Mayra Navarro

Mayra N.

San Diego, CA
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Mayra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 45

Teaching since:
March 2014

Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students!

30 yrs Experienced, International/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 and or floetrol.

I like to practice my choice of colors on an old canvas or simply on watercolor paper prior being used on a canvas or a wood panel or my choice.
My favorite tools to use as color reference are HGTV Magazines, Real Simple Magazines, Dwell Magazines, House & Homes Magazines, Color book palettes from Home Depot and any Pantone materials I can find.

—BEGINNERS enjoy the benefit of a non-competitive environment. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting without being lost in a group setting.

—For the INTERMEDIATE painters, these sessions help the artist further develop their skills or work on specific areas of weakness. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.

—The more ADVANCED artist benefits by exploring their own personal style. Finding your own artistic voice can be challenging in a group and sharing a new direction with other students can be overwhelming. Watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.

I look forward to painting with you!
Feel free to sign up for a private lesson with me today.

Sign up fee is per person, per hour.
Please note, party of 2 or more, please send me a message to make arrangements. ~Thank you.

[Hablo Español]

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Independent Artist
Jun 2001 - Present
Mayra Navarro

See wiki Mayra C Navarro

Outdoor Mural
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Coast Hwy Traders

This is the first mural for the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s Alley Activation Program. See Coast Hwy Traders DODD Mural


San Diego State University Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences
Aug 1998 - May 2001
San Diego State University
Associates in Art
Aug 1994 - May 1998
Imperial Valley College


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Painting + Graphic Design
Jan 1998

- 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

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Painting + Graphic Design
Jun 1993

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Oil on gallery canvas

Oil on gallery canvas

Acrylic on canvas

Oil on gallery canvas

Oil on canvas

Oil on gallery canvas

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas

Oil on gallery canvas
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7 Reviews

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mzia Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Painting · In studio

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.

Elena & Erik S. Oct 12, 2016
Acrylic Painting · In studio

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!

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Marilyn B. Sep 11, 2016
Acrylic Painting · In home

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!!!

Jill May 26, 2016
Oil Painting · In studio

Mayra is amazing! Taught me a lot and had fun the whole time!!

Nouf Apr 7, 2016
Watercolor Painting · Online

The lesson was Great and Fun - Thank you so much Mayra :)

Nancy Aug 7, 2015
Painting · In studio

My girls had the best time, they can't wait to get together again with Mayra!

Lizbeth Aug 7, 2015
Contemporary Art · In home

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.

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