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Danil G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Hebrew, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • MFA Painting/Drawing from Pratt Institute
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Danil G.

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I have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I can teach a total beginner and I guarantee a profound change in terms of his skill level after 2 months of an attentive following of my instructions. I like to watch the progress of my student and this is what brings me the best satisfaction in my occupation.
I think that every human being is unique with his own unique way of thinking and perception of common things. When teaching, I believe in dialogue, for this reason, I never record my lessons on video, except for the promotional needs. I like to meet new students, to understand their way of thinking and to invent the individual teaching approach or methodology for each one of them.

About Danil

I am an academically trained professional artist with the overall working experience of about 20 years and an impressive record of exhibitions (two of them are museum one-man shows) in the USA and abroad. I am teaching in three languages: ENGLISH, HEBREW and RUSSIAN, representational, realist,

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Wes
I haven’t expected such a strong impact on me. Danil changed my perception of the drawing. His explanations are clear and interesting. Now I am really involved into learning and improving my technics!
Erin Vasquez
Great, passionate teacher
Ira Polubesova
I was very lucky to take private lessons with Danil - after only a few of them I had a clear systematic approach to my drawing process. I very much appreciate analytical way of work in art, and that’s what Danil was doing greatly : he sharpens the tools while keeping your individuality. Highly recommended!
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Deron C.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
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Deron C.

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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with it for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. Paint what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life.

If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, Th

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Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
Joe
Strong recommendation for Deron. I had a 2 hr lesson where I had specific things I wanted to do and learn, and he delivered. Very flexible in the lesson, and great instruction!
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Melissa M.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

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Jennifer A.
Melissa really knows her stuff and she's a fun teacher. Highly recommend!
Jennifer A.
Mattias
Great first lesson. My son really enjoyed it.

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John D.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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John D.

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Many people think they can't draw. I used to be one of them. Now, I know that everyone can draw, they just need to learn how to translate what they see into an image. We will start with contour, move into gesture, create the illusion of 3D form using value and color, composition and even create the illusion of space. We will use a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, pastels (oil and chalk) and even use paint. It's really lots of fun!

About John

Hello! My name is John and I can teach you to draw and paint. I am high energy, funnier than all get out, yet have a serious love of art. Let's explore not just the technical side of drawing/painting, but let's help you discover how to express your creative self!

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Damion
Absolutely fantastic! John was amazing with my son, asked him what he wanted to learn and then started to show him different ways to help his technique. High recommend John!
Byron
John was a very patient and helpful instructor. Two of the participants had no water color experience and he provided them with a good understanding of the concepts as well as providing most helpful examples of how to actually do water colors. Will definitely ask John for a follow up session if we return to Las Vegas in the future.
Beth W.
Love the way that he started in the right position for me. The class flowed very Lacey and he's a very nice man
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Galina M.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Masters of Fne Arts from Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
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Galina M.

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There is a complexity in the teaching of art that includes giving students the knowledge of different techniques in art, as well as teaching the process of creating, and the process of finding their own way in painting. Teaching art, for me, is not only a pleasure, but also a wonderful way to exchange my personal vision of life with my students.
I have 15 years of teaching experience in my studio and high education levels. I am a working artist myself and know the steps my students could take to study painting and express themselves in Art. The students will learn the elemental composition, color theory, use of brushes, different techniques, and movement in painting.
I teach beginners to intermediate artist in my studio and online.

About Galina

I was born in a time of the Soviet Union. I paint in oil and pastel for the last 25 years. I have been teaching private students and college classes. I had no formal art education in Ukraine. Russian Art History was part of my education in History at the University of Ukraine. The most influen

Irina L.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Master in Hospitality Management from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
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Irina L.

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Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips. Photography business- how to choose your niche and how to successfully market yourself.

About Irina

Photographers are storytellers. Are you ready to tell your personal photo story?

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Gary
Had my first lesson last night to learn about night photography. I bought myself a fancy camera (Sony A7R4) and I had no idea how to use it or what any of the buttons did other than turning it on and having it set to auto. I didn’t know the first thing about photography other than point and shoot. Irina immediately had me change my camera to manual and told me to not use auto. I loved that! Irina also told me the lesson was going to be a lot of information for a beginner such as myself wanting to learn about my photography first. Yes, it was a lot to take in but, I can say that I left my lesson with Irina feeling way more confident about how to use my camera properly and I can’t wait to have additional lessons to learn more. Now I know the 3 basic settings of Shutter, Aperture and ISO and how they affect your shots and Irina even put together a booklet for me that explains the basics of photography that includes the need to know information on how to change settings depending on photography location, lighting time of day, desired effects etc. Fantastic job Irina and I can’t wait to learn more with additional lessons.
Ahlyia L.
Great start to first lesson
Kathryn (Royal)
I lost the "joy" of photography with Irina. Technically, she knows her stuff, but her sensitivity and people skills are lacking. Barely an encouraging word. I felt degraded, nervous, and overall shitty by the end of the second lesson. Hoping for a better experience with another teacher.

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Vedha
Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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"My first lesson was yesterday. Julie is very easy to talk to, which is great for someone as introverted as I am. She is thorough in gaining an understanding of what you want to learn and gives several “homework” assignments for you to work on before your next lesson. I’m looking forward to our next session."
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Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"Jessica is really a great teacher and a nice person! She helps me from a completely beginner to finish a detailed pencil sketch portrait in 15hrs. Definitely recommended."
Jiani
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"Jessica was an excellent teacher with my 9 year old son. It is quite clear she has experience working with children - she is patient, calming and supportive. He can't wait for his next lesson!"
Jack
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"The best art teacher I've had the privilege to learn from. :)"
Chance
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Rita was great. very helpful and patient."
Marilyn
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled"
Amanda
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Very pleasant , very intuitive , and very encouraging. He cares and tries hard to accommodate and customize his teaching."
Karl
Took Photography lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Julie is very easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and her teaching style is very easy to understand."
Alex
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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