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.


CLASS AT CAW

  • Figure Drawing Fundamentals

    IN STUDIO Saturdays, 1–4 pm, 12/4–12/11 (2 Sessions)
    REGISTER HERE!

    individual coaching, students will learn a step-by-step approach to drawing the figure that includes blocking in the basic shapes, checking proportions, and analyzing light and shadow. Some structural concepts will also be discussed, including body symmetry and simple forms. Students will be drawing in pencil or charcoal from a nude model in the studio.


CLASS AT THE 92nd Street Y

  • Perspective Drawing from Observation and Imagination (online)
    Met Opera Staircase drawing

    Offered through the 92nd Street Y
    Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm ET
    4 weeks per session, starts September 21
    REGISTER HERE!

    Learn the basics-and more-of perspective drawing. 1-point, 2-point and even 3-point perspective will be covered. Student will use these skills to draw objects and interiors from observation and also to generate perspective scenes from their imagination. A good class for illustrators, animators, and anyone who wants to get more comfortable with this powerful method of depicting space in a drawing. The class will be taught with online demonstrations and group critiques of drawings that students work on independently between classes.


CLASS AT THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE

  • Fundamentals of Drawing (online)

    Art Students League
    New York City

    Mondays and Fridays, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm ET
    Starts September 13!  Registration is ongoing on a monthly basis.
    REGISTER HERE!

    This class teaches the basics of structural drawing, depicting light and shadow, and composition through the study of still-life objects. The class is designed to give students a clear process of looking and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more complicated subjects. Each month will focus on a slightly different topic: contours, perspective, values, sketching, and others. The class is open to all skill levels but is designed to give beginning students a friendly but rigorous place to start drawing.


PRIVATE LESSONS

Color Spot Still Life

I am currently on sabbatical from teaching private lessons, but please contact me for more information about setting up classes in the future.


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!