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Deron C.
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Unleash your creative side with lessons from an experienced teacher of 20 years
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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 painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with paint 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. 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 C.

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, The Museum of the Living Artist, The San Diego Art Department, Sanctuary Gallery, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery. I have just started to show in other cities, most recently at the Rialto Theater in Corpus Christi, Texas and The Nico Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Along with my painting career, I have created children’s book and magazine illustrations, done graphic design work, and taught others how to express themselves creatively through art. I have been creating curricula for children’s art programs and teaching them. I also have been teaching adults how to paint at the San Diego Art Department for the past 10 years and, in the past two years, with Painting &Vino. Through my decade of teaching painting, I have honed a teaching style that encourages students to balance creativity and imagination with technique and skill. I strive to help students discover a process in which they are able to express themselves creatively while also teaching paint application techniques, color theory and the Elements and Principles of design. I am often in front of 50+ people at a time presenting my painting techniques within a limited amount of time. I look forward to coaching you whether you're someone who hasn't painted since you were a kid or you're a seasoned painter who just needs a little help, encouragement or direction. *** Lesson Details *** Subjects may include, but are not limited to: -Color theory -The Elements & Principles of Design and how to use them -The Creative Process -Creating a Composition When You Don't Know What to Paint -Creating a Painting Using a Photo as a Reference -Glazing -Oil vs. Acrylic Paints -Advice for Artists with Works-In-Process I am happy to teach a student anything s/he wants to explore within the realm of painting.

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Abstract Painting
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Great teacher! Excellent, patience, very helpful!

Posted Aug 10, 2021
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Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled

Posted Jun 1, 2021
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Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.

Posted Jan 18, 2021
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Art Teacher
Dec 2013 - Present
Pacific Academy Middle and Highschool
Teach high school and middle school students how to express themselves creatively through the visual arts focusing primarily on painting and drawing. Create and design my own curriculum.
Art Instructor
Mar 2012 - Present
Painting & Vino
Teach a group of adults (from 25 - 55 people) how to create a specific painting in a 3 hour class.
Art Instructor
Oct 2003 - Present
San Diego Art Department
Teach adults painting and its relationship to color theory, the elements and principles of design, and how to develop one’s own personal method for deciding what and how to paint. Created the curriculum for and taught a youth art summer program to children ages 6 to 14
Art Teacher
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts and Sciences
Created curriculum for elementary school art enrichment programs and then implemented that curriculum with children K through 6.
Bachelor of Fine Art
Sep 1990 - Jun 1994
UCLA
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Instructor details
Abstract Painting
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Caminito Roberto
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$80
90 minutes
$110
120 minutes
$145
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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