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Eli P.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
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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

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Gwen / Jeffrey T.
He's fantastic. My son, who is 8, loves the lessons and his drawing has improved immensely. Eli is a natural teacher and is really great with kids. Highly recommend.

We started with the lessons being in-home but have transitioned to online and those have been working out great too.
Leah F.
Super friendly and helpful!
Sean
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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 3 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Giuseppe 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 Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. 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

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Sjakon
Giuseppe is an excellent teacher. I am starting to understand the mysteries of photoshop. By the way I am a 67 year old ophthalmologist, so if he can teach me he can teach anyone :-) I am going to continue having lessons. I am actually quite excited. Something totally new for me.
Loryn C.
Giuseppe received great feedback from my 16 year old daughter after the first lesson, and she wants to continue learning from him.
She is a tough critic, so this is high praise for Giuseppe. :)
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Emily S.

69 Reviews
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Starting at $120
  • Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Emily S.

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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.

Whatever the student's goals in illustration, I will help achieve!

As a professional illustrator, I've worked for Disney Research in Pittsburgh and have been illustrating for clients as a freelance artist. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts.

About Emily

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love

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Allie
Emily continues to be a great tutor for my daughter. She has incredible patience - especially since my daughter loves to chat - and has helped foster a strong passion for digital drawing in my daughter. Emily's skill with the tools makes it easy for my daughter to learn and experiment more on her own as well.
Jacob
Help me understand my flaws in drawing, and show me many pointers on how to improve like body proportions, outlines and how to use software like Krita. Overall was a very good learning experience!!
Allie
My daughter very much enjoyed the class and working with Emily. She learned a lot and is very excited for her next lesson.

Katherine V.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Advertising and Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Katherine V.

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This class is for those who ready have some drawing skills and want to illustrate using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

About Katherine

I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more. I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've w

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Helena
I had a great time with Katherine learning different drawing techniques. She was very knowledgeable and was able to adapt each lesson to what I needed to know that week. I really enjoyed our lessons last semester. :)
Elizabeth
Katherine is great!

Sylvia L.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sylvia L.

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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

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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.

Deron C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
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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, Th

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Sierra W.
Deron is wonderful with my 7 year old granddaughter. Her parents are in the process of divorcing and she is having a hard time with it emotionally. Deron is patient and kind and allows her to direct the lesson with his guidance. She loves drawing and she really looks forward to her her lesson time with Deron.
Zaki
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. :)
Nancy
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!

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Is your dream illustration 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!

Average Cost of Online Illustration Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute illustration lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $92 per hour.
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$52 average
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$66 average

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"I've known TIm for a couple of years, now and his artistic and illustrative skills have always impressed me. A solid dude with a friendly, laid back demeanor, I would recommend Tim as an instructor to anyone who wants to learn more about Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop - or just art and design in general."
Gary
Took Illustration lessons from Tim L.
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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. :)"
Zaki
Took Illustration lessons from Deron C.
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"Our son Christopher has been passionate about art and illustration his entire life but with traditional art instruction had become incredibly critical of his inability to duplicate exactly what other instructors required of him. In that regard meeting Tim Long has been one of the biggest blessings for us. Tim has helped to re-build a foundation for a lifelong relationship with art. His teaching methods are creative, engaging and unlike traditional art instructors rather than coax or box-in a child's imagination he provides the freedom to explore artistic expression based on our sons perception of art. Christopher has begun to experience illustration on a completely different level thanks to Tim, learning that trial and error and problem solving are part of the process and over the past few months it has been a joy to see the artist in him blossom again!"
Renee Rose
Took Illustration lessons from Tim L.
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"I found the class very helpful and enjoyable. I've made a lot of progress and it really helps that it's one on one."
Kaleb
Took Illustration lessons from Emily C.
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"Tim is a highly skilled illustrator and overall great person. His laid-back, fun-loving approach to instruction is very comforting. His love of art and sharing art theory knowledge is palpable and he is always available for advice or critique. I would absolutely recommend Tim for Photoshop, Illustrator, or drawing lessons. He's awesome!"
Kelly F.
Took Illustration lessons from Tim L.
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"Tim is an excellent instructor! You can really tell he has a passion for both art and people. He's very approachable and you can ask him for feedback and tips at anytime. I would highly recommend taking any of his courses if you are hoping to increase your knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or are looking to have a better understanding at creating your own illustrations."
Chris D.
Took Illustration lessons from Tim L.
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"I've known Emily for years and while I'm not an artist, I have observed her teaching children how to draw, particularly during summer classes at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. She always tries to make each activity fun and engaging and does her best to help everyone understand how to draw, paint, sketch, and even how to design good characters. She genuinely does care about art, and that passion shines into her lessons for sure.

I don't draw, but if I chose to, I'd definitely pick Emily as my teacher over anyone else."
Mike
Took Illustration lessons from Emily C.
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"My 12 year old daughter has had a love for illustration her whole life and It was hard to find an art teacher that focused on her type of drawing. We finally found Ms. Emily!! She and I love her!! She has not only helped my daughter become a better illustrator, she has helped her overcome some of her anxieties. She is kind and helpful without judging but will push you to create a piece that you will feel proud of. We just think she’s wonderful!!"
Sue
Took Illustration lessons from Emily C.
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"I've worked closely with Tim at a kids edutainment facility a few years ago. He's both a great leader and educator. He's always coming up with new and creative ideas to engage the kids and played a key role in the facility's success. My daughter would look forward to going in and learning different artistic techniques and other creative ideas from him, and i can proudly say that she auditioned for and was accepted into all of her magnet schools of choice using many of the techniques he taught her. Art has become her favorite subject, and she has a clear view of her career goals in this field, and i know Tim played a valuable role in her artistic development."
Cindy
Took Illustration lessons from Tim L.
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