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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • 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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General Painting, for those interested in multiple mediums! We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theme-ing, and more! We'll learn how to apply these techniques with different mediums.

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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Emily S.

74 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily S.

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*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My schedule is different from week to week, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us. If you need to schedule a lesson for a time sooner than what the TakeLessons calendar allows, you can always let me know and we'll most likely work something out for you.

I specialize in digital painting, with my strength in commercial art (concept art, illustration, characters and environments.) Though I have used traditional painting media before, students would get the most out of classes with me if they work in digital media. Students often use Krita, Photoshop, Firealpaca, Paint Tool Sai or Clip Studio Paint on laptop/desktop with a tablet such as a Wacom. They otherwise often use Procreate on the iPad.

I've recently been using Krita, which is free to download.

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About Emily

*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My weekly schedule is often different, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us.

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Yaya B.
Emily is an excellent animation tutor. My 10-year old daughter really enjoys working with her. She has a very straight-forward demeanor that drives towards real learning using no nonsense feedback that resonates with our young animator in a naturally motivational way. Emily has been extremely professional and helpful to us as we worked to get the right technical setup for her lessons. She is super detailed with amazing follow-up after every lesson and she always responds to questions. We are so glad that we found Emily on TakeLessons! Our daughter is more enthused than ever about animation and the skills that she has learned after these first five sessions with Emily!
Rocco C.
Emily works well with my child who is a beginner. I was very impressed with the animation he created during his first lesson! We're looking forward to more lessons.
Nate
Very grateful. Very understanding
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Anthony G.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded GRAND PRIZE from Highlands Festival At Waterloo Art Show
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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. Oil paint is my forte, as I have been painting with it for 30 years. 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 ...

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 $59
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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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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Joe B.

76 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Deron C.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 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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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing 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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Is your dream painting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online painting lessons is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $150 per hour.
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"Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled"
Amanda
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"John was such a patient teacher and a kind soul! He provided all sorts of practical and useful painting exercises and meets his students where they are at.

He encouraged me to follow my passion and think about the emotional connection to painting. Marvelous teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Aaron
Took Painting lessons from John S.
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"She is an excellent teacher kind & knowledgeable"
Gwen
Took Painting lessons from Kiersten S.
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"I've taken private lessons in the past, some were good, some not so good. I've always felt that other instructors followed a very generic blueprint during their private lessons. With Roya, I've never felt that way. The lessons are designed in a way that I felt as if I'm progressing as a artist. Do yourself a favor, and sign up. You will not regret it. :)"
Tony
Took Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!"
Courtney
Took Painting lessons from David Z.
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"Strong recommendation for Deron. I had a 2 hr lesson where I had specific things I wanted to do and learn, and he delivered. Very flexible in the lesson, and great instruction!"
Joe
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"My husband purchased art lessons for me as a gift. I have taken 4 lessons in acrylic painting from John and have one lesson remaining. I’m a beginner. I explained a bit about my art experience and sent him examples of my work before our first lesson. He has tailored my lessons based on the information I provided. I have found John to be very personable, professional, encouraging, and knowledgeable and would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in painting or drawing. 😊👍🏻🎨"
Jill
Took Painting lessons from John S.
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"Giuseppe arrived on time, was very pleasant and informative and got Kai off the ground with painting. Kai liked him and I believe he learned a lot."
Janene
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!"
Daniela
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Mr. Ohashi's classes have been invaluable. I never considered myself to have any great talent in art, but I did have a great interest that, after some failed attempts and false starts, led me to Mr. Ohashi. I couldn't be happier with the teacher I found. With the benefit of Mr. Ohashi's patience, dedication, and sly sense of humor, I've been able to create work I am truly proud of (and which consistently surprises and impresses family and friends) that I wouldn't have thought possible when I first began with him. He is able to impart the fundamental concepts of painting and art-making while still encouraging me to explore a style that is my own. Seeing proof of my own development and increasing skill under Mr. Ohashi's guidance has been incredibly rewarding. I couldn't recommend him more strongly or thank him enough."
David
Took Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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Online Painting Lessons

Online Painting Classes

Painting is a beautiful, expressive art form. While anyone can pick up a paintbrush and paint a picture, there are so many different painting styles and techniques to experiment with and learn. Some painters are drawn to Realism and abstract painting styles, while others prefer Impressionism and Fauvism. Whether you are a fan of Claude Monet or Frida Kahlo, you might be interested in taking a virtual painting class to expand your painting knowledge and skills.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer a variety of online painting classes taught by certified teachers. No matter what style you’re looking to learn or master, you’ll come across everything from online acrylic painting classes to online watercolor classes. Join one of our virtual courses today to

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The Benefits of Virtual Painting Classes

Are you picking up a paint set for the first time, or are you eyeing your spot as the next Vincent van Gogh? Regardless of where you are in your painting journey, turn to our painting lessons online for the guidance you need to achieve your artistic endeavors.

You will get paired up with an experienced art teacher who will inquire about your goals. Maybe you want to take an online oil painting class to work on your alla prima, or perhaps you want to focus on Painterly styles. Your instructor will customize your lesson plans to suit your needs and goals. And the best part is that you’ll receive one-on-one instruction, so you can learn at whatever speed best works for you. Take your time learning techniques, mastering different styles, and asking all your questions along the way.

Why Take Painting Lessons Online

Finding the time to attend a class in person can be a struggle. Between work, school, and responsibilities, sometimes there’s not a lot of leftover time to drive to a classroom and meet with your instructor. And that’s exactly why so many students are turning to online classes these days. Online lessons provide you with the freedom to learn where and when suits your schedule. To get started, all you need is an internet connection, along with a smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera.

Here at TakeLessons, we make learning hassle-free. We offer flexible and convenient virtual painting classes that fit in with your schedule. In fact, we let you choose an instructor who has availability that aligns with yours. This online format makes it easier than ever to learn because you don’t need to block out time to drive to class, dodge traffic, or even deal with parking. Simply sign on from your office, kitchen, living room, or even your front porch, and start learning ASAP!

Find a Virtual Painting Instructor Today

Ready to start your painting journey? Sign up with us today and pick your certified teacher. You can browse through each instructor’s profile to learn about each one’s background until you find your favorite. Then it’s time to get out your paintbrush and start channeling Pablo Picasso!