Drawing Lessons in Chicago. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable drawing lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice drawing.”

Popular Drawing Teachers in Chicago, IL

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Heather T.

Naperville, IL
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Design from Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Heather T.

Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

I can provide you with constructive critique as you progress in your work. This also helps motivate students to take a step back and objectively look at where they are now and how far they have come with their work. As a person who is constantly evolving as an artist myself, it is important to bounce ideas off of others to help you improve and get a better understanding on how to develop your own style with your art.

I enjoy the impact art of any kind has on society and others. Art can be used to communicate many things and in many different forms. Also art is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not everyone will love your art expression but it is important that you're passionate about your work.

I enjoy learning through interactions with others and the way they perceive their surroundings. My passion for art started when I was very young.

Currently I am the author and illustrator and designer behind a brand of children's products. My background ...

About Heather

Hello and how may I help you achieve your goals as an artist? Here are a few interesting facts about me. I have taught Drawing, Illustration and Computer Design courses at the college level in the past. I enjoy watching my students progress as they work through each class project. Your progress

Sylvia B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded 1st Place, Business Law Contest from Future Business Leaders of America
  • Teaching since 2012
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Sylvia B.

1 Review
Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

Took 4 years of art in high school, including drawing: creative, or precise, drawing. Can assist with devleoping drawing skills.

About Sylvia

I am a very patient, focused tutor who provides tutoring and applied coaching in: Social Sciences, Language Arts, law, Research and Writing skills, Art, Aviation, Nutrition, and Fitness/Exercise/ Yoga. In all these areas, I have 5 years to 15 years experience. I have law and research, policy an

Recent Reviews
Hope
Sylvia is awesome and very knowledgeable in nutrition... I highly recommend her...

Joey F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $58
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Joey F.

4 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better!

I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and digital mediums.

I recommend that classes are *at least* 1.5 hours (and I really recommend 2 hours!) because that's what's needed to critique homework assignments, warmup, and do the work for the class, and not be rushed.

About Joey

Hello Artist-in-Progress, We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better! I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor,

Recent Reviews
Dwight
Joey is a fantastic teacher. My daughter really enjoyed his lessons. Highly recommended.
Alexandrea S.
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
Moren
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds

Meet Online Drawing Teachers Serving Chicago, IL

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Anthony G.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $63
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor Of Fine Arts with a major in painting from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Anthony G.

20 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

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

About Anthony

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 be

Recent Reviews
Neeta
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!
Lynnette
Bobby
Anthony was very patient and took the time to answer all of my questions. Looking forward to future lessons and continuing to learn some advanced techniques to help me expand my abilities.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David Z.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David Z.

7 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

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 displa

Recent Reviews
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.
Ren
My son enjoyed today’s lesson!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Deron C.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Deron C.

16 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

Deron C. has had over 10 years of experience teaching other how to use drawing materials ranging from ink to pencil to charcoal to chalk to oil pastels. Learn how to use these materials and more. Draw what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life. Understand color theory and composition. Improve your creativity while improving your technique.

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, Th

Recent Reviews
Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
Joe
Strong recommendation for Deron. I had a 2 hr lesson where I had specific things I wanted to do and learn, and he delivered. Very flexible in the lesson, and great instruction!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

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.

Online Lessons

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 in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Chicago is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $122 per hour.
30 min
$40 average
45 min
$59 average
60 min
$64 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect drawing teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each drawing lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Drawing Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_243659_pi_b41ab51f1a5612edbcb147908d47924c8b729511
"She is very kind and passionate.
I’ve been taking the class for 2 month and I can actually tell that my drawings improved in such a short time.
She teaches from the very basic and that helped a lot."
Grace
Took Drawing lessons from Seonjung P.
Profile_111421_pi_IMG_8053
"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!"
Kinsley
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"I have really enjoyed my drawing lessons with Kelvin! He is very detailed in his instruction and ensures that his students learn the essential skills necessary to become good drawers. He is very encouraging and honest in his feedback. I appreciate his transparency when critiquing my work. I need to hear the truth in order to get better. When I draw something that he is astounded by, I will know that I have truly earned his respect. My lessons fly by because we're having such a good time. I'm enjoying the journey."
Jasmine Powell
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
Profile_213767_pi_McNeil_headshot
"Had my first lesson and I've already learned so much! The lesson was informative and Sharon also gave me a clear idea of what to practice in the meantime. I am confident that my drawing skills will improve!"
Sara
Took Drawing lessons from Sharon M.
Profile_111421_pi_IMG_8053
"I am an adult student (33) taking beginner drawing lessons with Jessica. My interest/goal is to draw realistic portraits (maybe in a few years), but with no background, I'd better start from the basics, and I am so glad to have Jessica as my teacher. Her philosophy about how to approach art alone is already teaching me so much - for example, what's the correct mindset, how to really observe a subject, how to practice drawing even when I am not drawing.

We have been working on building up foundational skills and their sequence, which gives me clear understanding on what each small step means in the long term. Based on my interest and what I knew and didn’t know, Jessica would design each lesson with a specific focus in mind, usually around practicing a certain technique. Her homework (I ask for homework since I draw slowly) also reinforces those learnings. I feel more confident with each lesson, and my progress is noticeable.

Also, she is incredibly encouraging, patient, and generous. I never feel judged or self-conscious practicing techniques in front of her (often clumsily) or showing her my new drawings. She always gives thorough feedback and encouraging words. Overall, she gives me confidence on my journey, and that is much needed for an adult student who didn’t have the chance to start when younger. Best teacher ever!"
Sizhan
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
Profile_111421_pi_IMG_8053
"I have always felt like I had a creative impulse I needed to express, but felt like I needed some solidified skills to be able to begin. I felt nervous about starting to learn something new at my age, but from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I knew I would feel absolutely at ease learning with her. Jessica is both an experienced educator and a truly inspired artist. One of the first things she taught me was how to look at the world around me differently and in a more open way that allowed me to translate that to paper. It was exhilarating. Jessica is absolutely lovely, knowledgeable and provides tangible instructions that are showing their effect on paper! I am so thrilled with the work I am creating with her continued instruction. I cannot more highly reccommend studying with Jessica!"
Lisette
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
Profile_243608_pi_d17c438638498941df7a0b0c13c9366b4150c64d
"Hannah is a lovely person to be with and a really nice teacher. She helped me understand my drawings from a different point of view, she helped me figure out resources to make my drawings better and she gave me some ideas about how to weave the words into my drawings. They were excellent ideas and I felt invigorated and refreshed when I left."
Jean
Took Drawing lessons from Hannah R.
Profile_134108_pi_fullsizeoutput_944
"Roya is an excellent instructor for adults just starting out or getting back into art. While my interest was only in sketching, she continually challenges me and now I’m enjoying working with charcoal and pastels. Her patience with me is helping me learn to be patient in my drawing."
John
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
Profile_84051_pi_20150826_105931
"Great first lesson. My son really enjoyed it."
Mattias
Took Drawing lessons from Melissa M.
Profile_82642_pi_me_300
"Deron has been flexible with our schedule. Our daughter (13yr) enjoys taking class with him."
Destiny
Took Drawing lessons from Deron C.
View More
View Less

Popular Drawing Articles from our Blog

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

As a student of art, you can explore everything from watercolors to sculpting to photography and more! If you’re interested in learning how to draw caricatures (and how to improve your overall creative skills), take a look at these pointers and FAQs from full-time artist Mike V., who teaches in Bridgeport, CT:   1) What are the steps for drawing caricatures? How does it differ from other types of drawing? The first thing to do is to familiarize yourself with human anatomy, especially faci …

By Megan L.

Popular Cities

Popular Visual Arts Lessons