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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 25

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Hello! My name is John Haney and I am a freelance illustrator and educator. As a kid, I always loved drawing cartoons. Now, many years later, I get to draw cartoons that are seen by thousands of people. Some of my clients include Bridgestone Tires, Nashville Arts and Entertainment Magazine, and Cokesbury to name a few.

One of my greatest joys is helping students to enjoy the art of drawing. I regularly teach classes in Nashville, Tennessee where I live. Kids and adults have found success by "unlearning" what they already know about their drawing skills. Loosening up frees the mind to become more creative. Whether you want to draw professionally or just want to think more creatively, I believe I can help!

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Illustrator and Cartoonist
Jan 2001 - Present
John Haney Illustration

I create illustrations for newspapers, magazines, advertising, educational materials, apps, websites, and videos.


Illustration Apprentice
May 2016 - May 2017
Travis Foster Reps
Communication (Art Minor)
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Western Illinois University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Join John Haney as he teaches you how to draw a spooky owl for Halloween.
Here's a GREAT example of my method for unlocking creative thinking . . . presenting (drum roll) The Squiggle Game!
Photo by John H.

Photo by John H.

Photo by John H.

Photo by John H.
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4 Reviews

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Ginny Dec 4, 2017
Cartooning · Online

It was great! I am already learning techniques. John was a great instructor

Kayla Oct 28, 2017
Cartooning · Online

John Haney is a good teacher. He has taught me how the business world of illustration works. He has also given me many recommendations on series and illustrators that I can connect with to become a better artist. He helps me to loosen up and experiment rather than focusing too much on being perfect

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Reyna L Oct 26, 2017

We had the privilege to met Mr. John ! He is a great artist, my boys had drawing classes with him and they were so happy to be there learning some skills from Mr. John, he is a kind and fun teacher. They told me how pleased they were with the work they did on those classes, one day my oldest son came home with a portrait of Mr. John and I absolutely love that drawing it really looks like him, so he did a good job with the boys !

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Jen Oct 23, 2017
Drawing · Online

My son has been obsessed with John since he read Waffle World and was so excited to get to learn from him! John listened to my son and incorporated his favorite aspects of drawing into the lessons. He was kind, patient, fun and continually engaged my son. He provided specific and explicit ideas, while also supporting and letting my son's creativity run. My son was beyond happy and I was impressed. Most definitely 5-Star worthy!

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