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.

CLASS AT THE 92nd Street Y

Drawing Our World

Learn perspective, structural drawing, composition and how drawing your world can bring a heightened artistic awareness to everyday life. The class will meet at 92Y and occasionally on-site at different locations in the neighborhood.
Class Time: Mondays 10:00am-12:30pm
Sessions: 13
Class Starts: Monday, September 25, 2017
Where: 92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd street), 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Register: Online at the 92Y website: www.92y.org/class/drawing-our-world


Figure Drawing in Pastel

Combine your love of figure drawing with your love of color in this class designed to develop a greater understanding of the proportions and structure of the human body and how its beauty can be revealed in the medium of pastel. Approaches to drawing the figure, observing color, and mixing color with pastel will be taught through short lectures, demonstrations and individual coaching. The class is open to all levels with some experience with figure drawing recommended. Students new to figure drawing may choose start with just charcoal and develop their drawings in color as they get more experience.
Class Time: Monday evenings
Sessions: Ongoing
Class Starts: October 2017
Where: The USFA is located in an historic artist studio building at 32 Union Square East.
Register: Registration information coming soon!


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. The 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 $160 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!

Class Time: Tuesdays 6-9pm
Sessions: Monthly
Class Starts: October 2017
Where: 315 Peck Street, Building #5, Third Floor, Studio A
Register: Contact Me!


I am happy to arrange regular private lessons for individuals who want focused attention and personal guidance on their path as an artist. Contact me for more information.