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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons in Chicago is $50. 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.

30-min $20
 
$31 average
$70
45-min $25
 
$38 average
$80
60-min $30
 
$50 average
$90

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute visual arts 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 visual arts lessons are 24% less expensive at $38, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% less at $31.

Curious how much visual arts lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best visual arts teachers near Chicago.

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Popular Visual Arts Teachers near Chicago

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About Aleena W.

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Albuquerque, NM

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About Aleena
I've been teaching piano and art for 7 years and I've been associated with TakeLessons for 6 of those years in 2 different cities. I am able to travel during certain times and I also have studio and online availability. ***Although my training was in classical music, I currently compose and perform a variety of genres besides classical.

I get so much gratification teaching and music improves math and other cognitive skills. I'm an encouraging and flexible teacher because every student is different and requires their own focus and individualized lesson plan. My teaching style includes the classical method and basic to intermediate theory integrated with contemporary methods.

I also employ an enjoyable environment and open communication with parents/guardians and adult students.

****One of my students was a 16 years old virtuoso i
n classical guitar. He came to me because he never learned how to sight read. Within 6 months he was writing his own music and decided to change his specialty from guitar to piano.
*****Another one of my students was told he would never be able to "sight read" which is to read music from paper but he was reading music and within a few months he was writing it himself.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I encourage anyone who is interested in learning to begin lessons with the knowledge that they can eventually create any kind of art they desire.
I continue to perform and create which enables me to sharpen and maintain my skills.

I hope to have an opportunity to meet you soon and I encourage you to ask any questions you have!!!

*****I highly encourage scheduling only 30 minutes for children younger than 12 and beginners of other ages. Students are more likely to focus and enjoy their lessons when they are shorter in the beginning. They can always be extended later.
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Sarah July 6, 2016
· Drawing · In home
My daughter had her first art lesson with Eleena today, and she was welcoming, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She's really looking forward to her future lessons!
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Sarah July 6, 2016
· Drawing · In home
My daughter had her first art lesson with Eleena today, and she was welcoming, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She's really looking forward to her future lessons!
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Easton W. May 31, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great teacher for the little one!
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Aleena W.

Aleena W.

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$25 / 30-min

About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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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 of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str
ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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Maxim L. July 10, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My son just completed 3 piano lessons with kelvin. He is enjoying his lessons so far. Kelvin is patient and very talented. He is very knowledgeable in all music. I am very excited to have found him and looking forward to working with him for many years.
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Jayden June 13, 2017
· Tennis · In studio
Very pleasant 1st time meeting and great tennis lesson with my son. Excellent style for teaching my 14 year old.
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Maryan June 11, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Good lesson today
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Kelvin L.

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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$35 / 30-min

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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Alexa March 2, 2017
· Sewing · In home
Dovile is so great!
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Janet February 15, 2017
· Sewing · In home
My daughter enjoyed her sewing lesson with Dovile.
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Emma U. August 12, 2016
· Jewelry Design · In home
My daughter had a great time and is looking forward to the next time she and Dovile get together
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Dovile R.

Dovile R.

Villa Park, IL 60181
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$20 / 30-min

About Blake M.

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Chicago, IL

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About Blake
Hey, hey! 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 nine years. I can help you with your goals from learning a new design software to getting advice on a project your currently working on. Whatever you want to achieve, I can assist you by finding the right path. My only rule is to take fun seriously!

Whenever I'm not at the computer, I'm an actor, improviser and director in Chicago.
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Ashlee E. February 16, 2017
· Photography · Online
Blake is a great teacher. He made me so determined to learn more and to get better in my craft. I started to become excited and always looked forward till our next lesson because I knew I would come out knowing way more than I did before. If you are unsure and/or new to this, I would 100% recommend Blake!
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Bernadette LaGamba January 14, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Blake is kind and courteous and the lessons were individualized and geared to meet my needs. Blake met my expectations in teaching the functionality of a new program, and he gave me guidance designing. The lessons are easy to schedule and cancel if necessary.
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Ciara S. November 29, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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Blake M.

Blake M.

Chicago, IL 60622
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$50 / 30-min

About Milda B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Milda
I am located in Los Angeles for in-person lessons , BUT I teach online via Skype all over the U.S. Please indicate the type of lessons + subject you would like to learn when you contact me. Thanks!

I am a former Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Professor, teaching sewing and fashion art, and in the fashion industry for over 16 years. I have worked at Target Stores, Federated Dept. stores, and Alexander McQueen, and have a very close working knowledge of industry standards and needs. I facilitate students and fashion companies in the following areas:

-Sewing
-Patternmaking
-Illustration (computer or-hand-rendered)
- Fashion Portfolio Preparation.
- Hand Embroidery (I do not operate Embroidery Machines)
- Graphic Design (working in Adobe Creative Suite- Illustrator and Photoshop: which is a great software program to h
elp students to create more dynamic portfolios, or complete a graphic design project. )
- Consulting on how to produce your own clothing/accessories collection.
- Consulting on how to source and produce your Domestic and Overseas collection.
- How to create line sheets.
- How to create technical packets.
- How to create digital art for screenprinting.

OTHER:
-Computer Assistance for BEGINNERS- Learning to use the Computer, Basic Skills in MS Office, using the Web. etc.

REQUIREMENTS:
1.) You will have to have all your materials and most of your tools: sewing machine, computer with all installed programs or services, patternmaking tools and paper, fabrics, etc. I will bring some small materials to our first session to explain what tools to purchase.

2.) You must make yourself available for one 15 minute phone consult before scheduling your first lesson- please plan to do this at least one week to 2 days before you want to schedule your first lesson. We will discuss your lesson goals, and what materials to buy. You do need to allow time to purchase your materials, so please plan ahead. When you purchase your lessons, please email me a time and date (or several) to schedule this phone call.

3.) IMPORTANT:
Please schedule directly with me VIA EMAIL. I do have my general availability listed on schedule for everyday, However, I work with many students and teach classes that might not be reflected in this schedule. I will try my best to honor the time you request, but I cannot guarantee it. Please email me to confirm- I will also reach out to you via phone to confirm or reschedule a time if there is a conflict.

POLICIES:

- 24 hour cancellation policy/ no refunds given after this time.
- All sessions are a 1 hour minimum. Recommended time for sewing lessons is 1.5 - 2 hr increments.
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Angel June 4, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Very detailed !!!!!! I would highly recommend !!!!
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Joel May 30, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Milda was super helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and very easy to work with. She packed all I needed to learn to help me with a specific project I was working on. Will work with her again.
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carolyn May 9, 2017
· Sewing · Online
I would like to say its been a pleasure having a teacher that's so friendly and welcomed. You are a great teacher and such a good future in helping others learn. Thank you for taking the time, and patience, with me, I really enjoyed the company. May you be blessed in your journey teaching others the skill.
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Milda B.

Milda B.

Online
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$50 / 60-min
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About Boris O.

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Chicago, IL
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About Boris
Boris Ostrerov earned and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. While in school, he learned to paint and draw both representationally and abstractly with various mediums. Since 2008, Ostrerov has taught art classes to beginner adults and children. He creates a comfortable environment and his students have complimented his knowledge of the subject, patience, and ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate approaches and techniques to painting and drawing. He believes art is a rewarding hobby and that everyone has the potential to improve their artistic skills and exercise their creativity through visual art.

Ostrerov has exhibited his work in Chicago and New York including showing at Paris London Hong Kong (PLHK), Lubov, Tory Folliard, and the Portrait Society in Milwaukee. He has be
en featured in several publications including New American Paintings #119.
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Boris O.

Boris O.

Chicago, IL 60608
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$45 / 60-min

About Frank I.

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Chicago, IL

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About Frank
Photographer Frank Ishman has traveled extensively, living and working in various cities around the world.

Bringing his unique vision, ardent sense of lighting, and strong work ethic to each shoot, Frank has produced an impressive collection of commercial, narrative and fine art work.
From celebrities and CEO’s to rap stars and children, Frank’s commercial work includes advertising campaigns, celebrity portraiture, magazine spreads, non-profit assignments and fashion. Never without a camera, Frank's fine art work takes aim at the everyday, the subject and their environment - always evolving, always finding a unique way of documenting existence.

Born in Connecticut and raised in southern California, Frank is at home on sets having worked as a child actor for many years in Los Angeles. Frank has lived in London, India, New Zealand, C
hicago, and now after more than a decade in New York, and after a brief stint in California Frank is now based in Chicago, right in the middle.

Magazines:

Work has appeared in: Fader, Conde Nast, InStyle Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Design Bureau, Hawai’l Magazine, Angeleno, World Bride Magazine, I Am Entertainment, DC Magazine, Locale LA, QSR Magazine, Locale Magazine San Diego, CBS Watch Magazine, Vegas Magazine, Riviera Orange County Magazine, Where LA Magazine, Huffington Post

Clients:

Range of clients include: BLT, Epson US, Epson Latin America, LaFace Records, 20th Century Fox, Bank of America, Showroom 7, Paramount, Art Institute of Chicago, Amour Creole, Feltraiger, Jewish Defense Council, Phillip Morris, New York Department of Corrections, Crispy Productions, DayNa Decker, Cue Art Foundation, John Malkovich's The Good Canary, International Refugee Committee, General Board of Global Ministries, American Cancer Society, Todd Bracher Designs, Humanscale, WhoSay.com, Pratt School, Mirsk, Sunglasses Hut, Anti- Defamation League, Houston Hospitality, Trinayan Dance Theater

Groups:

Filter Chicago - Advisory Board Member 2016

Film Still Credits:

Teacher In A Box - Directed by Tanuj Chopra - 2014
Imperial Dreams - Directed by Malik Vitthal - 2013
Wilderness of James - Directed by Michael Johnson - 2012
Like Crazy - Directed by Drake Doremus - 2011
Spooner - Directed by Drake Doremus - 2009

Articles about Frank Ishman:

Design Bureau, Inspiration issue, “Reflection” - September 2013
Root Hill Coffee Shop Blog Interview - November 2011

Image Loaned:

Senator Barack Obama, Three School Girls, Freetown, Sierra Leone - 2008

Exhibitions (Group):

Draft FCB Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - 2013 Donated Image, Art Basel, Miami, Florida - "The Empowerment Project for Haiti" - 2010 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York - “Top 25 Photographs” - 2009
Usable- Space, Milwaukee, “Light” 2015

Adorama Pix, New York, New York - "Ones to Watch" - 2009

Teaching and Lectures:

Ignited Advertising Agency, “Work History and Photographic Process” - 2013
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Frank I.

Frank I.

Chicago, IL 60614
starting at
$250 / 180-min

About Karina E.

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Chicago, IL

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About Karina
I'm professional artist with six years of experience in teaching art. My goal is to develop students' skills in realistic and photo-realistic drawing and painting. As classical art lover, I am not only developing student's techniques, but also the depth of thoughts, as it one of the most important skill in art.
As being progressive person, private art classes are just the beginning. In the close future I am planning to open Art school that will be lead by passionate art lovers who might be one of my students.
Prices. The price range is built by principle "as more you take, the cheaper it is".
The highest price is count per one single class $60 for 90 minutes, that is equal to $40 per one hour. The cheapest price per hour is $30.
To get more details, please contact me by phone number: (954)551-5583 or
email: karinaeraart@gmail.com
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Karina E.

Karina E.

Chicago, IL 60657
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$60 / 90-min

About Victoria B.

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Syracuse, NY
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About Victoria
If you're on this website, you're most likely a person who's looking to push their boundaries and discover a part of themselves that gives new meaning and richness to their everyday experiences.

If you're also looking for a fun, laid-back, all-around comforting environment to discover, develop, and exceed your greatest potential in, let me serve you in teaching you all I know about the joys of creative expression.

Hope to work together soon!

About myself: I'm a visual artist with nearly 20 years of painting and drawing experience, also dabbling in film, sculpture, printmaking, digital design, spatial design, mixed media, and photography.
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Victoria B.

Victoria B.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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