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Average Cost of Illustration Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute illustration lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$34 average
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45-min $30
 
$49 average
$76
60-min $25
 
$61 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute illustration lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute illustration lessons are 20% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $34.

Curious how much illustration lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best illustration teachers .

Illustration Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Illustration instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Illustration teachers

Deron C.

San Diego, CA
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Milda B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA
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About Deron C.

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San Diego, CA
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Destiny April 25, 2017
· Drawing · Online
Deron has been flexible with our schedule. Our daughter (13yr) enjoys taking class with him.
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Anne C. February 25, 2017
· Painting · Online
Deron is very patient. He teaches me different techniques from start of painting, to finishing touches. He is knowledgeable and can convey them clearly. He makes
the painting session fun and I like the interaction with him. Great teacher !!!
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Angela H. December 23, 2016
· Drawing · In studio
While Deron is extremely knowledgeable. ...drawing / sketching is new and I felt that too much was given to me as a beginner in such a short (two hours) span of time. I'm sure after a few more lessons I'll feel more adequate for the task!

About Milda B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I'm a former FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) professor, and have taught at a few other universities in design and illustration with fashion and graphic design. I have worked for a variety of companies, from non-profits, fashion, and even floral shops to create high-impact illustrations and graphics for print, web and marketing.

-Illustration (computer or-hand-rendered)
- Fashion Portfolio Preparation.
- Graphic Design (working in Adobe Creative Suite- Illustrator and Photoshop: which is a great software program to help students to create more dynamic portfolios, or complete a graphic design project. )
- How to create line sheets
- How to create technical packets
- How to create digital art for screenprinting (Tshirts and More)

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Angel April 15, 2018
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
One simple word, OUTSTANDING !!
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Dw March 29, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Paid and she canceled so ya really not helpful.
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nil March 7, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Thank you, Helpful lesson. Good instructor : )

About Marie B.

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Glendale, CA
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While studying Fashion Design at FIDM, I discovered a passion for fashion illustration. I can help you with your fashion illustrations, drawing an elegant figure with the "9 heads" technique, and drawing beautiful, draped garments, with color and texture, and defining the silhouette.

I will introduce you to rendering the drawings with water color, color pencils, and markers. You can mix all the different media to achieve richer, more colourful patterns and textures.

Also, we will study different hair styles and how to draw different hair textures, and let's not forget about shoes for your figures.

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Leilani May 23, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She’s really easy to work with, very knowledgeable, just a pleasure.
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Diane Jacobs April 18, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Great lesson and I learned a lot!
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Jean March 10, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
I was happy to work with Marie for several reasons. She was flexible with her time and saw me as soon as she could. I am an experienced sewer but she was helpful to work with me to better understand the alteration questions that I brought to her. I highly recommend her as she is a good communicator, skillful and easy to work with.

Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY
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Amber R.

Brewton, AL
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Brittany W.

New York, NY
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About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY
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We will cover the process of conceptualizing and idea and bringing it to life using typical fine art processes with various mediums as well as explore digital process to fascilitate the workflow and process of developing an idea.

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Loran V. April 12, 2018
· Graffiti · Online
Awesome lesson I really loved using stencils.
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Loran V. March 1, 2018
· Graffiti · Online
Awesome lesson. I love the throwup design.
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Loran V. February 15, 2018
· Graffiti · Online
Thank you. I had a lot of fun working on the morphing method:]

About Amber R.

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Brewton, AL
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I can show you everything from the basics, to color theory, to light and shadow, to line work, to how to set up a strong composition!

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Stephen January 6, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
I have known Amber many years and can attest to her artistic capabilities. I have sat in on two of her painting classes; she was great at walking us through the piece step-by-step, and was very patient with all our questions. She laughed with us and made it fun! I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to learning from her again!
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Anonymous January 6, 2018
· Painting · In studio
Amber taught me how to do a painting of a snow man so I can give to my mom for Christmas and she did a wonderful job teaching to where I can understand. And it turned out great.
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Anonymous January 6, 2018
· · In home
Amber is the one I go to for any art related work I need. She is the most creative person I have ever met. She never disappoints.

About Brittany W.

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New York, NY

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I have worked as a free lance Illustrator for 4 years, making everything from children's books, posters, and wedding invitations.
Let's drive into your imagination and create unforgettable stories, characters, and designs!

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Erin C. May 6, 2018
· Painting · In studio
Brittany was such a wonderful teacher! She taught my dad the basics and helped me focus on my more intermediate level. Her studio was awesome - she made us feel right at home. We finished one painting each in 3 hours - she helped us explore new techniques and explore our own style. Super encouraging.She was lovely spending time with - highly recommend!!!
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June Renard February 24, 2018
· Painting · In studio
As a mid-20s poet and musician trying to expand into visual art, I found confidence I didn't know I had by taking lessons in drawing and painting with Brittany. With an encouraging demeanor, she has taught me techniques that organically lead to the kind of art I have always wanted to make. After my lessons with Brit, I feel inspired and motivated to keep making art and confident enough to push myself to new levels. No matter if you're just starting out or working on a portfolio, I couldn't recommend her enough!
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Sarah February 24, 2018
· Painting · In studio
Brit is a wonderful teacher for my 10-year-old daughter. She follows my daughter's lead in terms of interest, letting her create without too many boundaries, but also teaching her definite technique to achieve her vision, such as mixing colors and some different ways to apply paint to canvas. In addition, she is teaching her practical skills like prepping a canvas and caring for brushes. They do the work in a grad school studio, which leads to a lot of conversing on other people's work. This serves to inspire my daughter and also gives Brit ideas for her own work! Brit clearly enjoys working with kids and seeing their wheels turn. On top of that, she is calm and patient. I'd enthusiastically recommend her to any parents looking for an art teacher for their kids.

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