Mariana Zanina

Mariana Z.

Jersey City, NJ
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Want to learn how to draw and paint and you don't know where to start? Interested in improving your drawing skills? I will help you to train your eye to easily see shadows/light transition to create shapes and volumes. You will master useful drawing and painting techniques that will allow you to express your vision. I'm working with graphite, charcoal, pen and ink wash for drawing and oil materials for painting. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!
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Mariana teaches



Mariana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:

I am a professional artist. I've been studying representative fine art at the Art Students League of New York since 2013.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their drawing and painting techniques. While gaining knowledge of the fundamental principles of perception—light, plane-structure, tonal value, perspective, proportion—students will learn to construct images that realistically and accurately interpret objects in space. This solid foundation will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels.

My personal passion is realism in classical and contemporary art but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better artist!

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Teaching instructor
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
Art Students League of NYC

Drawing workshop for beginners "Exploring Drawing materials". in this course students were able to discover and learn about a huge range of drawing materials and techniques. We had 4 Fridays sessions of drawing from life models where students could practice new techniques.

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Fine Art
Apr 2013 - Present
Art Students League of NYC


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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2 Reviews

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Orn Jan 16, 2018
Oil Painting · In studio

Mariana thank you so much for your generosity! I have always wanted to paint with oils but didn’t know how to start. The way you teach makes it very simple and fun for me. Will continue painting.

David Jan 15, 2018
Drawing · In studio

Lessons with Mariana were very helpful. I started as a beginner and she helped me to learn basic theory behind drawing, as well as to develop my skills and gain confidence. I studied graphite anatomical drawing and advanced a lot in that technique since we started a year ago.

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