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Unleash your inner artist with a wide range of online painting classes. Master various painting techniques, express your creativity, and discover the joy of painting from the comfort of your own home.

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Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of watercolor painting with Online Watercolor 201. Learn essential techniques, color mixing, and brushstrokes to create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring fine artists, illustrators, and designers.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Painting with Acrylics 301

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of 20th-century masters with the Online Painting with Acrylics 301 course. Discover how to mix colors, prepare the canvas, and execute styles such as impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract. Take your painting skills to the next level with this flexible and vibrant medium.

(20) All levels 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Oil Pastel 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the world of oil pastels with this online art course. Unleash your creativity as you learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to create stunning works of art that resemble oil paintings. Perfect for beginners looking for a mess-free and vibrant medium.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Watercolor 202 - Intermediate

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

(20) All levels 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Acrylics Painting

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of acrylic painting in this captivating class. Immerse yourself in the world of colors and brushstrokes as you create your very own masterpiece under the guidance of a skilled and lively instructor. Unleash your creativity and unlock the secrets of professional painting techniques every week!

(10) All levels 21 and older
$65
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Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Discover the unique properties of watercolor as you observe still life, figures, or photographs in this engaging art class. Learn techniques of paint application and color formation, while receiving real-time feedback on your progress. Join now to explore the captivating world of watercolor painting.

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
$355

7 sessions

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Beginners Watercolor Painting Class Online: All Levels

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Ignite your creativity with online watercolor painting classes! Perfect for all levels, learn a variety of techniques from gradated washes to color mixing. Join a supportive community of artists and express your authentic self through vibrant watercolor creations.

(639) Beginner 18 and older
$79

2 sessions

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Portrait Painting

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Unlock the secrets of capturing the essence of a model through anatomy, proportion, and color-mixing. Embrace the challenge of painting different views of the head with live models, as you explore the art of portrait painting. Join us on this artistic journey and bring your portraits to life.

(1087) All levels 18 and older
$375

7 sessions

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Watercolor

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity with a hands-on tutorial that provides all the necessary materials for a 90-minute watercolor experience. Discover the joy of painting with a watercolor fan set, brushes, and high-quality paper, all included in this immersive workshop. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the beautiful world of watercolors!

(10) All levels 8 and older
$65
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Dare to Paint: Advanced Oil & Acrylic Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Discover your authentic artistic voice and explore advanced oil and acrylic painting techniques in this inspiring online class. Express yourself through painting and deepen your artistic journey with expert instruction and personalized feedback. Join a community of fellow artists and unleash your creativity in this popular fear-free NYC painting class.

(639) Advanced 18 and older
$149

2 sessions

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4 Week Session: Beginners Watercolor Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Ignite your inner artist with inspiring watercolor painting classes at NYC's #1-rated art studio. Learn a wide variety of techniques and explore landscape, still life, and abstraction. No experience necessary - this course is perfect for beginners!

(639) Beginner 18 and older
$99

4 sessions

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Small Towns in Watercolor

92nd Street Y

Learn how to render hidden gems like quaint stores, historic sites, and charming barns in watercolor with artist Wennie Huang as she guides you through the process working from reference photos and prompts.

(1087) All levels 18 and older
$165

3 sessions

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Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

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Learn the ancient art of Japanese ink painting from the comfort of your own home. Discover the therapeutic and contemplative nature of Sumi-e as you create beautiful and minimalist artwork using just a few essential materials. Join the class and unlock your creativity today!

(524) All levels 18 and older
$30
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+300 pts
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Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

This class provides personalized instruction from expert teaching artists in the beautiful and flexible medium of acrylic paint. Working from direct observation, you’ll learn to render what’s in front of you and create depth and luminosity as you explore the use of textures and different surfaces. Beginning with basic forms, the class progresses from still-lifes to the live model and covers perspective, value and tone as well as the basics of...

(1087) Beginner 18 and older
$285

7 sessions

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Fear-Free Beginners Acrylic Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of acrylic painting. Learn techniques, express yourself, and create beautiful artwork in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. Escape the every day and find your weekly oasis in this fear-free painting class.

(639) Beginner 18 and older
$149

4 sessions

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Watercolor Painting: Focus on Interiors

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Explore the captivating world of domestic interiors as you learn to master light and color in your watercolor paintings. Discover the secrets of perspective and proportion, while infusing your artwork with depth and atmosphere. Join Zach Seeger to unlock your creative potential.

(1087) All levels 18 and older
$415

7 sessions

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Intermediate Watercolor Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Deepen your practice of watercolor painting and express your creativity in this inspiring online class. Learn from top-notch professionals and connect with a supportive community of artists worldwide. Discover a wide variety of techniques and styles to enhance your skills and increase your artistic confidence.

(639) Intermediate 18 and older
$149

4 sessions

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Online Chalk Pastel 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Explore the delicate and versatile world of chalk pastels with an intermediate-level class that combines art and science. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while learning to mix and apply chalk pastels for various subject matters. Perfect for the artist who enjoys getting their hands dirty.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Painting with Gouache (All Levels)

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Expand your artistic skills and learn to create stunning compositions that showcase depth, texture, and atmosphere. Perfect for those with previous experience in gouache painting, this course at 92nd Street Y will enhance your color range, surface knowledge, and brush techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to take your gouache painting to the next level.

(1087) Intermediate 18 and older
$355

7 sessions

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+3550 pts
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Discover the Best Painting Classes Online

Have you ever wanted to learn painting, but you did not know where to begin? Any person of any age or ability level can learn to paint. The term “painting” is used to describe the action that creates the end product–both are referred to as “painting”. It dates back to prehistoric times, when nomadic people created paintings on rocky walls using charcoal. The oldest paintings discovered to date were recently unearthed in Spain, and are thought to be over 42,000 years old. Today, we define painting as a method of artistic expression in which paint, pigment, color, or another medium is applied to a solid surface. A brush is most commonly used to apply paint, but other tools, such as knives, spatulas, sponges, and airbrushes can be used alone or in combination with brushes.

Why You Should Learn Painting Online

Painting is an excellent hobby if you are looking for a way to relieve stress or want something to do during your free time. You may enjoy the part of painting that allows you to create something for another person as well. A special gift in the form of a painting that a loved one can hang in their home, for example, is the perfect way to show you care. It could be a painting of another loved one, or simply something that is meaningful to the person who will receive it.

You may not realize it now, but there is a large community of people who enjoy painting both casually and 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 be in-person as well as online and offer you the opportunity to create a new social circle.

Looking for your new side hustle? Painting is a marketable skill that you can turn into a part-time job, or even a new job entirely. Selling your paintings through an online marketplace, or in-person at a craft fair near where you live, are both options for spreading your creative joy around. You could even begin taking commissions, where you create custom paintings based upon the requests of your customers. 

Virtual Painting Classes 

The idea of taking an online painting class might be intimidating, but much like in-person painting classes, they have their pros and cons. One good thing about taking a virtual painting class is that you can attend the class from anywhere. This means you can work on your painting project at home, in your backyard, or even in a public space like a park. There is also no commute, so you save some time and money. The biggest con about taking an online painting class is that you generally have to supply your own materials and equipment.

Interested in online painting classes? CourseHorse has many options to choose from, so it should be easy to find something that will work for you. 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. 

Beginner Watercolor Online is a six-session course focused on botanicals, and you will learn to paint with luminous, sparkling watercolors. Enjoy acquiring new techniques and learning through fun activities that transition into studies and landscapes. 

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.

Painting the Natural World is another watercolors class that is perfect for all skill levels. In this class, you will learn to make expressive marks, mix colors, and apply water mindfully. It is recommended that you have at least basic knowledge of painting and watercolors to take this class.

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.

Color Mixing is a six-session class in which you will discover how to mix colors that accurately represent the world around you. You will make charts for permanent reference and then apply this knowledge as you paint flowers and leaves from live specimens.

Private Online Group Painting Classes

Thinking about scheduling a painting class as a fun team-building event for your business, or maybe as an outing for friends? CourseHorse offers painting classes for private groups online that they can deliver to you in a live online format. 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.

Online vs. In-Person Painting Classes

Learning painting online is a great way to get started with painting, especially if there are not any in-person painting classes in your area. You should gain the same knowledge of painting in an online class as you would at an in-person class, and 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. This type of feedback is critical to learning 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.

Can I Learn Painting for Free Online?

While formal training from an expert will help most people learn painting more efficiently, the short answer is yes, you can get started on your painting journey with online tutorials and videos, such as those found on YouTube. At the end of the day, though, if you want real-time feedback and a creative atmosphere in which to learn, you should enroll in a formal class.

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