New York Visual Arts Lessons

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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons in New York is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $167 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$44 average
$60
45-min $20
 
$64 average
$134
60-min $30
 
$78 average
$167

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 18% less expensive at $64, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $44.

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 New York.

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Popular Visual Arts Teachers near New York

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About Kerstin R.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Kerstin
I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic experiences for elementary and middle school kids. My own research was about “Creative Insight in Practice" and "Acquiring English as a Second Language and Developing Self-Esteem through the Idiom of Art". I have more than a two decades-long experience in painting, drawing, printmaking and installation work.The images I use in my work are mostly based on self-made or collected photos or drawings from nature combined with literature or self-made phrases. I use digital tools in order to layer text, photos and drawings and combine them to a new work.
Photo and text based collages will often merge into drawings or watercolors and these are the starting point for my large scale oil paintings.
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Anja H. January 27, 2019
· German · In home
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
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Pamela W. October 17, 2018
· German · In home
Kerstin is a fantastic teacher. She connected right away with my daughter Chloe who is 8 years old and immediately engaged and had her learning German after 1 lesson. She is punctual and professional. I highly recommend her.
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Joshua September 15, 2018
· Drawing · In home
She was absolutely patient and was able to work with and engage my son who has a learning disability. She did a great job making him feel comfortable and after only one session I could see his confidence go up as he continued to draw into the evening. She really enjoys what she does and it shows in the way she worked with my son.
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Kerstin R.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
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About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY

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About Giuseppe
Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.
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YUSI Z. June 1, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Deborah May 27, 2019
· Photography · Online
Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!
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· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY

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About Jennifer
Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, as I am still understanding what techniques work for myself.
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oanh (pronounced Wan) June 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
Great tips from Jennifer! First lesson went by so fast! Thanks Jennifer!
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Francina June 16, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
The best vocal coach and person =) she is totally awesome!!!!
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Francina May 21, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
She is The best !!!!
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Jennifer V.

Bronx, NY 10468
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$15 / 30-min

About Jessica M.

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New York, NY

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About Jessica
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.
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Habibah May 14, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Both of my children take class with Jessica. She keeps the lesson fun and really encourages both of my children. She is very talented and knows how to reach young artists to help inspire them. I highly recommend her as an instructor. This was our third class with her and we have every intention to continue taking lessons with her.
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Jiani April 17, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Jessica is really a great teacher and a nice person! She helps me from a completely beginner to finish a detailed pencil sketch portrait in 15hrs. Definitely recommended.
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Jessica April 10, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
Jessica is patient and encouraging. I have enjoyed every class. I leave classes feeling inspired and looking forward to the following week. Jessica really is a fantastic teacher and artist.
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Jessica M.

New York, NY 10018
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About DrYamini S.

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New York, NY
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About DrYamini
Teaching is my passion. I am a professor for last nine years. I am professor of Finance. I Believe a teacher’s responsibility is to understand student and make them understand the subject. If a student fails, it’s a failure of a teacher. Every student is unique and they learn in unique way.
I am also involve in research for last 10 years. I have presented piece of my reaserch in prestigious institutions like Harvard university.
I am also dedicated to creative writing and teach calligraphy. I have received many awards for my creative writing at various places.
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Hale G. October 8, 2018
· Hindi · In home
Yamini is a very educated and good teacher. She makes Hindi easy thanks
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Mamei M. July 2, 2018
· Finance · In home
Dr. Sharma was very helpful in my getting a better understanding of finance. I recommend her.
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DrYamini S.

New York, NY 10019
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About Anna E.

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New York, NY
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Teaching is a joy and I love to share my knowledge and love for learning. Join me for interactive and engaging lessons. We will learn through games and active, hands-on approach.
You will learn not by memorizing, but through experience and practice.
I have been teaching for the past 10 years and have experience with private and group classes. I have taught kids and adults as well.
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Lynn June 1, 2019
· English · Online
We had good lesson today. Thank you Ms. Anna
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Isabel Rodriguez April 5, 2019
· English · In studio
Before I met Anna my writing skill was not that much good. Her teaching style is the best way to learn. She encourages me to write more and share her knowledge. I really learned a lot from her. Anna is a disciplined professional. She's a dedicated trainer, very patient and offers great techniques and great advice. Anna is a warm and caring person.
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Anna E.

New York, NY 10027
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$60 / 90-min

About Megan F.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hey! My name is Megan and I've been teaching graffiti classes and lessons for the past few years. For 3 years I was a studio assistant to one of today's top graffiti writers where I gained a wealth of knowledge and skill. I have been doing graffiti professionally for over 7 years now. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of graffiti with students who are interested in learning about it. It's not something that is easy to learn as there are very little outlets. I am excited to change that and allow children/adults the opportunity to learn a new skill they are excited about!
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Chris May 4, 2019
· Graffiti · In home
Loved learning how to do my very own graffiti pieces with Megan. She’s an amazing teacher who really takes the time to make sure you understand how things are done.
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Megan F.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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$50 / 30-min

About Nikoletta M.

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New York, NY
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About Nikoletta
I am NYC based artist who enjoys teaching art to students of all ages. I believe a strong foundation of formal visual arts education allows for flexibility and structure in one's creative process and thought. I have experience in multiple mediums, even though I'm a painter at heart.The classes I currently teach are drawing sessions with charcoal and graphite. My goal is to meet you at your level and help you reach your creative goals.
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Nikoletta M.

New York, NY 10031
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$91 / 45-min

About Hunter N.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Hunter
Hello! My name is Hunter and I am a freelance artist. I have a bachelor's degree in Illustration from the University of Hartford. I frequently paint in oils but I have the most fun drawing with pencils. I want to provide all the skills necessary for students to create drawings they are proud of, whatever the subject.

I'm an easy going, fun person that is passionate about technical ability. I will offer constructive critique throughout the process because I want you to learn!

Please message me with any questions, thanks!
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Hunter N.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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$35 / 30-min

About Kelove Z.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Kelove
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like Drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
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Kelove Z.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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$42 / 60-min

Recent Visual Arts Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Visual Arts articles on our blog.

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

As a student of art, you can explore everything from watercolors to sculpting to photography and more! If you’re interested in learning how to draw caricatures (and how to improve your overall creative skills), take a look at these pointers and FAQs from full-time artist Mike V., who teaches in Bridgeport, CT:   1) What are the steps for drawing caricatures? How does it differ from other types of drawing? The first thing to do is to familiarize yourself with human anatomy, especially faci …

Photoshop vs. Lightroom for Editing Time-Lapse Photography

Photoshop vs. Lightroom for Editing Time-Lapse Photography

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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