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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons in Washington is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $70 and $99 per hour.

30-min $40
 
$48 average
$59
45-min $65
 
$72 average
$79
60-min $70
 
$79 average
$99

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute visual arts 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 visual arts lessons are 9% less expensive at $72, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $48.

Curious how much visual arts lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best visual arts teachers near Washington.

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Popular Visual Arts Teachers near Washington

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About Anna K.

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Sterling, VA
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*** Specialties ***
When I teach piano, I use the Alfred piano method books.
When I teach ensemble, I use the Carl Orff method.
When I teach Vibes and marimba, I use my own methods.
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Anna K.

Sterling, VA 20165
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$40 / 30-min

About Priscilla D.

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Silver Spring, MD

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About Priscilla
I strive to create a friendly learning experience to each of my students that is personalized to their needs no matter the age or background. I believe You got to be versatile with people's learning style and capabilities so that they may enjoy learning to make music and art.

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Services include theory, technique, composition, sight readin ( music lessons ) , and performing amongst others.
I have an easy-going, yet structured approach that allows each student to achieve results effectively at his or her own pace.

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Instruments and sheet music

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Metronome and notebook

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My main goal is to present students with simplified ways to learn about music and the arts and have them flourish in their medium of choice. I am blessed to have the ab
ility to bring out the best in my students through my attention to detail, professionalism, and efficiency.
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corey October 20, 2016
· Guitar · In home
From her 7 year old student: She is a great guitar teacher. I love the songs she is teaching me.
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Lexie T. September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
she is was great with my girls. very friendly and fun. they loved her and loved the lesson and are really motivated to learn which is all I wanted for them. they got homework which is fun to do for them and they even got to write a song at the end of the lesson. so far everything is great and we really like Priscilla.
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Dy'Najah H. September 16, 2016
· Piano · In home
She was delightful and funny. We just love her.
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Priscilla D.

Silver Spring, MD 20902
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About Sharron J.

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Brooklyn, MD

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About Sharron
My resume includes graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts and continued studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art until I decided I didn’t want to be a “Starving Artist”. So, I graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Management. My education also includes 27 graduate credits that were leading to a Master’s in Public Administration when I decided to discontinue that path. After twenty-five years in the public sector, I decided to revisit my passion for art in my spare time. As a youngster, I remember wanting to teach art in schools, but I did not want the restrictions that are present in the classrooms and more so today. All forms of art is a freeing practice that is practiced and developed over time. Art is very therapeutic.

I've taught and currently consult with former and current Baltimore School for the Arts visual arts students. For mor information, website at jfa-studios.com.
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lesley May 3, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Learned a lot during my 1st class. Great teacher!
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Sophia W. January 5, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Sophia said, You are the best art teacher I’ve ever had!” She is excited for future lessons.
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Ayanna January 4, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
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Sharron J.

Laurel, MD 20707
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About Margaret R.

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Columbia, MD
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About Margaret
Well Hello!

I am an artist and teacher with 15 years experience, trained in many artistic mediums teaching to both children and adults from a wide range of diverse backgrounds or experience levels.

Tell me what you want to learn to do, and I will customize your time in my art studio so that you can reach your artistic vision by growing your skills step by step.

I have a contagious enthusiasm and warmth and am interested in building relationships with students over time. My favorite thing in the world is to create a supportive environment where my students are excited to make art they love.

In addition to teaching lessons, I am a working artist, a school teacher, as well as a guest teaching artist with local organizations like camps, senior centers, and non-profits, etc.
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Barbara G. March 27, 2019
· Oil Painting · In home
I took painting lessons about 10 years ago and haven’t done anything since. I brought a 1/2 finished painting. Maggie was great helping me set up and seeing where I was and what I remembered. Then showed me some techniques to help get me going. I’m looking forward to our next lesson.
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Steve K. March 22, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Maggie is a talented instructor. Helped me tremendously with oil paint color mixing and matching.
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Melissa R January 10, 2019
· Visual Basic · In studio
Maggie is an exceptional teacher who has her classroom management skills down to a tee. It’s amazing to watch her command a classroom full of children while remaining sweet and never losing her cool. She was a great mentor and I learned a lot about art education from her!
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Margaret R.

Columbia, MD 21045
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About Kimmy R.

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Rockville, MD
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About Kimmy
I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 but have been dancing professionally since i was 12 year's old, and am currently available to teach lessons at [your home, my studio, and online]. I have helped students progress from beginner to advanced, I also work with special needs children and adults I always feel a huge amount of transparency and consideration for each student of mine, I ensure and instill recognition and positive feedback in every lesson.

I received my training at [Eisenhower Middle School, Laurel Boys & Girls Club and Maryland School of The Arts ] where I received a degree in [Dance Instructor]. As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, challenging , and full of uniquely crafted techniques that will leave you feeling accomplished at the end o
f every lesson. If you are ready to experience the most fun filled unique dance teachings I am the choice for you. Learning is fun and exciting especially learning any area of dance it allows you to see parts of yourself you didnt know existed. That's where I come in, my classes are full of love and passion for this craft. So view my packages and let's dance!
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Jean February 10, 2019
· Dance · In studio
It was a real pleasure to do a Month long bachata classes with Kimmy. It was a worthwhile time investment. Kimmy is very passionate about dancing and teaching. I am grateful for the new dance skills and confidence she helped me gain!
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Jean December 2, 2018
· Dance · In studio
I'm not naturally coordinated in dancing much less for paired dancing, for that reason I was apprehensive and anxious about bachata dance lessons with kimmy. At the end of the first lesson I left feeling having learnt new moves and confident about using them. Kimmy is skilled and knowledgeable about teaching dance because the pace is not rushed, she provides appropriate cues and thoughtful commendations!
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Kamesh M. December 1, 2018
· Dance · In home
I highly recommend Kimmy! She is a great teacher; she was patient, understanding, and comes prepared. I completed my first dance sessions with Kimmy and came out with a better understanding of how to dance. She instills confidence with her teaching and cares that her student gets the most out of every class.
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Kimmy R.

Rockville, MD 20851
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About Eileen M.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Eileen
Hello! I moved to Brooklyn fifteen years ago to get my MFA at Pratt Institute; I've been a professional fine artist for my entire adult life and have shown my work extensively in and around New York. I have taught traditional oil painting at local ateliers and I also teach plein air workshops in the Hudson Valley through the Artist’s Workshop Association. In 2018 I was invited by the US Department of State to teach a series of oil painting workshops at an art college in Algiers, Algeria, because one of my paintings hangs in the Ambassador's Residence there. It was an amazing experience! I love talking about painting and drawing and demonstrating what I've learned. For more info, pics, and demonstrations, you can check out my IG (@eileen_murphy_studio) or my website (eileenmurphy.net).

For both drawing and painting, I lead my students thr
ough a series of exercises that teach the fundamentals of observation and execution. My own work is very realistic, so I have the technical skills to demonstrate to students how to reach the goals they want, whether or not they want the results to be exactly true to life. A lot of my students end up making more expressionist work which is great! And some others are interested in making very traditional paintings.

Additional note: I provide materials for beginning painters so that you don’t have to invest in paint and brushes until you know for sure that you want to continue with it. I think that makes it easier for people to get started.

I also teach small group lessons (2-3 people) so message me for that pricing if you have a few pals you want to bring with you!
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Asia June 9, 2019
· Painting · In studio
I’m really enjoying my lessons with Eileen. Painting is hard but she’s moving me along through the steps of learning how to do it. We’ve been working together for three months and i can’t believe how much my paintings have improved.
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Ben April 23, 2019
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I wanted to try something new and creative so I picked oil painting. Eileen’s lessons are fun and challenging, I feel like I’m making a lot of progress and I’ll never look at a cup and saucer the same way again! Sometimes during night lessons she even brings snacks.
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Catherine April 1, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
I am working on learning how to draw more realistically and Eileen has been a big help. I feel like each lesson is really carefully thought out to focus on the things I most need help with. Also I really like her studio
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Eileen M.

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$59 / 60-min

About Sadhana G.

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Menifee, CA
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Let's learn together to speak a language that you admire the most.
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S.G. April 3, 2019
· ESL · In studio
She is very skillful. She loves what she does.
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Chreya April 3, 2019
· Abstract Painting · In studio
Awesome experience learning the unique style of art.Thank you!
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Sadhana G.

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About Nick B.

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Carrboro, NC

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About Nick
Hi, a little about me,
I’ve been a professional artist for nearly 20 years and I’ve owned and operated a few businesses, one of which was a gallery and classroom in Olympia Washington. It was there that I discovered the power of teaching for both my students and myself. I have helped many people develop and refine their skills and enrich their lives through art. It is for those reasons I continue to teach and probably always will, and well...I’m also really good at it, if I must say myself ;)
You can see examples of my work at my website,
Nickbaldridge dot com
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Nick B.

Online
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$35 / 30-min

About Richard W.

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Woodland Hills, CA

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About Richard
Richard Wearn

From New Zealand, Richard Wearn has lived in the United States since 1993. He received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Auckland, 1993, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 1996.

He has exhibited his artworks around the world including The Chinati /Donald Judd Foundation Marfa, Texas; Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center; Headlands, San Francisco; The National Center for the Arts Mexico City; Hillary Crisp Gallery London; The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair; Amsterdam Center for Visual Art and Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland, ArtFormosa, Taipei, and the Shanghai International Art Fair in November 2018.

Richard's artwork is held in many national and international collections including Fidelity Corporation, Boston, The Kantor Collection, Beverly Hills, Leonardo DiCaprio, Los
Angeles, Charles Desmarais, Art critic for San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, Richard has worked in the commercial and non-profit sectors of Los Angeles Contemporay Art: first at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, then for Blum and Poe Gallery Santa Monica, leading to assisting the establishment of one of the world’s most influential private Art dealing businesses, Patricia Marshall Fine Arts. Richard is Professor of Art at California State University, Los Angeles.
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Richard W.

Online
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$42 / 30-min

About Tonio D.

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Smithfield, RI
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About Tonio
Hello! I am Tonio. I began my photography journey as a model in New York with Wilhelmina Models, learning the business as I went. After a few years I began taking projects as an Art Director, working on films and music videos, major production sets, and eventually picked up the camera myself, growing as an artist and building a professional portfolio.
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Tonio D.

Online
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$50 / 30-min

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Once you've done your time-lapse photography, how should you edit it all together? Here, Pasadena, CA teacher Nathan H. shares his recommendations, plus the pros and cons of using Photoshop and Lightroom...   So you just finished your amazing time-lapse of the sky. You’ve composed your shot. You’ve made sure nothing went wrong. You’ve waited an hour for your camera to take 600 images. It was a long, painful process. But it’s over, and now it’s time to head to some post-p …

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