Portland Visual Arts Lessons

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Average Cost of Visual Arts Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute visual arts lessons in Portland is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $85 per hour.

30-min $28
 
$40 average
$49
45-min $40
 
$48 average
$65
60-min $50
 
$67 average
$85

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 29% less expensive at $48, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $40.

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 Portland.

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Popular Visual Arts Teachers near Portland

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About Sam D.

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Washington, DC
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About Sam
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since I schedule classes through other outlets my availability varies. I've marked availability only to make my profile visible to potential students so, the availability you see is not my actual availability. Since my availability is never fixed and I'd like to avoid disappointing booking experiences, please contact me at 202-559-7981 to check my availability. If we can confirm a meeting time, I'll mark that availability on the Take Lessons site and you can book and confirm our meeting through there.

Thank you for considering me in your search for photography instruction.

It doesn't matter whether you use a film or digital camera. The camera is a tool that you use to create photographs.

During your photography class with me you’ll learn to use your camera and you’ll learn the skills that you need to
use your camera effectively and with confidence.

If you’re just getting started or a more advanced photographer, I offer a variety of photography courses that are geared toward a wide range of skill levels and interests.

My approach to teaching has been shaped by my photography teachers and by my experience working as a professional photographer. While I learned a lot about the craft of photography from good teachers, I learned to be a photographer by using my camera and mindfully applying what I learned from my teachers during the process of creating a photograph.

I think the best way to learn something is to learn by doing it and I make sure that we have plenty of time to practice what we cover during our time together in class. If you’re in a multi-week class, you’ll get homework too. Homework aimed at getting you to utilize the lessons we cover in class so you can create photographs that are uniquely your own.

As a participant in my photography classes you’ll get a good understanding of the material being presented in addition to hands on practical experience. What you won’t get are my judgments about your work, instead you’ll be encouraged to formulate your own opinions about your work and then I’ll offer you guidance based on your personal goals in photography.

Whether you are using a film SLR, a digital SLR (DSLR ), or another type of camera, I’ll help you to be the best photographer that you can be.

Courses are offered in Washington, DC or online. Private instruction and custom group workshops are also available.
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Sam D.

Sam D.

Online
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$65 / 30-min

About Jaime L.

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Gladstone, OR
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I believe, that would make a great addition to your team, because I have a strong passion for education and learning. I have always being interested in teaching and mentoring others. I teach others with the realization that everyone potentially learns differently, so I do my best to involve different teaching methods and asking the student what works best for them. It is through a personal story that I learned that the teacher can make huge difference in the way the student understand the material. It believe that if you make what your learning relevant to your life, it can resinate easier with the mind. I have a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Spanish and Sociology. I would be glad to be a service to you.
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Jaime L.

Jaime L.

Gladstone, OR 97027
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$23 / 30-min

About Tara S.

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Waldorf, MD

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Hello New Student,

My name is Tara. I am a pastel portrait artist located in Waldorf MD. I teach drawing and painting for ages (7 to Adults) in Southern Maryland. My area of study is working with pastel portraits of people and animals both on dry and wet paper or canvas.I have taught Basic Drawing to children ages (5-8), and Portrait Drawing to children ages (9-17) at the Michael's Arts and Crafts located in Waldorf MD. One of my portrait artwork (Barack Obama) was displayed in our local newspaper the City Paper. I have also received recognition for my other portrait artwork at the Portrait Society of Atlanta GA.

I am excited about teaching drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn how to draw or paint, or to improve on their techniques. In my art course, I offer a variety of art lessons. Each week the student will learn
a different technique which includes Art History, World Art from various countries, Graffiti Art, Floral and Fruit Still Life, Landscape Art, Seascape Art, Fabric Art (Designing T-Shirts or Athletic Shoes), Arranging a variety of compositions, Blending Techniques, Color Mixing, Color Theory, and Time Drills to improve art skills, and eye and hand coordination. The student will also learn how to use charcoal, pencil, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, watercolor pans, and acrylic painting on specialized drawing paper, and canvas.

I received my Associates Arts Degree in Studio Art from Prince Georges Community College in 1985. I also received my Bachelor's of Art degree in Visual Performing Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore MD in 1987.
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Keisha December 7, 2016
· Drawing · In home
We have had a wonderful experience with Ms. Tara. The kids enjoy her class and love drawing. Thanks for sharing your skills, Ms. Tara.
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carolyn October 19, 2016
· Drawing · In home
Tara was wonderful when working with my boys. She was always on time, never cancelled and was always smiling. She was gentle and guided them through each project. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who wanted a personal, quality lesson in art.
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Tara S.

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About Sondra S.

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West Linn, OR
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Hello future student :) My name is Sondra and I would love to help you achieve your painting goals. I have a wide range of skills, from abstraction to realism and many hues in between. I received my Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The Oregon College of Art and Craft, a school that gave me background in modern, conceptual art. I also learned and revered techniques from the old Masters, such as Rembrandt, who have a classic, timeless perspective on painting. I've heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become a pro, which is why I give my students a painting assignment from our very first lesson. I will get you started wherever you are in your level of experience. I'll help you learn to paint what you're looking at as well as develop your own sense of style when painting expressively. I have a great eye for color and mixing and my students
have felt this was a particular advantage of learning from me. I'd love to meet you and help you on your painting journey. So sign up with me today!
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Ernesto Gloria July 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Patient and knows what she's doing.
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Anna June 4, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
I loved my class, Sondra focused on exactly what I was trying to achieve and showed me some excellent techniques to achieve the look I was going after.
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Stevie miller February 5, 2018
· Oil Painting · In home
Awesome! Learnt more in an hour than a whole term at Pcc. Can’t wait for the next one!
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Sondra S.

Sondra S.

West Linn, OR 97068
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$10 / 15-min

About Alex D.

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Portland, OR
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Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Elisabeth July 5, 2018
· Italian · Online
Super fun and inspiring first lesson! Really enjoyed it 👍
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Lauren June 14, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Alex is a great teacher!
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Art May 9, 2018
· Italian · Online
Alex was very patient and encouraging for my first lesson.
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Alex D.

Alex D.

Portland, OR 97209
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$40 / 30-min
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About Tony W.

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Seattle, WA

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I am a British Academy Award winning animator who has made over 200 TV Commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films, and ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ movie titles at the beginning of my career. From the outset I was personally taught by some of the most amazing master animators ever - Ken Harris ('Bugs Bunny' and 'Roadrunner' for Warner Brothers), Art Babbit ('Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia' for Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner). I later successfully ran my own award-winning London animation studio for 20 years, before moving to the States in 1998 to live and teach. In the USA I have taught at the highest college level for over 14 years, when I also became author of several respected books on animation, including - 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Anima
tor's Sketchbook'. Animation schools and colleges around the world use my books. My own master animator reputation & expertise has been developed through traditional, hand-drawn (2D) animation for the film industry. However, I have since developed a whole range of teaching techniques that will help students of ALL forms of animation, whether its for the Film, Games, TV or the Web industries. The ‘core principles of movement’ are essential for all kinds of animation, whether it be 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or any other kind. So I now focus less on technology and software, and more on the core principles of movement through ‘gesture drawing from observation’ and other means. In this way my students do not need to purchase extremely expensive equipment or software, they often need little more than a pencil, eraser and a sketchbook – with a lot of their own dedication they need to bring to the party. I am also insistent that students of animation also learn about fundamental design, layout, film structure and storyboarding - as all these are all essential to all great, animation. So I hope you will join me and become yet another of my successful students who are currently working in the animated film and/or video game fields today.
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Timothy March 14, 2018
· Animation · Online
Tony is a skilled animator and a fantastic teacher. His course breaks down all of the necessary fundamentals and he is a patient and willing mentor for what is obviously his passion. if you want to learn to animate, look no further.
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Cynthia Hoffstrom March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
Tony White has the patience to watch inspired animators grow. His ideas feed into our concepts we have and he is the adviser that guides us to how our ideas become a reality on paper or on a monitor. He has assisted me to where I am today.

If I could be instructed by Tony White again and again, I'd never say no.
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Kenny March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
He was the first person who told me that I could make it, achieving my dream in animation industry. He is a very passionate person, and will give his best support towards those who shares the same passion. One of the best teacher I've ever met.
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Tony W.

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About Belinda C.

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Riverside, CA
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I am a professional working artist and I am also an elementary piano teacher for an after school program here in Riverside. I obtained a degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley where I specialized in multimedia installations that included large scale paintings and sculptures. Due to the versatility in my own work from large to very small scale paintings I have acquired techniques and skills for every scale in between.
I am a strong believer in self expression and visual literacy which gets stronger with the formulation of concepts one builds through inspiration for each painting. I enjoy teaching and learning what my students' interests are and what motivates them. I can help you learn specific skills for abstract paintings to portraits.
Through research I have also learned that individuals benefit greatly from cre
ative freedom thus performing better in other academic subjects, learning healthy ways of expression, and through the therapeutic effects of painting.
If you are looking to work with someone who loves what they do, who is patient, motivational, and can teach you basic to advanced skills give me a call and let's get painting!
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Belinda C.

Belinda C.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

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