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San Francisco Drawing Lessons

MandarFineArt

MandarFineArt

5.0 41 Reviews
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 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. Check his art pages: www.mandarfineart.com www.Facebook.com/mandarfineart Instagram: ... View Profile
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Gleeson Gallery

Gleeson Gallery

5.0 12 Reviews
When you work with Jim Gleeson you will experience the best in “old school “ academic instruction.Jim has a passion for painting and drawing in a classic realistic style that is easy for students to learn and grow artistically at a rapid pace.  Jim is on the facuty of San Francisco’s Premire ArCollege “The Academy of Ar”. Draa on over 20 years of teaching experiece in drawing and painting James can design an instructional program that will meet and exceed the expectations of all students.  Each program is designed to fit the needs of The learning program is rigorous and demanding. Each student will be p ... View Profile
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Micah Sanger Artist

Micah Sanger Artist

4.8 11 Reviews
I have insights into the creative process, the techniques of painting and drawing, and more importantly, the richness and depth of being alive which comes from decades of being a dedicated artist awakening to my true nature. (See my educational art website www.perception4u.com for examples of my work.) You will see by the range of my work that I will be able to assist and guide you through almost any need you have that might arise.
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LIV & CHIU Art Studio

LIV & CHIU Art Studio

5.0 7 Reviews
LIV & CHIU art studio is dedicated to providing an environment for everyone to draw/paint from a live model.  We offer various drawing/painting workshops for adults/youth taught by well known professional artists from all over the world.   Please visit our website: livandchiuartstudio.com Olivia (LIV) - Graduated from Fine Art Painting and Drawing in 2012 at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She has been in group shows with Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco, Garden Gallery in Half Moon Bay and Blank Gallery in Oslo.  She also received a "Specialty Award" from the Academy of Ar ... View Profile
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Julie Cohn

Julie Cohn

5.0 5 Reviews
I love teaching and I have been teaching watercolor painting and drawing for 30 years. Here is what sets me apart from other painting and watercolor painting instructors: I am very organized and I like teaching concepts as well as techniques. For example, I developed my own watercolor method to help students thoroughly know how to use watercolor to achieve the results they want, loose or more controlled styles, and I focus on understanding why a technique is used so that students learn to think on their own, versus just copying what I am demonstrating. I have expertise in all subjects, including portraiture and abstracts. Becau ... View Profile
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Drawing And Painting Lessons

Drawing And Painting Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I'm a fine artist who's subjects are the human face, body and animal life. I have 35 experience drawing the model in pencil, crayon and charcoal and painting mainly in pastel. I can teach you how to paint or draw. I'm also a colorist, and can teach you the principles of color: value, dominance, creating drama, working with complements. I have a BFA in fashion design and have been a fine artist since childhood. I take portrait commissions from my website which shows examples of my work: www.pamelafoxartist.com. ... View Profile
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Heather Wilcoxon

Heather Wilcoxon

5.0 3 Reviews
Teaching Experience:  Besides teaching workshops, I have taught at the College of Marin, UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco Art Institute, Kennedy University, California College of the Arts, Center for the Book, National Institute of Art and Disabilities and The Richmond Art Center. I have also  been a visiting artist  and lectured at Rollins College, Orlando,Florida, Dominican University, Sonoma State, Maine College of Art and Sierra Nevada College. Teaching is my way of passing on my knowledge and experience of being a working artist for over 30 years. I am passionate about art making and its process. I have taught all ... View Profile
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Judith Schonebaum - Artslave

Judith Schonebaum - Artslave

5.0 1 Review
My studio is very pleasant, comfortable and well-stocked with materials and supplies collected over a lifetime of making art and craft.  In addition to various painting/drawing materials for observational drawing, plein-air landscape and abstract work, I have beautiful papers, stencils and natural materials for collage and decoration of picture frames, boxes, notebooks or other small functional items.  Lately, my concern for living more sustainably has drawn me to create beautiful pieces from recycled textiles and plastics...market bags, hats, pillows... I love individualized teaching to folks of all ages, with the goal helping each ... View Profile
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Burn It Blue Studios.

Burn It Blue Studios.

5.0 1 Review
Im an art school graduate from CCA there i leaned about  Visual language that is art.  My passion is to share that with others and explore blockages that may impair creativity. Art is the gift of the shaman and it is there for all to learn and share.  My websight is my intagram account the_story_of_fariba
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Zin Studio

Zin Studio

5.0 1 Review
12+ years of teaching experiences at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA and local workshops in world cities in US, EU and Asia.  For more details, visit www.zinlim.com/class
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Art School Of Mulford Gardens

Art School Of Mulford Gardens

5.0 1 Review
Fine art classes for children and adults, taught by fine artist Allison Butterfield Modifer. The classes are small in size so each student is given special attention as they are exposed to a variety of techniques in drawing and painting - providing a different art experience each week. The Art School of Mulford Gardens is located across the street from Garfield Elementary School in the clubhouse building in beautiful Mulford Gardens Park in San Leandro. ... View Profile
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Badhia Painting

Badhia Painting

4.0 1 Review
Hi, My name is Prabin, an trained, experienced and academically qualified Fine artist. I believe, my students (expert or amateur), just need to have urge to paint. I can help them develop their own skills, technique and temporament. I also respect their own individualily. I have bachelor degree in Fine Art and Master Degree in History of Art. I have traveled abroad such as Paris, Rome, Turkey, Tunisia & India for art symposiums and workshops. Regular participants of exhibitions in and around San Francisco Bay Area, and received awards.  My methods of teaching is realistic way to paint human figure and landscapes. That includes basic ... View Profile
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CHRIS BABCOCK ART

CHRIS BABCOCK ART

What sets Chris Babcock Art apart from other art schools in San Francisco is Chris teaches each student how to paint using only the top brand professional quality acrylic & oil paints. The result is a gallery worthy painting so gorgeous, you can't wait to hang it on a prominent wall in your home or office! Chris Babcock is a published children’s book author, (No Moon, No Milk! Random House/Scholastic) illustrator and professional portrait artist who has taught thousands of children and adults how to draw and paint since 1994. She and her team of teachers use an inspiring combination of soothing humor and loving encou ... View Profile
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Ewing & Germano

Ewing & Germano

I am a long time drawing practioner and teacher (many decades) and have unique skills and methods to share. The greatest value you will receive begins as better observational skills that can be translated into impowerment in other daily activities.
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Rouzbeh's Fine Arts

Rouzbeh's Fine Arts

Hello, I have been coaching competitive soccer for a soccer Academy for the past decade and have also been painting and drawing for more than 15 years. I find joy both in the competitive and the creative fields and understand that a balance between the two can create a flow zone which is both easy and challenging. My method of teaching maintains and strengthens both of these forces while focusing on technical ability as the building block. ... View Profile
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Joelle Provost Fine Art

Joelle Provost Fine Art

Hey There!  Hope you all are doing well. I am an established commission based painter and draftsperson, and I paved my way to this path by listening to myself and being stubborn enough to not let anyone tell me to put the paintbrush down. I have taught K-8th grade in Harlem at a school that was often featured on talk shows, and assistant taught a bunch at the college level. I am thrilled to teach you not only very basic fundamental techniques of paint mixing, composition etc, but also I’m happy to address the business side of art, to talk art history in the context of your own work, and to then answer all questions you have that ar ... View Profile
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INFERNO Gallery

INFERNO Gallery

Inferno Gallery is an extension of my art studio which produces Paintings, sculptures and video. I have a Painting/Drawing clinic as well as provide private instruction in fine art painting. I am a professional artist with a extensive background in creating multiple genres of art as well as being involved in art related educational technical publishing. I studied art at San Antonio College, AICA New York Studio residency program, and The San Francisco Art Insitutue where I recieved my BFA. My style of art making runs across a variety of forms however painting has always been my primary focus and an incubator for other art. Painting and drawin ... View Profile
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Kristen Brown Art

Kristen Brown Art

I am a practicing artist and exhibit my work throughout the US and Canada. I am trained in both traditional and contemporary painting teachniques. I have a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA in Painting from Academy of Art Univerity. I am teaching artist for Winsor & Newton oil and watercolor, Liquitex acrylic, and Arches paper. I conduct technical workshops at art colleges, universities, and retail locations across Northern California, including: UC Berkeley, SFAI, CCA, Academy of Art University, and SF State. I am also an instructor at a local art studio where I teach painting and drawing to children and teens. I te ... View Profile
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Datsuzoku Painting Lessons

Datsuzoku Painting Lessons

My teaching method begins with sketching basic shapes and progressing to complex shapes through refinement and detail. This process can be applied to cartoon caricature or realistic objects such as still life arrangements, animals, people, portraits, landscapes, cars, houses, or anything else that you like. For advanced practice I teach the Principles of Creating Depth using perspective, overlapping, shading, texture, and focal point detail. I teach expressive concept development by gathering image references and creating imaginative juxtapositions and visual stories. In addition to drawing, I teach painting using techniques that I learned wh ... View Profile
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Moxie Art Lessons

Moxie Art Lessons

Moxie Art Lessons is designed to help students learn traditional and academic techinques, as well as build up their own unique appraoch to art making. The instructor Ryan Martin attended the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he studied Visual Arts, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Martin has been working professionally as a visual artist since 2007; represented by Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco. Martin's work has been highlighted by numerous media including THE ADVOCATE, CHIC TODAY MAGAZINE, VENISON MAGAZINE, and THE ART OF MAN. He has exhibited widely across the United States, including CONTEX ... View Profile
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Studio Bridget Star

Studio Bridget Star

Most schools don't teach fundamental observational drawing and painting techniques. When Abstract Expressionism took over in the 1950s, realistic drawing was shunned and the techniques lost. Why? It was associated with Communism. Ironically Abstraction with its extremely open ended interpretations was used in Fascist Spain to promote their propaganda as well. Artistic skill can be used to communicate whatever it is you choose. Choose well please, because I will give you some powerful techniques to improve Proportion  Form Depth  Value As well as practical linear perspective, composition, and for those who are ready, colour.  I ... View Profile
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Artillery A.G.

Artillery A.G.

You're invited to learn the emotional qualities of color by enjoying the dance flow of paint on a wood canvas. We will take you on a short journey into your subconscious emotions by using color theory as an avenue to express yourself. Come enjoy a non-judgemental atmosphere where you will be introduced to the basic techniques of hues, color mixtures and the mysterious powers of paint. Our focus will be learning to paint one of the four elements. You will chose either fire, water, air or earth to work with during the class.  All materials are included! We will provide your canvas, paint and creative guidance. All you need to bring is an o ... View Profile
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Drew Beam

Drew Beam

I have taught art from the ages of preschool all the way into adulthood. I am passionate about helping people and children find their own and most rewarding way for self expression. I believe in true empowerment so that anyone can look upon their creations and feel progress and triumph. Art is symbolic for demostrating meaning and what it means to be a spiritual, thoughtful, and feeling human being. Seeing that ah-ha moment and the sparkles in their eyes is why I love teaching so much. Proud of having many of my works published and decorated with many awards- please ask if curious about all my credentials. Personal Website:  www.drewbeam ... View Profile
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Life Is Art In Motion And Vice Versa

Life Is Art In Motion And Vice Versa

The one thing I have learned about creative arts expression is that it is best when it captures the movement. One thing, the best thing I learned early on, is that life, and life expression is art and that is dynamic. Consider art in motion, like a really good action shot whether it be in sports or editorial or journalistic photography or illustration. Its moving both physically AND emotionally. It moves. And it moves you. 
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Bedrick Studios

Bedrick Studios

Bedrick Studios specializes in traditional and digital arts education. Lessons inlcude painting, illustration, graphic design, and animation. Founder Jeff Bedrick has been on faculty at San Francisco Academy of Art since 2007. He was Visual Effects Supervisor on award-winning film, The Velvet Abstract, matte Painter on DreamWorks Shrek 2, among many other credentials.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffbedrick/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbedrick/?hl=en Professional Website: http://bedrickstudios.com Demo Reel: https://youtu.be/IboGAmv3JRI ... View Profile
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Aggregate Space

Aggregate Space

ASG envisions an Oakland where artists can make and experience art in a safe ASG envisions an Oakland where artists can make and exsdfasperience art in a safe space with access to production tools and hands-on guidance, creating work that fuels critical dialogue in a time when it is desperately needed. ASG is a charitable, artist-run exhibition and performance space in West Oakland that prioritidsflashjlsjafkdzes the exhibition of artwork that generally can’t be seen elsewhere – our mantra is “Install the Unimaginable.”space with access to production tools and hands-on guidance, creating work that fuels critical d ... View Profile
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Emmeline Craig's Blissful Gallery

Emmeline Craig's Blissful Gallery

I started showing my work in 1990, in France where I come from. I created my Blissful Gallery in 2012 around my work, which is all about offering a virtual peaceful and joyful space to the viewer's mind to relax and expand. Watercolors (particularly miniatures) have been my thing for many years but today I also paint a lot of water mixable oil on canvas or on wood. Beside painting and owning a gallery I am also a coach in self-mastery and I offer creative workshops mixing art and coaching. ... View Profile
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Rampolla Arts

Rampolla Arts

I really enjoy of teaching my knowledge to my students. I will help students achieve their goals by providing them with details instructions, explanation, in group, and individually, of the process, steps by step. It been a very gratifying experience to teach art. I have been teaching since 2002. My first experience was at 'Boys and Girls Club, of Dolores Street, in San Francisco, CA. I had also teach at the 'Mission Cultural Center', for adults, and kids. And at 'Paint Night'. I have a degree in fine arts, from the Ganexa Academy of Art, in Panama. I have taken art classes; Basic Design, Basic Drawing, Intermedia Painting, at the City Colleg ... View Profile
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Oding Muata Illustrations

Oding Muata Illustrations

I absolutely love art! I have been creating art for over 50 years. I have been teaching art in private schools in Oakland, and Berkeley for the past twenty years. I have taught students from K -12, as well as adults. Needless to say, I enjoy working with students of all ages. Ususally, I find out what the students want to achieve and I design a plan to meet their needs. I am willing to provide references from former students if needed. You can check out some of my current work on Facebook. ... View Profile
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