Eli Portman
Waltham, MA
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Eli Portman

Eli P.

Waltham, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theming, and more! How to properly use and dispose of mineral spirits, clean your materials, and the benefits of oil paints as a medium, etc..

About Eli P.

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton.
I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private commissions and more! I have a ton of experience and would love to help you achieve your art learning goals, whether your a beginner or already advanced!

I work with kids, teens and adults.
I specialize in watercolors and pen drawing. I also teach oil painting, acrylics and illustration. I do drawing and cartooning for children and teens.

Lessons can be tailored to the interests of the student! If there's an area you are keen to focus on or improve, i'm happy to address and focus on it with you.

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Gwen / Jeffrey T.
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He's fantastic. My son, who is 8, loves the lessons and his drawing has improved immensely. Eli is a natural teacher and is really great with kids. Highly recommend.

We started with the lessons being in-home but have transitioned to online and those have been working out great too.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Leah F.
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Super friendly and helpful!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Sean
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Posted Mar 30, 2020
Gwen / Jeffrey T.

Kids had lots of fun!

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Constance
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Though I haven't done this 1:1, I have taken a group class with Eli and he's an excellent teacher. Lessons are well planned and yet also have spontaneity. He articulates the lesson of the day well, gives rich assignments, and then comments on your work in a supportive way that gives you a lot to continue to work on.

Posted Aug 30, 2019
Salomon
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VERY GOOD LESSON I LEARNED AND ITWAS STRESS FREE

Posted May 21, 2019
Ellis
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Eli has been teaching my son (8) and he loves his drawing lessons! He helps teach techniques that we wanted to focus on and I have already seen an improvement. The lessons are fun while being instructive and Eli keeps my son engaged. Eli has been professional and has very good communication skills, we have had a great experience!

Posted Sep 6, 2018
Jacob N.
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My son had a great time and is excited about continuing.

Posted Aug 6, 2018
Miley
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Eli is fantastic and has a great rapport with kids. He seems incredibly knowledgeable, very response, nice and funny, and currently teaches in an amazing artists space. He challenged my daughter outside of her normal comfort zone in a super fun way and she immediately asked for more lessons after the initial trial. Will definitely continue with more lessons.

Posted Feb 4, 2018

Education

BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration
Sep 2011 - May 2014

Binghamton University

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