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William L.

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Starting at $167
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1967
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William L.

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I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in Radio, TV, Film and one in education as well. I was an adjunct professor of photography at Manhattan's New School for Social Research for 10 years and have spent another 10 years teaching other adults as well as adolescents photography. I have conducted private lessons as well as workshops in my own studio.
My teaching is unique because, unlike many photography clubs where members voice their various opinions on photographs, my technique involves an objective approach where lessons are given each time that can be analyzed to see if requirements of the assignment were met. This way, the student learns not just through critiques, but by comparing his or her results to successful examples. I also do quite a bit of field work and teaching by example. It's the most effective way to learn. I get students putting their digital cameras on "MANUAL" right away and they master the concepts of correct exposure right off the bat.

About William

I have been doing commercial photography for over 40 years. I owned and operated a large studio on West 22nd Street in NYC for 20 of those years and I taught photography from 1988 to the present. I have never stopped. I like one-on-one sessions, but I have also conducted many workshops and classes

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Donnette Davis
William was very professional and prompt, I really learn alot from William and was very excited to learn from him with all his expertise. I will recommend William to anyone wishing to take Photography lessons.

Kayla Louven G.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Kayla Louven G.

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Have you seen another person's handwriting and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

The topics in calligraphy that YOU can learn:
-Best Starter Kit for Beginners
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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John M.
Continued emphasis on Copperplate Calligraphy. Enjoyable time spent learning lower case letters, connecting letters, and flourishes when comfortable with letters. Great lesson.
John M.
Working on copperplate calligraphy, awesome new style. Kayla makes it interesting and enjoyable. Great lesson!
John M.
Excellent new use of calligraphy in addressing letters with all the new tools necessary to look professional and artistic. Also introduced new script with emphasis on more flourishes on capital letters. Fantastic lesson!

Trenton T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trenton T.

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All levels, from absolute beginner to pro – at the convenience of your own home and at your own pace! It’s just you and me – so everything’s relevant.

About Trenton

As a photographer, I like to think that I’m efficient at finding the holy grail of documentary photography, the “decisive moment” – every single time. I’ve been perfecting my photojournalistic style for decades and reached the point where the skill of “blending in”, becoming ubiquitous yet invisibl

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Sam H.

132 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Spanish & Communication from Worcester State University
  • Awarded Juror's Prize from ArtsWorcester
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Sam H.

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Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. We will go over: how to use your camera in different modes, how to control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. what gear you should get, lenses and more. The ultimate goal is for you to be shooting in full manual mode, and then bring your pictures onto the computer and edit them! Every week, I will give you image shooting assignments and we will do weekly mini critiques. Once you feel comfortable shooting with your camera, we will get into more technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and proofing. I am a "Canon guy", so that brand of camera is my specialty! However, I have worked with students with all camera brands. Just an extra plus if you have Canon! I have been teaching Photography on Takelessons for 4 years now, and I can't wait to see you in class!

About Sam

Hi! My name is Sam! This is my fifth year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you! I completed two Bachelor's degrees at Worcester State University in Ma

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Cheri
Sam knows his stuff! He explains the technical parts of photography in a way that is easy to understand. 10/10!
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I couldn't ask for a more experienced, helpful instructor. Thank you, Sam!
Stephan
Sam is very knowledgeable and knows how to explain and make it easy .
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Sharon M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Sharon M.

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There are so many reasons to learn to draw. Perhaps you are applying for college and want to strengthen your portfolio? Maybe you changing careers and need to strengthen your visual thinking? Or you may just want to learn to draw for fun. Whatever your reason is, I can help. I have been teaching drawing for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. There seems to be a notion out there that “one must have a talent for art before they can learn to draw. ” One thing I can say for sure is that this absolutely NOT true. With the right knowledge, a strong desire to learn, and a willingness to try, anyone can learn to draw.

I teach students how to draw from a classical studies background, but I believe in nurturing the uniqueness of each student and honoring their learning style. Unlike a classroom setting, a private lesson frees us up to build the lessons specifically around the student's goals and needs.

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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Andrea C.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Life Coaching, Music, Fitness, Psychology, Mediation, Healthy Cooking, Religion, Singing, Songwriting, Painting, Bodybuilding, Fashion, and more... from CCSU (Connecticut Central University), Donahues School of Music, Various Online Studies and Courses
  • Awarded Catechist Award from Diocese of Norwich - Office for Faith Formation
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Andrea C.

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Painting classes will teach you to learn how to express yourself through your artistic abilities.
1 - I will help you decide what you would like to paint and how you want to achieve your painting goals.
2 - You will learn how to paint base colors, layers, and details of the scene or subject.
3 - You will accomplish your painting ideas and goals learning and using various techniques.

About Andrea

I love teaching and inspiring people so that they can achieve and feel the best they can be in their life. With my many years of experience and education I look forward to helping you through your life journey and reaching your goals. Let me help you organize your life. You will enjoy my friendly

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Sonia H.
Only had one singing lesson so far, but Andrea has been so great and made me feel at ease right away, even though I am a complete beginner. I feel like I've already learned so much in just one lesson! I am very excited to continue my singing lessons with her. She is very nice and easy to work with.
Val L.
awesome teacher
Val L.
She is great with my kids and has patience of a saint! They enjoy her classes!!!

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"First session and she was great! I am excited to continue and grow!!"
Rebekah
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Lisa was great the App didn’t work at all to connect"
Tehila
Took Sculpture lessons from Lisa L.
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"He is very patience and encouraging. My kid took interest in calligraphy immediately and practice all on his own."
James
Took Calligraphy lessons from Lorenzo D.
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"Irina is amazing... I would never even think that I can create such beautiful photographies.
My father used to have a small photo lab at the loft and it was like a magic to me. I was always passionate to learn the beauty of photography however I never got the chance to.
I took few classes with Irina, she helped me to create incredible photos for my marketing campaign.
Irina is very professional and patient teacher, she has deep knowledge of photography and she makes it fun to learn.
I would recommend Irina to anyone who wants to learn photography."
Desislava
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"She is one the most heartfelt, knowledgeable teacher I've ever had! I have never been much of an artist but I've always had passion for it. She has challenged me, and pushed me to be a better artist than I have ever thought possible!"
Sadaf
Took Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya was great, made it interesting and a lot of fun. Looking forward to continuing with her."
Lou
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!"
Katie
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Great, passionate teacher"
Erin Vasquez
Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"Margot was very personable and knowledgeable about the calligraphic style that I wanted to know. I do window painting and wanted to have a better understanding to apply to my own work and felt like I was given the tools and knowldege to do that."
Jessica-Lee
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Roya was great and very accomodating!"
Emily
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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