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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
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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 theming, and more! How to properly use and dispose of mineral spirits, clean your materials, and the benefits of oil paints as a medium, etc..

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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Anthony G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor Of Fine Arts with a major in painting from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University
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Anthony G.

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Whatever your skill level, however fast or slow you want to go, I want to help you to become a better artist and enjoy it while you’re learning! What we cover in your lesson will be determined by your level of expertise. If you are just starting out with oils, we will discuss some important things to understand about the colors, mediums, how to set up your palette and some different ways of applying paint, etc. If you already have some experience with oil painting, we will pick up with whatever areas you would like to improve on. If you are interested in painting the human figure or portraits in particular, we can discuss some important ways to go about painting flesh tones. There are also some little known tips I want to tell you about that will be useful to artists of any skill level!

I will share with you any suggestions that I have for technique or different ways of approaching your painting that may help you with whatever areas you’re struggling with. If you would like to work

About Anthony

I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to bec

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I'm delighted to be receiving instruction from Anthony.
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David Z.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
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David Z.

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• Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork.
• Confer with clients and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.
• Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages.
• Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community:
o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop
o Watercolor Workshop
o Acrylic Painting Workshop
o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop
o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop
o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend”

• Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele
• Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including:
o Art Show- Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, 5-28-2017
• Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork

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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Sharon M.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Master of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 to 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).

With oil paint, there are some underpainting techniques to explore to get a really solid layout and to establish the values. This is an advantage to oil because it is easier to work out the values before adding color. Next, over the top, you can do a very painterly technique and have ...

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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Deron C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 oil painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with it 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. Paint what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life.

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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Nicole P.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nicole P.

22 Reviews
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Oil paintings have been regarded as one of the most beautiful art forms throughout history. To paint like one of the masters can seem out of reach, but anyone can paint with excellence! We will start at your current skill level, even if you've never even painted before. We'll learn color mixing, how to create depth, and different methods of layering paint to create different effects. Whether you would like to create a masterpiece, or would just like to paint some paintings for your friends and family, we can get there together! Contact me so we can get you creating beauty on canvas!

About Nicole

I am a professional mixed media artist. My mediums include drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen, etc) acrylic paint, spray paint, oil paint, and more! I love teaching students who are excited to learn new things. I am a firm believer that anyone can make beautiful and unique art. Especially you! M

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The average cost of 60-minute online oil painting lessons is $68. 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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"Highly skilled painter that encourages students to draw, look closely and make at least three thumbnails sketches in vale’s before painting. She always takes gently with students, ask questions to better understand the student and at times shows a more clear direction."
J.M.W.
Took Oil Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"I had a great experience in transitioning to oil! Andie walked me through the fundamentals and I was able to develop the skill set to start and complete other oil paintings."
Ernesto
Took Oil Painting lessons from Andrea O.
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"Roya is a wealth of knowledge. She is patient, but still moves forward at a nice pace. She encourages to progress beyond current comfort levels."
Nancy
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya was great, made it interesting and a lot of fun. Looking forward to continuing with her."
Lou
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"My daughter really enjoyed her lesson. Roya did very nice job of giving instructions"
Edna
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"What a great lesson. Roya looked at some paintings that I had previously done and had a great lesson ready for me"
Sheri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Aaaaaaamazing so far soooo good . 👍🏾"
Efat
Took Oil Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"I didn’t expect to learn that much from an online lesson. She is amazing and puts immense amount in preparation for sessions by providing videos , demos to give me ideas and incentives for learning . I never thought some one can portray concepts so well on line ."
Mike
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya is a wonderfully energetic, hands on art teacher, who has moved my oil painting from mundane to lively & exciting. My lessons with Roya are such a pleasure. The lessons are geared toward helping me grow in areas I expressed a need for, as well as filling in weaknesses which her expertise recognizes need working on."
Lee
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it."
Parri
Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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