Ollie Glatzer

Ollie G.

Oakland, CA
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Ollie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I love looking at art, reading about art and making art!

Art heals and the creation of it is I believe, empowering. My current practice is an expanding body of drawn and painted works that explore form through geometric, abstract, sculptural and musical languages.

From an early age, I grew up learning about art by watching my mother create. I loved the freedom and challenge that it provided me when I was young and over time have come to evolve and develop my own practice and language as an adult. In addition to art I am a Violist, Sound Designer and Composer and feel very strongly that the work I do visually has deep roots in sound and music.


Interlochen Arts Academy (Focus in Viola) 1995
Oberlin College (BFA Viola and Art) 2000

Upcoming Shows 2019:

From There to Here. (Jun 22 - Jul 27) - Sara Lisch Gallery, Berkeley
Grids & Geoforms. (Jul 12 - Sep 12) - Guerilla Cafe, Berkeley

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BFA Music and Art
Sep 1996 - Dec 2000
Oberlin College
Sep 1993 - Jun 1995
Interlochen Arts Academy


Artist Trust Gap Grant Award 2007
Sep 2008
Artist Trust

Photos & Videos

Warrior, 2019, acrylic paint and drawing, 18x24 in.

This is an artist profile video that was created for a commissioned mural that I created in Emeryville.
This is a mural I was commissioned to paint for the East Bay Express in Oakland, California. 2016

This is a mural commission for the Emeryville Public Market. 2016

Mural commission for a start up company in San Francisco. 2014

Here's a recent selfie demonstrating how I have taken a sketchbook concept and built out a larger painting based on it.
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Sye-Ok May 25, 2019
Watercolor Painting · In studio

Ollie is an excellent, supportive, and friendly teacher! This is my first time using TakeLessons, and I enjoyed my time spent with Ollie. He was able to give me technical guidance, but also allowed me to play around. I appreciate that he was able to customize my lessons with my personal goals, and even suggest local art I may be interested in. I booked a 1 hour session, and the time flew by! He also allows you to use his brushes and paints the first session, and then gives recommendations for paints/brushes based on your skill level and budget. Looking forward to booking my next lesson. Highly recommend.

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