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. 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! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to learn.
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2017
Im learning about advanced stuff and it first semed to be scary but he helped me
I really love these classes he even lets me talk about crazy stuff like myths
I am so exited for every lessen im learning so much and it really helps
i rreeaallyy like take these clsses becaus im learning how to draw my favoroute thigs
i been learning evrything and even my favoroute things (i dont know if i spelled favoroute right)
i hope hes always here to teach me because i learn so much, I get to try new things and so much more
awww THIS IS AMAZING i learn so much and i inprove
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
i learned how to make one of my favorite cherecters and hes GREAT OwO
i cant wait for my next lessing i,v already learned shading and every thing
hes magic that all i have to say
i wish i will always have him to teach me
this is just so amazing i cant wait for next time :D
this is just-- THE BEST im honestly speechless just thank you David
i have learned so much and still am
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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.
Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.
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.Show More
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.Show More
Awesome and enthusiastic instructor who comes highly recommended! David helped me reach my goals and was well worth the money!
- 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.
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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