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Finding the Perfect Painting Tutor in Manchester

Painting is a major part of the art world and is probably the first thing people think of when they hear the word.

However, as there are some very specific techniques for each type of paint, it's a good idea for any artist to learn the difference. Whether you're studying art at school or university, an artist, or interested in learning more about painting as a hobby, there's still a lot to be learnt, which is why many people choose to get some extra help from talented and experienced painting tutors.

Let's see why you have to study how to paint, what we learn about painting at school, the challenges new artists will face when working with paint, and how you can find a great private painting tutor in Manchester.

Why it's Important to Study Painting

If you want to paint well, you need to study it. You can be creative as you like but without an understanding of the skills required to put paint onto a particular surface, you'll never really advance beyond a low level.

Studying painting and how to paint will also help you to better understand the world of art and the skills exhibited by the greats. If you understand the creative process and the techniques involved, you'll have a much deeper appreciation of great work.

The more years you spend studying painting, the better you'll be at it and the more you'll appreciate art and design!

Challenges in Painting

Unlike drawing, where the graphite from a pencil or the ink from a pen goes directly onto the support, paint won't always go directly onto the paper of canvas.

Each different type of paint behaves differently, too. If you use watercolour paints, you'll need to start with light tones and build to a darker colour while using the perfect amount of water.

While gouache is quite similar to watercolour paints, you can't use them in the same way and you'll need to know the differences before you can effectively work with them.

Oils take absolutely ages to dry (between six months and a year) and while they allow you to work on the layers over an extended time, you need to be precise and patient as you work.

After you've got your head around the different types of paint, there are also brushes and the support to worry about. Different brushes require different skills and your work will look very different on canvas as opposed to poster board, for example.

Getting good at painting requires a variety of different skills and it can take several years of hard work to get it right. It's not going to be easy but it's worth it when you can look at a painting you created and be proud of it.

Areas of Painting Studied at School

Those who study art at GCSE will cover a lot of different painting techniques but they'll also have to learn about drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and printing. While this is good for broadening a student's understanding of art, it's not ideal if all you want to do is paint.

GCSE Art students also cover the creative process, which includes taking inspiration, turning it into an idea for a piece, working on it, and eventually analysing the piece once it's finished.

As there are often several students in GCSE classes, there's not as much opportunity for an individual art student to focus on something like painting and while they'll learn a lot about art and the arts in general, they mightn't have the opportunity to improve their painting skills as much as they'd like.

In higher-level courses like A Levels and art degrees, students do get more choices in terms of what they do and the materials they work with but the onus is still on them to pass exams or submit practical work according to particular guidelines. If you want an offer to get onto a BA (Hons) art and design degree at a prestigious university, it's probably a good idea to do your art GCSE and A Levels. They're not the only courses you can do, but if you're already in school and they're offered, you may as well study them.

Private Tuition in Painting

Fortunately for anyone interested in art, a private painting tutor can provide tailored classes to their students.

Unlike in school, where each class has to follow the curriculum to ensure students pass an exam, a private tutor is free to teach you the specific skills you'd like to learn and give you opportunities to flex your creative muscle.

While becoming good at art can take several years, your level will improve much more quickly with the help of a tutor who's working with your strengths and weaknesses and providing you with an engaging learning experience that's adapted to you and how you like to learn.

Whether you need help with a project at school or sixth form to get onto an art and design degree at university, are looking to improve your skills to create better art, or just looking for a creative pursuit to do in your free time, a private painting tutor can provide the exact type of classes you're looking for.

Finding a Painting Tutor in Manchester

Nowadays, it's never been easier to find art or painting tutors in Manchester. A quick search on Superprof will let view the profiles of plenty of tutors and artists and see the type of teaching they offer, their experience, their skills, and how much they charge.

Face-to-face tutors will either teach you at home or in an art studio or workshop. Each lesson will be tailored to you and the facets of art and design that you'd like to learn about.

Many tutors provide free tutoring for the first hour, too, so you can try a few out before deciding on which one you'd like to get a few classes from. We highly recommend it because if you're planning on spending a lot of time studying art with them, you want to make sure that their teaching style matches your learning style, you get along, and their level in art is appropriate to what you want to learn.

If for some reason, you can't find any suitable painting tutors in Manchester or the surrounding area, you can always look for tutors online. These tutors normally charge less than their face-to-face counterparts as they have fewer outgoings and these are a great option if you're on a budget or not sure whether or not an art and painting course is for you.

No matter which facet of the arts interests you, be it painting, design, photography, fashion, painting or sculpture, you can get a tailored course from the tutors on Superprof and start improving today!

FAQ's

💸 How much are painting lessons in Manchester and the surrounding areas?

Painting lessons in Manchester cost on average £18 per hour.

 

Tutors rates will vary depending on:

  • the qualifications and years of teaching experience of your teacher
  • Where your lessons will be held (via Skype or the student's place)
  • The number of classes you booked and the length of the lesson
  • the type of painting you want to learn. Eg do you want to learn how to paint with watercolours, acrylics or oil paints?)

97% of our tutors on Superprof offer the 1st hour of the lesson free.

 

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🎨 Why should you take beginner painting lessons with a tutor?

Learning to paint is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Did you know that painting aids brain development and improves hand-eye coordination?

 

On Superprof you can learn to paint in whatever style interests you most. Whether you are interested in learning to paint with acrylics, watercolours or oil paints.

 

Take private painting lessons and learn how to paint with the help of a competent private teacher.

 

You simply just have to select your teacher and reserve your painting classes from home or at an outside location

 

A messaging system allows you to exchange with your tutor to organise your painting lessons whether you want to learn from home or at an outside location

 

Use the search engine to find your painting teacher from among 19 private tutors in Manchester.

 

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👨‍🏫 How many private tutors are currently giving painting courses in Manchester?

In Manchester and the surrounding areas, there are 19 painting tutors available to teach lessons

 

You can check out their adverts and pick the painting teacher that corresponds to your needs.

 

Choose your lesson in Manchester from our range of more than 19 tutor profiles available.

✒️ What is the average rating of painting teachers in Manchester and the surrounding areas?

Pupils gave their painting tutors on average 5.0 out of 5 from a sample of 1 recommendations.

 

A customer relationship manager from the Superprof team will be on hand to find a solution (via telephone or mail during weekdays) if you have any queries about your course.

 

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