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

  • The Figure in Pastel

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

  • 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
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    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.


  • Fundamentals of Drawing (online)

    Art Students League
    New York City

    Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm ET
    Starts September 9, 2022!  Registration is ongoing on a monthly basis.
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    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

Please contact me for more information about rates and scheduling for private lessons. I look forward to working with you!

Color Spot Still Life

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!