Perspective for Young Artists

Creative Arts Workshop
IN PERSON Saturdays, 1/21–1/28
9:30 am–11 am

Learn how to make 3D-looking images using one of the best drawing tools out there – perspective!  The class will cover the basic concepts of what perspective is, how perspective drawing matches up to how we see, and how to create your own perspective drawings.  One and two-point perspective will be covered.

Understanding Foreshortening in Figure Drawing

Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, CT
IN PERSON Saturdays, 4/15–4/22
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Artists are often confused when drawing a view of the figure that has an arm or a leg that “sticks out” at us. This class will teach new mental models for understanding the human form that are more flexible and can accommodate a wide range of views. We’ll draw from the live model and get you more sure with your foreshortening.

New Commission on view at CSHHC

If you visit Cornell Scott Hill Health Center at 428 Columbus Avenue in New Have, CT, you’ll see a new painting on the wall. I finished “Neighborhood Rhythm” (oil on canvas, 92″ x 24″) last year- a piece inspired by the interconnected community in New Haven.

CSHHC interviewed me about the piece-you can check it out below. It’s part of their new art program featuring the work of local artists in their clinics.

Figure Drawing-A Structral Approach

Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, CT

IN STUDIO Tuesdays April 12-May 3
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Learn how to understand and draw the figure in terms of simple volumes: cubes, cylinders and spheres.  Discover the connection between the interior structures of the skeleton and muscles and how they influence the outside shape of a body.  This approach gives you the tools to understand foreshortening and how to draw the figure from imagination.
All levels welcome, some figure drawing experience recommended.

150 Sargent Commission Completed

“Food Truck Paradise”
Oil on canvas, 68″ x 40″

“Food Truck Paradise”, “On the Quinnipiac” and “In the Neighborhood” will be hanging at the new Yale medical facility at 150 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT. Visitation is currently limited due to COVID, but maybe stop by next year…