Find a painting class in Cambridge, MA

Find painting classes in Cambridge, MA

Find painting classes in Cambridge, MA

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Top 10 painting classes in Cambridge, MA

Students agree: these Cambridge painting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
31 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
Eddie Bruckner Fine Art

Eddie Bruckner Fine Art

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Sheena P. says, "He gave my daughter a fantastic lesson on shadow and shade and use of coloring pencils" Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Polins Atelier

Polins Atelier

5.0Exceptional(6)
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Jeff F. says, "Jason is a wonderful and thoughtful teacher. His knowledge combined with his ability to communicate ideas is a rare combination. I would recommend anyone seeking to study drawing or painting to look no further than Jason." Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
KDowney Miller Studio

KDowney Miller Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
My teaching atelier stands out as I have 16 years of teaching experience throughout the New England area and Europe. I've taught in many institutions from colleges to art centers and museum schools. I teach teens, continuing education, college and seniors. I'm equally well versed in teaching abstraction and figurative painting. I teach drawing as well. The different kinds of painting mediums I teach are: oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic. During these Coronavirus times, I can teach through zoom and google meet. I enjoy working with people. Seeing them improve their drawing and painting skills and also seeing them notice their impr...
Brush & Paisley

Brush & Paisley

5.0Exceptional(5)
7+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Rashmi K. says, "Working with Brush & Paisley has been an excellent experience for me. I have enjoyed working with the instructor, Raksha Soni, who has motivated me to be my artistic best through her calm, relaxed, and encouraging manner. I would recommend Brush & Paisley to anyone who wants guidance and training in any form of artistic expression. " Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
19 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " 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?

Search our list of instructors, then:

  • Compare 3+ free estimates.
  • 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 Cambridge painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Cambridge area.
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
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
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
Tiffany C.
Eddie Bruckner Fine Art
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
Emilie M.
Jason was a wonderful teacher who took a hollistic approach to presenting his ideas and techniques about drawing and painting. His classroom sessions were very open, and he consistently challenged me throughout the semester, piquing my interest in drawing and the fine arts.
Polins Atelier
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
Monica M.
I have taken a few "paint-together" adult classes with Brush and Paisely under the guidance of Raksha Soni. I found it to be a very creative, relaxing and therapeutic experience. Raksha is a very talented, patient and thoughtful artist and teacher. She allowed each of the participants in the class to express their creativity and individuality while teaching them the techniques and painting tricks. Each of the participants left the session with a "masterpiece" and feeling very rewarded and with a feeling of time extremely well spent. I highly encourage others to participate in Brush and Paisely classes to express your inner artist and to let your creativity blossom under the tutelage of an excellent teacher!
Brush & Paisley
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