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Anthony G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $63
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Of Fine Arts with a major in painting from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University
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Anthony G.

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I want to help you to become a better artist and have fun while you’re doing it! My style of teaching is to tell you about powerful ways to approach your drawings that will boost your technical ability as fast as possible. In other words, I’m going to help you to make your art look like the thing you’re drawing. But I won’t rush you through it! We’ll take as long as you need to get a good understanding of the most important aspects of the lesson. We can focus on what you are most interested in learning about. Want to learn how to draw faces better? Or maybe improve your proportions for drawing a full body person? Pets, landscapes, still life, it’s your choice because I work for you. Each of these are unique subjects, but there are certain fundamentals that apply to all of them which I will help you with to give your drawings more of a “pop out” look! Some of those things are learning to see values (light and dark), negative space, and how angles and relationships of different elements

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I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to bec

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Anthony has quickly accelerated my 10 yo daughter's drawing abilities. He has taken a natural interest of hers and turned it into a skill. He is careful, patient and dedicated to his students. I highly recommend him!
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Jessica M.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica M.

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Would you like to learn to draw the world around you? Look no further! I am a professional, exhibiting visual artist and drawing is my passion! I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience with adults and children alike and absolute beginners are welcome. I will design a personalized curriculum to fit your needs. I will show you how to train your hand to work with your eyes, how to draw light and shadow, perspective, contours, how to use your materials, and much much more!

About Jessica

I am a visual artist who has been exhibiting my artwork across the US since 2009 and teaching since 2006. I got my BA from Vassar College, and a Masters in Education through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. I am deeply passionate about drawing and love to share this passion with others. I believe

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Michelle
Jessica is amazing my daughter is taking drawing lessons and absolutely loves her. Jessica is so kind and patient and is amazing with kids. She takes her time explains everything and makes learning to draw fun. I would definitely recommend her to anyone from beginning to advanced.
Tallulah
My kids loved her i loved her - whats not to love - she was only meant to have my oldest but my youngest also joined and a friend of theirs - Jessica was super accommodating and now has a super fan in my youngest who sat for two hours without getting bored - Thanks Jessica
Kinsley E.
She was lovely. The internet was a little tricky but I think we got it figured out towards the end. Excited for the next one!
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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Eli P.

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I've been teaching drawing classes to students of all ages and group sizes for the last 6 years. In my Drawing lessons we'll learn about basic technical concepts and techniques with different tools. We'll discuss how to apply those techniques to different images and scenes, and how to use them most effectively. Well also learn from classic pieces of art and historic artists. Lessons can also be tailored towards students individual interests while also giving a well rounded education.

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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Sandy K.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sandy K.

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To draw is to be fearless. If you are interested in drawing from life, then I can assist by teaching you the basics or show you how to improve your skill set. I work as a professional artist and have a great deal of knowledge about materials and processes. I enjoy working in ink, pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and pastel (oil and soft). I am also into combining media. I have taught for over a decade and my students range in age from children to senior citizens.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows.

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Ethan Z.
My son Ethan was set satisfied and would like to continue for more lessons with Sandy !
Seife T.
My first class with Sandy was very informative and helpful. I am looking forward to my next session.
Nora S.
The first session with Sandy went very well. She was able to ascertain quickly the level of my daughter's skill and determine a course of action that will take her to the next level of her art. We are excited to see the result of the remaining sessions.
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Kerstin R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English, German
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kerstin R.

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I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic experiences for elementary and middle school kids. My own research was about “Creative Insight in Practice" and "Acquiring English as a Second Language and Developing Self-Esteem through the Idiom of Art". I have more than a two decades-long experience in painting, drawing, printmaking and installation work.

About Kerstin

I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic exp

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Min O.
Kerstin has been a great tutor for our son. Not only does he enjoy working with Kerstin, but his German skills have noticeably improved (along with his grades). Kerstin is a great communicator, always on-time, never cancelled and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kerstin.
Anja H.
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
Pamela W.
Kerstin is a fantastic teacher. She connected right away with my daughter Chloe who is 8 years old and immediately engaged and had her learning German after 1 lesson. She is punctual and professional. I highly recommend her.
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David Z.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David Z.

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Based upon a strict but fun adherence to keeping a sketchbook and a journal drawing gets improved. We start out with what makes a drawing for beginners and move through tones and values for intermediates by sticking to my formula for success. this includes using a sketchbook with assigned black and white photos every two weeks with grey scales entered.

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing drawing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream drawing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Drawing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $109 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Megan is an outstanding artist as I noted seeing her portfolio and some work she shared at the start of our lesson but a great teacher as well! Very positive, easy to understand, clear about next steps and gives homework to do on if you want to really dig in. Looking forward to the next session!"
Gary
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"I love my lessons! I’m studying interior design and I thought it would help my development if I learned to draw properly. The kind of intense observation that Eileen teaches has also really helped my design projects. She’s great!"
Maya
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Nicolle is personable and fun to be around for starters. But even better she is knowledgeable about art and able to teach in a way that my ten year old relates to and understands and learns from. And to top it all off she is very punctual."
Emery
Took Drawing lessons from Nicole P.
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"Great teacher. Very experienced and my 12-year old daughter learned a lot."
Leah
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"my son loves comics and he had fun learning to draw all kinds of heroes!!!
Jason is great and has all kinds of techniques to draw characters.
we have a gallery in a play room of months of work.
Thank you, Jason"
elena
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"Just doing one lesson with lines has increased the wealth of my skill quite a bit. I love how Joe gave direct instructions, yet room for creativity. The lesson was great fun and I realized that I CAN actually draw!"
Ann
Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson."
Kai
Took Drawing lessons from Deron C.
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"Definitely knows what he's talking about!"
Tyler
Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"Eileen was fun, funny, and extremely experienced both as an artist and a teacher. We covered a ton in one hour. Highly recommended!!!!"
Jason
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Thanx Maggie to provide this platform to express our gratitude & appreciation for all your efforts , time & energy, imparting your art knowledge to your students.
Richa is fortunate to be your student for past 5 years. She enjoys your art class & always looks forward for those fun projects, which makes her enthusiastic.
We are privileged to have you as our art teacher."
Sridevi Nalli
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita D.
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Private Drawing Lessons Near You

If you have a tendency toward doodling whenever you have paper and a writing utensil in-hand or if you love looking at artwork, then drawing lessons could become your new favorite pastime. Although both drawing and doodling begin with creating marks on a page, drawing takes doodling up several notches. It requires forethought, planning, and a concentrated effort to create a visual work of art — hence the "work" mentioned in the phrase, work of art. 

With focus and expert guidance, learning to draw can be a lot of fun. In lessons, you can learn to draw like the great artists of the ages. You'll also work to develop your own unique style. 

Why Learn How to Draw?

Drawing not only opens up professional opportunities in graphic arts, animation, design, and more, it's a

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lso quite good for a person's health. Individuals who draw regularly tend to demonstrate improved memory, creativity, focus, and communication skills. They also tend to suffer less from anxiety and depression, as drawing can be a great stress reliever. 

Drawing is highly beneficial to the developing minds of children. Children who spend time drawing, fine-tune their motor skills and hand-eye coordination, as these centers of the brain continue to develop. Drawing also helps foster imagination and creativity. Plus, children who draw benefit from improved analytical and visual skills, in addition to increased focus and problem solving abilities. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Draw and What You'll Study in Drawing Classes

Although you can find lots of free drawing classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn how to draw is by studying with a private drawing tutor. In private lessons, you'll pick up new techniques fast and overcome challenges quickly, as you receive immediate feedback. Plus, your teacher will fully customize your lessons to keep you interested and motivated. 

No two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, drawing classes for adults differ greatly in terms of subject matter and teaching methods from drawing lessons for children. In private lessons, you'll focus on the subjects and media that interest you most, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Drawing

If you have little or no experience drawing, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need to begin drawing. You'll learn new skills and have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials, tools, and media while being guided by a professional artist. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Gather the right tools and media for drawing (paper, pencils, erasers, blending sticks, and high-quality sharpeners)
  • Learn the how to hold your pencil
  • Train your eye to see shapes and light
  • Learn to create outlines, tones, and textures
  • Experiment with media (graphite, charcoal, pastels, and ink)

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Drawing

If you're familiar with some of the basic techniques of drawing and are ready to learn skills that'll elevate your talent, then intermediate classes are for you. You'll be introduced to new drawing techniques, while studying a variety of subjects that you find most interesting. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction to perspective drawing
  • Experiment with drawing from photos, still life arrangements, and live models
  • Understanding line forms
  • Learn to create depth by practicing various shading techniques
  • Consider composition and using negative space

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Drawing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who've already reached a high skill level of drawing. You should be familiar with and well-practiced in the basic techniques of drawing. Working with a professional artist, in these classes, you'll further hone your talents, while learning to see and depict real and imagined images with fresh eyes. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Create photorealistic drawings
  • Learn to draw from memory
  • Receive personalized critiques of your work
  • Develop your unique style as an artist
  • Learn how to market your work and yourself as an artist

How to Find a Drawing Teacher Near You

Ready to get your Rembrandt on? Then it's time to find a drawing tutor near you. Luckily, finding a private drawing teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to pages of talented, experienced drawing teachers who offer classes near you and online. Before selecting the teacher who's right for you, we recommend looking at several profiles and reading through reviews left by other aspiring artists. 

The cost of drawing lessons varies, but most instructors base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding someone who fits both your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll see that investing in private lessons pays off quickly, as your skills and techniques will improve with your very first lesson!

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