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Average Cost of Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $300 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$42 average
$177
45-min $19
 
$58 average
$260
60-min $20
 
$73 average
$300

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 21% less expensive at $58, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $42.

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Painting Lesson Reviews from Students

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Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY
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Megan R.

Topanga, CA
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Jamaica Plain, MA
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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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Tyler October 11, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Definitely knows what he's talking about!
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Rodrigo Cortez September 1, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In home
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.
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Joey June 12, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
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.

About Megan R.

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Topanga, CA
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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.

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Vivienne V. October 30, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In home
Megan is a fabulous teacher, dedicated to helping us explore and learn her art and the nuances of painting. She also has a very pleasant and sweet disposition - something that makes 4 self-critical new painters more at ease with the process.
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Nancy October 12, 2018
· Oil Painting · In home
Megan is very patient, easy going and super talented. The perfect instructor. I am an amateur and learned so much in just one lesson. Definitely booking more appointments.
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Leanne H. June 5, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Megan certainly tailored the lesson to my personal goals. She is very gentle and patient as well as skilled as an artist and as a teacher.

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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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.
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Miley February 4, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Eli is fantastic and has a great rapport with kids. He seems incredibly knowledgeable, very response, nice and funny, and currently teaches in an amazing artists space. He challenged my daughter outside of her normal comfort zone in a super fun way and she immediately asked for more lessons after the initial trial. Will definitely continue with more lessons.

Amber R.

Brewton, AL
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Kathy S.

San Francisco, CA
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David L.

Reston, VA
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About Amber R.

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I have taught acrylic painting to large groups, and can walk you through a painting in a similar fashion!

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Judith September 21, 2018
· Drawing · Online
I can not say enough good about my lessons with Amber,she is very professional and knowledgeable about drawing and I suspect among other things.I will certainly be calling her again and I highly recommend her services. Thank you very much again Amber.
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Lisa B. August 7, 2018
· Drawing · Online
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Mina H. June 28, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Amber is very talented! I wanted to learn to draw people realistically and before I started learning from Amber, I did not use charcoal much. Amber specifically targets the lessons and will help you reach your goals. I feel much more comfortable with charcoal. It feels good to have a finished product by the end of the lesson and to be proud of your work. Amber is talented also in teaching and has a very kind personality. I look forward to our lessons.

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San Francisco, CA

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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. We 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!

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Melanie June 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Kathy was wonderful working with my son and really took the time to get to know him and his personal intetests. She then patiently guided him through some if the essentials of drawing while incorporating subject matter that would inspire and motivate him. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for personalized and knowledgeable instruction.
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giulia May 14, 2018
· Painting · In home
Absolutely great teacher :)
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Lauren April 4, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · In home
Lesson was really fun and we got farther than I expected to in the first session! Kathy was prompt, polite, and professional. Thanks so much!

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Reston, VA

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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.

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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor.
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Carol L. May 16, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.

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