Mayra Navarro

Mayra N.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
DRAWING FREESTYLE

Let's gather to do some sketches or doodles with drawing pencils and drawing pens and learn about the magic of shading techniques and 3-D methods.

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Let's gather to do some book coloring just for fun with color pencils and color markers to learn about the magic of shading techniques and color contrast.

MATERIALS:
Favorite brand: Prismacolor

About Mayra N.

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students!

30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of abstract expressionistic-freestyle techniques”.

I specialize in high-quality acrylic-oil-metallic-chalk paints and heavy duty mediums. I typically use medium size to large flat brushes, metal mixing-knives, varnish, resin, silicone., floetrol.

I like to practice my choice of colors on an old canvas or simply on watercolor paper before being used on a canvas or a wood panel.

My favorite tools to use as color reference are:
Pantone palettes, HGTV, Dwell, House & Homes Magazines, House Paint Color palettes from Home Depot and imagery found online.

—BEGINNING PAINTERS LESSONS the student enjoys the benefit of a non-competitive environment.
Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of color mixing using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

—INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS LESSONS help the artist further develop their skills or work on specific areas of weakness.
Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of color mixing and variation using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

—ADVANCED PAINTERS LESSONS the artist benefits by exploring their style.
Lessons are designed to teach the advanced fundamentals of color mixing and perspective using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

I look forward to painting with you!
Feel free to send me any questions before signing up.

The sign-up fee is per person, per hour.

Sign up online or call Takelessons today to reserve your space.

Thanks a bunch!

Mayra

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[Hablo Español]

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mzia
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I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Elena & Erik S.
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Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Marilyn B.
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It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Jill
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Mayra is amazing! Taught me a lot and had fun the whole time!!

Posted May 26, 2016
Nouf
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The lesson was Great and Fun - Thank you so much Mayra :)

Posted Apr 7, 2016
Nancy
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My girls had the best time, they can't wait to get together again with Mayra!

Posted Aug 7, 2015
Lizbeth
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Mayra is knowledgeable, patient, flexible with my schedule. Thank you for your time and patience with me as a new student. You definitely help expand my imagination and place in on my canvas.

Posted Aug 7, 2015

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Experience

Independent Artist
Jun 2001 - Present

Mayra

Mural in Encinitas
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Coast Hwy Traders

Honored to have collaborated with another awesome artist friend on mine on the First Mural of the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association Alley Activation Program in Celebration for Day of The Dead. The completed mural is found in the alley behind Coast Highway Traders next to 7-11 in Encinitas, CA.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences emphasis Graphic Design
Aug 1998 - May 2001

San Diego State University

Associates in Art
Aug 1994 - May 1998

Imperial Valley College

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Painting + Graphic Design
Jan 1998

USA / MEX

FEATURED - International Contemporary Artists Vol VII, IX, X NY/GR - obrArchitecture, CA - Ray At Night, CA - Blick Art Materials, CA - San Diego Visual Arts Network, CA - SDSU & Southern California Ecosystems Research Program, CA - Jeep National DaimlerChrysler Motors Corp., MI - Museo de Arte e Historia Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, MEX - Imperial County Office of Education Network, CA - Imperial County Arts Council, CA - Imperial Valley County Teachers Uniserv, CA - Imperial County Office of Education, CA

Awards

Painting + Graphic Design
Jun 1988

USA / MEX

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