Painting for Pleasure

Tina and Tony are painting instructors specializing in beginner & intermediate level painting lessons. They consider themselves “fun” artists rather than “fine” artists and love sharing how quick, easy, and fun painting can be.

They have taught thousands of people ranging in age from 6 to 92, from all across the US and Canada and they know that whether a first time or experienced painter, everyone always has a great time in class as they make learning FUN!   

Whether you sign up for a class in their home studio, book a private home party, or schedule a session at a larger venue like your park or community, they FURNISH the use of ALL PAINTING SUPPLIES and everyone walks away with a COMPLETED PAINTING in JUST ONE CLASS.

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The Home Studio

Classes in Watercolors, Acrylics, and Oils learn to paint classes are now being booked at Painting-for-Pleasure's home studio in Inverness, FL. If you can get a small group

of family or friends together (minimum of 4 / maximum of 8), let's have some FUN.

The use of ALL SUPPLIES is INCLUDED in the  Class Fee and you will be guided

"step-by-step" through a completed painting. 

Join Painting-for-Pleasure to learn to paint and have fun doing it.


It’s QUICK ! It’s EASY ! It’s FUN !

PLEASE NOTE: Throughout COVID, Painting for Pleasure has  reduced the Home Studio class size to 4 people and classes in your home or public venue will be at your discretion with masks to be worn by instructors at all times. Supplies will be sanitized between use and all necessary steps will be taken to ensure the health and safety of our clients.

Classes available in  studio OR onsite at your location!

Meet the Artists

Husband and wife team, Tony and Tina Carchia are both accomplished artists and painting instructors, teaching at their Home Studio in Inverness, Florida and at many Adult Communities, RV Resorts, Country Clubs and Arts & Crafts stores within West Central Florida area since 1993 after moving from Massachusetts.


Tina Carchia


Tina is a very versatile instructor and teaches in a variety of different mediums including Watercolor, Ink with Watercolor, Acrylics, Reverse Glass Painting and Water Mixable Oils. She teaches step-by-step at an easy to follow along pace that even a total beginner would feel comfortable with and quickly puts her students at ease with her laid back “no problem” attitude. 

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Tony Carchia


Tony is a certified instructor and has been teaching the “wet-on-wet” oil painting technique since 1989. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He teaches step-by-step at an easy pace that everyone can feel comfortable with. Tony’s students refer to him as a FUN artist as he uses his quick wit and humor to melt away any tensions they might have while in class.

What Our Clients Say About Painting-for-Pleasure

“Tina is so great and wonderful to work with. She is a very patient teacher with a good sense of humor.”

— Top of the World participant (Ink with Watercolor)