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Yvonne
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Yvonne
« I went to a weekly drawing class run by Ben for over a year. He was a great tutor. Friendly, reliable and encouraging, he was always enthusiastic and full of good ideas to help improve my drawing skills. »
£10/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Ben
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Comic strips
  • Caricature
  • Manga
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional illustrator offering teaching in illustration, realistic drawing, comics, manga and more.

Methodology

I am 26 and offer lessons to people of all abilities, whether it be a child of 4 or an adult of 94. I have many topics pre-planned with steps lined out, but I can plan new lessons based on the desires of the student(s). I have tutorial sheets I have made that can be used as well for further reference.

Background

I am a professional illustrator and drawing tutor. For the past four years, I have been working in freelance illustration as well as teach drawing skills in after school clubs and classes for all ages. I graduated from an Animation degree with a First.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £10/h

Details

I do not drive (yet) so the travelling rates will vary depending on how much the public transport is and if it takes me a long time to get to where you are. If I am teaching a group, my price is per person. Thank you.

Lessons offered by Ben
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Comic strips
  • Caricature
  • Manga
Levels
  • All Levels

Ben's CV

Tutoring
- Drawing Club/Making Comics Club: after school clubs at primary schools in Chester - Jan 2016 – present
- English In Chester language school drawing classes: teaching drawing skills to students learning English
July 2016, June, July 2017, February – August 2018
- Funky Aardvark Drawing Class: teaching drawing skills to adults of all of ages - Nov 2015 – May 2017
- Self-employed Photoshop tutoring: Sept – Oct 2014

Freelance Design
- Cartoon style Christ Church, Chester flyer - August 2018
- Comic wedding invitation - April 2018
- Commissioned pencil drawing of Wonder Woman - August 2016
- Commissioned pencil drawing of client’s parents - September 2016
- Cartoons for ActivePPP, a business training company - March 2015 – May 2016
- Flyer designs for the children’s groups of Wesley Church, Chester - July 2015
- Poster for renewing of rural areas – Sustrans - Sept 2014
- Posters of the history of St. Paul’s Church, Chester - Aug 2014

Animation
- Animated short film director: Jiangnan University, China - March 2013
- Animated commercial director/writer/story artist: Preston City Council - Jan-April 2013
- Animated commercial writer/story artist/animator: Chog Zoo Animation - Sept-Dec 2012

Web Design
- Assisting a web developer in generating an artistic look for a website: QS Services - July 2015

Photography
- Photographing a community renewing rural areas: Sustrans - Oct 2014, Dec 2015 – Feb 2016

Self-published comics
- Ben Bernard-Smith Presents... - 2017
- Denna's Day Out: Morning's Missive - 2018

Education
University of Central Lancashire: Animation Degree – First Class

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Yvonne

I went to a weekly drawing class run by Ben for over a year. He was a great tutor. Friendly, reliable and encouraging, he was always enthusiastic and full of good ideas to help improve my drawing skills.

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