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.

A short 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!



Fundamentals of Drawing

Learn the basics of structural drawing, form modeling and composition through the study of still life objects. The class is designed to give you a clear process of looking and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more complicated subjects.

Time: Mondays, 6:15–9:30 pm
Dates: June 4–August 13
Course Number: #4108
Tuition: $500 for 11 Mondays
Register: theartstudentsleague.org

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: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:30pm
Class Starts: September 25, 2018
Where: 92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd street), 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Register: Online at the 92Y website


the portrait in pastel

A preferred medium of Degas and Cassat, pastels combine the direct touch of drawing with the sensuous color of paint. Learn how to block in an under-drawing of a head and work up a richly colored rendering of skin tone, facial features, and hair, all without touching a brush. Class will cover layering, color mixing, and blending of pastels.

Dates: Thursdays, 5/2 – 5/23
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuition: 4 sessions: $180
Registration: http://creativeartsworkshop.org/workshops/


An Introduction to Color Theory and Color-Spot Painting

Learn how to use the basics of color theory to improve your ability to mix colors that capture the vibrancy of the world of color around you. We will put theory to practice with a “color spot” painting from a still life that focuses on the exact relationship between the large areas of color that make up a composition.

Dates: Thursdays, 3/28 – 4/18
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuition: 4 sessions: $180
Registration: http://creativeartsworkshop.org/workshops/


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.