Please take a look at my website to see the kind of work I do ( lalaragimov.com )
My specialty are portraits of humans and animals, and still lifes. My strengths are drawing and anatomy, as well as techniques of drawing, watercolour, and oil painting.
I provide honest constructive criticism, so the class is most suitable if you want to improve and learn, as opposed to just have fun. You can be a complete beginner or an advanced artist. I am flexible about the students' choice of subjects to work from.
My classes are modelled on the way art students learned drawing in Renaissance to Baroque periods. In this approach drawing faces is used as a tool to learn general drawing techniques.
I have outstanding expertise in the materials and techniques of the Old Masters having studied the subject extensively. I have many blog posts on the topic, and my historical drawing and painting reconstructions have been featured several times by the Getty on their pages.
I enjoy seeing a student's work improve in front of my eyes :)
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I have the student draw from life (usually a self portrait), see what level they are at and what their interests are, and work from there.
Master of Fine Arts - Cal State Long Beach
Bachelor of Fine Arts - California Institute of the Arts
Assoicate of Arts - El Camino College
I can give discounts for multiple classes paid in advance.
Online classes are cheaper than classes in person.