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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your acrylic painting lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.

Sandy K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
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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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Evan age 7 and Hazel age 8 G.
More than an excellent art instructor who understands her students/ Sandy adds random teaching moments that enhance the studio experience.
Bob
Very good
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Megan R.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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

*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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SAUBHAGYA
Excellent lesson planning. Makes you feel comfortable in learning at any level. It was my first lesson and it felt like I have been taking lessons from her for quite some time. Good balance of theory and actual hands on work.
Jillian
Amazingly patient and brilliantly talented !!!
Julie
Thank you. The lesson was fun, informative and tailored to my specific needs. :)
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Eli P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
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Eli P.

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We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theme-ing, and more!

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private

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Gwen / Jeffrey T.
He's fantastic. My son, who is 8, loves the lessons and his drawing has improved immensely. Eli is a natural teacher and is really great with kids. Highly recommend.

We started with the lessons being in-home but have transitioned to online and those have been working out great too.
Leah F.
Super friendly and helpful!
Sean
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David L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • 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 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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Melissa
sometimes it may be inconvenient but in all it helps
Melissa
This lesson and techer were both AMAZING I hope to never stop and keep on drawing
Joey
Great first lesson. Tons learned about some of the challenges I have had with color mixing and setting up my paintings. Looking forward to applying it immediately.
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Giuseppe B.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
  • Teaching since 2005
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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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Loryn C.
Giuseppe received great feedback from my 16 year old daughter after the first lesson, and she wants to continue learning from him.
She is a tough critic, so this is high praise for Giuseppe. :)
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Paul
Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks
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Roya M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
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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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Charles (Chuck)
Roya is fantastic. Could not ask for a better instructor. Very good and caring. She has helped me with water colors, oils, and acrylics. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful artist, instructor, and friend.
Chuck
Emily F.
Roya was great and very accomodating!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing acrylic 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 acrylic 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 Acrylic Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute acrylic painting lessons is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $200 per hour.
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$49 average
60 min
$77 average

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"Hilda was awesome and worked out great goals for me. She taught slow and steady which was perfect. Thanks Hilda!"
Tracy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Hilda R.
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"Sharron was an awesome instructor!!! She was very professional. She showed up early to set up for my daughter's paint and sip party. Sharron gave very detailed descriptions to help guide the amateur artists. Everyone enjoyed the personal feedback that was given. Sharron made our party a huge success. I would definitely recommend her services."
Shanon
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"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!"
Heather
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Megan was very prepared. In one hour only she walked my daughter through creating an entire acrylic paint beach scene. My daughter enjoyed it very much."
Cecilia
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"This was my first time taking any kind of private art lesson and I am really glad to have gotten Giuseppe. He explains things in a very easy to understand way, and has no problem fielding questions, even if they stray from the immediate topic, which is great for my learning style. I will definitely book more lessons with Joe."
Joey
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Daniel is a great instructor! He works with you to better understand the fundamentals of how a painting is properly constructed. I enjoy his teachings and look forward to several more already booked!"
Scott
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"I'm just a moderately able artist. Andrea knew how to break down the process and make all of my projects better than I have ever done myself. She's the best!"
Sandy
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Andrea O.
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"Mayra was very helpful. She had a challenge with us because we we're weren't sure exactly what we wanted to learn. Mayra worked with us and demonstrated some new techniques and ideas based on where we already were as (very amateur) artists. She was helpful, very encouraging, and easy to work with. Thank you!"
Elena & Erik
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Mayra N.
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"Stephanie is incredible!! I came to her with damaged vocal chords and she trained and taught me how to sing properly. Amazing amazing teacher!!!!!!!"
Nicole
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Melissa is an awesome instructor. She let me take my time. Easy to work with. Very detailed, can't wait for my next class."
Sherry
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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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!