If your creative juices are flowing and your are looking at taking up painting you have quite a few options in the Atlanta area. The art of painting is constantly evolving and its good to get some instruction to keep up with the traditions and trends when it comes to painting. There is Impressionism, Modernism and abstract. You can paint with acrylics, oils and watercolors on your canvas or paper. It can all get confusing, but taking some painting lessons can not only clear your mind when it comes to the art of painting, but also make the process much more fun.
Dip ‘N Dab
549 Amsterdam Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 806-8144

Dip ‘n Dab takes painting classes to a new level with BYOB instructional classes, ladies-night-out options, and private party possibilities. Dip ‘n Dab’s goal is for their students to have fun while getting creative and enjoying their various art classes. Dip ‘n Dab invites you to come in and create a masterpiece with friends and neighbors. Each night of the week is a different theme, so check their frequently updated calendar. Dip ‘n Dab also has classes for kids.

Spruill Center For The Arts
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 394-3447

Formed back in 1975, Spruill Center for the Arts is a non-profit with a mission of promoting visual arts. The Spruill Center not only offers classes, but also exhibition of fine art that can be appreciated or sometimes inspires viewers who may get the calling to enter the visual art universe. The Spruill Center offers day, evening and weekend classes, so there is one to fit your schedule. From painting to mixed media, sculpturing, decorative arts, photography and others, the Spruill Center in Dunwoody has dozens of options to get started on your painting hobby.

Reynolds Plantation
1011 Jackson House Lane
Greensboro, GA 30642
(706) 467-3131

Just east of Atlanta is one of the premier real estate developments in the country in Reynolds Plantation. Those living in Reynolds can take advantage of a myriad of fun activities to pass the time. There is world class golf, but there are also the arts. The Linger Longer Living Cultural Lifestyle Series gives those interested in the arts a chance to broaden their horizons and do everything from read books to talk theology, to try your hand at water color painting. Reynolds is a community where everyone can find something to their liking.

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Emory Continuing Education
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123

Emory University offers numerous continuing education classes for those looking to take up painting or improve their skills. Classes include abstract, acrylic, oil and landscape styles. Explore color and composition theory of painting with the great instructors at Emory and local artists. Grab your brush and meet some new friends as you embark on your journey into the art of painting at Emory.

diDomizio Arts Center
1009 Mansell Road, Suite E
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 634-7082

The diDomizio Arts Center in Roswell is really one stop shopping for those looking to improve their arts skills. diDomizio is unique in that they offer drawing and painting classes at their studio, but they also offer convenient online painting classes. The diDomizio Arts Center believes everyone can be an artist and they look to bring out the artist in you with their classes and workshops. Check out their classes and register online.

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