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Painting Lessons

Art Lessons Painting in Oils

Studio or Live Online Lessons:

Painting lessons offered to all ages suited to the desires and capacities of the student. I’d love to work with you. Let’s create a special painting for yourself or gifting. We can work from your personal photo or one I supply. 

*All pricing is subject to change without notice.*

Ready to book a date? Click on the big, green BOOK LESSON NOW button at the top of the page! You can book private and semi-private lessons.

Want to purchase lessons and book later? Click this button for pricing and options. Purchase Lessons

Private Painting Lessons (Online or In-Studio)

One-on-one. You have my undivided, laser-focused attention for up to 75 minutes. Scroll down for other lesson options!

In-Studio Lessons 

In-Studio Lessons INCLUDE all basic materials.

Live Online Lessons

Still one-on-one; but we use the free ZOOM application to see each other during the lesson.  

Online Students must assemble their own supplies. Please scroll down to see SUPPLIES. (I offer limited quantities of one-lesson starter kits for Local Pickup Only. Contact me if interested.) 

Lessons Semi-Private $35 per person (adults only)

Paint with a friend or simply another artist who will share the time slot with you. Students must arrange their own painting partner!

Two people sharing my attention for 75 minutes in my Dover studio.
Each student works on his or her own painting.
All basic supplies included.

Lessons Tandem Painting $40

Learn by observing and practicing techniques as the instructor (me) paints beside you for up to 75 minutes. One-on-one instruction in my Dover studio. All basic materials included.

Suggested SUPPLIES to paint at home:

For paints and most supplies start here where I’ve assembled a shopping list for you at Jerry’s Artarama.   Search student supply lists for “Susan Hanna” if the link fails.

PAINT: All classes use the same PAINT colors. You need ALL 7 colors. During your lessons, you will improve your composition skills, learn new techniques, cultivate proper care of materials, and use a palette including only Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Alizaron Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, and Ultramarine Blue.

If you decide to purchase paints, please obtain Windsor & Newton “Winton” student grade oil colors or their “Artists'” professional grade colors. Do not waste your money on “store brands” as you will be disappointed and unable to mix the colors properly. If you already own professional oil paints, please assemble only the above-listed colors.

CANVAS: Choose 11×14 or 12×16 CANVAS size. Any brand canvas will do. You don’t need to order from this list. Online students may use any size they like.

Choose a palette KNIFE: plastic set or single metal. You need a trowel shaped one.

EASEL: Any that will hold your canvas at the correct height will work. Online students will need to arrange a camera to show your canvas to me during the lesson. Your canvas should not be flat on a table. 

CLEANING: Murphy’s Oil Soap undiluted in a jar will do a good job of cleaning your brushes. You will need paper towels and a trash can nearby. 

BRUSHES: I like the synthetic hog brushes found at Hobby Lobby. Their Master’s Touch line is durable and a good value. Flats or brights are the best for our purposes. However, any synthetic hog will do. Please don’t bring sable or real hog bristle brushes. Sable is too soft, and the real hog will shed bristles.

I recommend Hobby Lobby Master’s Touch “flats” #2, #5, and #8,”  and “Brights” #4, #10, #12, and #16.

CONTACT Susan directly for local pickup of some items prior to the day of your lesson.

New Student Special Offer*

Pay up-front for four art lessons and receive the fifth lesson FREE!

Contact us to receive your PROMO CODE!

*Limit one offer per student. May not be shared among students.

“I have taken art lessons from Susan for a few years. I guess the best way to put my experience with Susan is that she gave me the “gift of sight!” She taught me different ways to get perspective on your work. My ability to mix color has expanded. She invited me to attend an art show with her and put a couple of my pieces for display. It was a great taste of what that world has to offer as an artist. Susan has mad talent as an artist and as a teacher brings your work to a new level. My confidence as an artist has soared since working with her.” ~Fran

Please contact me by email via this website or phone for current rates and availability. Prices and other details are subject to change.