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Top 10 painting classes in Evanston, IL

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INGRID'S ORIGINALS INC.

INGRID'S ORIGINALS INC.

New on Lessons
Serves Evanston, 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 Evanston, 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
Chicago Fine Art Salon

Chicago Fine Art Salon

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Mabel C. says, "I was very pleased with my initial consultation with the talented instructor, Joe Sikora. I have been painting for many years and was looking for something like this, where I can improve my skills in a quiet environment. The hours are flexible, which I need, since I work full-time. The fees are also very reasonable, and I look forward to signing up for classes and to continue learning from someone with so much experience. " Read more
Janet Trierweiler Visual Artist/Art Educator

Janet Trierweiler Visual Artist/Art Educator

5.0(3)
Offers online services
Serves Evanston, 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
Coldforge Productions

Coldforge Productions

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
I am a LCPC (therapist). I have had art in galleries all over the world. I produce an annual art show for marginalized artists. I have worked as a college professor teaching graduate students.
Glenview School Of Arts

Glenview School Of Arts

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Beth G. says, "Instructor is very hands on. Patient. Flexible schedule for private lesson. Off to a great start!" Read more
Roberto Ferreyra Studio

Roberto Ferreyra Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Juan C. says, "professional and with great sense of humor" Read more
Steve Puttrich, Artist And Instructor

Steve Puttrich, Artist And Instructor

5.0Exceptional(11)
Top Pro
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Evanston, IL
Kathy M. says, "Steve is a great artist and very willing to share his techniques, tips, and secrets! He truly wants all of his students to produce the absolute best work they can. Steve encourages everyone to bring their own unique perspective to the creative process and to make a painting that is truly their own. He has a way of bringing out the best in every student. I really enjoy taking classes from Steve and highly recommend him. Great teacher!" Read more
Kurt Fondriest Art Lessons

Kurt Fondriest Art Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Hello, I'm a graduate of the school of the art Institute of Chicago. I earned my MFA in 1988. I'm a registered expressive art therapist at Misericordia Home in Chicago for individuals who live with various disabilities. I have been here for nearly 28 years. I have tutor people ranging from 6 yrs old to over 66 yrs of age. I have helped Individuals going to major in all styles and vocations of the art world. I have also been on juried shows committees. I show my work all over, mostly here in Chicago at The life force art center. I have my work in private collections world wide. I love paying it forward to young budding artists. I love my jo...
Aneliya Chalakova

Aneliya Chalakova

New on Lessons
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Aneliya Chalakova is a mixed-media Bulgarian artist based in Chicago. She is working in the mediums of painting, printing and weaving. Aneliya studied Fine Arts in Bulgaria and Communication Design in Chicago. She is the founder of Seventh Green Circle and the co-founder of bulgarkamagazine.com. Portfolio: www.bulgarianartabroad.com/aneliya-chalakova Her educational philosophy is based on the elements of art, music, creation, imagination, and innovation. She strives to understand the unique nature of humanity. Her classes cover working with line, painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, abstract art, printmaking, textile & clay. All mixe

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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

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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 Evanston painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Evanston 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
BO H.
Steve is so deeply passionate about his craft, which in and of itself is invigorating and motivational. I've know him for more than fifteen years and learned much from him about a broad range of topics in that time. But I've been blessed with the opportunity to sit with brush in hand for formal lessons on several occasions in the past couple years. I'm a career-long digital creative and comfortable with hand illustration and other analog media, but paint was something I'd not done in decades before joining Steve for a class at the Palette & Chisel – Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. Perhaps most importantly, Steve made me feel completely at ease and genuinely helped me find a passion for painting I didn't realize I had. In all sincerity, this would have remained dormant for another several decades if not for that first lesson (i.e., tipping point) with Steve. I highly recommend his lessons for my fellow beginners and Steve's fellow masters alike.
Steve Puttrich, Artist and Instructor
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.
Art Lessons Chicago
Amy
Caring, kind, knowledgeable instructor who puts participants needs first.
Colleen Koziara * Mystical Willow Productions
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