Mariana Zanina

Mariana Z.

Jersey City, NJ
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Lesson Details

Oil Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical oil paint skills. I specialize in realism.
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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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