Structural Portrait Drawing Class at CAW

Join me for an introduction to the basic forms of the head and features.  Then we’ll explore how to use this understanding to capture a convincing likeness of a live model in light and shadow.  Finally!  Learn how to draw eyes in three dimensions!

Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 1/12/2019 – 2/2/2019, 4 sessions: $180.00
Register here
Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St, New Haven, CT

“Drawing Trees” at CAW

Trees are a beautiful and compelling (yet challenging) subject for many artists. Get some focused time to learn about common patterns to look for in tree shapes, how to start and finishing a drawing of a tree, and techniques for simplifying and rendering details. A must for any landscape artist. The class will meet at historic Edgerton Park, home of some of the largest and most beautiful tree specimens in New Haven.

Saturdays October 13 & 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Rain date on October 27.

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City Wide Open Studios Erector Square Weekend
October 28-29, 2017

My studio will be open on October 28-29!
Come visit: 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT, Building 5, Third Floor, Studio A.
Noon – 6:00 pm.

This year I’ll have a bunch of work up on my walls as well as some special events including:
• A visit from Guest Curator George Billis on Sunday, October 29 at 1:20 pm.
live portrait-drawing demonstration from 3:00pm – 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
• Kids Art Table set up with art supplies for kids to draw and paint.
(Please note that the kids table will be closed both for the demo from 3-4 and the curator visit on Sunday.)

See you there!

New Classes this Fall!

I have two new classes opening in the fall in NYC and I’ll be teaching workshops and a studio class in New Haven, CT as well. I’m looking forward to exploring some new venues for teaching. See my teaching page for full class descriptions, but here’s a quick rundown:

“Drawing Our World”
Monday mornings starting September 25
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

“Figure Drawing in Pastel”
Union Square Fine Arts Atelier
Monday evenings starting in October
32 Union Square East, New York, NY

Private Small-Group Class out of my studio
Tuesday evenings starting in October
Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT

Perspective Drawing Workshop
December 2, 9
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

New Anatomy Demo Video!

My first foray into YouTube land, this is a excerpt from a lecture on drawing the head and features where I took on the challenge of a five-minute “gesture” drawing of the head of the model and talked through my thought process as I went along.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Corvova Lee for filming the lecture!

New Poster for SYREN Modern Dance

This illustration for SYREN’s next show in February just got published! The piece “Red and Blue, Bitter and Sweet” is inspired by the existential implications of some of the theories of quantum physics, including duality, relativity and entanglement.

The title was inspired by this quote by Erwin Schrodinger:
“The scientific picture gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all that is really near to our heart that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet..”

I pulled in some of the equations that form the basis of quantum physics in my design as well as the lovely entangled choreography of Kate Mehan and dancers Darcie Perkins and Rivkins Christopher.

Come see the show! February 9, 10, 11 2017 at Gibney Dance in NYC.
Illustration in white chalk on black paper.

*We might be doing a nice print edition of this. Contact me if you’re interested!

City-Wide Open Studios
October 29-30

I’m super excited to be participating in New Haven’s 19th annual City Wide Open Studios again this year. Last year was a huge success-my studio was busy with visitors all weekend This year the Erector Square weekend is scheduled for October 29-30, 2016. Mark your calendars and stop by my studio to get a peek at new works in progress.

My studio is located in Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT.
Go to Building #5, Third Floor, Studio A.

See you soon!

New website

I’m happy to introduce my new website! This new design features a reorganized portfolio gallery, larger images, and a new news blog- all presented in a responsive and mobile-friendly custom WordPress theme. Enjoy!
If you like what you see you can contact me about purchasing artwork, commissions, or taking a class…and if you like the site itself keep me in mind for your next web project. I also do freelance WordPress theme design and development!