Izquierdo Art- Painting Lessons & Classes

Bethesda, MD

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Izquierdo Art has more than five years of experience providing highly fun and creative art lessons. I offer custom classes to fit your needs, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping people find their inner creative genius!

Location

Bethesda, MD 20814

Years in business

7

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Diego P. May 16, 2017
    Michelle is very skilled and motivating. But what I liked the most was the relaxed and chill environment she created during the lesson. It was only my third time doing a painting class and it was definitely the most enjoyable experience I've had so far. See picture for confirmation. My painting came out glorious, and might I add, slightly better than my brother's (he's on the left).
  • Emilia I. Apr 26, 2017
    Excellent Teacher - Awesome Class - Good Friends - Great Time!
    Michelle is an excellent teacher. She was easy going as she guided the group and provided tips to get the desired results. Michelle also promoted self expression and individualism in our work products. She created a great atmosphere to work. Our group thoroughly enjoyed working with her. We will definately have Michelle teach another class. Lots of fun!
  • Maria P. Apr 24, 2017
    Class with Michelle
    Took a class with Michelle and she had the patience of a saint! She took her time with each of us individually when we had questions. Great attitude!
  • Michael P. Apr 24, 2017
    New tricks for an old dog.
    I'm new to painting and I don't feel I have a creative mind. But, Michelle taught me way. I've started lessons with Michelle as my new retirement hobby. She was very patience with me (I ask a lot of questions). She's shown me it's ok to let go. I'm two paintings down and I can't wait to see how I'll grow.
  • Teresa I. Apr 21, 2017
    My New Favorite Pastime
    I have always liked the idea of painting but often I get discouraged because it does not come natural to me. However, after taking Michelle's art class, I found myself signing up for more classes. She has a professional but carefree teaching approach that allowed me to take the pressure off. I enjoyed learning different techniques and learning how to add my personality to my artwork. It is a wonderful way to disengage from the hustle of the work week.
  • Lauren G. Apr 21, 2017
    Michelle is amazing!
    Michelle was amazing to work with. Love her laid back teaching style. I've never painted before so I was nervous but she never made me feel rushed. Cannot wait to work with her again. Would highly recommend
  • Ashley C. Apr 21, 2017
    I call it therapy painting!
    Paint in your own home with your sweatpants on and a bottle of wine! I really enjoy taking classes with Michelle! Don't worry, no experience necessary. I had none, and still managed to paint presentable pieces. Michelle’s personality is fun and motivating! She really lets you be yourself and express whatever you would like in your art piece. There is no wrong way to paint with Michelle. She will guide you and teach you some cool techniques along the way! Painting is so relaxing, it's like therapy and Michelle is my therapist!
  • Kurt L. Apr 21, 2017
    Great Painting Class
    Had a great time and, for someone who is very limited in painting skill, Michelle was able to help me create a nice painting.
  • Christy V. Apr 20, 2017
    Bridal Shower
    I hired Michelle for my friend's bridal shower and it was such a fun experience! Michelle explained the basic techniques to us in a way we could all understand, even some of the nerdy math and science types, but also encouraged everyone to put their own unique spin on our pieces. Everyone's art looked a little different when the lesson was complete and I thought that was fabulous. I will definitely keep Michelle in mind for any future parties.
  • Jessica H. Apr 19, 2017
    Great impromptu experience!
    The class I took with Michelle was an amazing experience. I decided to join my friend on a random Sunday class and could not be more pleased with the way my afternoon was spent. Michelle had a great playlist of music playing in background and paced the glass with the perfect amount of instruction and free time to work. She engaged the class as a group while still able to help one on one when needed. Her encouragement to embrace the work as your own and not look to mirror hers made you feel at ease to enjoy creating without the worry of trying to replicate. I encourage everyone to grab a friend and take a class with her!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is based on time, materials, and travel.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. We will talk about your goals for your lessons/ party. 2. I'll develop a plan. 3. Let you know my ideas. 5. We will make sure we are on the same page. 4. Boom! Let's start the creative process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated with a BA in studio art. I've taught art in after school programs. I currently teach taught cocktail & canvas style classes and one one one classes.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I just love creating and helping people figure out that they do too.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with people of all ages. I can teach in a class format or a one on one style course. When working with children under the age of 5, I prefer to keep the group small.