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. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 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.

Denver, CO 80212


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.

Denver, CO 80212


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