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Average Cost of Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons is $69. 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 $217 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$40 average
$134
45-min $15
 
$54 average
$175
60-min $17
 
$69 average
$217

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 22% less expensive at $54, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $40.

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Painting Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Painting teachers

Hannah F.

San Diego, CA
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Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY
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Eli P.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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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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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!
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Jason December 14, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Hannah is great! I'm an older beginner and I thoroughly enjoy the lessons and look forward to continuing with her when this round of lessons is up!
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Peter R. September 7, 2018
· Piano · In home
Hannah is wonderful and very, very patient. Cannot wait for Lesson No. 2.

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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Sofia January 13, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe was excellent, thorough, patient and personable. Highly recommended!
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Jim January 4, 2019
· Photography · In home
Cool guy who knows his stuff and fixed all of my problems. :)
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Plamen December 29, 2018
· Drawing · Online
very fun and taught a lot of new stuff I didn't know even though it was only the first lesson!

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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.

Kathy S.

San Francisco, CA
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David L.

Reston, VA
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Roya M.

Richardson, TX
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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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Cora November 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Cora was very happy with her first lesson!
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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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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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Richardson, TX
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I love teaching. 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.

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Parri October 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it.
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Sadaf August 23, 2018
· Painting · In home
She is one the most heartfelt, knowledgeable teacher I've ever had! I have never been much of an artist but I've always had passion for it. She has challenged me, and pushed me to be a better artist than I have ever thought possible!
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mike August 22, 2018
· Abstract Painting · In studio
The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had.

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