Best Painting &
Drawing Teachers
in Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis, MN.

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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 and Elixir

Art and Elixir is a St. Paul business that serves the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The business offers public and private painting events. The events are for all skill levels and customers can choose the painting they want to paint from over 240 options. There are also a variety of venues to choose from. Private events can be for occasions such as bachelorette parties, family reunions, baby showers, client appreciation events, holiday parties, ladies night out, children’s parties, fundraisers, and team building events. Customers appreciate the instruction, the environment, and their patience.

Saint Paul, MN(651) 226-4705


Catherine Hearding

Catherine Hearding is a Lake Elmo artist who has over 30 years of watercolor experience. She provides workshops in composition, basic watercolor technique, and color theory. Catherine also provides private studio lessons. She has won several awards and is a member of numerous societies including the Minnesota Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Red River Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Honor Society.

Lake Elmo, MN(651) 777-8158


Donna Webb

Donna Webb is a Minneapolis artist who teaches art classes that mix art therapy techniques with fine arts. Classes include intuitive watercolor painting, drawing, and therapeutic painting. Her artwork is at The Plains Art Museum, The Walker Art Center, and several private collections. She has extensive teaching experience having taught at the Center for Wholeness for 20 years, the Spring Hill Waldorf School for seven years, and 10 years at Normandale Community College.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 518-2378


Jodi Reeb

Jodi Reeb is a Minneapolis mixed-media artist. She specializes in landscape, sculptural, collage, acrylic, fine art abstract, contemporary, and encaustic paintings. She teaches acrylic painting workshops and encaustic workshops. In the one-day encaustic workshops, students learn beginning encaustic (molten beeswax) painting, basic supplies and tools, and a variety of techniques at Jodi's studio in the North Loop area, and there is a maximum of 4 students. The acrylic painting workshop is three hours long and provides supplies and food, and there is a maximum of 12 students in the workshop and a minimum of 10. Jodi attended the Minneapolis College of Art of Design where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and has been a full-time artist for over 20 years. More info about Jodi's workshops can be found at:

Minneapolis, MN(612) 247-1244


Joseph Paquet Painting Studio

Joseph Paquet Painting Studio is a St. Paul business that offers classes and workshops. Classes include oil painting, figure drawing, plein air painting, composition, and figure drawing. Classes are first come, first served. Joseph has won several awards including the Alden Bryan Memorial Prize from The Salmagundi Club of New York in 2008. He has appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Southwest Art, and the American Artist.

Saint Paul, MN(651) 485-5807


Kenneth Caldwell

Kenneth Caldwell is a Minneapolis artist who provides open classes and private parties. Students can choose when they would like a class and which painting they want to learn how to paint. Consultations are available for private events. The artists have over 20 years of combined experience.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 483-3343


Mary Pettis – Expressive Realist

Mary Pettis – Expressive Realist is a Minneapolis artist who paints, teaches, mentors, and speaks. Mary offers a variety of workshops in which students can learn more about technical skills such as edges, value, shape, texture, and line. Workshops are a few days up to a week. Mary was a finalist for The Sedona Art Prize in 2017 and 2016, the BoldBrush Painting Competition in 2016, and a Third Place Winner in the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Center’s ARC Salon Competition. Students appreciate her enthusiasm, knowledge, and eye.

Minneapolis, MN(651) 465-7012


MPS Arts

MPS Arts is a Minneapolis business that provides arts education for MPS students from kindergarten to grade 12. The curriculum includes dance, theater, music, and visual arts. Visual arts electives can include painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, photography, film and media, sculpture, computer animation and design, and printmaking. MPS Arts offers an intensive two-week summer jazz program. There are also extension options for students on the weekends, during breaks, and after school.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 668-5346


Northrup King Building

Northrup King Building is a Minneapolis business where over 200 creatives and artists show their work. There are artists in a variety of media including drawing, painting, clay, textiles, photography, mosaics, glass, mixed media, fiber, printmaking, graphic arts, furniture, digital, and jewelry. Classes are available in painting, drawing, woodworking, art immersion, photography, and more. Northrup King Building also hosts several events during the year.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 363-5612


Off The Wall Studio

Off The Wall Studio is a Stillwater business that provides after school art classes and has been serving students for over five years. Director Karron Nottingham is also an instructor and professional artist and she has over 30 years of teaching experience. The after school classes include painting, drawing, collage, art appreciation, sculpture, color theory, art history, and printmaking. Craft techniques include weaving, felting, paper making, and jewelry design. Off The Wall Studio also provides birthday parties and a variety of summer art camps. Parents remark on the creative environment and Karron’s way with children.

Stillwater, MN(612) 578-1374


Paint Sip Nosh

Paint Sip Nosh is a Stillwater business that provides a fun night of painting. The instructor leads participants through a painting step-by-step in a way that all levels of painters can participate. Paint Sip Nosh offers reservations for events such as fundraisers, private parties, corporate events, and community events. The business also offers art lessons for kids and provides all the materials and supplies. Paint Sip Nosh offers gift cards. Customers appreciate their friendliness, passion, helpfulness, and welcoming environment.

Stillwater, MN(651) 998-9844


Reid Thorpe Fine Art and Illustration

Reid Thorpe Fine Art and Illustration is a Chaska business that provides classes and workshops to teens and adults. Reid offers drawing and beginning, intermediate, and advanced oil painting classes. Reid has a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the Minneapolis college of Art and Design and an Art Education degree from The University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Reid is a board member of the Seven Island Lake Association and the Art Consortium of Carver County. He used to teach high school art.

Chaska, MN(612) 226-5247


Sharon Weiser Artist

Sharon Weiser Artist is a Stillwater artist who has been teaching workshops and classes for over 29 years. She teaches classes in color theory, drawing, beginning painting, and any level painting. She also provides a painting with friends class that combines painting and socializing. The February 2011 issue of the Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine featured Sharon as the Featured Artist. She is a member of the Scottsdale Artists League, the Sonoran Arts League, and the Arizona Art Alliance.

Stillwater, MN(602) 738-5102


The Art Academy, Inc.

The Art Academy, Inc. is a St. Paul business that has been serving St. Paul and Minneapolis for over 23 years. The business serves children and teens five to 18 years of age and adults. The Art Academy, Inc. offers classes for children and teens such as drawing and painting fundamentals, fantasy painting class, sculpture fundamentals, origami fundamentals, private lessons, and summer camps. Adult classes include drawing and painting techniques, sculpture workshops, comic and graphic novel development, figure drawing, private lessons, and origami. Citypages voted The Art Academy, Inc. Best of The Twin Cities. Artist’s Magazine chose the business for Excellence. Students appreciate their helpfulness and encouragement.

Saint Paul, MN(651) 699-1573


The Blue Fox

The Blue Fox is a Minneapolis business that provides fun art instruction at different venues in the Detroit Lakes and Twin Cities Metro areas. The classes are for beginners and up and the instructors provide step-by-step instruction so they can create a piece of art to take home. Andrew Diemand has a degree in Communications and has been teaching painting classes for over two years. Aryn Lill has been teaching fine art for over 10 years.

Minneapolis, MN(218) 234-5663


The Paint Pub

The Paint Pub is a Maple Grove art studio café that provides painting instruction. There are public classes and private painting events that provide step-by-step instruction. Food and drink are available and The Paint Pub provides the supplies. Private events they host include team building, company holiday parties, and birthday parties. Customers appreciate the atmosphere, the patient instructors, and fun classes.

Maple Grove, MN(612) 747-2334


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