Maurissa Dorn

Maurissa D.

Emeryville, CA

Lesson Details

Oil Painting

Levels Taught:
Expert in brush techniques, color theory, dilution methods, and types of oils.

For new students, I like to start with black and white painting, moving into simple color palettes, and working towards full color paintings. Along the way, learning different methods of creating perspective, depth, and texture.

For advanced students, we can focus on any of these areas to improve technique and gain new methods of rendering.
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Maurissa teaches



Maurissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2010

First off, thanks for considering me as your new teacher!
I am a musician and artist, with a wide breadth of skills to offer. I am a classically trained musician, with special expertise in music theory, cello and banjo.
I went to school for the fine arts, and I am an expert in drawing, oil and acrylic painting.
As a graduate of a liberal arts college and experienced academic tutor, I can provide tutoring for children, teens, and adult learning in general subject areas including Mathematics, English, and French.


Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Pomona College


Bahasa Indonesia
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

4 Reviews

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sean Mar 30, 2018
Banjo · In home

Maurissa is great. highly recommend!

Kelsey F. Mar 12, 2018
Banjo · In home

Maurissa is clear, adaptable, and encouraging, which are helping me break down my own learning blocks and find ways in to get excited about a new challenge!

Simran B. Dec 1, 2015
Oil Painting · In studio

I highly recommend Maurissa for oil painting. She has taught me so much in only a few months. The lessons are targeted and efficient. She assesses where I need work and gives me exercises to practice on outside of class. Also, the location itself is an amazing building.

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Melissa M. Sep 22, 2015
Oil Painting · In home

Maurissa is an excellent professional art teacher. She is very supportive and takes time to explain or show you how to do a technique when you get flustered. I recommend Maurissa highly to anyone who wants to learn how to paint or draw. She is also very flexible with her schedule which great for my busy work schedule.

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