I offer private instruction to a small number of people in my studio in the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
I think a practical and effective approach is important in fine art instruction. I try to embody both as students who work with me have access to my studio 40 hours a week and one-on-one instruction tailored to their particular needs. The method I use to teach painting and drawing functions to impart basic skills without imposing aesthetic ideals. The goal is to build excellence in skill and foster an environment where they can explore their own aesthetic preferences and fulfill their artistic goals.
Students start with basic drawing exercises to understand form and build sensitivity to the material. Upon completion of the course of exercises in charcoal, they then progress to working with oils. They are also encouraged to create their own original works while completing the course of study. These pieces will function as important experimentation in the student’s path to finding their style as well as portfolio builders to help them bridge the gap between study and career.
There are currently two openings available for private study. If you are interested in being considered, please forward a resume as well as 3-5 artwork images to firstname.lastname@example.org.