David Lavis

David L.

Arlington, VA
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About

David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2017

I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence Italy studying painting and drawing through the high renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! There’s a reason all of Bob Ross’s trees and clouds were so happy! Often times my students and I will have class in a park on a nice day or at museum.

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Education

BA Psychology
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Wake Forest University
BA Studio Art
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Wake Forest University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Getting zen in Thailand.

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Study of tree in ink. For my more advance students, we incorporate drawing from real life in my lessons to hone draftsmanship and realism.

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Abstract painting. For students looking to master painting, I emphasize learning color theory and brush technique.

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4 Reviews

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Carol L. May 16, 2018
Drawing · Online

Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.

Scott Apr 30, 2018
Painting · In home

I've been taking private lessons from David Lavis for six months to better my technique in portrait art. David is a great instructor who takes the time to ensure I've embraced the concepts and that I can demonstrate my understanding on the canvas. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to better their skills.

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Brian Apr 29, 2018
Abstract Painting · In studio

I always wanted to explore my interest in painting but as a complete amateur was nervous about actually getting started. Dave was a fantastic instructor: patient, funny, and gave me the tools and confidence I needed to finally start doing what I love. Highly recommend.

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Malachi Rosenberg Apr 29, 2018
Drawing · In studio

Awesome and enthusiastic instructor who comes highly recommended! David helped me reach my goals and was well worth the money!

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