For beginning students (both children and adults) we’ve thought up a number of innovative teaching methods to simplify this practice which is deceptively tricky at first. By starting with one drawing at a time and earning a few small victories, we inspire students to reach milestone after milestone. As far as it’s possible we try to get the student to pick subjects that they like and break them down to be expressible for their level even from the very beginning.
Once we’ve learned a set of mark making fundamentals, gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships we really start working towards the specific skills required to take the student where they want to go. While there are core ideas that are important regardless of style, the lessons in this intermediate stage vary wildly between a student who’s interested in autobiographic comics, traditional portraiture or an aspiring graphic designer. We’re always encouraging our comics students to really dive into the drawing practices that they love and also to try sketching, doodling and seeking out like minded cartoonists.
While we pride ourselves on our ability to make drawing lessons fun for beginners, our instructors also love teaching advanced players. All of our instructors have either an arts degree, or several years of professional experience and love to share the depth of their knowledge with students of all levels. For advanced players lessons are tailored completely to the interests of the student.
We offer all new students a free first lesson of up to 60 minutes. Request Info today or call (412) 475-8280 to get started!
Private Lesson Rates
Our rates are by the month (Average of 4 lessons):
Weekly hour lessons
$200 per month
Weekly 2 hour lessons
$350 per month
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