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Emily S.

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*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My schedule is different from week to week, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us. If you need to schedule a lesson for a time sooner than what the TakeLessons calendar allows, you can always let me know and we'll most likely work something out for you. I can teach students at all levels, from learning basic composition and drawing to creating full-fledged comics or paintings. I can also help with (college) portfolio preparation. I specialize in digital drawing or illustration. Students would get the most out of classes with me if they work in digital media. Students often use Krita, Photoshop, Firealpaca, Paint Tool Sai or Clip Studio Paint on laptop/desktop with a tablet such as a Wacom. They otherwise often use Procreate on the iPad. If working with pencil on paper, students may take phone pics and message/email them to me during class for feedback, or hold up their drawings to the webcam for me to take screenshots if the webcam quality is high enough. Whatever the student's goals in illustration, I will help achieve!
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Emily continues to be a great tutor for my daughter. She has incredible patience - especially since my daughter loves to chat - and has helped foster a strong passion for digital drawing in my daughte

Allie (Illustration lessons with Emily S.)

Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)

Zaki (Illustration lessons with Deron C.)

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

clarissa (Illustration lessons with Ruth E.)

I'm a 20 year old college student and I've been taking Animation, Illustration, and Painting lessons with Emily for almost two years now. I started out very new to drawing and painting, especially di

Stacy DiCenso (Illustration lessons with Emily S.)

Emily continues to be a great tutor for my daughter. She has incredible patience - especially since my daughter loves to chat - and has helped foster a strong passion for digital drawing in my daughte

Allie (Illustration lessons with Emily S.)

Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)

Zaki (Illustration lessons with Deron C.)

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Illustration Lessons

Learning illustration can take many forms. Some people just want to learn more about illustration techniques and forms, while others may just want to incorporate daily sketching into their daily routine. Whatever your reason, we have illustration lessons that will work for you.

Illustration plays a big part in the entertainment and education industries. You can see illustrations in novels, children’s books, educational volumes, websites, and much more. The art of illustration goes back thousands of years, tracing its lineage back to the hieroglyphs of the Egyptians. The art form has flowered in the last 100 years, though, evolving with changes in media and forms of expression.

Signing up for illustration lessons means you are signing up for lessons from the best teachers and opening yourself up to a world of ideas, styles, and innovation. The best online illustration lessons and in-persons sessions are available here. Sign up today to get started!

Certified Illustration Teachers

Great illustration lessons start with great illustration teachers. On the TakeLessons platform, you can access the best illustration tutors in order to heighten your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of the art form.

TakeLessons makes it a simple process to find a teacher, outline your budget for lessons, and set a schedule that works for you. On the website you can view our available teachers, compare their starting rates, and read through reviews written by former illustration lessons students. Though prices vary for different teachers, the average price for a 60-minute lesson is around $67.

The best online illustration lessons and in-person sessions are available at TakeLessons, all you have to do is sign up!

Online Illustration Lessons for All Ages

There’s never a good age to start learning. All ages, from kids to older adults, can get a benefit out of taking illustration lessons.

The teachers that you can hire on TakeLessons specialize in teaching certain age groups. When you sign your child up for illustration lessons for kids, you will get a teacher with experience in working with children. This means they won’t waste you and your child’s time with lessons that don’t engage them

The same goes for our adult lessons. The adult illustration lessons teachers at TakeLessons know how to design their lessons for a more mature audience, changing the curriculum to meet each learner’s unique goals and needs. If you or your child want to learn and have fun at the same time, sign up today!

Illustration Lessons for All Levels

Drawing and sketching lessons are a great way to expand your skills, learn new illustration methods, and express your artistic ideas. This goes for all levels of learners. We’re confident that we have a teacher and illustration lessons that will work perfectly for your needs.

Even if you’re just starting out with illustration, TakeLessons illustration lessons for beginners will help you get comfortable drawing, showing you how you can take the ideas in your head and make them real on paper. You’ll also learn how to do portraits, use various techniques like crosshatching, and much more.

Why wait? A team of the best illustration lessons teachers for both online and in-person learners are at your fingertips. Sign up now!

Illustration Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Illustration Lessons

  • Basic illustration techniques
  • Principles of composition
  • Digital Illustration
  • Illustration and color

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Illustration Lessons

  • Form and space
  • The history of illustration
  • Illustration for various mediums
  • Modern illustration
  • Typography for illustrators

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Illustration Lessons

  • Becoming a professional illustrator
  • Illustration and advertising
  • Printmaking
  • Advanced illustrative applications
  • Alternative materials and approaches

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At TakeLessons, we have a great selection of illustration lessons available for you. We’ve built a simple learning platform that takes the guesswork out of finding great illustration lessons teachers, letting you concentrate on the most important task, learning illustration. We back up all of our lessons with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so don’t worry about taking the leap. Sign up and start learning!

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How do I start learning illustration?


The best way to start learning illustration is to just start! Get a sketchbook and start using it to draw whatever comes into your mind. Don’t worry about it being good at first, you can just doodle to practice your illustration skills and try to translate the ideas in your head onto paper. At the same time, signing up for illustration lessons will allow you to expand your skills faster and start incorporating new ideas into your sketches. A great private teacher will help you make progress in this capacity.

Can anyone learn to illustrate?


Anyone can learn to illustrate, as long as you’re willing to learn and put the time into practicing it. There is a myth that some people can just naturally draw and others can’t. Though there may be some inherent talent to a drawing, if you take lessons and practice it consistently, it’s likely you’ll become a great illustrator. One way to accomplish this is by enlisting a great teacher to show you how to build the right skills. The illustration lessons teachers at TakeLessons are a great place to start.

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