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Average Cost of Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $17 and $167 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$43 average
$87
45-min $20
 
$60 average
$125
60-min $17
 
$74 average
$167

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute painting lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute painting lessons are 19% less expensive at $60, and 30-minute lessons cost 42% less at $43.

Curious how much painting lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best painting teachers .

Painting Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Painting instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Painting teachers

Hannah F.

San Diego, CA

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Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY

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Megan R.

Topanga, CA

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About Hannah F.

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San Diego, CA

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I've been teaching various painting mediums, styles, and subjects for the past 3 years: watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera, and finger paint. I teach composition along with color theory and mixing. Students have the freedom to choose their interests and subject matter.

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Ann M. May 16, 2019
· Piano · In home
My 12 year old, Jillian, has been taking at home piano lessons with Hannah for three months. Hannah quickly assessed Jillian skill set (she also takes guitar) and got her up and running on piano in no time. She is usually spot on with the music selections she picks for Jillian's ability and pre teen age. Hannah is always on time and has been gracious in facilitating any schedule changes.

Jillian has made good progress in piano, now if we could only get her to practice a bit more.
Thanks Hannah.
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Sara B. May 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Ms Hannah is wonderful! My son really enjoys having her as a teacher. She's pushed him to try new pieces of classical music that are challenging, but ones he recognizes and enjoys. Her love for music and the arts shines through and her students pick up on it. Thank you, Ms Hannah!
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Dawn December 17, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Hannah is very kind and patient with my seven year old. No matter how little she has practiced, Hannah doesn’t scold—she just supports my kiddo at her own pace. Hannah also puts together awesome recitals, most recently at an outdoor piano near the Hotel Del Coronado—such a great opportunity for her students to share with each other and the community all they are learning. Thanks Hannah!

About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY

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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.

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YUSI Z. June 1, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.
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Deborah May 27, 2019
· Photography · Online
Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!
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zinaldo wisinceky C. April 13, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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About Megan R.

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Topanga, CA
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Online art lessons are a great way to learn easily from where ever you are! You can also get feedback/advice on your art work by selecting a 30 minute critique. You will receive notes and step by step instructions during your art class. . If you would like some home work to help you improve quickly I can also send an email after class with instruction.

I have taught over 500 students how to paint and have the education and experience to help you. Each painting lesson is tailored to your interest and where you want to develop skill. My schooling background is in classical painting methods, 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.

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SHIJIE Z. May 3, 2019
· Painting · Online
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Jacob April 17, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Megan was engaging, genuine, and had an extremely well-prepared lesson for us to start with. I felt like I gained a lot of important perspective about art, in both a technical sense and regarding the mentality of creating art. Great teacher. Looking forward to another lesson.
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Roberta April 8, 2019
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!

Emilie C.

North Hollywood, CA

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Eli P.

Jamaica Plain, MA

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Eileen M.

Brooklyn, NY

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About Emilie C.

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North Hollywood, CA
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With 12+ years of experience, I have a long history of practicing visual art. Drawing and painting are some of my favorite practices, and I love helping others take what they see and express that through their own hands. Together we'll explore what it means to perceive and express through creative visual means!

About Eli P.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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

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Salomon May 21, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
VERY GOOD LESSON I LEARNED AND ITWAS STRESS FREE
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Ellis September 6, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Eli has been teaching my son (8) and he loves his drawing lessons! He helps teach techniques that we wanted to focus on and I have already seen an improvement. The lessons are fun while being instructive and Eli keeps my son engaged. Eli has been professional and has very good communication skills, we have had a great experience!
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Jacob N. August 6, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
My son had a great time and is excited about continuing.

About Eileen M.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I am a classically trainer realist oil painter with an MFA and years of experience. I have taught at several ateliers in NYC and internationally through the State Department’s Art In The Embassies programs. I break down the painting techniques of the Old Masters into easy to follow steps and cater the lessons to what the individual student is interested in pursuing. Also— I’m fun! Come paint with me!

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Asia June 9, 2019
· Painting · In studio
I’m really enjoying my lessons with Eileen. Painting is hard but she’s moving me along through the steps of learning how to do it. We’ve been working together for three months and i can’t believe how much my paintings have improved.
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Ben April 23, 2019
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I wanted to try something new and creative so I picked oil painting. Eileen’s lessons are fun and challenging, I feel like I’m making a lot of progress and I’ll never look at a cup and saucer the same way again! Sometimes during night lessons she even brings snacks.
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Catherine April 1, 2019
· Drawing · In studio
I am working on learning how to draw more realistically and Eileen has been a big help. I feel like each lesson is really carefully thought out to focus on the things I most need help with. Also I really like her studio

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