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Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded 1st Place in National Congressional Art Competition from US Congress
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Kai Lun Q.

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I like to take pride in making my students feel secure and knowing and seeing the improvement they make within each session. I will be handing out a materials list prior to our lessons. Most students see a huge leap in drawing within the the first lesson! Class starts out usually with me giving a 1 hour demonstration on what I expect them to do as I cover and explain my entire process and thought and calculations that goes into drawing and painting. For the rest of the class I will be besides the student as they work giving them one on one pointers and as much help and explanation as they need in order to improve. Students start out with learning how to look and draw what they observe accurately by first working on simple geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes. We then will move on to Cast studies and after a few months of studying we will start on figures and portraits.

About Kai Lun

Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you! Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines. Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Aca

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Sergei
I had a huge coincidence by having a lesson with Kai in the Bay Area. He and I have the same point of view about learning drawing that helps me to understand his tips and instructions. It is a true pleasure to be his student, I was feeling like I’m detective who’s seeking for tips and clues and try to transfer all of that onto the paper. Also he is really good by explaining how to see simple shapes and figures in every object, how to extend an imaginary line and keep angles which did and will help me to draw more consciously. Highly recommend him anyone who wants to improve its drawing and painting skill.
Antoinette
Kai is the best art teacher I ever had, he is genuine and puts his heart and soul into making sure you learn everything there is to know to be a successful artist.
Emily
Kai is an excellent instructor and has left a tramendious mark on me as both a student and an artist. Kai may be young, but he has knowledge beyond his years through skill and ambitiously being self taught he has been commended on nationally. Kai in the fall attended FACE and was recently awarded a certificate of excellence from The Portrait Society of America. I very grateful to have worked with him and been walked through his very informative and beautiful demos. Crique from Kai is wonderful and facilitates vast and constructive improvement in skill level. Would highly recommend Kai!

Alfredo E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Alfredo E.

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In my classes you can expect to learn both the basics and advanced material:
-Painting realistic skin tones, composition,using a grisaille and verdaccio, glazing, methods and materials of the Old Masters, achieving a likeness in portraiture, accurate color mixing and matching, the use and preparation of painting mediums, translating what you see or envision onto the canvas successfully and much more. I enjoy teaching people that are passionate about art, regardless of their skill level.

About Alfredo

I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.

Rita C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Printmaking and Education from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
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Rita C.

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Hi! Are you frustrated with muddy and poor color choices in your paintings, the inaccurate drawing of your subject, and overall mediocrity? I will help you overcome the fear and frustration of painting with some sound color theory and drawing methods. You can learn to apply colors that are bold and fresh. As artists who continually learn, I believe there is no wrong in exploring colors, When we continue to paint, we learn what didn't work and apply what does work. That is how we improve! The more we practice in small steps and the greater our success!

About Rita

I have been teaching and painting since 1983. I am also a professional mural artist and found that my painting improved many years after art school. I was frustrated back then and painting seemed so complicated! Is that you? I figured out, with my own research, the freedom and fun in painting. Y

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John
Rita is a terrific teacher. She is encouraging and adds real tangible value to my paintings and knowledge base. I thoroughly recommend her.
Elizabeth
Rita taught my 3 children for 3 years. She is an outstanding art teacher- very patient and sensitive to their needs in their artistic development.
Rachael
Great teacher!

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Carolyn K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Carolyn K.

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Online or In-Person Oil Painting Lessons with Las Vegas, Nevada based Carolyn Kollegger are for beginner thru intermediate level artists who have never been taught, or perhaps never mastered, a step-by-step way of approaching painting whether it be in oils or acrylics.
Carolyn has a unique, fun and easy way of interacting with students and conveying information, sure to delight students! She feels strongly that a solid, organized structure is the surest way to achieve the success of a completed work. It is the difference between artists who can become prolific and those that accomplish few pieces in their lifetime with most works becoming abandoned out of lack of an approach to completion.

About Carolyn

I am absolutely passionate about oil painting!! If you want a teacher with passion and zeal, supportive, encouraging, and kind...I'm your gal!! I really care about your success and encouraging you to remain a life long student and lover of art!

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Jen
My regular art classes were canceled due to COVID-19, but a friend knew someone who was taking some some private classes online with Carolyn and I decided to try it out. Now that I have, I think it's much better than being a single face among many! I'm improving so much with the one-on-one feedback and suggestions that I'm getting and Carolyn is such a kind, funny, and personable woman that I don't feel intimidated at all, even though my skills aren't where I'd like them to be. She's also extremely flexible with scheduling - with the shelter-in-place orders and with kids in the house 24/7, I can't always meet at the same time every session, but she lets me choose what works best for me which is another thing I don't get with regular classes. I'll definitely continue taking classes with her even after life returns to normal. Thanks Carolyn!

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design from San Diego State University
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Mayra N.

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OIL PAINTING LESSONS

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Oil Painting Supplies that every Beginning Oil Painter needs

CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING
- Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints and Mediums [brand]
- Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil paints [brand]

1. Proper Painting Brushes [I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

2. Newspaper
3. A charcoal pencil
4. A “palette”
5. Comfortable, messy clothes
6. A painter’s easel
7. Canvas (or other ...

About Mayra

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students! 30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a st

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mzia
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Elena & Erik S.
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Marilyn B.
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!
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Tori P.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tori P.

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Online Oil Painting Teacher

I teach all techniques of oil painting, from painting fast and loose to the style of the old masters'. I work with my students to identify their painting goals (I teach all levels and do not require any prior artistic experience!) and create a custom lesson plan to help develop their painting skillset. I teach the very basics of how to mix paints all the way to more complex portfolio reviews and critiques of painting concepts. I believe anyone can learn to paint when given the right tools! Let's get painting.

About Tori

I am a professional artist and musician in Chattanooga, TN! I have been teaching art and music for six years in California and Tennessee. I have been painting since I was big enough to hold a paintbrush and playing the harp for over 15 years. I have a degree from Stanford University in Art Practice

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Nora
I can't recommend lessons with Tori highly enough!

I've been obsessed with oil painting, and every kind of 2D visual art, for as long as I can remember, but I never really believed in myself to do it until I worked with Tori.

My drawing, painting, and even my 3D work progressed more, and more quickly, working with Tori than they had in years

Thank you Tori!!!!
Lisa
My three boys (ages 11-15) loved working with Tori. We still have the block print-making pieces, paintings and charcoal drawings displayed in our kitchen. Their favorite project was creating plaster casts of their own faces. Tori is very thoughtful, patient and has a great zen energy. I highly recommend Tori!

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Average Cost of Oil Painting Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Philadelphia is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $200 per hour.
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"I love going to Eileen’s studio, the building is filled with working artists and is very cool and old. She’s been teaching me a lot about how to make the paint do what I want it to do which I haven’t been able to figure out on my own."
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Kai is so unpretentious and open with his knowledge and expertise. He is an excellent teacher and very positive to all the students in class. I will be taking my fourth class with him soon and look forward to honing my skills with his guidance."
Karen
Took Oil Painting lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"I improved tremendously after taking lessons with her! Always look forward to her classes. Huge thumbs up.👍🏻"
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Efat
Took Oil Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Eileen is a great teacher with a lot of specific strategies for building a painting. She is very clear, personable and fun to work with. Her knowledge of materials and techniques can help anyone advance their skills and better understand the medium."
Monica
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"I really love taking painting lessons with Eileen at her studio. First of all, the studio is in an awesome old factory building and has a really cool vibe. Secondly, Eileen knows all kinds of techniques and was really good at settIng up exercises that were simple (not overwhelming or stressful) but still allowed a lot of room for me to experiment with color and brushwork."
Edward
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"I have taken several classes from Dan- at his home and Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Dan has a mellow ,soothing approach to teaching. He often let's the student take control, only to intercede when needed. Dan has a good use of color and could depict wonderful wildlife scenes-wildlife is his forte"
Bob
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Dan Loge has a relaxed teaching style that creates a comfortable enviroment that encourages all levels of students to have a rewarding oil painting experience. Dan provides all the neccesary information on materials, design and paint handling and then gives each person freedom to be theirself. Very inspiring instructor."
Charles
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Ken is by far the most talented young oil painter I have seen. His skills with a brush and his background in classical painting exceeds that of anyone his age, and many his senior! Ken has a ton of patience which lends itself greatly in a student/teacher setting, while being very good at communicating his techniques and methods. One of a kind!"
Simen Meyer
Took Oil Painting lessons from Ken G.
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"Eileen gives my daughter lessons and she really seems to be learning a lot and enjoying them. I love the paintings that she brings home"
Sancia
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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