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Eli P.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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Sandy K.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Suma Cum Laude, Painting from Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Teaching since 2001
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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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Ethan Z.
My son Ethan was set satisfied and would like to continue for more lessons with Sandy !
Seife T.
My first class with Sandy was very informative and helpful. I am looking forward to my next session.
Nora S.
The first session with Sandy went very well. She was able to ascertain quickly the level of my daughter's skill and determine a course of action that will take her to the next level of her art. We are excited to see the result of the remaining sessions.
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Megan R.

72 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Awarded The Edge of Realism from Abend Gallery
  • BFA Painting from Texas State University
  • 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

My background: When I'm not in my art studio creating oil paintings, I enjoy teaching others what I have learned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the fine art industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and

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Gary
Megan is an outstanding artist as I noted seeing her portfolio and some work she shared at the start of our lesson but a great teacher as well! Very positive, easy to understand, clear about next steps and gives homework to do on if you want to really dig in. Looking forward to the next session!
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I loved it it was challenging
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David Z.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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David Z.

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Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

I have been painting for several years and I have studied many techniques.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Roya M.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • 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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Lisa Hermanns
Roya is very encouraging and pleasant to work with!!!She picks wonderful lessons that address your interests and skill level. I look forward to improving my drawing skills and growing as a student of art!!!!
Andrew
She is very niice and patient.
Becky
She was just wonderful in showing me different techniques with each lesson.

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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 $40 and $125 per hour.
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"Talin is an incredible teacher. She taught my granddaughter, who had no painting experience, over Zoom and now my granddaughter is painting AMAZING things. She has only had 4 lessons and has learned so much that you would think that she was an adult who had been painting her whole life.

Talin is patient, enthusiastic and very talented and if there were a 100 star rating, that's what she deserves!!"
Rhoda
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Talin L.
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"Fastest 45 minutes ever because I had so much fun talking with Lauren while we worked on a painting. I can't wait to continue!"
Abby
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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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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"Lauren was great! she was extremely patient."
Dee
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Tabitha is absolutely great! My kids have been taking lessons from her for 2 years and at the end of every lesson, there is a great art piece created from each of my kid!"
E.J.
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"By far, the best instruction I ever had in acrylic painting!! Joe is so talented and easy to follow. He gave precise directions and took the time to explain every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)"
Jay
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Joe B.
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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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"Lauren is a great teacher I had my first lesson with her and I feel really hopeful about improving my painting skills. She is a keen listener, cooperative and very skillful.

Highly recommend :)"
Vendela
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!"
Roberta
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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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

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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!