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13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free

Always wanted to learn how to paint, but were afraid to enroll in a class? Free online painting tutorials may be right up your alley, helping you get comfortable with both basic and advanced techniques right from home. Whether you are interested in acrylic or oil painting or learning how to use watercolors, there are no shortage of excellent YouTube channels to help you get started.

Some of the YouTube channels we recently covered that help you learn to draw also have painting lessons, but here we've curated our list of specialized teachers to help you learn to paint. Some teachers prefer short lessons broken into a lengthy playlist, while others publish long-form tutorials and demonstrations. And the nice thing is, with so many teaching options available, you can browse around until you find that style that fits your needs.

What are you waiting for? With these free online painting tutorials at your fingertips, there's no excuse not to start painting.

Acrylic Paint Tutorials

Once you find the best acrylic paints to get started, you'll want to figure out how to best tackle your new craft. There's a wide variety of acrylic painting tutorials, ranging from the basics of color mixing to tackling how to paint specific elements like an eye or a tree. Most channels have different levels of lessons for both beginner and advanced artists.

 

Will Kemp Art School

 

Acrylic Painting Techniques

 

The Art Sherpa

 

Painting with Jane

 

Oil Paint Tutorials

Oil painting can seem daunting, but there's nothing more satisfying than understand the technique of great masters like Rembrandt or van Gogh. With a little practice, you may even be able to paint your own Starry Night! These free online tutorials will take you through the necessary materials to safely get started with oil painting, as well as detailed lessons on anatomy, landscapes, or even palette knife painting.

 

Lena Danya

 

Daria Callie

 

Robin Clonts

 

Sergey Gusev

 

Watercolor Paint Tutorials

Some of our favorite watercolor artists, like Mateusz Urbanowicz and Kelogsloops, have YouTube channels where they share tips for how to achieve their signature styles. Or, if you are looking for a more in-depth course, there's no shortage of watercolor artists with a complete range of videos to help you master watercolor painting. Just stock up on a watercolor set, press play, and you are ready to go.

 

Kelogsloops

 

Mateusz Urbanowicz

Watercolor Misfit

 

The Mind of Watercolor

 

Mr. Otter Art Studio

 

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