5.0 (1)
6 years in business

About this pro

All levels and styles are welcome. Lessons are determined by the students interest and range from excersies in observation, paint application, theoretical and historical information, mentorship, professional art-world skills, and studio visits.

Art is so much fun. Painting in particular is a beautiful, fun, expressive, and interesting process with centuries of traditions to draw from and innumerable new possibilities available today that cause contemporary artists to rethink how and why they are applying paint to a surface. Making art is central to my life and I am eager to share my experience, knowledge, and insight with others. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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  • Casandra Lawler

    Jonathon's studio is a really great set-up. There's a couch and a kitchen for breaks where I could store a beverage or a snack, or a beer. The painting instruction is first excellent. Jonathon is a patient, clear, and brilliant technician and can replicate just about any style. His experience comes through in more ways than he realizes. He's new at teaching but it comes naturally to him at this stage in his life as an artist. I started with Jonathon as an intermediate to give me an edge in my art education and my painting has certainly blossomed with Jonathon's personalized approach. High recommend!

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

I begin the first session with an initial assesment/consultation to understand where the student is in their practice and to determine whether or not we are a good fit for each other. 

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

BA in Art from UCLA

Angel Academy, Florence, Italy

I have over 15 years of painting experience and broad knowledge of art history. Especially the contemporary period.

I've also been exhibiting my work professionally for 6 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$45/hour at my studio.

$50/hour at your home or studio for critique and discussion.

$325/month includes 2 hours a week

$15/hour uninstructed studio time

Two hours sessions arerecommended; $10/hour after first 2 hours can be used as extra uninstructed studio time.

First consultation/lesson is $25 for an hour and includes a handmade Canvas Panel. If you decide not to proceed with lessons after our initional assesment you may keep the Canvas Panel. Low risk, try me out!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't commit to a teacher you are not connecting with. 

Lessons offered

Abstract Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Contemporary Art Theory Classes