Megan Rose

Megan R.

Topanga, CA
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Lesson Details

Abstract Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught over 500 students how to paint! Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.
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Megan teaches



Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Thanks for considering me as your art teacher! I look forward to talking with you about your goals and creating a custom lesson to fit your needs. Wether you are a beginner, looking to gain a new skill, a student, wanting more creativity in your life or coming back to art after a break, I have the education and experience to help 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!

Group Art Classes*:
I also offer group art classes as a way for family and friends to bond through the creative process !

*Group Lessons have special pricing - Please contact me about Group prices*

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Adult Painting Class Director
Mar 2017 - Present
Alyce's Art Studio

Creating curriculum and teaching painting classes at this Art Studio.

Private Painting Tutor
Feb 2017 - Present
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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Portrait Painting
Jun 2012
Teaching Studios of Art

Contemporary Art Education
Jan 2012
SubRosa Atelier


The Edge of Realism
Jul 2014
Abend Gallery
Amsterdam Artist Residency
Aug 2013
BK-49 Artist Studios

Photos & Videos

"Red Self Portrait" Oil on board

"Two Dancers"
Acrylic on hardboard

charcoal on paper

Plein Aire Landscape watercolor

Plein Aire Landscape Watercolor

Watercolor portrait from life

“Tree house dreams” watercolor on paper

Charcoal on paper

Graphite pencil on paper
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11 Reviews

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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

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