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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
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We will learn how to draw from real life/still life to paper with graphite, ink or charcoal. We will understand line forms, shading styles and line control. We will gain a strong foundation understanding of using basic shapes to get final images.

About Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and

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Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks
YUSI Z.
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Megan R.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $79
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • 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 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

I have taught over 500 beginners how to paint. I have also helped young artist build their portfolio and professional artist get ready for art shows. You might be a beginner, want a creative hobby or coming back to art after a long break - I have the education and experience to help you. Thanks for

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Lee
Had a great lesson with Megan. Got the basics of watercolor down to where I could actually paint a picture. Looking forward to seeing if I can create many more!
Jacqueline
We had a basic first lesson in atmospheric perspective and painted a mountain landscape. Lesson was excellent!
Laurent
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Eileen M.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $69
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art History and Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College
  • Teaching since 2012
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Eileen M.

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I am a classically trained artist and I teach traditional methods of representational drawing. I’ve taught at several local ateliers as well as internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies program. I can help you learn about perspective, line, volume, and composition in an a way that is easy to understand. My teaching style is rich with experience and information but also very low key and unintimidating. Also— I’m really fun! Come draw with me!

About Eileen

Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in th

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Ghizala
I know noting about drawing and just after the first lesson I feel like I have some some sense of how to look at objects and try to draw them
Karen
Eileen is an amazing tutor and she had been very professional and thoughtful even before the course was conducted by discussing the right material to use during the class. Her presentation is very detailed and easy to follow, she is very patient as well which made us very comfortable during the session. Definitely recommend!
Richard
Excellent lesson. Very clear and helpful.
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Emily S.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily S.

66 Reviews
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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. I've also worked for Disney Research for a year and a half, and now freelance as an artist for clients.

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'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love

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Hollie H.
Emily is a gifted artist and teacher. She is very patient, encouraging, and informative. I have learned a lot from her and she is helping me with my perfectionism. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for me! Thank you,
Emily.
Bryan W.
Great lesson, super professional and taught me a lot.
elan
emily is an excellent teacher and very efficient and productive in the lessons. :)
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Roya M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks english, Farsi
  • M.F.A from NMSU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roya M.

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You will learn the foundation of drawing to advanced drawing in my class. I cover a variety of subject matter from still life to nature to figure drawing with charcoal, graphite, pastel, and ink.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Heather H.
Roya is a kind, patient teacher. My daughter learned a couple new spray painting skills which will certainly help with her high school project. Thank you!
Shirley
Roya is a fabulous art instructor. She patient and encouraging. She is a pleasure to work with
Chance
The best art teacher I've had the privilege to learn from. :)
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Kelvin L.

135 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

135 Reviews
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I have been teaching drawing since 2001..I am available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drawing/painting skills. I specialize in wild life...
Students will have simple step-by-step instructions make it fun and easy to draw lifelike animal friends, Just start with basic shapes and follow the illustrated examples and they will be creating their own amazing masterpieces in no time at all.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.

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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 $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $240 per hour.
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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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"We loved our experience working with Megan. It was exactly what we were looking for, and I was amazed by how much my daughter got out of just one lesson. Will definitely look forward to working w Megan again."
- Addie
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"My 10-year old daughter is a pretty passionate artist and wanted to be able to continue drawing lessons after we moved to a remote area. She's three lessons into drawing people (faces, specifically) with Megan, and loving it. Megan has been clear, patient and inspiring and my daughter feels proud of her work."
- Lowe
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Kids loved the story based drawing fun!"
- Nolan & Nora
Took Drawing lessons from Kathy S.
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"hes magic that all i have to say"
- Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"Jessica was an excellent teacher with my 9 year old son. It is quite clear she has experience working with children - she is patient, calming and supportive. He can't wait for his next lesson!"
- Jack
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"AWSOME!!!!"
- Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"I've known Hector for a few years now, and I haven't met anyone as passionate when it comes to his work.
Hector puts forth 110% towards his work and students to ensure quality material. He is patient, and is more than happy to clarify any questions.
Not only does his passion lies within teaching, but he is continulusly striving to learn new things. He loves to analyze complex sciences and the world around him, and as an outcome he formulates fascinating theories. Not only is a great teacher, but a friend who truly inspires those around him."
- Kelsey
Took Drawing lessons from Hector P.
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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 Giuseppe B.
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"awww THIS IS AMAZING i learn so much and i inprove"
- Melissa
Took Drawing lessons from David L.
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"VERY GOOD LESSON I LEARNED AND ITWAS STRESS FREE"
- Salomon
Took Drawing lessons from Eli P.
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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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