Picture of painting lessons in Los Gatos, CA

Los Gatos, CA Painting Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Painting lessons? Our Los Gatos teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Play-button

Our teachers have taught

2 , 5 4 1 , 9 9 7

lessons and counting!

Popular Painting Teachers near Los Gatos, CA

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Los Gatos, CA including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Santa Clara.

Showing 8 of 42 results View More

About Mayra N.

Close
Profile_28427_pi_Brilliant_072513
San Diego, CA
View Full Profile

Abstract Painting uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract art, non figurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

About Mayra
Private lessons for all ages and currently accepting students!

30 yrs Experienced, International/Contemporary artist based in San Diego CA. Available for eager students of all experience levels. "I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of abstract expressionistic/freestyle techniques.

I specialize in high quality acrylic-oil-metallic-chalk paints, and heavy duty mediums. I typically use medium size to large flat brushes, metal mixing-knives, varnish, resin, silicone and or floetrol.

I like to practice my choice of colors on an old canvas or simply on watercolor paper prior being used on a canvas or a wood panel or my choice.
My favorite tools to use as color reference are HGTV Magazines, Real Simple Magazines, Dwell Magazines, House & Homes Magazines, Color book palett
es from Home Depot and any Pantone materials I can find.

—BEGINNERS enjoy the benefit of a non-competitive environment. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting without being lost in a group setting.

—For the INTERMEDIATE painters, these sessions help the artist further develop their skills or work on specific areas of weakness. Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.

—The more ADVANCED artist benefits by exploring their own personal style. Finding your own artistic voice can be challenging in a group and sharing a new direction with other students can be overwhelming. Watercolor, acrylic, oil painting.

I look forward to painting with you!
Feel free to sign up for a private lesson with me today.

Sign up fee is per person, per hour.
Please note, party of 2 or more, please send me a message to make arrangements. ~Thank you.

[Hablo Español]
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
mzia February 21, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In studio
I love Mayra. She taught me a lot more than I thought in just one class. I have a painting that I will hang on my wall. Never thought one class would do that. She has great personality and great skills.
Silhouette-80
Elena & Erik S. October 12, 2016
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!
Silhouette-80
Marilyn B. September 11, 2016
· Acrylic Painting · In home
It was a great experience meeting Mayra! She's an excellent teacher, and is a very patient, nice person. I learned some interesting techniques from her, and enjoyed my lesson with Mayra very much!!!
View Details
View Profile
Mayra N.

Mayra N.

Online
(7)
starting at
$59 / 59-min

About Julia A.

Close
Profile_113356_pi_tk%20profile%20pic
New York, NY
View Full Profile

I teach sketching, painting (watercolor, oil and acrylic) to children 5-10 years of age as way to release stress, gain confidence, and express themselves!
All materials are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own brushes, paints, paper, etc. if they so desire.

About Julia
Hi! My name is Julia A. I have been tutoring students of all ages and skill levels at learning centers, colleges, libraries and schools since 2008.

My instruction extends nationwide, with students from all corners of the US, utilizing online tutoring services such as Skype.

My main field of study is in MATH (trig, algebra, geometry, precalculus), CHEMISTRY (high school and college), and PHYSICS (high school and college).

I completed my Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics Education at Hunter University and have gained experience with both in-person and online group instruction and curriculum development.

Some examples of the students I have tutored are: Elementary school students preparing for State competitions and exams; High school and College students in preparance for entrance exams, and in subjects such as algebra, geom
etry, trig, precalc, chemistry and physics.

I do Regents and SAT/ACT prep for these subjects as well as the GRE (These are NYS based High School Preparatory Exams - do not hesitate to ask should you need assistance with the ones offered in your state/country).

In addition, I am thorough and meticulous, by paying special attention to how the student grasps information and retains it, I prepare individualized handwritten reviews, with supplemental material found online and in texts.

I assign homework to keep my students ahead of what is going on in class, and a visual and intuitive understanding of the concepts I present is important to me, so I use visual aids (diagrams and interactive models) to help my students integrate what they learn with me in real life situations.

My instruction includes:
1. Tutoring based on the school curriculum
2. Instruction on the home-schooling curriculum
3. Assisting those with a gap in going back to school/university.

I start with an assessment based on what the student has trouble with or last remembers covering in school, and prepare material going from there.

As a result, my students all have improved grades without any need for cramming before tests, and I encourage a stress-free and easygoing learning environment.

My lessons are fun and enthusiastic - these subjects are beautiful and will help open your mind to new ways of thinking - whatever your field of study!
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Elizabeth N. December 12, 2017
· Chemistry · Online
Julia was very organized and well informed about chemistry. She was so much help. I would definitely use her again.
Silhouette-80
Oleg September 19, 2017
· Math · Online
Great help to our 9y.o., who is exploring math. Clear explanation, additional materials, and a nice memo after each lesson. Thank you! Will do again!
Silhouette-80
Kate July 27, 2017
· Algebra · Online
Julia creates her own curriculum which is better than anything my daughters receive in their schools.
I see marked improvements in their grades for this past year, and my eldest is actually skipping fourth grade as a result of lessons. I am astounded as to my girls' progress, and greatly appreciative of our tutor's expertise.
Her patient, methodical approach to teaching is why I see us remaining with her for all of our educational instruction. She has already taught arithmetic to my youngest (3rd grade), and algebra to my eldest (starting 5th this sept!), and is proceeding with more advanced math with no issue whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough.
View Details
View Profile
Julia A.

Julia A.

Online
(9)
starting at
$33 / 20-min

About Lynn B.

Close
Profile_28555_pi_me%20face
Carlsbad, CA
View Full Profile

From beginner skills such as choosing the brushes to creating dynamic designs this is the class for you. Using special water based oil paint this will be the easiest way to paint fine detail.

About Lynn
Lynn B. attended four of the very best art colleges in the country With over 40 years experience in both painting and teaching art, she is well equipped to teach both any style and medium and to absolute beginners through advanced students.

Ms. Buettner has studied at several of the most prestigious art schools in the Northeast including: Rhode Island School of Design, The New York Art Students' League, the Paier College of Art in Connecticut, and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and is in collections worldwide. Summering on the East Coast on Martha's Vineyard Island, Ms. Buettner's work quickly became known and collected by local residents and returning island guests. Most originals were sold while still on her easel.

To keep up with demand, sh
e created a complete product line including collector's limited edition prints, her signature greeting card with collectible art magnet, art magnets, post cards, photo magnet frames, calendars, notebooks, folders and photo albums.

The publishing company that licensed her designs flew her to China to do an art signing at the Canton World Trade Show.

Enthusiastically sharing her knowledge, she has taught all levels of art to both beginners and adults for the past thirty years. She created and taught a very successful after school art program for kids for over ten years as well. After devoting the last twenty years to painting scenes ranging from realistic to impressionistic, Ms. Buettner is venturing out with her accomplished techniques and abilities, into the exciting and unusual world of intuitive expression. Letting go of conscious thoughts, an exciting, creative and sensual world emerges to be shared with the viewer. This work has been coined Neo Biomorphic.

Her work has been used on many different commercial projects including the Nash Bridges TV Show and the TV movie Diary of a Mad Housewife.

Starting a very successful after school art program for grades 1-6, she has extensive experience in all age groups bringing the student from beginning drawing to the most advanced painting techniques that took over 40 years to acquire.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Maria L. July 18, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Great with beginner! Very accommodating
Silhouette-80
Sedona June 22, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Lynn was knowledgable, well prepared and flexible. She is a pro. Ready to teach any aspect of art. Fun.
Silhouette-80
Kate March 28, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Lynn was so helpful in aiding me to complete a project I have been wanting to complete. She went at my speed (sometimes slow, sometimes hasty) and helped me with techniques I had no idea about and others I just did not know how to do well. I was working on a portrait of a young girl in a dress and she helped me create the pleats in the dress and work on the girl's complextion and hair. As a hobby painter, I am very pleased with my final product which I am going to give as a gift with confidence!
View Details
View Profile
Lynn B.

Lynn B.

Online
(12)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

About Alfredo E.

Close
Profile_99288_pi_IMG_4107
Pasadena, CA
View Full Profile

In my classes you can expect to learn both the basics and advanced material:
-Painting realistic skin tones, composition,using a grisaille and verdaccio, glazing, methods and materials of the Old Masters, achieving a likeness in portraiture, accurate color mixing and matching, the use and preparation of painting mediums, translating what you see or envision onto the canvas successfully and much more. I enjoy teaching people that are passionate about art, regardless of their skill level.

About Alfredo
I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.
You can see some of my work here :
https://www.instagram.com/alfie_ripstein/
And
http://www.echeverriaripstein.com/
...
View Details
View Profile
Alfredo E.

Alfredo E.

Online
starting at
$80 / 60-min

About Jeff K.

Close
Profile_109739_pi_AAEAAQAAAAAAAAhFAAAAJDlmNmU4Nzk0LTkyNzktNDExYS04ODM4LWU1MmM0YmU3ZDM0Yw
Malden, MA

View Full Profile

I provide classical instruction in portraiture, still life and landscape in your studio or mine. In this traditional approach to drawing and painting, what will be taught and focused upon are perspective, value and composition in order for the student to develop strong visual language skills. The program of study begins with a specific focus on drawing, since drawing is the foundation upon which all great traditional art is built. Throughout this training, emphasis will be placed on accuracy, or more specifically, seeing and rendering correctly such things as line quality, hard and soft edges, proportion, positive and negative space through abstract form and the use of the full range of values.

About Jeff
I'm a graduate of Dean College in Franklin, MA and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where I majored in art history and studio art with a focus on portrait painting and illustration. I continued further study at the Andeeva Portrait Academy in Sante Fe New Mexico, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys, CA and the Sadie Valerie Atelier in San Francisco.

The program of study for drawing will include: Demonstration of one, two and three point perspective, creating the nine step value scale, cast drawing in charcoal, the still life in charcoal and drawing the portrait. The topic of composition will also be covered. I’ve done commissioned work for Audi, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the American Repertory Theater, the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Kessler Financial Ser
vices, Harvard Business School Publishing, Shilo Baptist Church, the Chelsea Soldiers Home and others. Samples of my work are available to view in my profile. Additional samples are available upon request.
...
View Details
View Profile
Jeff K.

Jeff K.

Online
starting at
$50 / 60-min
View More
View Previous

About Margarita M.

Close
Profile_132311_pi_TL
Sunnyvale, CA

View Full Profile

Margarita has been teaching art classes for over 10 years. She's obtained her art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

- Art Exploration Class - The Art Exploration Class is designed for students, who would like to try different forms of art. The projects include: collages, drawing, play-doh, papier-mâché, pyrography , polymer clay, painting etc.

- Drawing & Sketch Class - The Drawing & Sketch Class starts from beginner level up to college portfolio level. The art projects for this class use only dry art media (charcoal, soft pastels, oil pastels, drawing pencils, colored pencils, ink pens, markers etc).

- Painting Class -The Painting class is designed for students with well developed sketching and drawing art skills. In this class are used only wet media (oil and acrylic paints on canvas, watercolors and gouache on paper).

About Margarita
Margarita is a VFX & Compositing Artist and a Fine Arts Instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and Associate of Art Degree in Graphic Design.

Since 2005 Margarita has been working with traditional and digital media in her studio to provide graphic design and post-production services, as well as to create artwork for various publishing and Visual Effects houses. She has been involved into numerous projects, among which is her outstanding compositing work in promotional videos for Tyco Electronics, one of the largest electronics companies in California, as well as being the Visual Effects Supervisor for the animated film "Helena's Dream", which entered and won recognition in film festiv
als abroad and in the US.

Margarita has taught fine arts classes at several schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently she is an Art Instructor at Gundolina Art Studio, where she effectively teaches art appreciation and promotes creativity among her students.

Favorite quote: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Nandini December 20, 2017
· · In studio
My daughter attends Ms Maggie's art exploration program. Ms Maggie is very patient with children and brings out the best in her students. My daughter has learnt a lot of techniques in art under her guidance and looks forward to art class every week. I'm so happy and grateful that my daughter has a wonderful art teacher. Search no further if you're on the lookout for an art teacher for your child.
Silhouette-80
Heloise Magny November 27, 2017
· Painting · Online
I worked with Margarita on a short film, ''Helena's Dream'' and her artistic skills and keen eye for details are awesome. She is an honest person and anyone working with her will be happy with the results !
Silhouette-80
Parul November 16, 2017
· ·
My daughter started this class in kindergarten n now she is in grade 4th, she learnt a lot about Arts n Sketching. She loves the class and her teacher too.
Miss Maggie is so professional and an excellent teacher, one thing I love about her that she always explores and introduces new form of Arts in the class and give the students chances to try that out.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
View Details
View Profile
Margarita M.

Margarita M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(17)
starting at
$34 / 60-min

About Fa A.

Close
Profile_124240_pi_IMG_0164
Acworth, GA
View Full Profile

my name is Anna and I have Master of art in animation and I love floral designs: and I am also a self taught painter and I love painting and crafts, I would love to have an art class with you which you can learn different painting skills while you are enjoying painting, my goal is that you experience real painting and have some real arts while you are practicing different techniques, so I try to teach some basics each lesson and we will work on a painting from beginning to finish , we can start with floral and abstract arts and coloring pre-sketch designs and then later we will create our own paintings. you don't need to have any experience ,you just need to enjoy what you are going to learn.I will try to be flexible with your schedule.
here are some techniques which we can practice for watercolor painting:
Introduction to Watercolor Painting And Getting Started
Choosing Your Equipment
Working with Color-working with brushes and BRUSHWORK
Basic Painting
Steps to Creating Your ...

About Fa
My name is Anna and I have Master of art in animation. I love floral designs: and I am also a self taught painter and I love painting and crafts, I would love to have an art class with you which you can learn different painting skills while you are enjoying painting, my goal is that you experience real painting and have some real arts while you are practicing different techniques, so I try to teach some basics each lesson and we will work on a painting from beginning to finish , we can start with floral and abstract arts and coloring pre-sketch designs and then later we will create our own paintings. you don't need to have any experience , you just need to enjoy what you are going to learn. I will try to be flexible with your schedule.
...
View Details
View Profile
Fa A.

Fa A.

Online
starting at
$17 / 30-min

About Julian T.

Close
Profile_133714_pi_1383862_10152315217292119_1188346493_n
Paramus, NJ

View Full Profile

As a working painter, I specialize in oil painting. But the principles of painting extend beyond one medium. The visual alphabet is universal and can be applied to oils as well as acrylic and watercolor.

About Julian
Hello! I am a professional artist and educator. I have a BFA in illustration and an MFA in fine art painting, have exhibited nationally, and have been featured in various publications. My art tends towards narrative realism.

Having taught for over 9 years, my students can expect to progress methodically as they work towards their goal. I place an emphasis on solid observational foundations, as I feel that it is the bedrock of all good art. Whether it is drawing or painting, the process begins similarly, comfortably and logically becoming more challenging as students become adept at a given skill set. I simplify the process of interpreting a subject matter so that students can digest and grasp a concept.

Since the beginning I have consciously avoided teaching students my process. What matters more to me as an educator is that they learn
how to "see" something and break it down in a way that becomes their own. It all stems from the same repetition of exercises so that it becomes second nature, but I prefer a student understand what they are looking at instead of copying something. As I tell my students in class year after year, copying a photograph or life model is remarkably simple once you learn the process; interpreting it and making it your own is what makes a good artist.

I work with teens and adults primarily. Adults have typically come to me for specific goals: drawing grand kids, pets, landscapes, etc. Teens aged 12-18 are my specialty. It is with great pride that I can say past students of mine have gone to such schools as School of Visual Art, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, and Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, just to name a few. That isn't to toot my own horn, but nurturing a sense of confidence in their ability to tackle both technical and conceptual projects has been my aim since I began teaching in 2009.

With all that said, I look forward to meeting you and working with you. If you are willing to put in the work, I will work with you to reach your goals.
...
View Details
View Profile
Julian T.

Julian T.

Online
starting at
$84 / 60-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Los Gatos, CA?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More