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

  • Portrait Drawing Techniques from Art History

    Offered through the Creative Arts Workshop
    Wednesdays, 7–9 pm

    A Section: 2/10–2/24
    B Section: 3/3–3/17

    REGISTER HERE!

    Learn portrait drawing techniques through a guided study of drawings by great artists from art history. Portrait drawing techniques of each artist will be highlighted, discussed through live online drawing demonstrations, slide shows, and group critiques. Students will be assigned drawings to copy in the week between classes and student work will be reviewed in class the following week.

    A Section Artists that will be discussed will be Peter Paul Rubens, Mary Cassatt, and Charles White.

    B Section Artists will be Leonardo Da Vinci, Kathe Kollwitz and Paul Cadmus


CLASS AT THE 92nd Street Y

  • Learning to Draw in Perspective (online)
    Met Opera Staircase drawing

    Offered through the 92nd Street Y
    Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm ET
    Feb 9, 2021 – March 2, 2021
    REGISTER HERE!

    Watch online demonstrations of how to observe and render interiors (like your apartment!) in perspective.
    Start your own drawings at home and get personal online interactive coaching to improve your work and get answers to your perspective questions. Drawings and critique of each student’s work will be shared with the whole class to cover a broad range of perspective topics and challenges.


CLASS AT THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE

  • Fundamentals of Drawing (online)
    Still life drawing

    Art Students League
    New York City

    Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm ET
    Starts January 5!  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!