Find a painting class in Los Angeles, CA

Find painting classes in Los Angeles, CA

Find painting classes in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 painting classes in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles painting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Creative Connection In Painting & Drawing

Creative Connection In Painting & Drawing

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Prabhu B. says, "I really admired about the way to teaching about the drawing . highly recommended to everyone " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(3)
Offers online services
19 hires on Lessons
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Y. says, "Alfredo's instruction has been an enriching experience, going beyond the mere act of painting to impart a profound understanding of the world of art. He provided me with a wide range of reading materials, including numerous books on composition and an assortment of volumes dedicated to the intricacies of coloring. His classes are inspiring, igniting the passion within me to explore the multifaceted realms of art and painting." Read more
Larkgallery.com

Larkgallery.com

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Suzie M. says, "Just want to state once more how much i am a fan of your work, there is something deeply intense and critical in personal sensibilities and modalities of your  art works. Amidst a plethora of art, you manage to say something very different. And this is why i was so keen to work with you. " Read more
Buena Vision Art

Buena Vision Art

New on Lessons
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
My assistance stands out because I truly enjoy art & people and love bringing out the artist in every person. I am an experienced professional visual artist & arts instructor. I am an award winning visual artist & university arts instructor & I work with beginners to Advanced...no experience is necessary; my style of work is realism & I like Portraiture. I am trained in using many mediums from Basic Pencil, Water Color, Colored Pencils, Acrylics, Collaging, & more. I like having a message in my work that speaks to the viewer.
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Evie C. says, " He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction." Read more
Lance Richlin

Lance Richlin

5.0(4)
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Susan A. says, "Lance is Great. He really does help all levels. I’m glad I found him. " Read more
Rirartist

Rirartist

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
-This is a guide for absolute beginners looking to get started in painting. I've been painting and teaching since I've remember. - Drawing (portrait/ any subject) - Oil painting - Acrylic Instead of painting , you can help you improve memory, increase emotional intelligence, reduce stress, Self Esteem booster, Enhance creativity in art class. I'm here to help you why you take up painting and what you want to get out for it. Painting is not a way to spend your time and money. Art is a language to describe ourselves when we can't speak about our emotions. We realise that true creativity involves combining both fun and hard work. I'm so pro...
Visual Onus

Visual Onus

New on Lessons
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
What I will offer, if you want to learn to draw or paint a hand, a face, a figure , I can teach you how. If you want to learn how to draw or paint a picture digitally, I can teach you that also. What I hope to do is help people to find their unique voice, so they may then communicate it to others, and in many different ways. Every student I meet will have a syllabus (of sorts) that they receive after their intial session. The syllabus will t reflect their skill level and goals. I am a great believer that everyone is an Artist, because at it's core Art is a form of communication. When learning a new language, you start with alphabets, sente...
Paint The Streets

Paint The Streets

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
painting is something I discovered in my darkest days. It gave me a freedom that I had never experienced. Whether it be a hobby or something you want to do professionally, I’m here to help you make your art truly yours. I learned very slowly and I hated learning anything except how to actually paint stuff. So, that’s how I teach. I get right to the fun stuff because that's what keeps art fun and inspirational. Everything else follows as you start learning more about your style and artistic ability. This helps you become your own kind of artist...
McNamara Arts

McNamara Arts

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I teach adults and children

Your Painting Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do painting classes cost?

Painting classes cost $200 to $500 for a 5- to 10-week course, or $20 to $80 per person for a single session. Local, city-sponsored classes typically cost less than private lessons or college courses. Some painting classes offer discounts for friends, children, or other groups.

Some instructors include all materials in their prices, while others require that you buy some or all of them yourself. Online painting classes can be done anywhere and can be paused as needed without slowing anyone else down.

How long are painting classes?

Painting classes usually last 1 to 3 hours¸ depending on the age group, experience level, and location. Kids' classes are shorter than adult or college-level classes and are sometimes only available during certain hours of the day.

What kind of painting class is best for beginners?

Acrylic paint is best for beginners because it is easy to work with, easy to clean up, and dries quickly. Watercolor paint is also convenient and easy to clean up, but it is harder to work with and correct mistakes. Oil paints are best for beginner or intermediate painters with some experience.

Where can I take painting classes?

You can take painting classes from local rec centers, colleges, private instructors, and paint-and-sip shops. Paint-and-sip businesses provide materials and instructions for students to complete while socializing and drinking or eating.

What do I bring to painting classes?

Some classes provide all of the paint and supplies. Others do not, and you will have to buy your own. This may include any of the following:

  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Easel
  • Canvas
  • Apron

How do I hire a painting instructor?

Search our list of instructors, then:

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  • Explore reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Choose an experienced instructor.
  • Make sure there are enough openings for you and any friends or family members you bring.
  • Make sure you have the right supplies if applicable.
  • Avoid making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask painting instructors?

When looking for local painting classes, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been painting?
  • Do you allow walk-ins?
  • What type of paint would you recommend for my experience level?
  • What's your cancellation policy?
  • Do you have an age requirement?
  • How long are your classes?
  • Can I take my work home after class, or does it need to stay here to dry?
  • Will you give me an estimate and contract in writing?

Reviews for Los Angeles painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Alexandra W.
Christina is an excellent instructor, bringing her own insight to ground the lessons to make them accessible to all. She has an amazing sense of humor and her presence lends a confident air to all of her students.
Creative Connection in Painting & Drawing
Evie C.
He is fantastic! Works well with you and is super encouraging. I can’t wait to see how my art progresses with his instruction.
Painting Lessons With a Classically Trained Artist
Catherine R.
I loved the class. It was a beautiful natural setting. Very peaceful. The teacher, Lark was very sweet and helpful. I wasn't sure if I would like what I made, but in the end, I did. The other people who attended were also very nice and fun.…
Larkgallery.com
Karen M.
He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher
Painting Lessons With a Classically Trained Artist
Matthew B.
He is able to break almost every complex art related task down into reachable step-by-step exercises. It may seem formulaic at first, but that approach worked to quickly facilitate for me a solid understanding of perspective, figure drawing, portrait painting, and even sculpture. His critiques can seem brutally honest, but that’s an asset which also helped stimulate some rapid artistic growth for me.
Lance Richlin
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