Find a painting class in Somerville, MA

Find painting classes in Somerville, MA

Find painting classes in Somerville, MA

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Find painting classes in Somerville, MA

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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 Somerville painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Somerville area.
Christine N.
I have been a student there for 3+ years now and highly recommend it. Art & Science are synergistic and enjoyable together for me. Alexandra Rozenman is an accomplished professional artist and also the best teacher I ever had-- patient, kind and open to new ideas. The school is very well organized and a vibrant community. Reasonable price, materials included. It was and still is a great finding.
Serena E.
Juliet is an incredible teacher! She is so down to earth, really knows how to focus on what needs to be improved on, and just overall was able to provide the guidance that I needed. I really appreciated all of her lessons and critiques, I feel like I grew as an artist with her. She's a very talented artist, and I feel like just being around someone who has been a professional artist for so long is such an awesome experience, because artists just see the world so much differently than anyone else! Plus she has a command over many different mediums. Had I been able to do art as a career, I would have continued working with Juliet. She's overall an amazing person, a fabulous artist, and a wonderful teacher. Her kind soul and ability to give me the exact teaching that I needed at the time were always appreciated. I'm happy I was able to be one of her students, even if it was somewhat brief! Thank you, Juliet! I truly am grateful for the time we spent together. Her teaching style can meet anyone's needs and you can grow as an artist with her too!
Lockwood Studios
Tiffany C.
Eddie Bruckner Fine Art
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