Find a painting class in Pittsburgh, PA

Find painting classes in Pittsburgh, PA

Find painting classes in Pittsburgh, PA

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Top 10 painting classes in Pittsburgh, PA

Students agree: these Pittsburgh 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
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
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
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Karen M. says, " He is so knowledgeable and such an awesome teacher " Read more
Mauricia Malveaux

Mauricia Malveaux

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Dan K. says, "She is a great instructor — very helpful, knowledgeable and patient! I will definitely continue with my lessons with her." Read more
Cyberkyber Design Workshop

Cyberkyber Design Workshop

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Michelle O. says, "Ashley enthusiastically and sensitively taught us to carefully observe and then translate the work around us into representational drawings. Those skills are lifelong and carry me in my career even today. " Read more
Thomas Bigatel Studio

Thomas Bigatel Studio

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I have owned and operated my own art studio located on a seperate building on our property in Glenshaw, Pa for over 20 years. My main focus on 'teaching' art, painting, etc is to help students discover, enhance, enrich and develop their own personal creativity. By not overemphasizing 'techniques and standards' I want the artist to search inside themselves and give themselves permission to create from within themselves, what is unique to each individual. I have been an artist all of my life, at least as far back as I can remember. Drawing at an early age was instinctive to me, and I did it all the time. Then I discovered paint. And through sel...
Creation Art Studio

Creation Art Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I teach Life Drawing on Zoom and I have a Zoom Sunday afternoon studio for 2-D artists. I have taught at universities and museums. I exhibit my art in NYC and around the country. My paintings have won First Place Awards in National and International Art Competitions. Check out my work on Instagram at e.m.castonguay and www.CreationArtStudio.com I have taught Drawing and Painting to Pre-College,College,Graduates,and Adults from 30 to 85 years of age. My Zoom classes and in person classes (Pittsburgh) have artists from Beginner to highly Advanced. I am a professional but I am also nurturing so my artists strive to do their best and their growt...
Studio Eight15

Studio Eight15

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I am a Pittsburgh based artist who believes that positivity is key to a mindful existence, which is why I choose to project themes of positivity through vibrant colours and texture onto canvas. In 2017 I launched my art business Studio Eight15. My style has developed over the years, as I try new techniques, new types of paint and new brushes. Abstract landscape is probably where I am most comfortable. Artist Statement “I would best describe my work as expressive abstract. I work on mostly large scale canvas often incorporating other materials such as gold leaf. I paint intuitively, using bold colour and broad gestural marks alternating betwee...
Pittsburgh Artist Studio

Pittsburgh Artist Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I have been an artist since the age of 11 and I minored in art. I have been teaching I've 10 years I love to see people learn and express themselves through art

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 Pittsburgh painting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pittsburgh 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
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