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Anthony G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $63
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Anthony G.

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I want to help you to become a better artist and have fun while you’re doing it! My style of teaching is to tell you about powerful ways to approach your drawings that will boost your technical ability as fast as possible. In other words, I’m going to help you to make your art look like the thing you’re drawing. But I won’t rush you through it! We’ll take as long as you need to get a good understanding of the most important aspects of the lesson. We can focus on what you are most interested in learning about. Want to learn how to draw faces better? Or maybe improve your proportions for drawing a full body person? Pets, landscapes, still life, it’s your choice because I work for you. Each of these are unique subjects, but there are certain fundamentals that apply to all of them which I will help you with to give your drawings more of a “pop out” look! Some of those things are learning to see values (light and dark), negative space, and how angles and relationships of different elements

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I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to bec

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Anthony has quickly accelerated my 10 yo daughter's drawing abilities. He has taken a natural interest of hers and turned it into a skill. He is careful, patient and dedicated to his students. I highly recommend him!
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Kathy S.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • MFA, Visual Arts from San Francisco Art Institute
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Kathy S.

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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a kid who loves art, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to draw, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will draw from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you draw still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary drawing as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

PLEASE NOTE: I now offer 30 minute and 45 minute online lessons only! In-home lessons are a minimum of 1 hour. If you try to book a 30 minute in-home lesson, the sales team will contact you to adjust it up to

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chi

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Scott
Kathy is great, she gave feedback on three of my paintings, we discussed what worked well and where I can improve as well as suggestions and examples of others works that are aligned with my style.
Shamail
I just want to stay with you!🥰
Shamail
I loooooove art!
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Ruth E.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Emmy Award for the First Season of The Simpsons from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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Ruth E.

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From a rough sketch to a finished drawing, you can learn to 'SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT', and bring your drawings to life.
Whether your interest is traditional or digital art, I work with you to draw out your highest potential.
Learn to 'See What You're Looking At' and discover the story YOU want to tell.
Please see some of my work on my profile page.

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!
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Emily S.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Dozzi Scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily S.

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I can teach drawing at any level. My goal is for the student to improve and work towards their desired achievements -- whether it's just to get better at drawing, work towards making a masterpiece, or putting together a portfolio to get into their desired art school.

In drawing, I'd work primarily in pencils or conte crayon. Otherwise the medium of choice could be digital (Photoshop or any similar digital medium).

I've been drawing since I was 4, and have graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts.

About Emily

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 pai

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Rocco C.
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.
Nate
Very grateful. Very understanding
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Still very excellent.
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Megan R.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
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Megan R.

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Experienced drawing teacher of 7 years, I have taught students of all experience levels. You will receive notes and step by step instructions during your art class. . If you would like some homework 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.
Private and Group classes offered.

About Megan

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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I loved it it was challenging
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Megan is a wonderful instructor with a friendly, nurturing attitude to help students learn their goals. She possesses a strong knowledge in surrealistic and realistic art and my time with her has been nothing but positive.
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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!

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The average cost of 60-minute drawing lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $90 per hour.
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"Lauren is a great art teacher. My son enjoys her letting him pick whatever he likes to draw and is looking forward to each lesson. She is very talented and great with kids."
Tim
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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"Jessica Maffia is not only a profoundly gifted and skilled professionally trained artist, but she is also a highly intuitive instructor. Jessica will happily meet you exactly where you are in your craft and inspire you to really improve, learn and grow in your drawing. Jessica's decade plus experience as an artist and teacher makes her a perfect instructor for those wanting to take their drawing practice more seriously and begin to master all the elements of this fine art. I have not had a more talented and inspiring instructor; Jessica evinces so much creative passion and artistic integrity that it becomes contagious. I am much better for having worked with her."
Tonie
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"I had a great lesson with Megan, she is o kind and patient ."
Alexandra
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"My first class with Sandy was very informative and helpful. I am looking forward to my next session."
Seife
Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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"Lauren was super helpful with my daughter and she’s looking forward to many more lessons."
Leah
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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"My daughter, Sophie, who is eleven took her first lesson with Lauren this afternoon. Sophie was very pleased with her first drawing. She said that Lauren is a wonderful instructor and looks forward more lessons!"
Renee
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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"Roya is very encouraging and pleasant to work with!!!She picks wonderful lessons that address your interests and skill level. I look forward to improving my drawing skills and growing as a student of art!!!!"
Lisa Hermanns
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Megan does a great job of pacing the lesson with good examples."
Janet
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Really informative and knowledgeable. Down to earth and generally nice, making the student the priority and helping him out even if it’s a bit overtime."
Joseph
Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"I do a lot of cartooning but wanted some lessons in perspective and observation to make my drawings more accurate. Eileen’s lessons were very effective and helped me reach my goals."
Izetta
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen 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 a

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lso 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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