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I took drawing lessons with Celia when I was in high school years ago. She really helped me improve my composition, sketching, and shading techniques, leading to more realistic and refined pictures. My parents were also happy because we added a bunch more art decor for the house! Celia is a great person all-around, and an amazing artist. I highly recommend her!
My name is Gaia, I'm an art student who took weekly private drawing and painting lessons with artist Reza. My time with Reza has been a very valuable experience for my blossoming career in the arts. For anyone considering to take private lessons I just want to share the benefits that you won't have in a regular classroom: • one on one interaction. • experiencing detailed demonstrations of first hand execution of every project by the teacher. • personalized instruction allows you to focus on your deficiencies and how to improve on them. Reza is a very talented artist, professional and expert of technique he is adept at instructing every level from beginners to advanced. I found it especially valuable to learn his classical training of painting.
I have been an adult student of Gloria Leiter at F.A.M.E. for the past 14 years. I have also observed many of her classes with children of all ages so my exposure to the quality of her work is extensive. I am a former educator who has helped train student teachers. Gloria Leiter is the most gifted teacher I have ever seen and it has been a privilege to be in her classes. Her training and credentials in music education are impressive. She understands the educational process and goes beyond the basics. The learning environment in her classroom is warm and positive. She is able to teach a group and yet be personally involved with each student. She is thorough in her presentation of material, making sure that each concept is fully understood by all students. Her ability to pair learning with joy, fun, and excitement provides an atmosphere that children and adults embrace. They are successful starting with the very first lesson and they move forward at a good pace. In order to handle the volume of business, Gloria hires very qualified piano teachers as staff members. She trains them to meet her high standards so there is consistency in the program. Each teacher working for Gloria is passionate about doing the best possible job for the students. In addition to being an outstanding teacher and hiring excellent staff, Gloria uses the best materials available. Her mastery of the Yamaha method is unparalleled and, combined with her talent, makes for an exceptional program. Yamaha has developed a number of courses that meet the needs of different age groups and is conscientious about ongoing review of the curriculum. Yamaha has a great understanding of the potential of children. People are often amazed at how well very young children can play the piano, and how quickly they learn, when they are trained using the Yamaha courses. Those who have not experienced group learning on the piano are in for a treat. The synergy that takes place when students are learning together is compelling and makes group lessons far superior to private lessons. This program is not the program many parents experienced when they were growing up. This is dynamic, enjoyable, and comprehensive. Parents are encouraged to sit in on lessons in order to see first-hand what is being taught and also to better help their children through the week. Cost effectiveness is always a consideration when one is making a decision about spending. I can guarantee you that investing in music education at F.A.M.E. is well worth the very reasonable cost. Group lessons are not as expensive as private and the overall quality is such that parents more than get their money's worth when they enroll their children at F.A.M.E. F.A.M.E. has been in Contra Costa County for the past 16 years and has served the community well. The school is a great asset to families who want to secure the best music education available for their children. F.A.M.E. is that place! I know--- I am still a student who is learning every day. And it is still loads of fun under the exceptional direction of Gloria Leiter! Shirley
After taking lesson, my drawing skills definitely more solid and better than before. I would love to take more class with Magic station in the future.
My daughter has started lesson almost a month now and she is enjoying every lesson with Sayaka. Sayaka is patient and professional. We very lucky to have her teaching our daughter.
My daughter is learning drawing and painting from Deepa and it has been an amazing experience. She has gone from knowing nothing about lighting and perspective to being able to do realistic still lifes that shock my friends to see were drawn by an eight-year old. Highly recommend her class.
Shelley has taught my 2 kids for 3 years since they were 3 and 5 years old. She is very talented in every kind of media. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to get creative at young age. She teaches with many kinds of mediums including clay, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, face painting, acrylic, balloons, and crafts etc. and introduced new project and theme every week. My kids have fun and a great learning experience. They are looking forward to their art lesson. They never get bored to learn with Ms. Shelley every week. She is kind, nice, funny, always smiling, and understanding. My kids have one hour lesson per week. After each lesson, Shelley always told me what they had accomplished their artwork that week. Sometimes, she assigned a light homework and my kids love to show her what they did during the week. My daughter enjoys the art lessons. She got award from Santa Clara County Young Artist showcase 2013. Her artwork will be displayed permanently at Santa Clara County Office of Education. We are so pleased with Shelley's teaching ability and professionalism and we highly recommend her as an art teacher to your kids or anyone who is interested in art and would like to improve the skills.
Bill is very intuitive and able to tailor the lesson to the needs of the student. He is proficient in many different mediums and allows the student to chose the medium as well as the subject matter. He gently guides the process, offers advice when asked and is able to offer constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement along the way. He is an excellent teacher.
Deborah is a talented, and passionate art teacher. She really loves teaching kids art. She taught my son how to draw and he loves drawing now. I highly recommend her as an art teacher. She also teaches adults.
Lucca is an absolutely incredible artist, person, and teacher. I had limited drawing and painting skills, and she taught me so much! I'm considering hiring her more!
Over the last year I have had the fortunate experience of working with Vita though the Cosmic KIDS art education program. Vita has consistently presented professionalism, innovation and creative vision in her role as an art educator at ASEP's after-school enrichment program. Every lesson that Vita teaches has clear intentions and learning goals for her students. Vita's ability to facilitate positive classroom management practices has been especially impressive to our team as she is able to meet the specific needs and learning styles of her students. On top of these positive experiences I appreciate Vita's flexibility as she is willing to adjust her schedule or classroom location in situations where teamwork is needed most. After one year of ASEP's partnership with Cosmic KIDS our organization has decided to expand Vita's role so more students in our community will have access the impressive curriculum that Cosmic KIDS offers. I look forward to continuing ASEP's partnership with Cosmic KIDS into the 16-17 school year and beyond!
Paul Wood from Young At Art contacted me within hours, and was very prompt in communicating and answering all our questions. We were enrolled for art lessons within days.
Five Stars! Nito was so excellent!! He was engaging, professional, fun, creative and flexible. We were having a company event and I was concerned that nobody would want to have their caricatures done, but Nito turned out to be the Main Event! He is extremely talented and everyone was very pleased. From staff to executives, Nito was able to "draw out" the best part of everyone's personality! I HIGHLY recommend him and we won't hesitate to use him again!!!
My third grader and myself have taken art lessons in the past with Sneha and I truely recommend her. Sneha is very personable, patient and skilled. She not only teaches you painting techniques but also celebrates your inner creativity. We have created gorgeous paintings while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. I have proudly displayed our paintings on a gallery wall in our home :) Sign-up for her classes and get inspired!
I have a lifetime of serious art training and can actually draw, in a world where these days, everyone thinks they can't, and so no one tries any more, not even very many artists. I have an MFA from NYU and also studied art at Columbia, Parsons, the New School, the professional atelier of a prominent New York artist, and the San Francisco Art Institute. I studied art all over New York and Italy and France. I've spent my entire life drawing and painting. I have enough internal mastery of my craft to constantly innovate and pioneer new ideas all based on a solid foundation.
Very patient and friendly young man. My 6 year old daughter loved her first lesson and already looking forward to the next. Glad to have found him.
I am highly personable and sensitive to the needs of my students allowing me to adapt my teaching methods in a way that is personal, meaningful and allows my ideas to connect in a strong way.
Whether working in schools, workshops for organizations, or in my Santa Cruz studio, it is the personal attention to the specific abilities and interests of each student that earns lots of big 'thumbs ups' from students and administrators in the Central Coast region.
A Colorful Mind Drawing Studio is a relaxing and nurturing environment that is designed to help children ages 4 and older learn to create, focus, and express themselves. Through age-appropriate projects and structured instructions, we help every child interpret information in his/her own unique way, without judgment or competition. This fosters imagination, creativity, and the type of adaptive and dynamic thinking that is critical for success in both life and academic endeavors.
I am a recent M.F.A graduate from the New York Academy of Art's painting and drawing program. I have over 5 years of experience teaching children/adults at Drawn2Art in Los Altos. After many years of teaching in a classroom setting, I am looking to teach art in a more personalized approach. Each lesson plan will be tailored to each individual's goals. Learn to use the following: * Acrylic * Watercolor * Oil Paint * Graphite * Charcoal * Pastels * Colored Pencils Lessons will be given at my art studio, but I am also willing to travel to a residence at cost of time and gas. Classes can be anytime, from Monday through Friday, and will be 1.5 hours. Schedule is flexible! Charter rates (include material fees) are as follows: * $40/1.5-hour class * $50/2-hour class Discounts are given for more than 4 classes purchased in advance!
I've been drawing, sketching, painting and sculpting since I was old enough to hold a pencil. My work has been exhibited in galleries, given awards, and some years ago, I was privately mentored by an admissions officer (and successful fine artist) from the Cooper Union School of Art. But none of that really matters! Let's get together and draw, paint, or sculpt. I'll help you understand the pros, cons, and nuances of different media; how to look at your subjects as an artist; how to plan your compositions -- it all depends on what you want to learn. Let's have some fun.