I’ve been teaching art for more than five years now and love every minute of it. I find that it’s rewarding for both myself and my students. It’s so exciting to see their work evolve into wonderful art that they can feel proud of. It’s wonderful when a student says “Thank you. I’ve learned so much in your class!”

My classes are in the New Haven County area, both in local art centers and at high schools that sponsor enrichment classes for adult education.

I am available for private lessons in painting and drawing, whether in your home or on location. I also love to instruct en plein air painting. Please contact me for more information.


Winter Classes

Guilford Art Center

Field in Winter

Beginner/Intermediate Oil Painting

Paint in oils a subject of your choice over the course of eight weeks. Learn about materials used in oil painting. Learn about values, color mixing, texture, edges and how to select a good composition. Bring a sharp 8” x 10” or larger photo reference. Instructor will demonstrate a variety of painting techniques and will provide individual and class instruction and informative handouts for each topic. Class critiques. Beginner/Intermediate, Teens/Adults. A materials list will be provided prior to class. Free subscription to instructor’s monthly Art Newsletter. Eight weeks, Tuesdays, 2 – 4 pm, January 17 to March 7.

Beginner/Intermediate Drawing

Drawing

Whether you’ve never taken a drawing class, or you just want to brush up on your current drawing skills, this is the class for you. Learn how to draw starting with basic shapes using pencils and charcoal. Then, learn how to find the shapes in everyday objects and how to measure and apply shading techniques that will render proportion and form using still life setups. Understand and apply methods of linear perspective that create the illusion of depth and distance in city and landscapes. Employ knowledge gained to portray the human head and figure. I will provide individual and class instruction and demonstrations and informative handouts for each topic. Class critiques. Beginner/Intermediate, Teens/Adults. Free subscription to my monthly Art Newsletter. Eight weeks, Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pm, January 19 to March 9.

Contact Guilford Art Center online to register.

Hamden Adult Education

Beginner/Intermediate Oil Painting

Paint in oils a subject of your choice over the course of six weeks. Instructor will cover the materials used in oil painting, including paint, surfaces, and medium. Learn about values, color mixing, texture, edges and how to select a good composition. Bring a sharp 8” x 10” or larger photo reference or select from instructor’s references. Instructor will demonstrate a variety of painting techniques and will provide individual and class instruction and informative handouts for each topic. Class critiques. Beginner/Intermediate, Teens/Adults. A materials list will be provided prior to class. Free subscription to instructor’s monthly Art Newsletter. Mondays from 6 – 8 pm, February 13 to May 15.

Portrait and Figure Drawing

Ever want to draw someone’s portrait, but were unable to figure out where to start? In this class, you will learn the guidelines for creating a successfully executed human portrait. The first four weeks of class will cover proportions, measurements, and shading, as well as creating natural looking hair using a variety of pencils and shading techniques. For the second five weeks, learn the basics of drawing the human figure using various techniques of measurements, shapes and postures. Using pencil, charcoal, and ink, fashion a figure in active and inactive stances from photo references, while considering basic bone and muscle structure. Handouts will be provided. Beginners and intermediates welcome. For the portrait, bring an 8”x10” or larger photo of someone who you would like to draw, (adult or child) or use one provided by the instructor. Class critiques. Beginner/Intermediate, Teens/Adults. Two separate six week sessions: Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm, February 15 to March 22 and March 29 to May 17.

North Haven High School 221 Elm St., North Haven

Call Hamden Adult Education  (203) 407-2028 or go to their website to register.

Artsplace

1220 Waterbury Road, Cheshire

Beginner/Intermediate Oil Painting

Paint in oils a subject of your choice. Bring a sharp 8” x 10” or larger photo reference or choose from instructor’s reference pictures. Learn about oil painting materials, color mixing and how to recognize values, texture, and edges. Instructor will demonstrate a variety of painting techniques, and will provide individual instruction as well as class instruction. Curriculum
includes informative handouts and class critiques. Beginner/Intermediate, Teens/Adults. Free subscription to instructor’s monthly Art Newsletter. Seven Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm, January 21 to March 4. All supplies except paper towels are included.

To Register, visit www.Artsplacecheshirect.org.