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Unleash your inner artist with a wide range of painting classes in Los Angeles. Learn techniques, explore different mediums, and create stunning works of art that will inspire and amaze.

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Watercolor 201 - Beginner (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the beauty of watercolor painting in this beginner-friendly course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your brush techniques, learn about color mixing, and create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring artists and those interested in illustration.

$160

4 sessions

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Water - Soluble Oils 401 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with delicious and non-toxic water-soluble oils. Learn brush techniques, color mixing, and traditional painting methods in this safe and environmentally friendly art class. Say yes to oil painting and explore a variety of styles and subject matter with Pastimes for a Lifetime.

$160

4 sessions

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Oil Pastel 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the vibrant world of oil pastels in this beginner-friendly course. Explore color theory, blending techniques, and the art of creating works that resemble oil paintings. Unleash your creativity with safe in-studio sessions at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

$160

4 sessions

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Painting with Acrylics 301 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the vibrant world of acrylic painting in this class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn techniques of the 20th-century masters and create your impressive works of art using acrylic paint. Unleash your creativity and explore different styles like impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract.

$160

4 sessions

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Weekly Oil Painting/Drawing (Adults & Teens)

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your creativity and learn the secrets of oil painting and drawing from professional artists at The Art Studio. From beginner to advanced, these classes offer a sanctuary for creating, socializing, and collaborating with fellow artists. Join us and discover the joy of bringing your artistic visions to life.

Watercolor 202 - Intermediate (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your watercolor skills to the next level with this intermediate class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn advanced brush and color layering techniques to create texture and tone, and discover how to create deeper, richer colors. Perfect for artists interested in fine art or illustration.

$160

4 sessions

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Weekly Sculpting (Adults & Teens)

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your creativity and bring your fantastical concepts to life through the art of sculpting. Join Rachel Chang in a studio class that caters to both beginners and advanced students, guiding them in working with water-based or oil-based clay. Develop your skills, discover the elements of art, and transform your ideas into reality.

Digital Drawing & Painting

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your creativity and embrace the world of digital artistry with our comprehensive course at The Art Studio. Discover the vast possibilities of digital drawing and painting as you learn essential techniques and explore various digital platforms. Join us on an inspiring journey where art meets technology and bring your imaginative visions to life.

$160

4 sessions

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Watercolor

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the captivating world of watercolor painting at The Art Studio. Join our expert instructors as they guide you through essential techniques and methods, helping you refine your skills and develop your own unique artistic style. Dive into a world of color, imagination, and self-expression, and bring your artistic visions to life with a splash of watercolor!

$200

4 sessions

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Life Model Drawing Sessions (Adults & Teens)

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your artistic talents in a supportive and collaborative environment with professional artists at The Art Studio's Life Model Drawing Sessions. Explore the elements of art, techniques, and mediums while working on small, medium, or large projects. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, this class offers a sanctuary for creating, socializing, and collaborating.

Weekly Drawing (Adults & Teens)

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Master the fundamentals of drawing in this course at The Art Studio. Strengthen your skills as a draftsman and learn the age-old tradition of drawing from the art masters. Discover composition, construction, shading, lighting, and more in this immersive class.

Painting with Watercolors

Los Angeles City College @ 6060 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of watercolor and unlock your creativity in this instructor-guided course at Los Angeles City College. Learn essential techniques such as color theory, composition, brush strokes, and blending to create stunning watercolor paintings. Level 2 is recommended for students with prior watercolor experience.

$85

5 sessions

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Chalk Pastel 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Explore the beauty and versatility of chalk pastels in this intermediate-level class. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while creating stunning scenery, still life, and portrait pieces. Perfect for the artist who enjoys the combination of art and science.

$160

4 sessions

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Painting for Adults

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Explore the world of color and composition in two and three-dimensional design with this art class at Los Angeles City College. Dive into charcoal stick painting techniques and use acrylics to create still life, flowers, and landscapes. Develop your observational and visual thinking skills while showcasing your artistic expression.

$75

5 sessions

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Studio Lighting: The Next Steps

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Take your studio lighting skills to the next level with this advanced course at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Learn how to create drama, mood, and your unique lighting design using specialized equipment and techniques. Develop your own style and enhance your imagery as you progress through hands-on exercises and receive expert guidance.

$1,355

8 sessions

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Paint + Sip: Creative Night

Brushstrokes + Beverages™ @ 501 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA

Unleash your creativity and paint whatever you want at Brushstrokes + Beverages™ Studio Location in Long Beach, CA. Receive individual guidance and attention as you create your masterpiece during this two-hour event. All materials are included!

Paint Anything

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Discover the exhilarating world of painting in this dynamic course at Santa Monica College. Delve into various painting mediums and techniques, exploring new methods each week. Join a vibrant community of artists and unleash your creativity with fun and unconventional materials.

$118

4 sessions

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Paint + Sip: Crashing Waves

Brushstrokes + Beverages™ @ 501 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA

Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in a relaxing painting experience inspired by the mesmerizing beauty of crashing waves. Join us for a unique artistic journey where you can sip on your favorite beverage while learning to create stunning ocean-themed masterpieces. Let the soothing sounds of waves and the stroke of your brush guide you in this tranquil painting session.

Paint + Sip: Spring Daisies

Brushstrokes + Beverages™ @ 501 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA

Unleash your creativity and explore the beauty of spring blossoms in a relaxing and artistic setting. Join us for a delightful experience where you can paint your floral masterpiece while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Embrace the floral charm and let your inner artist bloom with every brushstroke.

Spinning Experience (Abstract Painting)

Shot of Art @ 801 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA

Learn hand-spinning techniques and skills that will unleash your inner artist and inspire your imagination. Join us for a journey of discovery in the world of spinning and crafting.

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Reviews for Painting Classes in Los Angeles

Painting Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.3 stars based on 1,383 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Painting with Watercolors

    Reviewed by LISA B. on 7/18/2023
    Israel is a great teacher. He is very diplomatic, and I like that he teaches the basics and doesn't give too much information to beginners, so they don't get too confused. I have learned a lot from this class as well as his Urban Sketching class. I will definitely continue taking classes taught by him.
  • Painting with Watercolors

    Reviewed by ANN H. on 5/1/2023
    I love taking this water color class. Israel is the best teacher. He's patient, encouraging. This was the second class I've taken with him and will take more in the months to come.
  • Weekly Sculpting (Adults & Teens)

    Reviewed by Aaron L. on 4/24/2023
    It was great I learned new skills and will continue to go
  • Life Model Drawing Sessions (Adults & Teens)

    Reviewed by Sharon A. on 12/21/2022
    My son and I took Denise’s class together as one of our holiday outings. The class was great! It was his first life model class and everyone made him, and me, feel welcomed and encouraged. We’ll definitely take another of Denise’s classes.
  • Painting with Watercolors

    Reviewed by Dana B. on 2/28/2022
    What a great class and a wonderful teacher. 10/10 recommend!
  • Paint Anything

    Reviewed by Jennifer S. on 2/2/2020
    Teacher is very knowledgeable. 4 weeks is too short of a class and I will definitely try and take it again when class is 6 weeks long. You can take this class over and over and still learn something new
  • Paint + Sip: Creative Night

    Anonymous review on 3/23/2019
    Loved the creative night! Helpful instructors and chill vibe :) Great way to spend your Saturday night!
  • Paint + Sip: Creative Night

    Reviewed by Mavi M. on 3/18/2019
    It was a great Creative Night! Gabby and Kiana were really helpful with ideas and showing us their amazing skills. I had a lot of fun, especially with all the encouragement going on (cos I can’t paint) lol.
  • Paint + Sip: Creative Night

    Anonymous review on 2/18/2019
    We had a great night! We definitely will come back!
  • Paint + Sip: Creative Night

    Reviewed by Kevin S. on 1/27/2019
    Very comfortable environment to be able to paint in public, awesome experience

Discover the Best Painting Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking for a way to express your creativity? Why not try learning painting? Painting is a method of artistic expression in which paint, pigment, color, or another medium is applied to a solid surface. The history of painting dates back over 42,000 years, to when nomadic people created paintings on rocky walls using charcoal. The most commonly used tool to apply paint is a brush, but other tools, such as knives, spatulas, sponges, and airbrushes can be used alone or in combination with brushes. “Painting” is a unique word since it can be used to describe the action that creates the end product, as well as the end product itself since both are referred to as “painting”. Any person of any age or ability level can learn to paint.

Why You Should Learn Painting in Los Angeles

If you are looking for a new hobby, learning painting in Los Angeles might be a great way for you to relieve the stresses of your everyday life, or simply give you something new and creative to do in your free time. Do you like creating something for another person as a gift? Painting is an excellent medium for that. Your next painting could end up being something that a loved one hangs in their home, and it is the perfect way to show you care on a special occasion. Let your mind wander and create something that you think they would enjoy.

Did you know that there is a large community of people in Los Angeles that love painting? These might be people who enjoy painting as a hobby, or even people who paint professionally. Once you have a basic understanding of how to paint, you may want to research local clubs, groups, events, or organizations where you can meet other people who like painting. Groups like this can offer you the opportunity to create a new social circle, both in-person and online.

Painting could also be your new side hustle, since being able to paint is a marketable skill. You could easily turn into a part-time job, or even a new job entirely. You have the option of selling your paintings through an online marketplace, or in-person at a craft fair near where you live. You could even begin taking commissions, where you create custom paintings based on the requests of your customers.

In-Person Painting Classes in Los Angeles

If you live in the Los Angeles area and you want to learn painting, you can attend Watercolor/Acrylic Painting at Water Media by Rea in the Van Nuys neighborhood. This class is designed for learners to have fun while they paint, and all skill levels can learn to paint in watercolor, acrylic, or both mediums. 

Beginner Acrylics is held at Ako Eyong in North Hollywood and is designed for absolute beginners as well as those who would like to brush up on their painting skills. This paint-along class explores the principles and theories behind each step before it is executed. 

Paint + Sip: Fireflies is a class at Brushstrokes + Beverages in Long Beach that includes all materials and is for any skill level. In this course, you will learn to paint a beautiful canvas filled with fireflies against a night sky.

Looking for a fast-paced and energetic course? Paint Anything is a beginner-level class offered at Santa Monica College that will show you how to use multiple painting mediums. Students will learn about a new method of painting in each of the four sessions.

Valley Art Brunch: Paint or Draw Nude Model is offered at The Gallery Girls in Woodland Hills. In this class, you will paint a nude female model in a four-hour pose, but you do have to bring your own art materials. Drinks, snacks, and music are all provided.

Ink & Gouache is a popular offering at Valley Art Workshop in Woodland Hills, and explores the versatility and convenience of gouache paints. This all-levels class will teach you study, composition, and how to experiment with the materials in combination.

At Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood, you can attend Painting for Adults. This five-session course gets you started in basic color charcoal stick painting techniques. You will receive step-by-step instructions on painting still life, flowers, and more.

California Cliffs is an all-levels course offered at Painting & Vino in Huntington Beach. In this class aimed at beginners, you will recreate a work of art while enjoying wine. Your instructor will guide you through each step so you can have a great time with this creative activity.

Painting with Watercolors is offered at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood. This course helps students gather the tools needed to express themselves through watercolor. Your instructor will guide you through step-by-step watercolor techniques, including basic color theory and composition brush strokes.

Virtual Painting Classes 

You can learn painting online as easily as you can in-person, and there are many virtual classes from which to choose. When you take an online painting class, you can gain the same knowledge of painting as you would at an in-person class from your instructor. Additionally, if you take a live online class, you will still get the real-time feedback from your instructor that you would at an in-person class. You need this type of feedback to learn painting in an easy and relaxing way. Just remember that if you choose to take an online painting class, you will most likely need to purchase your own materials, but your instructor should give you a list of what to buy.

Interested in online painting classes? CourseHorse has several options that you can pick from based on what type of painting you would like to master. For example, Beginner’s Intro to Watercolor Painting: Single Session is a class that explores the colorful world of watercolor painting. You will experience learning and fun in this relaxed group atmosphere while you discover your unique form of self-expression.

Experimenting With Watercolor Basics is offered online by the Evanston Art Center. This fun and creative approach to watercolor painting will help you get started in the media or enhance existing knowledge. You will learn many basic techniques and experiment with different aspects of watercolor painting.

Online Painting With Acrylics 301 is a virtual class for all levels in which you will learn the techniques of 20th-century painting masters. These include mixing colors and preparing your canvas for your work.

Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner is a beginner-level online class that is live online via Zoom. You will learn to work with watercolors and develop solid basic brush techniques. Additionally, some of the history of watercolor painting will be taught.

Online Oil Pastel 101 is a virtual class that teaches you about the creamy, easy-to-mix medium that is oil pastels. You will learn the basics of color theory and create unique projects using smooth blends and subtle applications of color.

Private Group Painting Classes in Los Angeles

Is your business or organization based in Los Angeles? Would you like to schedule a painting class as a fun team-building event? CourseHorse has painting classes for private groups in Los Angeles that they can deliver to you. To give you an idea of what to expect from one of these courses, Virtual Watercolor Workshop (Materials Included) will take up to 225 participants and all materials are included in the cost of the class. Your group will learn techniques to create an abstract painting in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. Virtual Acrylic Painting (Materials Included) is designed for up to 500 participants per course and all materials are included. This class instructs your group on how to create a painting on canvas. While you will all be working on the same painting, the end products will be unique to each artist. And Virtual Watercolor Georgia O’Keeffe (Materials Included) takes up to 225 people at one time and includes all the materials you need to learn. This class will teach your group about legendary watercolor artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and in the process of painting, you will learn her techniques.

If you do not see a group class that interests you listed publicly on their website, CourseHorse can provide a different class for your group. Reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about all available options. When you book with CourseHorse, it is important to remember that you get a multitude of benefits, including the ability to change your group size after booking if necessary. You will also receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your booking, and there are no extra booking fees. Finally, CourseHorse private group classes are supported on multiple platforms, so everyone can join in on the fun no matter where they are.

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