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Kelvin L.

154 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

154 Reviews
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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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Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!

Sandy K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaching since 2001
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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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Maria
Sandy is awesome
Elizabeth Jane A.
Sandy is encouraging, flexible, conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly-talented. She had the unique ability to meet me where I was at in my painting journey early on.
Katherine V.
Ms. Sandy is a wonderful instructor and has taught my daughter so much!
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Cynthia K.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, Art Education from University of Minnesota
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Cynthia K.

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It has been my pleasure to teach students of all ages how to draw for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner wanting to know basics tools and techniques, or an advanced student who wants to take your drawing skills to the next level, I can help!

There aren't a lot of "art rules," but there are many guidelines, tools and tips that can help anyone become a more skilled artist. Some of those tips and tools help you choose the best materials for your project, and some of them help your brain translate what you see to the paper in front of you.

Prior to your first lesson I'll ask for at least one sample drawing (of anything) just to show me where you are. I also ask what you'd like to be able to draw at the end of our lessons, and those 2 pieces of information let me map out our course. For example, if you want to be able to draw people, but come to me only being able to draw stick figures, we would begin your lessons by 1) learning how to draw facial features and where to put ...

About Cynthia

Hello! I've been an artist and a teacher for most of my life, and am excited to share those skills with online students. In 1993 I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Art Education, and in 2005 I added a graduate certification in teaching Computers and Related Applications.

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Elizabeth
Cynthia is a very creative, fun, and imaginative teacher, with skills in many different artistic media!
Sophie
Cynthia is such a great lady and teacher! She is very knowledgeable. You can tell she really wants her students to succeed. She also makes learning fun with her quirky personality. I definitely recommend taking a class from her.
Dianne
Cynthia is a wonderful artist and teacher! She is very kind and patient with students. She helped me with a PowerPoint presentation with transitions and background music that I had no clue how to do, and I am very grateful for her assistance.

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Monica N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA in Painting from Massachusettes College of Art and Design
  • Awarded Massachusetts Cultural Councilʼs Artist Fellowships from Massachusetts Cultural Council
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Monica N.

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Students learn different tools to help develop drawing skills and techniques, and expand their visual vocabulary. This class covers drawing fundamentals, as well as less conventional approaches to composition and drawing.

About Monica

I'm an artist specializing in drawing and painting classes for young adults and adults. You'll receive personalized instruction from a classically trained artist. My mission is to give Students the skills to draw and paint realistically, and express themselves.

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Vishwa
Monica is a wonderful teacher. She was delightful during my class and I felt she was truly interested in my own artistic endeavors. She was extremely patient, listened and gave very helpful suggestions to improve my technique of mixing Colors and translating my vision via the blade and brush to the canvas. I would highly recommend taking classes with her on a regular basis for all those who really want to learn about the beauty of oil painting and sketching.
Val
I can't say enough about Monica. She is able to bring out the best in her students and allow them to express their talent . Her bright outlook and encouragement allowed me to grow as an artist. She is like an art mentor that will allow you to flourish.
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Jaimie L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jaimie L.

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Attacking the students aspirations and goals of their personal requests to the trainer, and getting to know the client and where they would like to see themselves in a limited time of training so the clients money and time isn't left in the mud! We want to provide the artist with wise tips and tricks to draw whatever they want the world to feel, know, and understand through their own creative hearts! Curriculums are based upon freelance drawing, still-life , portrait practices and expressive painting and drawing. Lessons on measurements and accuracy for a steady hand will also be provided for nice clean and neat art!

About Jaimie

I've played point gaurd and running back for high school and college, walking into the universe of semi pro sports. Now coaching and training I took my education from prairie view a and m university, Arlington Baptist college, and ranger college! These schools and different organizations have given

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Margarita M.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Bulgarian, English, Russian, French, Polish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Margarita M.

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Margarita has been teaching art classes for over 10 years. She's obtained her art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

* Remote learning one-on-one.
* In-studio classes- Group lessons for a max of 6 students per class. The art classes are designed according to Art University standards and curriculum, and best suit students with a big interest in arts. Each one of the students has an individual study plan assigned (taken into consideration the student's age, the level of art skills, and personal goals in art he/she wants to reach.) The lessons consist of an art lecture, an art project (drawing, painting, etc.), and homework.

- Art Exploration Class - The Art Exploration Class is designed for students, who would like to try different forms of art. The projects include: collages, drawing, play-doh, papier-mâché, pyrography , polymer clay, painting etc.

- Drawing & Sketch Class - The Drawing & Sketch Class starts from beginner level up to college ...

About Margarita

Margarita is a VFX & Compositing Artist and a Fine Arts Instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and Associate of Art Degree in Graphic Design.

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Sharon
It's such a joy to take classes with Margarita. As a children's librarian by profession I'm impressed with how well she teaches and inspires children, always a lot of smiles in her classes. As an adult returning to art I'm learning so much about the core fundamentals that are taking my art to the next level. Margarita is an expert teacher, kind, considerate, and dedicated to helping her students achieve and develop their potential and talent. I highly recommend her, and her classes.
Jovanka V.
My son is a beginner in drawing and is a bit apprehensive about his drawing skills. I really appreciated and liked Margarita's approach, setting music to create a relaxing atmosphere for drawing, explaining the steps, and the foundation for sketching. I think we approached drawing wrongly and after the lesson I changed our way. We play music now (which he likes) and he is drawing more often and is more relaxed.
Nandini
My daughter attends Ms Maggie's art exploration program. Ms Maggie is very patient with children and brings out the best in her students. My daughter has learnt a lot of techniques in art under her guidance and looks forward to art class every week. I'm so happy and grateful that my daughter has a wonderful art teacher. Search no further if you're on the lookout for an art teacher for your child.

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Average Cost of Drawing Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Des Plaines 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 $134 per hour.
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"Great instructor who has shown me how to fully take advantage of the medium of charcoal during my lesson."
Vince C.
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Great, passionate teacher"
Erin Vasquez
Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"Our daughter has just started taking drawing lessons with Jessica and has made real progress. She has enjoyed her time with Jessica and I would recommend her to any and all budding artists."
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Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"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.
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"Kathy is amazing, full of positive energy, encouraging and creative. My five year old loved her first lesson and she looks forward to the next lesson already. Thank you, Kathy!"
Victoria
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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"Jessica was an excellent teacher with my 9 year old son. It is quite clear she has experience working with children - she is patient, calming and supportive. He can't wait for his next lesson!"
Jack
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!"
Phaedra
Took Drawing lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"My son enjoyed today’s lesson!"
Ren
Took Drawing lessons from David Z.
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"Megan was engaging, genuine, and had an extremely well-prepared lesson for us to start with. I felt like I gained a lot of important perspective about art, in both a technical sense and regarding the mentality of creating art. Great teacher. Looking forward to another lesson."
Jacob
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"good patience and very nice to adjust the way to guide my little girl."
Vivien
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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