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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your visual arts lessons are live, interactive, and customized for adults.
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Megan R.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
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Megan R.

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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.

About Megan

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

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Joneah Johnson
she is inspiring, nice, caring, and gives you time when you need it
Katie Miller
Megan was a wonderful teacher! I had 1.5 hours for a lesson and felt I learned so much. I am a beginner and she taught in a clear and concise way. I would recommend.
Thora Inna N.
I've had four lessons now and I'm learning quite a lot!
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Priscilla D.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
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Priscilla D.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email and call shortly after. Briefly discussing and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class.

About Priscilla

I go by Ms. P and I have a huge passion for teaching music, art and photography! I am from a musical and visual arts family in Brazil. My background in music ranges from classical, gospel, pop, rock and jazz and my background in photography ranges from portraits, street photography and fine art. I’

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Barbara
Very knowledgeable. Great teacher!
Mery
She is very friendly and make me comfortable on my first day. Had so much fun and I cannot wait for next week 😁
Naomi W.
It was our first lesson d Priscilla brought such positive energy and fun to the lesson that my daughter is looking forward to the next one!
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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
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Giuseppe B.

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We will learn how to draw from real life/still life to paper with graphite, ink or charcoal. We will understand line forms, shading styles and line control. We will gain a strong foundation understanding of using basic shapes to get final images.

About Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and

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Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks
YUSI Z.
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Toshi M.

288 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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Japanese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language.

In modern calligraphy, a number of tools are used to make a composition. Most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of the Study.
You need to purchase at the Japanese store or internet store.

1. A brush
2. An ink stick (sumi).
3. Mulberry paper (washi)
4. An inkstone (suzuri) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.

5. A paperweight (bunchin) to hold the paper in place
6. A cloth (shi ta ji ki) to place under the paper (often newsprint is used as well) to prevent ink from bleeding through.

[ Japanese Tea Ceremony class ] Only Online

Today the tearoom is famous not only in Japan but all over the world. I offer to teach the ways of tea ceremony throughout the world via online classes.

Students will not only learn about green tea, the utensils, and the method of tea preparation, but they will also learn about traditional attire, etiquette, and the spiritual ...

About Toshi

Welcome! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I am a veteran native Japanese language tutor with over 15 years of experience. I teach people of all ages (from 2 to 85 years old) from all over the world, both in person and through online platforms. I am cu

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pablo
Toshi Sensei was great at sharing a mix of Japanese cultural knowledge and language skills. Our first session was jam packed with valuable learning. Looking forward to future sessions.
Josh
Very personable and knowledgeable. Easy to learn from.
Armen
I'm totally new to Japanese and I was very nervous. I just completed my 4th lesson and I'm finding learning Japanese is fun! Toshi is very patient and he is helping me create a plan forward. I have been working hard and have kind of gotten Hiragana,Katakana, but I need a lot more practice. I am able to read and write some words and in our lesson today I spoke my first complete Japanese sentence. Thank you Toshi for your help and for making my Japanese journey fun!
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David L.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Studio Art from Wake Forest University
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David L.

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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David

I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who lik

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Melissa
I LOVE this class it's challanging but easy David helps me soooooo much i LOVE this. I used better grammar ; )
Michael
I loe working with him he really is the best
Daniel Y.
this dude is the best. patient, adaptive, empathetic, effective.
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Kayla Louven G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • One-Year Bible from West Coast Baptist College
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Kayla Louven G.

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Have you seen people on social media write calligraphy and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

The topics in calligraphy that YOU can learn:
-Best Starter Kit for Beginners
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Basic Vectorizing and Lettering Overlay (without Photoshop!)
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing visual arts teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons for Adults

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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$44 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$76 average

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