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Megan R.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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

*NEW GROUP ART ClASSROOM NOW OPEN * Meeting each week in Zoom, watch high resolution step by step live classes every week! Beginner friendly drawing and painting assignments provide the new art student and experienced art student a strong foundation. Live Q and A each class to answer your qu

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Ruth M.
Megan has an amazing ability to tailor the lessons to what I need and where I am at. And she is lovely to work with!
Anna
She's really a fantastic teacher. Every single lesson gets more and more customized as she gets to know your painting style and what issues you might have. And she gives fun projects! I would highly recommend for for anyone looking to get more information on tones, shading, coloring, sketching paintings, and even more. Looking forward to continuing!
Ruth
Megan was outstanding. Warm, creative, knowledgeable and met me where I am. I am so delighted to have found her and look forward to working with her for many years to come, Ruth Mayer
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David L.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 over 10 years and teaching for 3. 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 been teaching drawing and painting for over three years one-on-one and in groups, both in person and online. 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. I have a full

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Karla D.
David is a fantastic teacher! He’s great with kids and makes drawing fun. He’s patient and kind and my son really enjoys his drawing lessons with him.
Asia G.
Mr. David was very patient, and kind, while working with my son. He made the lessons very enjoyable. :)
Judy L.
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Roya M.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
  • Teaches students 11 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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steve B.
Loved it. Lots of basic questions answered!!! Perfecto, almost. A bit of a technical glitch on my end.
JASMINE
Kind, fun teacher.
Edna
My daughter really enjoyed her lesson. Roya did very nice job of giving instructions
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Kathy S.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • MFA, Visual Arts from San Francisco Art Institute
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kathy S.

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Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, a kid who just loves art, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lives, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you!

*Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.

About Kathy

I’m Kathy and I am a professional artist and art educator in New York! I received my Masters of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute and my Bachelors degree at Skidmore College. I make painting and textile-based 3D installations and have shown widely in the Bay Area, New York, and Chic

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Today was my first lesson with Kathy and she was very patient and encouraging! She is making sure to tailor the lessons to meet my goals.
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Lauren W.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Art and Psychology from College of Saint Benedict
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lauren W.

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Practicing Artist of 7 years! Being creative is a great way to express yourself and bring forth a piece of mind. Painting is an activity that allows for you to put on canvas whatever landscape, image or emotion you wish to portray. From abstract painting to hyperrealism, we can dive in together to discover some of your favorite ways to express your creativity. Whether it be through watercolor, acrylic, oil painting or another medium, painting what the student wishes to gain further experience in is what we will accomplish. My aspiration is to be able to let each student discover and further the true artist within them! Shoot me a message and let’s get creative! All skill levels welcome!

About Lauren

Hi I’m Lauren! I have been involved in the arts since I was in high school. I am an aspiring art teacher! I graduate in May 2020 from the College of Saint Benedict with a bachelors degree in Art and Psychology. My future plan is to gain a masters for my K-12 Art Education. I started becoming ar

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Syanna
My daughter absolutely LOVED her first lesson! She is so excited, so I am VERY pleased:)
Janay
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She is very good with my 8 year old and keeps her excited to keep drawing
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Gina B.

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Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded The Silver Award for Narrative Feature Film 'Student Oscar' from The Academy of Motion Pictures
  • Teaching since 1975
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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

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and c

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Tina R.
Gina is a fantastic teacher. She has an eclectic taste in music which I love. She breaks down steps easily and is very encouraging. She also has many creative and expressive ideas like dancing to lines of poetry to get the body moving. Thank you Gina for the great lessons I will certainly be continuing!
Tina R.
Gina's a fantastic teacher. She is encouraging and gets the whole body moving. I am really enjoying her lessons so far.
Jeanine
Great first lesson with Gina!

I love how she works with me and I feel like I can relax into learning because of her personality. I don’t feel pressured or anxious which is really helpful. She’s very attentive and considerate, which I seriously appreciate. I feel like I’m already learning a lot and I look forward to our next lesson!

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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 $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $134 per hour.
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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.
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"She is very kind and cares about her students. She is the best professor I've ever had."
Pari
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Amazing teacher!! She’s very Patient, tentative and talented. Loved the experience, strongly recommend!"
Stella
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Anastasia B.
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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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"Anastasia has outstanding skills and ability to explain complicated concepts. She also has very beautiful and unique sense of style which gives your paintings several extra levels of perception and meanings. The lessons were just perfect! Thank you!"
Andrew
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Anastasia B.
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"Great teacher and lots of information to use again"
Ann
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had."
mike
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"Roya is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. I have taken two classes thus far and look forward to continuing to learn from her. She is supportive and encouraging and really wants to help me tap into finding my true artist."
Denise
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Kids enjoyed doing watercolors with Megan and both reported back enthusiastically that they loved the teacher :) The summer flowers look beautiful! Thanks Megan for your instruction - looking forward to our lessons."
Meg & Mal
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"If you’re looking for a professional, patient and kind art instructor for you or your kids, I highly recommend you to contact her. Thank you Sheida for all your efforts, I learned a lot from you."
Niusha
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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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!