I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, The Museum of the Living Artist, The San Diego Art Department, Sanctuary Gallery, Limbo Fine Arts, and Sushi Gallery. I have just started to show in other cities, most recently at the Rialto Theater in Corpus Christi, Texas and The Nico Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
Along with my painting career,
I have created children’s book and magazine illustrations, done graphic design work, and taught others how to express themselves creatively through art. I have been creating curricula for children’s art programs and teaching them. I also have been teaching adults how to paint at the San Diego Art Department for the past 10 years and, in the past two years, with Painting &Vino.
Through my decade of teaching painting, I have honed a teaching style that encourages students to balance creativity and imagination with technique and skill. I strive to help students discover a process in which they are able to express themselves creatively while also teaching paint application techniques, color theory and the Elements and Principles of design. I am often in front of 50+ people at a time presenting my painting techniques within a limited amount of time.
I look forward to coaching you whether you're someone who hasn't painted since you were a kid or you're a seasoned painter who just needs a little help, encouragement or direction.
*** Lesson Details *** Subjects may include, but are not limited to: -Color theory -The Elements & Principles of Design and how to use them -The Creative Process -Creating a Composition When You Don't Know What to Paint -Creating a Painting Using a Photo as a Reference -Glazing -Oil vs. Acrylic Paints -Advice for Artists with Works-In-Process
I am happy to teach a student anything s/he wants to explore within the realm of painting.
Debra October 11, 2016
Watercolor Painting ·
Debra September 24, 2016
Watercolor Painting ·
Deron is a great instructor. He is very inspiring and he's patient. I recommend him highly!
Heidi February 11, 2016
I really am enjoying my art lessons with Deron. Drawing is something I've wanted to learn for years. Deron is personable, patient, and quite knowledgable in this realm. He's a talented artist! I feel like I gain new insights after every lesson.
Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students!
Experienced/International fine artist of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of abstract expressionistic skills. I specialize in high quality acrylic-oil-metallic-chalk paints, and heavy duty mediums. I typically use medium to large flat brushes, metal palettes, varnish and resin. I practice and paint on wood and canvas. My favorite tools to use as color reference are HGTV Magazine, Rea
l Simple Magazine, Dwell Magazine, House & Homes Magazine, and Pantone color books. Music is a must. Tell a friend and sign up for a private lesson with me.
Tell a friend and sign up today!
BEGINNERS enjoy the benefit of a non-competitive environment. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting without being lost in a group setting.
For the INTERMEDIATE painters, these sessions help the artist further develop their skills or work on specific areas of weakness. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.
The more ADVANCED artist benefits by exploring their own personal style. Finding your own artistic voice can be challenging in a group and sharing a new direction with other students can be overwhelming. Watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.
Clases de pintura en español también disponibles. Inscribete!
Elena & Erik S. October 12, 2016
Acrylic Painting ·
In studio Verified Student
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!
Marilyn B. September 11, 2016
Acrylic Painting ·
In home Verified Student
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 Verified Student
Mayra is amazing! Taught me a lot and had fun the whole time!!
Hannah seeks to share her passions for yoga, travel, art, nature, adventure, and creativity with you!
Hannah creates balanced, fun, intellectual, refreshing yoga sequences that take you on far away imaginary journeys while also teaching deeper yoga philosophy and wellness concepts. These classes are available live in San Diego or on video (many filmed on location) to take you on an inspiring journey abroad!
With 4 years of experience as a flight attendant, and many more adventures preceding, Hannah's curiosity and adventurous spirit have explored ancient ruins, pilgrimage treks, world f
amous art museums, countless natural beauty vistas and monuments, while encountering and soaking in elements from worldwide cultures. She has chosen San Diego as her home because of the abundant sunshine, aesthetic design, friendly people, nourishing nature, and yogic culture.
She also had the opportunity to teach 4 years of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media to students from grades 5-12 at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, Torrey Pines High School, and Endeavour Academy. Her lessons focused on individual creativity and learning about historical and cultural art techniques from around the world. Through the Language of Art, she taught the Elements (line, shape, form, value, space, color, and texture) as well as the Principles (balance, contrast, proportion, variety, unity, and gradation) in each art project. Hannah encouraged every student to analyze their own artwork and the artwork of others through discussions and presentations. Today, she offers private art lessons to individuals of any age who would like to explore their creative side in their media of choice.
Hannah first tried yoga at the end of her college studies, when her fingertips were 6-8 inches from touching the ground (in forward fold), then she dabbled in yoga on Nintendo Wii. She really dove in and found transformation through Yoga One San Diego. In 2012, while serving tables at Cafe Chloe, Hannah met Laura McCorey, a teacher and blog writer from Yoga One, and began learning yoga in beautiful Balboa Park. Laura opened her perspective to the healing aspect that yoga can bring and she began to find inner balance and peace as she practiced 3-4 times a week at the studio for the following years to the present. With an athletic background of a runner and hiker, Hannah gradually began to increase in flexibility, balance and whole body strength. Today, her palms can press against the earth in forward fold! This teaches us that yoga is not for the flexible, but it is here to help us become more flexible!
In fall of 2014, after completing the Rainbow Kids Yoga Training, she stumbled upon the opportunity to also teach yoga to her students at the charter school. She continued to deepen her practice as she received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certifficate from Yoga One San Diego in March 2015. Hannah shared her passion of travel by taking kids through imaginary journeys to different places. This passion evolved into teaching live adult adventure classes at Yoga One San Diego and Waterfront Park.
Hannah's students have been able to experience the joy and health benefits that yoga has to offer. Hannah emphasizes safety in getting into and out of poses, proper alignment, and the benefits of breathing with your movements (Vinyasa Flow). She incorporates partner poses like 'Bicycle" and "House" to teach trusting and interconnected relationships.
Hannah enjoys inspiring her students through a full body experience of movement with breath, muscle strength and flexibility, connection with others, listening to verbal instructions and stories, playing world music, aromatherapy, and symbolism through visual art.
Hannah has had the opportunity to teach a Kids Summer Camp in 2015 that connects the yoga lessons to her art lessons. For example, she taught a Rain forest theme lesson with poses like tree, frog, jaguar, and rainbow, then incorporated illustration examples through books about the Rain forest, and students drew and colored their own illustration with these animals and objects. Further, after a yoga lesson of Things that Fly, students created bald eagles with vinyl by tracing their hands for the wings. Hannah aspires to share her light and enthusiasm to anyone who is open.
Hannah loves Half Moon pose and the contrast that it represents with the sun, similar to yin/yang philosophy. There are many contrasts in our life that are meant to be observed and appreciated: night/day, inhale/exhale, forward-bend/back-bend, hot/cold, energetic/calm, in/out, up/down, new/old, fast/slow, work/play, travel/home, left/right, clean/dirty, empty/full, difficult/easy, and young/old. She is inspired to continue to grow on her journey and share it with you!
Holt L. November 19, 2016
In studio Verified Student
The kids really enjoy lessons with her
Sarah J. July 14, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I love having Hannah as my piano teacher. She is incredibly kind, patient, and considerate. She is superb at customizing the lessons to my interests and her positive attitude empowers me though challenging pieces. I trust her implicitly to provide the best music has to offer and I look forward to learning new topics and techniques each week. I give her my highest recommendation.
M Tupper August 22, 2015
My daughter has been a student of Hannah's for over a year. My daughter's talent has grown and developed quite a bit under her instruction. An added bonus, my daughter loves her! Highly recommended by child and parents!
Hi there! My name is Rachel, and my love for art and teaching began when I was very young. I graduated from California State University Fullerton with a B.A. in Art Education, and completed my Single Subject Teaching Credential for art in 2012. I've taught private lessons to students of all ages since 2005. I am a published author of two coloring books called Botanical Wonderland and Desert Wonderland, which you can find at Barnes and Noble, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Stores, & on Amazon. I am passionate about helping others achieve success in their own creativity. As an artist, I love
to break the rules. As a teacher, I will show you the techniques I know and have learned through the years, and will encourage you to find your own style and voice. I have painted custom pieces for individuals, businesses, interior designers, and have designed fabric for an exclusive clothing line. I love art, and I want you to love it too! Please see my work here: www.rachelreinert.com
I have been a photographer since 1973 and am proficient at many different types of photography and have been teaching digital photography since 2005. I teach photography and processing work, one on one for beginner and intermediate students. All photography lessons are hands-on and are taught at the location best suited to the type photography you want to learn. Processing lessons using Adobe Lightroom are taught on your computer.