Have you ever wanted to learn drawing or painting, allowing your sense of style and understanding of fine art to grow to its full potential?
Or have you ever wanted to give your children an opportunity to learn art and get training by a professional artist, taking them way beyond what they’ll learn in art classes at school?
If you answered “Yes” to either of the questions above and live in the Orlando area, I have great news for you! I’ve recently relocated from San Diego, California, where I was successfully teaching fine art lessons, and am now accepting a limited number of students, who are interested in learning fine art by taking private drawing or painting lessons.
I just love working with my students, helping them grow and develop! And because I feel very privileged having had the opportunity to get the fine art education that I spent most of my life acquiring, I've now decided to "give back" by offering private art lessons to a small, select group of students (minimum age 11 years old).
Please take a moment to check out a few samples of some of my student's works. I'm soooo proud of them and how far they've developed their artistic skills since they started taking lessons from me!
For the past three months Tatiana Kolesnikova has been the art teacher for our daughter Pia, who is 11 years old.
We naturally expected Pia to develop her drawing ability, but we never expected such rapid improvement in such a short period of time!
Tatiana is introducing Pia to different new techniques as well as subjects, and is motivating and guiding her in a very professional manner.
After every lesson we get back a happy child with a new, impressive piece of art; and even more importantly, with more confidence in her own abilities.
This, along with Pia’s growing interest in all aspects of art, makes her art lessons priceless!
Pia Elbe - 11 years old Before her first lesson...
After 6 Months Of Lessons
Pia Elbe - 6 months later Reproduction of Michelangelo's "Warrior"
Crystal - 11 Years Old Before her first lesson...
After Only 3 Months Of Lessons
Crystal - After only 3 months of weekly lessons Still Life painted from live objects (Acrylic)
Workshop for children 8 years and up, Lake Mary, FL.
One-on-one lessons, Kathryn 12 years old painting a portrait of her friend.
Kathryn, 12 years old, before taking her first lesson!
Kathryn, after taking 8 months of weekly lessons!
I took oil pastel and watercolor painting classes with Tatiana. Before starting any of the classes Tatiana analyzed my artistic level, in order to reinforce my skills and teach me new techniques and abilities where I lack the knowledge or talent. She also took in account the points I wanted to improve. In my case I wanted to be more comfortable with colors. Not only did I manage this, but I also managed to bring life to the mixtures of colors in my paintings.
All the classes started on time. The teacher has vast supply of materials for making the class more informative. She has a large collection of art books, plenty of materials for creating different still life scenes, lots of interesting photos to choose from, and different art materials. She can teach drawing and painting with any material the student picks. Tatiana is patient and comprehensive. She can apply different teaching approaches until finding which one is most effective for the student. She also takes into consideration the pace of a student. Because I took classes that were three hours long, she was very kind in offering me snacks and drinks.
During the classes I could tell Tatiana is very professional and has a lot of experience in teaching. She has an incredible artistic talent, leaving one astonished during her demonstrations.
The classes are very affordable. The one-on-one teaching method is very rewarding.
The classes are so much fun that time feels that went by in a blink of an eye.
"Tea Kettle and Bread", Watercolor Still Life Nichole Hirtz
"Fruits", Watercolor Still Life Nichole Hirtz
Testimonial from Kelly C., Austin's Mom:
I am amazed at the progress my son has made since beginning his lessons with Tatiana. In the first few lessons she was able to assess his strengths, as well as his weaknesses, and then tailor the instruction to help him improve in both. She gives him his "space" to work, allowing his own style to develop, while applying the principles she has given him... Highly recommend!
Austin, 14 years old, before taking his first lesson!
Austin, after taking 3 months of weekly lessons! (Copy of Norman Rockwell's "Spring Tonic")
Testimonial letter from Vicky Chambers:
Tatiana has been my painting instructor for the past two years. Art has always been something I greatly value but talent is something I seriously believed I did not have. Tatiana not only became my teacher and mentor but she was, and still is, someone who encourages me constantly. Some of the paintings I tackled were way beyond my skill level but Tatiana patiently helped me work through each piece.
I have learned so much through her guidance. As a teacher myself, I appreciate Tatiana's knowledge of her subject, her methodical approach, and her honest appraisal of my efforts. She has helped me understand that talent is only a small part of the equation. Anyone can paint if they are determined, practice and most importantly, enjoy the process.
Thank you, Tatiana!
Yes, my daughter Bruna is definitely making very good progress. We are very happy that we found you, and that you are helping her become better on her drawings/paintings.
That's what she likes to do, and the least we can do as parents is provide them the opportunities to engage in something that they really enjoy, and keep them away from all the craziness out there.
I truly believe art (painting, drawing, music, etc) is a great way to keep kids focused and away from trouble, and will get even more important as they go thru their teenage years.
We are very glad to have you working with Bruna.. and she really enjoys working with you, too!
I would highly recommend Tatiana. Her vast art knowledge and education background enables her to be a great teacher. She explained and taught that an artist should paint from feeling and emotion, not just copy a photograph. She taught me the importance of drawing and sketching as often as I can to improve my painting skills. She challenged and encouraged me to paint from life. I learned other mediums such as oil pastels, pencil drawings. I also learned composition skills and color theory. She is able to see what areas I need help with, and is able to teach and challenge me accordingly.
She is willing to answer questions and provide critiquing outside of class time which has been a big help for me. She is passionate about fine art and is liberal in sharing art history and various artist work that is applicable to what I am currently working on.
I know that I have improved as an artist since taking classes with Tatiana.
Painting on easel
I’ve spent almost my entire life learning about and creating fine art. Starting at the age of 6, my schooling includes The Art School of Yekaterinburg, Russia, College of Fine Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and 3 years of studying History of Art in the Russian Art Academy.
My paintings are held in various private collections in Russia, Italy, Germany and Denmark, and have been exhibited nationally in numerous shows winning many awards. In the past I have taught painting and drawing to adults as well as children, even though my main focus is on my own paintings.
Now it can be your turn to experience lessons in fine art!
So if you’re ready to take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn and grow, please Click Here to email me.
PS. Because of my busy schedule I can only have a very limited number of students, and will be accepting you on a first come, first serve basis. So when my schedule is full, you’ll have to go on a waiting list, until a space opens up again.