Cristiano Di Martino art classes in London
Cristiano Di Martino art classes in London

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Cristiano Di Martino

20 reviews
20 reviews

Cristinao began his Art studies working under a local 'Maestro' in the Italian city of Arezzo at the age of 14. That's where he learnt to paint in a traditional manner, focusing particularly on portrait painting. He later continued his education at the Accademia Di Belli Arti in Florence. During this time he studied many established aspects of painting, including but not limited to; building and preparing a canvas from scratch, using mediums, pigments, mixing and applying paint, layers, brushstrokes, textures, light, realism, abstraction, movement, form and composition and the theory of painting. In his work today he uses an array of techniques and materials, from the most traditional to more contemporary and unconventional. He can tailor his teaching to the needs and challenges that are specific to you.
Above all, he would do his best to make the class both entertaining and informative to help you get the most the out of painting and enjoy it as much as he does.

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Eliot Sumner
2 Oct
Cristiano really brings out the confidence in you when faced with the intimidation of a blank canvas. I enjoy my classes with him and he has inspired me to paint every day. He encourages me to explore my own style. Aside from being a great teacher his professional work is remarkable and has great potential to go very far in the art world. Its an honour to be taught by him.
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Flora Naughtie
4 Oct
Cristiano is a thoughtful and inspiring teacher. It’s so great to have one-to-one classes and be able to discuss with him what I want to get better at and develop each time. The studio is small but inviting and authentic. He has a great variety of materials to experiment with during the sessions. I’d highly recommend Cristiano’s private classes to everyone I know!
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Selin Sarialtin
4 Oct
Cristiano is a very generous teacher, with great knowledge of anatomy drawing and Oil painting. He showed me how to properly apply and mix paint, to create different flesh colours for the human form. His lessons are very insightful and inspiring. He makes you feel at ease and creates a great atmosphere for learning in his Studio. It was a wonderful experience being taught by Cristiano. He is very open and friendly. I learned a lot from him, in just a few classes. I would highly recommend his classes to any art student or art enthusiast!!
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Bec Blackburn
15 Oct
I thoroughly enjoyed my class from start to finish. Cristiano listened to my background and experience, shared and offered options on areas of development and we agreed the session objectives together. I learned core skills on brush strokes, materials, techniques, creating depth, working with oils (which i’d never used before). His teaching method was great, working alongside me so I felt comfortable. I felt a sense of achievement at the end of the session having produced something I was proud of and feel I could replicate in my own time. After the session we talked about options for a follow up session and Cristiano took the time to share a summary of the session via email for guidance, websites/shops for buying my own materials at good prices and quality. Cristiano is clearly an experienced, talented professional artist who I will be booking a follow up session with to continue my learning.

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Eliot Sumner
2 Oct
Cristiano really brings out the confidence in you when faced with the intimidation of a blank canvas. I enjoy my classes with him and he has inspired me to paint every day. He encourages me to explore my own style. Aside from being a great teacher his professional work is remarkable and has great potential to go very far in the art world. Its an honour to be taught by him.
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Flora Naughtie
4 Oct
Cristiano is a thoughtful and inspiring teacher. It’s so great to have one-to-one classes and be able to discuss with him what I want to get better at and develop each time. The studio is small but inviting and authentic. He has a great variety of materials to experiment with during the sessions. I’d highly recommend Cristiano’s private classes to everyone I know!
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Selin Sarialtin
4 Oct
Cristiano is a very generous teacher, with great knowledge of anatomy drawing and Oil painting. He showed me how to properly apply and mix paint, to create different flesh colours for the human form. His lessons are very insightful and inspiring. He makes you feel at ease and creates a great atmosphere for learning in his Studio. It was a wonderful experience being taught by Cristiano. He is very open and friendly. I learned a lot from him, in just a few classes. I would highly recommend his classes to any art student or art enthusiast!!
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Bec Blackburn
15 Oct
I thoroughly enjoyed my class from start to finish. Cristiano listened to my background and experience, shared and offered options on areas of development and we agreed the session objectives together. I learned core skills on brush strokes, materials, techniques, creating depth, working with oils (which i’d never used before). His teaching method was great, working alongside me so I felt comfortable. I felt a sense of achievement at the end of the session having produced something I was proud of and feel I could replicate in my own time. After the session we talked about options for a follow up session and Cristiano took the time to share a summary of the session via email for guidance, websites/shops for buying my own materials at good prices and quality. Cristiano is clearly an experienced, talented professional artist who I will be booking a follow up session with to continue my learning.
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Yael
17 Oct
Cristiano is a fantastic artist and great teacher. I came in nervous and was quickly made to feel at ease. He is very skilled and professional, and the lesson was much enjoyed, I highly recommend Cristiano for anyone who wishes to have a go at painting, no matter what level they’re at.
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Melany
9 Nov
I will rate with 10 stars my class with Cristiano if I could . He understood perfectly my idea about what I wanted to learn and he explain really well everything. He’s really patience and professional. He made me feel very confident and comfortable even if is the first time you touch a brush. I can feel he’s really interested about you learn and only in a class I learned A LOT! I can’t wait for my next one.
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M.
14 Nov
I really loved my class with Cristiano. I attend anoher art class before with diferent teachers and I can say he was the best experience so far. He really put atention to explain me everything very well , and in only 3 hours we manage to make big advances on our painting. I highly recomend him !
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bibian
15 Nov
I really liked it. It was my firt experience with oil paint and it turned out to be great.
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bibian
18 Nov
Im learning a lot, and letting my self explore new thing that i was scared to.
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David White
27 Dec
Excellent painting tuition, far beyond other classes available in London. Looking forward to the next session.
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Angela
27 Dec
This was such an amazing class. I leant so much in 3 hours. I will definitely go again. Angela
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Brian McFarlane
15 Jan
As someone who has never painted before I found the session extremely enjoyable, informative and simple to understand Cristiano is an excellent teacher who explains well, is very patient and immediately puts you at ease. I shall be booking more sessions.
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Alice Fong
26 Apr
It was a fantastic learning experience with good communication. I have great self-achievement and satisfaction when painting with Cristiano. He can always motivates me to try when I am not confident to draw, also his professional attitude and technique make me so relax and trust myself. One-to-one teaching is perfect for getting a focus learning, so that teacher can tell me what I need to improve directly. The venue is great, comfortable and relaxing. Well equipped.
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ka yan alice
29 Apr
it is perfect for learning painting with Cristiano, his professional technique and attitude encouraged me to keep trying and I am more confident now
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Cassie
30 Apr
Cristiano’s lesson was amazing. Both my husband and myself came away from it feeling like we had a really good base of knowledge to further our abilities and we both have very differing levels of abilities! Cristiano was so helpful, clear and most importantly friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon with him and we will most definitely be back for more!
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Cassie
30 Apr
Cristiano’s lesson was amazing. Both my husband and myself came away from it feeling like we had a really good base of knowledge to further our abilities and we both have very differing levels of abilities! Cristiano was so helpful, clear and most importantly friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon with him and we will most definitely be back for more!
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Julia
10 May
This was an excellent 1-1 class and great value for money. Cristiano is patient, gives clear instructions and is adjusts the class to your skill level and objectives. The class is a great introduction and help in finding out whether you would like to continue learning to draw or paint.
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constanze
18 Sep
time flew by in the nice studio of Christiano, amazing how much I could learn about painting and was able to instantly implement the new knowledge on my canvas
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Christie
31 Jul
I would recommend Cristiano to anybody! He teaches with such clarity and ease in such a lovely realxed setting. He gives you complete flexibility with what you wish to work on. I organised this for my best friend and it was a lovely different thing to do as a birthday gift together. Neither of us had any painting experience and yet came away really proud and happy with the pieces we had painted. Cristiano's passion shines through throughout the session which makes the whole experience even more enjoyable. He is a wonderful teacher. Thank you so much Cristiano. Best, Christie (And Dino too!)
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Sarah
10 Oct
Cristiano perfectly tailored the class to exactly what I was hoping to learn. I appreciated the more experimental techniques he introduced since I was interested in them and they complemented the more practical tips he also provided. It was a very enjoyable session, highly recommended.