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Highly skilled painter that encourages students to draw, look closely and make at least three thumbnails sketches in vale’s before painting. She always takes gently with students, ask questions to be

J.M.W. (Oil Painting lessons with Sharon M.)

He took time to find out what I was interested in learning and answered all my questions. He gave a great demonstration too.

Crystal (Oil Painting lessons with Timothy K.)

Anthony is a fantastic teacher. He’s knowledgeable, patient and extremely effective and clear in his explanation of the painting process. Additionally, he is a gifted and excellent Artist. I absolutel

Armando (Oil Painting lessons with Anthony G.)

This was my first lesson after seeking a teacher in my area for years. What a great surprise! Anthony is knowledgable, incredibly talented, kind and PATIENT with Senior folks like me. Couldn't be bet

Alex Guinevere Kern (Oil Painting lessons with Anthony G.)

Oil Painting Lessons

If you’re looking for oil painting lessons teachers, including both online and in-person lessons, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons we’ve got a selection of the best instructors available today, all of whom can help take your oil painting skills to the next level.

Oil painting is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful types of art in existence today. Its roots trace back deep into European history, where it flowered as an art form and became the celebrated achievement it is today. Before that, though, the first known oil paintings were completed in 700 AD in Afghanistan by Buddhist artists.

Oil painting consists of painting with pigments, with a medium of drying oil used as a binder. It is commonly used to paint on wood panels or canvases. Because oil painting requires that each layer dry before adding a new coat, the art form necessitates a good deal of patience and skill. That means a good teacher, one that can teach you the little details that come into play with oil painting, is very important.

TakeLessons offers some of the best online oil painting lessons available today. Our lessons are taught by experienced artists with years of experience in both painting and teaching fledgling artists. Sign up today for oil painting lessons that will assist you in achieving your goals!

Certified Oil Painting Teachers

Oil painting is famous for its rich colors and range of light and dark shades. At the same time, though, it is regarded as being more difficult to learn than other types of painting, such as watercolor.

Because of the complexity of oil painting, and its barrier to entry, it’s important to have a good tutor by your side. The oil painting teachers at TakeLessons are able to take the process of oil painting and make it easy to follow. We have tutors with backgrounds as working artists, and who can teach as much about the business as the art form.

TakeLessons makes it easy to pick your teacher, read through past reviews, and figure out your lesson schedule for your own private oil painting lessons. We have a teacher that will work for any budget. Although there are varying prices for our oil painting teachers, the average price for a 60-minute lesson comes out to about $68.

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Oil Painting Lessons for All Ages

TakeLessons offers different types of lessons for different types of learners. Age can be a big factor when learning a new art form, changing the types of lessons that can be most engaging and influencing the goals that you might have as a student.

Our platform has some of the best online oil painting lessons to fit any age or learning level, including adults, teenagers, and even young children. The teachers at TakeLessons can easily adjust to any lesson needs you or your kids have, crafting a road map for your learning journey and taking your skills to the next level in the process.

Sign up today for oil painting lessons for kids, adults, and everything in between. Our private lessons are easy to book, affordable, and effective. No matter your goals, we promise we have a lesson for you.

Oil Painting Lessons for All Levels

TakeLessons offers oil painting Lessons for all skill levels. Our oil painting lessons for beginners will help you build the fundamentals necessary to start outlining your art works, mixing colors, and finishing your first painting. For advanced learners, our teachers can help coach you in becoming a professional artist, and taking your skills to new heights.

In the process of booking your oil painting tutor, you’ll let them know where your skill level is at and what your learning goals are. Then your oil painting tutor can figure out the best approach for your learning journey.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced oil painter, signing up for a lesson with our oil painting teachers means you’re committing to taking your skills to the next level. Whatever your goals are, TakeLessons can help you achieve them. Upgrade your oil painting skills by signing up today!

Oil Painting Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Oil Painting Lessons

  • Planning your work
  • Outlining a painting
  • Mixing colors
  • Oil painting basics
  • Underpainting
  • Oil painting history

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Oil Painting Lessons

  • Crafting a personal style
  • Advanced oil colors
  • Glazing
  • Impasto
  • Oil painting history

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Oil Painting Lessons

  • Mastering chiaroscuro and other techniques
  • Upgrading your color technique
  • Light and dark contrast
  • Showing your work
  • Painting for clients

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TakeLessons is one of the best websites to access oil painting lessons for both online and in-person students. Feel free to browse through our list of oil painting teachers, find a plan that works for you, and start working on making art you can be proud of. We know signing up is a big commitment, which is why we back up all our lessons with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We can’t wait to meet you!


How do I learn to oil paint?

You can learn to oil paint by buying all the equipment, learning some basic information, then start incorporating some of the basic techniques into your painting approach. Without guidance, though, this process can be easier said than done. As with many other art forms, oil painting takes a while to master, and you must patiently learn the techniques that turn a blank canvas into a beautiful painting. With the help of oil painting lessons teachers such as the ones at TakeLessons, you can make the learning process much easier on yourself.

Is oil painting difficult to learn?

Oil painting can be fairly difficult to learn. This is especially true when compared to watercolor or acrylic painting, which both have a different feel and process than oi painting. One of the hardest things to learn is how to use the solvents and mediums effectively, while also being patient enough to let your paint dry between layers. With a great teacher, though, oil painting can be much easier. That’s why taking consistent oil painting lessons is critical to learning how to be a great, and effective painter.

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