Private Painting Lessons

with artist Adria Moynihan Rusk

2017 Private Lesson Rates

All painting materials are included in the cost of lessons, but students are welcome to bring their own supplies. 

  • Private painting lesson, 90 minutes (package of 6): $400
  • Private painting lesson, 90 minutes, single lesson: $80
  • Private painting lesson, 2.5 hours, single lesson: $120

The best and most economical way to begin is to sign up for 6 lessons to start. This will give you a jumpstart on painting with a commitment that will keep you engaged, and you'll see dramatic results from your efforts. Single lessons are ideal for getting help with a specific project or area of study after completing the initial 6 lessons. Students who attend more frequently see the best results. 

2017 Shared Lesson Rates

The below rates are for lessons that are shared with one or two other students. Students are responsible for identifying their own painting partners. This is a great way to learn alongside a friend or family member while maintaining the benefits of private lessons. 

  • Shared painting lessons, 90 minutes (package of 6): $300 per person
  • Shared painting lesson, 90 minutes, single lesson: $60 per person
  • Shared painting lesson, 2.5 hours, single lesson: $80 per person

Packages of 6 lessons must be used within 6 months. Please contact me with any questions about rates or packages. 

To book your lesson, you can contact me or follow the link above to look at my online calendar. If available dates and times don't work for you please contact me as I often have additional availability. 

Lessons Policies (click to read)

Are you interested in painting but not sure where to start? Would you prefer private, personalized instruction over the larger classroom setting? Whether you are brand new to painting or looking to get back into the swing of it after time away, I can help. Together we will discuss your goals and create a lesson plan that is custom tailored for you. Through short exercises and multi-session paintings you'll learn about materials, foundational skills, and advanced techniques that will help you manifest your own successful painting practice. Read more about my painting philosophy here...

I offer a free meet and greet to all new students (optional)
This way you can meet me prior to scheduling your first lesson, visit my studio, and see if it's a good fit. Contact me to set up a meeting!

Do you have a friend who would like to take lessons with you? I offer private instruction for up to 3 people. You and your guest/s will be the only students in attendance.

Are you interested in a larger class for more than 3 students? Sign up for group classes and workshops here, or contact me to discuss creating a custom class just for you. 

Do you have a teenager who might benefit from private instruction? Read more about lessons for teens

What students are saying...

My art experience with Adria over the past four plus years has been nothing short of inspiring, exciting and just as important, great fun.
As a beginner, she was patient and carefully explained each step in terms I understood and as I have become more experienced, she has allowed me the freedom to experiment while gently guiding me in interesting directions.
— K.B.E.
Coming to Adria with relatively little painting experience, I have been wonderfully impressed by her unique teaching approach. Her lessons always manage to strike the right balance between teaching the technical side of painting, while at the same time encouraging the development of individual creativity and vision. Her studio provides the perfect environment in which to escape, and her subtle, encouraging guidance insures that my hours spent there are some of the most worthwhile of my week. Even after a short period of time, I have noticed a significant improvement in my own work.
— L.D.
Adria, I thank you for opening up the artist in me. Your classes have been encouraging and inspiring. Looking forward to more.
— E.B.
Adria is amazing! She is very talented and patient while giving instruction. I was a newbie to painting, but had a definite vision of what I wanted to learn. She helped me evolve that vision into a creative work with terrific instruction.
— A.N.