The Figure in Pastel

Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, CT
IN PERSON Saturdays, 4/6–4/20
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Learn to combine color and drawing when drawing the figure in pastels. Start with a color shape-focused method of drawing the figure that evolves into a full-color rendering. Discover how to layer pastels to create convincing color mixes that evoke the beauty and complexity of the live model.

Portrait Unveiling Honors the Joyful, Impactful Life of Marjorie “Margi” Rosenthal

Last year I was commissioned to create a portrait of Dr. Marjorie Rosenthal, a much beloved mentor, pediatrician, writer and mother. The piece was unveiled on January 5 and will hang permanently in the Yale School of Medicine, Harkness Hall.

Drawing the Figure in Light and Shadow

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

Learn how to use light and shadow to make your figure drawings come alive! This class will cover the basic concepts of light, shadow, and form modeling and apply it to drawing the human form. We’ll discuss the importance of having a concept of light when drawing and how to use simplification to prevent common value drawing mistakes.

New Portrait Commission Installed at CSHHC

My new portraits were just installed at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center’s new location in the Q House Building on Dixwell Ave in New Haven (outside their Dental Clinic, of course). The originals will be going up soon at 428 Columbus Avenue in New Haven in the Dental Clinic. The portraits were of staff and patients at CSHHC.
Brush your teeth! You never know when some artist is going to ask you to smile. : )

Sketching in the Sculpture Garden

Part of the Housatonic Museum of Art
Speaker Series
Tuesday, May 2
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Join me for an interactive conversation about my process of composing a drawing-and give it a try! We’ll take our inspiration from the HCC Sculpture Garden and look at the artworks there as an artist would. You’ll see these sculptures in a whole new way as you draw your own unique compositions.

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Portrait Drawing Workshop
Offered through the Hamden Art League
Eli Whitney Museum Carter Studio
IN PERSON Sunday, June 4
10 am – 2 pm
Register Soon on HAL’s website

Learn how to see a portrait as a collection of simple value shapes that come together to communicate form, features and character. In this class you’ll be guided on a step-by-step process to translate the sometimes confounding complexity of a three dimensional head into a set of flat graphic shapes on paper.