Danil Gertman

Danil G.

New York, NY
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 G.

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, impressionist/post-impressionist, expressionist (Fauvism and Expressionism) and abstract painting and drawing with the emphasis on European tradition.
I am working and teaching in different mediums, like charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, watercolour and soft/oil pastels.
I have a Russian classic art education, MFA from Pratt Institute (Painting /Drawing) and about 15 years of teaching experience.
Currently, I am working as a commissioned portrait artist and also performing on stage with some well-known musicians as a multimedia artist and real-time digital painter.
As an art educator, I specialize in students of different ages and skill levels. I have developed a methodology for teaching the beginners of pre-pension or relatively late age. I believe in dialogue in education and for this reason, I never record my lessons, except for the promotional purposes. I teach online, in my studio or at a student’s home.


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5 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

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!

Posted Jan 20, 2021
Erin Vasquez
Profile-location-online Online

Great, passionate teacher

Posted May 25, 2020
Ira Polubesova
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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!

Posted Oct 19, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

One of the best teachers I ever had!
Highly knowledgeable and very attentive to the student's needs.

Posted Oct 19, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Danil is an exceptional teacher. He starts by laying the foundation. He's eloquent and inspiring.

Posted Sep 8, 2019

Photos & Videos

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Art Instructor, Mentor, Founder
Nov 2005 - Jul 2017

Maagan Michael Painting Studio

Art Teacher, Methodologist, Education consultant
Feb 2011 - Jun 2017

Little Jiraffe - Center for Early Childhood Education Through Art

Art Instructor, Methodologist, (Art lessons and Art Therapy)
Oct 2011 - Oct 2014

Reuth Day Rehabilitation Center for long-term stroke survivors


MFA Painting/Drawing
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Pratt Institute

Associate Degree
Oct 1993 - May 1998

Russian Realist School of Prof. Barilev (Haifa, Israel)



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master of Fine Arts
Jun 2019

Pratt Institute


Ross Scholarship
May 2018

Pratt Institute, New York

​Walter Rogalski Endowed Scholarship
Mar 2018

Rogalsky Foundation

Renewable Graduate Merit Scholarship
May 2017

Pratt Institute

The Young Artist Prize 2007
Aug 2007

Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport

Oscar Handler Prize
Jan 2006

The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, Israel

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