David Lavis
Washington, DC
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David Lavis

David L.

Washington, DC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David L.

I have been teaching drawing and painting for over three years one-on-one and in groups, both in person and online. I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. I have a full time job working in the arts as a fundraiser but teach part time in the evenings and weekends. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other creative people or help a young student grow and become more confident in their 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! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to learn.

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Ward P.
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Pleasant to work with. Good instructions

Posted May 28, 2020
Melissa
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sometimes it may be inconvenient but in all it helps

Posted May 22, 2020
Melissa
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This lesson and techer were both AMAZING I hope to never stop and keep on drawing

Posted May 1, 2020
Joey
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Great first lesson. Tons learned about some of the challenges I have had with color mixing and setting up my paintings. Looking forward to applying it immediately.

Posted Apr 29, 2020
NGOZI B.
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Very freindly

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Melissa
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I really like this class hemakes it so easy to draw and it is a very fun class I love it

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Melissa
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This lesson was amazing it helped in just having fun and it was cool

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Lia
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Posted Apr 2, 2020
Ollie Property Management C.
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Very friendly, easy to follow, great explanations and details

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Melissa
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I really love this class I hope this never stops with every drawing (ad lost one) I'm getting better <3 (and at keeping them)

Posted Mar 19, 2020
Melissa
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Things can be challanging but it really does help you alot anyway I love this class so much <3

Posted Mar 11, 2020
Melissa
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I love this cass it may take long but it really does help in the longrun and to get better drawing skills

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Melissa
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I LOVE this class it's challanging but easy David helps me soooooo much i LOVE this. I used better grammar ; )

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Michael
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I loe working with him he really is the best

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Daniel Y.
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this dude is the best. patient, adaptive, empathetic, effective.

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Melissa

at times it may seem overwhelmig but with him its liike drawing a line or whatever your drawing

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Melissa

it may be hard at times but he teaches
good and is the BEST

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Melissa

there may be setbak but hes the BEST hes nice forgiving EVRYTHING good

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Melissa

I really love this class when he guides me it is like drawing a advanced wizard

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Melissa

Im learning about advanced stuff and it first semed to be scary but he helped me

Posted Nov 14, 2019
Melissa

I really love these classes he even lets me talk about crazy stuff like myths

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Melissa

I am so exited for every lessen im learning so much and it really helps

Posted Oct 30, 2019
Melissa

i rreeaallyy like take these clsses becaus im learning how to draw my favoroute thigs

Posted Oct 17, 2019
Melissa

i been learning evrything and even my favoroute things (i dont know if i spelled favoroute right)

Posted Oct 1, 2019
Melissa
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i hope hes always here to teach me because i learn so much, I get to try new things and so much more

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Melissa
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awww THIS IS AMAZING i learn so much and i inprove

Posted Sep 17, 2019
Melissa
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i hope that i'll never stop taking these lessen's thare the best and each time i learn new and inspireing ways and things

Posted Sep 10, 2019
Melissa
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i learned how to make one of my favorite cherecters and hes GREAT OwO

Posted Aug 27, 2019
Melissa
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i cant wait for my next lessing i,v already learned shading and every thing

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Melissa
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hes magic that all i have to say

Posted Aug 14, 2019
Melissa
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i wish i will always have him to teach me

Posted Aug 7, 2019
Melissa
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this is just so amazing i cant wait for next time :D

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Melissa
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this is just-- THE BEST im honestly speechless just thank you David

Posted Jul 23, 2019
Melissa
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i have learned so much and still am

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Melissa
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AWSOME!!!!

Posted Jun 2, 2019
Nigel
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The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Nigel
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David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor.

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Carol L.
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Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.

Posted May 16, 2018
Scott
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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.

Posted Apr 30, 2018
Brian
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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.

Posted Apr 29, 2018
Malachi Rosenberg
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Awesome and enthusiastic instructor who comes highly recommended! David helped me reach my goals and was well worth the money!

Posted Apr 29, 2018

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Education

BA Studio Art
Aug 2009 - May 2013

Wake Forest University

BA Psychology
Aug 2009 - May 2013

Wake Forest University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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