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James Xavier Barbour & Lauren J. Caldarola

Reviews of James Xavier Barbour & Lauren J. Caldarola

(40 Reviews)
Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

11/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


I had no drawing experience and James demystified it for me. He helped me identify my habits and gave me advice on how to improve. He also helped me learn how to look at the world so I can become not just a better artist but a better observer. I would definitely take this class again.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

11/18/2019
Delores W.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The whole experience was wonderful. The instructor was so helpful and very attentive to each student , moving around and critiquing with demonstrations , giving tips and advice. The atmosphere was relaxing. A Gem .

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

11/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


This class is for any level since James gives you personalized feedback and advise based on your skills. I knew nothing and I left the class with a whole new vision of drawing. You are definitely not the same person when you walk out of this place. Also, I was so concentrated that we spent an extra hour and James was good about it. I found drawing can be relaxing and I will come back for more lessons. Nov 2019

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

10/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

10/5/2019
Rebecca D.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Rebecca D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/23/2019
osly v.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


osly v. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/16/2019
Mingyi W.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The class was supper inspiring. James was so nice to me. He even extended the hours! James has so many amazing artworks himself. His studio is cute and warm. He not only teaches you how to draw, he also teaches you the philosophy from drawing. It’s very amazing. I highly recommend you to take his class! It’s 100% worthy of your time and money.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/2/2019
Justin H.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James and his wife were especially talented and motivating to us! He worked with us individually, focusing on what could be better and where to focus our attention in an analytical manner. I would recommend taking lessons from him, especially if you're open to learning more about drawing.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

8/11/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

8/5/2019
Joanne A.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Joanne A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/29/2019
Steven G.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James is so patient. After a brief tour of the studio, James gave us instruction and we learned by actually sketching. It was a fun learning experience.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/21/2019
Diane B.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Diane B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/14/2019
Razan S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


the class was part instructions and part hands on work. while i initially expected more hands on work, i definitely appreciated all the information james and lauren provided. the studio is also very beautiful and they are great artists!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/12/2019
Carole M.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Not geared to casual drawing. More geared to beginning serious drawing

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/10/2019
Ashley C.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


lovely people. empathetic instructor who put us at ease. i was intimidated due to my inexperience but we all need to start somewhere and the welcoming atmosphere and class plan helped. definitely learned a bunch in a few hours! i would come back

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Wonderful. Caring, patient, individual instruction even for novices like myself.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/6/2019
Michelle R.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The instructor gave me indiviualized attention and taught me the theories of lighting l, which will help me with shading. I'm excited to put it to practice now.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/25/2019
Saurabh M.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Saurabh M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/10/2019
Peggy W.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


This drawing class was an excellent experience! I really feel I learned some skills that will help me to improve my drawing. The instructors were very knowledgable, helpful, and encouraging.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/3/2019
Jenya S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Really enjoyed this class! James and Lauren were wonderful instructors. They are clearly passionate about teaching people how to draw and want to develop everyone's potential to the fullest. The class size is small (we were 5-6 at the same time, and there were two instructors), so you get lots of individual attention. The class started with an assessment of where everyone is. The instructors asked us to draw an object and then critiqued our work (in a very nice, but helpful way - not just telling everyone they did great, but actually providing helpful, actionable advice). Then we continued to draw for two hours while they came around and offered tips and techniques for us. I learned a ton in two hours! This is a great class for beginners and also for more experienced artists who want some pointers to take their skills to the next level. Plan to come back after practicing a bit more on my own.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/2/2019
Steve K.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


A great beginners class to get your feet wet. The studio is very inspiring and James is very patient and a great teacher.

Drawing Improvement Through Bargue Copying

5/28/2019
Inna S.

Attended: Drawing Improvement Through Bargue Copying


Inna S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


This class was wonderful. If you’re looking for a real class taught by passionate teachers, this is the place to go. It’s a far cry from the “paint by number” classes taught around the city- this studio is the real deal! One on one instruction by people who truly love what they do. Highly recommended.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/15/2019
Inna S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Great class for any level. I am a beginner and I learn a lot there.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/9/2019
Dawn L.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James and Lauren were lovely and their space was unique and inspiring. I still can’t draw a very good ear though, but it’s not their fault. You should bring some of your artwork for them to look at. p.s. I accidentally gave this a 1 star rating. sorry!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/9/2019
Darya G.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Darya G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/7/2019
Ashley B.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The course was fantastic. I really felt like my skills showed definite improvement after just two hours. I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in improving their drawing ability.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

4/23/2019
Katia N.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Katia N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

4/8/2019
Luis L.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


This class went beyond all my expectations, the setting, existing art, the teacher knowledge and the tour of the installation was outstanding... I enjoyed this class very much...

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

3/30/2019
Jamie I.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Both instructors we're very helpful and informative, and explained things nicely with easy to understand examples. They gave a great overview of helpful techniques.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

3/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

3/3/2019
Edie B.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Edie B. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

2/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

2/16/2019
Brittany B.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Brittany B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/28/2019
Nshira T.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Nshira T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/19/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Amazing class! Instructors provide detailed 1:1 lessons and go above and beyond expectations. I walked away learning so much about drawing.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/12/2019
Michelle S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Michelle S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/9/2019
George N.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Great course! Highly recommended.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

12/10/2018
Stanley C.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Great course

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