Why art? Why learn to paint? Why appreciate art? Throughout human history, many have tried to define the purpose of art, although it has been difficult to quantify. This does not imply, however, that the purpose of art is “vague”. It simply means that there are many unique and different reasons to create art.

Art provides a means to express the imagination (things, places, ideas that are unreal or unknowable) in ways that are not rigidly defined. Unlike words, for example, which come in sequences, each of which has a definite meaning, art provides a range of forms, symbols, and ideas with meanings that can be determined by the artist.

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At its essence, art is a form of communication, especially the illustrative arts. However, the content need not be scientific. Stories, emotions, and feelings are communicated through art. Art is also used by art therapists, psychotherapists, and clinical psychologists as art therapy. The Diagnostic Drawing Series, for example, is used to determine the personality and emotional functioning of a patient.

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Why Take Painting Classes

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Painting is a stressbuster exercise, that helps the artist to express themselves. | Image source: Redd on Unsplash

As we age, our stress levels invariably rise. So, it is important to find a creative outlet that keeps your mind strong while also expanding your horizons. Painting provides a fun way to sharpen your mind and deliver numerous health benefits.

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Painting Fans Your Creativity

Unlike popular perception, taking up a hobby like painting isn’t just for the creative types. The more analytical left-brainers can stimulate and nurture their creative growth by painting as well. All you need is a bit of practice and focus to learn painting skills at your own pace.

Painting Strengthens Memory

Painting boosts memory recollection skills. The art of painting also helps to sharpen the mind through conceptual visualization and implementation. People who frequently use painting as a creative outlet have less chance of developing memory loss with age.

Painting Develops Problem-Solving and Motor Skills

A surprising fact about painting is that it promotes critical thinking. An artist must think conceptually to bring multiple solutions to life while painting. Painting is, in a way, an evolution of the artistic vision. The hobby of painting also helps improve motor skills.

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Painting Provides Stress Relief

Everyone deals with varying degrees of stress throughout their lives, resulting in mental health issues. Painting offers an emotional release from the constant pressures of life. Focussing on painting is a great way to relax your mind. Low stress levels lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle, improving overall mental health.

Painting Nurtures Emotional Growth

A painting is often the emotional expression of an artist. The practice of painting encourages individuals to look at their own emotional state and take stock of emotions they may not even realize they have. Painting can boost the emotional intelligence of the artist.

Releasing emotions through artwork is a cathartic experience for many people, of all ages.

Many therapists suggest painting or drawing as a treatment for patients who have suffered psychologically painful encounters. Letting out emotions by painting promotes healing through abstract emotional expression. Playing around with different painting types can help you understand what triggers certain feelings such as happiness, sadness, love, or anger.

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Painting Classes for Beginners: All You Need to Know

Here are some suggestions for beginners as to what materials to use and how to get started.

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Acrylic

Acrylic is a very versatile, durable, and forgiving medium. Acrylics can be used thinly, like watercolour, or more thickly, like oil paint. They dry fast and can be painted over easily. They are water-soluble, requiring only water to thin the paint and, along with soap, to clean the brushes. There is a wide range of acrylic mediums for different effects.

Watercolour

Buy a set of watercolour pans, or some tubes of colour to get started. You can choose whether or not to use white with watercolour.

Gouache

Gouache paint is an opaque watercolour that allows you to work from dark to light on a light surface as you would with acrylic paint.

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Painting Surface

Primed canvas panels are great because they are already primed. They are rigid and, therefore, easy to rest on an easel or your lap if needed. They are lightweight and not too expensive. Other inexpensive options are paper on a board or pad, cardboard, wood, or masonite. There is always the traditional stretched canvas. For watercolour or gouache, there are different weights and textures of watercolour paper.

Brushes

Brushes come in different sizes and shapes. Brushes are sized by number but vary by manufacturer. Buy a brush with synthetic bristles about an inch wide. You could also buy a less expensive starter pack to see what sizes and shapes of brushes you like. You might want to start out with your bigger brushes and save your smaller brushes for detail. Brushes for watercolour are softer for a more fluid paint. Try a starter set to experiment with different brushes.

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Other Materials

There are a few more things that you need to get started with painting. These are:

  • Containers for water
  • Rags and paper towel for wiping and drying your brushes
  • A spray bottle to keep your acrylic paints from drying out
  • Paper plates or disposable palette paper on which to spread out and mix your colours
  • A plastic palette knife to mix acrylic colours
  • Tape or bulldog clips to secure your paper to a board
  • An easel or table for support

Painting Classes Near Me In Lucknow

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Lalit Kala Akademi Lucknow

The Lalit Kala Akademi in Lucknow is a nerve center for different types of art and exhibition for art students and lovers in India. The National Art Exhibition is one of the prestigious activities endorsed by this reputed academy. This exhibition was started in 1955 and continues to this day. Many reputed international artists exhibit their work in this academy. Canada was the first country to exhibit their work in 1955. Reputed artists in India and from abroad are felicitated by this academy. The Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship is considered to be one of the highest honours in the field of art. The contribution of Lalit Kala Akademi is immense in the creation of basic awareness of Indian and other forms of art to the common man in India.

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On Superprof India you can learn to paint in whatever style interests you most. Whether you are interested in learning to paint with acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints. Take private painting courses and learn how to paint with the help of an experienced tutor.

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You simply just have to choose your tutor and book your course from home or at an outside location. A messaging system allows you to communicate with your tutor to organize your painting courses whether you want to learn from the comfort of your home or at an outside location. Use the search engine to find your painting teacher from among 123 teachers in Lucknow.

Consult tutor profiles in Lucknow and contact the tutor that fits your needs (prices, qualifications, reviews, home or online lessons) . Exchange with your teacher, explain your needs and discuss availabilities. Schedule your lessons and pay them securely, all from your inbox. The incredible Student Pass gives you unlimited access to all tutors, coaches, and masterclasses. Discover new passions with fabulous people.

In Lucknow, the average cost of painting lessons per hour is INR 773. 97% of our teachers on Superprof give their first lesson for free. The price of your lessons will vary depending on:

  • The qualifications and amount of teaching experience of your tutor
  • Where your lessons will be held (via Skype or an outside location)
  • The number of lessons and the duration of each class
  • The style of painting you want to learn. Eg do you want to learn how to use watercolours, acrylics, or oil paints)

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Shree Ballaleshwara Art Classes

Shree Ballaleshwara Art Class is for children and adults, anyone and everyone who has a love for art and is willing to create. Art and craft have the power to touch our souls in a way that improves us. Art relaxes us and helps us to combat the stress and problems of everyday life. It is a mindful experience through which we express our conscious and subconscious minds. It is always a good idea to have an extra set of skills that can set you apart from the crowd in an important job interview or life. It is very important to have a well-rounded personality and art helps us to achieve that.

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Shreyanjana

Shreyanjana is an archaeologist who ironically finds the written word to be the most powerful means of storytelling. A travel buff and a photography enthusiast, she has been writing and sharing stories of all sorts ever since she can remember.