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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Eli P.

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Watercolors for all levels. 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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Jane M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Awarded Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum) from Currier Museum of Art
  • Painting and Drawing from Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jane M.

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I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Managing the water to pigment ratio. Paper selection. Setting up your palette. What paints to use. And brushes: how many, what kind and brand? Painting outdoors in the open air, or from photographs, or from a still life. Using your phone to help you critique your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists like John Singer Sargent, or Winslow Homer.

Subject matter can include journaling, watercolor sketching, landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, urban settings, color grids, and more.

Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I ...

About Jane

I LOVE teaching. I'm an award-winning artist and I've taught watercolor for 25+ years. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy. I've taught at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard University

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Jane is a wonderful teacher. She's funny, patient, kind, and supportive. She is very skilled at giving feedback that is developmentally appropriate and helpful. She's also an accomplished artist with a rich knowledge of art history, which she incorporates into her lessons when appropriate, and which I personally enjoy greatly.
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David Z.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • 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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Melissa M.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

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

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!!☺️
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Sharon M.

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

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Watercolor has a very special place in my heart because it is most like Scenic painting which was my career for 10 years before I became a teacher. There are some wonderful, quick, techniques you can learn in the first few lessons. If it is your first experience in art, I would recommend a few lessons in drawing or design before continuing. Watercolor is not an easy medium and so I don't recommend it to students with no drawing or design experience, however, a few lessons in these areas can get you on your way and if your interest is in using watercolor for abstract paintings or design work, then it can easily be incorporated into the watercolor lessons.

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
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2003
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Deron C.

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Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!

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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The average cost of 60-minute online watercolor painting lessons is $61. 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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"Ohashi's ability to communicate as an instructor is great! His watercolor technique is fantastic, in my opinion. I went to one of his openings in NYC, and it was really impressive. Highly recommend!"
Brad
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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"Through Debbie’s clear, straightforward instruction I have developed my skills and understanding of the varied techniques involved in producing beautiful realistic watercolour paintings. She has explained the importance of using a limited pallet to get a harmonious result and encouraged us to build our own colour wheels. Most basic tech skills are covered in free online tutorials which are invaluable to anyone starting out in this medium. I highly recommend Debbie as a quality caring teacher."
Karen Soo
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Debbie F.
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"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."
Felix
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Eli P.
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"My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails."
Jan
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"Wonderful lesson... my daughter loved it!"
Elizabeth
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"A look at Debbie’s paintings will show you her mastery creating beautiful, luminous, pieces of art. Look at her student’s paintings and you will also see her mastery as a teacher. She’s generous with her knowledge, encouraging and uplifting in her delivery, and responsive to her student’s questions. She is a 5 Star instructor and I highly recommend her as a watercolor instructor."
Shannon
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Debbie F.
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"I took in home art classes from Andie with my mom. My mom wanted to brush up on her skill set and I was starting from scratch. Andie was able to accommodate both our skill levels. Extremely talented and patient. Highly recommend taking classes. In home classes make the experience homey and really individualized."
Lindsay
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Andrea O.
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"Debbie is perhaps THE BEST instructor I've ever work with! She is not only a top-notch artist (just look at her watercolor paintings) but she also is a GREAT instructor! She recently upgraded all of her equipment (two camera so that you can see her mixing colors AND painting) but she truly works hard to see that everyone is successful! I am so looking forward to more lessons from Debbie!"
Pat
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Debbie F.
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"Melissa really knows her stuff and she's a fun teacher. Highly recommend!"
Jennifer
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"Melissa was a great teacher. She was clear, patient, and provided the right amount of instruction. She provided very interesting information about the subject. I really enjoyed the lesson and will continue."
Diana
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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