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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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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 kids.
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Jane M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Awarded Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum) from Currier Museum of Art
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
  • Painting and Drawing from Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy
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Jane M.

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I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Taking care of brushes. Paper selection. Painting outdoors in the open air, from photographs, or from still lifes. Using your phone to help you edit your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists.

Subject matter can include landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, color grids, and more.

Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.

About Jane

I LOVE teaching. I'm an award-winning artist and I've taught watercolor & drawing for 20+ years. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy. I've taught at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard

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Diane R.
great class
Diane R.
great lesson
Diane R.
very good lesson

Sandy K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
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Sandy K.

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To draw is to be fearless. If you are interested in drawing from life, then I can assist by teaching you the basics or show you how to improve your skill set. I work as a professional artist and have a great deal of knowledge about materials and processes. I enjoy working in ink, pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and pastel (oil and soft). I am also into combining media. I have taught for over a decade and my students range in age from children to senior citizens.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows

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Dove
My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson. We will definitely continue!
Vedha G.
Sandy was great. Vedha loved the class very much
Evan age 7 and Hazel age 8 G.
More than an excellent art instructor who understands her students/ Sandy adds random teaching moments that enhance the studio experience.
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Priscilla D.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaching since 2004
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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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Kara W.
I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.
Aarti B.
Priscilla is fantastic. My son really enjoys his lessons with her, which have been both in our home and now online. She is patient and understanding and has made it a very enjoyable experience!
Nick
Priscilla was amazing and helped me achieve all the singing goals I had set going in, which were to strengthen my voice and breathing, expand my range, and identify where in the body to sing from. She was very friendly, and by starting each lesson with meditation it really helped set a relaxing tone for the rest of the time.
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Paul M.

1 Review
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Paul M.

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Do you want to draw cartoons or caricatures for fun, publication or profit?

I can teach you how.

Drawing cartoons is fun and easy. Anybody can do it. Including you.

Bring your imagination, a pencil, eraser, and a few sheets of paper.

And get ready to have fun!

About Paul

I have taught how to draw cartoons and caricatures at schools, libraries, comic cons, colleges, museums and community centers. I've met Stan Lee (yes, THE Stan Lee), Jeff Smith (creator of BONE graphic novels) and Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy). I always enjoy meeting other cartoonists, an

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Charles
Amazing art!
Yuyou
Great!
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Toshi M.

294 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner
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Toshi M.

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About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA for over 20 years. (PST) 🌟 I am also working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the better

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Kiernan
My first Japanese lesson was excellent. Because of my weird amount of previous knowledge, we spent a large amount of the time finding my exact skill level and fixing my bad intonations, and where I need to start. It was very fun to try to communicate my own thoughts in Japanese, and Toshi was very patient with me while I fumbled my words. I look forward to future lessons and I have high hopes for the final results.
Juliette
Toshi taught Japanese to my 12-year-old son. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He was asking key questions about the Japanese problems to my son. My son felt comfortable with his way of tutoring, even Toshi is knowledgeable, he is not intimidating at all, he is a friendly Japanese wizard.
Renn
Toshi is an excellent tutor. He does a great job of assessing a student's ability, interests, and goals and tailoring the lessons to the student. He has a gift for teaching, and he creates a wonderful space for learning. As someone has mastered a number of other languages and complex grammars, I know the importance of technical ability as well, and Toshi has an excellent command of grammar, syntax, and structures of Japanese. He is a native speaker AND a great teacher. I feel fortunate to have found him and am happy to recommend him.
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Megan R.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
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Megan R.

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Learn beginner or advance techniques in painting. 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 classical painting methods, 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

*NEW GROUP ART ClASSROOM NOW OPEN * Meeting each week in Zoom, watch high resolution step by step live classes every week! Beginner friendly drawing and painting assignments provide the new art student and experienced art student a strong foundation. Live Q and A each class to answer your qu

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Kennedy
Really good teacher, learned so much in just an hour.
Meg & Mal P.
Kids enjoyed doing watercolors with Megan and both reported back enthusiastically that they loved the teacher :) The summer flowers look beautiful! Thanks Megan for your instruction - looking forward to our lessons.
Poorva P.

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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons for Kids

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
30 min
$36 average
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$45 average
60 min
$67 average

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