Drawing Lessons in Portland. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable drawing lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice drawing.”

Popular Drawing Teachers in Portland, OR

Or other areas around you:

Sarah L.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Sarah L.

24 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

Have you always wanted to be a fashion designer but have trouble getting your ideas on paper? Not to worry! I specialize in figure drawing and rendering, and have taught at the university level. I can teach pencil, charcoal, pastels, art markers, and watercolor. Even if you've never drawn before or you're not sure if you can draw people, I will make sure you leave feeling great about what you've created!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

Recent Reviews
Trish
She was amazing. I ask her a lot of questions and she was so sweet to answer without making me feel dumb. I love her!
Katie
She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!
Tim B.
Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Cassidy A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Cassidy A.

Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

Exciting lessons are curated by me for each student based on their specific goals and areas they wish to improve all while aiding in liberating their creative spark. The focus of my inspirational classes can be color theory, mixing, shade matching, exercises and techniques with dry materials such as pencil, pastel, and charcoals. Your skills in one and two point perspective will be developed while learning about proportions, composition, and rendering, all while having fun expressing yourself creatively. My goal is to facilitate a fun and inspiring atmosphere for you to be able to create your very own completed works of art!

About Cassidy

Art has always been a liberating source of expression and joy for me. I find it fulfilling to facilitate this for my students and see their passion for the process of creation grow along with their skills. I am excited to meet with you and help cultivate your own personal style and hopefully inspir

Eileen M.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $89
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art History and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College
  • Awarded Individual Artist Award from The Santo Foundation
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Eileen M.

31 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drawing Teacher

I am a classically trained artist and I teach traditional methods of representational drawing. I’ve taught at several local ateliers as well as internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies program. I can help you learn about perspective, line, volume, and composition in an a way that is easy to understand. My teaching style is rich with experience and information but also very low key and unintimidating. Also— I’m really fun! Come draw with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in th

Recent Reviews
Melissa K.
Eileen is an extremely knowledgeable and patient instructor.
Jason
Eileen was fun, funny, and extremely experienced both as an artist and a teacher. We covered a ton in one hour. Highly recommended!!!!
xander
amazing

Meet Online Drawing Teachers Serving Portland, OR

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.

Melissa M.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Teaching since 2006
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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.

Melissa M.

34 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

Recent Reviews
Jennifer A.
Melissa really knows her stuff and she's a fun teacher. Highly recommend!
Jennifer A.
Mattias
Great first lesson. My son really enjoyed it.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Anastasia B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.

Anastasia B.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

As professionally trained artist I teach wide variety art forms from abstract art to traditional painting and drawing. I combine intuitive and academic approach to creative process what gives my studies best of both worlds. They have certain freedom but at the same time receive specific and applicable skills.

About Anastasia

I am professional artist, painter and designer. I graduated from AFI with Master of Production Desing and VGIK (Moscow, Russia) with Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Theory. I was doing art from very early age and studied it for 10 years. I teach students of all ages and experience levels. I am grea

Recent Reviews
Stella
Amazing teacher!! She’s very Patient, tentative and talented. Loved the experience, strongly recommend!
Anya
Anastasia is a wonderful teacher—intelligent, kind and generous with her time and knowledge. She presents new information in the context of historical movements and expands the lessons into the bigger scope of major events and influences on painting. I would highly recommend taking classes from Anastasia!
Andrew
Anastasia has outstanding skills and ability to explain complicated concepts. She also has very beautiful and unique sense of style which gives your paintings several extra levels of perception and meanings. The lessons were just perfect! Thank you!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Daniel M.

109 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Daniel M.

109 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drawing Teacher

I took drawing lessons many years ago and have been practicing since then. I can help you get all the concepts and foundations to continue mastering this skill.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

Recent Reviews
Ritam R.
Abigail
Great experience. Learned a lot of new material. I enjoyed the way he explained concepts that made it easy for me to understand 10/10 recommend.
Michael S.
Daniel makes my kids feel comfortable and they don't feel nervous. They like him as a teacher. They expect each lesson with desire and are very involved in the learning process.

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

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing drawing 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 drawing 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 Drawing Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons in Portland is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $122 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$63 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect drawing 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 drawing 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 Drawing Students

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

Profile_250623_pi_dbed6732c1bfc03588311b3a198b43fd368e0770
"Took 7 lessons in drawing from Deepali. Did a few in person and remaining online.

I recommend her work for children and adults."
Denise
Took Drawing lessons from Deepali L.
Profile_243659_pi_b41ab51f1a5612edbcb147908d47924c8b729511
"She was very calm and patient and if you made a mistake she just tells you steps on how to improve and is fine with waiting until you get it right."
Kristin
Took Drawing lessons from Seonjung P.
Profile_113629_pi_temp_photo
"Such a relatable person!"
Estefany
Took Drawing lessons from Sharron J.
Profile_247166_pi_c3407b46594c6f9270a26c4510a439ba8df5e2d4
"Great lesson, very patient, kind and knowledgeable. Looking forward to future lessons!"
Maria
Took Drawing lessons from Nicole P.
Profile_101377_pi_Eddie%20Photo
"Kimaya's first class went great! Eddie was very calm and knowledgeable and my dughter loved him"
Kimaya
Took Drawing lessons from Eddie B.
Profile_111421_pi_IMG_8053
"She was lovely. The internet was a little tricky but I think we got it figured out towards the end. Excited for the next one!"
Kinsley
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"Kelvin is very patient. He helped my son get rid of his mental block, and he is very comfortable with drawing now. He is a great teacher!"
Heather
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
Profile_208656_pi_06F70A97-CE5D-4348-A3F6-A0CDA2E7060E
"The technology worked well, and Megan did a very good job. The first session exceeded my expectations."
Theo
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
Profile_125182_pi_IMG_9130
"My son enjoyed today’s lesson!"
Ren
Took Drawing lessons from David Z.
Profile_182137_pi_me
"Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist."
Karen
Took Drawing lessons from Preston W.
View More
View Less

Popular Drawing Articles from our Blog

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

As a student of art, you can explore everything from watercolors to sculpting to photography and more! If you’re interested in learning how to draw caricatures (and how to improve your overall creative skills), take a look at these pointers and FAQs from full-time artist Mike V., who teaches in Bridgeport, CT:   1) What are the steps for drawing caricatures? How does it differ from other types of drawing? The first thing to do is to familiarize yourself with human anatomy, especially faci …

By Megan L.