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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 seniors.
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Julie D.

65 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS/BA from University of LaVerne
  • Teaching since 2000
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Julie D.

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From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and even starting your photography business, we work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.

Do you just want a review and critique of your photos to help you improve? Ask for our discounted fee for this service.

About Julie

How to Take an Online Class - Julie will teach you the process of signing up for and taking an online class. We will go through every step so you can be successful in today's world of online learning and work. Photography - Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessi

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Carter
I learned a great deal from working with Julie in a very short amount of time. She's extremely knowledgable and very patient. I look forward to continuing sessions with her in pursuit of achieving my goals.
Maria W.
I was a little sceptical at first how this classroom session was going to go. Julie is exactly what I have hoped for in an instructor, very thorough in teaching in a manner that helps me understand not only about my camera, but, what is expected. I believe that Julie is a good fit for me.
Aurora Hogden
I very much enjoy my lessons with Julie. She listens to what i'm interested in pursuing and guides me accordingly. She shares ideas and advice and most of all is supportive and encouraging.
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Jane M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Painting and Drawing from Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
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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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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.
Bob
Very good
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Priscilla D.

48 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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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Toshi M.

294 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Business from USC
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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. 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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Zachary V
He has a great technique for teaching a beginner like me. I enjoyed his pace and style. He was also patient as I am beginner. His technique is unique and something I feel comfortable with.
Heba
Thanks so much for Toshi in this quarantine time training. Toshi is a very strict teacher and mentor. And thank you for being an inspiration for my Japanese journey. You taught me how to strive for perfect pronunciation and precise in Japanese speaking skills, giving 200% when I’m studying/training and push my self over the limit. You taught me how to think smart and better, confidence for my Japanese. You totally changed my negativity. I will keep training as hard as my brain allows me to do so. Thanks ❤️
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Toshi is an excellent teacher for students of any skill level! He's very knowledgable, friendly, and does a great job including information about Japanese culture to help teach the language.
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Eli P.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eli P.

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General Painting, for those interested in multiple mediums! We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theme-ing, and more! We'll learn how to apply these techniques with different mediums.

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private

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Gwen / Jeffrey T.
He's fantastic. My son, who is 8, loves the lessons and his drawing has improved immensely. Eli is a natural teacher and is really great with kids. Highly recommend.

We started with the lessons being in-home but have transitioned to online and those have been working out great too.
Leah F.
Super friendly and helpful!
Sean

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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons for Seniors

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons is $73. 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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