Art Instructor

Art Instructor

Allston, MA

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“Paint and ideas mix well”


Moscow born, both classically and conceptually trained I teach in a nice blend of classical and modern schools. I believe that mediocre teacher tells, a good one explains and a perfect one inspires.

About Art Instructor

hired 5 times on Thumbtack

Moscow-born, both classically and conceptually trained, what I can offer a student are: Painting and Drawing skills, knowledge, curiosity and self-assurance.

But most importantly, what I offer is: Creating a personal process of art creation using all of the above together with your own skills, life and knowledge.

I also find ways to share ideas and experiences that will stimulate you to keep a visual diary and start doing more for your art.

My pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget. My Open Studio system allows students to skip classes when they have to. You buy "package of classes" if you buy 8 or more you get a discount. Classes expire at the end of the semester, which is usually 10 weeks long. You can visit on different days and times as long as a class is scheduled.

Regular 10 weeks classes run on a regular school system.

I also keep seminars for advanced students.


Allston, MA 02134

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  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2015

    Alexandra is fantastic! She's very knowledgeable and I've been having fun and learning a lot. I've attended 2 classes and continuing on with 10 sessions for now. I also love the flexibility of I'm unable to attend a certain day to chose another day she's avalaible during the week. It's a smaller class environment so also enjoy the individual attention she spends working with me.

  • 5/5 stars November 6, 2014

    I love having Alexandra as my art teacher! She gives insightful and careful instructions but at the same time knows how to let her students explore their own style. I definitely recommend her classes!

  • 5/5 stars October 7, 2014

    Alexandra is the best! I started classes with her 2 years ago. Her deep knowledge of art history, techniques, aesthetics and insight have allowed me to see progress with every project. Her classes are enjoyable free-wheeling.

  • 5/5 stars September 25, 2012

    She is able to help you paint whatever you she is trained classically but her own work in more expressive. She is very patient and only gives help when help is needed.

  • 4/5 stars September 25, 2012

    Alexandra was one of the best teachers I've had to date. She was attentive and worked with the skills I already possessed to hone on my skills. It was always a relaxed and fun environment to work in.

  • 5/5 stars September 25, 2012

    Wonderful teacher, very encouraging, extremely helpful with ideas and with painting technique. Great studio environment to paint in. Classes small and lots of private instruction available from Alexandra. She is very creative and I have learned a great deal about painting.

  • 5/5 stars September 11, 2012

    Alexandra is a terrific teacher for artists working at all levels of experience. She provides sensitive guidance and support to encourage growth and experimentation as well as technical expertise.

    Alexandra R. from Art Instructor replied to this review on September 11, 2012:

    Thank you!! You are one of my best students..for sure one of the most committed to painting.

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Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

Learn the basics of painting, the foundations of color theory, color mixing, and composition. This is a relaxed encouraging environment with individual attention. All levels can benefit. You can work on your portfolio, bring a photograph you've taken, set up a still life, etc. All supplies will be provided.($5 materials fee per session). If you want some basic instructions or just simply a place to paint once a week! please join me and others and be a part of this exciting creative journey. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer.

In this private setting I create a special program for a student, based on the level, interest, goal and ability. Later on we will achieve those specific goals, sharing knowledge and skills while providing supportive critique. We follow a private syllabus: create, read, watch movies, see shows and work in the studio. Then meet once or twice a month, critique, analyze, re-make a plan if needed. Time frame varies from student to student, depending on his/her goals. $350 a month

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