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Megan R.

58 Reviews
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Starting at $89
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

PRIVATE LESSONS I specialize in online painting and drawing lessons, I have taught over 500 students! I would love to share my passion for painting and drawing with you. During your custom lesson you will watch the easy to follow steps on my webcam and get real time feedback on your artwork, I

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Megan is an amazing teacher!
John D.
My girlfriend and I took a class from Megan as a birthday celebration. It was a ton of fun! Megan was very helpful and instructive, and tailored the class to our experience
Chana B.
We paid for two lessons. We still have not heard back from the instructor regarding our second lesson. It's been over a month. When we logged on for the lesson it said it didn't exist. Wondering why.

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Giuseppe B.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
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Giuseppe B.

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As my student you will learn very important basic to intermediate foundation knowledge of the painting process. This involves Color theory, canvas preparations (wood, Canvas and other substrate choices), Brush selections, Mediums and thinning, Paint storage and reusing. We will work on transferring ideas from still life or sketch to canvas. We will cover brush stroke effects, blending, highlighting and work processes for an efficient and most importantly fun workflow.

About Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. 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

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It's great to be taught by someone that loves what they do and that is Guiseppe! He was very enthusiastic about graffiti art and has helped me understand the fundamentals. I look forward to learning from him again.
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My 12 yr old daughter just had her first lesson. She said he teaches very well. He pauses to take questions and gives helpful feedback and suggestions.
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Roya M.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Teaching since 2008
  • 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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Eleanor M.
Roya speaks my artistic language! She is very direct yet empathetic. Her own curiosity and patience is evident in the way she teaches and I learned a ton in our very short first lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
JASMINE
Wonderful. Very patient and kind and a great teacher
steve B.
Loved it. Lots of basic questions answered!!! Perfecto, almost. A bit of a technical glitch on my end.
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Kathy S.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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, 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 lifes, 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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good patience and very nice to adjust the way to guide my little girl.
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Sandy K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sandy K.

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Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.

About Sandy

I believe in the power of art to change lives. I have been working as a professional artist for several decades and I love what I do. My work ranges from murals to intimate portraiture. My resume includes National Endowment for the Arts funded public art projects, solo exhibitions and museum shows

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Maria
Sandy is awesome
Elizabeth Jane A.
Sandy is encouraging, flexible, conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly-talented. She had the unique ability to meet me where I was at in my painting journey early on.
Katherine V.
Ms. Sandy is a wonderful instructor and has taught my daughter so much!
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Lauren W.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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'm the artist and creator of Explaurenart.com. I've taught over 250 lessons on this platform!! I have been involved in the arts for 8 years now! I graduated May 2020 from the College of Saint Benedict with a bachelors degree in Art and Psychology. One of my goals is to spread the th

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The average cost of 60-minute acrylic painting lessons is $87. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $134 per hour.
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"Sharon McNeil is a talented instructor. She is able to assist students in retaining crucial information regarding source of light, shadow placement and overall composition. She is skilled at color mixing. In our classes she set up large still life arrangements at the center of the room that were our focus. She provided painting demonstrations that helped put theory into action. A good teacher."
Nancy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Roya was great and very accomodating!"
Emily
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Simply amazing art teacher! She is skilled in her expertise and has the education and professional experience to back it up. Not only that, she knows exactly how to cultivate an aspiring artist with both technical skills and a caring hand. With Rita's help, you'll bloom right where you're at!"
Lydia
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Rita C.
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"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!"
Sue
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Keffie L.
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"I had the crazy idea of gifting to the girl I like a painting of her favorite flower. She lives in Shanghai and I was flying to over from New York. The problem was that I did not know how to paint. Because I had been so busy with work, I waited until last week before my flight to take lessons. Guiseppe guided me on how to approach my project and how to mix colors. Could not have done it without his instruction. Thank you."
Rodrigo Cortez
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"I made a last minute lesson with Megan as I panicked about a university project that I was in no way prepared for. She is a calming and professional energy that guides you along the first few movements. At the end of the class she summed up what the next steps would be, making sure to set me up for success. I will definitely be signing up again!"
Samantha
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Sondra is really well-versed in blending colors, laying out a composition, where to work freely and where to ficus on detail, etc. She's also able to explain things well, and to follow through with advice as things come up. Patient, too. Highly recommended!"
Phil
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sondra S.
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"Deepali was a great instructor. She was able to guide a group of 40 of us in a quick 30 minute paint session. She was patient, enthusiastic and extremely helpful!"
Peravina
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Deepali L.
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"Stephanie was amazing! We started with home lessons and then transferred to online. She was very good with my daughter, very efficient and timely."
Tracy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Sandy is encouraging, flexible, conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly-talented. She had the unique ability to meet me where I was at in my painting journey early on."
Elizabeth Jane
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sandy K.
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Private Acrylic Lessons Near You

Acrylic paints are one of the most dynamic types of media for painting. Depending on the substance used to dilute the paint (water, gels, or pastes), dried acrylic can mimic the finished look of watercolor, gouache painting, and even oil paints. This makes acrylic painting highly attractive to artists, as it limits the amount of supplies that need to be purchased, but not the number of possibilities. 

Acrylic paints are available in a variety of grades, designed for beginning to advanced artists. Whether you're just getting into painting or hoping to explore a new medium, learning to paint with acrylics is a great choice! 

Why Learn Acrylic Painting? 

Acrylics are one of the simplest and most accessible ways to start painting. This versatile medium can be used to create highly pigmented images, but also provides the ease of water-based clean-up. You can use acrylics to create realistic images or abstract paintings. They can also be applied to a variety of substrates, such as canvas, wood, plaster, and more. 

In addition, acrylics dry extremely fast. This makes them ideal for short sittings, such as acrylic painting classes. In an hour or even as little as thirty minutes, you can complete an entire painting with layers and all. 

The Best Way to Learn Acrylic Painting and What You'll Practice in Lessons

You can find free acrylic painting classes online, the best way to learn this versatile medium is by studying with a private acrylic painting teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't possible when studying in a larger class setting or watching online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome personal challenges and improve your technique, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private painting class is different. Private tutors customize each lesson to meet the student's needs, keeping in mind preferred learning styles, interests, and existing skills. For example, acrylic painting lessons for children differ greatly in terms of subject matter and teaching style from acrylic painting classes for adults. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and interested, while focusing on the styles of painting that interest you most. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Acrylic Painting

If you have little or no previous experience working with acrylic paints, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner acrylic painting, you'll develop a strong artistic foundation, as your teacher introduces you to all the acrylic painting basics you need to get started. In these lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the acrylic medium
  • Gather your supplies, learning what you need and how to use all your tools
  • How to set up a palette
  • Learn how to treat/prepare your surface
  • Introduction to mixing paint colors

Sample Curriculum Intermediate Acrylic Painting

If you're already familiar with the basics of acrylic painting, intermediate lessons will help you develop your skill and technique. In these lessons, your acrylic painting tutor will provide guidance, while challenging you to tackle increasingly complex subject matter. In intermediate acrylic painting, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn paint application techniques (dry brush, washing, stippling, splattering, etc.)
  • Study detailing to create more realistic images
  • Painting in perspective
  • Use color theory to create dynamic paintings
  • Considering composition and negative space

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Acrylic Painting

Advanced acrylic painting lessons are intended for students who already possess a high level of expertise when it comes to working with acrylic paints. In these private sessions, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional artist to further hone your skill and perfect your artistic techniques. Subjects studied in advanced lessons depends greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Work to develop your personal artistic style
  • Workshop paintings, ideas, and develop new techniques
  • Create an acrylic painting collection
  • Prepare for a gallery show
  • Learn about the business of art

How to Find an Acrylic Painting Teacher Near You

If you're ready to make masterpieces with acrylic paints, get a strong start by hiring a private acrylic painting tutor. Finding a teacher on TakeLessons is easy! With a quick search, you'll be directed to an extensive list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer private acrylic painting classes both online and in-person to students of all ages. Before you choose a teacher, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other art students to find a teacher who specializes in the style of painting and teaching that interests you most. 

The price of acrylic painting lessons varies, but most teacher charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors 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 your artistic abilities improve after the very first lesson!