*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. 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 specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D hand-drawn frame-by-frame digital animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). Many of my drawing/animation students have been interested in drawing/animating animals, especially furry/anthro memes. I've helped students complete tiny looping animations, creating memes as well as short films. Each student can work on whatever they're interested during my classes, whether they want to draw their favorite cartoon character from reference or animate their own original character to their favorite animation meme. My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge, skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them. I'm capable of a large range of improvements, from goals as hobbyists to more professional goals. I have successfully helped students get admitted into their desired art schools through portfolio preparation, as well as helped artists get their first gigs as freelancers. I can serve as a mentor for an artist's early years as a contractor. Lessons are taught through video calls where I always share my screen to clearly show my demonstrations in real time. Students may also share their screens if they are working digitally. If students work on paper or through a tablet like an iPad, they may take phone pics or screenshots and message/email them to me during class, or hold up their work on the webcam if it's high enough quality. For animation classes, students must use a laptop or desktop so that they can share their screens. This is the best way for me to view students' animations in real time. Thank you for your interest!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2014
Bachelor's in Fine Arts
Teaches ages 10+
Has background check
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!
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.
Very grateful. Very understanding