Mayra Navarro

Mayra N.

San Diego, CA
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Lesson Details

Acrylic Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

A Complete List of Painting Supplies that every Acrylic Painter needs

1. Acrylic Paints. Ex: Golden Classic Theory Color, a-z Acrylics, Liquitex [brands]

2. Proper Painting Brushes [I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel - if any
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)

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Mayra teaches



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 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 prior 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 own personal 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 prior to 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!

Let's ride this wave and have some fun.


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[Hablo Español]

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Independent Artist
Jun 2001 - Present
Mayra Navarro

About me:

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.

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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


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 1988

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María Felix, was a Mexican film actress, singer. One of the most successful figures of Latin American cinema in the 1940s and 1950s.
This beauty now lives Eastlake CA in a superbly designed 800 sq. ft. house, among the first Shipping Container residences in San Diego CA.





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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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