Mandar Fine Art

Mandar Fine Art

5.0 (72)
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1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Mandar enjoys teaching art to students at all levels of skill. NO EXPERIRNCE NECESSARY. He helps you to connect with your own creative spirit in a fun and relaxed way. His class always starts with a live demo/ illustration followed by individualized instruction. Mandar is an award winning artist who loves to paint vibrant landscapes scenes of the SF Bay area in the medium of soft pastels. 

Mandar recognizes the important role art plays in creating physical, emotional and spiritual healing and strives to share the experience with everyone through his art lessons.

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The process of co-creating is very fullfilling to Mandar. He believes that everyone is an artist at the core. It's only a matter of connecting with that artistic spark within and then the magic hapens in front of us. 

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Alameda, CA 94501
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72 Reviews


  • Drake L.

    Mandar puts his heart and soul into every painting he creates. I have enjoyed his works of art that are engaging and original. His classes feel like a one on one session that brings out the positive and artistic skills from his students. Alameda is fortunate to have a resident artist!!

  • Christine L.

    Mandar is an amazing artist and he’s equally as wonderful with kids. This is our second year in painting class with Mandar and my two 7 year olds love it! Besides teaching them skills, Mandar always comes up with creative and engaging projects. My boys have come home with many new pieces of art they are very proud of (and are frame worthy at home too). Highly recommend!

  • Ellie B.

    I love taking art classes at Mandar Fine Art.  He begins his class with an art demonstration giving students directions and suggestions on how to create art from the first step of a stroke of a pencil to creating a beautiful image filled will colors of life and emotions.  He is available during the entire class and collaborates with students in achieving their vision.  He has a great energy where I feel relaxed, open, and inspired in my  creative process.  By the end of the class, I have created a beautiful picture and I walk away pleased with 100% satisfaction.  He is an excellent art teacher!

  • E. J.

    There are times when you look and say wow that is talent! Then there are times when you say wow mastery!!! Mandar artistically captures the natural beauty in his artworks so masterfully. Not only that he recently offers youth clay and painting classes via AEF. And I’m happy at times he will host his small classes in his home studio. What a little gem he is for Alameda and Alameda artists of all ages! Not only I feel this way but my lil one loves in home studio small group settings as well

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

One-on-one conversation to establish current level of skills and  student goals.

Create plan to accomplish the goals through regular training classes.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Mandar has been creating art all his life and loves rendering paintings in an energetic and vibrant style that's very much his own.

Mandar’s art was featured in two recent publications, Alameda Magazine and Alameda Architectural Preservation Society’s Quarterly publication. He was also the winner for the People’s Choice award at the 2017 Plein Air Paint Out event in Alameda that was participated by forty accomplished artists from all over the country.

Mandar worked in the fast paced world of financial services for 12 years before returning to his first passion of painting. He brings 16 years of professional experience and holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He currently conducts workshops at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, CA.



Lessons offered

Drawing Lessons Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Illustration Classes Sculpting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons