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Deron C.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2003
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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 oil 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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Anastasia B.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master of Production Design from AFI
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Anastasia B.

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As experienced teacher of 10 years and professionally trained artist I teach wide variety art forms from abstract art to traditional painting and drawing. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. I combine intuitive and academic approach to creative process what gives my studies best of both worlds. You will have certain freedom but at the same time receive specific and applicable skills. Not only you will be painting in no time but you will be building a strong foundation of art theory, various techniques, media, and more!
I teach watercolor, oil and acrylic and other mediums.

About Anastasia

I am professional artist, painter and designer. I graduated from AFI with Master of Production Desing and VGIK (Moscow, Russia) with Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Theory. I was doing art from very early age and studied it for 10 years. I teach students of all ages and experience levels. I am grea

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Stella
Amazing teacher!! She’s very Patient, tentative and talented. Loved the experience, strongly recommend!
Anya
Anastasia is a wonderful teacher—intelligent, kind and generous with her time and knowledge. She presents new information in the context of historical movements and expands the lessons into the bigger scope of major events and influences on painting. I would highly recommend taking classes from Anastasia!
Andrew
Anastasia has outstanding skills and ability to explain complicated concepts. She also has very beautiful and unique sense of style which gives your paintings several extra levels of perception and meanings. The lessons were just perfect! Thank you!

Mayra N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelvin L.

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Students will identify a place that is special to them and represent the place and what makes it special through words and oil painting
“My students love this program! Truly, what an amazing gift this has been to our art community! Never have I felt so competent in incorporating art integration into my curriculum.”

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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Cassidy A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Cassidy A.

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Exciting lessons are curated by me for each student based on their specific goals and areas they wish to improve all while aiding in liberating their creative spark. The focus of my inspirational classes can be color theory, mixing, shade matching, exercises and techniques with oil paints. With my 10+ years of oil painting experience I break down and safely walk you through the reason and process behind the chemicals used while oil painting. Teaching you proper storage, set-up, use, and clean up and help you select the ones safest for your personal settings as well as how to use them in your paintings! Additionally, your skills in one and two point perspective will be developed while learning about proportions, composition, and rendering, all while having fun expressing yourself creatively. Should you desire to learn more of the historical ways of oil painting, my years studying in Florence, Italy have provided me with that expertise as well. My goal is to facilitate a fun and ...

About Cassidy

Art has always been a liberating source of expression and joy for me. I find it fulfilling to facilitate this for my students and see their passion for the process of creation grow along with their skills. I am excited to meet with you and help cultivate your own personal style and hopefully inspir

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Danil G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Hebrew, English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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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 can guarantee the profound change in his skill level (regardless of his age), after 2 months of the 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 the 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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Average Cost of Oil Painting Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute oil painting lessons in Pittsburgh is $75. 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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$61 average
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"Eileen is very clear and thorough and I find her demonstrations VERY helpful. I’ve learned a lot by watching her and I really enjoy these lessons"
Kieran
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Today's art lesson with Dan was planned, organized, and given in a friendly, professional and very informative manner. He has excellent communication skills and his demonstrations are informative as well a fascinating to watch. As Dan's student, I was immediately put at ease by his friendly and energetic personality; I felt as if I were talking to an old friend and I left the lesson with a renewed enthusiasm for painting. I really feel as if I doubled my understanding and enthusiasm for oil painting in my first lesson with Dan. No matter what your skill level is, a few lessons with Dan will do wonders for your painting ability and you will enjoy every bit of the time you spend with Dan."
Kermit
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it."
Parri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Eileen is an amazing teacher! I learned so much from her. She's patient, fun and a brilliant instructor. I had such a great time taking her class, and wholeheartedly recommend her to students of all experience levels."
Dave
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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"Roya is fantastic. Could not ask for a better instructor. Very good and caring. She has helped me with water colors, oils, and acrylics. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful artist, instructor, and friend.
Chuck"
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I improved tremendously after taking lessons with her! Always look forward to her classes. Huge thumbs up.👍🏻"
Wei
Took Oil Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"Rita is an amazing artist, painter and teacher! Her skills and knowledge of oils and various medium is top notch and easily conveyed keeping in mind the age and skill of the students. Rita is organized and very professional (she's taught art for years) and she's best of all, fun! Her passion is to see students flourish and has more experience than most teachers out there."
Lisa
Took Oil Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"I’ve been working with Eileen online for awhile now and it’s been really great. I’ve learned so much from her techniques and her tips about my palette and brushes. I’ve learned a lot just by watching but her comments to me have really helped my painting progress much faster."
Eduardo
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson. I came away with practical knowledge that will help me make progress in this challenging medium."
Patrick
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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