Drawing for Adults
Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sharpening your drawing skills will always help in all other areas of your artistic interests, whether oil, acrylic, watercolor, or even sculpting. Drawing is the best way to train your eyes and improve your paintings. No prior experience necessary. Learning to draw is as much a skill as learning to write - no "talent" necessary!

Our class focuses on drawing from life using graphite, charcoal, or colored pencil. Beginner students are given specific exercises to complete. Once comfortable, students are encouraged to choose their own subjects and work at their own pace. Most work from photos for more variety of subject, but working from life is always preferred.

Please keep in mind that the nature of drawing is unlike painting. Drawing is a marathon; painting is more like a sprint by comparison. Progress is slow, results take a long time, and patience is definitely a virtue! Email me with any questions, and if you'd like supply recommendations.

Adults 18+ welcome! No experience necessary.
$100 for 4 consecutive sessions
$30 drop in


Drawing for Teens
Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (overlaps adult class

Before the Modern Art Movement, there was a strict and time-tested method for learning to draw and paint. Art (as well as music) was a subject taken as seriously as literature, math, science, history, and philosophy - it was understood to be a vital part of a student's well-rounded education. These days, pursuit of a strong academic program has left the arts on the sideline and there's unfortunately a lack of appreciation for how visual art helps shape your overall education. Also, the emergence of the Modern Art Movement placed emphasis on creativity and self-expression, relegating technical skill to the bottom. Although creativity obviously has its importance in art, I believe technical skill will always trump a good idea. Having the visual vocabulary to express yourself in your art is always made more successful when you have the skills to execute it properly. This class is for young students who want to master drawing - and eventually painting or sculpting - by following in the footsteps of the Old Masters.

Students learn drawing from life using graphite, charcoal, or colored pencil. We work directly from life rather than photos. We work on the same exercises together, drawing for most of the period, and then wrapping up with a class critique. We may occasionally have class at The Chrysler Museum to draw from various paintings and sculptures. Email me with any questions, and if you'd like supply recommendations.

Ages 11-17 welcome! No experience necessary.
$80 for 4 consecutive sessions
$25 drop in