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Discover a wide range of art classes that will ignite your creativity and expand your artistic skills. Explore topics ranging from drawing and painting to photography and ceramics with classes led by expert instructors.

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Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of woodworking and create a contemporary side table using oak and classic half-lap joints at Craftsman Ave. Unleash your creativity and design the perfect piece of furniture for your home in this beginner-friendly workshop.

(525) Beginner 18 and older

Pottery Wheel Basics

Ceramics on 10th @ 756 10th Ave, New York, NY

This class is for the complete beginner. If you want to try pottery but never had the chance, this class is for you. Held in the heart of New York City and taught by an experienced instructor, you will leave class having been introduced to the fundamentals of pottery wheel making.

(14) Beginner 18 and older

Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 40 W 38th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social atmosphere, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through creating a beautiful work of art. BYOB and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends and coworkers or on a unique date night. No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm!

(511) Beginner 21 and older

Pottery Wheel Throwing

Pottery NYC @ 786 9th Ave, New York, NY

If you're curious about pottery making and want a crash course on the basics, give this NYC class a go! It's a chance for complete beginners to try their hand at wheel throwing. No experience is necessary.

(12) All levels 18 and older

Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 39 W 14th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social setting, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through replicating a beautiful work of art. Bring your favorite beverages and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends or colleagues at the Painting Lounge. Perfect for events, parties, or team-building workshops.

(511) All levels 21 and older

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Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this intermediate-level class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn to measure, sketch, and shade with more challenging subject matter. Develop your artistic abilities in a safe and professional studio environment.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Drawing with Graphite 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and bring your drawings to life with the historic medium of graphite. Learn measuring, shading, and sketching techniques to create dimension and texture on paper. Perfect for beginners or those returning to art, this class will improve your hand-to-eye coordination and teach you the skills needed to create stunning line and tone drawings.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Drawing with Charcoal 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with charcoal drawing techniques in this comprehensive course. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and illustrators.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Weekly Sculpting (Adults & Teens)

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your creativity and bring your fantastical concepts to life through the art of sculpting. Join Rachel Chang in a studio class that caters to both beginners and advanced students, guiding them in working with water-based or oil-based clay. Develop your skills, discover the elements of art, and transform your ideas into reality.

(3) All levels 13 and older

Chalk Pastel 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Explore the beauty and versatility of chalk pastels in this intermediate-level class. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while creating stunning scenery, still life, and portrait pieces. Perfect for the artist who enjoys the combination of art and science.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Intro to Painting I & II

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and master the art of painting with this immersive course at Discovery Center. Explore various painting techniques, experiment with water-based paints, and create captivating abstract and representational artworks. Join us to unlock your artistic potential and express yourself through the power of colors.

(279) Beginner 16 and older
$110

4 sessions

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Mixed Media Art

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and explore a world of endless artistic possibilities as you learn to create captivating compositions using a diverse range of materials and techniques. Let your imagination soar in this dynamic art course that focuses on conceptual practice and personal process.

(279) All levels 16 and older
$110

4 sessions

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Drawing for Beginners

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and transform doodles into masterpieces with the guidance of expert instructors. Explore various techniques and styles to enhance your drawing skills in this immersive course at the renowned Discovery Center. Prepare to be amazed by your artistic abilities.

(279) Beginner 16 and older
$110

4 sessions

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Wellness Art Workshop

Muze Arts @ 1624 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

Delve into the art therapy process, where creativity becomes a channel for self-care, internal healing, and connection with both your inner self and others.Regardless of artistic experience, this confidential and nonjudgmental space invites everyone to explore, heal, create, turn inward, and connect with a supportive community under the expert guidance of our dedicated therapist.

All levels 18 and older

Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Unlock the secrets of watercolor mastery as you explore techniques, compositions, and materials in this immersive art experience. Discover the art of vibrant washes, wet-in-wet painting, and sketch-free creations. Join a supportive community of artists for critiques and unleash your creativity with the guidance of a skilled instructor.

(83) All levels 16 and older
$240

5 sessions

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Candle Making From Home with Materials (On-Demand)

Atelier Artisane

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of making natural scented candles from home. Join Melanie in her Digital Candle-Making Course to master techniques, tips, and secrets for crafting beautiful, healthier candles. Dive into the world of candle-making with confidence, guided by an expert to help you create your own unique scents and designs.

(129) All levels 18 and older

Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential drawing techniques that will help you create realistic and convincing artwork. Join the live online classes every Tuesday at Prima Materia Institute and learn how to draw portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and more using various mediums. Develop your skills and receive expert feedback for a well-rounded beginner artist experience.

(3) Beginner 15 and older
$525

12 sessions

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Beginners Watercolor Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Ignite your inner artist with inspiring watercolor painting classes at NYC's #1-rated art studio. Learn a wide variety of techniques and explore landscape, still life, and abstraction. No experience necessary - this course is perfect for beginners!

(633) Beginner 18 and older
$179

5 sessions

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Online Chalk Pastel 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Explore the delicate and versatile world of chalk pastels with an intermediate-level class that combines art and science. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while learning to mix and apply chalk pastels for various subject matters. Perfect for the artist who enjoys getting their hands dirty.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Model Painting with Live Model

The Gallery Girls

Join us for an immersive art experience where you can unleash your creativity by capturing the beauty of a live model. Connect with fellow artists and friends in our virtual painting session, all from the comfort of your own home. Sign up now to receive the exclusive link and passcode to join our engaging art community.

(86) All levels 21 and older

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Can I Paint Like That? (Drop-in)

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Unlock your artistic potential as you delve into the world of painting with Can I Paint Like That? Discover new techniques, explore art materials, and gain a deeper understanding of the art form in this engaging class. Join us and take your painting skills to new heights.

(11) All levels 16 and older

Open Studio Setting (Drop-in)

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Unleash your artistic potential in a welcoming environment. Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, join us to nurture your talent and discover new creative horizons. With art materials available, beginners are especially encouraged to explore their artistic journey.

(11) All levels 18 and older

Collage and Mixed Media (Drop-in)

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Explore the rich history and contemporary application of collage. Unleash your creativity and dive into the surreal world of mixed media storytelling. Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll learn to craft visually dynamic hybrids using a variety of materials.

(11) All levels 16 and older

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DIY Candle or Reed Diffuser

Love & Make @ 2516 Times Blvd, Houston, TX

Discover a world of over 75 customizable fragrances in an immersive weekday afternoon experience. Design a signature scent and create a unique eight-ounce candle or four-ounce reed diffuser with Love & Make. Perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your space.

(49) All levels 9 and older

Art BOOM Package (2-4 People)

Shot of Art Houston @ 1917 Silver St, Houston, TX

Dive into a personalized art experience where you select your technique and canvas size before immersing yourself in the expressive process. Guided by our expert instructors, channel your emotions onto the canvas and create a masterpiece to cherish. Retrieve your artwork within 14 days, ensuring your unique creation finds its place in your home or office.

All levels 18 and older

Perfume Making Workshop

Love & Make @ 2516 Times Blvd, Houston, TX

Discover the art and science of perfume creation with our Perfume Making Workshop, where you'll gain an awareness of perfumery concepts, indulge in a variety of scents, and craft a unique fragrance tailored to your preferences. Join us for an aromatic adventure and follow your nose to create something distinctly yours!

(49) All levels 9 and older

Art Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Capture the essence of iconic landmarks and memorials in this hands-on travel photography course. Master the art of composition, exposure, and camera settings as you explore the diverse landscapes of Washington, D.C. Perfect for photographers of all levels seeking to enhance their skills in capturing stunning cityscapes and portraits.

(7) Beginner 16 and older

Dupont Studio Night | Yayoi Kusama

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Experience the iconic polka dot art of Yayoi Kusama and create a vibrant pumpkin masterpiece. Discover the artistic journey of this internationally renowned artist and delve into her unique style characterized by organic forms and optical illusions. Join us for an unforgettable evening of creativity and inspiration.

(27) All levels 21 and older

Dupont Studio Night | Washington Color School

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unlock the vibrant legacy of Washington Color School artists through immersive studio sessions. Immerse yourself in the techniques and philosophies that defined this revolutionary movement.

(27) All levels 21 and older

Art Classes Coming Up in Seattle

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Seattle)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Seattle, WA

Unlock the secrets to stunning photography with a personalized, full-day session in Seattle. Capture breathtaking shots, master your camera settings, and elevate your post-capture skills with expert guidance from Digital Photo Academy instructors. Discover your unique photographic style and create portfolio-worthy images in this private, immersive experience.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Seattle)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Seattle, WA

Unlock the full potential of your camera and capture stunning images with personalized instruction in Seattle. Discover the best settings for your camera, explore different photography genres, and enhance your post-capture workflow. Join us for a private session tailored to your needs and take your photography to the next level.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Painting Spring Florals and Botanical Elements in Mixed Media

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Explore the beauty of nature through art with our engaging course focusing on creating vibrant floral and botanical masterpieces using a variety of mixed media techniques.

(13) All levels 18 and older

Art Classes Coming Up in Atlanta

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Atlanta)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Atlanta, GA

Master the art of photography with personalized instruction from Digital Photo Academy in Atlanta. Tailored to your interests and skill level, this private session covers camera techniques, in-the-field shooting, and post-capture editing. Expand your creative horizons and unleash your potential in the world of digital photography.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Old Car City

Digital Photo Academy @ 3098 US-411, White, GA

Join us for an immersive photography experience among vintage automobiles set against a unique backdrop at Old Car City. Master the art of digital photography in a dynamic outdoor environment.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Atlanta)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Atlanta, GA

Enhance your photography skills with personalized instruction from expert photographers at Digital Photo Academy in Atlanta. Capture stunning images and learn valuable post-capture techniques tailored to your specific needs and interests.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Art Classes Coming Up in Denver

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Denver, CO

Take your digital photography skills to the next level with a personalized, full-day session designed to cater to your unique interests and needs. Master camera settings, explore various shooting techniques, and learn post-capture editing tips to create stunning images. Elevate your photography game with a private session led by experienced instructors at Digital Photo Academy.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Denver, CO

Master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction and hands-on shooting in Denver. Explore various photography categories, learn about camera settings and techniques, and enhance your post-capture workflow. Limited spots are available, so book your private session now.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ 701 S Franklin St, Denver, CO

Take your photography skills to the next level by mastering the controls of your digital camera. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and techniques to make simple and creative changes to your pictures, regardless of your camera model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your photography skills.

(146) All levels 15 and older

Reviews for Art Classes

Art Classes are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,551 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Pottery Wheel Throwing

    Anonymous review on 4/14/2024
    This was such a fun experience. The teachers were so helpful and patient. Great positive setting and vibe.
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Reviewed by Tracy B. on 4/1/2024
    This was a great experience and the instructor, Emerson, was very knowledgeable and helpful. If you are looking to try pottery and using a wheel, this is a perfect place.
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Anonymous review on 4/1/2024
    Super fun! You can make as many pieces you want within 1h 30min free wheel and fire one favorite piece. Great instruction, cool and chill vibes!
  • Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

    Reviewed by Kavita I. on 3/31/2024
    Patricia is a fantastic instructor loved her class!
  • Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

    Reviewed by Maria S. on 3/26/2024
    Loved the class- so much fun!
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Anonymous review on 3/19/2024
    I love the class settings and the lead instruction’s teaching method. It is worth to try!
  • Beginners Watercolor Painting

    Reviewed by Rick B. on 3/17/2024
    Thought teacher covered the basics of painting in watercolors extremely well. She always touched base with the class on their progress and very open to our questions
  • Beginners Watercolor Painting

    Reviewed by Judy B. on 3/17/2024
    Loved the class and Anna the instructor. Well worth the money. My husband and I enjoyed the time together and learning the basic techniques.
  • Perfume Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Terry S. on 3/16/2024
    I liked the presentation of how perfumery works and I enjoyed picking the different fragrances then learning how all those flavors came together to create a wonderful smell. I liked bringing home a bottle of perfume that I helped create. I would recommend this course for anyone, it’s fun. ?
  • Pottery Wheel Throwing

    Reviewed by karina Solano c. on 3/12/2024
    The professor explains super well how to work with the clay, then you try on your own. You are allowed to try a couple of times and then keep the one that you like the most. It was my sister birthday, but you can do it for fun or for a date.

Discover the Best Art Classes Near You

Art is a unique form of expression that allows individuals to express their creativity through different mediums and styles. Taking an art class can be one of the best ways to relax and learn a new and valuable skill. Some of the best art classes include painting, drawing, flower arrangement, candle-making, and more. Art classes offer a way for individuals to channel self-expression and personal growth.

CourseHorse offers access to hundreds of art classes at your fingertips. You can browse CourseHorse’s site and find a wide variety of classes, including pottery, drawing, painting, sewing, and more. 

Why You Should Learn Art

There are many reasons why you should learn art. By taking an art class, you are adding a unique talent to your list of skills. These classes can help you look at the world differently and see design concepts in each area of your life. When you learn how to best set up a drawing composition, you also learn how the eye moves around a page, which is a skill that can help with interior design, website design, and decorating. 

Learning art also helps you to become part of a larger community. While taking classes, you can connect with like-minded individuals who are equally interested in art. You can join local clubs and attend events. It’s also a great way to feel more productive in your free time.

5 Ways to Learn Art

There are several ways to learn art, and you should choose an option that best fits your personal learning style. Here are five of the best ways for you to learn art. 

  • Taking an in-person art class: In-person art classes offer personal feedback and guidance from a professional artist. By far, in-person art classes are the most popular option. 
  • Joining a live online art class: For individuals who prefer online courses, taking a live online art class is another amazing option. You will get much of the support that you’d get from an in-person class. 
  • Signing up for a self-paced art class: Some classes offer course material to use and learn at your own pace. 
  • Teaching yourself through YouTube: Many free art courses are available through YouTube, though you won’t get personable feedback and direct guidance. 
  • Apply for an art school: Attending an art school allows you to take a variety of art classes. This is a good option if you want to begin an art career. 

Although formal classes are the fastest way to learn new skills, you should always choose an option that fits your budget, schedule, and learning style. For example, if your main reason for taking an art class is to connect with classmates and get 1-on-1 instruction from the teacher, then an in-person class is the best option. However, if you don’t have the resources to commute to class, online classes are a good second option. 

You can also connect and learn from other artists by finding artists on social media. You’ll be able to learn new techniques, get new art ideas, and make new friends.

In-Person Art Classes

Art is a vast field that has many different disciplines and mediums. That being said, you should be able to find art classes in your area for any of your artistic interests. CourseHorse offers classes across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more. In the next sessions, we’ll talk more about some of the classes available. 

In-Person Art Classes in New York City

CourseHorse offers an Accelerated Introduction to Drawing course for individuals living in the New York City area through an NYC school called The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. The class lasts two hours and costs only $35 per person. In addition, each session holds only a few students to ensure that each participant gets 1-on-1 time with the instructor. 

While taking this class, you’ll learn how to start drawing correctly through straight-line construction and comparison. This process teaches you to set up the correct proportions and begin shading. Students will also learn the basic principles of light, shadow, and shading. The class doesn’t provide the materials, but all you’ll need is a sketchbook, pencils, and an eraser. 

Another example for individuals living in New York is the Intro to Machine Sewing class. The two-hour course includes all of the materials that students will need and is open to complete beginners. The classes are small — only six people per class — so students will get dedicated time from the instructor. 

While taking the Intro to Machine Sewing class, you’ll start from the basics. The teacher will walk you step by step through all of the essentials of sewing. By the end of the class, you’ll have a solid foundation of the basics, and you’ll learn how to sew a tote bag. 

In-Person Art Classes in Los Angeles

Individuals living in the Los Angeles Area can take a Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters class with five sessions. The course accommodates students of all levels but specifically leans towards beginning art principles. Students will learn drawing techniques such as linear perspective, proportions, and more for just $75.

To take their drawing class, you’ll need to bring a pencil, eraser, and a pad of paper to the first meeting. After that, the instructor will address additional materials that you can consider purchasing at the first sessions. This is a great class for those who have no experience with drawing or art but who would like to establish a good foundation. 

Another Los Angeles class is Soap Making: Cold Process Method from El Camino College. The class teaches students how to use the cold process soap-making method to create soap completely from scratch. In a single session, you'll learn how to create beautiful handmade soaps at home. 

Because this soap-making class is hands-on, students will need to dress accordingly. In addition, the class is open to all experience levels, including beginners and advanced students. The teacher will help beginners establish the basics and ensure that advanced students are perfecting their techniques. 

In-Person Art Classes in Chicago 

Chicago residents can take a private Half Day Private Digital Photography class for $350. A professional photographer will teach you how to use a professional camera and how to set up the perfect shot. You can also take this course with a private group for no extra cost. 

This three-hour photography class will also discuss the student’s specific camera equipment, give tips on how to use it, and give suggestions. After that, the instructor will lead an in-the-field shoot that follows the photography goals of the student. Because it’s a private class, the student will get personalized instruction that focuses on what they want to learn. 

Another in-person art class in Chicago is the Stained Glass Workshop offered by the Discovery Center. In the class, you’ll learn how to create your own beautiful stained glass art. Students will gain the skills to cut and break glass with the appropriate tools. You’ll leave the class with a fully completed project. 

Chicago residents can also consider taking a Stone Carving Workshop. This one-day workshop teaches students to design, carve, and polish an alabaster sculpture. The average class size is only five students, which means that you’ll get personalized instruction on how to use a hammer, point, flat, and tooth chisels. The class also teaches the following skills: 

  • Techniques for Blocking 
  • Techniques for Detailing
  • Finishing a stone sculpture in alabaster

You need no prior experience to take the class, and you’ll leave with a fully finished stone sculpture. The class lasts all day — from 10 am to 4:30 pm — so you’ll have time to learn everything you need to have a foundational skill level in stone working. The workshop includes one small block of alabaster, tools for carving, safety glasses, gloves, and dust masks. It also suggests bringing your own earplugs if you’re sensitive to noise. 

In-Person Art Classes in Houston

A class option for those in the Houston area is the Spinner Ring class. The class teaches students to weld and design spinner rings from .925 sterling silver over a three-hour course. During the class, students will learn the following skills: 

  • Learn to measure for a wide band
  • File, sand, and polish using a flex shaft
  • Solder multiple butt joints
  • Texture your ring band by hand
  • Form metal using a ring mandrel and various pliers
  • Learn our spinner ring technique

You’ll also learn to use all of the equipment safely, including a flex shaft, miter jig, pliers, and a torch. However, this isn’t a beginner class. To take this course, you’ll need to take a prerequisite class. Some classes that qualify as prerequisites include the Simple Rings course or Asymmetrical Hoops course. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about whether a previous class qualifies as a prerequisite. 

Another class option for Houston residents is the Classic Handmade Pasta class. Cooking is a unique art that you can use to impress your friends and family. In the class, you’ll learn to make the perfect pasta dough and create your favorite noodles, including Fettuccine, Tagliatelle, Farfalle, and Garganelli. By the end of the class, you’ll have a delicious plate filled with pasta and topped with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.

In-Person Classes in San Diego

In San Diego, you can also take a Portrait Drawing class. In the class, an instructor will guide the students in understanding how to use realism to capture a person’s likeness on paper. It includes four three-hour courses and costs $165. 

Another art class in San Diego is the two-hour Pottery Wheel 2 workshop. During this workshop, you have full use of the studio’s tools, and you’ll have access to five pounds of clay. The instructor will teach the basics of pottery and walk students through how to create their own pots. At the end of the class, you’ll glaze and fire your creations. Each guest can create one large pottery piece or two small pieces.

CourseHorse offers classes in many other cities as well. For example, you can find art classes in Seattle, Atlanta, Nashville, and many other cities. Each course aims to help students achieve their creative goals, whether you want to learn drawing, painting, flower arrangement, sewing, or other creative skills. For more information, visit CourseHorse’s art class page today.

Virtual Art Classes 

Some individuals may prefer virtual art classes instead of in-person courses. Online art classes offer the benefit of remote attendance, meaning you don’t have to travel into the city or leave the comfort of your home. Online courses are the best option for individuals with busy schedules and those with difficulty traveling. In addition, sometimes, you can find a greater variety of classes online. However, the downside of online courses is that you’ll often need to bring your supplies. 

There are several online art classes available to those interested in learning new skills. For example, you can take a Preserved Flower Arranging class. Before the class’s date, the instructor will ship all the materials you need, including the vase and the flowers. It is a one-hour class that costs $77 and begins May 13th. 

Another virtual art class is Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners. The class begins April 20th and costs $310. It includes six class sessions that each last an hour and a half. Students will learn how to paint basic forms, still lifes, and live models with acrylics. 

You can also take a Virtual Japanese Flower Arrangement class for just $30 on May 7th. The class lasts two hours, and the instructor will teach the students the best way to arrange flowers using Ikebana. Students will need to bring their own flowers, vases, and materials.

Private Group Art Classes

Art classes are great for business team-building events. Employees will gather remotely and learn new skills together while expressing their creativity. CourseHorse has live online group classes that they can prepare for private groups. These private group art classes are tailored to your need to ensure you have a fun team-building event. 

If your group wants to relax and unwind, consider CourseHorse’s Virtual Terrarium Workshop for $75 per person. The class provides all of the materials and will ship the items directly to your group members. The items include a glass terrarium, several types of moss and succulents, rocks, soil, and crystals. If you’re unsure whether you want to book, you can schedule a $100 demo of the class.

Another private group class option through CourseHorse is a Virtual Watercolor Workshop for $75 per person. The class lasts one hour and a half and includes all the necessary materials. It teaches the "wet on wet" technique and guides the participants as they create a beautiful watercolor painting. 

CourseHorse’s private classes are diverse. Some other options are Virtual Gameshow Bingo, Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving, Virtual Wood Burning Workshop, and other unique and interesting courses.

When booking with CourseHorse, you get the best experience. For example, there are no booking fees, online classes are supported on multiple platforms, and group size can be changed after the booking. In addition, after scheduling a CourseHorse class, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours to confirm the course. 

What Will I Need to Learn Art?

Before you book an art class through CourseHorse, you’ll find a list of materials. Most in-person and private classes offer these materials as part of the course. However, some online classes may require you to purchase the materials beforehand. 

Typically, the class will provide exact instructions about how or where to get the items to make this as easy as possible. For classes that provide the materials, they will ship the items to your home before the class date. 

Some art mediums require very little materials. For example, if you join a drawing class, you’ll only need pencils, a pad of paper, and an eraser. However, other classes may have longer course material lists. For example, the Animals Gone Abstract class in San Diego has a longer list of needed materials. To fully participate in the class, you’ll need the following: 

  • 1 small or medium canvas
  • palette knife
  • palette paper
  • acrylic brushes in various sizes
  • acrylic paints in various colors
  • soft gel medium
  • colorful scraps of paper

Each class on CourseHorse will list the class’s required materials. Some classes will also note that all of the materials are included in the class and the teacher will pass out the materials on the first day. If you’ve never tried learning art before, it might be good to start with a basic class that doesn’t require a lot of materials — such as a drawing class or a watercolor workshop. 

Is it Difficult to Learn Art?

Learning art is a unique experience. While some might immediately get the hang of it, others may need additional courses and instructions. Learning art is a rewarding and worthwhile goal, whether you want to learn to paint, draw, arrange flowers, or mold clay. Each offers a unique experience and will help you to learn a practical life skill. 

Although some art mediums are difficult, you can get easy and guided instruction by taking an art class. Teachers and instructors will walk the students through and provide ample directions and demonstrations. If you’re struggling with a certain aspect of art, your instructor will give you 1-on-1 help. 

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