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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eli P.

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We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theme-ing, and more!

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 c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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David Z.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
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David Z.

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Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Cheryl L.
Take lessons made the right choice in selecting David to be my instructor. In a short time I have learned more than I thought was ever possible for me. He is humorous, kind, direct, knowledgeable and detailed. A wonderful teacher! I look forward to continuing with David to reach unimaginable heights-enjoying the journey immensely
Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
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Sandy K.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sandy K.

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Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.

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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Ash
Thank you for this amazing class!
Mary
Sandy is a fabulous instructor! As a complete novice, I needed help getting started. Sandy gave me a concise basic understanding of colors and had me painting right away. After only 2 sessions, she was able to give me a firm footing to develop my skills. She has a lovely easy nature and I look forward to having more sessions with her.
Tim G.
learned a lot!
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Melissa M.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

I have been painting for several years and I have studied many techniques.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Melanie
She helped me learned things in drawing that I didn’t even knew were related too!! Like math lol, great teacher!!☺️
Breanne
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Joe B.

76 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students Male: 3 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
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Joe B.

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As my student you will learn very important basic to intermediate foundation knowledge of the painting process. This involves Color theory, canvas preparations (wood, Canvas and other substrate choices), Brush selections, Mediums and thinning, Paint storage and reusing. We will work on transferring ideas from still life or sketch to canvas. We will cover brush stroke effects, blending, highlighting and work processes for an efficient and most importantly fun workflow.

About Joe

Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image

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Carol
Joe was flexible, professional, and a great communicator. My daughter's lesson went very well.
Mike
Joe was awesome. He laid out the fundamentals well and gave me great advice and guidance.
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Sharon M.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Fellowship for Professional Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
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Sharon M.

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Whether or not you are new to painting or want to get back into it after many years away and just need some feedback and a new perspective I am here to help. I have been teaching painting for 20 years and I’ve worked with students of all ages, from young adults to retirees. I teach painting using the classical method of observation (meaning, based on what they see). You will also learn how do use color as it reflects the temperature of the light and shadows like the impressionists. I will show you a lot of different artists for inspiration and to teach you how to glean the best from history. I recommend working from direct observation at first (a still life rather than a photo of a still life). You can expect to learn a lot about color for me, about the structure of light and shadow and how it helps create realism but also compose a really great looking paintings. I adjust my approach to teaching as I get to know each student and what learning style connects best with them.

About Sharon

I teach adults to draw. My passion really lies in teaching adults to draw.  With such a large generation of people heading toward retirement, I want to offer drawing lessons to give baby boomers some new goals to give them purpose and to enhance their post-career stage of life.  Drawing has many

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Kris
Sharon is a highly-qualified, enthusiastic instructor who guides the student, step by step, to a new grasp of essential concepts and techniques that inevitably improves their art. She is dedicated, well- prepared and accessible. Definitely recommend her!
Lori
Sharon is an outstanding instructor. As a person who is a complete novice when it comes to drawing, I felt comfortable with Sharon‘s guidance and feedback on my drawings. Her demonstration’s are very clear. When a technique presents a challenge for me, Sharon offers multiple ways for me to improve my skill. I highly recommend Sharon as an instructor!
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The average cost of 60-minute online acrylic painting lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $135 per hour.
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$60 average

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"Stephanie is incredible!! I came to her with damaged vocal chords and she trained and taught me how to sing properly. Amazing amazing teacher!!!!!!!"
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Sharron was an awesome instructor!!! She was very professional. She showed up early to set up for my daughter's paint and sip party. Sharron gave very detailed descriptions to help guide the amateur artists. Everyone enjoyed the personal feedback that was given. Sharron made our party a huge success. I would definitely recommend her services."
Shanon
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Joe is very patient and passionate about art. He explained everything I needed to know. He showed me how to use the right paint brushes and the right colors. Thank you Joe!"
Maria
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Roya was great and very accomodating!"
Emily
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"He is a great art teacher. I enjoyed every time I took his classes via online. They were great experience and he made me realize that I have more talent as an artist!"
Martha
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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"Melissa is an awesome instructor. She let me take my time. Easy to work with. Very detailed, can't wait for my next class."
Sherry
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"Lauren is a great teacher I had my first lesson with her and I feel really hopeful about improving my painting skills. She is a keen listener, cooperative and very skillful.

Highly recommend :)"
Vendela
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Sharron is FABULOUS!"
Suzanne Juel
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson."
Daniel
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from David Z.
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"I had the crazy idea of gifting to the girl I like a painting of her favorite flower. She lives in Shanghai and I was flying to over from New York. The problem was that I did not know how to paint. Because I had been so busy with work, I waited until last week before my flight to take lessons. Guiseppe guided me on how to approach my project and how to mix colors. Could not have done it without his instruction. Thank you."
Rodrigo Cortez
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Joe B.
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