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Whether you've always been interested in art or have just recently decided that painting would be a fun hobby to try, some basic training in the art of painting can start you off in the right direction.

Start Your Painting Lessons With Learn and Master Today! Traditionally, painting lessons have been provided at a local college or art institute. They can cost hundreds of dollars for each painting session and are often scheduled at times that can be inconvenient to your schedule. Over time, this high cost and stressful scheduling can have a large impact on your ultimate desire to paint. Both the lack of flexibility and cost can push the dream of painting out of reality for many people.

Thankfully, there are cost effective and flexible alternatives to traditional painting lessons. Today, you can find paint lessons through the internet that will teach you how to paint, at your schedule and in the comfort of your own home.

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With these programs, you can proceed through the painting lessons at your own pace, and watch your talent develop over time at the schedule you choose. However, not all painting lesson programs are the same. Some companies provide better training than others, and some charge much more than their competition.

Before you choose a painting lesson program, there are a number of important factors you should consider. Some of these include:

  • What will you receive? How long is the painting lesson course? What will you learn? How do the painting lessons compare with the competition?
  • Cost. How much will you have to pay for your painting lesson instructions? How does this cost compare to other providers?
  • Return policy. If you receive a set of painting lesson DVD's in the mail and a problem exists, can you get your money back?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best painting lessons available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right painting lessons that fit your needs!

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2016

Painting Lessons Reviews

5 stars
Learn and Master

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Cost:

$149 one-time fee

TopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award Learn and Master creates comprehensive multi-media training tools for those who want to learn painting at their own speed and from the comfort of their own home. With over $1 million put into each of their courses, the high quality is significant.

Gayle Levee is the instructor of the painting lesson DVD's. She's a third-generation artist whose classical training began in early childhood. She majored in painting at the University of Denver and also studied under Robert Douglas Hunter Atelier at Boston.

This well trained artist brings her knowledge to you in 20 finely organized DVD's provided in a high quality binder. In each of the lessons, Gayle Levee teaches you the painting concepts in detail, with plenty of time to practice them together. At the end of each lesson is an "assignment" where you incorporate all of the lesson's concepts into your painting. By the end of the course you have a large collection of your own art.

The painting lesson training techniques include:

  • Setting up your work space
  • Brushwork technique
  • Color theory
  • Controlling color intensity
  • Understanding color combinations
  • Understanding composition
  • Understanding perspective
  • Using photographic reference
  • Varnishing your paintings
  • Painting gestures, setting up a still life, color temperature and more

Learn and Master has created a fun and easy painting lesson course to follow, as new skills build on top of the previous. This product is very fairly priced and will last many years. you could even share this program with others, since the quality level of the entire package is so high. We liked that Learn and Master also offers a payment plan to reduce your cost for the painting lessons from one lump payment to 3 or 4 as you prefer.

In the event that you aren't satisfied with the paint lesson training, they offer a 60-day return policy for a full refund of the purchase price. Course materials must be in like-new condition with no scratches or markings.

For a fair price, Learn and Master Painting provides well organized, high quality, leading edge painting lessons geared to meet the specific needs of each individual student. With training provided in DVD format, you can easily place a TV right next to the easel and start your lessons. Learn and Master teaches excellent painting techniques, and then goes into the specifics that you need to learn to paint whatever you like. For affordable painting lessons that you can learn on your own schedule, Learn and Master has created a masterpiece.

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3.5 stars
Lela Harty Oil Painting

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Cost:

$119.95 one-time fee

Lela Harty is a painter, long-time art school owner and instructor in the San Diego area. She's also a gallery director and creator of videos lessons on oil painting. Her training is geared for both the novice and experienced alike and is generally well-organized and easy to follow. We liked the pace of the training and the specific techniques she taught to allow you to paint anything you like in the future - not just specific objects.

This DVD set provides 8 easy to follow lessons on 4 DVD's. She will walk you through:

  • Getting Started
  • Putting It Into Practice
  • Wipe-out Technique
  • The World of Color
  • Advancing Color Shapes, Placement, Edges
  • The Great Outdoors Portraits

The return policy for this product is more limited than the lessons. Essentially the only return policy they have is if you receive a faulty DVD they will immediately replace them.

While we liked the approach the training provided and the instructor, we felt the training provided was not as extensive or impressive as the higher ranked product. For the cost of this set you will learn many of the basics but not to the extent of the higher ranked product. The website was also lacking some information but we felt assured this was a real company, with a customer service number and not a fly-by-night operation.

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2.5 stars
Darrell Crow Painting

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Cost:

Starting from $99.95

Darrell Crow is a non traditional artist and instructor. At the age of 43 he decided to take a see-it-to-believe it 5 hour painting class. Amazed with his results he became more interested in painting and later developed this training course. Apparently an entrepreneur at heart this training course is expensive and not just a little. The training is geared for the beginner or more advanced artist.

For $99.95 you will receive a set of 9 DVD's that includes 20 hours of step-by-step instruction on learning the basics of oil painting both landscapes and seascapes. You will also learn to oil paint skies, clouds, mountains, water, trees, and a number of out door objects.

Should you want more training make sure you get out your wallet. This course nickels and dimes you into buying more very specific course instruction for different paint types and sceneries. However, on the flip side, if you only want to learn to draw a bald eagle you have come to the right place. For $24.95 you can learn to draw just that one object given the techniques he teaches in that one video.

In the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase no refund policy exists - we found this concerning and unfortunate.

In the end, we felt this DVD set was geared toward teaching how to draw specifics objects and less so the necessary techniques. With no return policy and the expensive additional courses we felt you'd get more for your money buying a higher ranked product.

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Published:  Sun, 22 May 2016 23:38:00 GMT



Peculiar Painter fills a unique niche in Walker's retail scene

And while Jessie expected artist's supplies to be a major seller, she was surprised when customers started asking for painting lessons. The first year she was giving lessons once a week in watercolor, acrylic and brushed ink; now, a few times a month.

Published:  Sat, 21 May 2016 08:02:00 GMT



Arts by the Bay Gallery Announces Lois Brien as their next featured artist

As family changes took place, Lois did not paint again for 20 years. In 2002, with suggestions and encouragement from her husband, she again decided to take oil painting lessons at Bowie State College. This began her real passion for painting. Lois moved ...

Published:  Wed, 25 May 2016 21:45:00 GMT



Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

A native of Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest and most populous city, she doodled as a child and took her first painting lessons at 7. "I have always loved drawing because it made me feel peaceful," she says. "It puts you in your own little world." Through the ...

Published:  Tue, 17 May 2016 03:01:00 GMT



Artist continues to offer professional framing

Opening Sunrise Studio for customers requiring professional custom framing or painting lessons was the result. "A lot of people ask if I am still doing framing,"Ě says Luke. "I am still very active."Ě Framing consultations take place by appointment ...

Published:  Sat, 14 May 2016 17:55:00 GMT



Artist to be honored at Headland festival

A simple paint-by-numbers kit introduced her to a new life as an artist. She spent a week in South Carolina taking painting lessons from a German artist. She took classes locally with different Wiregrass artists. "I had a lot of different teachers ...

Published:  Sat, 21 May 2016 10:19:00 GMT



Painting lessons with Jimmy Carter, Paula Deen selling out quickly

PLAINS - If you've ever wanted to take a painting class in the company of a former president and a celebrity chef while under the tutelage of an accomplished artist, the spots are selling fast. President Jimmy Carter and Albany native Paula Deen will ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:37:48 GMT



Painting life's landscapes: Local artist to be featured in Decatur exhibit

Marie James didn't grow up taking painting lessons. She never took an art class in school. It wasn't her idea to pick up a paintbrush. Her late husband, Bill, asked her to try and pick up painting for their annual Christmas card, thinking a hand ...

Published:  Wed, 18 May 2016 10:26:00 GMT



One family, two artists - and a late start to the brush

A shopping trip to Memphis led to their discovery of painting as an outlet for creativity. Sessions saw a sign in a Hobby Lobby store promoting painting lessons. She said she would like to try it. Buy Photo "ėHummingbird' by Tommie Campbell is on ...

Published:  Sat, 21 May 2016 21:56:00 GMT



Steven Soderbergh on "ėThe Knick,' Painting Lessons and Realistic Blood

Last year, when everyone was about to swoon over the poignant fabulousness of Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra,"Ě the Liberace biopic on HBO, the director made a deal with the network for a much grittier screen project. "The Knick ...

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