Visual Arts Lessons in Kirkland, IL. It's your time.

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

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

Popular Visual Arts Teachers in Kirkland, IL

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

David Z.

3 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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.

David Z.

3 Reviews
Book Now

Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.

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
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!

Tiffany S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associated of Art from Western Nebraska Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Tiffany S.

17 Reviews
Book Now

I've been teaching art - drawing for 4+ years and my students have gone on to be successful at many different types of art. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to draw many different subjects freehand. Students must have access to the following tools available for your lessons: sketchbook, pencil set, eraser. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Tiffany

Recently graduating from with a Masters of Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Art through Fort Hays State University, Tiffany is now studying for a Ph.D. in Humanities through Faulkner University. She has already obtained an Associate of arts from Western Nebraska Community College and a Bachel

Recent Reviews
Justin F.
Ramon (Bob) Alba
We had a bit of trouble getting together bu Tiffany is great, Best money I ever spent look forward to me lessons
Jeri B.
A very patient teacher!

Fattaneh B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Persian, English
  • Master of Art from Tarbiat Modares University
  • Teaching since 2008
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Fattaneh B.

4 Reviews
Book Now

I teach you to step by step how to make a beautiful illustration even if you never draw before, You learn it in a fun relax way, art is about enjoying the moment and transfer it to a beautiful piece, skills will be master with times but with some tips and easy tricks you can still transfer your feelings into beautiful art.
I teach you based on your personality if you are person who loves details or loves more simple abstract pieces or love fantasy. art for each person is customized with his skills and his personality and his passion in a fun way.

About Fattaneh Anna

Wanna make beautiful Art pieces? That's what I help you makin' here. have fun, learn step by step , no matter what age you are or how much experience you have. There are so many resources for learning these days, right? but my goal is to teach you in a fun way, to master creativity and being th

Recent Reviews
Dana
Fattaneh is a dedicated and talented artist. Very sweet and patient. I definitely recommend her.
 
Andrea
Fattaneh is an amazing artist and teacher. She is patient and teaches the details with full attention and empowers the students to become independent artists. I enjoyed my time so much and plan to use her services more and absolutely recommend her.
Anita
Fattaneh has been an extraordinarily amazing teacher! She is creative, patient and teaches the details very naturally. I enjoyed my sessions with her and totally recommend her.

Meet Online Visual Arts Teachers Serving Kirkland, IL

Sylvia L.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Flair Awards Designer of the Year from The Flair Awards
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Sylvia L.

9 Reviews
Book Now

Experienced fashion designer and illustrator of 9 years available to teach eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I adjust and build my lesson structure so students learn what they are interested in and want to learn, while building strong foundations of basic sketching in different mediums such as pencil, ink, paint, charcoal and mixed media. The subject of illustration can be catered to whatever the student's interest is in.

About Sylvia

Hello! My name is Sylvia and I'm here to help you learn a new skill or master it to a new level! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, at the public library, in my studio and online. I have loved helping my students with education cl

Recent Reviews
Antoine
Sylvia was great during my first session. She was very patient and understanding being that I was new to adobe illustrator. Her step by step approach was very helpful.
William
I took my first class with Sylvia this week and she is a very good teacher. She helped me learn a new skill on first class by showing me than having me do the same tasks. She is patient, straight forward in her instructions and a clear communicator. I have signed up for 3 more classes because of my first class with her
Raphael
Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation.

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Fine Arts from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Teaches students 16 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Kai Lun Q.

14 Reviews
Book Now

I like to take pride in making my students feel secure and knowing and seeing the improvement they make within each session. I will be handing out a materials list prior to our lessons. Most students see a huge leap in drawing within the the first lesson! Class starts out usually with me giving a 1 hour demonstration on what I expect them to do as I cover and explain my entire process and thought and calculations that goes into drawing and painting. For the rest of the class I will be besides the student as they work giving them one on one pointers and as much help and explanation as they need in order to improve. Students start out with learning how to look and draw what they observe accurately by first working on simple geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes. We then will move on to Cast studies and after a few months of studying we will start on figures and portraits.

About Kai Lun

Hi, there! My name is Kai, and I can't wait to meet you! Spreading the joy of drawing and painting has always been a great pleasure of mines. Being trained in China's most prestigious and renowned fine arts academy, CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine ArtsI) as well as studying in Tianjin Aca

Recent Reviews
Sergei
I had a huge coincidence by having a lesson with Kai in the Bay Area. He and I have the same point of view about learning drawing that helps me to understand his tips and instructions. It is a true pleasure to be his student, I was feeling like I’m detective who’s seeking for tips and clues and try to transfer all of that onto the paper. Also he is really good by explaining how to see simple shapes and figures in every object, how to extend an imaginary line and keep angles which did and will help me to draw more consciously. Highly recommend him anyone who wants to improve its drawing and painting skill.
Antoinette
Kai is the best art teacher I ever had, he is genuine and puts his heart and soul into making sure you learn everything there is to know to be a successful artist.
Emily
Kai is an excellent instructor and has left a tramendious mark on me as both a student and an artist. Kai may be young, but he has knowledge beyond his years through skill and ambitiously being self taught he has been commended on nationally. Kai in the fall attended FACE and was recently awarded a certificate of excellence from The Portrait Society of America. I very grateful to have worked with him and been walked through his very informative and beautiful demos. Crique from Kai is wonderful and facilitates vast and constructive improvement in skill level. Would highly recommend Kai!
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.

Kathy S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • MFA, Visual Arts from San Francisco Art Institute
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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.

Kathy S.

16 Reviews
Book Now

Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, a kid who just loves art, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lives, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chic

Recent Reviews
Amerie
Amy F.
Today was my first lesson with Kathy and she was very patient and encouraging! She is making sure to tailor the lessons to meet my goals.
Giovanni

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing visual arts 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 visual arts 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!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect 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 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 Students

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

Profile_113629_pi_temp_photo
"Learned a lot during my 1st class. Great teacher!"
lesley
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharron J.
Profile_95866_pi_headshot
"Sondra was sweet, patient, and very knowledgeable in art. My daughters loved her and are excited to continue learning from her!"
Scarlett and Savannah
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sondra S.
Profile_30797_pi_JDP_0793-sq
"My daughter loves these lessons!"
Amy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
Profile_30797_pi_JDP_0793-sq
"Julie's expertise as a teacher is wonderful - she is not only completely knowledgeable, but she is patient and has the fantastic ability to explain the most complex task in language that is clear and concise for the student to understand. My experience with Julie has been so amazing and I have learned so much - she has definitely taken me to the next level. Many thanks Julie."
Kathy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
Profile_134108_pi_fullsizeoutput_944
"The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had."
mike
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"Friendly, engaging, supportive...look forward to future lessons."
Joe
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Kelvin L.
Profile_208656_pi_06F70A97-CE5D-4348-A3F6-A0CDA2E7060E
"Megan is really good and talented teacher"
Sofía García
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
Profile_111421_pi_IMG_8053
"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.
Profile_134108_pi_fullsizeoutput_944
"Roya is an excellent teacher. She has been my art tutor since the time I was a teenager (and now I am in my 30s). She is patient, kind, and creative in her pedagogy methods: she finds multiple ways to explain the same concepts and techniques so it will stay with you. She is also an extremely knowledgeable art historian, having her as a teacher is like having a live encyclopedia. I am so happy to have found her as my art tutor and my friend."
Mitra
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
Profile_80387_pi_self-portrait
"Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next."
YUSI
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
View More
View Less

Popular Visual Arts Articles from our Blog

Photoshop vs. Lightroom for Editing Time-Lapse Photography

Once you've done your time-lapse photography, how should you edit it all together? Here, Pasadena, CA teacher Nathan H. shares his recommendations, plus the pros and cons of using Photoshop and Lightroom...   So you just finished your amazing time-lapse of the sky. You’ve composed your shot. You’ve made sure nothing went wrong. You’ve waited an hour for your camera to take 600 images. It was a long, painful process. But it’s over, and now it’s time to head to some post-p …

By Suzy S.

Student Groups