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Anthony G.

23 Reviews
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Starting at HK$585.09
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Anthony G.

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Whatever your skill level, however fast or slow you want to go, I want to help you to become a better artist and enjoy it while you’re learning! What we cover in your lesson will be determined by your level of expertise. Oil paint is my forte, as I have been painting with it for 30 years. If you are just starting out with oils, we will discuss some important things to understand about the colors, mediums, how to set up your palette and some different ways of applying paint, etc. If you already have some experience with oil painting, we will pick up with whatever areas you would like to improve on. If you are interested in painting the human figure or portraits in particular, we can discuss some important ways to go about painting flesh tones. There are also some little known tips I want to tell you about that will be useful to artists of any skill level!

I will share with you any suggestions that I have for technique or different ways of approaching your painting that may help you ...

About Anthony

I want to help you make huge leaps in your skills to become a better artist than you even thought was possible! Whatever you want to create, you can do it! Private lessons can save a lot of time and keep you on the right path for your personal individual needs, where ever you are on your way to bec

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Anthony is very knowledgeable, patient, and articulate -- just what I was looking for in a teacher.
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David Z.

8 Reviews
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Starting at HK$460.27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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• Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork.
• Confer with clients and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.
• Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages.
• Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community:
o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop
o Watercolor Workshop
o Acrylic Painting Workshop
o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop
o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop
o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend”

• Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele
• Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including:
o Art Show- Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, 5-28-2017
• Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork

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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Megan R.

72 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$616.29
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Megan R.

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Learn beginner or advance techniques in painting. I have taught over 500 students how to paint. 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!

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!
Hani
Sandy C.
I loved it it was challenging
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Deron C.

17 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2003
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Deron C.

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Learn how to unlock your creative potential and release the artist inside you while also learning how to paint.

Deron C. has been exploring painting for over 20 years and has been teaching others how to express themselves creatively with it for over 10. He will lead you through a creative process that encourages creativity and allows painting students the freedom to paint in an intuitive way. Paint what you see whether the reference material is a photograph or a three-dimensional still life.

If you've never painted before, Deron will guide you through the basics of painting, color theory, and the elements and principles of design while helping you exercise and strengthen your creativity.

If you are a painter that needs a little advice or direction TakeLessons.com instructor Deron C. will help you evaluate your work, answer your questions and provide guidance to get you on the right track.

About Deron

I am a San Diego native and have shown my paintings extensively throughout San Diego. It wasn't until several years after I graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, that I really tried to show my work in galleries. Most recently, my work has been in shows at Project X Gallery, The

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Paul D.
Great teacher! Excellent, patience, very helpful!
Amanda G.
Deron helped me simplify my technique so painting will be enjoyable and I will be so much better at it! I am thrilled
Kai C.
Deron was wonderful to work with and very communicative. My son enjoyed his art lesson.
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Joe B.

73 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$585.09
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students Male: 3 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe B.

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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.

About Joe

Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image

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Suzie Q
Very talented and thorough. Gained a lot after just 1 session. Highly recommend joe! :)
Brison
Very thorough and easy to understand explanations. My son learned a lot!
Justine
BEST, most inspiring class EVERRR!!! I learned sooo much and loved the experience! cant wait until next time! Thank you thank you thank you! :)
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John S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at HK$780.12
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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John S.

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I am a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, and works that have been displayed at the MoMa in New York, the Museum of African American Culture in Houston, TIME Magazine, and more. Our painting lessons will be specifically tailored to you and your personal goals, while also maintaining a flexible structure. I find most painting teaching to be much too limiting, and while our lessons will go over traditional techniques, we will most importantly be finding your personal style and strengths! We will uncover the importance of color weight, color balance, general color theory, learn many different painting techniques, learn how to paint from life, how to paint hyper-realistically, and much more. In addition, we will go over helpful physical tools that i've found instantly make me a better artist. After the basics are covered, we will be studying master works, both traditional and contemporary, and copying these pieces to learn new techniques. I believe everyone has ...

About John

Hello! I am a professional artist who has exhibited in many galleries and museums, publications and more all over the country. I have received both the Pullock-Krasner grant and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for my artistic ability. My work includes drawing, painting, printmaking, a

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Safari
John is an amazing teacher! Before our session john laid out a lesson plan catered to my needs. When we hopped into the zoom meeting the setting was very comfortable and open. I had many mind-blowing moments during our lesson where john taught me techniques I’ve never seen before (trust i’ve done a lot of digging on youtube). I left the lesson feeling instantly inspired and ready to practice what I learned. 10000000% worth it and I will be coming back for another lesson.

ps. even went over our time to make sure I grasped a technique + recorded and was sent our session. Very thoughtful instructor.

*** for anyone looking for painting based drawing lessons... this is the instructor for you.
Suzie Q
Omg! John is beyond what I had expected in painting lessons! Very clear, thorough and extremely patient!!! Encouraging and inspiring!!! He has a way of showing me colors and values that literally blew my mind. I’ve had only a few lessons with him and I asked my boyfriend to please buy me more for my holiday gift. He is way underpriced for the artistic and instructional skill level he has! Has such an aura of humility that makes me not be intimidated and I’m comfortable to ask questions without fear of embarrassment. I look forward to many more lessons from him. I highly highly highly recommend John!!!
Tim
I am a relatively experienced artist but John has given eye opening instruction in just our two sessions already. I left both lessons feeling like I had a months worth of schooling, and it was stress free. Highly Recommended!

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Average Cost of Painting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute painting lessons is HK$748.91. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$273.04 and HK$1,599.24 per hour.
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"Allison was an amazing teacher! I just recently started painting for myself but I didn’t know what I was doing! After taking a few classes with Allison, I have a whole new understanding of painting and being creative! She has helped me improve my composition and has helped me look my art in a new way. I 100% recommend taking classes with Allison, she is a true gem!"
Taylor
Took Painting lessons from Allison R.
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"She is very descriptive and is very good at teaching how to blend paint and use various techniques to master painting. I look forward every week to my lessons!"
Trina
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"One of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. Made it super easy for someone who doesn’t paint very often and made me want to continue taking classes and getting better. What a great time!"
Henry Collins
Took Painting lessons from Carrie B.
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"Teacher was really nice, we painted together and spoke about the therapeutic effects painting has."
Jennifer
Took Painting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"It was great! Deron had me pick out a subject and send him the image ahead of time. He had it printed out and ready to go when I got there, along with the paint colors, brushes and everything. Very impressed with his organization. He went at just the right speed for me and we actually made good progress. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!"
Nancy
Took Painting lessons from Deron C.
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"Mr. Ohashi is a creative and patient art instructor. His classes are enjoyable and he is intuitive in understanding a student's potential, and how best to communicate technique with consideration to a student's unique style. If I encounter an obstacle, he is able to quickly help me understand and demonstrate with fun examples. He makes art engaging and relaxing, and is knowledgeable about the art community in New York City.

I really love Mr. Ohashi's artistic style and feels fortunate to have attended several of his oil painting shows."
I-Chin
Took Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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"I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!"
Daniela
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Omg! John is beyond what I had expected in painting lessons! Very clear, thorough and extremely patient!!! Encouraging and inspiring!!! He has a way of showing me colors and values that literally blew my mind. I’ve had only a few lessons with him and I asked my boyfriend to please buy me more for my holiday gift. He is way underpriced for the artistic and instructional skill level he has! Has such an aura of humility that makes me not be intimidated and I’m comfortable to ask questions without fear of embarrassment. I look forward to many more lessons from him. I highly highly highly recommend John!!!"
Suzie Q
Took Painting lessons from John S.
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"I am so glad that I took this class with Mr. Atsushi. He has a friendly and welcoming attitude. In addition to that, he’s very patient. He gave precise and clear instructions which allowed me to feel competent and ultimately confident in my painting skills. I highly recommend Mr. Atsushi if you are seeking for an excellent art teacher!"
H. Borra
Took Painting lessons from Ohashi R.
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"John is an amazing teacher! Before our session john laid out a lesson plan catered to my needs. When we hopped into the zoom meeting the setting was very comfortable and open. I had many mind-blowing moments during our lesson where john taught me techniques I’ve never seen before (trust i’ve done a lot of digging on youtube). I left the lesson feeling instantly inspired and ready to practice what I learned. 10000000% worth it and I will be coming back for another lesson.

ps. even went over our time to make sure I grasped a technique + recorded and was sent our session. Very thoughtful instructor.

*** for anyone looking for painting based drawing lessons... this is the instructor for you."
Safari
Took Painting lessons from John S.
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Private Painting Lessons Near You

Everyone interested in art is familiar with at least a few of the great painters. They've heard names like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Salvadore Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keefe. With natural talent and/or formal training, you can learn to paint like the greats, too.

You don't, however, have to produce famous frescos or an infamous smile, like Mona Lisa's, to take great joy from painting. Every sort of painting is a fun, creative, and relaxing pursuit. There're guidelines to help you achieve your artistic goals, but no rules you absolutely have to follow. Painting gives an artist freedom. Whether you use a brush, stencils, or your fingers, painting will help you relax and express yourself.

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If you’re ready to receive the tools you need to create masterpieces of your own, then sign up for painting lessons near you today!

Why Learn to Paint?

There are far more benefits to learning to paint than just producing a beautiful masterpiece. For starters, experimenting with this art form can improve your creative abilities as you throw caution to the wind and think outside the box. What’s more, painting is quite therapeutic as it lets you release your emotions while you design. It has also been shown to help reduce stress, decrease pain, and even lower your blood pressure.

When you take painting lessons, you also receive the skills you need to create wonderful artwork that can bring joy to others. Perhaps you’ll discover you want to make a career out of painting, selling your artwork, or teaching workshops of your own. Whether you simply paint designs for yourself or gift them to your friends and family, the sky’s the limit once you learn to paint like a pro.

The Best Way to Learn How to Paint and What You'll Study in Painting Classes

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to take a class filled with other students. Maybe the teacher moves at a pace that is too quick for you or perhaps the other students are a distraction. Whatever the case, you don’t need to worry about that when you sign up for private painting lessons. You see, at TakeLessons, you get to study one-on-one with a painting tutor, who is 100% dedicated to you.

Your tutor will begin by assessing your skill sets and inquiring about your creative goals. Once your tutor has a better understanding of what you’d like to get out of your lessons, they’ll develop a customized lesson plan tailored to you.

The best part about private lessons is that each lesson is unique. For instance, painting lessons for kids will be much different than painting lessons for adults. Whether you are a beginner painter or a more advanced student, your painting tutor is committed to helping you achieve your artistic goals whatever they may be.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Painting

In beginner lessons, your painting tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Color theory
  • Creating a gray scale
  • Introduction to essential paintbrushes and the palette knife
  • Various paint application techniques and brushstrokes

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Painting

Your painting teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Become an expert in underpainting
  • Creating depth of field
  • Understanding light and shadow
  • Practicing with different subjects: landscape, still life, and models

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Painting

Topics studied in advanced painting depend on each student's interests and goals for lessons, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Refining your personal artistic style
  • Experimenting with unique substrates and other materials
  • Preparing a collection for an art show
  • Understanding the art business and working with galleries

How to Find a Painting Lessons Near You

Taking lessons shouldn’t be a hassle. That’s why we strive to provide convenient and affordable painting lessons for all our students. Here at TakeLessons, we feature a wide range of painting lessons near you, so you can easily connect with a tutor in your area. However, we also offer online painting lessons, which allow you to log on from anywhere in the world. This gives you the freedom to learn where and when works best for you!

To find a painting teacher near you, check out our listing. We feature an inventory of certified teachers with all kinds of backgrounds and experience. Read their profiles and check out reviews from their previous students. You can even contact them in advance to ask any questions and inquire about their schedules.

Once you settle on the ideal painting tutor for you, you’re ready to start learning. And to top it off, you can take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Learning a new skill has never been so convenient!