Mandar Fine Art

Mandar Fine Art

5.0 (64)
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1 employee
4 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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64 Reviews


  • Tuncer Toprakci

    Great Art Classes by Artist Mandar Wagholikar. I have been observing Mandar’s activities in our community as an Artist for some time now. After attending several of his painting demonstration activities around the town, I decided to try my hand in painting again after doing some painting more than 50 years ago. So far I have attended two of his ongoing painting classes. I am very glad that I decided to learn from him. Currently I am concentrating on pastel painting. After few more classes, I am also planning to learn acrylic painting from him. Mandar is a very patient and passionate teacher. Any class you do with him is always enjoyable while learning a lot. His classes are great for beginners and the more advanced. Mandar has a wonderful positive and encouraging teaching style. He tries to tailor his class to suit for all of the members during the class. He is incredibly patient and extremely knowledgeable. Without reservation, I would highly recommend taking art classes from Mandar. In addition to being able to guide his beginner and advanced students, he helps them to understand the spirit of painting.

  • Taly Rutenberg

    Lovely nonjudgemental teaching...inspiring artist, great class- thank you!

  • Jessica N.

    Loved the class. I like that Mandar uses simple tools & materials and has a relaxed attitude towards art. Would love to attend more classes! Thanks! 

  • Jean B.

    I really enjoyed this class. The demo was very helpful. Mandar is on hand if you get stuck. I had gangs of fun and will return soon for the pastel class.

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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