Best Painting &
Drawing Teachers
in Denver

Why These Painting & Drawing Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Denver Painting & Drawing Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Art Makers Denver

Art Makers Denver provides painting and drawing instruction in the Denver area. The three-day event at the McNichols Civic Center Building features numerous workshops taught by a team of instructors with diverse backgrounds, and participants can learn different painting techniques via different materials and mediums. Topics include The Art of Stenciling, Magical Oil Portraits, Paint/Create Your Own Wearable Masterpiece!, Painting Amusing Animals and Mischievous Monsters, and Drawing and Designing Costumes, and other workshops cover enamel, embroidery, collaging, hand stitching, jewelry, and mixed media. Interested parties can review all instructor bios on Art Makers Denver's website along with the backgrounds for the event's own administrative team, and the president is also owner of Willow – An Artisan’s Market.

Art on the Brix

Art on the Brix offers painting and drawing lessons in Golden. All classes are open to the public and take place at various breweries, restaurants, and other venues around Denver, and a calendar of scheduled events can be found on the group's website. Themed lessons art taught by a local artist, usually last two hours, and allow for plenty of individualized attention for each participant, and no previous artistic experience is necessary. People can also request private parties at their home with instruction in painting, crafts, or another art form, and large-scale collaborations are available for bigger groups and team-building as well. Art on the Brix is owned by a father-daughter team who wanted to create a fun and stimulating environment where people could enjoy some wine or beer, learn, socialize, and make art.

Canvas Uncorked

Canvas Uncorked offers painting lessons in Parker. The team of instructors is dedicated to helping anyone learn to paint successfully in a fun environment and follows the motto of "create, paint & wine down." Individuals can sign up for scheduled group classes or arrange a private group event with access to a full bar, a range of painting styles and subject matter, numerous catering possibilities, and other customizations. Individuals can also request private painting parties in the comfort of their own home, team building events at their office, and group painting lessons for bachelorette parties, fundraisers, conferences, and other gatherings. Kids' classes are also available, and the studio offers an easy way to paint photos of your loved ones as well by uploading a photo and creating a fun paint-by-number system.

Classical Art Academy

Classical Art Academy offers painting and drawing classes in Boulder. The school prides itself as a center "Where Creativity Meets Technical Mastery" and offers oil painting classes for all desired styles and subject matters. The center also features a Drawing Fundamentals class, which lasts six months and covers measuring and proportion, dealing with foreshortening, analyzing and rendering light and shadow, perspective, shading, and line quality. Classical Art Academy provides a fully-equipped, well-lit studio with plenty of handicapped and regular parking as well as restrooms, and interested parties can find information pertaining to tuition, policies, and required materials on the studio's site. Individuals can also peruse a gallery of work by the school's students and take a look at what past students are presently doing as well.

Boulder, CO 80301


Dennis Pendleton Studio

Dennis Pendleton Studio brings a lifetime of experience to painting and drawing lessons in the Denver area. He specializes in teaching people how to paint watercolors, and watercolor classes and workshops are available all year long. The instructor also has numerous online tutorials available for purchase for beginners as well as advanced painters, with topics such as how to select watercolors, proper supplies, mixing colors, creating shapes and edges, brush strokes, and various techniques. Individuals interested in scheduling a private lesson or workshop, viewing some of the teacher's recent work, signing up for his blog or his mailing list with info about classes and workshops can do so at

Denver, CO 80204


Judy Patti’s Art Studio

Judy Patti’s Art Studio teaches people how to paint in Littleton. The center offers watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting classes every day of the week, sessions are available for beginners as well, and a schedule of lessons can be found on the center's website. Various workshops with different themes are also offered on a regular basis. The owner is an award-winning artist who describes her watercolor work as "spontaneous, instinctive, and fresh," works in oil and acrylic as well, and has been favorably reviewed by the Colorado Watercolor Society. Individuals can also request custom framing services, purchase art supplies, and peruse a gallery of the owner's work for sale, including abstracts, animals, florals/still lifes, and landscapes.

Littleton, CO 80121


Lalu: imagine create play

Lalu: imagine create play offers painting and drawing lessons to residents throughout Denver. Children's classes include fun themes such as Sensory Play, Wiggle It Art, Crate with Me, and Playful Hands, and adult classes are available with topics including Paint Your Own Pet and other exploratory workshops. The studio also has a variety of workshops for kids, services for private birthday parties, and customized private parties for adults complete with instructors for learning how to paint, make books, design jewelry, or take on another art form. The owner holds two BAs in Music and Communications along with a Master’s degree in Education and has worked as a teacher in local schools, an Instructional Coach, and Master Teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools.


PoshSplat teaches people how to paint in the Boulder area. Anybody can sign up for the studio's various classes, the group's website features a full calendar of events, and participants can purchase beer, wine, and champagne during class. Private parties are also available along with special painting classes and parties for kids including a Saturday Morning Kid's Art Exploration. The owner holds a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy, offers private Art Therapy classes as well, and encourages local artists to come on by the shop to inquire about exhibiting and/or selling their works. PoshSplat also carries a line of handmade products from the Women's Handicraft And Development Association in Cambodia.

Sipping N’ Painting

Sipping N’ Painting is a painting studio with lessons for residents in the Denver area. The locally-owned business provides a relaxing, social atmosphere complete with beverages where individuals can come to create their very own work of art with professional guidance and encouragement from one of the center's friendly instructors. Lessons last two hours, scheduled class titles and times can be found on Sipping N’ Painting's website, and participants can bring or order in their own food. Companies can also request special group classes for corporate parties, team-building, and events, and private parties for celebrations and other occasions are also available. The team consists of artists from the area, and bios for all teachers can be reviewed online.

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