Students can be taught individually or in pairs in my painting studio. Classes with groups of three or more may be held at other locations. Contact me for pricing and more detailed information on lessons and classes. Please scroll down for my Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Raw Beginning Oil Painting
For raw beginners, advanced beginners, and anyone who needs or wants the basics of oil painting.
Raw Beginning Drawing
For raw beginners, advanced beginners, and anyone who needs or wants the basics of drawing.
Pulling Abstraction from Realism
Explorations in abstract painting, based on visual representationalism and conceptual ideas.
Painting from the Dark Night of the Soul
Developing story and emotional depth in your painting.
Painting at Any Level
Oil, acrylic, and mixed-media painting – Personalized lessons, guidance, encouragement, and growth.
Guidance, encouragement, perseverance, and creative exploration as needed on a personal basis.
These are being developed at this time, but can be presented on short notice should my schedule allow. Please check back and/or contact me for more info. I am also open to your ideas for creative workshops and events that you would like for me to develop, teach, facilitate and/or run.
Drawing Out the Muses
Workshops based on my book
• More info to come soon
Constructive Painting Critiques
Deliciously devoid of psychobabble and artspeak
• Finished works
• Individual private critiques are also available
Along the way, I discovered that I am a natural teacher, after years of other students, and then my fellow artists, seeking out my visual expertise on their own. I have since taught and advised countless creatives, from teenagers to seniors, and at all levels from beginner to established professional.
As an arts educator, I balance technical skill with creativity, serious play with dedicated work. I believe these things are equally important, that one cannot stand without the other and be called art. My instruction combines classic techniques with individual expression and the cultivation of imagination. I am interested in teaching students how to paint using their own voice, their own vision, and their own hand as an artist.
I believe that students deserve the best a teacher has to give, and that the finest teachers are the ones who are constantly learning and growing, as well. Based on years of oil painting experience, plus extensive background in a wide variety of other media, I consider how best a student can gain their desired skill set, and be encouraged to continue with their art by having fun and always finding new things to discover. As a superb listener, I know how to tune into a student’s needs, while being able to guide them towards their goals with clear and honest communication.