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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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I have been teaching water painting for almost 10 years..
This is a very exciting class! Students will learn How to Paint Watercolors, How to hold a watercolor brush and Basic Brush Control Exercises etc...
I will get you started and perhaps inspire you, as a watercolor painter. I can supply lessons on the craft and skills, but purpose is what is driving you to want to try to create art. What that vision is, is unique for everyone. The footsteps of the path that lies before you are yours to follow until you can find your own path.
So what are you waiting for ? Sign up your lesson today!

About Kelvin
I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str
ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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Xuan March 5, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Very interesting!
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Anonymous February 19, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
Excellent first lesson with Kelvin with my 12 year old son beginner.
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Olena February 11, 2019
· Violin · Online
Kelvin was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating! Wonderful teacher!
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Kelvin L.

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About Dovile R.

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Villa Park, IL
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About Dovile
I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
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Ratna June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Kept cancelling. Unresponsive to my texts. Not my type of teacher as she was very unproffesional.
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Riya June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Horrible. Kept on cancelling. Never got to see her.
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Gaye B. May 6, 2018
· Jewelry Design · Online
Dovile is knowledgeable and patient. She has showed me ways to improve what little I know and move forward.
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Dovile R.

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About Liz A.

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Redwood City, CA

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I an an award winning artist and I work as a freelance illustrator in the editorial and children's market place. I also teach on a regulr basis. I am an art instructor for Young 5's program in the Emile Reggio style of teaching as well as Instruct students (8- adult) in picture book classes, art workshops and one on one picture book art mentorship programs. I help students find their unique visual voice and techniques. I creat my own specialized syllabi and assignments for my students.

About Liz
As a 30-year award winning professional artist my background painting and illustration. I hold a BFA from the Academy of Art University and USF.
Private classes are for all ages. I will guide each student through a variety of art processes in a friendly & engaging environment.
Classes introduce students to art in its many forms and traditions such as drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed-media and collage. I can tailor an art program for a student’s particular interests. My specialty is helping artists find their unique visual voice using various art techniques and projects. I also can work with children and adults who'd benefit from art therapy.
I am compassionate, enthusiastic, easy-going with a friendly attitude that helps to create an environment where students can relax and feel comfortable.
I have a flexible schedu
le allowing me to work with students as needed.
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Daniela Magozzi September 28, 2015
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
I recently had a beginniner's acrylic lesson with Liz at her studio. The lesson was totally custom tailored to my requests, which was exactly what I wanted. I look forward to more lessons with Liz. She is a gifted teacher and artist.
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Naomi September 23, 2015
· Illustration · In studio
Liz demystifies the art-making process and believes so fully in a student's ability to take steps forward that you start to believe it too. She makes art-marking a joy by first helping her students see and then helping them begin to build skills in a manageable way. Liz is fantastic at helping her students find the balance between play and structure, so that mastery of technique grows alongside creative exploration. She connects immediately with young people, helping them to both see their creative potential and dare to stretch and develop their skills.
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Rayme September 23, 2015
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Liz is not only an amazing illustrator and artist, she is gifted at creating and nurturing the spark of creativity and confidence in children and adults young and old. Liz has an amazing toolbox of craft and techniques and a loose and approachable teaching style that makes learning and doing art fun.
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Liz A.

Redwood City, CA 94062
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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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I've been doing water color painting for years and would love to help you. For the first three lessons, I can bring the supplies, but after that most people want to have their own supplies so I've recommend buying your own.

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Vonda C. March 2, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Sophia N. February 28, 2019
· Sewing · Online
She has a good attitude and had presentations Ready at the beginning of class to not waste any time which I really appreciated
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Mike M. February 27, 2019
· Web Design · Online
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About Latausha C.

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Cincinnati, OH
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Learn how to stretch watercolor paper and blend techniques of watercolor dyes and ink to create a unique look!

About Latausha
I love, love, love to create! I am a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. I love to explore color, lighting & textures. Currently, I own a party business where all the decorations are handmade. I try to find a way to be creative everyday.

Telling stories through art is very important to me. This is why I am a Children's Illustrator. Being able to draw something, add color and tell a story is an honor. Illustrating allows me to teach someone or cause a reaction solely based on what I create.

I learned to combine ink and watercolor dyes while in college. It was given as a one time assignment but I began to use the technique and make it my own by practicing on different subject matter.

I also specialize in digital illustrations through the use of Adobe Illustrator , dra
wing and pointillism. Pointillism is one of my favorite techniques. It can be very tedious but the finished product is impactful and rewarding.

Book a lesson with me and I assure you that you will take your personal creations to the next level! I want to help you achieve your personal goals.
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Latausha C.

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About Kathy S.

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San Francisco, CA

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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, 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. We will train your eye as you paint still lifes, 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!

About Kathy
I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist in San Francisco! 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 Chicago. I was a 2016 Artist-In-Residence at Recology and a 2017 Artist-In-Residence at the Lucid Art Foundation. I also have some exciting opportunities on the horizon! I’m passionate about arts education, interdisciplinary thinking, art history, ecological stewardship, and color theory. I love teaching art!

I’ve taught a variety of ages and skill levels and care about each student as an individual artist and human being. I design individualized lesson plans for each student with creative, engaging assignments that focus on both technical skill and personal exp
ression. I love helping my students learn and grow as artists.

I’m passionate about art history and color theory. In our lessons, not only will you learn how to draw and paint, you will also learn the cultural history around the subject. I will show you historical and contemporary examples of artwork that fit thematically with our lessons. We will have engaging conversations about art while we draw and paint. I can also point you towards art openings happening around the Bay Area.

My personal teaching style is patient, constructive, and encouraging. With practice and hard work, I can help you achieve your goals.

Other things I love include: Spending time in the Great Outdoors, listening to Billie Holiday, and cooking elaborate meals!
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Nolan & Nora S. March 2, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Kids loved the story based drawing fun!
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Jan February 19, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Kathy has been a wonderful teacher and inspiration for our 10-year old daughter. Cora has learned so much and enjoyed every lesson with Kathy, who has been an affirming and talented teacher.
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Cora November 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Cora was very happy with her first lesson!
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Kathy S.

San Francisco, CA 94112
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About Joey F.

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Orlando, FL
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My watercolor technique involves using water brushes where the water is stored in the handle of the brush. They are easy to use, portable and easy to cleanup.

About Joey
Hello Artist-in-Progress,

We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better!

I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and digital mediums.

I recommend that classes are *at least* 1.5 hours (and I really recommend 2 hours!) because that's what's needed to critique homework assignments, warmup, and do the work for the class, and not be rushed.

Classes I teach are:

• Drawing Fundamentals
• Advanced Drawing
• People and Anatomy
• Portrait Drawing
• Cartoon Characters for Animation
• Character Design
• 2D Animation
• Digital Painting in Photoshop
• Digital Animation

Please view samples of my work and contact me with any questions you may hav
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I look forward to helping you develop your art skills and express your creativity!

Mr. Joey
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Alexandrea S. August 15, 2018
· Animation · In home
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
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Moren July 13, 2018
· Calligraphy · Online
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds
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Nikki F. June 10, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Great experience
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Joey F.

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About Loren P.

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Euless, TX

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As a teacher for 7 years one of my favorite things is bringing the arts into teaching. I've taught infants through adults, beginners and advanced, and the one secret I can absolutely tell you about learning, is if you are happy then you are going to learn a lot more! I'm excited to get to know you and make you smile!

Creating watercolor herbs and floral design, as well as calligraphy is something I like to focus on. If you are interested in creating cute designs that are similar to the “Magnolia Market” style, then you’ll really enjoy my lessons.

About Loren
I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Jude March 5, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Instructor was friendly, organized, and prepared
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Jenni January 22, 2019
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She is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!! So much FUN!!!
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Amanda January 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Loren is the best teacher ever! She is encouraging, patient, enthusiastic, and so so sweet! I have learned so much about music from her. Every experience has been 11/10!
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About Gabriella D.

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Phoenix, AZ
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My lessons are custom tailored to the students needs and past experiences in painting. My lessons are geared for the excited beginner all the way up to a well seasoned painter.
The thing that most excites me about art, is that there is no wrong way to create art! I want everyone to know that principle, my principle, that anyone can create art. I specialize in abstract figures including faces, human anatomy and texture.

I have extensive knowledge in different painting techniques, ranging from watercolor, oil, acrylic art, as well as multi media art.

Once I know what the student wants to achieve and what materials they have I will supply a list of suggested materials needed for the lessons.
My lessons will be broken down into easy to follow sections, and can evolve as the lessons progress based on the students needs.

About Gabriella
I want to share my belief that any one can create art! I want to break the process down so anybody can grasp an understanding and master creating with their hands and eyes! The possibilities are endless, the fun materials we will use to create is countless! Let’s create something today!
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Gabriella D.

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About Azadeh H.

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Chicago, IL

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I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

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About Azadeh
I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others
by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

Along with coursework and research, being a professional visual artist has shaped who I am as a teacher. Through experiencing variety of techniques I have become familiar with alternate ways of visualizing and pushing the boundaries of innovation. I would love to share this perspective with my students whenever possible.

Enjoy one on one art class with me and let me help you to discover the power of your inner artist!
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Azadeh H.

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$67 / 60-min

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Average Cost of Watercolor Painting Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute watercolor painting lessons in San Francisco is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $80 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute watercolor painting lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute watercolor painting lessons are 16% less expensive at $65.

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