Israel Martinez Art

Israel Martinez Art

5.0 (6)
6 employees
19 years in business

About this pro

 I value my clients and students and always give the best of my knowledge to meet their needs.

Whether you have never drawn or painted before or have some experience, I guarantee that you are going to make progress even with one session. If you are an experienced student We'll take from where you are and take your skill to the next level. We work on exactly what you want to learn.

I have over 20 yrs. of experience and have worked for 4 professional art schools as well as private studios, including OTIS college of Art and Design and California Art Institute.

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Venice, CA 90066
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6 Reviews


  • Alicia Sixtos

    He’s very personal and calm with his approach to teaching. He’s such a pleasure to work with and learn from.

  • Francia Peña

    His knowledge and experience were inspirational. His classes were dynamic and fun, and he made appreciate art from a different perspective. For me Israel is “The Master of Art”

  • Antonia Gutierrez

    I loved his teaching to draw approach and how he adapted to each learner.

  • Luis Hernandez

    His detail explanation as a instructor

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

My typical process for working with a new studen is to ask a couple of questions to understand his or her needs, this way I can help student in the best possible way to meet his/her need. My goal is to help student improve and to gain momentum to get inspire and keep making progress.

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

Studied at California Art Institute and Art Academy of Los Angeles, later taught at both schools including Otis College of Art and Design.

Have experience in both Fine and Commercial art, also Fashion Illustration and Calligraphy.

Leadership skills. Organized and disciplined.

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


I charge Hrly. rate $65 p/h

Group lessons vary in price. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I was 22 by helping my mentor Mark Westermoe with his drawing classes. I learned the system from hiring models, setting up studio and lighting, to the process of each class: Figure and portrait drawing and painting.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have trained different levels and ages.

From retired Doctors and lawyers to high school teens and children 9yrs. old and up.

I preffer working with adults but LOVE teaching in general.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last year Spring 2018

I worked with the department of FASHION DESING at OTIS College of Art and Design teaching Model drawing for the Junior class.

All my students passed the class and got excellent feedbacks. 

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

To check his/her work and making sure the Instructor knows how to draw well as well as explain the process.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I believe the most important thing for a student is to know WHY the students want to draw.

Then the teacher knows how to help better. if the student doesn't know, then the teacher can just teach anything. oviosly art related but if the students knows WHAT he or she wants to get out of the class then the teaching is more specific and results are better in both ends.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Calligraphy Classes Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons