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Ruth E.

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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Ruth E.

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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
Claire
My 1st animation lesson with Ruthie was a BLAST! She had me share my project ideas in writing before we met so she had a sense of what I wanted to work on, and helped me clarify my vision. Even though I’m a beginner at animation, Ruthie used her expertise and wonderful teaching style to help me learn some basic skills with a new program so that I can try things on my own. I can’t wait for my next lesson! Thank you Ruthie!
Dennis G.
A gem of an instructor. Knowledgeable, pleasant and willing to teach. She first inquired what I wanted to accomplish and followed through with it. This had to be the best instructional hour I've had in Photoshop.
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Melissa M.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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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 i

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Great first lesson. My son really enjoyed it.
Jan K.
My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails.
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Daniel M.

105 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Language and Literature from Baptist University of the Americas
  • Teaching since 1997
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Daniel M.

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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. Nothin

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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.
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Sameer W.
Easy to understand

Joey F.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $58
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Joey F.

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Learn how to draw cartoons for animation! Draw characters in any pose and any expression!

About Joey

Hello Artist-in-Progress, We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better! I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor,

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Dwight
Joey is a fantastic teacher. My daughter really enjoyed his lessons. Highly recommended.
Alexandrea S.
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
Moren
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds
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Brendan L.

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Starting at $79
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Illustration from Lesley
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Brendan L.

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I teach beginner, intermediate, and advance students at any age.
Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

About Brendan

Hey I'm Brendan and I'm an Artist, Oil Painter, Illustrator and Teacher. My classes offer an individualized lesson plan and an invigorating method of learning the processes of painting and drawing. We start with the fundamentals - this includes line, shape, proportion, form, structure, light a

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Jacob
Brendan is a lovely instructor. He provides a very casual experience but without skipping on the technical know how.

I was a more advanced student of his, so at times it felt like more a a collaboration, but i was still able to learn from him.
Mike
Such a great teacher! Brendan knows his stuff and his artwork is awesome. I learned so much from being his student.
Ryan
It's quite informative being taught Brendan. He teaches the nuances of painting without getting overly technical. His approach is keep it simple and fun. I highly recommend Brendan as an art instructor.
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Alicia H.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Alicia H.

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Time Travel to Ancient Japan! Learn about how the tradition of manga comics started long ago. Sketch, blend, and overlap colors with illustrative markers. Draft images of silly dragons, charming creatures, ghosts, and goblins. See Hokusai's wave. Meet the great ancestors of Pokémon and Totoro.

Children and teens learn to LOVE ACADEMICS and get HIGH GRADES though Art Explorations.

About Alicia

Learning ART at home can be fun, stress free, and exciting. Learn how to create images in photorealism and/or with creative interpretation and expression. I can work with all ages from preschool to life-long-learners in retirement. Find your creative outlet and connect with the vitality of the wor

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing cartooning teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream cartooning 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!

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Private Cartooning Lessons Near You

Do you love reading the Sunday funnies or political cartoons published in magazines? If so, you might like to try cartooning out for yourself. A cartoonist draws still cartoons and creates text to go along with it. These cartoons are usually meant to be funny, but can also be used to provide social or political commentary in a highly effective manner. 

Some of the most beloved comic strips were created by the most talented cartoonists of all time, like "Peanuts" by Charles Schultz, "The Far Side" by Gary Larson, and "Calvin and Hobbes" created by Bill Watterson. If you sign up for private cartooning classes, you could learn how to create amazing comic strips and stand-alone cartoons like these! 

Why Sign Up for Cartooning Classes?

If you love to draw and write, th

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en why not use those talents to highlight your superior sense of humor? In cartooning, these talents all come together. Cartoonists can work as freelancers, submitting cartoons to magazines and other publications independently. Others secure contracts and publish nationally in the funnies every Sunday. If you hold onto the rights of your comics, you'll also be able to make a living by licensing characters and drawings for all sorts of merchandise, like daily calendars, t-shirts, mugs, and everything in between. 

As a cartoonist, you'll also have the ability to express yourself. Cartoonists also have a great platform for voicing their opinions. Most people love to laugh and appreciate clever ideas, so they're more open to reading about other opinions and points of view in a cartoon. Although not everyone will agree with your perspective, everyone can still laugh at your clever jokes. 

The Best Way to Learn to Cartoon and What You'll Study in Lessons

Sure, you can find plenty of free cartooning lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn to cartoon is with a private teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and the sort of personalized instruction that simply isn't available in a larger class setting or in online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll improve quickly, while focusing on the types of cartoons that interest you most. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers completely customize each class to meet the student's needs, keeping in mind your preferred learning styles, interests, goals, and current skill level. For example, cartooning lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from cartoon classes for children. Your private cartooning tutor will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Cartooning

If you have little or no previous experience cartooning, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your cartooning teacher will introduce you to all the fundamentals of cartooning that you'll need to get started. In beginner lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn what's funny and what's not and how to navigate the fine line in between
  • Practice your illustration skills and learn additional drawing techniques
  • Work on writing simple dialogue and/or captions

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Cartooning

If you've already had some experience cartooning, but wish to improve your skills as an artist and writer, then intermediate classes are for you. In these lessons, your teacher will help you push your abilities and artwork to the next level. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Study different angles for humor (exaggeration, symbolism, labeling, irony, etc.)
  • Create cartoons that do more than joke around
  • Explore long-form cartooning

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Cartooning

If you're already a fairly experienced cartoonist but would like the opportunity to improve your work, then advanced lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll work with a professional to learn new techniques and to workshop your cartoons. Topics covered in advanced courses depend greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following:

  • Work on character development
  • Fine-tune your funny bone
  • Explore different illustration techniques

How to Find a Cartooning Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start designing cartoons like a pro, working with a private cartooning tutor will give you a head-start. Luckily, finding TakeLessons makes it easy to find all kinds of private teachers. A quick search will direct you to a long list of teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. We recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other students before choosing a teacher. 

The cost of cartooning classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no problem finding someone whose courses fit your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as both your drawing and writing skills improve with just a few lessons!