Avatar of the tutor
Jessica M.
New York, New York
Learn to draw from an artist who's been teaching art for 15+ years
Would you like to learn to draw the world around you? Look no further! I am a professional, exhibiting visual artist and drawing is my passion! I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience with adults and children alike and absolute beginners are welcome. I will design a personalized curriculum to fit your needs. I will show you how to train your hand to work with your eyes, how to draw light and shadow, perspective, contours, how to use your materials, and much much more!
About Jessica M.

I am a visual artist who has been exhibiting my artwork across the US since 2009 and teaching since 2006. I got my BA from Vassar College, and a Masters in Education through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. I am deeply passionate about drawing and love to share this passion with others. I believe that art isn't for the talented few but for the passionate many and what counts most of all is that you're having fun! My drawings tend to celebrate the beautiful and surprising in the mundane. I have worked in a variety of media but my preferred material is good old-fashioned pencil on paper. I have had solo and group exhibitions, my work has been published in print and online, one of my drawings is on the cover of a philosophy book, I have exhibited at several art fairs, and I have won many fellowships, grants, and artist residencies. Our drawing lessons will begin with learning to use the most basic materials: charcoal, erasers, pencil and paper. We will spend a lot of time learning the art of looking because above all, drawing is about observation and translating what you see. You will begin to notice improvements in your skills after the first class! I look forward to drawing with you.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Drawing

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish

Avatar of the tutor
Jessica M.
New York, New York
Learn to draw from an artist who's been teaching art for 15+ years
Would you like to learn to draw the world around you? Look no further! I am a professional, exhibiting visual artist and drawing is my passion! I have a Masters in Education and have been teaching for over 10 years. I have experience with adults and children alike and absolute beginners are welcome. I will design a personalized curriculum to fit your needs. I will show you how to train your hand to work with your eyes, how to draw light and shadow, perspective, contours, how to use your materials, and much much more!
About Jessica M.

I am a visual artist who has been exhibiting my artwork across the US since 2009 and teaching since 2006. I got my BA from Vassar College, and a Masters in Education through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. I am deeply passionate about drawing and love to share this passion with others. I believe that art isn't for the talented few but for the passionate many and what counts most of all is that you're having fun! My drawings tend to celebrate the beautiful and surprising in the mundane. I have worked in a variety of media but my preferred material is good old-fashioned pencil on paper. I have had solo and group exhibitions, my work has been published in print and online, one of my drawings is on the cover of a philosophy book, I have exhibited at several art fairs, and I have won many fellowships, grants, and artist residencies. Our drawing lessons will begin with learning to use the most basic materials: charcoal, erasers, pencil and paper. We will spend a lot of time learning the art of looking because above all, drawing is about observation and translating what you see. You will begin to notice improvements in your skills after the first class! I look forward to drawing with you.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Drawing

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish

Instructor details
Drawing
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$72
60 minutes
$89
90 minutes
$117
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
Photos & videos10 photos & videos
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
View
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
+ 5 more
Group Lessons
ReviewsWrite a review
4.9
22 Reviews
5Review Star
95%
4Review Star
5%
3Review Star
0%
2Review Star
0%
1Review Star
0%
Online

I have had three short lessons with Jessica, but plan to continue taking drawing lessons with her. She is a delight! Jessica is professional, encouraging, knowledgeable, and upbeat! I know I have learned a lot already!

Posted Feb 13, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Jessica is amazing my daughter is taking drawing lessons and absolutely loves her. Jessica is so kind and patient and is amazing with kids. She takes her time explains everything and makes learning to draw fun. I would definitely recommend her to anyone from beginning to advanced.

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Student's home

My kids loved her i loved her - whats not to love - she was only meant to have my oldest but my youngest also joined and a friend of theirs - Jessica was super accommodating and now has a super fan in my youngest who sat for two hours without getting bored - Thanks Jessica

Posted Mar 9, 2020
112233...88Next >Next >
Teaching Artist
May 2018 - Present
Center for Educational Innovation
Teaching Artist
Sep 2009 - Aug 2018
LEAP
Teaching Artist
Sep 2011 - May 2018
Urban Arts Partnership
Drawing
Mar 2008 - Jun 2012
The Art Students League of New York
Masters in Education
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
New York City Teaching Fellows at City College of New York
BA Sociology and Latin American Studies
Sep 2001 - May 2005
Vassar College
High School
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
Hunter College High School
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Artist in Residence
Aug 2018
NYC Audubon
Fellowship
Sep 2017
Lacawac Artist residency
Fellowship
Jun 2017
Holocenter
Grant
Feb 2017
Puffin Foundation
Fellowship
Sep 2016
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation
Grant
Jun 2016
Hells Kitchen Foundation
Fellowship
Sep 2015
Vermont Studio Center
Fellowship
Feb 2015
New York Mills Art Retreat
Fellowship
Nov 2014
Brush Creek Artist Residency
Fellowship
Jun 2014
Byrdcliffe Art Colony

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
CALL US AT 877-310-1872
Instructor details
Drawing
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$72
60 minutes
$89
90 minutes
$117
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30