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Virtual Private Art Lessons

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CMA’s private art lessons offer one-on-one mentorship for those interested in further developing skills, working on a special project, or fulfilling a portfolio requirement. Students choose their medium and a dedicated CMA Teaching Artist will assist them in achieving their artistic goals.

Private lessons cost $150 per one hour of instruction, with a minimum of four sessions required.

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Meet the Instructors

Jacob Hicks

Jacob is a magical realist painter and educator from Texas. He has exhibited extensively and currently shows with Gallery Henoch in Manhattan. Jacob has taught children and teens for West Nottingham Academy, New York Art Studio, Manhattan Youth, and CMA.

Specialties: Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons, Portfolio Development

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Samantha Hansen

Samantha is a visual artist and educator based in Brooklyn. She explores the many dimensions of emotion and mental health through her work. She has taught children of all ages throughout the five boroughs and loves using art as a tool to help children grow their imagination and creativity.

Specialities: Stop-Motion Animation, Clay Sculpture, Life Drawing, Collage, Painting, Art History

Deepti Sunder

Flowers as big as trees, books the size of mattresses, a friendly pink snake with lime-green polka dots – these are just some elements you might find in Deepti’s artwork. Whether it’s crafting giant animals and plants out of papier-mache, making illustrative clay sculptures, or creating illustrations, Deepti finds great joy in the mere act of making something with her hands. Currently based in Brooklyn, she describes herself as an illustrator and maker. Her style is whimsical and inventive, pairing together bright colors and rhythmic patterns to construct fantastical worlds, characters and scenes.

Specialties: Papier-Mache, Clay Sculpture, DIY Crafts (Recycled Crafts, Piñatas, Weaving), Illustration, Drawing, Painting

Read an interview with Deepti

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please provide 48 hours notice prior to your scheduled private lesson in order to receive a full refund. You must provide 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled private lesson to receive a partial refund. Cancellations on the day of the scheduled private lesson will not be refunded.

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