Picture of visual arts lessons in Houghton, NY

Houghton, NY Watercolor Painting Lessons

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

Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Play-button

Our teachers have taught

2 , 9 0 5 , 8 8 5

lessons and counting!

Popular Watercolor Painting Teachers Serving Houghton

Browse a few of our top Watercolor Painting teachers serving Houghton, Wales Center, Colden, Cowlesville, Boston and Groveland.

About Mayra N.

Close
San Diego, CA
View Full Profile

WATERCOLOR PAINTING LESSONS

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.

A Complete List of Painting Supplies that every Beginning Watercolor Painter needs

1. Favorite brands Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints & Mediums, and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil

2. Proper Painting Brushes
I‘d suggest six total in a range of sizes: two size 2 brushes, two size 6 brushes, and two size 12 brushes. One of each pair should be a flat brush (with a squared-off brush tip) and the other should be a filbert brush (with a slightly rounded tip).

3. Newspaper
4. A charcoal pencil
5. A “palette”
6. Comfortable, messy clothes
7. A painter’s easel
8. Canvas (or other painting surface)
9. Water ...

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

30 yrs experience, International, Abstract, 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, 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.

My favorite tools to use as color reference are:
Pantone palettes, HGTV, Dwell, House & Homes Magazines, House Paint Color palettes from Home Depot
and imagery found online.

—BEGINNING PAINTERS LESSONS the student enjoys the benefit of a non-competitive environment.
Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of color mixing using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

—INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS LESSONS help the artist further develop their skills or work on specific areas of weakness.
Lessons are designed to teach the fundamentals of color mixing and variation using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

—ADVANCED PAINTERS LESSONS the artist benefits by exploring their own personal style.
Lessons are designed to teach the advanced fundamentals of color mixing and perspective using watercolors, acrylic and oil paints.

I look forward to painting with you!
Feel free to send me any questions prior to signing up.

The sign up fee is per person, per hour.

Sign up online or call Takelessons today to reserve your space. Thanks a bunch!

Let's ride this wave and have some fun.

Mayra

- - - - -
[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.

Online
(7)
starting at
$69 / 60-min

About Jane M.

Close

Lessons may cover: Basic techniques. Designing your composition. Mixing vibrant colors. Wet-on-wet. Loose watercolors. Dry brush. Round brush. Flat brush. Textures--using salt, dabbing, scratching, lifting, etc. Light source. Loosening up. Glazing. Stretching paper. Taking care of brushes. Paint selection. Painting outdoors in the open air, from photographs, or from still lifes. Using your phone to help you edit your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on cresting watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists. From beginning to advanced.
Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.

About Jane
I LOVE teaching. I'm an award-winning artist and I've taught watercolor & drawing for 20+ years. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy. I've taught at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA. We will paint or draw what appeals to YOU...from oceans to flowers to abstracts to landscapes to seascapes, etc. --or we can focus on one technique that interests you or "the basics."

Some of my students are now professional artists & some have become art teachers. The materials can be simple. For drawing, we’ll use drawing tools (pencils, charcoal, etc) a great eraser, & paper. For watercolor painting, we'll use a couple of good quality brushes, about 6 paint colors, watercolor paper, water and a
palette. Ta-Da! You’re ready to go. (I’ll provide a detailed supply list for enrolled students.)
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Linda R. July 23, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In home
One hour and I learned 5 new things, learned how to arrange my palette for en plein air, and had fun!
Silhouette-80
Marcia S. January 19, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Great session, learned a lot of good techniques!
Silhouette-80
Sandra October 26, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Jane is extremely friendly and made me feel at ease immediately. She listened to my questions and responded quickly. While I have worked in other media this is my first in watercolors. I look forward to more lessons.
View Details
View Profile

Jane M.

Online
(36)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

About Kayla Louven G.

Close
Moreno Valley, CA
View Full Profile

Learn watercolor painting and lettering with me! I specialize in florals and leaves.

About Kayla Louven
Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to spending lots of money on writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to understand. Whether you are just beginning or are advanced at penmanship, Kayla teaches those who desire to enhance their own handwriting and transform it into the art of calligraphy. As a calligrapher for three years now, she has been privileged to work with brides and graduates from all over the Inland Empire, by addressing wedding envelopes, creating event signage, and lettering on graduation caps. Kayla has been teaching calligraphy at senior living facilities as well. She is highly recommended by her students and desires to expand her student
demographic because she believes this art, among the rest, is for all ages to learn and enjoy. Truly, calligraphy is an art that keeps on giving and a skill she'd be honored to gift you through her lessons.
...
View Details
View Profile

Kayla Louven G.

Online
starting at
$42 / 30-min

About Isabela M.

Close
Fort George G Meade, MD

View Full Profile

Educated in Europe, I was always inspired by my teachers and travels to continue honing my artistic skills. With practice, anybody can develop their own style, and I believe it's my duty to pass on the knowledge that was instilled in me as a young artist.
Expression of one's soul in art may be sometimes stronger than words, something that psychologists have proven for years.

About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and
pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Barbara M. August 6, 2019
· ACT Math · Online
Isabella was really great! She is very smart with her teaching method and pushes Mariah to achieve. Wonderful lesson! Thanks Isaabella!
Silhouette-80
Jenna Recalo July 31, 2019
· Romanian · Online
So helpful! I learned so much after only one session! Definitely booking more lessons!
Silhouette-80
Angela July 22, 2019
· Calligraphy · Online
Isabela is very resourceful, she provided lot of guidelines and resources in the lesson. She provided practice material to me before my first lesson and covered the fundamentals in the first lesson which in my opinion is extremely important in the beginning to learn a new subject. Isabela is a so talented and a great instructor to have!
View Details
View Profile

Isabela M.

Online
(75)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Victoria E.

Close
Boston, MA
View Full Profile

Students will be learning everything from fundamentals of watercolor as well as mastering brushes used to create desired effects.

About Victoria
Hi everyone! My name is Tori and I am professional artist / illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. I attended Pratt Institute as an Illustration Major in the Communication Department.

Students can expect to improve week to week in their artistic abilities. I will offer insight and tips on how to draw more quickly and efficiently. Everyone starts off at a different pace, but progress is guaranteed!

I have taught art to a variety of ages from 5 up to adults.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Janice August 3, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Great teacher! She was very patient with me and with every lesson, I saw myself improving. I only participated in group classes before and having a teacher tailor each lesson to my level made such a huge difference. She really knows how to break down complicated things to make them easier to draw.
View Details
View Profile

Victoria E.

Online
(1)
starting at
$42 / 30-min
View More
View Previous

About Katy B.

Close
San Antonio, TX
View Full Profile

I can teach you the basics and some intermediate techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, blooms, dry brush, mixed media, and glazing. Watercolor is one of the most fun and expressive forms of paint. I’d love to show you how to get started or fine tune your techniques.

About Katy
Hello! I’m an elementary art teacher certified to teach art to k-12 students. I also have a BFA in visual art studies. I am open to teaching any one that is interested in art starting at 8 years old. I am looking forward to helping you achieve your goals in art. I have experience drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, making ceramics, and much more.

I have a small home studio space to teach out of or I’d be happy to come to your home as well. There are also many places in San Antonio to meet and teach.
...
View Details
View Profile

Katy B.

Online
starting at
$75 / 30-min

About Keffie L.

Close
Sarasota, FL
View Full Profile

I want you to BE FREE! and be creative! I will help you have a creative goal and we will figure out a way to get you there! Either in 1 lesson or lots of lessons, there should always be a direction. I have many years of teaching art, sewing and technology to adults and children I want you to have fun and enjoy your experience and help you find your creative and artistic side....it's in there I promise!
Materials provided for first class. Additional list for you to purchase and bring with you.

About Keffie
I am a seasoned artist, painter, and interior designer who is native to the Sarasota area. I have been teaching private art classes for 15+ years and have been painting for over 30 years. I have a passion for art and design and all things creative and I love to share my creative talents. I hope to share my knowledge of art and my passion for Sarasota History with guests from near and afar.

I am available to teach any of the following: Acrylics, Oils, Drawing, Watercolor, Portraits, Still Life, 3D, Mixed Media, Furniture Painting, Chalk Paint, Embroidery, Basic Sewing/Stitching, Cricut Projects and More!
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sue August 9, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
I am a beginner and was stuck w not knowing how to get a particular look I liked in my paintings. She showed me several techniques and different mediums to use. She was very helpful!
View Details
View Profile

Keffie L.

Online
(1)
starting at
$75 / 60-min

About DANIL G.

Close
New York, NY

View Full Profile

I have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I can teach a total beginner and I can guarantee the profound change in his skill level (regardless of his age), after 2 months of the attentive following of my instructions. I like to watch the progress of my student and this is what brings me the best satisfaction in my occupation.
I think that every human being is unique with his own unique way of thinking and perception of the common things. When teaching, I believe in dialogue, for this reason, I never record my lessons on video, except for the promotional needs. I like to meet new students, to understand their way of thinking and to invent the individual teaching approach or methodology for each one of them.

About DANIL
I am an academically trained professional artist with the professional experience of about 20 years and an impressive record of exhibitions (two of them are museum one-man shows) in the USA and abroad.
I am teaching in three languages: ENGLISH, HEBREW and RUSSIAN, representational, realistic, impressionist/post-impressionist, expressionist and abstract painting and drawing with the emphasis on European tradition.
I am working and teaching in different mediums, like charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, watercolour and soft/oil pastels.
I have a Russian classic art education, MFA from Pratt Institute (Painting /Drawing) and about 15 years of overall teaching experience.
Currently, I am working as a commissioned portrait artist and also performing on stage with some well-known musicians as a multimedia artist and real-time digital paint
er.
As an art educator, I specialize in students of different ages and skill levels. I have developed a methodology for teaching the beginners of pre-pension or relatively late age. I believe in dialogue in education and for this reason, I never record my lessons, except for promotional purposes. I teach online, in my studio or at a student’s home.
...
View Details
View Profile

DANIL G.

Online
starting at
$34 / 45-min

About Dainna A.

Close
Northbrook, IL
View Full Profile

I have been teaching art professional for 5 years. I specialize in various media's including acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, ceramics, drawing, glass, and much more. Do you have a passion for art? Maybe you are looking for somethings different to do? Join my class for a step by step painting experience. Each student will receive a fun custom curriculum according to their needs or goals.

About Dainna
I am a professional artist that's been in the field for 7 years. I graduated from Henry Ford College with a art degree. While earning this degree I had the pleasure to teach ceramics and become the vice president of the ceramics group. I am currently attending Regent University for a Graphic Arts as a Junior. I teach various media's of art such as acrylic, oil, watercolor painting, ceramics, drawing, wood art, and glass art. I also have a local art business in Chicago where I teach and customize art. Each student will have a unique customize curriculum before attending any lessons with me. Regardless of your level of painting you can learn something new as long as you keep an open mind. Set your goals, stay committed, and keep a positive mind and you will do great. Join me for any beginner, intermediate, or even advanced lessons.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Genia July 28, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · In home
Dainna and her daughter came to my home and instructed a group painting for my daughter’s birthday party. She’s a great instructor as in patient, she explains things easily, she shows you, and she makes it fun!
View Details
View Profile

Dainna A.

Online
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Tifashe A.

Close

You won't just be learning how to paint but also how to design

About Tifashe
Am Tifashe Ayodeji Joseph by name age 25 studying agric and bio-environmental engineering and also a teacher.
I really like to say more about myself but I want you to check me out first then you will complete what I need to say about myself
...
View Details
View Profile

Tifashe A.

Online
starting at
$25 / 30-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 Houghton, NY?

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