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About DeAndre K.

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I've taken illustrator for the past five years and I absolutely love it and I love to teach it.

About DeAndre
I am looking for students who want to work hard at learning an instrument or anyone that would like to learn to read music. I specialize in classical and religious music. I have been playing in the Huntsville/ Decatur area for years.
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Eric O. October 6, 2016
· Viola · Online
For the last year I have been taking piano, viola and violin lessons online with DeAndre. He is a natural, insightful teacher and I look forward to years of lessons with him. I would absolutely recommend him.

I'm a beginner with the violin and viola and an intermediate pianist. I was doubtful at first that I would be able to learn through a video chat. I'm amazed at the detail DeAndre can pick up just by watching a video chat. There have been many times when we just did the lesson over the phone with no video and he was able to tell that my fingering hand was in the wrong position or I was holding the bow wrong just by listening over the phone!

On and off through my life I've taken piano and viola lessons (I'm 46) and was never able to get very far. I found my teachers discouraged me in many ways without trying to. DeAndre has been fantastic. With his instruction I've been able to do things I never thought I would ever be able to do. He's excellent at giving feedback about the things I'm doing wrong but in a way that keeps me positive and makes me aware of the things I'm doing well and the things I need to improve.

DeAndre is absolutely worth the time and money.
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Meika H. February 1, 2016
· Violin · Online
Very nice guy. He puts a strong emphasis on both technique and theory.
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Tiesha T. October 4, 2015
· Cello · Online
My daughter is extremely shy and introvert, she said she felt comfortable with DeAndre. From my observance of him interacting with her he is very patient and is able to work well with young beginning students. My daughter is 11 and her only experience was playing with her strings class last year in 5th grade. You can tell DeAndre has a very calm personality that translates into his lessons with his students. That is such an important quality to possess when working with young beginning students. Thanks for a great lesson we look forward to many more with you.
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About Dovile R.

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Villa Park, IL
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About Dovile
I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
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Ratna June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Kept cancelling. Unresponsive to my texts. Not my type of teacher as she was very unproffesional.
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Riya June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Horrible. Kept on cancelling. Never got to see her.
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Gaye B. May 6, 2018
· Jewelry Design · Online
Dovile is knowledgeable and patient. She has showed me ways to improve what little I know and move forward.
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Villa Park, IL 60181
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About Blake M.

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Chicago, IL
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I've been designing for over ten years dating back to Quark (yikes!). I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as oppose to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Illustrator for the first time to getting advice for a project you're currently working on, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

About Blake
Greetings! My name is Blake and I can't wait to meet you! I have been practicing design in the corporate, fashion and entertainment industries for over ten years. I can assist you with your goals from learning a new design software to providing guidance one of your current projects. Whatever you want to achieve, I can assist you by finding the right path. I do not have a set curriculum because every student varies from age to experience. My only rule is to take fun seriously!
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Anthony June 2, 2018
· Video Production · Online
Blake did an amazing job in helping me understand the basics of video editing and helped me to understand the specific parts of video editing i needed for work. I highly recommend Blake and will take classes from him again in the future!
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Ramona May 24, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Very good lesson! Looking forward to the next!
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Erin Keppel February 21, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
I'm a total novice and Blake is very patient and doesn't mind explaining things more than once. After one lesson, I feel like I can start putting what I learned to use already.
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About Lily S.

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Adobe Creative Suite has most of the best multimedia software programs ever made. I have used it as a professional for over 20 years years. I look forward to teaching you how to use the "magic" that lies within it.

I've been designing for over ten years dating back to Quark (yikes!). I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as opposed to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Illustrator for the first time to getting advice for a project you're currently working on, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

Adobe illustrator is my favorite designing tool, and I use it every single day, and I know the ins and outs of it, and I would love to share that with you. It's really not that hard and you can master it in days, I'll help you master the basics and give you advanced techniques and shortcuts so you can ...

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Alexandra September 6, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was great! Patient and kind and adapted it to fit the needs of my child.
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Stephanie August 20, 2018
· Sewing · Online
I love how patient she was with me. I have never done this before and am a true beginner and was a little nervous. Her patience gives me confidence to keep working towards me goals.
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Marci August 7, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs.
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About Etana H.

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We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.

About Etana
Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail oriented, self starting designer with 11 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion.

I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the totality of people and ‘Jazz’ as in all that stuff. Society Jazz brings together my core concepts: People .Passions . Environments.

I bring this philosophy into my teaching method: I believe that each person is uniquely different so therefore their love/passion in life and how they bring it into the world is their own. I use this philosophy to create unique lessons based on you, how you learn and what you want to learn.

There isn't a creative challenge I won't take on with you no matter your experience level. My greatest joy is to share my pas
sion of Design with you.
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Joan August 29, 2018
· WordPress · In studio
Etana is AWESOME!! She is very patient, detail oriented, and takes her time to explain, and actually wants you to succeed in your endeavors!!! THANK YOU!
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Ann D. July 26, 2018
· Microsoft Office · In studio
Etana is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. She's the type of teacher you feel comfortable with immediately. I look forward to working with her!
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Katrin O. July 21, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Etana is a great teacher in addition to being an expert at WordPress. Highly recommend!
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About Alejandro A.

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Miami, FL
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Illustrator is an awesome tool, and so easy to learn that you will be up and running so fast, and you will be able to start creating all kind of graphics for different media.

Illustrator is my favorite tool for logo creation, If you are looking for the right tool to develop your branding strategies, and even cool social media post easy to handle, you are in the right track

As an Adobe Certified Instructor, you will be granted an Adobe Issued Participation Certificate that will enhance your skills and professional curricula.

My teaching method focus on the main techniques you need in order to understand and master the tool, and also I love to pump up your creativity with fun and original ideas.

About Alejandro
Deep experience in the planning and deployment of creative campaigns and strategies for
Social Media, Branding, Internet Marketing and offline media, with special attraction to sectors such as:

Entertainment
TV and Broadcasting
Fashion
Foods
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Technology
Health
tourism

Leadership and professional training for conceptual, organizational and operational management of projects for: Web, Multimedia, Interactive Content, Graphic Arts, Pre-press and Offset Printing and Digital Video and 3D Animation, Spots, Commercials, Digital Advertising, Social Media Ads, Motion Ads,
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Marjorie Villarroel April 9, 2017
· Video Production · Online
Alejo is the best teacher that I have...
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Carely April 7, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
The best Teacher ever!
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About Tim L.

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Casselberry, FL
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Welcome to the world of Digital Art! Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain an understanding of the layout and the different uses for the tools found in Illustrator. As time goes on you'll be able to render and stylize your work, to give them that creative edge you have been seeking. I also specialize in Digital Painting, which also can be done here in Illustrator. All you need to get started is Photoshop CC, a mouse, Wacom/ Graphics Tablet (optional). Start today!

About Tim
Greetings! My name is Tim and I can't wait to get you started on the awesome journey of visual arts! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students with the basics of creative problem-solving, understanding different workflows, and how to achieve their desired results. I went to Full Sail University and earned a degree in Digital Arts & Design in 2016. I'm just your friendly neighborhood art guy who has a passion for teaching. I also understand that no two students are the same, so I catered to the individual needs of my students. Stay inspired, be creative, and I look forward to our journey ahead!
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Tomeka October 16, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Tim is very patience and taught me a lot during our first lesson. I left feeling confident and I'm excited to learn more from him.
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Chris D. June 1, 2017
· Illustration · Online
Tim is an excellent instructor! You can really tell he has a passion for both art and people. He's very approachable and you can ask him for feedback and tips at anytime. I would highly recommend taking any of his courses if you are hoping to increase your knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or are looking to have a better understanding at creating your own illustrations.
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Shari Nicol May 26, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Tim has such an admirable passion for teaching and art. I'm so glad I was able to learn new techniques with him. Definitely would recommend anyone who would like to up their skills to take his online teaching course!
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About Collyne P.

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Learn Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're brand new to Illustrator, or have played around with it but need more instruction, I can help you feel more comfortable using this graphic application.

Some Of The Topics I will Cover:

- The Adobe Illustrator workspace and tools
- Creating shapes & lines
- Using the pen & curvature tool in your designs
- Making your graphics stand out by using strokes, pencils & brushes
- Aligning and distributing your objects to create amazing backgrounds and textures
- Adding and stylize text
- Creating beautiful graphics by making masks and compound shapes
- Understanding color and how to use it in your designs
- Saving & exporting your Illustrator files for any kind of project

Learning Illustrator will give you the confidence to design your own collateral for business, branding or hobbies. Get started Learning now!

About Collyne
I'm a graphic, web and digital designer who has been using Adobe creative suite products: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for over 15 years. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Visual Communication, a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and a certificate in Web Design.

Graphic design is my passion. I love coming up with creative ideas and using software applications to make my vision come to life. Share my knowledge, expertise, tips and tricks of the trade with others is something that gives me joy.

So if you are looking to add any type of graphic design skills to your tool kit I'm the person to teach you how to do it!

To make sure that I meet you where you are in your journey, I can develop customized lesson plans, to take you step-by-step through your design lessons so that your end goals are accomplished.

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look forward to working with you!
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Clover August 4, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Collyne was so helpful and worked at my speed!

I had a basic understanding with Photoshop but was fuzzy on a lot of topics. She cleared up my confusion and took my understanding to the next level!

I plan on booking another lesson with her next week!
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Bruce July 30, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Collyne was great! I had used Illustrator before for small tasks here and there but had some big gaps in my knowledge of the program. Collyne has really helped me fill in those gaps and in turn produce some great work!
Collyne is patient and extremely knowledgeable, I would recommend Collyne to everyone.
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About Amanda M.

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I have 4+ years with Adobe Illustrator. I have a slow and stead clear voice.
Need a quick refresher on Adobe Illustrator take my small 15 min crash course where we target specific tools and what they are used for. Want to learn longer? No problem, we'll take our time with each tool and what they're used for. Make cool effects and brushes. Let's get started!

About Amanda
I'm a graduate from the School of Visual Arts majoring in Illustration. I'm originally from Miami, FL and alumni from Design and Architecture Senior High in Graphic Design. I'm a charismatic individual who creates with her heart and her soul. I take pleasure in teaching the joy that art give others. In the past I've taught Math in the summer with Breakthrough Miami for two summers and Art at FitKidz for two summers. I've also worked with City Year in high-schools for a few months. I currently work at Montessori tutoring Center part-time for homework help with various kids in grades 1-4.

My strengths are Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, watercolor, Oil & Acrylic painting, teaching Math (enjoys Algebra), & homework help.

I had my artwork seen at show event in Wynwood for a small audience.

My mission is to guide you to crea
te your own voice through visual expression. I look forward to working with you.
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Luis S. July 28, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
She is real expert.
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Nicole March 8, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · In home
She was very thorough. She was very clear with her explanations and took her time to go through each lesson so I clearly understood.

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Average Cost of Adobe Illustrator Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Adobe Illustrator lessons in Chicago is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $90 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Adobe Illustrator lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Adobe Illustrator lessons are 13% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 27% less at $41.

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