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Eli P.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eli P.

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In these lessons we'll be learning about how to capture an image or idea, no matter how unusual or abstract, in fun and captivating drawings!

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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Emily S.

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Awarded Dozzi Scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily S.

74 Reviews
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*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My schedule is different from week to week, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us. If you need to schedule a lesson for a time sooner than what the TakeLessons calendar allows, you can always let me know and we'll most likely work something out for you.

I can teach students at all levels, from learning basic composition and drawing to creating full-fledged comics or paintings. I can also help with (college) portfolio preparation.

I specialize in digital drawing or illustration. Students would get the most out of classes with me if they work in digital media. Students often use Krita, Photoshop, Firealpaca, Paint Tool Sai or Clip Studio Paint on laptop/desktop with a tablet such as a Wacom. They otherwise often use Procreate on the iPad. If working with pencil on ...

About Emily

*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My weekly schedule is often different, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us.

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Yaya B.
Emily is an excellent animation tutor. My 10-year old daughter really enjoys working with her. She has a very straight-forward demeanor that drives towards real learning using no nonsense feedback that resonates with our young animator in a naturally motivational way. Emily has been extremely professional and helpful to us as we worked to get the right technical setup for her lessons. She is super detailed with amazing follow-up after every lesson and she always responds to questions. We are so glad that we found Emily on TakeLessons! Our daughter is more enthused than ever about animation and the skills that she has learned after these first five sessions with Emily!
Rocco C.
Emily works well with my child who is a beginner. I was very impressed with the animation he created during his first lesson! We're looking forward to more lessons.
Nate
Very grateful. Very understanding
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Ruth E.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Emmy Award for the First Season of The Simpsons from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Ruth E.

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Whether your interest is traditional or digital art, I work with you to draw out your highest potential.
Learn to 'See What You're Looking At' and discover the story YOU want to tell.
Please see some of my work on my profile page.

About Ruth

As an Emmy award winning animation artist with 27 years in the animation industry, I founded the non profit, EDU DESIGNS, to bring the arts back into schools. Check out my blog there for more information. I created the first Art Textbook to reference Math Standards to help teachers without an art

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Ruth was amazingly helpful. She was clear knowledgeable and a great communicator. She was able to solve all my issues and answer all my questions. I highly recommend her as a teacher for illustration
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Joe B.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe B.

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We will cover the process of conceptualizing and idea and bringing it to life using typical fine art processes with various mediums as well as explore digital process to fascilitate the workflow and process of developing an idea.

About Joe

Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image

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Carol
Joe was flexible, professional, and a great communicator. My daughter's lesson went very well.
Mike
Joe was awesome. He laid out the fundamentals well and gave me great advice and guidance.
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Megan R.

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
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Megan R.

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Are you new to digital art? I have been painting and drawing digitally since 2007 and can help the beginner with the basics of how to use the Procreate App . We will cover the foundations of drawing, shading , layers and how to export your project. I will teach you how to create realistic landscapes and 3 dimensional objects in a fun step by step method.

About Megan

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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Chris
I've made more progress in a short time than I ever dreamed I could. Megan is an immensely helpful instructor who has guided me thoroughly
Hani
awesome!
Gary
Megan is an outstanding artist as I noted seeing her portfolio and some work she shared at the start of our lesson but a great teacher as well! Very positive, easy to understand, clear about next steps and gives homework to do on if you want to really dig in. Looking forward to the next session!
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Deron C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Deron C.

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Learn how to render what you want to illustrate. Draw what you see.

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, The

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Paul D.
Great teacher! Excellent, patience, very helpful!
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.

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The average cost of 60-minute online illustration lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $175 per hour.
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"AMAZING!!!! My 7 and 9 year old boys say the best things about him. he is so patient and funny. Makes learning art fun! such a great artist and human"
LORRAINE M. THIBODEAU
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"Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)"
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