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About Megan R.

I have taught over 500 beginners how to paint. I have also helped young artist build their portfolio and professional artist get ready for art shows. You might be a beginner, want a creative hobby or coming back to art after a long break - I have the education and experience to help you. Thanks for considering me as your online or in person art teacher, I look forward to talking with you about your aspirations in painting or drawing.

Online Art Classes:
I specialize in online art lessons. You will be able to see step by step live videos of drawing or painting as I show you the steps on my webcam. Learning online is convenient and easy to fit into your schedule. I can't wait to meet you as an online student!

Group Art Classes:
Do you want to learn with friends? Do you need a fun activity for your family? Group art classes are a great way for family and friends to bond through the creative process ! Art creates great memories that last a life time. *** LOCAL Group Lessons have special pricing - Please ask me on how to get a special group price ***

My background:
When I'm not exhibiting my own artwork, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and modern art techniques in a fun, interesting and friendly way. Take a look at my portfolio images to see examples of my work in acrylic, oil, charcoal, graphite pencil and watercolor.

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  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University

Reviews (30)

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Lee Jan 8, 2020
Watercolor Painting · Online

Had a great lesson with Megan. Got the basics of watercolor down to where I could actually paint a picture. Looking forward to seeing if I can create many more!

Jacqueline Dec 19, 2019
Oil Painting · Online

We had a basic first lesson in atmospheric perspective and painted a mountain landscape. Lesson was excellent!

Laurent Dec 7, 2019
Watercolor Painting · Online

SHIJIE Z. Nov 8, 2019
Painting · Online

Carolee Johnson Oct 25, 2019
Oil Painting ·

I really enjoyed my first oil lesson. Megan is very knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is easy to understand. I feel like I can achieve my goals under Megan’s teaching skills.

Carolee Johnson Oct 23, 2019
Oil Painting · Online

Lowe Sep 13, 2019
Drawing · Online

My 10-year old daughter is a pretty passionate artist and wanted to be able to continue drawing lessons after we moved to a remote area. She's three lessons into drawing people (faces, specifically) with Megan, and loving it. Megan has been clear, patient and inspiring and my daughter feels proud of her work.

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Jean Sep 6, 2019
Watercolor Painting · Online

Megan was delightful and I learned so much! I highly recommend taking a class with her.

Alexandra Sep 3, 2019
Drawing · Online

I had a great lesson with Megan, she is o kind and patient .

Theo Aug 22, 2019
Drawing · Online

The technology worked well, and Megan did a very good job. The first session exceeded my expectations.

Morgan C. Jul 18, 2019
Drawing · Online

Megan is wonderful working with my teenage daughter. She is fun and entertaining and the perfect fit!

Amanda Chambers Jul 16, 2019
Drawing · Online

Cecilia Jun 29, 2019
Acrylic Painting · Online

Megan was very prepared. In one hour only she walked my daughter through creating an entire acrylic paint beach scene. My daughter enjoyed it very much.

SHIJIE Z. May 3, 2019
Painting · Online

Jacob Apr 17, 2019
Drawing · Online

Megan was engaging, genuine, and had an extremely well-prepared lesson for us to start with. I felt like I gained a lot of important perspective about art, in both a technical sense and regarding the mentality of creating art. Great teacher. Looking forward to another lesson.

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Roberta Apr 8, 2019
Acrylic Painting · Online

Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!

Addie Jan 21, 2019
Drawing · Online

We loved our experience working with Megan. It was exactly what we were looking for, and I was amazed by how much my daughter got out of just one lesson. Will definitely look forward to working w Megan again.

Shawn Jan 11, 2019
Drawing · Online

Robert W. Jan 9, 2019
Oil Painting · Online

Stu N. Dec 10, 2018
Drawing · In home

Amazing! I'm excited about finally being able to draw photorealism!

Vivienne V. Oct 30, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In home

Megan is a fabulous teacher, dedicated to helping us explore and learn her art and the nuances of painting. She also has a very pleasant and sweet disposition - something that makes 4 self-critical new painters more at ease with the process.

Nancy Oct 12, 2018
Oil Painting · In home

Megan is very patient, easy going and super talented. The perfect instructor. I am an amateur and learned so much in just one lesson. Definitely booking more appointments.

Leanne H. Jun 5, 2018
Drawing · In studio

Megan certainly tailored the lesson to my personal goals. She is very gentle and patient as well as skilled as an artist and as a teacher.

Biju Apr 14, 2018
Drawing · Online

Megan was both professional and kind - clearly knows the subject well. I thought the approach to discuss the pillars of the content was a great idea and I am looking forward to the next lesson.

Samantha P. Mar 13, 2018
Acrylic Painting · Online

I made a last minute lesson with Megan as I panicked about a university project that I was in no way prepared for. She is a calming and professional energy that guides you along the first few movements. At the end of the class she summed up what the next steps would be, making sure to set me up for success. I will definitely be signing up again!

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Gerry C. Feb 6, 2018
Painting · In home

Megan was great . We did a "group " lesson with my 90 year old mother who has painted her whole life, but has not in the past 5 or so years along with my 7 year old daughter who loves art. A great experience for granddaughter and grandmother to bond.

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Manifa T. Jan 23, 2018
Acrylic Painting · In home

She is great! I have learned a lot and had so much fun with her.
She refreshed my mind after 17 years of not touching any brush neither doing any sketching....
I highly recommend her and can't wait for her upcoming classes in her own studio!

Chris Dec 12, 2017
Watercolor Painting · In home

Outstanding teacher! Took lessons with my kids. Megan is wonderful!

Derek Jun 14, 2017
Acrylic Painting · In studio

I had three other painting instructors before I came upon Megan's class and I will say she is the best painting teacher I have had and that does not come easy because I am a professional sculptor that has taught and taken many classes in the art field. Simply put Megan is at the top of her game and her style of teaching is one that most anybody will benefit from her classes.

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Katherine Jun 13, 2017
Painting · In studio

This was one of the best classes I have ever attended, in any subject, for the past 30 years. Megan is a brilliant and compassionate teacher. She made me feel like an artist. Thank you, Megan! --Katherine

Experience

Owner
Jan 2018 - Present

Fox Haven Atelier

Art classes in Topanga Canyon California. Teaching private, beginner and advance art classes in traditional mediums.

Adult Painting Class Director
Mar 2017 - Dec 2017

Alyce's Art Studio

Creating curriculum and teaching painting classes at this Art Studio.

Private Painting Tutor
Feb 2017 - Oct 2017

Novel Education Tutoring Company

Teaching oil painting classes to high profile clients in the entertainment industry.

Painting Instructor
May 2013 - Nov 2015

University of Texas in Austin

Taught a class based on Modern Masters of Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism and Cubism.

Business Owner
Jan 2011 - Aug 2014

ATX Art Classes

Opened an art class business in Austin Texas. Created drawing and painting classes for the general public.

Education

Classical and Modern Painting Technique and Theory
Apr 2009 - May 2013

Sub Rosa Atelier

Web Design and Interactive Design
Sep 2007 - May 2010

Austin Community College

BFA Painting
Aug 1999 - May 2004

Texas State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Portrait Painting
Jun 2012

Teaching Studios of Art

Contemporary Art Education
Jan 2012

SubRosa Atelier

Awards

The Edge of Realism
Jul 2014

Abend Gallery

Amsterdam Artist Residency
Aug 2013

BK-49 Artist Studios

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