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Kathy S.

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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Kathy S.

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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, a kid who just loves art, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lives, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chi

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Kathy is great, she gave feedback on three of my paintings, we discussed what worked well and where I can improve as well as suggestions and examples of others works that are aligned with my style.
Shamail
I just want to stay with you!🥰
Shamail
I loooooove art!
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Megan R.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $89
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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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

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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I loved it it was challenging
Jeremy F.
Megan is a wonderful instructor with a friendly, nurturing attitude to help students learn their goals. She possesses a strong knowledge in surrealistic and realistic art and my time with her has been nothing but positive.
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Gina B.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $130
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gina B.

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Gesture, Expression and Experiment are my tools. I combination with an education in materials and the willingness to keep playing we end up confidently creating image. It is impossible to get anything done in an hour so try to find a way to book a longer time. Materials are somewhat included as I always have things but do contribute with art supplies, paper, found things. It's not necessary to spend a lot of money at the art supply store, just keep your eyes open at garage sales, etc and your store of materials will accumulate.

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and ca

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Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
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Roya M.

55 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Roya M.

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I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Lisa Hermanns
Roya is very encouraging and pleasant to work with!!!She picks wonderful lessons that address your interests and skill level. I look forward to improving my drawing skills and growing as a student of art!!!!
Andrew
She is very niice and patient.
Becky
She was just wonderful in showing me different techniques with each lesson.
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Deron C.

17 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
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Deron C.

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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with paint for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron

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

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Paul D.
Great teacher! Excellent, patience, very helpful!
Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
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Priscilla L.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaching since 2004
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Priscilla L.

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You will learn all you should know about abstract painting, from choosing the right paint, paper, and brush, varnishing and creating a collage to creating a complete composition. I will assist you in creating abstract painting or mixed media art without spending a fortune on tools and materials. Plus you will be confident in understanding not only the technique like how to create texture but also your expression in this art form will take new life. Every class we work on something new. It’s great for the beginners and advanced students. The topics covered include Primer, Texture, Paints, Brushes, Undercoat, Dark undercoat, Dimensions, Details, Painting process, and more.

About Priscilla

Hi! I’m Ms. P., a music teacher who values a unique and creative approach to learning music. In my career, I’ve realized the importance of using a variety of teaching techniques catered to a student's learning style. From beginners to advanced, my goal is to guide students to create a fun and up

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JONATHAN
Priscilla (Ms. P) is a wonderful instructor. She is fun, engaging and enthusiastic; but also a serious motivator for my preteen. I especially appreciate the weekly lesson summary provided by Ms. P that detail what was accomplished in the lesson and emphasizing what was performed particularly well by my student. I highly recommend Ms. P to anyone interested.
Debbie
Great fund of knowledge, enthusiastic, makes it fun to learn, and meets you where you are musically with encouragement to practice and make progress towards your goal. Really appreciate her unique approach to settle and center initially to make for a better experience during the lesson. Highly recommend.
Emily Y.
Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing abstract painting 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 Abstract Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute abstract painting lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $125 per hour.
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"Roya is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. I have taken two classes thus far and look forward to continuing to learn from her. She is supportive and encouraging and really wants to help me tap into finding my true artist."
Denise
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"My daughter is learning so much, and she look forward for many more lessons . Lauren is very patience. as well."
Grace
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Great teacher and lots of information to use again"
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Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Awesome first lesson with Lauren! 😊"
Jaylyn
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"She is very kind and cares about her students. She is the best professor I've ever had."
Pari
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya was very helpful and taught many new techniques that will easily be applied on my own. Would definitely recommend lessons with Roya."
Reed
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"She was so encouraging and helpful. I feel that maybe I can learn to paint."
Becky
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Excellent painting class and great teacher !
If you consider doing a painting class, I highly recommend Roya Mansourkhani. She is an amazing painter and an encouraging teacher with a lot of patience. I learned loads of new techniques and created paintings I was pleased with."
Sima
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had."
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Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Great! I look forward to the next class."
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Took Abstract Painting lessons from Gina B.
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Private Abstract Painting Lessons Near You

Have you ever wondered what art is? Can anything be art, or must it mean something? Must art be skillfully made, or do pictures painted by children count? When you consider art, the task of defining it becomes more challenging. 

Thanks to the trouble of defining what's art and what isn't, abstract art is one of the most controversial forms because not every person gets it. If a big red dot in the middle of a black canvas — something pretty much anyone could paint — inspires one person, but not another, is it art? In abstract painting classes, you'll begin to understand what makes abstract artwork art and learn how to make your own. 

Why Learn Abstract Painting?

Abstract painting is one of the most therapeutic types of painting because there aren't any rules. A hig

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hly beneficial pursuit, abstract art inspires and improves the creative centers in your brain. It also relieves stress. In addition, abstract art improves a person's non-verbal communication skills. 

The Best Way to Learn Abstract Painting and What You'll Study in Lessons

Although the internet offers plenty of free abstract painting lessons and tutorials, the best way to learn both abstract painting basics and advanced techniques is with a private teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your instructor's undivided attention and the kind of one-on-one, personalized instruction that simply isn't available with free online videos or in larger class settings. You'll improve quickly with your teacher's immediate feedback, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers customize every individual class to meet the student's unique needs, keeping in mind your existing skill level, interests, and preferred learning styles. For example, abstract painting classes for adults differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from abstract painting lessons for children. Studying the types of abstract painting and media that interest you most, you'll stay motivated and interested, while your skills and techniques improve greatly!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Abstract Painting

If you've never before created an intentionally abstract painting, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your abstract painting tutor will introduce you to all the basic ideas you need to start creating abstract art with paint. You'll learn what defines abstract art, what it is, and what it isn't. With this knowledge, you'll begin learning how to convey ideas, thoughts, moods, feelings, and more through abstraction. In these classes, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to painting (different types of paint and how to use them)
  • Learn to define abstract art
  • Creative paint application techniques
  • Learn about composition and negative space
  • Work with color and learn about color theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Abstract Painting

If you've studied a bit of abstract art, but want to improve your process for creating your own, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, your abstract painting teacher will introduce you to new techniques, while challenging you to create increasingly complex compositions. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Learn to glean meaning from abstract imagery
  • Understanding how brushstrokes effect a composition's mood
  • Translate color into concrete meaning
  • Think about how composition creates tone
  • Attempt to convey specific meaning with abstract imagery

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Abstract Painting

Advanced lessons are intended for well-practiced abstract artists. Whether you're delving into paint for the first time or want to hone your skills, advanced lessons can help you perfect your talent. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to study with a professional abstract artist and challenge yourself to improve your techniques. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Developing personal style in abstract art
  • Tackle challenging subject matter and themes
  • Creating thematically cohesive collections
  • Preparing a collection for a gallery show
  • Finding your way around the business of art

How to Find an Abstract Painting Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn how to use abstract images to inspire concrete emotions, you'll develop a strong foundation in the principles of abstract painting by studying with a private teacher. Luckily, finding a private abstract painting tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to art students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a tutor, we recommend browsing several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other abstract art students. 

The cost of abstract painting classes varies, but TakeLessons teacher bases their teaching rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, it's simple to find a teacher who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you pick up new skills and improve your technique after just a few lessons!