Teaching


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!


 

CLASS AT THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE

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.

Class Time: Fridays, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Dates: Ongoing, Registration by the month
Course Number: #4120
Monthly Cost: $120
Register: theartstudentsleague.org


CLASS AT THE 92nd Street Y

Drawing Cityscapes & Landscapes in Perspective

Learn how to use perspective and careful observation to capture New York’s neighborhoods and parks in pencil and charcoal.

Enjoy drawing outdoors in Central Park (weather permitting) and other locations in Manhattan. Gain all the tools you need to draw views that include trees, buildings, and other common elements of the urban environment.

Class Time: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:30pm
Class Starts: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019, 12 weeks
Where: 92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd street), 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Register: Online at the 92Y website


CLASS AT THE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

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/

HOW TO MIX COLOR:
An Introduction to Color Theory and Color-Spot Painting

Color Spot Still LifeLearn 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/

 


PRIVATE LESSONS

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.