Private Art Lessons

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Deborah Harris

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April 2002

My daughter took art classes last summer with the most wonderful teacher, Deborah Harris. Deborah has a light- filled studio in West Berkeley, and she set up different still lifes (with input from her students) and had the kids depict them in paint, in paper cutouts, all different mediums. My daughter learned some new techniques and was so happy to go every week and work in the garret of a ''real artist.'' The last class was an ''opening'' with the kids' art displayed on the walls. Deborah is very easygoing and flexible; she's lovely. I'd email her and ask about classes. dharris AT -- Ann

Re: After-school Art class for 16-year-old (Feb 2002)
My daughter, then 14, took an excellent art class from Deborah Harris. The class taught some fundamentals of painting and drawing. The teens learned basic drawing concepts and color theory; they proceeded to paint a still life in oils or acrylics. I imagine Deborah would tailor the class as requested.

Deborah loves teens, has an MFA, wide teaching experience and puts together classes as she finds a group of interested students. She also takes individual students. Her studio is at Dwight and 8th and can be reached at 496-0605. Sandra

Feb 2001

I am Parents of Teens subscriber and a professional artist and teacher who offers small classes and private instruction in my Berkeley studio. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree and many years of teaching experience with all ages and levels. Instruction in drawing, painting and sculpture is available. Students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of color, line and form. A variety of materials and techniques are explored and students learn to appreciate and incorporate the work of artists throughout history. Local references and more information provided by calling Deborah Harris at 486-0605.