne is helping me getting the pattern right. I wish I can show pictures. Thank you very much, Larianne.
Elise
I have purchased several crocheted items from Larianne for my family and fell in love with her vlog snippets on Instagram so when she mentioned that she’d be offering lessons, I didn’t hesitate to sign up! As a teacher, she has been incredibly patient and very supportive. In just a few lessons I was able to start a scarf for my sister’s baby girl. Thank you so much Larianne for sharing your gift with us. I’ve told all my friends that they need to sign up! :)
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Anthony G.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $63
  • Bachelor Of Fine Arts with a major in painting from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony G.

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Whatever your skill level, however fast or slow you want to go, I want to help you to become a better artist and enjoy it while you’re learning! What we cover in your lesson will be determined by your level of expertise. If you are just starting out with oils, we will discuss some important things to understand about the colors, mediums, how to set up your palette and some different ways of applying paint, etc. If you already have some experience with oil painting, we will pick up with whatever areas you would like to improve on. If you are interested in painting the human figure or portraits in particular, we can discuss some important ways to go about painting flesh tones. There are also some little known tips I want to tell you about that will be useful to artists of any skill level!

I will share with you any suggestions that I have for technique or different ways of approaching your painting that may help you with whatever areas you’re struggling with. If you would like to work

About Anthony

I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to be

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Anthony was very patient and took the time to answer all of my questions. Looking forward to future lessons and continuing to learn some advanced techniques to help me expand my abilities.
Armando Z.
Anthony is a fantastic teacher. He’s knowledgeable, patient and extremely effective and clear in his explanation of the painting process. Additionally, he is a gifted and excellent Artist. I absolutely enjoyed my first lesson with Anthony and will be taking more.
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Ruth E.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Emmy Award for the First Season of The Simpsons from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Ruth E.

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About Ruth

As an Emmy award winning animation artist with 27 years in the animation industry, I founded the non profit, EDU DESIGNS, to bring the arts back into schools. Check out my blog there for more information. I created the first Art Textbook to reference Math Standards to help teachers without an ar

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clarissa
Ruth was amazingly helpful. She was clear knowledgeable and a great communicator. She was able to solve all my issues and answer all my questions. I highly recommend her as a teacher for illustration
Claire
My 1st animation lesson with Ruthie was a BLAST! She had me share my project ideas in writing before we met so she had a sense of what I wanted to work on, and helped me clarify my vision. Even though I’m a beginner at animation, Ruthie used her expertise and wonderful teaching style to help me learn some basic skills with a new program so that I can try things on my own. I can’t wait for my next lesson! Thank you Ruthie!
Dennis G.
A gem of an instructor. Knowledgeable, pleasant and willing to teach. She first inquired what I wanted to accomplish and followed through with it. This had to be the best instructional hour I've had in Photoshop.
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Megan R.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
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Megan R.

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I have taught over 500 students how to paint. Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, 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

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical an

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Betsey H.
Great!
Lance P.
It was great she was very informative
Sigge
Very thorough and pedagogical. Had great impact on my painting.
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Sergio M.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Music Business from NJCU
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sergio M.

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I can help you get an eye for a artsy photo and make the camera your weapon

About Sergio

Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and u

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I just finished my first sax lesson with Sergio and already know my way around the frets. I appreciated that we also tied in useful information about the circle of fifths. Great teacher. Highly recommended.
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David Z.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.

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 displa

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Ren
My son enjoyed today’s lesson!
Courtney
David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!
Debby
Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist .

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The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $240 per hour.
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TakeLessons, the nation's leading private lessons provider, offers the convenience of live, online lessons, allowing you to enjoy learning from the comfort of your home, or anywhere that you have an internet connection. Search through our nationwide network of teachers and review online profiles to find the perfect teacher for you.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, a TakeLessons instructor is here to help you learn or enhance your abilities. Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, and hourly a

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