Find a painting class in Portland, OR

Find painting classes in Portland, OR

Find painting classes in Portland, OR

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Top 10 painting classes in Portland, OR

Students agree: these Portland 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
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Portland, OR
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Antenna Artistry

Antenna Artistry

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I think that this site is probably full of shit and more than likely will be bankrupt soon. If anyone really looking to become something better good for them, I'd help them, but for now I would just like my money back. Every moment of this life is a blessing, I enjoy everything every day.
Angel Of Billiards - Jackie Karol - Professional Certified Instructor & National Champion

Angel Of Billiards - Jackie Karol - Professional Certified Instructor & National Champion

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Kara C. says, "Jackie is amazing! I learned so much in my first lesson. She is so experienced, patient and encouraging. I will be scheduling a second lesson soon!" Read more
Catherine Bede Gallery

Catherine Bede Gallery

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Selected for the 2017 Best of Hillsboro Award in the Art Gallery category, Catherine Bede Gallery represents a select group of local artists working in a wide variety of media including watercolor, pen & ink charcoal, oil, acrylic, mixed media and sculpture. Our participating artists also offer group annd private art classes in a wide variety of media and creative techniques. Visit our classes page at https://catherinebedegallery.com
Zariart Airbrushing

Zariart Airbrushing

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Portland, OR
El Z. says, "Damian is an amazing teacher! I have some experience with painting but didnt feel confident with anatomy or how to find my own style in my work. In a few sessions I was doing own thing rather than copying and Feeling much more confidence about doing my own projects." Read more
Grace Art Lessons

Grace Art Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Portland, OR
David B. says, "Excellent teacher...highly recommend!" Read more
Munta Magic

Munta Magic

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
My name is Munta Eric Mpwo, originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo. My family and I moved to the United States in 1989 at the age of nine. I had no understanding of art or about how art is made at that time. My first introduction to art was cartoons on the television. Cartoons such as The Adventures of TinTin and Looney Toons really caught my attention. This heavily influenced my artistic vision and aesthetic. Cartoons have also altered the way I view the World due to the fact that I never saw a character that looked like me. Break dancing and hip-hop also had a huge impact in my life because I felt like a lost angry kid without a p
Brooke Paints

Brooke Paints

5.0Exceptional(5)
Top Pro
5 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I am an artist classically trained in realism techniques from France and Italy. I have a BA in studio art from UCSD and have been teaching group classes and private lessons (from beginners to advanced) for 8+ years. I help artists develop their own, unique voice and guide them in their artistic pursuits. I enjoy working with amateurs or beginners, because they have no preconceived notions of how things should be done. However, I've helped artists of all skill levels and offer focused, more advanced classes on color theory, portrait painting, plein air landscapes, etc. If you've been struggling with a painting at home, I'd be happy to help yo...
The Joy Of Art

The Joy Of Art

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Portland, OR
Finding out how the student learns. Show them various styles and help them decide what they would like to work within. Helping someone to learn how to get into the zone. Working to show them things they haven’t been seeing because seeing everything differently is a constant joy. Learning to draw what you see not what you know. And how to mix colors of the same value to harmonize whether they are really there or not. In composition how to site your area of interest and deal with negative spaces...
LakeStar Studio

LakeStar Studio

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I teach art to all ages, year round. I offer classes and workshops that provide students with a wide variety of art mediums and materials. My studio is truly a creative environment that inspires the artist in all of us.

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 Portland painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Portland 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
Erick R.
It’s a pleasure to work with classicly trained artist who understand the interaction of light and paint. She uses her knowledge to guide her students and finding their passion. This is helped me bring to life my art and creation.
Brooke Paints
Angie B.
I took a hoop earring class, Tiffany did a great job at explaining the technique to the whole class, then branching off and helping those individuals who needed further direction. The class was clean, organized and fun. I am excited to take another class with Tiffany!!
Tiffany Anne Jewelry
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