Find a painting class in Des Plaines, IL

Find painting classes in Des Plaines, IL

Find painting classes in Des Plaines, IL

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Top 10 painting classes in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these Des Plaines painting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
INGRID'S ORIGINALS INC.

INGRID'S ORIGINALS INC.

New on Lessons
Serves Des Plaines, IL
I am passionate about teaching others how to achieve their 'personal best' in painting, and it is a thrill for me to see my students enter national competitions and get accepted. I have been selected as one of Chicago's BEST painting and drawing teachers for 2017 by EXPERTISE. As a former teacher and Reading Specialist, I can now apply those 'teaching skills' to what I enjoy most.....PAINTING and creating! I love to help students solve their problems with composition, design, color mixing, and other painting challenges that tend to appear during a painting class. It challenges me to push them further to become pleased with their creations a...
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more
Glenview School Of Arts

Glenview School Of Arts

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Beth G. says, "Instructor is very hands on. Patient. Flexible schedule for private lesson. Off to a great start!" Read more
Janet Trierweiler Visual Artist/Art Educator

Janet Trierweiler Visual Artist/Art Educator

5.0(3)
Offers online services
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Robyn H. says, "When I began taking classes with Janet, I had not been doing any art for several years, so was anxious. Janet is warm, nurturing and encouraging and immediately put me at ease. She has a wonderful, relaxed approach to art. She often brings in books on artists to show examples of their work to help explain different theories, techniques and approaches in abstract art. In a short amount of time, she has gotten me completely absorbed in art, and I am confident I will keep learning and growing by working with her. " Read more
Roberto Ferreyra Studio

Roberto Ferreyra Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Juan C. says, "professional and with great sense of humor" Read more
Kelli Art

Kelli Art

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Hi! I have been teaching are for over 25 years! I am passionate about creating and expressing yourself through Art. My expertise is guiding and encouraging my students to relax and let their artistic side come alive!
StellaART

StellaART

5.0(1)
33+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Charmaine W. says, "Outstanding business, great quality of art works." Read more
Insight Fine Art Studio

Insight Fine Art Studio

New on Lessons
Top Pro
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
We are a community art studio specializing in drawing and painting classs for children, teens and adults. At Insight, you'll get step by step instruction from a classically trained artist. Our mission is to give students the skills to draw and paint realistically, and express themselves effortlessly. We were named one of Chicago's best studios for painting and drawing instruction by Expertise.com. Join us for a class soon!
StudioUs

StudioUs

4.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Terry M. says, "Rachel is a good teacher " Read more
Rita's Art Therapy Studio

Rita's Art Therapy Studio

5.0(2)
3 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Michael P. says, "Thanks for the quick response and concise information. " Read more

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?

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  • 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 Des Plaines painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines area.
Carol B.
After working with Janet for over 6 months, I feel she is the perfect combination of artist and educator. Her understanding of technical skills, and the application of paint, brushes and canvas is obvious. Her knowledge of the history of art and her weekly discussions about individual master artists adds a richness to the material and exercises she suggests. But what I value most is her ability to understand that each student is a unique individual with their own directions, talents and potentials. She keeps an openess that brings out the best in us all.
Janet Trierweiler Visual Artist/Art Educator
Anastassiya T.
Great classes! Very professional
Rita's art therapy studio
Amy
Caring, kind, knowledgeable instructor who puts participants needs first.
Colleen Koziara * Mystical Willow Productions
Colleen A.
Renee really pushed me as an artist to explore myself, and different mediums I would have never experienced without her guidance. Not only does she provides the conversation and knowledge to expand your skills but the freedom to explore different mediums, and to make the crucial mistakes to discover what you really want to express. Without Renee I would have never discovered my passion for performance work without providing a context of the contemporary performance world, or my love for large oil paintings if she hadn’t bought a large canvas and invited me to just try. And it’s this broad range that makes her so valuable as a mentor. Renee helps her students transform just visual work into real art, which has meaning and emotion.
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