Find a painting class in Cincinnati, OH

Find painting classes in Cincinnati, OH

Find painting classes in Cincinnati, OH

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Top 10 painting classes in Cincinnati, OH

Students agree: these Cincinnati painting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Alison Shepard Studios

Alison Shepard Studios

6 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Gina S. says, "She is a great teacher!" Read more
Yes You Can Paint

Yes You Can Paint

Top Pro
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Trina M. says, "Excellent teacher. " Read more


New on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
I have been a lifelong painter, starting lessons in 5th grade. I painted as a hobby for many years while engaged in an engineering career. When I retired from that role, I went back to Thomas More College and got an Associate of Arts degree. I have also participated in many workshops led by leading nationally know artists. I have taught art to school children for 10 years and have led some workshops in plein air painting. View some of my work on my web site I am prepared to share my experience and guide others to develop their own approach to painting....
Elliott Jordan Studio/Gallery

Elliott Jordan Studio/Gallery

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
I love to paint as well as teach others.i have a masters degree in art education. I have taught in the public school system for over twenty five years. I have taught community education for the University of Kentucky and Transylvania College. I have over forty years experience teaching private lessons to adults and children. While teaching for Cincinnati Public Schools i received the “Going The Extra Mile Award”. My favorite quote is , Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom....
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Cincinnati, OH
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 Cincinnati painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Cincinnati area.
Daniel A.
I took one of Alison's painting classes and had a great time and learned so much. Her teaching style was fun and encouraging, while still being very impactful. She was well prepared for the class and the venue she chose made for a very eclectic, fashionable experience. Whether you are serious about becoming an artist or just looking for a way to have fun in a creative, artistic environment, I highly recommend taking one of Alison's classes.
Alison Shepard Studios
Dale C.
Gary was patient and knowledgeable. Twice I thought my painting was beyond repair, but Gary, with his calm demeanor, showed me that all was okay and how to take what I thought was a huge mistake and with a few brush strokes turn it into a thing of beauty. Gary truly showed me how much joy painting can bring to your life.
Yes You Can Paint
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
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