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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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 . 

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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