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Lauren W.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Art and Psychology from College of Saint Benedict
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lauren W.

45 Reviews
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I am a practicing Artist of almost 9 years! Being creative is a great way to express yourself and bring forth a piece of mind. Painting is an activity that allows for you to put on canvas whatever landscape, image or emotion you wish to portray. From abstract painting to hyperrealism, we can dive in together to discover some of your favorite ways to express your creativity. Whether it be through watercolor, acrylic, oil painting or another medium, painting what the student wishes to gain further experience in is what we will accomplish. My aspiration is to be able to let each student discover and further the true artist within them! Shoot me a message and let’s get creative! All skill levels welcome!

About Lauren

Hi I’m Lauren! I'm an artist and creator. I've taught over 300 lessons on this platform and more on my own website!! I have been involved in the arts for almost 9 years now! I graduated May 2020 from the College of Saint Benedict with a bachelors degree in Art and Psychology. One of my goals is to

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Rita C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • BFA Printmaking and Education from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
  • Awarded Lio Pilla Excellence in Art and Achievement Award for Top Graduating Student from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
  • Teaching since 1983
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Rita C.

6 Reviews
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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!

Dan L.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Daniel fine art, illustration, computer animation from Spectrum Institute for the Advertising arts, NJ / Sheridan College, Canada
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Dan L.

17 Reviews
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I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Dan

My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful p

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Katy G.
Been taking lessons for a while now and I look forward to it every week. Great person and great instructor.
Lawrence S.
GOOD!
Chris W.
Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄

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Dan L.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Philadelphia Wildlife Art Expo from Judge Bob Kuhn
  • Teaching since 2004
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Dan L.

17 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

I have been a professional oil painter for 36 years and have taught oil and acrylic painting classes fro over a decade. I teach a casual, fun but serious style class. My goal is to teach the basics of creating a simple strong painting in a semi realistic style. However, my goal is to allow the student to develop their own individual style. Understanding the creative process is also key to making good art.

About Dan

My name is Dan. The only thing that I love more than painting is teaching students how to paint. I call my teaching method, "serious play". In other words, I want the students to learn something of value during each class, but also to enjoy the creative process that is key to making a successful p

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Katy G.
Been taking lessons for a while now and I look forward to it every week. Great person and great instructor.
Lawrence S.
GOOD!
Chris W.
Keep the brushes wet, make every stroke count! Very patient - you’ve just got to do it. Been invaluable in guiding the composition - he can’t hold the brush for you! For a “left brained” person like myself I need to get the “slap”!😄
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Anthony G.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
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 students 7 and up
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Anthony G.

19 Reviews
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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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Bobby
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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Sharon M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded Presidential Fellowship for Professional Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
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Sharon M.

11 Reviews
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Online Oil Painting Teacher

Whether or not you are new to painting or want to get back into it after many years away and just need some feedback and a new perspective I am here to help. I have been teaching painting for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. I teach painting using the classical method of observation (meaning, based on what they see). You will also learn how to use color as it reflects the temperature of the light and shadows like the impressionists. I will show you a lot of different artists for inspiration and to teach you how to glean the best from history. I recommend working from direct observation at first (a still life rather than a photo of a still-life).

With oil paint, there are some underpainting techniques to explore to get a really solid layout and to establish the values. This is an advantage to oil because it is easier to work out the values before adding color. Next, over the top, you can do a very painterly technique and have ...

About Sharon

Do you want to learn to draw/paint or improve your work? Are you applying for college and need portfolio advice? Did you want to get back into doing art after many years without it? Are you a mid-career artist and just need some feedback and a new perspective? Are you changing careers and nee

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Julie
I had a great time and learned a lot painting with Sharon. This was my first painting lesson. She is patient, helpful and very passionate about watercolors. She is also very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Sharon will tailor your lesson to your goals. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy these lessons.
Jennie
Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She was patient with this novice, and I look forward to more lessons.
Huan W.
I held a virtual team painting event and invited Sharon to be our tutor. My team has a tight budget, but Sharon managed to fit the painting kit under the budget & the paint was high quality! She also made a video helping us prepare for the painting event: how to stain the palette, how to wash the brushes and how to coat the canvas.

In the painting event, we had a large group (~15 people), so it’s very difficult to coordinate. People had different questions every 5 mins, or people asked the same questions, or you had to wait for other people. Sharon was very patient to answer everyone’s questions. We even went overtime but Sharon was very nice that she continued finishing the painting with us.

All my teammates produced very nice paintings! Majority of them have never painted before, but they created beautiful paintings under Sharon’s guidance. Thank you Sharon!

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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 $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $122 per hour.
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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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"I decided to take painting lessons from Morgan because while I have experience in drawing, I was a complete beginner when it comes to painting. Now after just a couple months of biweekly lessons, I feel like I have a good grasp on the fundamentals of oil painting. I've already painted several pieces that I really like. Morgan has been very supportive and knowledgeable the whole way through. I'm very glad I decided to take lessons from her."
Rowan
Took Oil Painting lessons from Morgan U.
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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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"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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"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!"
Karen
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"What a great lesson. Roya looked at some paintings that I had previously done and had a great lesson ready for me"
Sheri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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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."
Margot
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Eileen is customizing our lessons to meet my interests and abilities. I appreciate that very much and am looking forward to future lessons."
Robert
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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"Amazingly patient and brilliantly talented !!!"
Jillian
Took Oil Painting lessons from Megan R.
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