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  • MandarFineArt


    Alameda, CA 94501

    5.0 (22)

    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.Facebook.c
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  • Gleeson Gallery

    Gleeson Gallery

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (12)

    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
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  • Micah Sanger Artist

    Micah Sanger Artist

    Mendocino, CA 95460

    4.8 (11)

    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 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.

  • Paint Live Laugh

    Paint Live Laugh

    Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    5.0 (7)

    I am a professional art instructor and possess many years of experience teaching children and adults to develop their creativity. Teaching art has been a rewarding experience as many students have thanked me for encouraging them to explore and express their inner artists.

  • Julie Cohn

    Julie Cohn

    Berkeley, CA 94701

    5.0 (5)

    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 subject
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  • Portrait Painting & Drawing

    Portrait Painting & Drawing

    Martinez, CA 94553

    5.0 (3)

    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:
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  • Expressive Arts And Dance Fitness

    Expressive Arts And Dance Fitness

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (2)

    I am a Bilingual Spanish/English expressive arts trainee with a background in wellness programs and dance and fitness instruction. I work with children, youth, adults and older adults delivering customized sessions with the objective of enhacing your physical and mental health, and reigniting creativity. I am a Zumba Fitness instructor with several years experience, teaching both open and private classes at studios, institutions, and private groups. I also teach beginners latin dance classes such as Salsa, Bachata, and choreos for quinceaneras or weddings.
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  • Burn It Blue Studios.

    Burn It Blue Studios.

    San Anselmo, CA 94960

    5.0 (1)

    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

  • Rodman Fine Art

    Rodman Fine Art

    Brisbane, CA 94005

    5.0 (1)

    I am very patient with first time painting students. With over 15 years of oil painting experience, and 5 years of teaching experience, I bring decades of personal workshop attendance to the easel. Many of my past students have gone on to exhibit, win awards and successfully sell their paintings. They must have had a great instructor. I am available for private and group painting lessons in the SF Bay Area.

  • Badhia Painting

    Badhia Painting

    Emeryville, CA 94608

    4.0 (1)

    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
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  • Judith Schonebaum - Artslave

    Judith Schonebaum - Artslave

    Oakland, CA 94602

    5.0 (1)

    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 bags, hats, pillows... I love individualized teachin
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  • Art School Of Mulford Gardens

    Art School Of Mulford Gardens

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    5.0 (1)

    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.
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    Best of 2018


    San Francisco, CA 94121

    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 inspir
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  • MJ Studios Art And Music

    MJ Studios Art And Music

    Lafayette, CA 94549

    We Teach Kids and Adults art and music in a comfortable and nurturing enviroment. Each student is different so we pay attention to their needs and let them florish into a great Artist or Musician. The Arts have been proven to help them in school work, self confidence and expressing creativity, which is so important for their well being . 

  • Rampolla Arts

    Rampolla Arts

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    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, Basi
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  • Oding Muata Illustrations

    Oding Muata Illustrations

    Oakland, CA 94610

    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.
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  • Christopher Castle

    Christopher Castle

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    I have been a professional artist for many years. I am a painter and printmaker and have taught students painting and printmaking at all levels from college, high school, middle and elementary schools, also adult and senior age students. I love to assist in the  explore individual creativity while technical expertise is developed as the servant of the expressive goals. In watercolor, acrylic and egg tempera painting, basic but essential foundation is layed on which we build a 
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  • Joelle Provost Fine Art

    Joelle Provost Fine Art

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    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,
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  • INFERNO Gallery

    INFERNO Gallery

    Oakland, CA 94601

    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 a
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  • Kristen Brown Art

    Kristen Brown Art

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    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 pai
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  • Artistic Home Studio & Boutique

    Artistic Home Studio & Boutique

    Alameda, CA 94501

    We offer all types of painting classes, including acrylic painting on canvas for kids ages 10-16, furniture painting classes, decorative painting classes, stenciling, and unique Patina & Rust classes.  We teach everyone - from beginners to experts - and enjoy watching our students grow and learn from creative experiences.  Plus our classes are FUN!  For examples of our work, and more information, visit  You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram @artistichomestudio. 
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  • Datsuzoku Painting Lessons

    Datsuzoku Painting Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94607

    I teach painting with a focus on the 'Principles of Creating Depth'.  My passion is painting landscapes with oil paint, but I am also proficient in figures, still life, and fundamentals of drawing.  In addition to Realism, my personal work engages aspects of Surrealism, Abstraction, Impressionism, and Futurism. Typically my workshops involve a combination of painting plain-air on location, and using photograph references.
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  • Moxie Art Lessons

    Moxie Art Lessons

    Richmond, CA 94804

    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
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  • Studio Bridget Star

    Studio Bridget Star

    Emeryville, CA 94608

    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, composit
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  • Artillery A.G.

    Artillery A.G.

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    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 an
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  • Drew Beam

    Drew Beam

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    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
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  • Bedrick Studios

    Bedrick Studios

    San Rafael, CA 94903

    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: Instagram: Professional Website: Demo Reel:
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  • Rare Bird Makers' Studio

    Rare Bird Makers' Studio

    Oakland, CA 94611

    Rare Bird is a gift shop, gallery & studio in Oakland, California. We feature independent artists, and makers from California & the U.S. Founded in 2010 by maker & arts educator, Erica Skone-Rees, Rare Bird's focus is on celebrating creativity and cultivating community.  Rare Bird offers a carefully curated selection of workshops in art, crafts, meditation and magic in our Makers' Studio. We also lead team building workshops and private parties.  Classes are led by the Erica, our founder and over 45 artists from the Bay Area. We love the Bay Area and are so appreciat
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  • Tricia George, Bay Area Artist Studio

    Tricia George, Bay Area Artist Studio

    San Rafael, CA 94903

    I have a fairly large artist studio in Terra Linda, San Rafael where I have been teaching for approximately 3 years both privately and group settings.  Prices include materials for acrylic painting excluding brushes and a surface to paint on.  I have worked as a professional artist for 27 years, hold a degree in art education and I am an expert in water soluable products.  The studio allows students to explore freely and loosely, instruction is given based on desire of the student. 
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