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.


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.

Time: Mondays, 6:15–9:30 pm
Dates: June 4–August 13
Course Number: #4108
Tuition: $500 for 11 Mondays
Register: https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/class/fundamentals-of-drawing/


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


CLASS AT THE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

Perspective Drawing of Buildings and Architecture

Learn a fundamental approach to perspective and how it can be used to draw buildings and urban scenes. One- and two-point perspective will be covered through lectures, demonstrations, and on-site drawing in downtown New Haven. Some advanced perspective techniques will also be covered, including how to find the center of a wall in perspective, creating regular spacing of objects (like street lights) in perspective, and other tips. This class is a good preparation for “Plein Aire Cityscape Painting.”

Dates: Saturdays, June 2 and 9
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuition: 2 sessions: $85; Early Bird price: $80.75 (Discount available until 2/9)
Registration: http://creativeartsworkshop.org/workshops/

 

Plein Aire Cityscape Painting

Enjoy painting the beautiful architecture of downtown New Haven in this class designed to teach methods of painting outdoors and capturing the light, color, and spirit of urban scenes. Compositional considerations and how to quickly “lay in” a painting will be addressed, as well as color mixing techniques that respond to the observed colors in the motif. This class is a good follow-up to “Perspective Drawing of Buildings and Architecture.”

Dates: Saturdays, June 30 and July 7
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuition: 2 sessions: $91; Early Bird price: $86.45 (Discount available until 2/9)
Registration: http://creativeartsworkshop.org/workshops/


ERECTOR SQUARE CLASS

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.
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!

Sessions: Monthly
Class Starts: Ongoing
Where: 315 Peck Street, Building #5, Third Floor, Studio A
Register: Contact me for more information.


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.