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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching drawing since 2001..I am available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing/painting skills. I specialize in wild life...
Students will have simple step-by-step instructions make it fun and easy to draw lifelike animal friends, Just start with basic shapes and follow the illustrated examples and they will be creating their own amazing masterpieces in no time at all.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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David Z.

3 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 displa

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Courtney
David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!
Debby
Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist .
Laura
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!

Dakota W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Certificate in Studio Acting from American Musical and Dramatic Academy
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Dakota W.

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I can teach you the art of realism and how to draw from pictures~

About Dakota

Hello! I am a trained, working actor with real world experience. Anything else you need to know, if you're looking for a lesson for yourself, is in the class description. Thanks! Now if you are a parent, let me direct you to the babysitting agency Pinch Sitters, on whose website you can see that I

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Jennie
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.

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Roya M.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • M.F.A from NMSU
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
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Roya M.

42 Reviews
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You will learn the foundation of drawing to advanced drawing in my class. I cover a variety of subject matter from still life to nature to figure drawing with charcoal, graphite, pastel, and ink.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Sheri
What a great lesson. Roya looked at some paintings that I had previously done and had a great lesson ready for me
Paige
She’s very good at explaining and showing things step by step. I can easily understand what she is showing me and how to draw it out.
Leah
Really takes the time to explain things really well and gives great instruction!

Preston W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational drawing. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Margaret R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Margaret R.

4 Reviews
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Learn technical skills in fun exciting drawing lessons.
Portfolio development available as well.

About Margaret

Well Hello! I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels. Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that

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Barbara G.
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
Steve K.
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
Melissa R
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!

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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Chicago is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $134 per hour.
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$45 average
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"Brendan is awesome!! He is very talented, super patient, and extremely dedicated. He is great with my daughter who is 11. He is also well-versed in tv shows, graphic novels, video games, and comics that kids like :)"
Taryn
Took Drawing lessons from Brendan L.
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"Great teacher. For someone who has never drawn before, very patient and works at your level."
Solomon
Took Drawing lessons from Brendan L.
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"Eli has been teaching my son (8) and he loves his drawing lessons! He helps teach techniques that we wanted to focus on and I have already seen an improvement. The lessons are fun while being instructive and Eli keeps my son engaged. Eli has been professional and has very good communication skills, we have had a great experience!"
Ellis
Took Drawing lessons from Eli P.
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"He is an amazing teacher, I love how he can perfectly describe what is going on the paper and i can easily picture it in my mind without seeing it!!!!"
Jaime
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"Jessica Maffia is not only a profoundly gifted and skilled professionally trained artist, but she is also a highly intuitive instructor. Jessica will happily meet you exactly where you are in your craft and inspire you to really improve, learn and grow in your drawing. Jessica's decade plus experience as an artist and teacher makes her a perfect instructor for those wanting to take their drawing practice more seriously and begin to master all the elements of this fine art. I have not had a more talented and inspiring instructor; Jessica evinces so much creative passion and artistic integrity that it becomes contagious. I am much better for having worked with her."
Tonie
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"Eileen is a great teacher! We started with different exercises with still life and when I said I was also interested in the figure she came up with some really cool lessons around that, too. I love going to her studio every week."
Amanda
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"Megan certainly tailored the lesson to my personal goals. She is very gentle and patient as well as skilled as an artist and as a teacher."
Leanne
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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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 Giuseppe B.
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"Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂"
Everett
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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"Cora was very happy with her first lesson!"
Cora
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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