Find a painting class in Philadelphia, PA

Find painting classes in Philadelphia, PA

Find painting classes in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 painting classes in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, PA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher" Read more
EganPaint.com

EganPaint.com

5.0(2)
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer C. says, "I love her! She has taught me many techniques and my art improves every time I see her. I highly reccomend her to anyone regardless being a beginner or an amateur ♡" Read more
Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

Painting Lessons With A Classically Trained Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Karen M. says, "He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Rockdale Art Center

Rockdale Art Center

5.0Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Anonymous says, "Veronica batter was the highlight of my experience! " Read 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 Philadelphia, PA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Painting & Drawing Lessons

Painting & Drawing Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Painting and drawing are therapuetic for me and I love guiding others to be able to express themselves freely in their own art, finding their own artistic voice. I cater to the student's specific needs, goals, and skillset to help them grow as a unique artist. I enjoy exploring new concepts to communicate to the viewer through art. I enjoy creating pieces that might spark a conversation or challenge the mind.

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 Philadelphia painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia 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
Denise S.
Love it, best teacher for me. She inspires me, she wonderful , I wish my kids had an Art teacher like her.
EganPaint.com
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
J F.
Ms. Batter is extremely knowledgeable, talented, and personable. My kids love going there and creating collages, paintings, stepping stones, etc.
Rockdale Art Center
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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