Drawing & Painting With Carlos

Drawing & Painting With Carlos

5.0 (3)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

There's nothing more gratifying than seeing students realize their potential. I nurture the creative potential in each and every one of my students. My classes are thought provoking, challenging, and inspirational; as well as fun. I enable the student to pursue their own graphic style, simultaneously while getting a solid grasp of classical drawing techniques.

I have students from all walks of life, age groups, and skill levels. I nurture the creative individual and relish in the outcome. Sharing my life's experiences as well as art history and art techniques with my students brings the best out in me. And the most important element is enjoying the creative exploration process as the student begins to develop their own graphic style.

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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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3 Reviews


  • Veronique Dupont

    Carlos is such a talented, creative, thoughtful and organized art instructor. He will bring out the artist in everyone. He taught us – a multi-generational group of three extended family members ranging in age from 6 to 70 years – a two-hour art making class, twice monthly. Every class was different. He introduced us to drawing with pencil and charcoal (focus), pastels, linoleum print making, etc. We did not only use a variety of materials but also used a range of techniques and sources of inspiration. He also brought into his instruction other artists’ works, even musical pieces, which we incorporated into our own creative process. If you have never thought of yourself as an artist with your own unique, personal style, Carlos will change that. Taking classes with him has been such a delight.

  • Jolene Hernon

    I liked Carlos's overall sensibility. He encouraged us in our efforts at personal expression; he always had praise. But he also challenged us to grow and stretch and would point out weakness that needed more practice. The exercises he gave us in our sessions were extremely creative. I learned so much about letting go, about how to free my hand and mind, how to be whatever artist I wanted to be instead of fearing that I wasn't "doing it right."

  • Malu Jimenez

    Drawing and painting in my life were new. Carlos was able, in a candid way to create valuable experiences in each interaction. I hesitated picking up a pencil but through a variety of interesting activities thoughtfully prepared, I began developing a genuine curiosity to explore more what drawing was all about. His assignments are thoughtful and engaging. His genuine interest in challenging me to the next level was a strong motivator. I am grateful with Carlos, because he invited me to discover the joy of drawing.


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

Initial interview

questionnaire survey

access match of goals and compatability

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

Art school certification, BFA

Botannical illustration, Certificate 

Bookbinding, Apprenticeship 

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

Two-hour class minimum at $100. The $50 rate is per hour.

Cancellation three days in advance notice. 

A monthly minimum of two classes, scheduling agreement with student.

How did you get started teaching?

Ever since I was young, I loved teaching and imparting knowledge and techniques with others. Back then, it was playing with my younger siblings. I noticed that there was no wrong way to make art, yet a lot of adults critiqued and judged. I quickly learned that this was not the approach to stimulating and enhancing creativity in others. I have since been passionate about teaching creativity combined with mindfulness.

What types of students have you worked with?

Adults with professional careers.

Young elementary school age students.

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

Have an interview beforehand to access goals, compatibility, and aspirations with teacher candidate.

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

What do they want to accomplish?

How do they measure accomplishment?

How much personal effort are they able to dedicate outside of class?

How open are they to global views and further exploration?

Lessons offered

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