I am an award winning artist that teaches drawing and oil painting. I currently live in San Tan Valley.
I beleive that constant practice and developing a critical eye are crucial to an artists growth.
I enjoy helping my students expand their artistic abilities and growing with them on their artistic journey.
Chris is an accomplished instructor. He is fun to learn with and is able to assess your skills and help you build on them. His use of technology in the oil painting world is very exciting.
Chris is so personable and knowledgeable, it is a treat to have an instructor who is so progressive in his ideas and approach to painting
He has been an excellent teacher. Very personable and easy to understand. Easy going friendly manner. I have really improved my oil painting after taking his classes. I love his way of doing wet on wet painting as well. He has lots of great information and can pass it along to the students easily.
He is working with my 93 year old mother in law. He is so respectful of her and he doesn’t do anything before asking her what she thinks. She loves how he treats her. I highly recommend him.
I normally ask the student what they are interested in and what their artistic goals are. If they want to try a lesson and see if they like the medium I will supply the materials and have them supply the subject. I will then help them with their painting or drawing.
If a student is interested in several classes I will find out what their goal is and plan a curriculum that will help them work towards it.
I have attendended many workshops and classes in my artistic pursuits. In addition to this training I attend open studios weekly to improve my ability in painting and drawing.
I charge 45.00 for a single lesson. A lesson will normally last around 1 and a half to two hours. I will provide the materials for single lessons.
I will supply the material for the first one and give the student a supply list for the subsequent lessons.
I also offer lessons for groups. Please contact me for a quote.
I starting teaching my wife's grandmother. I had a great time painting with her, sharing my knowledge and helping her create art.
I have worked with students of all ages. They are normally beginner to intermediate artists.
I had a great time painting at Spark at Dark at the Mesa Arts Center. It's a fun experience. The Draw-A-Thon at the Tempe Center for the arts was fun as well.
Make sure the style of the teachers art is something you want in your art. Also, students should think about what their goals are. If as a student you want to excell at drawing or portraits or landscapes the teacher should be able to produce exceptional landscapes, drawings or protraits.