Teaching


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Photograph by Hall Powell

I am a classically trained artist who has benefited from a long lineage of teaching artists dating back to 19th century France and beyond. As part of this tradition, an important part of my artistic practice involves sharing the knowledge that’s been passed down to me as well as the lessons I’ve learned from experience in my own studio.

I strive to create a professional, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in my classes to keep the focus on learning and allow students to calmly approach what can be the very difficult task of creating art.

I’m available to teach a regular art class or a one-time workshop. I am qualified to teach drawing, oil/acrylic painting, and watercolor classes. If you’re interested in taking a class or need teaching faculty for your organization, please contact me.


CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY SCHOOL 2016-2017

Register by contacting the National Academy School:
(212) 996 -1908
National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128
Visit the registration page on their website, nationalacademy.org


torsoAnatomy for Artists

Thursdays and Fridays 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Get an in-depth look at the forms and structures of the body and learn how to use anatomical information to create beautiful, accurate figure drawings. New topics are introduced in a lecture each week and are explored in drawings from the skeleton, casts, and the live model. This quarter we will be exploring the core forms of the head, ribcage, and pelvis.

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!


queens-boulevard-bridgeDrawing Spaces

Thursdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open up your artistic eye to the world around you and learn the skills to make this inspiration come alive in your drawing. This class guides you in making drawings of interiors, architecture, and the landscape. Topics include selecting a subject, composing a picture, structural drawing, perspective, drawing on location, creating scenes from imagination and photo reference, and methods of depicting deep space in landscapes and cityscapes. The class will meet in the studio and at different locations in the neighborhood, including Central Park. Students will draw from situations in class and also be encouraged to develop their own ideas from their studio practice. Topics will be taught through short lectures, demos, and individual coaching.


ERECTOR SQUARE CLASS 2016-2017

erector-square-demoI’m now teaching a private small-group class in drawing and painting out of my studio in Erector Square in New Haven, CT.┬áThe class focuses on building a solid foundation of painting and drawing skills by working from still lives, casts and other subjects. I also give short demonstration of techniques and steps I recommend following when making a picture. We also “talk art” at the end of class and look at a variety of artists from art history and discuss how their work and ideas apply to the art we are making today.

The class meets on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm. Tuition is $180 for a month of classes. Contact me to register. It’s a small class so each student gets a lot of individual attention but as a result the class can fill up. Sign up now!