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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Mayra N.

San Diego, CA
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Lynn B.

Carlsbad, CA
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Bolingbrook, IL

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Students will identify a place that is special to them and represent the place and what makes it special through words and oil painting
“My students love this program! Truly, what an amazing gift this has been to our art community! Never have I felt so competent in incorporating art integration into my curriculum.”

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Joe March 8, 2017
Verified Student · Watercolor Painting · In studio
Friendly, engaging, supportive...look forward to future lessons.
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Patrick F. January 28, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Kelvin is very personable and truthfully critiques your skill based on the level you should be at. I look forward to the class sessions and enjoy practicing what I'm being taught.
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Maria H. January 27, 2017
Verified Student · Cello · Online
Was not the match for me.

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San Diego, CA
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Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

"Experienced art teacher of 27 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 acrylic + oil paints, and heavy duty mediums. For color reference, I typically use medium to large flat brushes, metal palettes, varnish and resin. I practice and execute on canvas. I also have the following tools available to use as color reference during lessons: HGTV Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Dwell Magazine, House & Homes Magazine, Pantone color books, my favorite music, and more. Let's ...

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mzia February 21, 2017
Verified Student · Abstract Painting · In studio
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
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Elena & Erik S. October 12, 2016
Verified Student · Acrylic Painting · In studio
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!
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Marilyn B. September 11, 2016
Verified Student · Acrylic Painting · In home
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!!!

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Carlsbad, CA
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From basic beginner skills such as color mixing and showing basic brush strokes, to advanced technical skills using color for dynamic design. I have taught thousands of people from 5 year old complete beginners to advanced. I teach in a way that no one teaches. I actually show every brushstroke. You will start a painting and by the end will not only have a finished gorgeous painting that you will honestly be amazed that you did it, you will have many new skills to take to the next painting and be able to apply those skills forever.

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elizabeth March 3, 2017
Verified Student · Drawing · Online
Lynn is an excellent teacher. She knows excellent how to take you through the process so you understand exactly where you are going and when you go home it is easier to recall. Rare in a teacher. Thanks Lynn!
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Heather February 6, 2017
Verified Student · Drawing · In studio
Fabulous experience! She is very patient and knowledgable, and imparts a feeling that I really CAN do this. I'm thrilled!
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Danielle D. November 8, 2016
Verified Student · Drawing · In studio
Extremely talented and patient!

Ivan F.

Brooklyn, NY
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Roger G.

Miami, FL
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Tiffany S.

Gering, NE
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Brooklyn, NY

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Hello, everyone! Painting is my second passion after music. I will help to find creative images and show some techniques to embody them!

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Joseph February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Amazing teacher, very talented and very accommodating to each students level. Highly recommend.
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Ivy N. January 17, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
He was great. We got so much done than all my other teachers,if anyone is looking for a piano teacher I would recommend Ivan
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Tammy C. December 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Ivan is a wonderful instructor and is always very flexible with my child. He is always willing to adjust his approach to tailor lessons to fit my child's needs whether she would like to learn classical or modern piano. He is also always very patient and nice. We really enjoy working with him!

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Miami, FL
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From the preparation of the idea, the canvas and the materials through the process of design and composition to the application and final render of the image and idea, let me teach you how to perfectly compose a space using simple geometry, rough in your ideas with your under painting and the. Clarify and express your final notes with perfection. Express yourself, your ideas, without having to doubt your abilities.

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Ali Y. August 4, 2016
Verified Student · Painting · In studio
He was great!
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Sam H. May 16, 2016
Verified Student · Sculpture · In studio
Roger was generous with his time and gave me more than I could have hoped for. He spent a good deal of time preparing clay models before our class which made th e time spent there extremely productive
I am exhausted from the class and look forward to trying out the techniques he taught me on my next works
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Sam April 23, 2016
· Sculpture · Online
Great experience.
Looking forward to getting started
His experience has already helped me avoid making a number of beginner mistakes

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Gering, NE

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Experienced art teacher of 4+ 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 oil painting skills. Students should have the following tools available to use during lessons: oil paints, canvas, linseed oil/walnut oil, paintbrushes, smocks.

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Judy March 9, 2017
Verified Student · Photography · Online
Very helpful first lesson. Tiffany has a great way of explaining things in terms that I can understand.
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Shana January 9, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · In home
Tiffany was awesome. She didn't rush me, explained why I was painting certain things first/last. I'm a super beginner and was pleasantly surprised with what I painted!

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