Upcoming Classes

Winter 2016 I will be taking a short break from teaching both academic and studio classes. I am still available for individual critique sessions by appointment. Please contact me to inquire or set something up.

Making Your Own Work: Subject & Composition, meets at my Pioneer Square studio.

This class is for painters who are looking to develop their own voice and a consistent body of work, with an emphasis on composition. The general strategy will be to analyze the bones of master works to understand compositional strategies that you can employ in exploring your own chosen subject matter. In-class experiments and exercises involving ink washes, drawing, and collage, will be followed by the further development of selected projects in paint or other media. There will also be space to critique and discuss other work you might have in progress and the direction and development of your work as a whole.

Next offering TBD.

Drawing on Location

Take a sketching tour of your own backyard: visually explore Seattle’s eclectic architecture, sweeping views, and unsuspecting passers-by. You’ll get practical tips in distilling often-overwhelming visual stimuli, improve your grasp of perspective and composition, and perhaps even discover a cool place you didn’t know existed.
Each week we’ll meet in a different location and focus on a different drawing challenge. Some drawing experience is recommended, but all levels are welcome. (Exterior locations when the weather permits, but we’ll always have a rain plan.) Locations change every time I offer this class, and I work with people as they progress; it can be taken multiple times.

Next session summer 2016.

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