Laurels

Best Painting &
Drawing Teachers
in Philadelphia
2021

Why These Painting & Drawing Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Philadelphia 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 & The Ageless Gardens

Art & The Ageless Gardens is a Philadelphia art studio and gallery offering private art lessons for all ages since 2013. Owner and instructor Bhavisha is a self-taught artist, and her artwork is deeply rooted in nature and impressionistic in style. The studio offers oil painting classes for all ages and skill level. Classes are tailored to meet the individual needs. Children's classes are rooted in history and explore a variety of styles and mediums, including paper making. A series of 8 lessons cost $400, and Bhavisha also offers one-on-one lessons for children starting at $30 per hour with a two-hour minimum. Adult painting classes start $30 an hour, and students paint from a photo, still life or their imagination. The studio host small group parties in a cozy, relaxed environment. The gallery showcases paintings by Bhavisha and artists from the Naudain Street Art Collaborative.

Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Brooke Lanier Fine Art

Brooke Lanier Fine Art is a Philadelphia art instruction studio with over five years of experience in teaching drawing and painting. Artist and instructor Brooke Lanier welcomes students of all ages and abilities into her classroom. The studio offers an array of lessons including basic drawing, human form drawing, and landscape drawing. Painting instruction is available in a variety of mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Brooke focuses on private and two-person lessons, and they are available by appointment and range in price from $25 to $80. The company holds half-day art camps for children during early dismal and school holidays. Brooke holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Josephine Tsai's Tao of Brush Studio

Josephine Tsai's Tao of Brush Studio offers art instruction focused on Chinese brushwork and painting in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Josephine Tsai is a founder of the Chinese Brush Painters and Calligraphers Society and devotes her time to teaching, and practicing Chinese art. She offers classes in Chinese Brushwork and Tao of Brush Painting. Josephine holds classes in her studio as well as art centers throughout Philadelphia. Lessons focus on Chinese culture and philosophy, and attention is on brushwork alongside the diffusion of ink and water on "Shuan" paper. Josephine is the recipient of numerous awards, notably First Place Award at the Rose Tree Art Show in both 2002 and 2004.

Media, PA 19063

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Penelope Fox Art Studio

Penelope Fox Art Studio is a Bristol based studio offering fine art, craft, and DIY workshops for both children and adults. The company believes art is for everyone, and classes are focused on the fundamentals. Teachers are professional artists and educators, and they provide quality instruction in either a classroom environment or one-on-one. The company offers a unique array of classes such as Tales of The Imagination: Crayon Etching and Shakespeare Watercolor Painting. DIY workshops such as mosaic, sewing, and floral arrangement are also on the schedule. The company additionally host birthday parties and private parties for children. Kid's parties are for ages 3-12, and instructors will guide each child step-by-step in creating their painting or craft. The studio host adult parties and guests are encouraged to BYOB. Clients can easily book classes online.

Bristol, PA 19007

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SplashLab Arts

SplashLab Arts is a community art center based in East Falls that offers art classes to students of all ages and skill levels in a variety of mediums. Private lessons, group lessons, and open studio space are available. SplashLab encourages self-exploration in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. The company provides a variety of drop-in classes for younger children where they are invited to get messy and creative. An after-school program focused on an integrated mixed media curriculum is offered to children ages 7-17. Adults are asked to channel their inner artist while enjoying a glass of wine on Wednesday and Friday evenings. This class requires a reservation and is BYOB. In addition to art lessons, the company host private birthday parties for children. The two-hour party starts at $280 and is only available on the weekends. SplashLabs also offers adult private art classes and parties upon request.

Philadelphia, PA 19129

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Sue's Art Class

Sue's Art Class is an Elkins Park studio offering art classes and workshops. Owner, artist, and instructor Sue Puchowitz has taught children and adults for over forty years. Sue advocates building self-esteem through various art-based disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing, and mixed media. One-day art workshops are available in jewelry making, sewing and a host of other DYI crafts. Sue also offers parties for children and adults. Parties take place in a private studio with all materials supplied and step-by-step instruction. Adult play dates are offered every Friday morning from 10AM-2PM. Sue is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Art and Tyler School of Art.

Elkins Park, PA 19027

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