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Popular Visual Arts Teachers near Corte Madera

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About Elena A.

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Rodeo, CA
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Highly Motivated & Excited Teacher and Inspiration Mover. Building confidence in various subjects from Art to Dance to Computer Skills.

Come to the class one way, and leave a brand new person rega
rdless of which class you take with Elena A.

Founder & CEO of MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc. a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, Elena teaches classes to support the community and continues to boost careers in the Bay!
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Jonathan September 30, 2015
· Filmmaking · In studio
MMTB's day-long intensives with Elena are astounding. DO NOT go in with a closed mind, or thinking you know things - if you do, you will walk away bitter and confused, because Elena will challenge everything you know - BUT you will walk away with a completely new perspective if you allow yourself to learn. The days are intense (as expected), so be prepared to abandon everything you knew on the fly - and be prepared to have your mind blown, and explore aspects of your art you've never explored before.
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Elena A.

Elena A.

Rodeo, CA 94572
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$25 / 30-min

About Suchaya R.

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San Francisco, CA

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A UC San Diego class of 2016 graduate, majoring in Economics and minoring in Visual Art Studio.
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Suchaya R.

Suchaya R.

San Francisco, CA 94117
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$40 / 30-min

About Sarah L.

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Redwood City, CA
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About Sarah
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2
007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustration. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Brandon February 10, 2017
Verified Student · Sewing · In studio
Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it.
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Clifford December 17, 2016
Verified Student · Photography · In studio
Working with Sarah has been great! She has shared her knowledge freely, has a keen, artistic eye, and provides lots of creative solutions. I hope to enlist her services again in the future.
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Dana G. December 16, 2016
Verified Student · Sewing · In studio
Best experience ever.
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Sarah L.

Sarah L.

San Mateo, CA 94402
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$20 / 30-min

About Leigh C.

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Sonoma, CA

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Hi my name is Leigh, I've been a professional portrait/life documentary photographer since 2000. I specialize in real "in the moment", on location, natural light photography creating visual legacies f
or private and non profit clients.

I have been teaching photography since 1997 to kids thru adults. My goals are simple, to teach you the tools of your camera to help you solve technical problems and give you the ability to stretch your creativity. And most importantly to teach you how to see photographically so you may find your own unique visual voice.

My strengths are:
Customize lessons for each student based on what they want to learn, simplified explanations, hands on visual exercises to strengthen the way you see and supportive feedback to help you improve. I am really looking forward to helping you understand your camera's tools and helping you to develop your unique photographic voice!
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George January 1, 2017
· Photography · In studio
I've taken two classes from Leigh. Both were held at the Sonoma Community Center.
The first was "beyond auto settings." I had an SLR film camera and was pretty good with it. When I "graduated" to a digital camera I was a bit confused and intimidated by all the buttons, bells, and whistles. I knew it could do what my old SLR could do, but the manual was of little help to me. So I kept it on "auto," which is not what I wanted to do. And then I took the class.
Leigh presented topics in a logical progression. The handouts were helpful. (I still have all my handouts.) One challenge was that each student had a different camera. Leigh took the time to work individually with each student if he/she was having any trouble with the topic at hand.
We had weekly assignments -- use a slow shutter speed, "bracket" your shots -- and we brought them to the next class. (We did need to get a flash drive for this.) Leigh would show each students pictures and we'd critique them.
Gotta say that I took some pretty crappy pictures, but Leigh always offered constructive comments, usually on how this could have been a better shot, as well as what she liked about each shot.
For one class, we went on a "field trip." We met at Sonoma Plaza and fanned out, shooting whatever we wanted. Leigh was available to offer advice as to setting up the shots as well as the technical settings on the cameras.

The second class was "learning to see photographically." This was a bit different and, in my opinion, far more challenging. We were to take the technical knowledge we learned in "beyond auto settings" and apply it to a themed project. Each week we had an assignment and again brought the photos in on a flash drive. Again, good comments by Leigh on our work. And again, I had some pretty crappy shots. As Leigh pointed out how they could be better, I would go and reshoot many of them -- and they were remarkably better the second time!

For both classes, Leigh provided each student with a CD of his/her best shots. Nice touch.

I enjoy Leigh as a person. I admire her photography. (She shared some of her own work with the classes. Nothing egotistical, mind you, just showing us some techniques and explaining the technical aspects of each.) I've gotten to know Leigh outside of class. She's a good person!

I would recommend her to anyone wanting to take a photography class.
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Steve January 1, 2017
· Photography · In studio
As a novice and not really computer friendly I found the class very informative. Would highly recommend it. Boosted my confidence!
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Dave January 1, 2017
· Photography · In studio
You want a teacher? Get Leigh. She is dedicated, diligent, caring and responsive. Her major strength is to get people involved in their own learning. With Leigh you do stuff, not just hear stuff. Take a course from Leigh and you won't be the same-you'll remember what you learned and will see the world differently.
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Leigh C.

Leigh C.

Sonoma, CA 95476
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$40 / 30-min

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