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Megan R.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaching since 2011
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Megan R.

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I have taught over 500 students how to paint! Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in figure painting, modern painting techniques, color theory and composition. I have been trained by masterful painters from all over the world and look forward to sharing all that I have learned with you.

About Megan

I have taught over 500 beginners how to paint. I have also helped young artist build their portfolio and professional artist get ready for art shows. You might be a beginner, want a creative hobby or coming back to art after a long break - I have the education and experience to help you. Thanks for

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Lee
Had a great lesson with Megan. Got the basics of watercolor down to where I could actually paint a picture. Looking forward to seeing if I can create many more!
Jacqueline
We had a basic first lesson in atmospheric perspective and painted a mountain landscape. Lesson was excellent!
Laurent
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Roya M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks english, Farsi
  • M.F.A from NMSU
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Roya M.

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I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Mani
Roya is an amazing teacher! I have no artistic talent but she was able to teach even me to draw. She’s patient kind and thoughtful and will sit with you until you have mastered everything you need to know.
Reed
Roya was very helpful and taught many new techniques that will easily be applied on my own. Would definitely recommend lessons with Roya.
Heather H.
Roya is a kind, patient teacher. My daughter learned a couple new spray painting skills which will certainly help with her high school project. Thank you!
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David L.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Studio Art from Wake Forest University
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David L.

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Painting is a great creative outlet for people to spend time relaxing and make something beautiful that brings you pride and joy. Anyone can paint! All it takes is time and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve been painting for 8 years and teaching for 1. I welcome all students who are interested in picking up painting as new hobby or returning after a long time away. We’ll build out your painting techniques and color theory so you can paint from real life or something abstract.

About David

I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who lik

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Melissa
it may be hard at times but he teaches
good and is the BEST
Melissa
there may be setbak but hes the BEST hes nice forgiving EVRYTHING good
Melissa
I really love this class when he guides me it is like drawing a advanced wizard
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Gina B.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • BFA Dance, 1985 from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gina B.

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Gesture, Expression and Experiment are my tools. I combination with an education in materials and the willingness to keep playing we end up confidently creating image. It is impossible to get anything done in an hour so try to find a way to book a longer time. Materials are somewhat included as I always have things but do contribute with art supplies, paper, found things. It's not necessary to spend a lot of money at the art supply store, just keep your eyes open at garage sales, etc and your store of materials will accumulate.

About Gina

I am in New York City and accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return. I have two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies. My undergraduate degree is from The Juilliard School, in Dance. I've taught children and grown ups fo

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Silke D.
Gina was amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for us to get comfortable dancing and learning!
Highly recommend working with her!
Sarah Z.
Gina is the best.
Cynthia F.
Great! I look forward to the next class.

Deron C.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2003
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Deron C.

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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with paint for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, Th

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Zaki
Deron is an absolute joy to work with. My dude ran off immediately after the lesson to draw some more. Now that's a positive review. :)
Nancy
It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Luke K.
patient, bringing up constructive suggestions

Nicole B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicole B.

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I have art in galleries around the world. I have been teaching students for several years. Abstract painting is unique because you need to use your imagination in a different type of way. If you're ready to dive in and get out of your own way and get creative, I can help you to find that secret place in your brain where the creativity hides and let it roam free. We can learn techniques, and learn how to get inspiration. I can also teach what tools to use and why. Additionally, if you're interested in exploring mixed media, that is one of my favorite things. If you'd like to learn to create digital paintings or physical paintings, I can teach either.

About Nicole

I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop f

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Dana
Nicole was a great instructor, very patient and fun to work with.
Gloria
Nicole professionally layed out, designed, and printed the obituary of my husband using Adobe Photoshop. Her helpful, yet sensitive suggestions regarding picture arrangements on the pages of the obituary were appreciated. She was timely and easy to work with. I highly recommend her as an instructor.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing abstract painting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream abstract painting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Abstract Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute abstract painting lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $151 per hour.
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"Great! I look forward to the next class."
- Cynthia
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Gina B.
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"The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had."
- mike
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"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."
- mzia
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Mayra N.
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"Roya was very helpful and taught many new techniques that will easily be applied on my own. Would definitely recommend lessons with Roya."
- Reed
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"I always wanted to explore my interest in painting but as a complete amateur was nervous about actually getting started. Dave was a fantastic instructor: patient, funny, and gave me the tools and confidence I needed to finally start doing what I love. Highly recommend."
- Brian
Took Abstract Painting lessons from David L.
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"I had a great abstract painting session with Roya. She had some sample pictues of the abstract art style I like. She gave me a bit of background about what it entails. I felt comfortable getting started and she gave me the direction I was looking for. Thanks!!!
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- Sonia
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.

Private Abstract Painting Lessons Near You

Have you ever wondered what art is? Can anything be art, or must it mean something? Must art be skillfully made, or do pictures painted by children count? When you consider art, the task of defining it becomes more challenging. 

Thanks to the trouble of defining what's art and what isn't, abstract art is one of the most controversial forms because not every person gets it. If a big red dot in the middle of a black canvas — something pretty much anyone could paint — inspires one person, but not another, is it art? In abstract painting classes, you'll begin to understand what makes abstract artwork art and learn how to make your own. 

Why Learn Abstract Painting?

Abstract painting is one of the most therapeutic types of painting because there aren't any rules. A highly beneficial pursuit, abstract art inspires and improves the creative centers in your brain. It also relieves stress. In addition, abstract art improves a person's non-verbal communication skills. 

The Best Way to Learn Abstract Painting and What You'll Study in Lessons

Although the internet offers plenty of free abstract painting lessons and tutorials, the best way to learn both abstract painting basics and advanced techniques is with a private teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your instructor's undivided attention and the kind of one-on-one, personalized instruction that simply isn't available with free online videos or in larger class settings. You'll improve quickly with your teacher's immediate feedback, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers customize every individual class to meet the student's unique needs, keeping in mind your existing skill level, interests, and preferred learning styles. For example, abstract painting classes for adults differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from abstract painting lessons for children. Studying the types of abstract painting and media that interest you most, you'll stay motivated and interested, while your skills and techniques improve greatly!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Abstract Painting

If you've never before created an intentionally abstract painting, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your abstract painting tutor will introduce you to all the basic ideas you need to start creating abstract art with paint. You'll learn what defines abstract art, what it is, and what it isn't. With this knowledge, you'll begin learning how to convey ideas, thoughts, moods, feelings, and more through abstraction. In these classes, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to painting (different types of paint and how to use them)
  • Learn to define abstract art
  • Creative paint application techniques
  • Learn about composition and negative space
  • Work with color and learn about color theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Abstract Painting

If you've studied a bit of abstract art, but want to improve your process for creating your own, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, your abstract painting teacher will introduce you to new techniques, while challenging you to create increasingly complex compositions. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Learn to glean meaning from abstract imagery
  • Understanding how brushstrokes effect a composition's mood
  • Translate color into concrete meaning
  • Think about how composition creates tone
  • Attempt to convey specific meaning with abstract imagery

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Abstract Painting

Advanced lessons are intended for well-practiced abstract artists. Whether you're delving into paint for the first time or want to hone your skills, advanced lessons can help you perfect your talent. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to study with a professional abstract artist and challenge yourself to improve your techniques. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Developing personal style in abstract art
  • Tackle challenging subject matter and themes
  • Creating thematically cohesive collections
  • Preparing a collection for a gallery show
  • Finding your way around the business of art

How to Find an Abstract Painting Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn how to use abstract images to inspire concrete emotions, you'll develop a strong foundation in the principles of abstract painting by studying with a private teacher. Luckily, finding a private abstract painting tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to art students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a tutor, we recommend browsing several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other abstract art students. 

The cost of abstract painting classes varies, but TakeLessons teacher bases their teaching rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, it's simple to find a teacher who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you pick up new skills and improve your technique after just a few lessons!