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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your drawing lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.

Sandy K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sandy K.

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To draw is to be fearless. If you are interested in drawing from life, then I can assist by teaching you the basics or show you how to improve your skill set. I work as a professional artist and have a great deal of knowledge about materials and processes. I enjoy working in ink, pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and pastel (oil and soft). I am also into combining media. I have taught for over a decade and my students range in age from children to senior citizens.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows

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Brooke
Sandy is an awesome teacher and my daughter really enjoys working with her. She is warm and personable in addition to being a very talented artist and effective instructor.
Sydney N.
Learned a lot in the very first lesson!
Dove
My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson. We will definitely continue!
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Megan R.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaching since 2011
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Megan R.

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Group Classes available message me for details.

PRIVATE Class Times: 60 minute, 90 minute or 120 minute

BACKGROUND:
Experienced drawing teacher of 7 years, I have taught students of all experience levels. You can also get feedback/advice on your art work by selecting a 30 minute critique. You will receive notes and step by step instructions during your art class. . If you would like some home work to help you improve quickly I can also send an email after class with instruction. Wether you want to learn how to draw a human figure or photorealistically, I have the steps to get you to your goal! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing skills. I specialize in figurative, portraits or animals. I have been trained in classical methods that get results, looking forward to meeting you!

About Megan

*NEW GROUP ART ClASSROOM NOW OPEN * Meeting each week in Zoom, watch high resolution step by step live classes every week! Beginner friendly drawing and painting assignments provide the new art student and experienced art student a strong foundation. Live Q and A each class to answer your qu

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Ruth M.
Megan has an amazing ability to tailor the lessons to what I need and where I am at. And she is lovely to work with!
Anna
She's really a fantastic teacher. Every single lesson gets more and more customized as she gets to know your painting style and what issues you might have. And she gives fun projects! I would highly recommend for for anyone looking to get more information on tones, shading, coloring, sketching paintings, and even more. Looking forward to continuing!
Ruth
Megan was outstanding. Warm, creative, knowledgeable and met me where I am. I am so delighted to have found her and look forward to working with her for many years to come, Ruth Mayer
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Yuliya L.

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Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Yuliya L.

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About Yuliya

I am a classically trained artist who works primarily in oil. My main genre is portraiture and I have taught life drawing and portrait painting in both the UK and USA. I have many years of experience and teach from foundations of painting and drawing to more complex subjects like colour theory an

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Jennifer Wortham
Beautiful studio and location. Yuliya is patient, kind, and exceptionally talented. She explained everything so I could easily grasp the concepts. The experience was truely awesome.
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Eli P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Eli P.

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I've been teaching drawing classes to students of all ages and group sizes for the last 6 years. In my Drawing lessons we'll learn about basic technical concepts and techniques with different tools. We'll discuss how to apply those techniques to different images and scenes, and how to use them most effectively. Well also learn from classic pieces of art and historic artists. Lessons can also be tailored towards students individual interests while also giving a well rounded education.

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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Fox C.
Our son just had his first lesson with Eli, and he absolutely loved it! He was excited to share all of his art with us, as soon as he finished! Eli is incredibly nice and a ton of fun!!!
Katie H.
Eli is so nice and good at drawing - Tali (6)
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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.
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David L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
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David L.

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I’ve been teaching for over three years and welcome students of all levels! My lessons are all about training your eye and mastering the foundational elements of art so you can draw anything from life our your imagination. I bring lots of practical techniques and old school methods introduced in a modern way that takes into account the interest of my students and keeps the learning fresh and fun.

I often introduce the works of an established modern or classical artist that either exemplifies the lesson of the day or is someone whose work or life story I think my student might find interesting. We don’t just learn how to draw or paint but also learn how to talk about art and make it more a part of your everyday life.

About David

I have been teaching drawing and painting for over three years one-on-one and in groups, both in person and online. I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. I have a full

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Karla D.
David is a fantastic teacher! He’s great with kids and makes drawing fun. He’s patient and kind and my son really enjoys his drawing lessons with him.
Asia G.
Mr. David was very patient, and kind, while working with my son. He made the lessons very enjoyable. :)
Judy L.
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Jason M.

100 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jason M.

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iPad Pencil (Procreate), Pencil, Lines, Shading, Tracing, 1, 2 and 3 point perspective. Self portraits and still life. Gestures are also a fun way to get the fingers moving. Landscapes and cartoons or comic features are an option based on the students requests as well.

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard tea

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Jaiden
My 10 year old is taking drawing lessons online with Jason. He loves it! The lesson is tailored to what he wants to learn and his confidence in what he is able to do is steadily increasing. He looks forward to his lesson every week.
Everett
Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂
Barney
Jason is an awesome and patient teacher. Can't recommend him enough!

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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.

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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

The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons is $66. 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
$41 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$66 average

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

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"Kai is an excellent teacher! I have been taking lessons with Kai for two months. Kai has a lot of unique drawing skills! I like how he encourages me to re-evaluate again and again, so I can practice my skills until I master them! The whole class process is fun and enjoyable. If you are looking for a patient, skillful teacher, you can't miss Kai!"
Hongyu
Took Drawing lessons from Kai Lun Q.
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"Excellent teachers know each student's strengths and limitations and they build upon both, Ms.Maggie is one of those teachers. My daughter has bloomed after joining Ms.Maggie’s class.She taught her how to apply the fundamentals of art, and incorporate the use of a variety of materials, techniques, and styles. I am very pleased with my child’s progress and would like to say a big thank you to Ms.Maggie."
Tonima
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita M.
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"This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Megan is an excellent teacher"
cari
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"I have always loved to draw as a hobby, but could never get the hang of it. I found Jessica on Craigslist and she taught me how to hold a pencil properly to create the depth to my drawings I've always dreamed about! I highly recommend Jessica and can't wait till my next lesson with her! Thanks again!"
Rose
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"I was very lucky to take private lessons with Danil - after only a few of them I had a clear systematic approach to my drawing process. I very much appreciate analytical way of work in art, and that’s what Danil was doing greatly : he sharpens the tools while keeping your individuality. Highly recommended!"
Ira Polubesova
Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"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."
Sierra
Took Drawing lessons from Deron C.
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"I really like this class hemakes it so easy to draw and it is a very fun class I love it"
Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"Great, passionate teacher"
Erin Vasquez
Took Drawing lessons from Danil G.
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"Roya is an excellent teacher. She has been my art tutor since the time I was a teenager (and now I am in my 30s). She is patient, kind, and creative in her pedagogy methods: she finds multiple ways to explain the same concepts and techniques so it will stay with you. She is also an extremely knowledgeable art historian, having her as a teacher is like having a live encyclopedia. I am so happy to have found her as my art tutor and my friend."
Mitra
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"He is an amazing teacher, I love how he can perfectly describe what is going on the paper and i can easily picture it in my mind without seeing it!!!!"
Jaime
Took Drawing lessons from Jason M.
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Private Drawing Lessons Near You

If you have a tendency toward doodling whenever you have paper and a writing utensil in-hand or if you love looking at artwork, then drawing lessons could become your new favorite pastime. Although both drawing and doodling begin with creating marks on a page, drawing takes doodling up several notches. It requires forethought, planning, and a concentrated effort to create a visual work of art — hence the "work" mentioned in the phrase, work of art. 

With focus and expert guidance, learning to draw can be a lot of fun. In lessons, you can learn to draw like the great artists of the ages. You'll also work to develop your own unique style. 

Why Learn How to Draw?

Drawing not only opens up professional opportunities in graphic arts, animation, design, and more, it's also quite good for a person's health. Individuals who draw regularly tend to demonstrate improved memory, creativity, focus, and communication skills. They also tend to suffer less from anxiety and depression, as drawing can be a great stress reliever. 

Drawing is highly beneficial to the developing minds of children. Children who spend time drawing, fine-tune their motor skills and hand-eye coordination, as these centers of the brain continue to develop. Drawing also helps foster imagination and creativity. Plus, children who draw benefit from improved analytical and visual skills, in addition to increased focus and problem solving abilities. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Draw and What You'll Study in Drawing Classes

Although you can find lots of free drawing classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn how to draw is by studying with a private drawing tutor. In private lessons, you'll pick up new techniques fast and overcome challenges quickly, as you receive immediate feedback. Plus, your teacher will fully customize your lessons to keep you interested and motivated. 

No two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, drawing classes for adults differ greatly in terms of subject matter and teaching methods from drawing lessons for children. In private lessons, you'll focus on the subjects and media that interest you most, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Drawing

If you have little or no experience drawing, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need to begin drawing. You'll learn new skills and have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials, tools, and media while being guided by a professional artist. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Gather the right tools and media for drawing (paper, pencils, erasers, blending sticks, and high-quality sharpeners)
  • Learn the how to hold your pencil
  • Train your eye to see shapes and light
  • Learn to create outlines, tones, and textures
  • Experiment with media (graphite, charcoal, pastels, and ink)

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Drawing

If you're familiar with some of the basic techniques of drawing and are ready to learn skills that'll elevate your talent, then intermediate classes are for you. You'll be introduced to new drawing techniques, while studying a variety of subjects that you find most interesting. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction to perspective drawing
  • Experiment with drawing from photos, still life arrangements, and live models
  • Understanding line forms
  • Learn to create depth by practicing various shading techniques
  • Consider composition and using negative space

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Drawing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who've already reached a high skill level of drawing. You should be familiar with and well-practiced in the basic techniques of drawing. Working with a professional artist, in these classes, you'll further hone your talents, while learning to see and depict real and imagined images with fresh eyes. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Create photorealistic drawings
  • Learn to draw from memory
  • Receive personalized critiques of your work
  • Develop your unique style as an artist
  • Learn how to market your work and yourself as an artist

How to Find a Drawing Teacher Near You

Ready to get your Rembrandt on? Then it's time to find a drawing tutor near you. Luckily, finding a private drawing teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to pages of talented, experienced drawing teachers who offer classes near you and online. Before selecting the teacher who's right for you, we recommend looking at several profiles and reading through reviews left by other aspiring artists. 

The cost of drawing lessons varies, but most instructors base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding someone who fits both your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll see that investing in private lessons pays off quickly, as your skills and techniques will improve with your very first lesson!

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