Laurels
Best Painting &
Drawing Teachers
in Atlanta
2017

Why These Painting & Drawing Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored painting & drawing teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best painting & drawing teachers in Atlanta, GA.

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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.

2 Smith Art Gallery

Located in Duluth, 2 Smith Art Gallery is a new fine arts gallery displaying affordable, original artwork from over 30 local and national artists to the Atlanta metro area for almost five years. Owners and husband and wife team, Larry and Pam Smith, also co-teach oil painting classes to both beginners and experienced artists. This unique co-teaching model allows students to get the maximum individualized instruction as they learn to paint. They also utilize the Socratic Method, which involves actively painting alongside students. With support and encouragement, students learning how to improve their painting skills. Larry specializes in impressionistic landscapes while Pam excels in oil portraits and figurative painting. Both artists are available for commission work and have received numerous awards for their art. 2 Smith Art Gallery holds several events including open houses, artist receptions, workshops, and more. Students at 2 Smith Art Gallery speak highly of the beautiful environment and patient, knowledgeable instructors.

Duluth, GA(404) 996-8922

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Artist Larry Smith

Located in Norcross, Artist Larry Smith and his wife Pam have been offering commissioned art pieces and art classes to the Atlanta metro area for over five years. Larry Smith is an award-winning American impressionist painter, specializing in both plein air landscapes and studio painting, using oils on stretched canvas with brushes, palette knives, and his imagination. He teaches painting classes and workshops year-round. Classes offered include plein air workshops and weekly oil painting classes. Both Larry and Pam aim to make learning to paint fun. They bring inspirational teaching dynamics to the studio while fostering an encouraging learning environment. Classes are suited for both beginners and more practiced painters looking to improve or refine their painting skills. Customers speak highly of the studio’s relaxing atmosphere and the artists’ personalized instruction.

Norcross, GA(404) 314-3669

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Canvas By U!

Canvas By U! is a step-by-step painting business offering art classes to the Atlanta, GA metro area for almost a decade. The talented team of artists guides customers from beginning to end so that the painting can be taken home at the end of a session, with a different composition each night. Canvas By U! offers adult paint-and-sip classes, kids classes, mobile parties, team building events, birthday parties, studio classes, restaurant classes, afterschool programs, and fundraising opportunities. The standard painting class is designed for any level, and all supplies are included to customers in a visit. The chosen paint is non-toxic grade and permanent when it dries. Customers report that the classes are fun and relaxing and the instructors patiently provide easy instructions.

Marietta, GA(678) 954-8399

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DawnArt Studios, LLC

DawnArt Studios, LCC is an art studio in the Atlanta metro area that has been providing art classes and workshops to people with a variety of skill levels for almost 20 years. Award winning artist and art professor Dawn Kinney Martin has received recognition from international and national collectors for her expressive oil paintings as she aims to capture the imagination with color. Dawn and the team of art instructors offer several kinds of painting classes, including guided painting studio, color confidence and theory workshops, palette knife workshops, painting techniques classes, painting retreats, plein air painting classes, and more. Customers speak highly of DawnArt Studios’ extremely talented group of artists and warm, supportive atmosphere.

Atlanta, GA(404) 399-0853

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Decatur Art Classes

Ms. Sylvia at Decatur Art Classes brings 25 years of art education and instruction to the Atlanta metro area. She teaches ages toddlers-to-adults in an inclusive format where the environment complements the art. Classes offered include multimedia art, sketching and fantasy drawing, life drawing, print screening, multimedia art, abstract acrylics, watercolor, clay and sculpting, and more. Summer camp and school break camps are also available for children ages 4-11. Both novice and experienced artists looking for a supportive environment can participate in collage and paper cutting workshops as well. Customers speak highly of the laid-back, fun atmosphere and Ms. Sylvia’s ability to nurture students’ talent and boost their confidence.

Decatur, GA(404) 660-9967

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diDomizio Art Center

The diDimoizio Arts Center is an art studio that has been offering classes to the Atlanta metro area for over 20 years. Nationally award winning artist Chris diDomizio and his wife JoDette together have 20 years of classical art instruction and aim to equip people with art tools for success, help them discover who they are as an artist, and develop unique personal styles. Their progressive program offers 17 kids classes and ten adult classes, which include drawing programs, oil painting programs, home school programs, online art lessons, art workshops, and more. Art students at the diDomizio Arts Center build a sound basis of artistic skills by utilizing tools handed down through generations from great master artists. Chris and JoDette also have a social mission, and partner with other local non-profit organizations to help with art fundraisers in order send orphans to college. Customers speak highly of the instructors’ extensive knowledge, patience, and experience as well as their joy and passion for their art.

Roswell, GA(770) 634-7082

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Discover Atlanta Chinese Art

Discover Atlanta Chinese Art is an art studio located in Alpharetta, GA that has been serving the Atlanta metro area for almost ten years. Award-winning artists Godwin Kou and Kuanoi Kou are committed to showcasing authentic Chinese brush painting using high-quality materials imported from China. Customers speak highly of the artists’ beautiful work and elegant compositions.

Alpharetta, GA(770) 667-9307

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Painting for Singles & Couples

Painting for Singles & Couples has been providing art classes to the Atlanta area for over five years. The classes offered include couples nights, singles nights, live figure drawings, team building workshops, glass painting, and more. With the strong belief that art is therapeutic, the goal at Painting for Singles & Couples is to build deeper relationships through the arts. The workshops are designed to help people explore different aspects of their personality, foster their inner artist, listen to smooth sounds, and enjoy great company. At each class, a professional artist gives the group step-by-step instruction so that by the end of the night, each masterpiece is complete and ready to take home to frame. No experience necessary to enjoy a creative, healing, and relaxing night out. Customers speak highly of the fun, friendly atmosphere, excellent customer service, simple instructions, and great value.

East Point, GA(404) 919-9778

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The Sketching Pad

The Sketching Pad is an art studio located in Olde Town Conyers that has been offering art classes, workshops, parties, camps, private painting or crafting parties, corporate events, and scout events to art lovers of all ages to the Atlanta area for almost 30 years. Weekly classes include drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, and more. Workshops explore unique art forms, and parties give people of all skills levels the opportunity to create a painting in only three hours. The Sketching Pad mission is to provide children and adults with opportunities to expand upon their talents, explore their creativity, and live a more enriched life. The Sketching Pad also aims to inspire through the arts and encourages people to pursue a life filled with joy and meaning. Customers speak highly of the patient, supportive instructors and fun, welcoming atmosphere.

Conyers, GA(678) 787-2552

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