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Average Cost of Animation Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute animation lessons is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $209 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$45 average
$125
45-min $25
 
$61 average
$167
60-min $30
 
$71 average
$209

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute animation 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 animation lessons are 15% less expensive at $61, and 30-minute lessons cost 37% less at $45.

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Animation Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Animation instructors

David S.

Mendota, IL
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Gilbert M.

Anaheim, CA
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Jessica C.

Dundalk, MD
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About David S.

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Mendota, IL

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I can teach a broad range of disciplines including handdrawn 2D, digital 2D, 3D, stopmotion, and others. If you're merely interested in the design aspects, that's fine, too. I have a comprehensive knowledge of 3D techniques and digital art workflows, and I can tailor the course to meet those needs, as well.

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Robert M. August 18, 2017
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Rama G. July 26, 2017
· Animation · Online
your awesome
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Jeremy October 26, 2016
· Animation · Online
David is a great teacher, possessing a relaxed, friendly teaching style and a thorough knowledge of various art paths.

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Anaheim, CA
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The Ability to teach and mentor both traditional 2D Animation and 3D Animation

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Rashad S. January 14, 2017
· Drawing · Online
i learn alot from where i need to improve on. taught me its alway best to practice everyday so i can become better and improve and to not just trace or copy go by what i see. he is a good teacher and i will come back
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Jade April 22, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
This experience really helped me grasp important concepts that I otherwise would have never known. I feel like I learned A LOT in only 3 classes and I can't wait to learn more. Gil was very productive; he based the lessons on what I use Photoshop for and actually allowed us to work on projects that I had to do for work, instead of just teaching what he wanted to teach. He was SUPER patient and never made me feel bad for stopping to take notes. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to learn a computer program he is knowledgeable in. This is totally irrelevant, but he has cool hair too! Thanks Gilbert!
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Jessica April 15, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Great, helpful experience

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Dundalk, MD
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I have been learning/teaching animation since 2002. I am familiar with traditional, stop-motion, Flash, Toon Boom, After Effects, basic 3D Modeling, basic 3D animation, and experimental. With my husband as a freelance animator I am exposed to working in the industry on a daily basis. Animation is a passion of mine that I love to share with others!

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Ann August 25, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
I had some very specific questions and design concerns that Jessica was able to answer clearly and in a manner that allowed note-taking and testing on my part, which is of course the point of on-line learning. She's a very thoughtful and thorough instructor and I will be taking more classes with her going forward.
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Jacqueline D. July 17, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
I had a great first lesson today! Jessica was very thorough but also made it easy to understand for someone with no experience. Her teaching style is down to earth with very open dialogue - she not only went through the basics but touched base and made sure to cover aspects and relate to things in which i set as my goals. I am looking forward to the rest of my classes with Jessica!
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RENEE April 13, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Jessica was great. She gave me really good pointers, showed me all of the tools and we worked on layers as well and was very patient with all my questions. She is really knowledgeable. I will get back with her again after I have done some practicing. I highly recommend her.

Adler R.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Austin F.

Carlsbad, CA
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Jon D.

Tampa, FL
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Huntington Beach, CA
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I focus on character modeling, so students looking to get into animation will learn how to model a animated character ready to be rigged ( able to move) by a rigger.

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James March 28, 2017
· Sculpture · Online
Adler is patient with me while also trying to push me forwards in the same moment, great to talk to about the lessons or even just normal things, sometimes it starts to seem more like I'm just getting some pointers from a friend instead of learning from a teacher. He knows what he is doing and knows that I can only do so much at times, he guides me through the lesson instead of just teaching it like most teachers I know of. Starting off he was able answer my repetitive questions about something that he might do without thinking, and will describe what he wants of me while teaching, not always serious or just going off on his own, expecting others to know exactly what he is doing. A great teacher and more like a friend than teacher at times.
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Charlie March 23, 2017
· Sculpture · In studio
Adler is a great instructor that really knows his stuff. He is a super friendly person to talk to and his knowledge will greatly help students at any of their level.
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Ashley E. March 22, 2017
· Sculpture · In studio
Adler is a teacher who I'm fortunate enough to also call a friend. He is very passionate about art, is a very positive influence, and fun to be around. He doesnt sugar coat his critiques on your work but isnt harsh about it either. He gives many good pointers and advice, knowing how guide students to better foundations and improvement.

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Carlsbad, CA

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Ever wish you could bring your projects to life with animation? Give me a couple hours and I'll teach you exactly what you need to know to create awesome animations. For a full Adobe After Effects overview plan two days in a row for one hour each.

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Mohamed Hatamile September 10, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · In studio
Highly Knowledgeable, creative, and friendly. Austin is very inspiring and is an excellent teacher.
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Parker May 21, 2017
· Video Production · In studio
The 5 star rating isn't an overstatement. Austin is seriously the best instructor/teacher/mentor you could ask for. He is extremely motivated to help people learn and understand. He has a ton of passion for video and graphic design work. He has expert knowledge of the subject and is extremely thorough when teaching. 100 percent recommend.
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Noah May 12, 2017
· Adobe Creative Suite · Online
Austin Faure has taught me such valuable skills in the creative industry, Including: Film Production, Graphic Design, and Photography. He is such an awesome teacher and a really personable guy. With his help, I now work for my favorite company doing what I love. (Staff Photographer for Hurley). THANKS AUSTIN! I definitely recommend him. Best teacher i've ever had, hands down.

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20 years of experience • 12 years working in the TV/News Industry • Worked for over 60+ stations across the country • Let me shine a light on how creative you can be.

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